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South Bend Town Hall To Discuss Shooting Of Black Man Gets Heated

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 5:01am

Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg held a town hall meeting in South Bend, Ind., where he is mayor to discuss the fatal shooting of a black man by a white officer.

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Black Residents In Long Island Community Struggled To Get Federal Aid

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 5:01am

An earlier NPR probe found money from a federal program that helps people move after a disaster goes disproportionately to whiter communities. A Long Island neighborhood highlights the inequality.

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Trump Expected To Impose More Sanctions On Iran

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 5:01am

President Trump is set to announce new sanctions to maximize pressure on Iran to limit its nuclear ambitions. Will the strategy work?

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Black Female Voters In South Carolina Mull Presidential Candidates

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 5:01am

Black women are the most reliable voters for the Democratic Party. As candidates for the 2020 race campaign in South Carolina, black women are still deciding who their candidate will be.

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Trump To Sign Executive Order Aimed At Health Care Costs

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 5:01am

As a candidate, President Trump argued that the government should work to lower drug prices. As president, his administration is finding that his promise is more complicated to keep than expected.

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Trump Administration To Present Economic Part Of Middle East Peace Plan

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 5:01am

President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is set to outline the economic portion of his Middle East peace plan this week. The Israelis and Palestinians aren't expected to show.

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How A Break From Alcohol Influences Health

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 5:01am

The sober curious movement — people who are limiting their alcohol consumption — is relatively new. Early research suggests that even taking a short break from booze is good for your health.

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Sober Living Movement Gains Followers

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 5:01am

Many events in our adult lives involve drinking alcohol such as weddings, funerals and office parties. But a new movement is making living sober look glamorous.

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News Brief: Iran Sanctions, Middle East Peace Plan, Oregon Politics

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 5:01am

President Trump is imposing new sanctions against Iran. The Trump administration this week presents the economic part of its Middle East peace plan. Oregon's GOP state senators avoid climate vote.

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Skywalker, The Joker, Now Chucky: Mark Hamill Takes On Another Iconic Character

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 5:01am

The murderous doll comes back to life in the reboot of the 1988 horror classic Child's Play. "Good stories are meant to be told over and over," Hamill says of the remake.

(Image credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney)

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A New Hope: Seal Learns To Sing Star Wars Theme

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 5:11pm

Researchers say teaching seals to copy melodies might help inform speech therapy for humans.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Amanda Stansbury)

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Conviction Of Mississippi Man On Death Row For 22 Years

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:22am

Curtis Flowers was tried six times for the same crime, and the court said it made its decision due to bias in jury selection. Now it's up to Mississippi whether to try him again.

(Image credit: Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images)

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U.S. Considered Military Airstrikes Against Iran

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 9:54am

Overnight, the New York Times -- and then other news outlets — reported that President Trump had authorized a U.S. military strike in response to the Iranian downing of a U.S. Navy drone.

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Trump Confirms He Ordered Airstrike Against Iran

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 9:41am

President Trump tweets Friday that after ordering airstrikes against Iran Thursday, he called it off. Earlier that day, Iran shot down a U.S. drone over what the U.S. says was international waters.

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U.S. Should Not Go To War Against Iran Over A Drone, Parsi Says

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 8:38am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Trita Parsi, founder of the National American Council, about reports the U.S. authorized airstrikes against Iran, after the downing of an unmanned drone, then canceled it.

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Why Retaliate Against Iran For Shootdown Of Unmanned U.S. Drone?

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 8:14am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to former NATO commander Admiral Jim Stavridis about reports that the U.S. called off airstrikes against Iranian targets.

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Trump Administration Plots Responses To Iran Downing A U.S. Drone

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 7:46am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Norman Roule, retired CIA point man on Iran, about the latest flare up of tensions between the U.S. and Iran. There are reports the U.S. ordered airstrikes against Iran.

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U.S. Aircraft Were Ready To Strike Iranian Targets, Reports Say

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 7:14am

News outlets report that the White House approved airstrikes on Iran in response to the downing of a U.S. drone, but that the strikes were called off while the aircraft were on their way to attack.

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DNA Testing Solves The Case Of The Unknown Skull In Denmark Museum

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 7:01am

The skull, which came from Greenland, looked like a narwhal, those whales with unicorn tusks but it had bizarre teeth. DNA tests show the animal's mother was a narwhal, the father a tuskless beluga.

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Sunken WWI German Battleships Are For Sale On eBay

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 6:50am

Four World War I battleships were deliberately scuttled 100 years ago. The BBC reports the buyer will not have permission to salvage parts of the shipwrecks.

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