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Petco Welcomes All Leashed Pets Including Texas Man's Steer

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 6:00am

Vincent Browning took his Ankole-Watusi steer — an animal with enormous horns and commonly weighs over 1,000 pounds — to Petco. Considered gentle, the leashed steer was welcomed.

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In Iraq, Packed Ferry Sinks In Tigris River

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 5:05am

A ferry full of families celebrating Kurdish new year and Mother's Day capsized in the Tigris River near Mosul. Officials say dozens of people were killed, many of them women and children.

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Amid Admissions Scandal, USC Announces New President

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 5:05am

Rachel Martin talks to Carol Folt, the incoming president of the University of Southern California, about the college admissions scandal, and who should be admitted to her elite school.

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EU Leaders Agree To Delay Britain's Exit From The Group

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 5:05am

Britain will not leave the European Union on March 29th. EU leaders granted the United Kingdom a short reprieve.

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Stolen Gasoline Is Smuggled All Over The World, U.N. Says

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 5:05am

Mexico's president is taking steps to stop cartels from stealing gas, but it is unlikely to make a difference. The U.N. says gas is smuggled in Coke bottles and by unmanned donkeys and pirate ships.

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House Panel Investigates Kushner For Violations Of Record Laws

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 5:05am

House Democrats raise concerns over Jared Kushner and other administration officials using personal accounts to conduct White House business. Rep. Elijah Cummings says Kushner has relied on WhatsApp.

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'The Atlantic': If Liberals Won't Enforce Borders, Fascists Will

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 5:05am

Rachel Martin talks to David Frum, staff writer at "The Atlantic" and former speech writer for George W. Bush, about his essay proposing new limits on immigration.

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News Brief: Golan Heights, House Panel Probe, Brexit

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 5:05am

U.S. backs Israel's claim to sovereignty over the Golan Heights. House panel investigates whether Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump violated federal record-keeping policies. EU agrees to delay Brexit.

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Her Dad Was A Civil Rights Leader. She Remembers His Assassination

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 5:05am

Edwin Pratt, the then-head of the Seattle Urban League, was assassinated in 1969 at his home. At StoryCorps, his daughter and her godmother remember him and the night he was shot.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Jean Soliz)

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NCAA Upset: Murray State Knocks Off Marquette In First Round

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 5:05am

Murray State beat Marquette 83-64 Thursday in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Ja Morant's triple-double is the talk of the tournament. He had 17 points, 16 assists and 11 rebounds.

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Nebraska Towns Struggle To Pay Their Share Of Flooding Relief

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 5:05am

Local governments pick up a share of the cost of disaster relief, but most is paid for by the federal government. In Nebraska, some towns will scramble to pay their part after recent floods.

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Elevated Levels Of Benzene Detected After Texas Chemical Fire

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 5:05am

Residents worry about environmental damage after a chemical tank fire near Houston. The EPA is monitoring elevated levels of benzene. There are lingering questions about what happens next.

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Mourners Gather In New Zealand For Burial Of 26 Terror Victims

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 5:05am

It has been one week since a mass shooter attacked two mosques in Christchurch and killed 50 people. Steve Inskeep talks to Hady Osman about his friend, a soccer player, who was buried Friday.

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Political Conversations In Our Series 'Opening Arguments'

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 5:05am

NPR's Morning Edition has begun speaking to 2020 Democratic presidential candidates in a series of conversations to explore their core campaign messages. We listen back to some of those exchanges.

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ACLU Wants Court To Block Trump's 'Remain In Mexico' Plan

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 5:05am

The ACLU is heading to federal court Friday in an effort to block a new Trump administration policy that requires asylum-seekers to remain in Mexico while their cases are pending in U.S. courts.

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Moderate Democrats Under Pressure As Party's Left Grabs Attention

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 5:00am

Rep. Abigail Spanberger's bipartisan credentials were a central issue for voters at a recent town hall. The freshman lawmaker beat a Republican incumbent in an ideologically diverse Virginia district.

(Image credit: Matt Eich for NPR)

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U.S. Mathematician Is The First Woman To Win Abel Prize

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 7:29am

Karen Uhlenbeck is a mathematician at the University of Texas at Austin. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters gives the Abel Prize, the closest thing there is to a Nobel Prize for math.

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Plane Safety Is A Shared Responsibility, Former FAA Administrator Says

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 7:28am

As the Federal Aviation Administration comes under increasing criticism for its relationship with Boeing, Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Huerta, the last permanent FAA administrator.

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New Zealand To Ban Weapons Such As Those Used In Last Week's Attacks

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 7:27am

In response to the deadly attacks on two mosques on Friday, New Zealand's prime minister has announced a ban on most semi-automatic weapons. An amnesty and buy-back program were announced.

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White House Economic Report Credits Research By Super Hero Interns

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 7:01am

The interns listed include Peter Parker, Bruce Wayne and Steve Rogers. These are the civilian names of Spiderman, Batman and Captain America. Last year's interns included Captain Kirk.

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