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Reddit User Vowed To Eat His Hat If Tampa Bay Lightning Lost

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 6:54am

In the NHL playoffs, the high-flying Tampa Bay Lightning got swept by Columbus. The fan was true to his word and ate some bits of his hat. One comment read: "At least he didn't choke like Tampa."

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Tourists Face A Toll If They Want To Drive Down Lombard Street

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 6:30am

San Francisco's Lombard Street claims to be the "crookedest street in the world" — with eight switchbacks on a steep hill. Officials are debating how much a toll tourists should pay.

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Mueller Report Release May Shed More Light On Russia Election Interference

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 5:03am

The Mueller probe found that Russia tried to interfere in the U.S. presidential election. David Greene talks to Laura Rosenberger of the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund.

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What Legal Questions Will Be Raised After Mueller Report Is Released?

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 5:03am

David Greene talks to Kimberly Wehle, who served as independent counsel during the Whitewater probe, and former federal prosecutor Shan Wu, on what to expect from the redacted Mueller report.

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Police Body Camera Video Raises Questions About Shooting Of North Carolina Black Man

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 5:03am

In Charlotte, N.C., people continue to protest the police shooting of a black man at a fast-food restaurant parking lot. The killing sparked questions about whether the shooting was justified.

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After A 2-Year Probe, Redacted Mueller Report Is About To Be Released

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 5:03am

The Justice Department will release a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report Thursday. While it's likely to shed light on some big open questions, it could also raise others.

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Architecture Competition To Rebuild Notre Dame's Spire Is Announced

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 5:03am

France's president meets with firefighters who saved Notre Dame from total destruction. When it comes to rebuilding, there's a debate: Should the cathedral be modernized or rebuilt exactly as before?

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Before Mueller Report Is Released, Republicans And Democrats Take Sides

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 5:03am

Steve Inskeep talks to conservative commentator Jonah Goldberg and Democratic pollster Margie Omero about what Republicans and Democrats have to gain from the release of the redacted Mueller report.

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Ask Cokie: Reparations For Slavery

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 5:03am

Democratic presidential contenders have discussed reparations for slavery during this campaign season. David Greene talks to commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listeners' reparation questions.

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U.S. Announces New Sanctions Against Nicaragua

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 5:03am

The U.S. promises to bring democracy to Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua. A year ago protesters demanded the removal of Nicaragua's president, that situation is in a stalemate — just like in Venezuela.

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News Brief: Mueller Report, North Korea, Brain Tests On Dead Pigs

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 5:03am

The redacted version of the Mueller report is released Thursday. North Korea announces it has tested a new "tactical guided weapon." Scientists have restored some function in the brains of dead pigs.

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'A Woman Of No Importance' Finally Gets Her Due

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 5:03am

Virginia Hall was an American spy who worked for Britain and the U.S. and played a key role in undermining the Nazi occupation of France during World War II. Her story was rarely told — until now.

(Image credit: Courtesy of CIA)

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North Korea Announces Testing Of New 'Tactical Guided Weapon'

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 11:43pm

The country's official newspaper reported leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test and is continuing to upgrade his country's military. North Korea also demanded Mike Pompeo not participate in talks.

(Image credit: Lee Jin-man/AP)

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U.S. Aid Agency Is Preparing To Lay Off Most Local Staff For Palestinian Projects

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 6:01pm

Under Trump administration orders, the U.S. Agency for International Development is readying to lay off most staff on Palestinian projects, according to U.S. government communications reviewed by NPR.

(Image credit: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images)

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Release Of Redacted Version Of Mueller Report Expected Thursday

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 7:55am

While the fight over the report will continue, its release is the culmination of investigations that go back nearly three years. (This piece initially aired April 14, 2019 on All Things Considered.)

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Fire-Ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral Stirs Emotions Worldwide

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 7:41am

Steve Inskeep talks to Father Jim Martin, an American Jesuit priest who is editor-at-large of America magazine, about Notre Dame Cathedral's relevance to Catholics worldwide.

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French Woman Sets Marathon Record Running In High Heels

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 7:04am

Christelle Doyhambehere ran the race on a challenge from her partner, who dared her to run in her stylish footwear. She ran in just over six hours, beating that record by about an hour and half.

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Study Examined Germ Levels In Men's Beards Versus Dogs

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 6:32am

Researchers wanted to know whether they could use the same MRI scanners for dogs and people. They swabbed the machines used by 18 bearded men and 30 dogs. The beards had higher microbial levels.

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Heading Into Indonesia's Election, Islamic Fundamentalism Gains Traction

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 5:01am

In Indonesia, voters are deciding on more than 20,000 legislative seats and selecting a president. The incumbent president is pitted against a former military general accused of human rights abuses.

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Indiana Teachers Complain About Low Wages

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 5:01am

Teachers have been protesting for higher wages. In Indiana, lawmakers introduced measures to improve the situation but many teachers say it may not be enough to keep them in the profession.

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