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2019 Pulitzer Prizes Are Announced By Columbia University

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 5:05am

Winners were picked in 14 journalism categories plus 7 in arts, letters and music. Each prize gets $15,000 and the Public Service winner, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, also received a gold medal.

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France's President Vows To Rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 5:05am

Notre Dame Cathedral caught fire Monday and was badly damaged. Officials are expressing hope they can save a cathedral that's stood at the heart of France's capital for eight centuries.

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What Does It Mean To Be A Normal Person?

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 5:05am

What does it mean to be a normal person? It's the question a the heart of the new book — "Normal People" — from the acclaimed Irish novelist Sally Rooney. She talks to NPR's Rachel Martin.

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Democratic Presidential Contenders Release Tax Returns

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 5:05am

A number of 2020 Democratic presidential candidate are putting out several years of their tax returns returns — that's much earlier than presidential hopefuls have in past campaigns.

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Scientists Plan To Start Human Trials Testing CRISPR Soon

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 5:05am

The powerful gene-editing technique is moving out of the lab and into the clinic. Trials will use CRISPR to try to treat a variety of diseases, ranging from cancer and blindness to blood disorders.

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South Korea Tries To Broker Another U.S.-North Korea Nuclear Summit

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 5:05am

The U.S., North and South Koreas have said they're willing to hold more talks to try to resolve the nuclear crisis. At the same time, the prospects for a diplomatic breakthrough are looking slim.

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News Brief: Notre Dame Fire, Democrats' Tax Returns, Measles Outbreak

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 5:05am

The French are hopeful they can save the cathedral, which has stood for eight centuries. Democratic presidential contenders are releasing their tax returns. Data show U.S. measles cases are surging.

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Boeing Slow To 'Own' Recent Air Disasters, Analysts Say

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 5:05am

After a second 737 Max jet crashed in Ethiopia, it took Boeing weeks to speak openly about the role its flight control software may have played. Critics say that's too long.

(Image credit: Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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What Does Julian Assange's Arrest Mean For WikiLeaks And U.S. Elections?

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 5:00am

Julian Assange probably won't have access to his laptop computer for a while, but that may not mean that the organization he created won't still release secrets and, potentially, affect elections.

(Image credit: Alberto Pezzali/NurPhoto/Getty Images)

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Trump Begins Effort To Flip Minnesota, Which Was A Democratic Holdout In 2016

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 5:00am

No Republican presidential candidate has claimed the state's 10 Electoral College votes since Richard Nixon in 1972 — the longest blue streak in the country.

(Image credit: Susan Walsh/AP)

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Microplastic Found Even In The Air In France's Pyrenees Mountains

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 6:05pm

Tiny fragments broken down from larger pieces of plastic have already been found in rivers, lakes, oceans and in agricultural soil. But very few studies of wind-borne microplastic have ever been done.

(Image credit: VW Pics/UIG via Getty Images)

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In Sudan, Activists Continue To Call For Civilian Government

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 10:37am

Sudan is undergoing a period of political chaos after a military coup unseated the autocratic president, Omar al-Bashir. Protesters are demanding that civilians run the government.

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On Tax Day: The IRS Is Short Of Money

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 7:28am

The Internal Revenue Service's budget has been cut sharply over the last decade. That means fewer audits and a growing likelihood that other taxpayers are not paying what they owe.

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Trump Seizes On Idea Of Sending Immigrants To Sanctuary Cities

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 7:27am

Steve Inskeep talks to Jonathan Meyer, deputy general counsel in the Department of Homeland Security under President Obama, about the possibility migrants might be transferred to sanctuary cities.

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Michigan Man Sues His Parents For Throwing Out His Stuff

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 6:55am

The man, 40, moved in with his parents after a divorce. When he moved out, his parents shipped his things — but not his pornography collection. The father says he did his son a "favor."

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American Airlines Flight Attendant Spills Drinks On Her Boss

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 6:25am

On a recent flight, someone bumped into flight attendant Maddie Peters. Her tray of drinks went airborne. Half directly onto Doug Parker's lap, who is the CEO of American Airlines.

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Tiger Woods Is 1 Victory From Tying Jack Nicklaus' Masters Record

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 5:00am

Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters title on Sunday, marking an incredible comeback from injury and personal hardship that ended a nearly 11-year championship drought.

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To Turn Turkey's Economy Around, Erdogan May Have To Loosen Control

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 5:00am

After some stinging losses in local elections, Turkey's ruling party is trying to revive the economy. But that'll be difficult as long as President Erdogan doesn't want to share power.

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After Death Threats, Pelosi Wants Rep. Omar's Security Stepped Up

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 5:00am

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Capitol Police will examine threats to Rep. Ilhan Omar's security, following a tweet from President Trump blasting her for comments she made about the Sept. 11 attacks.

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Brexiteers, Who Feel Stigmatized For Their Views, Seek Support

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 5:00am

Supporters of Britain leaving the European Union say they are often vilified as racists or xenophobes. Some of them have formed a support group to share their opinions and provide a safe space.

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