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New VA Secretary Robert Wilkie On Department's Recent Instability

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 5:15am

Robert Wilkie is the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with the secretary on his goals and the department's recent history of controversy.

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'You Want The Best For This Country, I Respect That': 2 Strangers Find Common Ground

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 5:15am

Israel Baryeshua has conservative political views, while Tiffany Briseño identifies as liberal. Both agree that more kindness and compassion in politics would benefit the country.

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Jeff Goldblum The Jazz Artist? Life, Uh, Finds A Way

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 5:15am

At his weekly gigs in L.A. — and now on a new live album — you'll find the actor playing keys one moment, holding court with attendees the next and just generally being ... well, Jeff Goldblum.

(Image credit: Pari Dukovic/Courtesy of the artist)

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Sheriff's Sergeant Among Those Killed In A Mass Shooting In California

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 12:06pm

Among those who died in a mass shooting at a California bar Thursday was Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus. NPR's Nate Rott says Helus was among the first to run into the bar. His colleagues call him a hero.

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Ventura County Sheriff On Shooting

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 7:26am

A shooter killed 12 people and injured several more at a country music bar in Ventura County, Calif., late Wednesday. NPR's Noel King talks with Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean.

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Democratic Senator Weighs In On Sessions' Resignation

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 7:06am

NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Democratic Sen. Chris Coons about what the forced resignation of Jeff Sessions as attorney general could mean for the Mueller investigation.

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12 Dead In Southern California Shooting

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 7:01am

A gunman has killed at least 12 people, including a law enforcement officer, at a shooting in a southern California bar.

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12 Dead Following California Mass Shooting

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 6:27am

A mass shooting at a club in Thousand Oaks, California, last night has left the community reeling.

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One Dead and Several Injured In Southern California Bar

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 5:39am

A gunman opened fire at a bar and grill in Southern California. Authorities say more than one person has been killed and several injured.

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Ask Cokie: Exit Polling

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 5:28am

NPR's David Greene speaks with commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions about the history of exit polling.

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Norway And The U.S. Military More Enthusiastic About Alliance Despite Previous Criticism

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 5:28am

President Trump criticized many of America's NATO allies for not spending enough on defense, but during recent exercises in Norway the US military seemed much more enthusiastic about the alliance.

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SCOTUS To Hear Lawsuit Against Sudan On USS Cole Attack

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 5:15am

Supreme Court justices hear a lawsuit against the country of Sudan brought by victims of an attack against the USS Cole in 2000. The case hinges on whether the notice was sent to the correct address.

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Multiple Fatalities In Shooting At Southern California Bar

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 5:15am

A gunman opened fire in a crowded bar and grill filled with college students today. At least 11 people were injured and there are reports of multiple fatalities.

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Double Trouble

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 5:15am

Two sisters ran for seats on western Michigan county board, not against each other. And The Fresno Bee reports twin sisters gave birth within two hours of each other

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Youth Vote And Gun Control In Florida

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 5:15am

Following the shooting this year at a Parkland, Fla., high school, there was evidence of a surge in voter registration and early voting among young voters, energized by the issue of gun control.

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Republican Path Forward

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 5:15am

Republicans not only kept control of the Senate, but outperformed expectations in that body, partly thanks to President Trump's six-day campaign swing.

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Record Number Of LGBTQ Candidates Elected

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 5:15am

On election night hundreds of LGBTQ candidates ran for office and many made history, including the first openly gay governor in Colorado and the first lesbian Native American congresswoman in Kansas.

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Reactions To Sessions Resignation

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 5:15am

NPR's Noel King speaks with former Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Wehle on the new acting head of the Justice Department, who has spoken out about his concerns with the special counsel investigation.

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Future Of Jon Gruden Following Praise As Youngest Couch to Win Super Bowl

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 5:15am

NPR's David Greene speaks with commentator Mike Pesca, host of Slate magazine's daily podcast The Gist, offers his take on the Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden.

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106 Year Old Woman Becomes A U.S. Citizen On Election Day

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 5:15am

Americans hit the polls on Tuesday to vote, Maria Valles Veeda De Bonilla went to the Office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Virginia to become an American Citizen. She's 106 years old.

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