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How Is James Comey's Dismissal Being Perceived Around The World?

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 15:52

Michael Leiter, former director of the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center discusses how James Comey's dismissal will impact the FBI's ability to collaborate with global intelligence agencies.

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Former White House Counsel To Nixon Doesn't Think Trump Has Had A Massacre Yet

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 15:52

Amid comparisons between President Trump's firing of FBI Director Comey and the Watergate scandal's "Saturday Night Massacre," John Dean, a White House Counsel to Nixon, shares a historical view.

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Comey's Removal Started A Whirlwind Week Of Politics

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 15:52

In a stunning development this week, President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Here's a look back at the biggest takeaways from this week in politics.

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Trump Delivers His First Commencement Address As President At Liberty University

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 15:52

Leaders at the evangelical Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. were among President Trump's earliest supporters. On Saturday, Trump gave his first commencement address as president at the university.

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Security Researcher And Microsoft Worked To Stop Spread Of Cyberattack

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 15:52

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks about the implications of Friday's massive cyberattack with Michael Sulmeyer, director of the Cyber Security Project at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

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Cyber Security Experts Say Malware Used In Friday's Attack Is Especially Malicious

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 15:52

Cybersecurity professionals from more than 100 countries are working to restore computer systems that were paralyzed by Friday's unprecedented global ransomware attack.

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In Rural Alaska, A Young Doctor Walks To His Patient's Bedside

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 15:52

Dr. Adam McMahan comes to Klukwan, a tiny town in Southeast Alaska, just two days a week. But he's come to know his patients well, and attends to more than just their medical needs.

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Middle Schooler Arrested For Burping Appeals — Armed With Gorsuch Dissent

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 13:08

Just months before he was nominated for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch sided with a New Mexico seventh-grader, arrested for burping in class. Now, the boy's mother is appealing to the Supreme Court.

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Trump Says It's Possible He Could Pick A Replacement For Comey In Less Than A Week

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 12:44

The White House is moving swiftly to fill the vacancy left by sacked FBI Director James Comey. President Donald Trump told reporters he may find a replacement by the end of the coming week.

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Pope Francis Announces Two New Saints On 100-Year Anniversary of Their Vision

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 10:41

The "little shepherds" were small children when they reported a vision of the Virgin Mary one hundred years ago today in Fatima, Portugal. The farm town has since become an important Catholic shrine.

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Mnuchin Says U.S. Reserves Right To Be Protectionist

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 08:54

After meeting with G-7 finance ministers, Mnuchin says the trading partners are more comfortable with U.S. trade policies.

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How Puerto Rico Lost Its Home-Grown Food, But Might Find It Again

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 07:57

Amid the wreckage of economic crisis in Puerto Rico, a local food movement is taking root. Hopeful farmers are leasing long-abandoned land. But why was the land abandoned in the first place?

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Security Expert Weighs In On Worldwide Ransomware Hack

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 07:42

NPR'S Scott Simon speaks with Matt Tait, of Capital Alpha Security in the United Kingdom, about the ransomware hacks in dozens of countries on Friday.

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Backs To Betsy DeVos; Scholarships Denied; Paul Ryan Visits A Charter School

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 03:04

Our weekly education news roundup: The secretary of education's commencement speech at an HBCU; aid denied to low-income students; an update on federal aid applications.

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Amtrak Engineer Charged In Deadly 2015 Philadelphia Train Crash

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 18:05

Pennsylvania authorities filed criminal charges after local officials found insufficient evidence to make a case against the engineer who was operating the train at twice the speed limit.

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Chinese Chicken Is Headed To America, But It's Really All About The Beef

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 16:04

The U.S. has given the green light for China to start sending cooked poultry to America. It's part of a long-simmering trade deal that will open China's huge market up to U.S. beef producers.

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After 61 Years, Detroit Gets A Streetcar Once More

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 15:46

The QLine opened to the public on Friday morning, after 10 years of planning and political wrangling. Its backers say the project should be seen primarily as economic development, not transit.

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Trump's Lawyers Deny He Has Russian Income Or Debt, 'With A Few Exceptions'

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 12:53

President Trump's attorneys say his tax returns don't show financial ties to Russians, with some exceptions, such as the time he got $95 million from a Russian billionaire.

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4 Big Intelligence Stories You Missed Amid The Comey Headlines This Week

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 12:16

There's a lot more going on in the shadowy world of America's spies than just the controversy over the abrupt dismissal of James Comey as director of the FBI.

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At Least 1 Person Dies Of Ebola In Democratic Republic Of The Congo

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 10:55

The World Health Organization says one case was confirmed and nine people total were suspected of contracting the virus. The cases were "in a very remote zone ... so we are a little lucky," WHO says.

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