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Senate Panel In Talks With Trump Jr., Manafort Over Closed-Door Testimony

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 20:05

The Senate Judiciary Committee says it is holding off on subpoenas while it discusses documents and testimony it is seeking from the two in connection with a probe into Russian election interference.

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'In Some Respects, We're A Nation In Crisis Right Now,' Former CIA Director Says

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 18:54

Two government veterans Friday unloaded on President Trump, his approach to Russia and his disparagement of the U.S. intelligence community. They spoke to the Aspen Security Forum.

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U.S. Intercepts Reportedly Contradict Attorney General On Russia Contacts

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 17:49

The Washington Post reports that spy agencies intercepted communications involving Russia's U.S. ambassador that suggest he and Sessions discussed campaign matters during mid-2016 meetings.

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Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns In Wake Of Officer Shooting Of Australian Woman

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 17:06

The outgoing chief said the force needs new leadership. The mayor said she had lost confidence in the chief. Protesters disrupted the mayor's news conference to demand that she also resign.

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'Spicey Out!' 9 Highlights From Sean Spicer's Combative Tenure

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 16:43

The White House press secretary's six-month tenure involved some odd moments, some lighter ones and a memorable recurring character on Saturday Night Live.

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Al-Qaida Suspect Appears In Federal Court In Pennsylvania

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 15:10

Ali Charaf Damache is the first terrorism-related suspect to be sent to the U.S. since President Trump took office.

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Judge Promises Reduced Jail Time If Tennessee Inmates Get Vasectomies

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 14:56

According to an order issued in May, people serving time in White County Jail can shave 30 days off their sentences if they obtain long-term contraception. Critics say the order is unconstitutional.

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In Putin's Russia, An 'Adhocracy' Marked By Ambiguity And Plausible Deniability

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:52

Donald Trump Jr. found his meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya a waste of time, but her approach fits into a larger pattern of freelance political activity that has come to characterize Putin's Russia.

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20 Attorneys General Write To Trump, Urging Him To Keep DACA

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:27

"You have repeatedly expressed your support for Dreamers. Today, we join together to urge you not to capitulate," California's Attorney General Xavier Becerra tells President Trump.

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CDC: Half Of All Female Homicide Victims Are Killed By Intimate Partners

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:22

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also found that black women and indigenous women are killed, in general, at higher rates than other races.

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Xanda, Son Of Cecil The Lion, Also Killed

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:01

A trophy hunter shot and killed the 6-year-old lion near Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, near where his father was killed two years ago.

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Salvador Dalí's Remains Exhumed, Revealing A Perfectly Arranged Mustache

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:33

When the late Spanish painter was exhumed for a paternity suit, experts discovered his distinctive mustache had kept its shape. "Checking it was a very exciting moment," says the head of his estate.

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Sean Spicer Resigns As Press Secretary In White House Communications Shake-Up

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 09:32

Spicer had an embattled tenure as the president's lead spokesman. At Friday's press briefing, incoming White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci appeared on-camera and took questions.

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The Largest U.S. Latino Advocacy Group Changes Its Name, Sparking Debate

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 09:01

The National Council of La Raza renamed itself UnidosUS this month, causing a rift in the U.S. Latino community. Some see it as shedding a dated name, but others see it as leaving a legacy behind.

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Is Inflammation Bad For You Or Good For You?

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 08:02

It depends what's causing the inflammation and how long it lasts. But the habits that keep you healthy overall also help prevent the bad inflammation that increases the risk of chronic disease.

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A Wake-Up Call: Coffee Recalled By FDA For Having Viagra-Like Ingredient

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 08:01

Regulators took issue with the tortuously named "New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee," which didn't declare a chemical akin to the erectile dysfunction drug's active ingredient.

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Even Talking About Weakening Obamacare Provisions Weakens The Exchanges

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 07:56

The future of the Affordable Care Act pillars like subsidies and the individual mandate is uncertain, and that is causing higher premiums and fewer insurers in the marketplaces, experts say.

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Deadly Earthquake Strikes Greece And Turkey

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 07:46

The powerful quake left at least two people dead on the Greek resort island of Kos during peak tourist season.

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In Mosul, Grim Homecomings And A Struggle To Survive In A City Now Free From ISIS

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 07:29

Civil defense workers have recovered more than 1,400 bodies of civilians in west Mosul. Relatives are searching for the bodies of loved ones in a landscape so devastated they can barely recognize it.

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State Department Confirms Plan To Ban U.S. Citizens From Visiting North Korea

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 06:20

The new policy will reportedly include the threat of canceling the passports of Americans who violate the travel ban.

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