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Uber Data On 57 Million People Stolen In Massive Hack

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 20:41

CEO Dara Khosrowshah says there is no excuse for the cover up of a 2016 data breach. A source tells NPR that the company paid hackers $100,000 to delete the data and keep the attack a secret.

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David Cassidy, Singer And 1970s TV Heartthrob, Dies At 67

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:35

Cassidy's role as an adolescent aspiring musician on the TV show The Partridge Family turned him into a real-life, teen-dream pop idol.

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Prime Minister Saad Hariri Returns To Lebanon

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:01

Hariri had resigned his post while visiting Riyadh amid intrigue over Lebanon's role in the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran for influence in the region.

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Pixar's John Lasseter Takes Leave Of Absence After Harassment Allegations

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:10

The Hollywood Reporter published allegations that Lasseter, Pixar's chief creative officer, is known for "grabbing, kissing, and making comments about physical attributes."

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Jury Deliberations Begin In Kate Steinle's Murder Trial

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 17:47

Prosecutors argued that the defendant, an undocumented Mexican immigrant, intentionally shot Kate Steinle. The defense argued that the shooting was a tragic accident.

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Uber Says Hackers Stole Personal Data Of 57 Million Users

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 17:46

The company kept the breach secret for more than a year. According to a Bloomberg report, Uber paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the stolen data and stay silent about it.

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Why Robert Mugabe Is Like The Horned Owl In A Folktale From Zimbabwe

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 17:42

As the story goes, the owl ruled over all the other birds with absolute power — until a skeptical fork-tailed drongo decided to test the power of its horns.

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Second Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Ban On Trans Service Members

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:56

A judge in Maryland has blocked President Trump's planned change to the military policy on transgender service members in its entirety. Another judge blocked most of the measure just a few weeks ago.

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Trump's Charity Had 3 Big Donors Last Year. None Of Them Was Donald Trump

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:15

The Donald J. Trump Foundation remains under investigation in New York. Trump says he wants to close it down, but he can't until the probe is finished.

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Justice Department Threatens To Sue Harvard In Admissions Probe

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:39

The investigation is looking into claims that its admissions policies discriminate against white and Asian-American applicants by holding them to higher standards than black and Latino applicants.

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Search For Missing Argentinean Submarine And Crew Continues

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:29

An Argentinean submarine carrying 44 crew members reported an electrical problem when it last was heard from a week ago. A massive search for the vessel is underway. But while there's enough food to last 90 days, the oxygen supply is only enough for one week when the vessel is submerged.

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Study Finds Republican Tax Bills Directly Benefit Businesses, Not The Middle Class

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:29

In an effort to sell their tax plan, Republicans in both House and Senate have touted the benefits for the middle class. But a close review of the plans reveals that such claims are misleading.

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Have Conditions Improved In Haiti Since 2010 Earthquake?

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:29

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with reporter Jacqueline Charles of The Miami Herald about the end of temporary protection for Haitians. The Trump administration decided that Haitians must go back to their home country next year, adding that the conditions after the 2010 earthquake no longer exist.

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Haitians Have 18 Months Before Protected Status Is Canceled

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:29

Nearly 60,000 Haitians who have lived in the U.S. since a devastating 2010 earthquake will have their protected status canceled. The Trump administration says the status will be terminated in 18 months.

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Trump Uses Pardoning Power Without Ruffling Feathers

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:29

Since 1989 the U.S. president has pardoned a turkey before Thanksgiving. On Tuesday, President Trump pardoned Wishbone and Drumstick, sparing them from being part of the family dinner. He also used it as a chance to address his reversal of some of former-President Obama's executive orders.

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FCC Unveils Plan To Repeal Net Neutrality Rules

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:04

The FCC will vote Dec. 14 on a plan to undo rules that prevent Internet providers from blocking or slowing websites and apps. The plan would require broadband providers to disclose their practices.

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Judge Blocks Trump Administration From Punishing 'Sanctuary Cities'

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:46

A judge in California has issued a permanent injunction against an executive order that promised to withhold federal funds from jurisdictions that didn't cooperate with immigration authorities.

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WATCH LIVE: President Trump Pardons His First Turkey

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:30

The president will take part in the White House tradition that sees two turkeys set free in an event set up by the turkey growers' lobby.

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Robert Mugabe Resigns As Zimbabwe's President

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:25

The speaker of parliament read what he said was a letter from Mugabe, who's led Zimbabwe since its independence from Britain in 1980. Journalist Jeffrey Barbee in Harare talks to NPR's Steve Inskeep.

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In Kentucky, Transparent Pie Is Clearly A Thanksgiving Winner

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 08:00

A Bluegrass State specialty, this well-loved, sugary dessert is one of the most basic to make — and maybe that's part of what has made it so popular for so many years.

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