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News Brief: GOP Health Bill Vote Postponed, Iran Sentences U.S. Citizen

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:01am

A vote on the Senate's health care bill has been delayed. An American graduate student who disappeared in Iran months ago has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, according to an Iranian news agency.

Timeline Of Trump And Russia In Mid-2016: A Series Of Coincidences Or Something More?

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:00am

The June 2016 email chain released by Donald Trump Jr. puts what happened in the spring and summer of that year in a new light.

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Natural Gas Building Boom Fuels Climate Worries, Enrages Landowners

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:00am

Companies are asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve thousands of miles of pipelines from Appalachia. It's an agency that almost never says no.

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Forest Bathing: A Retreat To Nature Can Boost Immunity And Mood

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:56am

If hiking is about a destination, forest bathing is about an immersion of the senses into the natural world. It's the newest wellness trend, and studies suggest several health benefits.

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Through My Sister's Eyes: Allison And Katie Crutchfield On Each Other's Music

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 9:48am

As teens, the twins always played music together. Since then, their careers have led them in different, parallel directions. We asked each twin to share thoughts and memories about her sister's work.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artists)

George W. Bush And Bill Clinton Talk Leadership In Dallas

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 6:51am

The two former presidents have bonded since leaving office. The event was a graduation ceremony at the George W. Bush Presidential Center for the latest group of Presidential Leadership Scholars.

For New Jersey DACA Student, The Road To College Is Bumpier Than Expected

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 6:45am

We first met Desiree Armas back in January. She graduated with honors from high school, but her home state of New Jersey doesn't allow state financial aid for students in the country illegally.

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Rep. Adam Schiff On The Latest In The Russia Investigation

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 6:29am

Steve Inskeep talks with Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., about the latest in the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russian election interference, and developments about Donald Trump Jr.

Hawaii Judge Expands Family Allowed To Bypass Travel Ban

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:57am

A judge in Hawaii has ruled that President Trump's travel ban must expand the list of family relationships with U.S. citizens that visa applicants from six countries can use to get into the U.S.

The Almost-Perfect Hiding Place

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:57am

Police were chasing a man who was hiding in an attic space in a woman's apartment. The woman said he wasn't inside. Then a neighbor called police when a man fell through the ceiling into the shower.

Man Gets Trapped Inside ATM In Texas

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:57am

Customers at an ATM in Texas got a curious extra with their cash. Along with a receipt, they got a little slip of scribbled-on white paper. It was a plea for help from the man trapped inside.

Morning News Brief: Trump In Paris, GOP Wrangles Over Health Care, Turkey Coup Anniversary

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:57am

President Trump celebrates Bastille Day in Paris while Republicans in Washington pore over a revised health care plan. And it's one year since an attempted coup in Turkey.

Returning To Row 12, Seat 12, Again, As Aurora Shooting Anniversary Nears

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:57am

Next week marks the five-year anniversary of the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., that killed 12 people. Tom and Terry Sullivan remember one of the victims: their son, Alex.

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A Year After Coup Attempt, Erdogan's Purge Shows No Sign Of Slowing

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:57am

This weekend marks one year since the coup attempt in Turkey. Turkish President Erdogan is using the date to say the government must continue the sweeping purge that has gone beyond coup plotters.

Trump Attends Bastille Day Parade

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:57am

President Trump will be a guest of honor at the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris on Friday.

Scientists Teleport A Photon Into Space

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:57am

Chinese scientists have reportedly teleported a photon more than 300 miles into space. But what does that actually mean? David Greene talks with physicist Brian Greene to help understand.

Week In Politics: Trump In Paris, Russia, Health Care

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:57am

Jonah Goldberg of National Review talks with Steve Inskeep about the week in politics.

What's In The New GOP Health Care Bill

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:57am

We sort through the revised GOP health care bill, which includes provisions to cater to more conservative lawmakers as well as moderates.

A Preview Of The New Season Of 'Game Of Thrones'

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:57am

The new season of the HBO series Game of Thrones premieres this weekend. Steve Inskeep talks with NPR host and Game of Thrones superfan Peter Sagal, who hosts a podcast recapping the series.

Eric Conn, Kentucky's Biggest Con Man

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:57am

Eric Conn was supposed to learn his sentence Friday. He's the Kentucky man who federal authorities say perpetrated the largest fraud in Social Security history. The problem is, he has disappeared.

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