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In His First Year As Attorney General, Sessions Transforms Justice In Key Ways

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 3:52am

In one year, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has managed to transform the Justice Department in the areas of civil rights, immigration and drug policy.

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In Rural New Mexico, Ranchers Wage Their Battle Through The Courts

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 6:55am

Cliven Bundy is calling on other ranchers to rebel against the government after the collapse of a federal conspiracy case against him. But it's unclear how, or even if, other ranchers will respond.

Senate's Budget Deal Spends Too Much Money, Rep. Davidson Says

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 6:33am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Warren Davidson of Ohio about the Senate's federal spending deal that includes more money for the armed forces, disaster victims, infrastructure and more.

During A High-Speed Chase, Fort Worth Police Spot Ghostbusters

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 6:14am

While chasing another vehicle, police in Fort Worth, Texas, spotted an SUV on the road with the Ghostbusters insignia. Turns out, it was some paranormal experts from Dallas.

Police Pick Up Coatless Man In Restaurant Robbery

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 5:34am

An alleged robber in Alaska buried his coat in the snow so as not to reveal his identity. Police found the coat, followed the tracks and found the only person not wearing a coat in February in Alaska.

California May Have A Way To Block Trump's Offshore Drilling Push

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:03am

In the 1980's California towns used local zoning rules to block offshore oil and gas drilling. State lawmakers are considering a similar strategy to push back against the Trump administration.

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North Korea Stages Military Parade Before Pyeongchang Olympics Open

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:02am

Shortly before the official opening of the Olympics in South Korea, neighboring North Korea held a massive military parade. Thousands of troops participated.

In Denmark, Viral Video Sparks Wave Of Child Pornography Prosecutions

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:02am

Police say they plan to charge more than 1,000 young people who shared a video on Facebook with distributing child pornography. Those accused face being labeled as sex offenders for at least 10 years.

Senate's 2-Year Budget Deal Doesn't Address Fate Of DREAMers

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:02am

The Senate has reached a deal on the federal budget. David Greene talks to Democratic Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia about what's in the bill, and the further debate to come over immigration policy.

Putin Critic Calls For Presidential Election To Be Boycotted

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:02am

Vladimir Putin's only serious opponent in Russia's upcoming presidential election has been banned from taking part, but he tells NPR he's not giving up his fight for democracy.

Documentary Tells The Story Of North Korea's Men's Hockey Team

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:02am

The North Korean men's hockey team may not be playing in this year's Olympics, but the team does play on the international stage. Rachel Martin talks to Canadian Filmmaker Matt Reichel.

News Brief: Budget Deadline, North Korea's Military Parade

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:02am

Facing a government shutdown deadline, senators passed a 2-year budget deal but there are hurdles. A day before the Winter Olympic's opening ceremony in South Korea, the North held a military parade.

2020 Census To Count Deployed Troops At Home Bases, Prisoners At Facilities

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:02am

The Census Bureau says it will change how it counts service members deployed overseas and continue counting prisoners as residents of their correctional facilities for the upcoming national headcount.

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What Not To Say To The Terminally Ill: 'Everything Happens For A Reason'

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:02am

Kate Bowler has lived with stage 4 cancer for years. Her new memoir details what she's found out about herself and suffering. "You have to learn to be present, even when things are absurd," she says.

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How To Pack A Space Telescope

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:02am

Operating a telescope in space is a challenge, but so is moving one on Earth. An inside look at how NASA's James Webb Space Telescope moved from Houston to Los Angeles.

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Cryptocurrencies Are Created All The Time. Meet Dogecoin

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:02am

Jackson Palmer started cryptocurrency dogecoin as a joke. To his surprise, it took off. That's partly why he is not optimistic about the future of cryptocurrencies.

Tracking Shows Russian Meddling Efforts Evolving Ahead Of 2018 Midterms

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:00am

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that Russia is trying to influence the 2018 elections. In addition to sowing division in America, new data shows Russia now pushing its agenda in U.S. politics.

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Tax Cuts Put Oklahoma In A Bind. Now Gov. Fallin Wants To Raise Taxes

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:00am

A plan drawn up by civic leaders to raise taxes has the Oklahoma governor's support but may fail at the hands of statehouse Democrats.

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In $500 Million Deal, Tronc Sells LA Times To California Doctor

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 8:55am

The parent company of the Los Angeles Times has announced that it has sold the paper. The new owner is Patrick Soon-Shiong, a doctor, and the change comes after months of tumult at the paper.

President Trump Has Yet To Sit Down With Special Counsel Mueller

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 6:28am

David Greene talks to Neal Katyal, ex-acting solicitor general under President Obama, who 2 decades ago helped to write the rules governing special counsels. Mueller leads the Russia influence probe.

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