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An Unlikely Friendship Reignites 2 Artists' Ambitions

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:01am

Brian Peterson crossed paths with Matt Faris, a homeless man on his street, dozens of times before he decided to say hello. Through their bond, the two men also drew inspiration from each other.

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As Mueller Picks Up Pace, Capital Roils With Talk Of Pardons And Firing

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:01am

Indictments and a plea agreement in Robert Mueller's investigation lead to reports that President Trump is considering firing Mueller or disarming him by pardoning the targets of the investigation.

(Image credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Navy Calls Deadly Crashes 'Preventable'

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:01am

The Navy's top officer, Adm. John Richardson, said an investigation has concluded that two destroyer accidents were largely the result of crews lacking the proper training to drive their ships.

Democratic Rep. Linda Sanchez On GOP Tax Bill

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:01am

House Republicans unveiled a draft tax bill on Thursday, calling for deep cuts in both individual and corporate tax rates. David Greene talks with Democratic Rep. Linda Sanchez about her reaction.

Uzbek Attacker's Past Draws Attention To Diversity Visa Lottery Program

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:01am

The suspect in the New York terror attack was a native of Uzbekistan who came to the U.S. through a visa lottery system. Now that program is under heightened scrutiny.

Facing 60 Days In Jail, He Flees The Courthouse. Now He Faces More Time

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:01am

A 19-year-old man in Ohio walked out of court just after being sentenced to 60 days in jail, leading police on a car chase before he crashed into an SUV. He's likely to face more charges for fleeing.

Argentina's Disappeared Activist Stokes Memories Of The Dirty War

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:01am

Argentinians took to the streets seeking answers about the murder of a political activist who had disappeared. The country hasn't forgotten how thousands disappeared during the military dictatorship.

The GOP Tax Plan And The Housing Market

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:01am

The Republican tax plan is being sharply criticized by home-builders and realtors. They say the plan would discourage home-buying and push down home prices.

News Brief: Trump's Asia Trip, New York City Marathon

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump is beginning a trip to Hawaii and Asia. Economic policy and North Korea are expected to top the agenda. Also, New York City is preparing for a marathon after the terror attack.

President Trump Is Going To Asia: What To Watch For At Each Stop

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:00am

Trump will commence the longest foreign trip of his tenure on Friday, focusing on North Korea's nuclear threat and the U.S. trade deficit with China.

(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)

GOP Tax Plan Calls For Deep Cuts In Tax Rates

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 10:42am

House Republicans are unveiling a draft tax bill that would slash both individual and corporate rates. The rollout, originally scheduled for Wednesday, was postponed to give bill drafters more time.

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio On Attack Investigation

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 6:50am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio about the investigation into Tuesday's terror attack in New York.

Opioid Commission Delivers Recommendations

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 6:46am

A commission chaired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has delivered a long list of recommendations to President Trump in its final report on the country's opioid crisis.

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