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FBI Agent Is Indicted On Charges Of Lying About Fatal Oregon Refuge Shooting

3 hours 10 min ago

The charges against the agent were brought amid lingering animosity over the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to protest restrictions on use of federal lands.

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Boaty McBoatface Makes Its Triumphant Return, Hauling 'Unprecedented Data'

5 hours 29 min ago

The curiously named submersible wrapped up its inaugural voyage last week. And, as the British Antarctic Survey noted Wednesday, Boaty acquitted itself well on the seven-week expedition.

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After Abuse Scandal, USA Gymnastics Says It Will Take Steps To Protect Athletes

5 hours 46 min ago

The organization's board unanimously adopted 70 recommendations of an independent report. But some say the governing body's pledge to do better isn't enough.

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Federal Appeals Court Paves Way For Ohio To Resume Lethal Injections

6 hours 1 min ago

It was a contentious decision that split the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges in an 8-6 vote. A lower court had halted executions. The judges focused on the effects of the sedative midazolam.

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Chesapeake Bay Dead Zones Are Fading, But Proposed EPA Cuts Threaten Success

6 hours 23 min ago

After years of failed attempts at cleaning up the dead zones, the Chesapeake Bay, once a national disgrace, is teeming with wildlife again. But success is fragile, and it might be even more so now.

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Episode 286: Libertarian Summer Camp

6 hours 27 min ago

We visited a libertarian summer paradise. What we found: People paying in gold. Exotic bacon dishes. A nine-year-old selling alcohol.

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Smithsonian Exhibit Explores Religious Diversity's Role In U.S. History

6 hours 30 min ago

The Smithsonian's new religion curator tells the story of belief's role in U.S. history. The first exhibit shows that America was founded on the basis of religious diversity.

Kazakhstan Builds Futuristic City For World Expo, But Forgets To Invite Guests

6 hours 30 min ago

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with reporter James Palmer about his experience at the World Expo in Kazakhstan earlier this month. The world fair has grandiose architecture, booths from more than 100 countries, music, food and even cameo appearances by world leaders, but it doesn't have a huge audience.

Venezuela's Supreme Court Attacked By Rogue Police Helicopter

6 hours 30 min ago

NPR's Ari Shapiro interviews Brian Ellsworth, a senior correspondent for Reuters in Caracas, about the aftermath of the attack on Venezuela's Supreme Court by a rogue police helicopter.

South Dakota Meat Producer Settles 'Pink Slime' Suit Against ABC News

6 hours 30 min ago

A South Dakota meat processor has settled its defamation and libel suit against ABC News after a disputed 2012 report on the company's "finely textured beef" that ABC called "pink slime."

U.S. Looks To Revive Talks On North Korea's Nuclear Program

6 hours 30 min ago

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Sue Mi Terry of Bower Group Asia about her participation in a recent meeting with North Korea officials to try to get nuclear talks back on track. She explains why those talks made her conclude that attempts at dialogue with North Korea's leader is a waste of time.

Top U.S. Diplomat Resigns After Trump's Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord

6 hours 30 min ago

When President Trump withdrew from the Paris climate accord, David Rank decided to hand in his resignation. He was the senior U.S. diplomat in China and served in the U.S. Foreign Service for 27 years. He talks to NPR's Robert Siegel about the decision to leave.

Paul Manafort's Firm Received $17.1 Million From Ukrainian Political Party

6 hours 30 min ago

President Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, has retroactively filed forms showing that his firm received $17.1 million over two years from the political party that dominated Ukraine – at least until its leader fled to Russia in 2014. Manafort is one of many Trump associates being investigated by the Special Counsel Office for ties to Russia.

Lawmakers Warn Senate Health Care Bill Could Worsen Opioid Crisis

6 hours 30 min ago

Some senators are concerned about how the Senate Republicans health care bill would affect treatment for opioid addiction.

55 Percent Of Americans Disapprove Of Senate Health Care Bill

6 hours 30 min ago

A new NPR-PBS NewsHour-Marist poll shows President Trump's approval ratings below 40 percent and approval of the GOP health care proposal in the teens. This toxic environment makes it even tougher for Republicans to forge a deal to meet their twin goals of repealing the Affordable Care Act and making affordable care more accessible.

Olympic Federations Fight For Ownership Of Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

6 hours 30 min ago

Two Olympic federations for surfing and canoeing are arguing over which of them gets to claim stand-up paddle boarding — the next Olympic candidate. The Court of Arbitration for Sport will decide who can adopt the popular water sport.

New Island Surfaces Along Coast Of North Carolina's Outer Banks

6 hours 30 min ago

There's a new island off the coast of North Carolina. Dave Hallac, Superintendent of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, tells NPR's Robert Siegel about it.

Death Penalty Debate Heads To Florida's Supreme Court

6 hours 30 min ago

Lawyers squared off in a Florida court Wednesday over whether the governor has the right to remove capital cases from a state prosecutor who opposes the death penalty.

White House Tightens Airport Security Requirements For Foreign Flights

6 hours 30 min ago

The Trump administration announced enhanced security requirements for foreign flights entering the U.S. Passengers and their belongings will undergo more thorough screening at foreign airports.

Mutant Strains Of Polio Vaccine Now Cause More Paralysis Than Wild Polio

8 hours 23 min ago

So far this year, there have been only six cases of wild polio — and 21 cases of vaccine-derived polio, most of them in Syria.

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