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Second Thoughts About A Second Marriage In 'Standard Deviation'

1 hour 27 min ago

Katherine Heiny's first novel for adults is a warmhearted and funny — if overly long — portrait of a man who begins to doubt his chaotic, talkative second wife after 12 years of marriage.

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QB Aaron Rodgers Gets Class Out Of Final Exam With Retweet

1 hour 47 min ago

The sports literature teacher made a deal with her class: no final examine if Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers retweeted someone from the class. He did and they class got out of the test.

Storm Chaser Proposes To His Girlfriend And She Accepts

1 hour 54 min ago

When Alex Bartholomew popped the question, his photos show a tornado in the background — just like he wanted. Here's hoping they're not in for a stormy marriage.

As Store Layoffs Mount, Retail Lags Other Sectors In Retraining Workers

2 hours 26 min ago

Many retail workers are losing their jobs amid major technological shifts. And while some industries invest to retrain their workers with new skills, retail largely hasn't succeeded in doing that.

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Examining The Impact The Manchester Attack Will Have On Britain

3 hours 14 min ago

We examine the impact of the explosion in Manchester, England, that killed 22 people. It is being treated as a terror incident. David Greene talks to David Rennie, the Washington bureau chief for "The Economist."

Voices From Manchester

3 hours 14 min ago

Twenty-two people were killed and 59 injured after a bombing at a concert in Manchester, UK. Rachel Martin and David Greene report.

Morning News Brief: Manchester Attack

3 hours 14 min ago

The latest on the deadly attack at a concert in Manchester, England. Also, new developments in the FBI and congressional probes into Russian meddling and the Trump budget for 2018 is revealed.

Germany Tries To Root Out Neo-Nazis Inside The Ranks Of Its Military

3 hours 15 min ago

Two German soldiers with far-right views, accused of plotting the assassination of public figures, sparked a probe of that country's military to see whether it's been infiltrated by the far right.

Supreme Court Rejects 2 N.C. Congressional Districts As Unconstitutional

3 hours 15 min ago

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a lower court ruling which found the two districts had been unlawfully drawn to diminish the voting power of African Americans and ordered them redrawn.

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Beirut Has Become A Relative Refuge For Members Of The LGBT Community

3 hours 15 min ago

Over the past year, Lebanon has made strides in the legal battle to decriminalize homosexuality. Speaking at Beirut Pride week, members of the community say there's still a long way to acceptance.

After Meeting Israeli Officials, Trump Meets With Palestinians

3 hours 15 min ago

President Trump on Tuesday visited Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem. It's part of Trump's effort to get some momentum for starting an Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

The Latest On The Manchester Attack And The Flynn Investigation

3 hours 15 min ago

Police in Manchester, England, confirm 22 people are dead at Manchester Arena following an explosion after a concert by Ariana Grande. Meanwhile, the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn continues. Some Democrats say Flynn may have lied to security clearance investigators in early 2016.

Americans Aren't Just Divided Politically, They're Divided Over History Too

3 hours 15 min ago

Historian Jill Lepore tells Rachel Martin that Americans have no shared past — no shared agreement about the facts or meaning of our past — so it's hard to have a shared sense of the present or future.

A Palestinian Point Of View On Trump's Attempt At MidEast Peace

3 hours 15 min ago

David Greene talks to former Abbas legal adviser Diana Buttu about why she's skeptical of Trump's ability to help Palestinians and Israelis advance toward lasting peace.

Attacker At Manchester Arena Sets Off Deadly Explosive Device

3 hours 15 min ago

Twenty-two people were killed and 59 injured in an attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. Authorities say one man detonated an improvised explosive device, and was killed in the explosion

Virginia Food Bank Aims To Tackle Root Causes Of Hunger

3 hours 15 min ago

A food bank in Roanoke, Virginia, is working with local community members, health care providers and other nonprofits to address a range of issues.

GOP Bill Could Undercut Some Coverage In Job-Based Insurance

3 hours 27 min ago

If states opted to change so-called essential health benefits, as the current health care bill allows, out-of-pocket spending limits and caps on coverage in large group insurance plans could weaken.

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Dina Merrill, Actress, Heiress And Philanthropist, Dies At 93

4 hours 17 min ago

Merrill, the daughter of Wall Street broker E.F. Hutton and cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, went on to become a leading lady in movies. She died Monday at her home in East Hampton, N.Y.

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Lies, Forgery And Skulduggery: The Long History Of 'Active Measures'

4 hours 27 min ago

Russia's interference in the 2016 election is part of a tradition of mischief that goes back centuries — and remains pernicious, leaders warn. Tuesday ex-CIA Chief John Brennan testifies on the topic.

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Detecting Life In Space: The Red Edge

4 hours 30 min ago

Movies and TV have taught us that the way to find life elsewhere is to directly detect purposeful signals from intelligences on other worlds. But a new era has begun, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

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