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Peace At Hand? Korean Leaders Meet For Historic Border Handshake

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 11:39pm

North Korea's Kim Jong Un and South Koreas Moon Jae-in met at the border village of Panmunjom for the first inter-Koreas summit in more than a decade.

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Militia Leader Who Tried to Bomb a Remote Federal Cabin Pleads Guilty

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 8:37pm

A Utah man who the government said tried to blow up a Bureau of Land Management cabin in Arizona has pleaded guilty in federal court in Salt Lake City.

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Korean Leaders Start Historic Summit As Washington Watches

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 8:25pm

Kim Jong Un walked across the border in the shared security area with South Korea for a meeting with President Moon Jae In. It's the first time a North Korean leader has stepped foot in the South.

Navigating Campus For The 'Not Rich': Students Launch A Crowdsourced Guide

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 7:50pm

At the University of Michigan, two students have created an online guidebook with tips for other low- and middle-income students trying to manage the high costs of college.

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IAAF Sets New Limits On Testosterone Levels In Women

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 6:57pm

Track and field's world governing body announced new restrictions on female athletes who naturally produce higher-than-normal levels of testosterone.

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Meet The Man On A Quest To Upend 1 Corner Of The Student Loan Industry

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 6:17pm

For years even the most predatory student loans have been impossible to default on, but one lawyer has discovered a loophole that makes it possible.

Free To Speak, Ex-CIA Chief John Brennan Takes On Trump

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 6:13pm

Since retiring last year, the former spymaster has been a relentless critic of the president. He says pulling back from existing international agreements is particularly risky.

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Kids Of White House Reporters Take Over And Trump Seems To Prefer It

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 6:11pm

"Do you want your parents in the Oval Office or out?" Trump asked. "Out!" the kids cried. "I agree. Come on, let's go," Trump said.

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Viral 'Rescue' Videos Ignite Dispute Between Philippines And Kuwait

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 6:07pm

Kuwaitis did not appreciate the videos released online last week which purport to show Philippine Embassy staff "rescuing" Filipino domestic workers. Now, the countries are publicly trading barbs.

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In Spain: Protests As Five Men Cleared Of Rape Charges

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 5:46pm

The group, called 'The Wolf Pack' by Spanish media, is accused of having non-consensual sex with an 18-year-old woman in 2016. They have been sentenced to jail for sexual abuse, but not rape.

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New York Gov. Cuomo To Federal Immigration Officials: 'The State Will Sue'

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 5:26pm

On Wednesday, the governor sent a cease-and-desist letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, saying its arrest of a dairy farmer in upstate New York last week violated the law.

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Kelis, Nas' Ex-Wife, Accuses Rapper Of Physical And Mental Abuse

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 5:15pm

The singer and chef details a "toxic" marriage defined by mental and physical abuse, the second accusation of violence to be made by a former partner of the rapper.

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Mass Graves Discovered 24 Years After Rwandan Genocide

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 4:52pm

Up to 3,000 bodies are thought to be buried in the graves, victims of a 100-day massacre that left 800,000 people dead. Survivors wonder why the sites are just being uncovered.

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Senate Ethics Panel Admonishes Sen. Menendez

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 4:42pm

The bipartisan panel unanimously agreed that Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., violated Senate rules and codes of conduct in his relationship with a longtime friend who was convicted of Medicare fraud.

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Finally, A Race For The Rest Of Us: 0.5K In Texas Includes Beer, Smoke Break

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 4:27pm

The very short race includes unusual amenities like doughnuts and coffee. All proceeds go to charity.

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After Testifying In Cosby Trial, 1 Accuser Says 'He Had No Power Over Me'

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 4:20pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Lise-Lotte Lublin, one of the women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault. Cosby was convicted Thursday on three counts of aggravated indecent assault in the case brought by Andrea Constand.

Fancy An American Football Match? NFL Owner Bids For London's Wembley Stadium

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 4:12pm

Shahid Khan, the American billionaire owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, has reportedly offered nearly $835 million for the facility. The move could pave the way for more NFL games in London.

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'Mrs. Hyde' Seeks, But Does Not Find, Coherence

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 4:01pm

In this disjointed and bewildering French film, Isabelle Huppert plays a mousy schoolteacher who gains a more assertive — and occasionally lethal — persona after being struck by lighting.

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'Let The Sunshine In': A Soulful French Comedy Of Carnality

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 4:00pm

In this delightful French tale, Juilette Binoche plays an amorous, tart-tongued artist. Filmmaker Claire Denis seems to have created "a fresh sub-genre: the looking-for-love comedy procedural."

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'Duck Butter': A Relationship In Fast-Forward Keeps Nuance On Pause

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 4:00pm

Two young women (Alia Shawkat and Laia Costa) launch into a relationship, resolving to be completely truthful with each other. The film's insistent nature lacks subtlety or modulation.

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