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Sports Lesson: Don't Let Up Until The Game Is Officially Over

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 5:07am

Bosnian soccer team Bosna Visoko was down by 1. As the other team intentionally ran out the clock, Bosna Visoko sat down on the field. The other team took advantage of that and scored 2 goals.

Taran Killam Says 'There Was Never Any Common Ground' When Trump Hosted 'SNL'

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 5:01am

In November 2015, candidate Donald Trump drew protesters to NBC's New York studio. Saturday Night Live alum Taran Killam says, "We could hear the protests during our table read."

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Exploring Legalities That Enabled Harvey Weinstein's Actions

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:01am

As the board of the Weinstein Company considers the sexual harassment allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein, David Greene consider the company's potential liability with lawyer Beverly Davis.

After 4-month Battle, U.S.-Backed Forces Appear To Gain Control Of Raqqa

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:01am

The city in northeastern Syria, has been the self-declared capital of the Islamic State. US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces are reported to be on the verge of taking the city back from ISIS.

President Trump Says The Republican Party Is United. Is It?

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump continues his tax overhaul pitch after holding court in a wide ranging Rose Garden appearance. Trump played down any conflict with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Foreign Currency Crisis Tells The Story Of Angola's Economic Peril

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:01am

One of Angola's biggest challenges is lack of foreign currency. The rich can't access dollars to build or even pay their expat workers. For the poor a ballooning Kwanza means basics are unaffordable.

Iraqi Forces Now Control Kurdish City Of Kirkuk And Its Oil Fields

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:01am

Iraqi troops seized Kirkuk from the nation's Kurdish minority Monday, following a recent vote for independence. Rachel Martin talks to Vahil Ali, the communications director for the Kurdish president.

Teams Pick Through Rubble In California Looking For Wildfire Victims

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:01am

Volunteers using sniffer dogs are searching the ashes of homes in northern California checking for missing persons who may have perished in one of the state's many wildfires.

Morning News Brief

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump says the Republican Party is more unified than ever. The NFL meets with players to discuss weeks of protests. And the Islamic State is on the verge of losing control of the Syrian city of Raqqa.

How The NRA Uses Its Political Clout: An Early Lesson In Oklahoma

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:00am

Rep. Mike Synar, a Democrat, had the National Rifle Association's backing in 1980. But by 1994, his positions had changed, and so had the NRA's. Here's how the group worked to defeat him.

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If You Want An IUD, Take Note Of Trump's New Birth Control Policy

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:00am

Some employers may now opt to claim a religious or moral exemption when it comes to paying for birth control, and women could end up sharing the cost with employers that scale back coverage.

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'Fear Is Something Constant,' Says Daughter Of Jailed Cambodian Opposition Leader

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:00am

"Dictators see free, fair election as a threat," Monovithya Kem tells NPR. Her father, opposition leader Kem Sokha, is in jail on charges — which he denies — of trying to overthrow the government.

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Why World Hunger Isn't Going Away As Fast As We'd Hoped

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:59am

There have been decades of progress in the fight against hunger. But the rosy numbers don't tell the whole story.

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Astronaut Scott Kelly's Latest Mission: A Book

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:58am

After a year in space, Kelly says, writing a book was harder than he thought — but still, he adds, "If I write a bad sentence people are only going to get angry with me. They're not going to die."

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Denver Failed To Land Boeing. Now It's Using Lifestyle To Woo Amazon

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:56am

Boeing picked Chicago instead when it was looking for a new headquarters in 2001. This time around, Denver is pitching its quality of life to draw Amazon to build a new headquarters there.

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Fear Of Toxic Smog Leads India To Limit Diwali Fireworks

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:55am

The festival has been blamed for cloaking New Delhi and other cities in an unhealthy haze. But the ban has drawn plenty of criticism.

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No Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Here: Behold A U.S. Vs. Japan Giant Robot Duel

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:53am

Engineers Gui Cavalcanti and Matt Oehrlein have brought science fiction to life. Their giant robot Eagle Prime fights a giant Japanese robot in an epic battle airing on Twitch on Tuesday.

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In Speech, Sen. McCain Decries 'Half-Baked Spurious Nationalism'

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:20am

Following his acceptance of the Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, McCain said U.S. abandonment of global leadership is "unpatriotic."

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Lighter Winds Aid Firefighters Working To Contain California Blazes

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 2:38am

Officials say they are increasingly optimistic that the fires are gradually being extinguished, with two of the largest about 70 percent contained.

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Callista Gingrich Confirmed As Ambassador To The Vatican

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:58pm

The wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was nominated in May to represent the United States at the Holy See.

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