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News Brief: Mueller Investigation Charges And Reaction; Fake News In Italy

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 4:01am

Where does the special counsel's Russia investigation go next? A look at how conservative media's coverage of the charges against Trump associates differed. And, in Italy, new curriculum is aimed at teaching students how to detect fake news.

First Guilty Plea In Russia Probe: Who Is George Papadopoulos?

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 4:01am

The former Trump campaign adviser pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents. A year ago, he was in the news for reportedly embellishing his resume.

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Facing Charges Of Rebellion And Sedition, Catalonia's Ousted Leader Flees Spain

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 4:01am

The former head of the Catalan government is reported to have fled Spain together with some of his ministers, ahead of charges of rebellion, sedition and the misuse of public funds.

Scientists From Around The World Report On Health Effects From Climate Change

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 4:01am

A big, international team of scientists has come together to assess how climate change has affected people's health around the world in the past few decades. A rise in heat waves and weather-related disasters threatens the health of millions each year.

GOP Strategist: Manafort Played The Lobbying Game 'At A Completely Different Level'

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 4:01am

To get perspective on how unusual Paul Manafort's lobbying activities were, we turn to Republican strategist John Feehery.

For Libyans, Benghazi Is A City That Has Come Under Brutal And Chaotic Rule

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 4:01am

Thirty-six bodies, some handcuffed, some showing signs of torture, some shot in the head, were found in an open pit near the Libyan city of Benghazi. It was the largest such discovery since the country's civil war.

Bharara: Papadopoulos Plea 'Portends More Charges To Come'

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 4:01am

What are the next steps for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation? NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

Italy Takes Aim At Fake News With New Curriculum For High School Students

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 4:01am

Italy added a new item to schools' curriculum: recognizing fake news. With help from leading digital companies, the government hopes to train students to differentiate between fake and real stories.

'Hank And Jim' Highlights The Long Friendship Of 2 Hollywood Legends

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 4:01am

A new biography documents the lives and friendship of actors Henry Fonda and James Stewart.

Study: CEOs Who Invest In Social Responsibility Initiatives Risk Their Jobs

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 4:01am

A new study shows that CEOs who invest in corporate social responsibility initiatives put themselves at significant risk of losing their jobs.

Conservative Media Portray Russia Developments As Unfair Attack On Trump

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 4:01am

Conservative media are reacting to the indictment of President Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort by downplaying Manafort's ties to the president.

Unrest In Nairobi After Kenya's President Wins Election Rerun

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 4:01am

After annulling and rerunning its presidential election, Kenya's incumbent president was announced its next president. What now? Can Kenya's leaders repair the tribal animosities that heightened during this extended election process?

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