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GOP Health Plan Vote Delayed, But Sen. Rounds Will Vote 'Yes'

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 4:13am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Senator Mike Rounds of South Dakota about why he supports the GOP Senate health care bill.

How Europe Is Grappling With Increased Cybersecurity Threats

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 4:13am

European cybersecurity experts have been meeting in Brussels to discuss ways to combat recent attacks, including Tuesday's malware infection of thousands of business computers.

Political Controversies Divide GOP Voters In Texas And The FBI

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 4:13am

As President Trump lashes out the FBI, GOP voters' attitudes toward the FBI appear to be growing more negative. A poll shows 35 percent of Texas' GOP voters have an unfavorable view of the agency.

Senate Health Bill Needs To Change Dramatically, AARP Says

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 4:13am

Steve Inskeep talks to David Certner, legislative policy director for government affairs at AARP, about why his organization wants the Senate to scratch the GOP health care bill and start again.

GOP Senators From Opioid-Ravaged States Uneasy About Health Care Bill

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 4:00am

This week, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., announced she opposes the health care bill in its current form. She cited cuts to Medicaid and what the bill would mean for people with opioid addiction.

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Patients With Pre-Existing Conditions Fear Bias Under GOP Health Proposals

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 4:00am

Encouraged by their doctors, many people in recent years have taken tests to find out if they're at risk of disease. Now they worry the Republican health bills could make them vulnerable.

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A Powerful Intersection: Pairing Memoir And Science Writing

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 3:56am

New memoirs by Roxane Gay, Nina Riggs, and Hida Viloria bring layers of meaning to scientific facts about our bodies, our health and our genders, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.

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In Trump Meeting With South Korean Leader, A Chance To Reaffirm 'Ironclad' Ties

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 3:39am

North Korea will top the agenda as President Trump and South Korea's Moon Jae-in meet Thursday. But whatever tensions brew below the surface, there will be reassurances that the relationship is solid.

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Australian Police Bring Sexual Assault Charges Against Catholic Cardinal

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 10:40pm

Cardinal George Pell, a key adviser to Pope Francis, has been ordered to appear in a Melbourne court next month. The Archdiocese of Sydney says he will return from Rome to fight the charges.

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

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 7:35pm

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'

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 5:16pm

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

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:59pm

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

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:44pm

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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