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Deaf And Blind, Her Father Still Knows How To Speak His Love

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:31am

Through a TeleBraille machine, Melva Washington Toomer talked with her dad, John Carter Washington, for StoryCorps. "If I could help some person," he tells her, "then my living will not be in vain."

After Building Anticipation, Frank Ocean Releases 'Endless'

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 1:52am

The singer made huge waves with his last album, 2012's Channel Orange — and he's used both conventional and surprising methods to tease Endless, which was released Thursday night.

Viacom CEO Out As Redstone Family Reasserts Control

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 12:43am

Renegade executive chairman, president and CEO Philippe Dauman leaves in exchange for a $72 million payout.

'We Apologize' To Rio And Brazil, U.S. Olympic Committee Chief Says

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 10:40pm

Announcing that two swimmers have left a Rio airport after speaking to police, U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun is apologizing for how Ryan Lochte and three other swimmers behaved.

With New Campaign Leadership Comes A New Trump: Apologetic

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 9:42pm

In his first speech since reorganizing his top campaign staff, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he regrets sometimes saying the "wrong thing."

Decathlon Winner Ashton Eaton Repeats As The 'World's Greatest Athlete'

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 8:37pm

Eaton, 28, became one of the few men in Olympic history to repeat as a decathlon champion. His victory came just days after his wife, Brianne, won the bronze in the women's heptathlon.

Usain Bolt Goes For Eighth Olympic Gold In The 200m

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 8:33pm

Coming into this event, Usain Bolt held both the world record, at 19.19 seconds, and the Olympic record, at 19.30. He faces a field that includes U.S. runner Lashawn Merritt.

Seven Chicago Officers Could Be Fired In Laquan McDonald's Death

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 8:28pm

Chicago's head of police announced his recommendation to dismiss the officers Thursday. Superintendent Eddie Johnson cited allegations that they gave false reports on the 17-year-old's shooting death.

Federal Judge Throws Out Uber Driver Class-Action Settlement Offer

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 8:02pm

Uber drivers claims that they should be compensated as employees, not independent contractors, get a boost. Negotiators for the drivers had okayed the deal but the judge wasn't satisfied.

WATCH: Donald Trump Expresses 'Regret' For Sometimes Saying The Wrong Thing

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 7:32pm

The Republican nominee has landed in controversy after controversy. Thursday night, after shaking up his campaign, Trump acknowledged regret for sometimes causing "pain" with his words.

Iran Payment Used As 'Leverage' In Prisoner Swap, State Department Says

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 7:22pm

Spokesman John Kirby still insists that the $400 million was "leverage," not ransom for the Iranian Americans released in January — though the payment was withheld until the prisoners were freed.

Threatened By Rising Seas, Alaska Village Decides To Relocate

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 6:49pm

Rising sea levels have eroded Shishmaref for many years. Now, the Inupiat Eskimo village has voted to move. One resident told NPR that it's a matter of protecting their unique community.

Bill Clinton, Big Money To Leave Foundation If Hillary Clinton Is Elected

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 6:30pm

The former president told staff he'll step down from the board of the Clinton Foundation and it would stop accepting money from corporate and foreign sources, if Hillary Clinton wins the election.

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