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Chris Christie Catches A Foul Ball, And Gets Booed

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:28am

The New Jersey governor caught a foul ball at a Mets game. He gave it to a kid but still got booed.

Trump's 'Decisions From The Heart'

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:25am

President Trump's policy decisions can sometimes be driven by individual cases and his emotional reaction. That has caused some advocates to change tactics.

Batting With A Rock-Hard Ball, For The Love Of The (Cricket) Game

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:20am

It was an all-American scene to be sure, but not your typical 4th of July family sporting event.

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The YouTube Star Who's Teaching Kids How To Bake

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:18am

Celebrity chef Rosanna Pansino hosts the YouTube show Nerdy Nummies and has more than 8 million subscribers. Among her fans are thousands of children who want to learn how to bake.

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Here's What's In The House Republican Budget (And Why It Matters)

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:00am

The House budget slashes safety net spending and boosts military spending, but arguably the most important thing it does is serve as a vehicle for tax overhaul.

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Trump's Big Repealing Deal: 8 Thoughts On The Senate's Health Care Meltdown Moment

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:00am

Trump seems to have wanted to show up for the trophy ceremony, not for the game. But even if Trump had plunged into the trenches, his presence there may not have made the difference.

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For Dementia Patients, Engagement Can Improve Mood And Quality Of Life

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:00am

Researchers in three countries found that patients with memory loss and other cognitive problems responded well to programs aimed at increasing their sense of control and independence.

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Palestinians Protest Metal Detectors At Holy Site

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:56am

Palestinians are angry with Israel for installing metal detectors at a site that is holy to both Jews and Muslims. The new security comes after a shooting there Friday.

This Is Really Cheesy

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:56am

Prize-winning cheeses at a U.K. competition were stolen. Thieves need to remember what cheese is yours, and what's nacho cheese.

Trump Re-Election Campaign Pays For Trump Jr.'s Lawyer

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:56am

The Trump family has been hiring lawyers to defend themselves against various potential charges involving Russian contacts. But who is paying those legal fees?

Military Officials Brief Senators On ISIS Fight

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:56am

Military officials, including the secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, will hold a closed door meeting with senators about the state of the battle against ISIS.

Remembering Sportscaster Bob Wolff

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:56am

Sportscaster Bob Wolff is believed to be the only announcer to call a championship game in all four major sports. He died on Saturday at the age of 96.

Iran's Foreign Minister Discusses Sanctions, Bashar Assad

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:56am

Several journalists were invited to put questions to Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday in New York. He talked about sanctions and the war in Syria.

At The British Open, Weather Is Part Of The Challenge

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:56am

The British Open is one of the most challenging tournaments on the golf circuit. And not just because of the course. Players are keeping an eye on the weather, which has caused problems before.

With Entry Into Interest Curation, Google Goes Head-To-Head With Facebook

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 2:05am

In the feed, users will get a stream of news, photos and more based on their search histories and interests across Google products. The company promises a different, less friend-filtere d experience.

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Ian Bremmer: Trump, Putin Held Second Meeting At G-20 Summit

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 7:00pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, a global consulting firm, about President Trump's second meeting with Russian President Putin at the G-20 summit in Germany.

White House: Trump, Putin Held Second 'Brief Conversation' At G-20

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 6:19pm

The meeting, which was previously undisclosed, occurred during the Group of 20 summit in Germany earlier this month.

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Wall Street Thinks Netflix Is The Next Big Thing

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 5:48pm

Market analysts see parallels with Tesla and Amazon as the company spends big to grow its business ahead of immediate profits.

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Chipotle Stocks Dip After Some Va. Customers Report Illness

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 5:31pm

Chipotle temporarily closed a Sterling, Va., restaurant to sanitize it. A company representative told NPR that the reported symptoms were consistent with norovirus.

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London Literally Stank In The Summer Of 1858 — Just Ask Dickens And Darwin

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 4:52pm

In One Hot Summer, historian Rosemary Ashton follows Charles Dickens, Charles Darwin and Benjamin Disraeli through an unpleasant couple of months — as the River Thames flowed with hot, smelly sewage.

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