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Woman To Share Marquee On $10 Bill With Alexander Hamilton

Thu, 2015-06-18 10:47

A redesign of the denomination will add the portrait of an as-yet-undetermined famous American woman beginning in 2020.

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4 Suggestions On How NBC Might Rehabilitate Brian Williams' Image

Thu, 2015-06-18 10:37

Now that NBC has finalized a deal to move disgraced anchor Brian Williams to MSNBC, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans outlines some ways the network might salvage his credibility.

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DNA Confirms Kennewick Man's Genetic Ties To Native Americans

Thu, 2015-06-18 10:34

The new evidence suggests the ancient skeleton is closely related to members of a Washington State tribe. The findings are likely to rekindle an old debate between scientists and Native Americans.

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It's Official: Brian Williams Out As 'NBC Nightly News' Anchor

Thu, 2015-06-18 10:17

He's being replaced by interim anchor Lester Holt. Williams will return to MSNBC, where he was an anchor from 1996 to 2004. There, he will anchor breaking news and special reports, the network said.

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Denmark Vesey And The History Of Charleston's 'Mother Emanuel' Church

Thu, 2015-06-18 10:12

In 1822, Vesey, a carpenter and former slave who bought his own freedom with lottery winnings, tried to organize what could have been the nation's biggest slave revolt.

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What We Know So Far About Accused Church Gunman Dylann Roof

Thu, 2015-06-18 09:59

The 21-year-old suspect in the deadly shooting at one of Charleston, S.C.'s oldest historically black churches, had previously been arrested on suspicion of drug possession and trespassing.

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How Democratic Trade Rift Could Give Rise To 'Tea Party' Of The Left

Thu, 2015-06-18 09:56

Intra-party turmoil could spill over into the next election, with labor groups threatening primaries against members — even those who sit in swing districts — who sided with the president.

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Beijing Brushes Aside Hong Kong's Rejection Of Electoral Reform

Thu, 2015-06-18 08:59

Lawmakers in the territory voted down the central government's plan to present a hand-picked slate of candidates for a vote on Hong Kong's next leader. But China says it will go ahead anyway.

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WATCH: President Obama's Statement On Charleston Mass Shooting

Thu, 2015-06-18 08:38

Obama said at some point, the United States has to come to terms with the fact that "this kind of violence doesn't happen in other advanced countries."

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In The West Bank, Facebook Posts Can Get You Arrested, Or Worse

Thu, 2015-06-18 08:32

A Palestinian man in Ramallah faces charges of insulting officials — based on his Facebook comments. This case and others point to the limits to free speech under the Palestinian Authority.

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And The Total Spent On Health In Impoverished Countries Last Year...

Thu, 2015-06-18 08:30 $228 billion. A new report breaks it all down: Who gave the money (spoiler alert: the U.S. is a very big donor) and where did it go?

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What We Know About The Charleston Church Shooting

Thu, 2015-06-18 08:25

Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne offer a wrap-up of what we know, as of Thursday morning, about the church shooting in Charleston, S.C., that left 9 people dead on Wednesday night.

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Local Official: Charleston Residents Somber In Wake Of 'Unthinkable' Shooting

Thu, 2015-06-18 08:25

For the latest on how Charleston, S.C., residents are reacting to the shooting at a local church, which killed nine people, Renee Montagne speaks with Charleston County Council member Henry Darby.

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Authorities Arrest Suspect in South Carolina Church Shooting

Thu, 2015-06-18 08:24

Police say they have arrested Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old suspect, in Shelby, N.C. Robert Costa of The Washington Post joins Renee Montagne to offer the latest on the investigation.

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'Mother Emanuel' Church Suffers A New Loss In Charleston

Thu, 2015-06-18 08:14

The church that was the scene of Wednesday's mass shooting has survived a string of challenges, from racism to an earthquake. Emanuel took its current name at the end of the Civil War.

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Surprise! Some Job-Based Health Plans Don't Cover Hospitalization

Thu, 2015-06-18 07:51

Better read the fine print of your health insurance policy. An unlucky woman in Minnesota learned her policy was woefully skimpy only after she fell while walking her dogs, and faced a $19,000 bill.

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Slain Charleston Church Pastor Heard Calling At Early Age

Thu, 2015-06-18 07:29

The Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was also a state senator, was among nine people killed in a shooting Wednesday. In 2001, he said he was called to preach at age 13 and wanted "to make a difference."

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High Court Rules Specialty License Plates Constitute 'Government Speech'

Thu, 2015-06-18 07:27

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court sided with the State of Texas, which refused to issue a plate for members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans that featured a Confederate battle flag.

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Pope Francis: Climate Change A 'Principal Challenge' For Humanity

Thu, 2015-06-18 04:47

In a major encyclical titled Laudato Si, the pontiff calls on humanity to acknowledge a "sense of responsibility" for the Earth and said it was time to stop "masking problems."

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Appetite For War: What Napoleon And His Men Ate On The March

Thu, 2015-06-18 04:27

Napoleon is credited with the phrase "an army marches on its stomach," but he likely never said it. Now 200 years after his legendary defeat, it's worth recalling his disregard for feeding his army.

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