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Indicted Congressman Challenges Limits On Contact With Colleagues

Fri, 2015-08-28 11:47

Rep. Chaka Fattah was indicted on on conspiracy, bribery, and fraud counts, and now says restrictions on his ability to meet with his colleagues is an "undue and unnecessary burden."

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University Of Illinois Fires Football Coach Over Handling Of Player Injuries

Fri, 2015-08-28 11:46

Illini Director of Athletics Mike Thomas fired Tim Beckman on Friday; a school statement says the decision was made "in the best interests of student-athletes."

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China's Tricky Economic Transition: From Steel Mills To E-Commerce

Fri, 2015-08-28 11:39

Shanghai's stock market rose Friday and investors are relieved. That doesn't change the fact that China's economy is undergoing a wrenching transition away from manufacturing, with more pain to come.

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Can You Use That In A Sentence? NPR Readers Can

Fri, 2015-08-28 09:36

We solicited sentences from our readers using Oxford Dictionaries' new words and were impressed by the responses.

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Polish Official Says Secret Nazi Treasure Train May Have Been Found

Fri, 2015-08-28 09:30

Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski says images from ground-penetrating radar have him "99 percent convinced" of the location of the hidden train, which may containing gold, gems and other loot.

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Virginia Governor: 'Clearly Too Many Guns In the Wrong Hands'

Fri, 2015-08-28 09:23

Gov. Terry McAuliffe promised to introduce gun-control legislation. McAuliffe spoke two days after a gunman killed two journalists during a live broadcast.

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When He Says Yoga Saved His Life, He's Not Exaggerating

Fri, 2015-08-28 08:40

A boy loses his father. A family loses its livelihood. The boy runs drugs and picks pockets so his siblings can eat. He is convinced he will die. And then ... he takes a yoga class.

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Is Donald Trump Nice Enough?

Fri, 2015-08-28 08:25

The GOP frontrunner is happy to pile on criticisms and jabs at his fellow rivals, but he gets testy if you criticize him.

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Freezing Eggs May Reduce A Woman's Odds Of Success With IVF

Fri, 2015-08-28 08:06

Women who used frozen donor eggs instead of fresh for IVF had lower odds of having a baby, a study finds. But frozen eggs remain a good option for many women, doctors say.

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U.S. Appeals Court Overturns Decision That NSA Metadata Collection Was Illegal

Fri, 2015-08-28 07:37

The three-judge panel threw out a lower court ruling that found the practice unconstitutional. Congress has passed a law that will change the collection process in a few months.

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George W. Bush Returns To New Orleans To Remember Katrina

Fri, 2015-08-28 07:32

A decade after the storm that irreparably damaged his presidency, Bush visits with one of the schools that was nearly wiped out in the tragedy.

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It's A Boy! National Zoo Reveals Surviving Panda Cub's Gender

Fri, 2015-08-28 07:26

Genetic testing also showed that he was sired by Tian Tian, the zoo announced.

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Holding On Tight To Old New York

Fri, 2015-08-28 07:03

Using contemporary technology, the Culture in Transit project documents and shares photos and memorabilia that might otherwise be lost forever.

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CEO Of Cheating Website Ashley Madison, Noel Biderman, Has Stepped Down

Fri, 2015-08-28 06:57

The parent company, Avid Life Media, has been reeling since hackers released information on 33 million of its customers. The company did not immediately appoint a new CEO.

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Usain Bolt Jokes That American Justin Gaitlin Paid Cameraman To Take Him Down

Fri, 2015-08-28 06:32

Bolt was accidentally knocked down by a cameraman on a Segway. Bolt took the accident in stride, saying he suffered a few cuts but nothing serious.

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CHARTS: The (Literal) Shapes of Presidential Candidates' Donations

Fri, 2015-08-28 06:23

From grassrootsy Bernie Sanders to millionaire-fueled Jeb Bush, FEC data can tell you a lot about how a campaign is running.

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How The 2016 Candidates Are Getting Their Money, In 1 Infographic

Fri, 2015-08-28 06:22

Some candidates are more dependent on their superPACs and millionaires, while others are turning most to small donors. See where the candidates line up based on their donations.

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Poll Finds Most Women Believe Mammograms Should Be Done Annually

Fri, 2015-08-28 05:40

Two-thirds of women disagree with the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation for screening mammograms every two years starting at age 50, an NPR-Truven Health Analytics poll finds.

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Defrocked Archbishop Dies Awaiting Trial On Sex Abuse Charges

Fri, 2015-08-28 05:07

Former Polish Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski was accused of paying for sex with children and possessing child pornography while he served as the Holy See's ambassador to Dominican Republic.

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Tropical Storm Erika Heads For Hispaniola, With Florida Still In Its Sight

Fri, 2015-08-28 04:07

Erika unleashed heavy rains in Dominica, leaving at least four people dead. The National Hurricane Center forecasts that Erika could threaten South Florida by Monday morning.

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