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Millions Of Venezuelans Reject President's Plan To Retool The Constitution

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:01am

Venezuela's opposition held an unauthorized plebiscite on Sunday. More than seven million Venezuelans cast symbolic votes rejecting the president's plan to overhaul the country's constitution.

'Night Of The Living Dead' Director Dies. George Romero Was 77

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:01am

George Romero was a pioneer in the zombie-horror movie genre and established a name for himself with Night of the Living Dead, which spawned other films such as Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead.

Rep. Hurd On Latest Probes Into Russia Investigation

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Congressman Will Hurd of Texas, a member of the House Intelligence committee, about the latest on investigations into the Trump campaigns ties to Russia.

U.S.-NATO Troops Stage Military Exercises

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:01am

The U.S. and NATO are staging their largest military exercises since the end of the Cold War, and they're doing it in countries of three former members of the Warsaw Pact: Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary.

Legal Challenges Expected As Seattle Approves Income Tax On High Earners

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:01am

Seattle is among a number of cities in which the tech boom is driving up the cost of living. The highly paid tech workers there are expected to pay a new city income tax to help those who make less.

Fighting In Mosul Continues Despite Iraq's Claim Of Victory Over ISIS

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:01am

Supplies for government troops are said to be low, bodies of civilians remain in the streets and authorities banned journalists from the old city, which has been ruined in the battles.

News Brief: GOP Health Bill Vote Postponed, Iran Sentences U.S. Citizen

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:01am

A vote on the Senate's health care bill has been delayed. An American graduate student who disappeared in Iran months ago has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, according to an Iranian news agency.

Timeline Of Trump And Russia In Mid-2016: A Series Of Coincidences Or Something More?

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:00am

The June 2016 email chain released by Donald Trump Jr. puts what happened in the spring and summer of that year in a new light.

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Natural Gas Building Boom Fuels Climate Worries, Enrages Landowners

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:00am

Companies are asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve thousands of miles of pipelines from Appalachia. It's an agency that almost never says no.

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Forest Bathing: A Retreat To Nature Can Boost Immunity And Mood

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:56am

If hiking is about a destination, forest bathing is about an immersion of the senses into the natural world. It's the newest wellness trend, and studies suggest several health benefits.

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Through My Sister's Eyes: Allison And Katie Crutchfield On Each Other's Music

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 9:48am

As teens, the twins always played music together. Since then, their careers have led them in different, parallel directions. We asked each twin to share thoughts and memories about her sister's work.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artists)

George W. Bush And Bill Clinton Talk Leadership In Dallas

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 6:51am

The two former presidents have bonded since leaving office. The event was a graduation ceremony at the George W. Bush Presidential Center for the latest group of Presidential Leadership Scholars.

For New Jersey DACA Student, The Road To College Is Bumpier Than Expected

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 6:45am

We first met Desiree Armas back in January. She graduated with honors from high school, but her home state of New Jersey doesn't allow state financial aid for students in the country illegally.

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Rep. Adam Schiff On The Latest In The Russia Investigation

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 6:29am

Steve Inskeep talks with Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., about the latest in the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russian election interference, and developments about Donald Trump Jr.

Hawaii Judge Expands Family Allowed To Bypass Travel Ban

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:57am

A judge in Hawaii has ruled that President Trump's travel ban must expand the list of family relationships with U.S. citizens that visa applicants from six countries can use to get into the U.S.

The Almost-Perfect Hiding Place

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:57am

Police were chasing a man who was hiding in an attic space in a woman's apartment. The woman said he wasn't inside. Then a neighbor called police when a man fell through the ceiling into the shower.

Man Gets Trapped Inside ATM In Texas

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:57am

Customers at an ATM in Texas got a curious extra with their cash. Along with a receipt, they got a little slip of scribbled-on white paper. It was a plea for help from the man trapped inside.

Morning News Brief: Trump In Paris, GOP Wrangles Over Health Care, Turkey Coup Anniversary

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:57am

President Trump celebrates Bastille Day in Paris while Republicans in Washington pore over a revised health care plan. And it's one year since an attempted coup in Turkey.

Returning To Row 12, Seat 12, Again, As Aurora Shooting Anniversary Nears

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:57am

Next week marks the five-year anniversary of the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., that killed 12 people. Tom and Terry Sullivan remember one of the victims: their son, Alex.

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A Year After Coup Attempt, Erdogan's Purge Shows No Sign Of Slowing

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:57am

This weekend marks one year since the coup attempt in Turkey. Turkish President Erdogan is using the date to say the government must continue the sweeping purge that has gone beyond coup plotters.

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