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Two State Officials In Michigan Face Charges Over Flint Water Crisis

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 10:19am

The director of Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services was charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the Flint water crisis.

GOP Baseball Practice Shooting: Senator Says He Saw Gunman Behind Backstop

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 10:09am

Sen. Jeff Flake says he saw who was firing shots at a GOP baseball practice. According to Flake, the man fired more than 50 shots. After Flake heard the shooter was down, he helped the wounded.

GOP Baseball Practice Shooting: 'We Dove For The Dugout'

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 9:34am

A shooting at a congressional batting practice in Alexandria, Va., injured several people. Sen. Jeff Flake, who was there, says after hearing shots, those on the field who could sought cover.

GOP Baseball Practice Shooting: Scalise, Staff Injured

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 9:33am

A shooting in Alexandria, Va., has left several people wounded. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot in the hip and is in stable condition. The suspect was arrested and is in custody.

Injuries Reported After GOP Baseball Practice Shooting

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 8:47am

Multiple people were shot in Alexandria, Va., according to police. Multiple news organizations are reporting that a congressional baseball practice was being held and that there are injuries.

For Christians In Egypt, Building A New Church Can Set Off Violence

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 6:40am

Christians in Minya province have faced long-running tensions with their Muslim neighbors over an issue central to their survival as a community — whether they can build churches.

Citing Trump's Privacy, Jeff Sessions Fails To Answer Many Questions

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 6:40am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon about Attorney General Sessions testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Wyden, who's on the panel, had questions for Sessions.

A New Way To Do Research For A Paper On Kleptomania

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:11am

A college student in Wyoming was arrested trying to leave a store with three TVs. Police said they found many stolen items in her dorm room. She told police she was working on a paper on kleptomania.

'A Number Of Fatalities' In Massive London Building Fire

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:11am

Fire consumed a high-rise apartment tower in west London overnight. The London Fire Brigade says there have been a number of fatalities.

When You Want To Go To Jail, This Is Worse

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:11am

In Kansas City, a man says he robbed a bank to be jailed, so he would get away from his wife. But his public defender cited the defendant's health issues, and instead he will get home confinement.

Morning News Brief: Democrats Sue Trump, GOP Health Care Plan's Future

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:11am

More than 190 Democrats in Congress are suing President Trump over foreign payments to his businesses. Also, a look at the future of the Republican health care plan, and white phosphorous use in Iraq.

How Trump Is Reacting To Sessions' Testimony

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:11am

President Trump is trying to change media focus from Russia to his agenda. He traveled to Wisconsin Tuesday to talk health care and job training.

Tracy K. Smith Named U.S. Poet Laureate

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:11am

The Library of Congress has named Tracy K. Smith as the the country's new poet laureate. She's the author of three collections of poetry and won the Pulitzer Prize in 2012.

Congressional Democrats Sue Trump

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:11am

Rachel Martin speaks with Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Democrat from Maryland, about a lawsuit from members of Congress who are suing President Trump for violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.

A Pesticide, A Pigweed And A Farmer's Murder

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:11am

One farmer's improper use of a Monsanto pesticide damaged another's field and led to a shooting. The dispute reveals divisions among neighbors and economic tradeoffs over the right way to farm.

How The GOP Health Plan Looks In The Senate

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:11am

We look at what the Senate is expected to do with the Republican health care plan passed by the House.

The Next Steps In The Effort To Pass The GOP Health Care Plan

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep talks with Republican Rep. Rodney Davis, a member of the moderate Tuesday Group. He's been a proponent of the Republican health care plan, and talks about what's next for the bill.

The Social Media App Where Nothing Matters

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:11am

Binky looks like a social media app, but nothing you do on it matters. It's not connected to anyone you know. Creator Dan Kurtz says "it's all meaningless."

U.S.-Backed Forces Continue Effort To Drive ISIS From Raqqa

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:11am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Army Lt. Gen. Steve Townsend about the offensive to unseat ISIS from its stronghold in Raqqa.

Southern Baptists Update Bible's Language On Gender

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:11am

Faced with declining membership among millennials, the Southern Baptists are seeking to modernize their language. The denomination has adopted a new Bible with more gender-neutral terms.




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