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World Health Organization Elects First Director General From Africa

3 hours 1 min ago

The new leader, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia, will be expected to reform the bureaucratic agency and deal with the world's growing health problems.

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Trump Budget Deals 'Devastating Blow' To Low-Income Americans, Advocates Say

3 hours 26 min ago

The administration's motive is to get as many people back into the workforce as possible in an effort to spur economic growth, said OMB Director Mick Mulvaney.

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Study Finds 20 Percent Of Children Killed In Car Crashes Were Improperly Restrained

3 hours 33 min ago

A review of child deaths after fatal car crashes found wide variations by state and region, and suggests state authorities could radically decrease child deaths by changing traffic safety laws.

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One Huge Problem With Trump's Promise To Grow The U.S. Economy

3 hours 39 min ago

The president has long looked to China and India as a model for galloping economic growth. Here's why it's unlikely that the U.S. could grow even half as fast.

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White House Budget For 2018: Read The Full Plan

3 hours 49 min ago

President Trump released his budget on Tuesday, which proposes deep cuts to federal safety nets, like food stamps. The plan builds off of the blueprint that the White House distributed in March.

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Victims Of Manchester Bombing Include 8-Year-Old, 18-Year-Old

3 hours 54 min ago

Authorities say at least 22 victims died in the attack at an Ariana Grande concert. Three of them have been named so far: an 8-year-old girl, an 18-year-old college student and a man in his late 20s.

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever On World Cafe

4 hours 14 min ago

The Melbourne band consists of a pair of brothers and a pair of cousins, plus one. Hear its Cinderella story — from playing bedroom jams to signing with Sub Pop — in this session.

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Attacks Increase As ISIS Loses Territory In Iraq And Syria

4 hours 44 min ago

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for Monday night's attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.

CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo On GOP Health Care Plan, Opioid Crisis And Tax Overhaul

4 hours 56 min ago

CVS Health is one major company that stands to feel a big impact from repealing the Affordable Care Act.

'Like A God,' Google A.I. Beats Human Champ Of Notoriously Complex 'Go' Game

4 hours 58 min ago

"Last year, it was still quite humanlike when it played," the world's No. 1 Go player, Ke Jie, said after losing the first of a three-match series. "But this year, it became like a god of Go."

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Disney Bets On 'Avatar' Theme Park

5 hours 3 min ago

Eight years after "Avatar" came out, Disney is hoping the film's success will translate to a new theme park.

Mueller Approved By Justice Dept. Ethics Team, Despite Former Law Firm's Ties

5 hours 8 min ago

Robert Mueller, former FBI director, had been working for a law firm whose clients include Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort. Justice has ruled Mueller may serve as special counsel.

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Michael Flynn's Ties To Turkey Raise Legal Questions

5 hours 16 min ago

Here & Now's Robin Young talks with Vera Bergengruen of McClatchy News, who has done a deep dive on Flynn's Turkey connection.

Chinese Student's Commencement Speech In U.S. Isn't Going Over Well In China

5 hours 17 min ago

Shuping Yang praised the "fresh air of free speech" in the U.S. during her commencement address at the University of Maryland. That sparked a backlash from classmates and from people in China.

Harry Styles And Dan Auerbach Strive For Authenticity On 2 New Solo Albums

5 hours 21 min ago

Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Styles' self-titled solo album, as well as Waiting on a Song, by Auerbach of The Black Keys. Tucker says the new albums "meet in a middle-ground of forced humility."

'Times' Book Review Editor Shares Her Love Of Reading In 'My Life With Bob'

5 hours 21 min ago

Pamela Paul of The New York Times talks about her own new book, which chronicles every book she's read since she was 17 years old. Even if a work isn't great, she refuses to brush it aside cavalierly.

'Smile Stealers' Recalls A Time When Dentists Routinely Reached For The Pliers

5 hours 21 min ago

Medical historian Richard Barnett traces the history of dentistry in his new book. He says that prior to the 18th century, the profession was often practiced by charlatans with "big muscles."

Perceived Extremes: Kendrick Lamar Takes His 'Mask Off' On New Future Remix

5 hours 27 min ago

When a remix challenges rap's preconceived notions with a collaboration between the conscious king and the trap star, what more can you ask for?

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'Peace Is A Choice,' Trump Says During Appearance With Palestinian Leader

5 hours 41 min ago

Trump provided few specifics about how a deal might be achieved in a peace process that has been stalled for years. He said it could "begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East."

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Trump's Budget Proposal Slashes Social Spending

5 hours 44 min ago

The budget proposal out Tuesday calls for sharp cuts to programs that provide food stamps, Social Security disability payments and more.

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