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Missouri Governor Accused Of New Felony, After Allegations Of Assault And Blackmail

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 4:43pm

Eric Greitens was already under pressure to step down over allegations of sexual assault and privacy violation. Now Missouri's attorney general wants him to be charged over his campaign practices.

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Senate Votes To Roll Back Rules Aimed At Fair Auto Lending For Minorities

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 4:11pm

The measure, which now heads to the House, would roll back federal policies aimed at protecting minority buyers from discriminatory loan terms. The vote could lead to the rollback of other rules.

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Why The Rate Of Congressional Confirmations Are Down Under The Trump Administration

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 4:06pm

The Trump Administration is frustrated with what it says is the obstruction of nominees in Congress. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Marc Short, White House Legislative Affairs Director, about why the rate of confirmations is down.

Meet The Southwest Pilot Who Landed A Plane After An Engine Exploded

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 4:06pm

Pilot Tammie Jo Shults is being called a hero after she landed Southwest Flight 1380 when an engine explosion damaged the plane and ultimately killed one passenger. It's a remarkable moment in a pioneering career.

Arrests At Philadelphia Starbucks Store Raise Uncomfortable Questions For Company

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 4:06pm

Starbucks and other companies have touted themselves as a 'third space,' away from home or the office, where everyone is supposed to feel welcome. But events last week in Philadelphia, when two black men were arrested after they refused to leave a Starbucks store, reveal that's not always the case.

Sen. Tom Udall Weighs In On Mike Pompeo's Secretary Of State Nomination

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 4:06pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, about why he opposes the confirmation of CIA Director Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State — and whether there are enough votes to block the nomination.

Behind 'Ear Hustle,' The Podcast Made In Prison

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 4:06pm

Inmate Earlonne Woods and artist Nigel Poor have created a hit podcast from inside California's San Quentin State Prison. Ear Hustle tells stories of prison life, and is now in its second season.

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Gene Therapy For Inherited Blood Disorder Reduced Transfusions

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 4:01pm

A small study finds promise for using gene therapy to treat patients with beta-thalassemia, a blood condition that can cause severe anemia. The experimental treatment is in early development.

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Maine Asylum-Seeker Fights For His Right To Poetry

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 4:00pm

Allan Monga won Maine's Poetry Out Loud competition last month, but the NEA barred him from the national stage because of his immigration status. Now he's suing for his right to participate.

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Puerto Rico In The Midst Of An Island-Wide Blackout

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:59pm

The power outage was caused by heavy machinery that was being used to remove a collapsed transmission tower. Power is expected to be restored over the next day and a half.

Trump, Abe Hold Joint Press Conference, Wrapping Up 2 Days Of Meetings

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:59pm

President Trump and Prime Minister Abe are set to address reporters Wednesday evening as they wind up two days of meetings at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort.

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Climate Change Is Killing Coral On The Great Barrier Reef

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:46pm

The ecosystem has collapsed for 29 percent of the 3,863 reefs in the giant coral reef system, according to new research. Scientists are learning which corals are the "winners" and "losers."

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Citing 'Pattern Of Abuse' By R. Kelly, Dallas Woman Delivers Evidence To Police

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:30pm

Attorney Lee Merritt, on behalf of his anonymous 20-year-old client, held a press conference today during which he accused the singer of abusing his client over the course of their relationship.

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What's At Risk When A Non-Diplomat Engages In Diplomacy

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:22pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jeffrey Lewis of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, about the risks and opportunities that follow when a CIA director meets with a foreign head of state.

Cuba Will Soon Be Led By Someone Who Is Not A Castro

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:22pm

For the first time since 1959, the communist island of Cuba will not be run by a Castro. On Thursday, Raúl Castro will hand the presidency over to a successor, widely believed to be First Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel.

Automatic Voter Registration Could Have A Big Impact By 2020 Election

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:22pm

By Election Day 2018, almost of quarter of Americans will live in states where filling out voter registration postcards will be a thing of the past as more and more states are moving to automatic voter registration.

With 'Honeycomb,' Deafheaven Matches Its Expansive Promise

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:44pm

The first single from the metal band's fourth album, Ordinary Corrupt Human Love, offers a gift for the patient Deafheaven listener.

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LISTEN: Southwest Pilot Tammie Jo Shults Coolly Plans One-Engine, Emergency Landing

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:42pm

"We have a part of the aircraft missing, so we're going to need to slow down a bit," the pilot told air traffic controllers as she prepared for landing with nearly 150 people on board.

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Local Courts Lift Arkansas Weedkiller Ban, Creating Chaos

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:41pm

The state's summertime ban on the use of a popular weedkiller has dissolved, for now, as a result of court decisions. Some confused farmers are rethinking their plans for this year's crops.

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100 Top Colleges Vow To Enroll More Low-Income Students

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:34pm

As more schools band together to commit to recruiting and graduating 50,000 more low-income students, four college president discuss what it will take to get there.

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