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Judge: No Deposition By Hillary Clinton In Email Lawsuit

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 7:20pm

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch had wanted its lawyers to question Clinton about her use of a private email server while secretary of state. She needs to answer written questions only.

Judge: No Deposition By Hilary Clinton In Email Lawsuit

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 7:20pm

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch had wanted its lawyers to question Clinton about her use of a private email server while secretary of state. She needs to answer written questions only.

Mexican Police Murdered 22 And Manipulated Crime Scene, Review Finds

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 5:35pm

The country's Human Rights Commission accuses federal security forces of nearly two dozen extrajudicial killings during a raid in Michoacan last year. Police are said to have attempted a cover-up.

As Trump Tours Flood-Ravaged La., White House Announces Obama's Going, Too

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 4:58pm

President Obama is heading to Louisiana next week to survey damage from historic flooding there. The announcement by the White House came on the same day GOP nominee, Donald Trump, is doing the same.

Amid Tribe's Protest, Construction Of Oil Pipeline In N. Dakota Halts — For Now

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 4:55pm

Members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe says a crude oil pipeline set to span from North Dakota to Illinois could contaminate their drinking water and sacred lands.

The Little Boy In Aleppo: Can One Photo End A War?

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 4:39pm

The photo of the rescued boy in Syria has inspired sympathy, outrage — and donations. But will it be forgotten tomorrow?

Montana Officials Close Yellowstone River to Fight Fish-Killing Parasite

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 4:32pm

An extraordinary effort to limit a widespread fish kill comes a week before the centennial celebration of the National Park Service.

U.S. Women Win Water Polo Gold Medal, Repeating As Champions

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 4:19pm

It's the most goals ever scored in a women's water polo final, and the widest margin of victory.

As July's Record Heat Builds Through August, Arctic Ice Keeps Melting

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 4:13pm

July 2016 was Earth's hottest month on record. And Arctic ice has shrunk this year almost as much as it did in 2012 — the most severe melt to date.

This Weekend, Water Voles Are Making A Splash In England

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 4:03pm

The swimming critters were once common in the British countryside, but industrialization and rampaging minks have made them endangered. A new effort seeks to reintroduce them at a northern lake.

On The Demise Of Gawker.com: Unsparing, Satiric And Brutal

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:49pm

The Gawker Media site, which is to be shut down next week by its new owner, blurred the lines between public and private with "wit and venom."

Who Are The Duffer Brothers? 'Stranger Things' Creators On Netflix's Summer Hit

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:26pm

Netflix's surprise summer TV hit, Stranger Things, is full of scares and 1980s nostalgia. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Matt and Ross Duffer, the relatively unknown brothers behind the show.

Iowa Republicans Struggle To Reconcile Support For Trump And TPP

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:26pm

Most Iowa Republicans are strong backers of Donald Trump and an Asian free trade deal that Trump opposes.

French Beaches On High Alert After Recent Terror Attacks

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:26pm

As the French go on their August vacations this year, nothing is as it used to be. Even a scenic Normandy beach town, often featured in paintings by the Impressionists, is on its guard.

Sting's Brain Scan Reveals Clues About How The Musical Mind Works

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:26pm

When Dr. Daniel J. Levitin, a McGill University cognitive neuroscientist, mapped the brain of musician Sting in 2007, he found that a musically trained mind will make deep connections to different types of music.

Modern Television Portrays Complex View Of The Middle Class

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:26pm

As part of the All Things Considered series, "The New Middle," we take a look at how the middle class has been portrayed on television.

Many Louisiana Residents Struggle To Recover Without Flood Insurance

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:26pm

Many residents in Louisiana who lack flood insurance are struggling to recover financially from massive floods. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Jim Donelon, the insurance commissioner for the state.

Relief Organizations Flock To Southern Louisiana To Help Flood Victims

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:26pm

Major relief organizations and smaller non-profits are on the ground in southern Louisiana, setting up operations to help the tens of thousands of flood victims.

Questions About Obamacare's Future As Health Insurers Back Out

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:26pm

Aetna announced this week it's dropping out of Obamacare exchanges in 11 of the 15 states where the company has been competing. UnitedHealth and Humana are also scaling back their Obamacare business raising questions about the future of government run exchanges.

'Mother Jones' Reporter Reveals Details Of Life Inside A Private Prison

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:26pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Mother Jones reporter Shane Bauer about what life is like in private prisons. For an undercover piece, he worked as a prison guard in a private prison for four months. On Thursday, the Justice Department said the federal government will not renew its contracts with private prison operators.

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