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British Police Confirm 19 People Dead After Reported Explosion At Manchester Arena

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 6:36pm

Police say about 50 people have been injured in what is being treated as a terrorist incident. Witnesses report frantic efforts by concertgoers to flee after an Ariana Grande show.

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At The Dawn Of Recorded Sound, No One Cared

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 5:58pm

In the late 19th century, French inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville patented the earliest known sound recording device. But his accomplishments were only recognized recently.

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U.S.-Turkey Dispute Over Washington Protest Heats Up

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 5:33pm

Turkey is calling for a full investigation of "aggressive" actions taken by American security personnel following a protest-turned-brawl outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C.

White House Moves To Block Disclosure Of Ethics Waivers For Trump Appointees

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 5:00pm

The Office of Government Ethics wants to know which Trump appointees who worked for corporations and lobbying firms have been given waivers from ethics rules. The White House has halted that search.

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Face-To-Face Sleep Education Plus 'Baby Boxes' Reduces Bed Sharing

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:39pm

The two-pronged approach to promoting safe sleep led to a 25 percent drop in the risky practice of bed sharing with babies in the first eight days of life, a study found. But more research is needed.

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State Lawmaker: Sorry For Saying Confederate Statue Removers 'Should Be Lynched'

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:25pm

In a Facebook post over the weekend, Mississippi state Rep. Karl Oliver said New Orleans politicians "should be LYNCHED" for taking down the memorials. He took it back on Monday.

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Justice Department Narrows Scope Of 'Sanctuary Cities' Executive Order

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:07pm

The move by Attorney General Jeff Sessions comes after a federal judge blocked a key part of the directive, the threat of withholding federal funds.

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Nicky Hayden, Champion Motorcyclist, Killed In Italy

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:52pm

Hayden was riding a bicycle on the Rimini coast when he was hit by a car, suffering traumatic head and chest injuries.

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That Amazing Moment When 82 Chibok Girls And Families Reunited

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:51pm

On Saturday, jubilant families were reunited with the daughters who'd been held captive by Boko Haram for three years.

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Homeland Security Extends Protections For Thousands Of Haitians In U.S.

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:48pm

Some 58,000 Haitians are in the U.S. under a program known as Temporary Protected Status, which Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has extended for six months.

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Ford Replaces CEO Mark Fields After Stock Prices Dwindle

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:35pm

Ford has just come off two straight years of record earnings. Its F-150 trucks are the best selling vehicles in America. But none of this was enough to save CEO Mark Fields' job. The career Ford executive has been replaced by a relative newcomer, Jim Hackett. One reason for the move: Ford's stock price tumbled nearly 40 percent in the three years Fields was at the helm.

Backing Musicians Do The Heavy Lifting On NBC's 'The Voice'

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:35pm

For our series, "Backstage Pass," NPR goes behind the scenes of the hit TV show, The Voice, where we meet the house band and veteran musicians who learn and perform new songs daily.

Princess Engagement Revives Debate Over Rules Of Japan's Monarchy

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:35pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Motoko Rich, the Tokyo bureau chief for The New York Times, about how the engagement of a Japanese princess is reviving a debate about the rigid set of laws that govern Japan's monarchy.

Police Investigate University Of Maryland Killing As Possible Hate Crime

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:35pm

A white University of Maryland student could be charged with a hate crime in the death of a black student who was there visiting friends. Richard Collins was stabbed while waiting for a ride.

'New Yorker' Writer Paints Picture Of James Mattis As Both Soldier And Scholar

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:35pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to reporter Dexter Filkins, about his profile of Defense Secretary James Mattis in the latest issue of The New Yorker. The article comes as President Trump is calling for a $54 billion increase in defense spending, and it follows the administration's recent military actions in Yemen, Syria and Afghanistan.

DNC Staffer's Murder Illustrates How Conspiracy Theorists Spread Fake News

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:35pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Washington Post reporter David Weigel about the conspiracy behind Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich's murder last summer and how fake news is still spreading.

Supreme Court Upholds Rejection Of North Carolina Congressional Districts

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:35pm

The Supreme Court upheld the rejection of two congressional districts in North Carolina by a lower court. The lower court ruled the districts had been unlawfully drawn to diminish the voting power of African Americans and ordered them redrawn.

South African Man Crushed To Death By Wounded Elephant

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:28pm

Theunis Botha was leading a hunting group when the elephant charged and lifted him up in the air. At that point, a member of Botha's party fatally shot the animal.

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Federal Computers Dodge Global Malware Attack ... This Time

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 2:55pm

Experts say federal agencies have taken steps to secure networks, but they remain vulnerable.

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At 94, Lithium-Ion Pioneer Eyes A New Longer-Lasting Battery

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 2:50pm

In 1980, John Goodenough's work led to the lithium-ion battery, now found in everything from phones to electric cars. He and fellow researchers say they've come up with a faster-charging alternative.

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