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2 Years Later, 4 Family Members Arrested For Gruesome Ohio Murders

8 hours 24 min ago

The four allegedly spent months planning the murders. "They did this quickly, coldly, calmly and very carefully ... but not carefully enough," the Pike County sheriff said.

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Officer Gave Security Guard 'Multiple Verbal Commands' To Drop Gun, Police Now Say

8 hours 51 min ago

The agency said Roberson was in "plain black clothing with no markings readily identifying him as a Security Guard." That contradicts what multiple people who say they were witnesses told the media.

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Sri Lanka's Newly Appointed Prime Minister Ousted In No-Confidence Motion

9 hours 3 min ago

Just three weeks after being sworn-in, Mahinda Rajapksa faced a hostile parliament with a majority of lawmakers still loyal to his predecessor, Ranil Wickremesinghe.

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Pence Condemns Myanmar's Suu Kyi For Treatment Of Rohingya, Imprisoned Journalists

9 hours 42 min ago

Speaking at a regional summit in Singapore, the vice president called the persecution of Myanmar's Muslim minority "without excuse." He also called the arrest of two journalists "deeply troubling."

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Man Who Made Fatal 'Swatting' Hoax Call Pleads Guilty To 51 Charges

10 hours 2 min ago

Prosecutors say Tyler Barriss, 26, made numerous hoax phone reporting bombs and other crimes, including one that led police to fatally shoot an unarmed man last year in Wichita, Kan.

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I'll Work With The Other Side When It Makes Sense, Hagedorn Says

10 hours 9 min ago

Steve Inskeep talks to Representative-elect Jim Hagedorn of southern Minnesota about what he hopes to see from his first term in Congress. Hagedorn, a Republican, capture a Democratic seat.

Have You Fled From A Conflict? Tell Us What You Brought With You

10 hours 19 min ago

Since WWII, there have been many conflicts. NPR is doing a series of stories on the people who were uprooted from their homes and what they took with them and we want to hear from you.

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The Cost of Courage: The Two Couples Who Rescued My Family From The Nazis

10 hours 24 min ago

Two couples sheltered Uri Berliner's family when the Nazis came to power. One thrived; the other paid a terrible price.

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A Toy Monkey That Escaped Nazi Germany And Reunited A Family

10 hours 24 min ago

Gert Berliner packed a stuffed monkey when he fled the Nazis as a child. He kept the toy for more than a half century before donating it to a museum, an act that led to a remarkable discovery.

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Hamas And Israel Agree To Egyptian-Brokered Cease-Fire

10 hours 54 min ago

Hamas leaders announced the truce late Tuesday afternoon, thanking Egypt, Qatar, Norway and U.N. efforts. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the cease-fire was "not easy," but "right."

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Aretha Franklin Touches The Infinite In The Long-Delayed Film 'Amazing Grace'

11 hours 24 min ago

It's been worth the long, long wait: Amazing Grace, made in January 1972, is an extraordinary document that depicts an artist at her technical, creative and spiritual heights.

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More Than 3,700 Women Turn Out For The Largest Rosie The Riveter Gathering

11 hours 52 min ago

The Guinness Book of World Record confirmed that a group of women have set the record for most Rosie's ever in one spot.

A Texas Woman Throws A Divorce Party And Blows Up Her Dress

11 hours 58 min ago

A woman in Texas didn't just decide to mark her divorce with a party and burning her dress, she took it a step further embedding her dress in 20 pounds of explosives and then shot it.

Paradise Fire Leaves Most Residence Homeless

12 hours 37 sec ago

Most of the town of Paradise is now homeless. What happens to the town and what happens to the 27,000 without homes in northern California?

Paradise Fire Leaves Most Residence Homelss

12 hours 37 sec ago

Most of the town of Paradise is now homeless. What happens to the town and what happens to the 27,000 without homes in northern California?

Newsbrief: Calif. Wildfires, Brexit And Chinese Muslim Repression

12 hours 10 min ago

The death toll climbs to 48 in Calif. wildfires. British Prime Minister Theresa May presents a Brexit plan to her cabinet today. And a look at China's growing repression of mostly Muslim minorities.

Ask Cokie: Women In Congress

12 hours 10 min ago

Commentator Cokie Roberts answers listener questions about the history of women in Congress.

Mexico Hopes To Legalize Marijuana

12 hours 10 min ago

The party of the incoming Lopez Obrador administration wants to legalize marijuana. The President-elect won't say what he wants but his incoming interior minister says legalization will lower crime.

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May Set To Meet With Her Cabinet To Discuss Brexit

12 hours 10 min ago

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May will meet her cabinet in a special session on today to discuss the draft agreement reached in Brussels on Tuesday that lays out how Britain will leave the EU.

Chicago Security Guard Killed While Detaining An Alleged Shooter By Police

12 hours 10 min ago

Early Sunday morning, Jemel Roberson detained an alleged shooter at the Chicago-area nightclub where he worked as a security officer, when police arrived, they shot and killed Roberson.

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