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'Veep': So Funny You'll Pass Out

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

Graham Perrett, a member of Australia's Parliament, laughed so hard at an episode of the show Veep that he choked on his dinner, knocked his head and fell unconscious. But he said he woke up laughing.

Morning News Brief: GOP Health Care Plan, Trump Eases Religious Group Restrictions

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

After weeks of wrangling, the GOP will send a health care bill to a vote Thursday. Also, President Trump is expected to sign an executive order relaxing political restrictions on religious groups.

Parade Floats And Altered K-Pop Songs Mark South Korea's Coming Election

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

With tensions rising over North Korea's nuclear program, you might expect a kind of panic in South Korea. But there's an altogether different scene happening in Seoul ahead of the election.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Moon Jae-in Campaign)

As ISIS Loses Ground, Returning Fighters Create A New Worry

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

The Islamic State keeps losing ground. But defeat in the Middle East would not mean the end of ISIS. U.S. counterterrorism officials are already thinking about what's likely to come next.

Republican Rep. Tom Cole On GOP Health Care Bill

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma tells Steve Inskeep the House should pass the Republican health care plan. But he says to not sweat the details, because the Senate will change the bill anyway.

Louisiana Attorney General To Consider Prosecution In Alton Sterling Case

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

The Justice Department announced it will not bring charges against white police officers who killed Alton Sterling, a black man in Baton Rouge, La. The state is now looking into a criminal case.

Struggling To Survive, A Small Town Banks On Energy Efficiency

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

It's been 10 years since a tornado nearly wiped Greensburg, Kan., off the map. It's rebuilt to energy-efficient standards, primed for a comeback. What it lacks is people.

Whether She Wins Or Loses, Marine Le Pen Has Changed French Politics

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

The two candidates in the French presidential election held their final debate Wednesday. Even if she loses, the far-right Marine Le Pen has moved her agenda into the French political mainstream.

'The Forward': A Small Publication With An Outsized Influence

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

The Forward is a small publication with a Jewish-American audience. Its reporting has done more than anyone to undermine the position of White House counterterrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka.

Planned Attack Raises Concerns About Far-Right Extremists In The German Military

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

Allegations that far-right extremists are active inside the German armed forces have sparked a rift between Germany's defense minister and her generals.

Millions Of Lives At Risk In Yemen, Aid Group Official Says

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council Jan Egeland about the ongoing war and humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

Police Close Investigtion Into Judge's Death, 'Likely Suicide'

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 1:45am

The NYPD has completed its investigation into the death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman on the New York Court of Appeals. The medical examiner will make a final ruling.

(Image credit: Hans Pennink/AP)

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