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White House Announces New Fuel Efficiency Standards For Trucks, Buses

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 3:33pm

The Obama administration has announced new fuel efficiency standards for trucks and buses.

In Syria, The Battle For Aleppo Traps Some 2 Million People

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 3:33pm

Roughly two million people are trapped by fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo. As conditions on the ground worsen, Russian warplanes based in Iran launched bombing runs against targets in Syria. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to Ambassador Dennis Ross, a former senior Middle East adviser to President Obama.

Everything Is Fair Game In 'Known And Strange Things'

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 3:33pm

Teju Cole's new essay collection covers politics, poetry, music, and even Snapchat. He says he's writing as an "interested non-expert." And he recommends Miles Davis as a cure for election stress.

Minnesota Bookseller Recommends 3 Summer Porch Reads

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 3:33pm

Sue Zumberge of Subtext Books shares her favorite books for summer reading: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough, Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard and Wake Up, Island by Mary Casanova.

FBI Turns Over Secret Clinton Email Documents To GOP Lawmakers

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 3:28pm

Fulfilling a demand from Republicans in Congress, the FBI has shared documents about its closed investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server. Some worry the move sets a bad precedent.

California Court Helps Kids By Healing Parents' Addictions

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 3:00pm

A special court in Sacramento, Calif., aims to keep families together by getting treatment for parents who have substance abuse problems, instead of sending off their kids to foster care.

Embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Resigns After Perjury Conviction

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 2:43pm

Kathleen Kane, once a rising star in the Democratic Party, was convicted on charges that she leaked grand jury information to target a political rival and then lied about it under oath.

Rubio Backs Trump, But Stands By Calling Him A 'Con Man'

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 1:08pm

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio told the Miami Herald editorial board he has "stood by everything I ever said" during his presidential campaign.

Biles Wins Gold, Raisman Silver, In A Duel For Their Last Medals In Rio: Live Blog

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 12:52pm

Americans Simone Biles and Aly Raisman became the first U.S. gymnasts in history to win gold and silver in the women's floor exercise at Rio's Summer Olympics.

Source: Trump To Receive First Intelligence Briefing Wednesday

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 12:44pm

The Republican nominee is set to get his first classified intelligence briefing tomorrow, and he is expected to bring Chris Christie.

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