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Top Democrat Says Election Will Decide DACA's Fate

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 5:50pm

Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin is conceding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program won't be extended any time soon. He says the fall election will decide DACA's fate.

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Trump Backs Conflicting Gun Measures While Negotiating With Lawmakers On TV

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 5:19pm

In a freewheeling talk with Republicans and Democrats on efforts to curtail gun violence, President Trump appeared to throw his support behind efforts that are opposed by the powerful gun lobby.

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Spotify Files Papers For Its Entry To The Stock Market

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 5:10pm

The world's most popular music streaming service has announced its long-anticipated plan to debut on the New York Stock Exchange. Spotify's fate, however, isn't entirely in its own hands.

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LISTEN: Dolphins Use Targeted Echolocation To Plan Their Hunting Dives

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 5:00pm

Oxygen is a precious resource for dolphins. A new study suggests they use it efficiently by remembering what they learn during a dive, then applying that information to future foraging expeditions.

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Pedestrian Fatalities Remain At 25-Year High For Second Year In A Row

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 4:55pm

In 2015 and 2016, the number of pedestrians killed in the U.S. increased significantly. In 2017, the number held steady at nearly 6,000 estimated fatalities, according to a new report.

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CEO Of U.S. Olympic Committee Resigns Citing Health Concerns Amid Nassar Fallout

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 4:40pm

A USOC statement cited health issues from prostate cancer as the reason for Scott Blackmun's resignation, at the same time it announced new reforms to protect "the Olympic community" from abuse.

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Episode 827: Three Indicators

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 4:36pm

What do human blood, the conservative tax plan, and beer hops tell us about the world? Find out in today's episode.

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Do Ladies Need Their Own Scotch?

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 4:17pm

In a play on signature top-hatted man on Johnnie Walker scotch bottles, the company introduced the Jane Walker Edition. It's the latest example of seemingly gender-neutral products marketed to women.

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Russia's Olympic Committee Reinstated After Doping Scandal

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 4:13pm

The International Olympic Committee says remaining test results from Russians who competed at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics have come back negative. 168 Russians took part as neutral athletes.

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Amid Pressure From Nassar Case, USOC Chief Executive Scott Blackmun Will Step Down

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 4:09pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Washington Post reporter Sally Jenkins about the resignation of U.S. Olympic Committee chief executive Scott Blackmun, who cited health problems due to prostate cancer as his reason for stepping down, but there have also been calls for his resignation for not doing enough to address the sexual abuse cases within the U.S. Olympics gymnastics team.

'I Can't Believe I Am The First,' Says Oscar-Nominated Female Cinematographer

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 4:09pm

You may know her from such films as Black Panther, where she was director of photography. Now, Rachel Morrison is the first woman ever nominated for an Academy Award in cinematography, for her work on Mudbound,

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Hope Hicks To Resign As White House Communications Director

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 3:49pm

Hicks has worked for President Trump for three years, remaining a close aide even as many others were pushed out.

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