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Journalists Argue Russian Interference Has Been Exaggerated

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:02am

The New Yorker's Masha Gessen and Adrian Chen have covered Russia extensively. They tell NPR's David Greene why they think the impact of Russian election interference efforts is largely overblown.

A New Leader For Ireland's Sinn Fein, But Will It Be A New Era?

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:02am

Mary Lou McDonald represents a new generation and could appeal to a wider range of voters in Ireland — but critics warn she's still inextricably tied to many of her party's hard-line policies.

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Auto Industry Healthy Enough To Withstand Next Downturn, Analysts Say

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:02am

U.S. auto sales are expected to decline for the second year in a row. But analysts say the industry is relatively healthy as consumers flock to higher-profit SUVs and trucks.

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1 State? 7 States? Uncertainty Persists About Russian Cyberattacks On U.S. Election

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:00am

The intelligence community has more evidence than it has revealed about Russian interference efforts — but so far it is keeping what it knows secret.

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Russia's 'Fancy Bear' Reportedly Hacks German Government Networks

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 1:25am

German media report that the Kremlin-linked hacking group placed malware in a key government network that may have gone undetected for as long as a year.

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W.Va. Teacher Walkouts, School Closures Continue Despite Governor's Deal With Unions

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 9:52pm

After Gov. Jim Justice and union leaders announced an agreement had been made to end the teacher strike, uncertainty forced all of the state's counties to call off school yet again.

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Georgia School Evacuated After Teacher Barricaded Himself In Classroom And Fired Gun

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 9:37pm

No students were in the classroom when the teacher fired the weapon, and despite a chaotic lockdown, the only injury was a student who hurt her ankle running away.

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Walmart Announces It Will No Longer Sell Guns, Ammunition To Anyone Under 21

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 8:09pm

Walmart, the largest retailer in the U.S., announced it will stop selling guns and ammunition to anyone under 21. The decision comes on the same day that Dick's Sporting Goods said it would stop selling military-style semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity magazines, as well as guns to anyone under 21.




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