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Guantanamo's Near-Empty Lockups Have Been Readied For More Prisoners

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:01am

The U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is ready to accept more captives who may be sent there under President Trump's newly signed order to keep the prison open. A rare inside tour provides a first-hand look at Gitmo's revival.

What Gun Law Changes Would GOP Lawmakers Consider?

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:01am

After past mass shootings, the Republican Party has resisted calls for increased gun-control measures. Steve Inskeep talks to GOP political consultant Alex Conant about whether last week's Florida shooting changed that.

Critics Raise Questions About Donald Trump Jr.'s Visit To India

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:01am

While in India, Donald Trump Jr. is scheduled to give a foreign policy speech in front of prominent politicians, after promoting his family's real estate projects across the country.

California Aims To Get Past The Yuck Factor Of Recycled Wastewater

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:01am

With the potential of another drought looming, California is looking at recycled wastewater as a source for drinking. Recycled water is California's single largest source of new water supplies.

Trump Considers Improving Background-Check System For Gun Purchases

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:01am

After last week's school shooting in Florida, there may be new pressure ahead with plans for the president to hold listening sessions with students and meet with law enforcement officials this week.

TV Viewership Is Down For Pyeongchang Olympics

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:01am

NBC — which carries the games — has seen a big dip in the audience tuning in to primetime TV broadcasts. At the same time, the streaming numbers are way up from four years ago.

'New York Magazine': Do You Believe Anita Hill Now?

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Jill Abramson, who writes in New York Magazine about the long-standing sexual harassment allegations against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Morning News Brief

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:01am

A spokesman says President Trump is open to improving the background-checks system for gun purchases. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School remains closed after last week's deadly shooting.

Trump Endorses Romney For U.S. Senate, But Does It Signal Détente?

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 3:17am

Pundits have speculated that the famously strained relationship between the president and the former presidential candidate could mean a future Sen. Romney would be a thorn in Trump's side.

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Rules For 2018 Aim To Speed Up How Long It Takes To Play A MLB Game

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 2:28am

Among the changes, Major League Baseball will impose stricter limits on mound visits and commercial breaks will be shorter.

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Shib Sibs Win Bronze, French Pair Win Silver In 'Incredible' Ice Dance Event

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:21am

"This was an incredible ice-dance event and to know we gave it our very best means everything," Maia Shibutani said afterwards.

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French Olympic Ice Skater Has 'Nightmare' Wardrobe Malfunction

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 8:33pm

Gabriella Papadakis left the rink on the verge of tears after her costume came undone and her breast was briefly exposed. But the dancer and her partner still have a shot at the gold.

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French Olympic Ice Skater Has 'Nightmare' Wardrobe Malfunction

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 8:33pm

Gabriella Papadakis left the rink on the verge of tears after her costume came undone and her breast was briefly exposed. But the dancer and her partner still have a shot at the gold.

(Image credit: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

What's It Like To Be Rich? Ask The People Who Manage Billionaires' Money

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 8:01pm

Several years ago, sociologist Brooke Harrington decided to explore the secret lives of billionaires. What she found, she said, shocked her.

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Insecurity At the Munich Security Conference As Global Crises Grow More Contentious

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 4:54pm

Compromise and consensus has been replaced by confrontation and ultimatums at the Munich Security Conference, leaving transatlantic relations on edge.

Chicago Fans Bounced For Racist Taunts Aimed At Capitals' Devante Smith-Pelly

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 4:48pm

Four Chicago Blackhawks fans were ejected from their home arena for racially taunting a black player from the visiting Washington Capitals.

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New York Times Investigates Ambush Of U.S. Soldiers In Niger

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 4:17pm

A New York Times investigation has found new details about an ambush in Niger last year that left four U.S. soldiers dead. Host Ari Shapiro talks with Rukmini Callimachi who reported the story.

Laura Ingraham Told LeBron James To Shutup and Dribble; He Went to The Hoop

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 4:04pm

Fox News host Laura Ingraham told Lebron James to "shut up and dribble" after James made a comment about Pres. Donald Trump.

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Court Decides Pennsylvania Voting Map

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:52pm

Pennsylvania's supreme court has decided what the state's congressional map will be after declaring the current outlines an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.

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Grocery Bagging Champ

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:46pm

Trevor DeForest, 35, of Maquoketa, Iowa won the national title last week at the National Grocery Association's Best Bagger competition in Las Vegas.

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