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Former Judge Urges Obama To Commute Sentence He Imposed A Decade Ago

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In a letter to president Obama, a former federal judge is asking that a sentence he handed down in 2004 be commuted.

"In looking back on the case, it was one of the most troubling that I ever faced in my five years on the federal bench," Paul G. ...

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Two Of Cuban Baseball's Brightest Stars Apparently Defect

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

In a further sign that Cuban baseball is in shambles, Cuban state media reports that two of the island's brightest stars left their team in Santo Domingo after competing in the Caribbean Series.

Lourdes Gourriel Jr., 22, and his older brother Yulieski, 31, left the team hotel in the early ...

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WATCH: Republicans — Then And Now — Talking About Drug Addiction

Monday, February 08, 2016

If you pay attention to way Republican presidential candidates are talking about drug abuse, it seems vastly different from the way the party leaders of the past talked about the issue.

Perhaps the new, more compassionate stance was synthesized best by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during Saturday's GOP debate.

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In Pictures: The Taiwan Earthquake And Rescue Operations

Sunday, February 07, 2016

The magnitude-6.4 earthquake has left 26 people dead. Camila had the news in an earlier post.

Here is the story in photographs, which tell stories of life and death, destruction and hope in the quake's aftermath:

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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The 8th Republican Debate In 100 Words (And 3 Videos)

Saturday, February 06, 2016

This was the most intense Republican debate yet — not a surprise with several candidacies on the line with the New Hampshire primary just days away. After his loss in Iowa, you may have expected Trump to come out swinging, but others did the work for him. Cruz backed down ...

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Theft And Artistry: Coldplay, Beyoncé In India Spark Discussion On Appropriation

Saturday, February 06, 2016

These days, it's pretty much impossible to miss a discussion on cultural appropriation. But we explore where we draw the line between what's acceptable and what's downright offensive.

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The 5th Democratic Debate In 100 Words (And A Video)

Thursday, February 04, 2016

The fifth Democratic debate was the first mano-a-mano encounter of the campaign. It meant there was enough room for an extended argument over the word "progressive." The biggest clash came when Sanders accused Clinton of taking Wall Street money. Clinton fired back that it was time to end that "artful ...

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WHO Declares A Global Public Health Emergency Over Zika Virus

Monday, February 01, 2016

The World Health Organization has declared the cluster of microcephaly associated with the spread of the Zika virus to be a public health emergency of international concern — a designation reserved for an"extraordinary event" that is "serious, unusual or unexpected."

Dr. Margaret Chan, the WHO's director-general, said during a press ...

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The 7th Republican Debate (And Trump's 'Special') In 100 Words (And 3 Videos)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Trump stayed true to his word and didn't show up for the seventh GOP debate. Joking, Cruz channeled Trump: "Everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly," he said to laughs. Trump faded and immigration once again flared as the most controversial subject among Republicans. Case in point, Cruz, ...

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Ferguson, Justice Unveil Draft Of Negotiated Consent Decree

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The City of Ferguson, Mo., and the Justice Department have released a draft of the consent decree that they have negotiated.

The 127-page proposed agreement creates guidelines for training police officers on issues like when they should use force and how they can "reorient Ferguson's use-of-force policies toward de-escalation ...

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FCC Chairman Issues Proposal Seeking To 'Unlock' Cable Box Market

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

If FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has his way, most people who subscribe to cable will stop paying a monthly fee to rent a set-top box from their provider.

As we've reported, about 99 percent of cable TV subscribers rent their cable boxes, netting cable companies about $19.5 billion a ...

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Hey! Let's Vote On Your Best Suggestions On What To Name 'Planet Nine'

Monday, January 25, 2016

We're just circling back to this, because, well news. But we have now sifted through the hundreds of suggestions you, our whip-smart audience, put forward on what we should name "Planet Nine."

(In case you haven't heard, scientists have some convincing evidence that somewhere far beyond Neptune, ...

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Supreme Court: Ban On Automatic Life Sentences For Juveniles Is Retroactive

Monday, January 25, 2016

The Supreme Court has ruled that a previous decision that put an end to automatic life sentences without parole for juveniles should be retroactive.

The 6-3 ruling means that some 2,100 juvenile murders will now have the possibility of parole.

As NPR's Nina Totenberg reported, this case was ...

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Words You'll Hear: Clean Up

Sunday, January 24, 2016

NPR's Eyder Peralta talks cleaning up after a massive snowstorm blanketed the Northeast over the weekend.

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Teaching Kids About Slavery: Picture Books Struggle With The Task

Friday, January 22, 2016

Experts say picture books that whitewash the history of slavery are just a symptom of an adult society. How can we explain it to kids, they argue, if we can't talk about it ourselves?

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Hey! Let's Name That New 'Planet'

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Today we got news that scientists have evidence that points to a super-Earth way out beyond Neptune.

If telescopes can verify its existence, it would become a brand new planet in our solar system. Scientists are, for now, referring to it as Planet Nine. We know we're getting ahead ...

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Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Case On Obama's Immigration Actions

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Supreme Court of the United States has decided to review a challenge to President Obama's executive actions on immigration.

As we've reported, back in November 2014, Obama announced plans to shield from deportation up to 5 million immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. Even before his ...

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Amid Controversy, Scholastic Pulls Picture Book About Washington's Slave

Monday, January 18, 2016

After a torrent of criticism, Scholastic has decided to stop distributing A Birthday Cake for George Washington, a picture book about one of George Washington's slaves.

The historical book tells the story of Hercules, a slave used by the president as his chef. It shows Hercules and his daughter Delia ...

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Mechanical Failure Led Boats To Iranian Waters, U.S. Says In New Account

Monday, January 18, 2016

The United States Central Command is releasing new details about how two American Riverine Command Boats with 10 American sailors ended up in Iranian waters last week.

According to the account released by CENTCOM on Monday, one of the boats' diesel engines began to have trouble while it traveled from ...

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WATCH: SpaceX Rocket Explodes In Attempt To Land On A Barge

Monday, January 18, 2016

Space is hard.

We were reminded of that yesterday when SpaceX tried to land a Falcon 9 rocket on a barge in the Pacific.

If you remember, SpaceX made history when another Falcon 9 successfully launched a satellite into orbit and then navigated back down to Earth, landing safely ...

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