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Breaking Up City Hall Sit-In, Baltimore Police Arrest 12 Demonstrators

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Baltimore Police arrested a dozen demonstrators who had remained inside City Hall through the early morning.

The protest began last night during a hearing on the permanent appointment of Baltimore Police Interim Commissioner Kevin Davis. As the AP reports, the activists don't want the city council to move forward ...

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New Hubble Images Show Jupiter's Great Red Spot Is Still Shrinking

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Great Red Spot on Jupiter continues to shrink, spectacular new images from the Hubble Space Telescope show. (See big versions of the pictures here and here.)

But, scientists say, the big storm, which has been swirling around the planet for hundreds of years, will likely put up ...

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Israel Deploys Soldiers To Cities To Help Quell Violence

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Israel has started deploying soldiers to cities in an effort to quell escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians.

NPR's Emily Harris reports that in recent weeks, at least seven Israelis and more than two dozen Palestinians have been killed.

As The Associated Press reports, the deployment comes after a ...

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The First Democratic Presidential Debate In 100 Words (And A Video)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

If you missed the first Democratic presidential debate of the 2016 race Tuesday evening, our friends at It's All Politics have wall-to-wall coverage. If you want a quickie, here's a 100-word recap — and video clip — of what happened:

Bernie Sanders foreshadowed a subdued debate without attacks. ...

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Iran Test-Fires A New, Precision-Guided Ballistic Missile

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Iran showed off a new, precision-guided ballistic missile on state television Sunday.

"The Emad missile is able to strike targets with a high level of precision and completely destroy them ... This greatly increases Iran's strategic deterrence capability," Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said at a televised news conference, according ...

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Tamir Rice's Family: Prosecutor Is On A Quest To Avoid Accountability

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The family of a 12-year-old boy who was killed by a Cleveland police officer say that the prosecutor on the case "has been on an 11-month quest to avoid providing that accountability."

The family of Tamir Rice issued a statement after Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty released two independent reports ...

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U.S. Will Make 'Condolence Payments' To Victims Of Kunduz Hospital Airstrike

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The United States says it will offer "condolence payments" to the civilian victims and the family of those killed during a U.S. airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

In a statement, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said that the U.S. will "work with those affected to ...

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Thousands March In Ankara To Mourn Bombing Victims

Sunday, October 11, 2015

A day after a bombing left 95 people dead, thousands of demonstrators gathered on the streets of Ankara on Sunday to the victims.

Many in the crowd chanted anti-government slogans. Others demanded justice.

USA Today reports that some demonstrators wanted to lay flowers near the site of the twin ...

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Thousands Rally In D.C. For 20th Anniversary Of Million Man March

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Thousands of demonstrators marched on the National Mall on Saturday in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March.

The theme of the march this time around was "Justice or Else," and it featured a diverse line-up of speakers who touched on a wide array of issues — ...

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Jerry Parr, Secret Service Agent Credited With Saving Ronald Reagan, Dies

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Jerry Parr, the Secret Service agent credited with saving the life of President Ronald Reagan, has died.

The Washington Post reports that Parr died at a hospice center in Washington. He was 85.

Parr became part of history when John W. Hinckley Jr. opened fire in 1981. As he ...

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In Pictures: At Military Parade, North Korean Leader says He's Ready For War

Saturday, October 10, 2015

North Korea put on a huge military parade on Saturday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party.

Reporting from Seoul, Jason Strother tells our Newscast unit that the country's leader Kim Jong Un gave a rare public speech to kick off the parade.

Kim said that he ...

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More Rain Is Forecast, As South Carolina Recovers From Floods

Saturday, October 10, 2015

After a few days of dry conditions, rain is once again in the forecast for South Carolina.

Torrential rains — in some parts, 20 inches in two days — have caused historic flooding in the state, which is still recovering. Parts of I-95, for example, are still closed.

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At Least 95 Killed In Turkey Twin Blasts At Peace Rally

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Updated at 6:30 p.m.

At least 95 people were killed and another 186 were injured when two bombs exploded during a peace rally in central Ankara, Turkey, the country's Interior Minister, Selami Altinok, said during a press conference on Saturday.

One video from the scene showed demonstrators dancing and chanting ...

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Mexico Says It Will Allow International Experts To Revisit Missing Students Case

Friday, October 09, 2015

Mexico says that it will allow a team of international experts to revisit the case of 43 students who went missing last year.

NPR's Carrie Kahn reports that the United Nations' top human rights official recommended the move after a visit to the country.

Carrie filed this report for our ...

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California Approves A Sweeping Digital Privacy Law

Friday, October 09, 2015

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the most sweeping and stringent digital privacy law in the country on Thursday.

The American Civil Liberties Union called it a "landmark victory for digital privacy."

In essence, the law requires a warrant before any business turns over any of its ...

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U.S. Shelves Program Intended To Train Syrian Rebels

Friday, October 09, 2015

Updated at 1:27 p.m. ET.

The United States has shelved a program that was intended to train moderate Syrian rebel fighters.

As we've reported, the $500 million program, which sought to train 5,400 fighters, has failed. At last count, the U.S. said it had been able to train only ...

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U.S. Says Russian Missiles Intended For Syria Have Crashed In Iran

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Russian cruise missiles that were fired from warships in the Caspian sea and were intended to hit Syrian targets crashed in Iran, instead, a U.S. official tells NPR's Tom Bowman.

Tom reports that the missiles landed in a rural area of Iran. Local television, Tom reports, said "that something crashed ...

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Oklahoma Used The Wrong Drug To Execute Charles Warner

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Updated at 1:57 p.m. ET.

Corrections officials in Oklahoma used the wrong drug to execute Charles Warner back in January.

The revelation was included in Warner's autopsy report, which was just made public by the Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. According to the report, officials used ...

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Kickstarter Partners With United Nations In Campaign To Help Refugees

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

The United Nations Refugee Agency and Kickstarter have joined forces in an effort to raise money to help migrants fleeing the violence in Syria.

In a video, Anne-Marie Gray, executive director and CEO of USA for UNHCR, said this "human tragedy" is the "largest migration crisis of our time."

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Amid Continued Negotiations, UAW Gives Fiat Chrysler A Strike Notice

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

The United Automobile Workers union has issued a strike notice to Fiat Chrysler. In a letter to the company, the union said that any contract extensions would expire at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.

If the union decides to strike, it would be the first strike targeting a Detroit automaker in ...

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