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Obama's Presidential Library Will Be In Chicago, Foundation Announces

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

President Obama's presidential library will be in Chicago, his foundation announced on Tuesday.

"The future Presidential Center will include the library, museum, as well as office and activity space for the Foundation to inspire and engage citizens here and globally," the foundation said in a press release.

From Chicago, ...

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Another Powerful Earthquake Strikes Nepal

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A magnitude-7.3 earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday, just over two weeks after a massive magnitude-7.8 quake killed more than 8,000 people.

The United States Geological Survey puts today's quake as close to the capital, Kathmandu, as the one two weeks ago.

From Kathmandu, Cindy Stein, the director of global programs ...

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2 Inmates Are Dead After Riot At Nebraska Prison

Monday, May 11, 2015

Two inmates were found dead following a riot at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution in Tecumseh, Neb., on Monday.

The AP reports that authorities finally brought the riot under control this morning. The wire service reports:

"The incident started around 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the facility when staff ...

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Report: Statistics Show That Baltimore Police Seem To Ignore Injuries

Monday, May 11, 2015

Baltimore police seem to ignore injuries suffered by detainees by the hundreds.

That's according to a review of records by The Baltimore Sun.

According to a report published by the paper this weekend, from June 2012 through April 2015, the Baltimore City Detention Center refused 2,600 detainees brought in ...

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Saudi King Won't Attend Camp David Summit

Monday, May 11, 2015

The kings of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have dropped out of a White House summit planned at Camp David on Thursday.

NPR's Peter Kenyon reports that the kingdoms will send deputies instead. Peter filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"U.S. officials say there was no snub intended by ...

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Storms Leave 2 Dead In Arkansas, Another 2 Dead In Texas

Monday, May 11, 2015

(This post was updated at 12:45 p.m. ET.)

A line of strong storms left 2 dead in Nashville, Arkansas, and another two dead in Van, Texas.

CNN reports that Van was badly damaged after the storm system appeared to spawn violent tornadoes. More than 20 people were also injured ...

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Tropical Storm Warning Issued For The Carolinas

Friday, May 08, 2015

The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm warning for parts of South and North Carolina.

Subtropical storm Ana isn't a powerful system — it's only packing 45 mph winds — but it's a little outstanding, because it formed before the traditional June 1st start of the Atlantic Hurricane ...

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Justice Department Opens Civil Rights Investigation Of Baltimore Police

Friday, May 08, 2015

The Justice Department has officially opened a civil rights investigation into the Baltimore Police Department.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake asked for the investigation after her city was beset by protests and riots over the death of Freddie Gray.

During a press conference on Friday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said ...

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Envoys From Norway, Philippines Die In Helicopter Crash In Pakistan

Friday, May 08, 2015

Two diplomatic envoys were killed in Pakistan on Friday after the helicopter they were on crashed in the country's northern area.

Reuters reports:

"As well as Norwegian Ambassador Leif Larsen, Philippine Ambassador Domingo Lucenario and the wives of the ambassadors of Malaysia, the two pilots and a crew ...

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Conservatives Pull Off A Surprisingly Big Win In The U.K.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Updated at 8:21 a.m. ET

After a string of polls that showed a dead heat in the U.K. general elections, last night's contest turned out to be far less surprising.

The Conservatives — led by Prime Minister David Cameron — sailed to an easy victory. According to the BBC, ...

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Cavaliers' Playoff Video Is Called 'Tone-Deaf,' 'Awful'

Thursday, May 07, 2015

A promotional video shown at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland during the Cavaliers vs. Bulls playoff game on Wednesday is being called "tone-deaf" and "awful."

The video is supposed to be a spoof of a United HealthCare ad. Instead it appears to mock an episode of domestic ...

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NSA's Bulk Collection Of Americans' Phone Data Is Illegal, Appeals Court Rules

Thursday, May 07, 2015

The National Security Agency's practice of collecting data about Americans' telephone calls in bulk goes beyond what Congress intended when it wrote Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday.

The three-judge panel was asked to consider whether the program violated the Constitution. ...

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WATCH: The Guardian's U.K. Election Primer For Non-Brits

Thursday, May 07, 2015

The parliamentary system can seem complicated on this side of the pond. Luckily The Guardian gets that and explains a hung parliament and what the queen has to do with all this.

They produced this charming primer of the U.K. elections for non-Brits:

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, ...

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Polls Close In What Could Be Britain's Closest Elections In Decades

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Millions of Britons have voted in what is expected to be the closest general elections in decades.

Polls closed at 10 p.m. local time (5 p.m. ET) and the first results were expected in a few hours. Final results should be clear by Friday.

The first exit poll ...

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Tornadoes Rake Oklahoma, Destroying Homes And Injuring 12

Thursday, May 07, 2015

More than a dozen tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma on Wednesday, destroying homes and injuring 12 people.

The Oklahoman reports that the damage is widespread and that the thunderstorms that spawned the twisters also brought lots of rain that could lead to record flooding.

The paper reports:

"No deaths ...

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Baltimore Mayor Asks Feds To Investigate Police Department

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has asked the Justice Department to open up a civil rights investigation into the city's police department.

"Such an investigation is essential if we are to build on the foundation of reform," she said during a news conference.

Over the past couple of weeks, Baltimore has ...

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U.S. Approves Ferry Service From Florida To Cuba

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The United States issued licenses for ferry service between the United States and Cuba for the first time in five decades.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports the Treasury Department issued at least four licenses to companies that want to establish ferry service to Cuba from Key West, Miami, Fort ...

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Afghan Judge Sentences 4 Men To Death Over Mob Killing Of Woman

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

An Afghan judge sentenced four men to death over the mob killing of a woman who was falsely accused of burning a Koran.

As NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports from Kabul, the brutal death of Farkhunda was captured on video and prompted outcry over violence against women in the country.

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Germanwings Co-Pilot May Have Rehearsed Crash On Earlier Flight, Report Finds

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed a passenger jet into the French Alps may have practiced the crash during an earlier flight.

According to a preliminary report issued by French investigators, Andreas Lubitz set the altitude dial to 100 feet several times during an outbound flight from Duesseldorf, Germany, to ...

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California Regulators Adopt Unprecedented Water Restrictions

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Saying state officials and residents simply haven't done enough to curb water use, California regulators unanimously approved unprecedented water restrictions on Tuesday.

The AP reports:

"The State Water Resources Control Board approved rules that force cities to limit watering on public property, encourage homeowners to let their lawns ...

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