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Google Announces Foray Into The Wireless Business

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Google announced on Wednesday that it is venturing into the wireless business by offering a service called "Project Fi."

Essentially, Google is using the Sprint and T-Mobile networks to provide wireless access to users of Google Nexus 6 phones.

That means that service will be limited, but the real news ...

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In Sentencing Phase, Prosecutors Say Tsarnaev Is 'Unrepentant And Unchanged'

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is "unrepentant and unchanged."

That's what a prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday as they weighed whether the 21-year-old convicted in the bombings that killed three people and left 264 others wounded should get the death penalty.

NPR's Tovia Smith reports that the prosecution presented ...

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Amid Scandal, DEA Chief Michele Leonhart Will Retire

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

(This post was last updated at 5:23 p.m. ET.)

With her agency embroiled in scandal, Michele Leonhart, the chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration, has decided to retire beginning in mid-May.

In a statement, Attorney General Eric Holder said he appreciated Leonhart's "leadership" and "35 years of extraordinary service to ...

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Baltimore Police Promise Full Investigation Into Man's Death After Arrest

Monday, April 20, 2015

Officials in Baltimore, Md., say they will thoroughly investigate the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died after he was arrested by Baltimore Police more than a week ago.

The case has added fuel to the national debate about use of force by police. In Baltimore, ...

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U.S. Navy Sends Aircraft Carrier To Coast Of Yemen

Monday, April 20, 2015

The U.S. Navy has dispatched an aircraft carrier to waters off the coast of Yemen.

As NPR's Jackie Northam reports, the vessels are joining others in the region in an increasing show of force. She filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"The U.S. Navy says it's deploying the ...

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Argentine Prosecutor Dismisses Accusations Against President

Monday, April 20, 2015

An Argentine prosecutor moved on Monday to dismiss accusations leveled against President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner by the late prosecutor Alberto Nisman.

If you remember, right before he was found dead in his home, Nisman was about to tell lawmakers that he wanted to charge Kirchner for allegedly thwarting an ...

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Marco Rubio Officially Announces He's Running For President

Monday, April 13, 2015

Updated at 6:35 p.m. EDT.

Florida senator Marco Rubio officially announced that he is running for president during a speech in Miami on Monday. He told prospective donors he was launching his candidacy earlier today.

In his speech at the Freedom Tower, which served as an immigrant reception center, Rubio ...

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Attorney General To Employees: You Can't Solicit Prostitutes, Ever

Friday, April 10, 2015

Attorney General Eric Holder sent a memo to all employees at the Department of Justice with a very simple directive: You are not allowed to solicit prostitutes — ever.

The memo follows an Inspector General report that found Drug Enforcement agents had "sex parties" in Colombia with prostitutes paid for ...

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#NPRreads: In Defense Of California And Wearing The Same Thing To Work Daily

Friday, April 10, 2015

#NPRreads is a new feature we're testing out on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom will share pieces that have kept them reading. They'll share tidbits on Twitter using the #NPRreads hashtag, and on occasion we'll share a longer ...

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State Department Recommends Removing Cuba From Terror List

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The State Department has recommended that Cuba be removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, Sen. Ben Cardin, a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in a statement.

Cardin said the recommendation "is an important step forward in our efforts to forge a more ...

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Security Guard Dies After Being Shot At U.S. Census Bureau In Maryland

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Updated: 1 a.m. ET Friday:

A spokeswoman for Prince George's Hospital Center says Lawrence Buckner, the security guard at the U.S.Census Bureau headquarters in Suitland, Md., died at the hospital at 7:19 p.m. Thursday.

The Associated Press reports: An armed man kidnapped a woman, shot the guard at the Census ...

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PHOTO: Vice President Biden Steals A Baby's Pacifier

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden has a long history of public gaffes. So much so that the Onion has published a series based on a parody of Biden as an administration screw-up and boozy womanizer.

Last night, we got another Biden surprise when Georgina Bloomberg, a professional equestrian and the ...

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White House Says It Supports Efforts To Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The White House said on Wednesday that it supports efforts to ban therapies aimed at converting gay and transgender minors into heterosexuals.

"Often, this practice is used on minors, who lack the legal authority to make their own medical and mental health decisions," White House adviser Valerie Jarrett said ...

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Man Who Filmed S.C. Shooting: 'You Pay For Your Decisions In This Life'

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The man who filmed a white police officer in South Carolina shooting an unarmed black man as he was running away says he turned over the video to Walter Scott's family because it deserved to know the truth.

"I thought about his position, their situation. ... If I were ...

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Poll: Obama More Popular Than Fidel And Raúl Castro In Cuba

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

President Obama is more popular among Cuban citizens in Cuba than either President Raúl Castro or former President Fidel Castro.

That's according to a new poll based on 1,200 in-person interviews conducted by Bendixen & Amandi and commissioned by Fusion and Univision.

The poll found that 80 percent ...

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Boston Marathon Bombing Jury Finds Tsarnaev Guilty On All Counts

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

A jury in Boston has found 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty on all counts related to the 2013 bombings of the Boston Marathon. The twin bombings, carried out with his older brother, Tamerlan, killed three people and left 264 others wounded.

The jury convicted Tsarnaev on all charges, ranging from carjacking ...

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South Carolina Police Officer Charged With Murder After Shooting Man In Back

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

A white police officer who shot and killed a black man after a traffic stop was charged with murder in North Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday.

The Post and Courier, a newspaper in Charleston, reports that officials said a video, which shows officer Michael Slager, 33, firing at 50-year-old Walter ...

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2 Illinois State Univ. Athletic Officials Among 7 Dead In Plane Crash

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The associate basketball coach and the deputy athletic director of Illinois State University were two of seven killed in a plane crash near Bloomington, Ill., in the early hours of Tuesday.

The university said Torrey Ward and Aaron Leetch were on a Cessna 414 that was returning from Indianapolis ...

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Coroner Says Illinois Teen Was Shot Twice In The Back By Police

Monday, April 06, 2015

An autopsy has found that a Zion, Ill., teenager who was killed by police over the weekend was twice shot in the back.

According to NBC Chicago, police were called to the scene because of an argument or a fight. Police said when they arrived, Justus Howell, 17, ran.

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Obama: 'Misjudgment' To Make Iran Deal Contingent On Recognizing Israel

Monday, April 06, 2015

In an interview with NPR, the president dismissed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's demand that Iran recognize Israel as part of a nuclear deal.

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