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Houston Narrows The Scope Of Controversial Subpoena Of Pastors' Sermons

Friday, October 17, 2014

Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced on Friday that the city would narrow the scope of a controversial subpoena that asked five local pastors for copies of some of their sermons and communications.

The subpoena — which sits at the uncomfortable intersection of church and state — drew immediate ire from ...

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Citing Previous Rulings, Federal Judge Throws Out Arizona Gay-Marriage Ban

Friday, October 17, 2014

In a process that will surely be repeated across the United States, a federal judge in Arizona ruled that the state's ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge John W. Sedwick said that the legal opinion in his circuit is clear: The Court of Appeals for the 9th ...

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Biden's Son, Hunter, Discharged From Navy Over Failed Cocaine Test

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, has been discharged from the Navy after testing positive for cocaine, a source familiar with the matter tells NPR's Tom Bowman.

Navy spokesman Cmd. Ryan Perry tells Tom:

"Ensign Hunter Biden was selected for commission through the Direct Commission Officer Program in 2012. ...

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Obama Says It 'May Be Appropriate' To Appoint Ebola Czar

Thursday, October 16, 2014

For the second night in a row, President Obama addressed the American public after meeting with his cabinet about Ebola.

Obama assured Americans that their federal government is taking "this very seriously at the highest level, including me."

"What remains true is this is not an airborne disease," Obama said. ...

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Venezuela, A Diplomatic Rival For U.S., Wins Seat On U.N. Security Council

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Venezuela, a long-time diplomatic thorn on the side of the United States, has won a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

The Christian Science Monitor reports that unlike the last time Venezuela vied for a spot, this time the country was able to get enough votes easily.

The ...

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WATCH: Florida's Gubernatorial Debate Gets Off To A Bizarre Start

Thursday, October 16, 2014

"What just happened?"

That's how NPR member station WLRN in Miami summed up last night's gubernatorial debate in Florida, which started with a shot of an empty stage. The audience thought it was a joke and then we learned that Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, and his challenger, former ...

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Nurse Nina Pham To Be Transferred To NIH For Ebola Treatment

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Updated at 7:53 p.m. ET

Nina Pham, the 26-year-old nurse who became infected with Ebola after treating a patient with the disease at a Dallas hospital, will be transferred to a high-level containment facility at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the ...

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Kansas City Royals Sweep Baltimore Orioles To Advance To World Series

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Kansas City Royals, who had not seen the playoffs since 1985, have swept the Baltimore Orioles, winning the American League pennant and securing a spot in the World Series.

As The New York Times puts it, right now, the Royals can do no wrong. The team has yet ...

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Texas College Rejects Nigerian Applicants, Citing Ebola

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A small, two-year college in Texas sent at least two Nigerian students rejection letters saying they were not "accepting international students from countries with confirmed Ebola cases."

The story came to light when Idris Ayodeji Bello, a Nigerian activist and entrepreneur, tweeted a copy of a letter apparently sent ...

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In 2014, U.S. Budget Deficit Falls To Pre-Recession Level

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

As tax revenues increased and spending cuts took effect, the 2014 budget deficit dropped to the lowest level in six years.

In a statement, the Treasury Department hailed the news by pointing out a few key figures:

-- "The deficit in FY 2014 fell to $483 billion, $197 billion ...

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CDC: Second Dallas Nurse 'Should Not Have Traveled'

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Updated at 8:43 p.m. ET

A second health care worker who has tested positive for the Ebola virus was airlifted from a Dallas hospital, where she became infected, to Emory University hospital in Atlanta for continued treatment on Wednesday.

Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease ...

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In Mexico, Officials Say They Have Found More Mass Graves

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Authorities in Mexico issued some important updates on the the disappearance of 43 students in the state of Guerrero. According to the Mexican newspaper El Universal:

-- First, authorities said that the 28 bodies inside mass graves found on Oct. 4, are not those of the missing students.

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High Court Places Hold On Texas Law That Would've Closed Most Abortion Providers

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Supreme Court has placed a hold on a 2013 Texas law that was threatening to close most of the state's clinics that perform abortions.

NPR's Nina Totenberg reports that the law was already responsible for the closing of nearly 40 clinics across Texas. Nina filed this report for our ...

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IN PICTURES: A Chaotic, Violent Day In Hong Kong, As Police Clear Streets

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Over the past day, police in Hong Kong have been trying to clear the streets blocked by demonstrators engaged in acts civil disobedience.

As NPR's Frank Langfitt described it, police played a game of whack-a-mole with protesters. They cleared streets only to have protesters erect roadblocks elsewhere.

As Tuesday turned ...

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Benghazi Suspect, Ahmed Abu Khattala, Is Indicted On 17 New Charges

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected leader of the 2012 attack against the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, has been indicted on 17 new charges by a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C.

If you remember, Khattala was captured by special forces in Libya back in June. He appeared ...

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CDC Says It's Monitoring 77 People Who Had Contact With Ebola Patients

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it is monitoring 77 people who had contact with patients diagnosed with Ebola.

Seventy-six of those, CDC Director Tom Frieden said in a press conference, were health care workers who cared for Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in ...

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Gay Marriages To Begin In Idaho, After High Court Lifts Stay

Friday, October 10, 2014

Another day and another state is gearing up to begin gay marriages.

The Supreme Court on Friday lifted a stay on an appellate court ruling that legalized gay marriage in Idaho.

USA Today reports:

"The order allows a federal appeals court decision issued Tuesday to take effect in ...

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WATCH: The Most Charming Thing On The Internet Today

Friday, October 10, 2014

The New York Times invited six second-graders to eat at the acclaimed French restaurant Daniel. The result is the most charming thing on the Internet today.

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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Clinton Documents: 7 Excerpts You Should Read

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Clinton Presidential Library finished releasing documents on Friday that it had withheld from the public.

So far, we haven't found anything in them that tells us something we didn't already know. But many of them give insight into a tumultuous time at the White House.

Here are seven excerpts ...

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Authorities Find Four New Mass Graves In Mexico

Friday, October 10, 2014

Mexican authorities say that they have found four more mass graves near the site in Iguala, Guerrero, where 43 students went missing in September.

The Mexican newspaper El Universal reports that Jesús Murillo Karam, with the attorney general's office, said that they arrested four people, who led them to ...

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