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As Democrats Prepare To Take Power In Virginia, Gov. Northam Focuses On Gun Control

Friday, November 08, 2019

Democrats will soon control Virginia for the first time since 1993. Gov. Ralph Northam tells NPR: "With a Democratic Senate and House, I believe we can move forward with common sense gun legislation."


German Airline Lufthansa Grounds 1,300 Flights As Flight Attendants Strike

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Thousands of employees picketed outside of airports in Germany. Lufthansa, that nation's largest carrier, expects 180,000 passengers will be affected by the two-day work stoppage.


Pete Buttigieg Says Donald Trump Is 'Least Qualified Of All' Candidates In 2020 Race

Thursday, November 07, 2019

The mayor of South Bend, Ind., sat down for NPR's Off Script interview series with presidential candidates. Buttigieg says "being newer on the scene" is a boost to his candidacy.


Voters Cast Ballots On Affirmative Action, Sanctuary Cities, In Off-Year Elections

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

In Tucson, Ariz., residents rejected a "sanctuary city" label. In San Francisco, they supported a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes, and in Jersey City, N.J., they closed the door on Airbnb.


Russian Court Sentences Jehovah's Witness To 6 Years In Prison For 'Extremism'

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

A string of Jehovah's Witnesses have been convicted since Russia's Supreme Court banned the Christian denomination as an "extremist organization" in 2017.


Trump Takes In UFC Fight In NYC, Days After Tweeting Residency Change To Florida

Saturday, November 02, 2019

This will be Trump's second sporting event in the span of a week. The president's connections to UFC go back to at least 2001.


After Days Of Resignations, The Last Of The Deadspin Staff Has Quit

Friday, November 01, 2019

Staffers at the sports and culture website began to leave en masse earlier this week following a directive from executives to "stick to sports." The future of the site is up in the air.


Not So Sweet: Nestlé Issues Recall Over Possible Rubber In Cookie Dough

Friday, November 01, 2019

Nestlé USA listed 26 products that may contain "food-grade rubber pieces." They include "ready-to-bake refrigerated Nestlé Toll House Cookie Dough bars, tubs and tube-shaped 'chubs.' "


ISIS Confirms Baghdadi's Death And Names His Successor

Thursday, October 31, 2019

The Islamic State named Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi as its new leader days after ISIS founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed himself during a U.S. raid on his compound in northwest Syria.


George Papadopoulos, Former Trump Aide And Felon, Runs For Rep. Katie Hill's Seat

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

George Papadopoulos was convicted for lying to the FBI during the probe looking into Russia's role in the 2016 election. Now he's seeking a House seat that will be vacated by Democrat Katie Hill.


Boeing Chief To Families Of Crash Victims: 'We Are Sorry, Deeply And Truly'

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Dennis Muilenburg was grilled about whether Boeing had a cozy relationship with the FAA and if the airline tried to conceal information about flaws in its onboard flight-control system, called MCAS.


Elijah Cummings Funeral: Watch Obama, Clinton Eulogize Baltimore's Favorite Son

Friday, October 25, 2019

In addition to the former presidents, Kweisi Mfume, Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton had been expected to speak at the service at the New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore.


Spain Moves Dictator Francisco Franco's Remains, After Months Of Legal Battles

Thursday, October 24, 2019

The exhumation began Thursday morning. Spain's Supreme Court ruled unanimously last month the government could move Franco's remains from the Valley of the Fallen, where he's been buried since 1975.


After Slamming Trump, Biden Apologizes For Referring To 'Partisan Lynching' In 1998

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

"This wasn't the right word to use and I'm sorry about that," Joe Biden tweeted after a video resurfaced of him using the term to describe the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.


Turkey, Russia Reach Deal To Control Syrian Areas Once Patrolled By The U.S.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to jointly patrol an area in northern Syria previously controlled by Kurdish forces with U.S. support.


Andrew Yang Says There Is No Guarantee Impeaching Trump Will Be Successful

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Yang says Democrats need to articulate a vision for the country. "When we're talking about Donald Trump, we are losing to Donald Trump, even if it's in the context of talking about impeaching him."


Baltimore Responds To Elijah Cummings' Death

Friday, October 18, 2019

Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Democrat from Maryland, was widely admired as a champion for his hometown of Baltimore. Residents of Baltimore react to the news of his death.


Ex-Pompeo Aide Is Latest State Department Official To Talk In Impeachment Inquiry

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Michael McKinley says he quit his job and then testified to House investigators because of the use of ambassadors "to advance domestic political objectives."


Cory Booker Asked About Struggles With Black Voters: 'Let My Work Speak For Me'

Monday, October 14, 2019

The New Jersey senator sat down for NPR's interview series Off Script and was asked by an undecided voter why some residents in his hometown of Newark don't see him as "the voice" of black youth.


Cory Booker On Impeachment: 'I Swore An Oath To Protect And Defend The Constitution'

Saturday, October 12, 2019

The New Jersey senator and presidential hopeful says Congress must take action. "Politics be damned. I have a job to do, which is to hold the executive accountable and we should be doing that."