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Why Gina Haspel Would Be Unlike Any CIA Director Before Her

March 22, 2018 - 11:04am

If confirmed, Gina Haspel will become the first career professional of the CIA to rise through the ranks to the top job in a long time, writes Paul Pillar.

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Les Payne, Pulitzer Prize-Winner And NABJ Founder, Dies At 76

March 22, 2018 - 10:41am

He committed himself to improving conditions for African Americans saying "I saw myself as a kind of lead pipe in the hands of people who did not otherwise have a weapon to counter such things."

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How The Trump Organization Mixes Business And Politics In India

March 22, 2018 - 10:25am

Journalist Anjali Kamat spent a year investigating Trump's business deals in India. Her report is in the New Republic and on the WNYC podcast, Trump Inc., which is co-hosted by Andrea Bernstein.

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One Month After Abduction, Boko Haram Brings Home More Than 100 Dapchi Girls

March 22, 2018 - 10:21am

Just one student who reportedly refused to convert to Islam from Christianity remains in captivity. 110 girls were snatched from their school in northeastern Nigeria on Feb. 19.

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Former South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak Is Arrested On Graft Charges

March 22, 2018 - 9:20am

Lee's arrest comes just a year after the impeachment of his successor, Park Geun-hye, over corruption allegations of her own. Both former presidents are now in jail.

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Video Shows Sacramento Police Shooting Unarmed Black Man In Grandparents' Backyard

March 22, 2018 - 8:59am

Body camera footage shows two officers firing about 20 shots at Stephon Clark, then waiting five minutes without giving aid. The officers had responded to a 911 call of a man breaking car windows.

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Lead Lawyer On Trump's Team Handling Special Counsel Russia Probe Resigns

March 22, 2018 - 8:24am

John Dowd recently said the special counsel's Russia investigation should be shut down. He is now leaving, saying, "I love the president and wish him well."

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Trump Orders Stiff Tariffs On China, In Hopes Of Cutting Trade Gap By $50 Billion

March 22, 2018 - 8:15am

Trump ordered stiff new tariffs on a wide range of Chinese imports in response to what the White House calls China's unfair treatment of U.S. technology.

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Woman's Instagram Post About Kenyan Child Ignites Fury

March 22, 2018 - 8:01am

In the post, since deleted, the woman wrote: "One of the happiest moments in your life was probably when you met me and my friends," she wrote.

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Infiltrating Power Grid Would Be Difficult; Here's Why

March 22, 2018 - 7:55am

The Trump administration said it has evidence that Russian hackers got into the U.S. power grid. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to The Washington Post's Philip Bump, who says that's overly simplistic.

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5 Ways China May Try To Win A Trade War With The U.S.

March 22, 2018 - 7:33am

After President Trump unleashes new tariffs, China has a number of key U.S. imports — from soybeans to airplanes and iPhones — that it can choose to strike back against.

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Omissions On Death Certificates Lead To Undercounting Of Opioid Overdoses

March 22, 2018 - 6:30am

Standards for how to investigate and report on overdoses vary widely across states and counties. As a result, opioid overdose deaths often go overlooked in the data reported to the federal government.

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Biden And Trump Taunt Each Other Over Who Would Win 'High School' Fight

March 22, 2018 - 6:15am

The two septuagenarian politicians got into a back-and-forth about who would beat up whom in an imaginary brawl, as Biden makes a move hinting at a possible 2020 campaign.

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Top Stories: House Panel May Say More On Russia; France's Sarkozy Investigated

March 22, 2018 - 4:42am

Also: A storm exits the Northeast, as record rain hits California; a Palestinian teen will be jailed for slapping an Israeli soldier; and a Boston TV personality who played "Bozo the Clown" has died.

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Palestinian Teen Agrees To 8 Months In Prison After Slapping Israeli Soldier

March 22, 2018 - 3:59am

Video of Ahed Tamimi's confrontation with Israeli soldiers went viral. Many Palestinians consider her a symbol of defiance, while many Israelis see her instead as a provocateur.

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Peru's Embattled President Tenders Resignation On Eve Of Impeachment Vote

March 21, 2018 - 7:33pm

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who has been accused of corruption, was hit with the release of video footage this week that appeared to support the allegations.

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Weeks In Fear: A Timeline Of The Austin Bombings

March 21, 2018 - 4:13pm

March has been a frightful month for Austin residents. The police department has responded to more than 1,000 calls about suspicious packages since March 12.

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Texas Investigators Trying To Determine Motive Of Austin Bomber

March 21, 2018 - 4:12pm

Investigators are still trying to determine why a man in Austin, Texas built and detonated a series of deadly bombs over the past month. Authorities have continued trying to find the bomber's motives.

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Whiting Awards Announce 10 Winners, Aiming To Honor Future Bookshelf Staples

March 21, 2018 - 3:30pm

Since it began in 1985, the annual prize has recognized emerging writers. And while you may not know the winners announced Wednesday, their futures are bright — if previous winners are any indication.

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Is Hiding Income And Destroying Records Obstruction? Maybe Not

March 21, 2018 - 3:03pm

Justices issued a potentially far-reaching decision Wednesday making it harder for the federal government to prosecute obstruction of IRS enforcement of the tax code.

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