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All 65 People Aboard Plane Feared Dead After Crash Into Iranian Mountain

2 hours 3 min ago

An Aseman Airlines spokesman first said everyone was killed, but then the airline said it could not reach the crash site and could not "accurately and definitely confirm" everyone died.

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Trump Administration's Latest Strike On CFPB: Budget Cuts

5 hours 41 min ago

Proposed cuts in funding for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau come amid questions about a Trump appointee softening the agency's stance on payday lenders. Democrats vow to fight the cuts.

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Navajo President: Go To College, Then Bring That Knowledge Home

5 hours 58 min ago

Half of Native Americans say college was never part of the conversation growing up. Their graduation rates are far below the national average. Navajo leaders say those who go to college don't return.

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How The U.S. Ambassador To China May Have Xi Jinping's Ear

6 hours 22 min ago

Washington's man in Beijing, Terry Branstad, says he goes way back with China's president.

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Kites, Prayers, A Snake Show: Reporting From The Rohingya Camps

6 hours 22 min ago

NPR correspondent Jason Beaubien talks about his trip to the teeming refugee settlements in Bangladesh.

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How To Talk With Kids About Terrible Things

7 hours 11 min ago

The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., has children all over the country asking difficult questions. Here are a few tips for their parents and teachers.

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How Immigration Could Motivate Democrats In 2018

7 hours 22 min ago

Most of the voters who said immigration was their top concern were those who backed Donald Trump in 2016. But if DACA expires, that trend could reverse in 2018.

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Scientists Explore Ties Between Alzheimer's And Brain's Ancient Immune System

8 hours 22 min ago

Their first epiphanies came during musings over beer, and evolved into a decade of teamwork. Two Harvard researchers explain why they think Alzheimer's disease may be traced to an immunity glitch.

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Trans Students, School Shooting, And Bill Gates Answers A Tough Question

8 hours 26 min ago

What's become of some very large sums of money directed (or not) towards education? Plus, DACA's impact on college-going, in our weekly roundup.

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Ted Ligety Ties For 15th In Giant Slalom, Austria's Marcel Hirscher Wins Gold

Sat, 2018-02-17 23:08

The 33-year-old American faced the favored Marcel Hirscher from Austria in the 2018 Olympic men's giant slalom. The American Ryan Cochran-Siegle had a solid performance, finishing 11th.

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Nick Goepper Wins Silver In Slopestyle, Gus Kenworthy Places 12th

Sat, 2018-02-17 21:36

Two Americans finished in the top 12 of the men's freestyle skiing slopestyle, including Nick Goepper, who took a silver medal.

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Snow-Making For Skiing During Warm Winters Comes With Environmental Cost

Sat, 2018-02-17 13:21

Professional skiers and resorts in Aspen face a problem this season: deal with patches of dirt caused by warmer temperatures or make the climate worse by making and moving artificial snow.

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McMaster Says Evidence of Russia Meddling 'Incontrovertible'

Sat, 2018-02-17 12:16

The National Security Advisor broke with what has been President Trump's script about the F.B.I. investigation into Russian interference in the election.

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13 Die After Helicopter Surveying Earthquake Damage Crashes In Mexico

Sat, 2018-02-17 09:32

No deaths had been reported as a direct consequence of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck central and southern Mexico earlier Friday.

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Pakistan: Zainab Ansari's Confessed Killer Sentenced To Death

Sat, 2018-02-17 07:08

The world was moved by a viral photo of the 7-year-old girl, whose body was found on a trash heap in January.

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She Sentenced A Teen To 241 Years In Prison. Now She Wants Her Decision Overturned

Sat, 2018-02-17 04:08

Judge Evelyn Baker gave 16-year-old Bobby Bostic a life sentence after he was convicted of armed robbery, among other charges. Now, 20 years later, she wants the Supreme Court to overrule her.

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Did Pox Virus Research Put Potential Profits Ahead of Public Safety?

Sat, 2018-02-17 04:08

Privately funded scientists made a virus related to smallpox from scratch, hoping their version might lead to a better smallpox vaccine. But critics question the need, and worry about repercussions.

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Goodbye, Mr. Okra: New Orleans Remembers Its Singing Vegetable Vendor

Sat, 2018-02-17 04:00

Arthur James Robinson, known as "Mr. Okra," died this week. But New Orleans residents will never forget his distinctive inventory call and his brightly-painted truck, winding through the city.

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Mueller Indictment Of Russian Operatives Details Playbook Of Information Warfare

Sat, 2018-02-17 03:05

There were Facebook groups and events inciting both left and right; fake identities to pay real people involved with rallies; and stolen U.S. identities used to facilitate payments for digital ads.

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Rio Carnival: When Brazil Lets Out Its Mysterious 'Inner Chicken'

Sat, 2018-02-17 03:00

"There are people who go through life until they are 80 or 90 years old, desperate to let out their chicken. They die without doing so, which is a mistake," a Carnival reveler says.

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