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Report Blames Pilot In Deadly Balloon Crash, But Also Points Finger At FAA

5 hours 29 min ago

Investigators found the pilot was impaired by medical conditions and drugs including Valium, oxycodone and Benadryl. The FAA doesn't require medical certification for commercial balloon operators.

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Efforts To Rewrite NAFTA Not Going Well; Next Round of Talks Delayed

5 hours 47 min ago

For months, the United States, Canada and Mexico have been trying to rewrite terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement. But White House demands have led to frustrations that may threaten NAFTA.

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MLB Rallies To Help Boy Whose Baseball Collection Was Destroyed By Fire

6 hours 4 min ago

As thousands of Californians take stock of the damage caused by wildfires, one 9-year-old boy's story has at least half of the teams in Major League Baseball chipping in.

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Senators Reach Deal To Stabilize ACA Insurance Markets For 2 Years

6 hours 12 min ago

The bipartisan agreement could help stabilize insurance premiums next year so that younger, healthier people will buy policies. President Trump has embraced it, but other GOP leaders have not.

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'Now That She Has Been Killed, Who Will Ensure That Justice Will Prevail?'

6 hours 16 min ago

The killing of Maltese reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia has drawn international condemnations and difficult questions, including this one from a local paper. "My mother was assassinated," her son said.

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George Saunders Wins Man Booker Prize For 'Lincoln In The Bardo'

6 hours 25 min ago

It's the second year in a row that an American writer has taken home the prestigious literary award.

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'Trump's Claim Is Wrong': Comments On Presidents' Calls To Military Families Rebutted

6 hours 29 min ago

Defending his lack of response to the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Niger, Trump claimed "a lot of" past presidents did not call families after a death. He raised the example of his chief of staff's son.

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The Court Challenge Begins: Is Trump Taking Unconstitutional Emoluments?

6 hours 42 min ago

On Wednesday, a federal judge will hear arguments in a case that asks: Is President Trump taking the kind of benefits banned by the Constitution? Step 1 is deciding whether plaintiffs have standing.

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Russian Cyber Trolls Watched 'House Of Cards' To Understand U.S. Politics

6 hours 43 min ago

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Yahoo News chief investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff about how Russian trolls were ordered to watch Neflix's House of Cards show to understand Americans and U.S. politics.

NFL Players And Owners Have Not Resolved Controversy Over Anthem Protests

6 hours 43 min ago

NFL owners and players did not resolve the controversy over anthem protests at an owners meeting in New York on Tuesday, but emerged largely positive about the session and pledged to meet again.

After Taking On Big Tobacco 20 Years Ago, Former Mississippi AG Is Trying Again With Opioids

6 hours 43 min ago

When Mike Moore was Mississippi's attorney general, he spearheaded the 50-state lawsuit against Big Tobacco. Now, he's trying to do the same thing against opioid manufacturers and distributors.

Trump Defends False Claim That His Predecessors Didn't Call Families Of Fallen Soldiers

6 hours 43 min ago

When President Trump claimed that past presidents did not call family members of fallen U.S. service members, it caused a backlash. On Tuesday he addressed the issue again, defending his false claim.

Liberation Of Raqqa Will Be A Powerful Blow To ISIS

6 hours 44 min ago

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with reporter Joby Warrick of The Washington Post and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book "Black Flags: The Rise Of ISIS" about the status of ISIS after the loss of their de facto capitol, Raqqa.

Former Green Beret And Pro Football Player Talks About 'Take A Knee' Protests

6 hours 44 min ago

Nate Boyer is a former Green Beret who played football briefly with the Seattle Seahawks. Last year, when he first saw former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sit during the National Anthem, he got mad. Then, he wrote Kaepernick a letter, saying he wished Kaepernick would stand up, but that he was willing hear him out about why he was sitting down.

Dow Jones Industrial Average Briefly Climbs Over 23,000 Points

6 hours 44 min ago

Stock prices have continued to rise to record levels. On Tuesday, the Dow Jones industrial average was sent above the 23,000 milestone, but it didn't last long.

Trump Still Hasn't Fulfilled Promise To Declare Opioid Epidemic As A National Emergency

6 hours 44 min ago

President Trump's nominee to head the Drug Enforcement Administration pulled out amid controversy. This leaves Trump without a permanent heads at Department of Health and Human Services and the DEA. All the while, his promised declaration of a national emergency on opioids has yet to materialize.

What To Expect As China's Ruling Communist Party Prepares For 19th National Congress

6 hours 44 min ago

China's ruling Communist Party's 19th national congress will likely decide the country's leadership lineup for the next five to 10 years. While leaders will go all out to present a facade of orderly transition and party unity, analysts believe that the facade conceals some brutal political power struggles, due in part to a lack of clear rules in China about how power is transferred.

Federal Judge In Hawaii Blocks Trump's Third Attempt At Travel Ban

8 hours 20 min ago

President Trump's third executive order restricting travel from some countries to the U.S. was to go into effect on Wednesday. Like two previous efforts, it was swiftly challenged in several courts.

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Justice Department Indicts 2 Chinese Nationals In Synthetic Opioid Case

9 hours 28 min ago

Among the charges is conspiracy to distribute large quantities of fentanyl, a significant factor in the opioid crisis. Every year, thousands of Americans overdose on the drug.

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Philippine President Duterte Declares Besieged City 'Liberated'

10 hours 45 min ago

Still, gunfire and explosions resounded as soldiers tried to clear what the government claims is the last pocket of resistance in Marawi City. A military spokesman said some 30 militants remained.

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