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Forecasters Predict Warmer-Than- Average Winter In Majority Of U.S.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:57:16 -0400

The La Nina weather pattern is likely to develop, boosting snowfall in the Great Lakes and northern Rockies and lowering snowfall in the Mid-Atlantic.



Taliban Attack Nearly Wipes Out Afghan Army Base

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:24:46 -0400

Just two Afghan soldiers at a base in Afghanistan's Kandahar province were left uninjured. At least 43 were killed. This week, more than 120 people were killed by the militant group.



California Wildfires Leave Seasonal Agricultural Workers In Limbo

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:02:00 -0400

The devastating wildfires in Northern California and killed scores of people and left thousands homeless. They've also left many seasonal agricultural workers without jobs or income.



Holes In The Plot: Suspect Loses Bet With Cops, Turns Himself In — With Doughnuts

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:34:00 -0400

A wanted man made a bet with police on Facebook: If they could get 1,000 shares, he'd turn himself in — and bring doughnuts. They did it. And eventually, police posted photos of his promise kept.



Meet Jacinda Ardern, 37, New Zealand's Next Prime Minister

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:29:04 -0400

When Ardern was elected Labour leader just 12 weeks ago, her party's polling numbers surged so rapidly it was dubbed "Jacindamania." She'll be the country's youngest prime minister in 150 years.



Trump Says Administration's Response To Hurricane In Puerto Rico 'A 10'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:29:00 -0400

President Trump says things on the island were already pretty rough, but praises residents for their spirit. He met Thursday's with the island's governor, FEMA's administrator and other officials.



What's The Section 99 Tax Deduction?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:16:54 -0400

As Republicans look to overhaul the tax code, we look at the story of a single corporate tax deduction that tells us a lot about how the tax code works.



White Nationalist Richard Spencer Met By Protesters At University Of Florida

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:16:54 -0400

Richard Spencer spoke at the University of Florida Thursday. Throngs of protesters turned out to shout him down and tell him his messages weren't welcome.



What You Need To Know About The Honest Ads Act

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:16:54 -0400

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Democratic Sen. Mark Warner about the Honest Ads Act, a proposal to regulate online political advertising the same way as television, radio and print.



California Fires Result In Job And Income Loss For Seasonal Workers

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:16:54 -0400

The devastating wildfires in Northern California killed scores of people and left thousands homeless. The fires have also left many seasonal agricultural workers without jobs.



Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosello Meets President Trump At White House

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:16:54 -0400

Governor Ricardo Rossello met with President Trump at the White House Thursday. He's asking for more federal help for the island still struggling in the aftermath of a devastating hurricane.



Veterans React To Trump Politicizing Condolences Of Miliary Deaths

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:16:00 -0400

Veterans are reacting with dismay to what they call the politicization of military deaths and presidential condolences.



What You Should Know About The U.S. In Niger

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:16:00 -0400

The U.S. military operation in Niger is among about 20 in Africa, part of the little-known U.S. Africa Command. The Pentagon is investigating why four U.S. soldiers were killed in the Niger operation.



Flint Resident Says Almost Two Years Later, She Still Has No Water

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:16:00 -0400

We check back in with Jeneyah McDonald whom we first met nearly two years ago. McDonald, who lives in Flint, Michigan says she still doesn't have drinking water.



Flint Water: Federal Judge Orders Decision On Safe Water Source

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:16:00 -0400

A legal fight, with the backdrop of a political feud is the latest challenge for Flint, Michigan's drinking water. A federal judge has ordered officials to decide their tap water source by Monday.