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3.3 Million Year Old Fossil Sheds Light On How The Spine Evolved

Tue, 23 May 2017 18:17:00 -0400

It's hard evidence that the type of spinal segmentation and numbering found in modern humans emerged 3.3 million years ago, the scientists say. The remarkable fossil was discovered in Ethiopia.

This Land Is ... Cut Under Trump's Budget?

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:44:00 -0400

The Trump administration's latest budget includes millions in cuts to land and wildlife management programs. Critics say it would hurt rural America, which largely supported the president in November.

Trump Budget's Paid Parental Leave Plan Could Mean Higher State Taxes

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:32:26 -0400

The administration has said it will work out the details of the paid leave plan in budget negotiations. Here are a few of the questions that will have to be answered.

Britain Raises Threat Level To 'Critical'; Attack 'May Be Imminent'

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:29:00 -0400

"It is a possibility we cannot ignore that there is a wider group of individuals linked to this attack," Prime Minister Theresa May said of the bombing that killed at least 22 people in Manchester.

Congress and Farmers Are Shocked By Proposed USDA Cuts

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:21:00 -0400

The Trump administration wants to cut both food aid to the poor and subsidies for the nation's farmers. Supporters of both programs are joining forces to fight the cuts in Congress.

Duterte Declares Limited Martial Law As Bloodshed Breaks Out In Marawi City

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:09:00 -0400

An attempt to arrest a local militant group's leader went awry in Marawi City on Tuesday. By nightfall, militants occupied public buildings and the Philippine president cut his Russia trip short.

State Lawmakers Confront Series Of Sexual Harassment Scandals

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:07:00 -0400

A series of high-profile sexual harassment scandals in state legislatures has state lawmakers wondering how to best police themselves.

British Swimmer Michael Gunning Recounts Manchester Arena Bombing

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:31:36 -0400

British swimmer Michael Gunning recounts what happened at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday when an explosion killed 22 people and injured 59 more.

British Authorities Continue Investigation Into Manchester Suicide Bombing

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:31:36 -0400

The terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, left 22 people dead and 59 hospitalized as of Tuesday evening. The attack was a suicide bombing and the suspected suicide bomber is 22-year-old Salman Abedi.

Counterterrorism Expert Details Investigation Into Manchester Bombing

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:31:36 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Raffaello Pantucci, a counter terrorism expert at the Royal United Services Institute, about the deadly suicide bombing in Manchester, England.

The Saint Before The Spy: Actor Roger Moore Dies At 89

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Though most came to know him in the James Bond films, Roger Moore first displayed his brand of undercover suave in the TV series, The Saint. Moore died Tuesday at the age of 89.

U.S. Looks To Get Mortgage Giants Fannie And Freddie Out Of Conservatorship

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Many years have passed since Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac got into financial trouble and had to be placed in conservatorship. The mortgage giants are stable now, but nine years later there is still the question of how to get these companies out of conservatorship and on their own again.

U.S. Counterterrorism Center Chief Responds To Manchester Suicide Attack

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:31:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Nick Rasmussen, director of the U.S. Counterterrorism Center, about the Manchester attack and the state of intelligence gathering and sharing with the United Kingdom and other allies.

Trump Budget Reduces Education Spending, Raises Funding For School Choice

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:31:00 -0400

President Trump's newly released budget proposal would cut overall education spending by 13.5 percent while increasing funding for school choice. The NPR Ed Team will unpack the administration's new budget and what it means for parents, teachers, students and taxpayers.

Former CIA Director Says He Had Concerns About Russia Ties To Trump Campaign

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Former CIA Director John Brennan told a House panel there was evidence of contact between Trump campaign aides and Russians, but he didn't have enough information to determine whether they colluded.