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Act Of Kindness By Strangers Averts Tragedy On Florida Beach

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:42:00 -0400

It seemed like just another Saturday at the beach when two boys got stuck in a rip current. When their family members tried to save them, they got caught, too. That’s when a few strangers on the beach started linking arms.

Assassinated Journalist Was Anti-Corruption Warrior In Malta

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:40:00 -0400

Daphne Caruana Galizia was a 53-year-old journalist and blogger on the island of Malta when she was assassinated in a car bombing earlier this week.

China's Xi Jinping Lauds 'New Era' Of Strength As He Opens National Congress

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:11:56 -0400

In a speech that lasted more than three hours, Xi said, "We are closer than any time in history to realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation."

Draft Of Health Care Bill Addresses Trump Concerns About 'Bailouts' For Insurers

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:47:02 -0400

A draft of the bipartisan legislation obtained by NPR would restore subsidies to insurance companies to assist low-income consumers and require them to go to consumers as rebates.

Wounded Mandalay Bay Security Guard Gives First Media Interview On 'Ellen'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:43:30 -0400

After he was shot, Jesus Campos yelled "Take cover!" at a hotel engineer and a guest as the Las Vegas gunman sprayed bullets into the hall. His account added detail to the timeline of events Oct. 1.

Rain In The Forecast To Bring Relief To California's Weary Firefighters

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:33:00 -0400

As weather conditions improve and firefighters continue to make progress on the fires burning in Northern California, many evacuees are returning home and much of the region is turning toward recovery.

Author Of Best-Selling Book On Parenthood Says Her Own Made Mistakes On Race

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:20:00 -0400

Growing up as the child of an African-American father and a white mother, Lythcott-Haims struggled with feelings of inadequacy and anger as her parents chose to raise her in predominantly white towns.

'Enough': California's Women In Politics Call Out Sexual Harassment

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:12:25 -0400

"It's a power dynamic that's difficult even for female lawmakers," said Samantha Corbin, a lobbyist in Sacramento., "Men often control fundraising, your ability to get bills passed."

Wall Street Flying High: Dow Nudges Above 23,000 For First Time

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:12:00 -0400

President Trump has celebrated his role in the stock market's growth since the election, but its acceleration has also stirred fears that the country is approaching the end of another bubble.

Watch The Wild Reeds' Intensely Emotional New Video, 'Capable'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:10:00 -0400

The heart of "Capable" from The Wild Reeds is spelled out in these lyrics by Sharon Silva: "You're capable of so much more/Than these people give you credit for/And you just need to show it."

Sessions Goes Before Senate Committee, Trump Spars On Health Care

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:06:00 -0400

Sessions appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, answering questions on voting rights, immigration and the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Do Men Have It Easier? Your Politics Might Determine How You Answer

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:00:07 -0400

Democrats were more than twice as likely as Republicans to say that the country hasn't gone far enough in achieving gender equality, according to a new survey from Pew.

Red Death Tears Down 'Parasite's Paradise'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Red Death is a D.C. thrash band raised on hardcore. Its burly new single takes direct aim at the systemic flaws that ignore black lives.

Hear Sleater-Kinney's New Song, 'Here We Come'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:36:00 -0400

Recorded during the No Cities To Love sessions, the new single is part of the 7-inches For Planned Parenthood box set.

Invasive 'Devil Fish' Plague Mexico's Waters. Can't Beat 'Em? Eat 'Em

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:35:00 -0400

The armored catfish erodes shorelines and devastates marine plants — and its numbers have exploded. So researchers, chefs and fishermen are trying to rebrand it by promoting its flavor and nutrition.