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McCain Votes No, Dealing Potential Death Blow To Republican Health Care Efforts

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:46:00 -0400

After a whirlwind week of high drama, another played out in the early hours of Friday morning with Sen. John McCain joining two moderate Republicans and all Democrats in voting against the bill.

Officer Fatally Shot While Trying To Help People In A Crashed Car Near Indianapolis

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 22:58:00 -0400

Lt. Aaron Allan of Southport, Ind., was killed allegedly by one of the occupants of a flipped-over automobile as he responded to the scene on Thursday.

Texas Inmate Executed; Supreme Court Rejected Bid For Delay

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 22:35:00 -0400

A 46-year-old death row inmate argued his previous lawyers were incompetent — one of them had been disbarred. But courts denied his motion to halt the execution.

Russia Sanctions Headed To Trump's Desk. Will He Sign?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:01:00 -0400

The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to impose new sanctions on Russia, North Korea and Iran — over threats from the White House to veto the measure.

Michiko Kakutani, Chief 'Times' Book Critic, Steps Down After Nearly 4 Decades

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:42:00 -0400

For 38 years the Pulitzer Prize winner was one of the most influential voices in the world of books. During her tenure, she lauded — or lambasted — just about all of this generation's great writers.

Repeal-And-Replace Effort In Senate Still Dominated By Confusion

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:09:00 -0400

Republicans headed into an all-night session in an uncomfortable position where the only legislation they can potentially pass is a bill most senators oppose.

Prime Spot On The Billionaire List: Jeff Bezos Was (Briefly) World's Richest Man

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:29:00 -0400

A surge in Amazon stock made Bezos worth more than $90 billion on Thursday, putting the company's founder and CEO ahead of Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Gates, however, has given billions to charity.

Venezuela Bans Protests Nationwide As Constitutional Referendum Approaches

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:10:00 -0400

All demonstrations that "might disturb the electoral process" have been outlawed ahead of President Nicolas Maduro's vote on delegates to rewrite the constitution. But protesters remain undeterred.

Tribal Council Orders 'Revenge Rape' In Pakistan

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:03:00 -0400

A 12-year-old girl was raped in a field. Then, on the orders of the tribal council, the girl's brother sexually violated the sister of the first rapist.

In Russia's Shadow, U.S. Military Bulks Up European Presence

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:34:29 -0400

Thousands of troops from 20 nations led by the U.S. have been carrying out essentially one-sided warfare for most of the past month in southeast Europe.

What You Need To Know About Foxconn

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:30:59 -0400

Foxconn hasn't had much presence in the U.S., but it's the largest corporate employer in China. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Brian Merchant, a tech reporter for Vice, about the company.

In Tacoma, Washington, Volunteers Offer Aid Outside Immigration Detention Center

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:30:00 -0400

Outside the immigration detention center in Tacoma, Washington, a group of volunteers waits for people being released. They offer the former detainees food, clothing, cash, and help getting home.

Reaction To Trump's Plan To Ban Transgender People From The Military

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:30:00 -0400

The president's announcement that he will ban transgender people from the military is generating strong reaction. Some say it's a diversionary tactic. Others say trans people affect unit cohesion.

The Presidential Pardon Power: What Are Its Limits?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:30:00 -0400

In a recent tweet, President Trump stated that he has the "complete power to pardon." NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg explores what the possible limits of that power might be.

June Foray, Voice Of Rocky From 'The Bullwinkle Show,' Dies At 99

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:30:00 -0400

June Foray voiced many cartoon characters but she was best known as the voice of Rocky the flying squirrel and Natasha Fatale in Rocky and His Friends, a TV series that ran from 1959 through 1964.