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Ruling Finds Solar Panels From China Hurt U.S. Maker

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:14:17 -0400

Installing solar panels on your home could become more expensive, depending on how President Trump responds to a decision Friday by the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Trump Considering New Restrictions To Replace His Trademark Travel Ban

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:09:26 -0400

The travel ban has been one of the signature initiatives of the Trump administration, but it has been plagued by legal challenges, including a case the Supreme Court will hear next month.

Puerto Rico Dam Fails As Hurricane Maria Continues To Plague Residents

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:46:31 -0400

Flash floods and heavy rain are expected to continue into early next week on the already devastated island.

With Power Out And Phones Down, A Struggle To Reach Loved Ones In Puerto Rico

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:21:34 -0400

Two days after Hurricane Maria thrashed the island, most of Puerto Rico's cellular sites are down — along with the entire power grid. That has made contacting people on the island difficult.

Iran Shows Off New Ballistic Missile At Military Parade

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:21:00 -0400

"When it comes to defending our country, we will ask nobody for their permission," President Hassan Rouhani said. The missile has a reported range of 1,243 miles.

If Republicans Revive Health Care Again, This Is What It Could Mean For Your State

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:19:20 -0400

The block grants under Graham-Cassidy would give states less money than Obamacare. We asked experts about states' best options for spending that money.

Pioneer Billie Jean King Moved The Baseline For Women's Tennis

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:18:54 -0400

King's 1973 exhibition match with self-proclaimed male chauvinist Bobby Riggs is now the subject of the new film, Battle of the Sexes. The 20-time Wimbledon champ spoke to Fresh Air on Sept. 12, 2013.

McCain Announces Opposition To Obamacare Repeal Bill, Possibly Dooming It

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:04:00 -0400

Arizona Sen. John McCain is the second Republican to oppose the legislation, after Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul came out against it last week. If one more GOP senator is against the bill, it cannot pass.

Can Teaching Civics Save Democracy?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:50:00 -0400

Democracy thrives off an informed and active community, researchers say. The way to secure that future is integrating civics classes in k-12 education.

World Leaders Gobble Up M&M's Imprinted With U.N. Goals

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:22:00 -0400

Tens of thousands of the customized candies were handed out at this week's U.N. General Assembly, printed with reminders about fighting poverty, climate change and global diseases.

Erdogan Speech Triggers Physical Confrontations At Turkish-American Event In NYC

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:18:00 -0400

As security personnel grappled with protesters, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paused onstage before blaming the interruption on "a few impertinent hall terrorists."

(Legally) Selling Weed While Black

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:11:00 -0400

As Oakland's legal cannabis industry grows, the biggest players seem to have two things in common: They're white, and they have lots of money.

North Korea Says Pacific Test Of Nuclear Warhead Is Possible

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:05:00 -0400

It is the latest in a tit-for-tat between President Trump and the North Korean leader. In a tweet on Friday, the president said Kim Jong Un "will be tested as never before!"

Far-Right German Party Could Lead Opposition After Sunday's Election

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:41:00 -0400

Polls show the Alternative fuer Deutschland (Alternative for Germany) party is in third place and poised to lead the opposition in Parliament. Here's what to know about its agenda and prospects.

What To Know About The Independence Referendum In Iraqi Kurdistan

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:11:00 -0400

In a referendum scheduled for Monday, Kurds are expected to vote in favor of separating from Iraq. International opposition to the referendum is overwhelming.