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Some Economists See A Plus Side In Eliminating Term Limits For China's Xi Jinping

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:00:00 -0400

While this month's constitutional reform stirred political controversy, some economists say it could have a positive flip side for the global economy.

Follow Up: Did The Computerless Computer Teacher Ever Get A Computer?

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 07:01:11 -0400

The story of the middle school teacher without a computer prompted an outpouring of support. But did he get any laptops?

Black Voters Need More Convincing From Democrats In 2018

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 07:01:11 -0400

Black turnout in the 2016 presidential election fell to the lowest rate since 2000. To reverse that, some voters say Democrats need to better address issues like wealth disparity and criminal justice.

For St. Patrick's Day, A True Tale Of 8 Sailors Saved By Guinness

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 07:00:11 -0400

If you're picking up a glass of Guinness this St. Patrick's Day, savor it while pondering this story from 1917, when Ireland's famous stout was cause for true celebration: It saved lives.

The Russia Investigations: What Does Devin Nunes Know?

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 07:00:11 -0400

When Nunes and his House intelligence committee concluded there was "no evidence of collusion, coordination or conspiracy," which Nunes was speaking: the intelligence insider or the party loyalist?

Russia Expels 23 U.K. Diplomats In Retaliatory Move

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 06:47:51 -0400

Earlier this week, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said 23 Russian diplomats would be expelled for a poisoning with a nerve agent in the U.K. Russia said it would respond to any "unfriendly actions."

The Big Student Walkout; DeVos On School Safety; The First Amendment On Campus

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 06:00:11 -0400

A month after Parkland, the nation's focus remains on school safety. Plus, long rides to school in our weekly roundup of education news.

Former Coal Lobbyist On Tap For No. 2 Spot At EPA

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 05:00:41 -0400

The man hoping to help lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, is a former lobbyist for coal and natural gas companies. As a young EPA lawyer, he worked on hazardous chemical rules.

UMBC's Retrievers Put Virginia In A Hole, Then Buried Every Single Bracket

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 23:57:00 -0400

Since the NCAA tournament expanded in 1985, no 16 seed had ever beaten a top-seeded team. Until UMBC beat the stuffing out of Virginia, the best team in the country, Friday night.

Trump's Attorney Seeks $20 Million In Damages From Porn Star

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:39:01 -0400

Lawyer Michael Cohen has escalated the legal battle with the actress who was paid not to repeat claims that she had an affair with the president.

Justice Department Fires Embattled FBI Deputy Director Just Short Of Retirement

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:09:00 -0400

Andrew McCabe was set to retire Sunday. On Twitter, the president hailed the move as "a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI - A great day for Democracy."

Maryland Gets Closer To Retiring State Song That Calls Northerners 'Scum'

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:15:41 -0400

"Maryland, My Maryland," written early in the Civil War, praises the Confederacy. State senators now have voted to reclassify the song as "historical."

From Pride To Protest: How Russians Feel About Their Presidential Election

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:57:00 -0400

Ahead of Sunday's presidential election in Russia, NPR spoke with a Putin supporter, an opposition supporter and a Russian who sees no point in voting.

Debate On Role Of Islam Divides German Government

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:06:27 -0400

Members of the Merkel government agree that Muslims belong in Germany but disagree on whether the religion itself does.

Black Man Beaten At Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally Is Acquitted Of Assault

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:33:00 -0400

Images of DeAndre Harris, 20, being pummeled by white men with poles surfaced after the rally last August. Harris was later charged with assault himself — and, on Friday, found not guilty.