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Pentagon Cites Multiple Missteps That Led To Ambush Of U.S. Troops In Niger

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:15:25 -0400

The report says U.S. troops wound up on a more dangerous mission than planned and were exposed and vulnerable when attacked by Islamist extremists in a remote corner of the African nation.

HUD Unveils Plan To Increase Rent On Millions Receiving Federal Housing Assistance

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:43:00 -0400

Under HUD Secretary Ben Carson's proposal, some of the poorest families will see their rents triple. About 712,000 households would see rents jump to $150 per month under the proposal.

Pentagon Report: Cascade Of Errors Led To Niger Ambush, Deaths Of 4 Americans

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:21:00 -0400

The classified report sent to Congress, says the special forces team was retasked from a simple mission to a more dangerous one for which it was not equipped or trained — without notifying higher-ups.

Macron Doesn't Believe He Changed Trump's Mind On The Iran Deal

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:14:28 -0400

Trump has said since he was a presidential candidate that he wanted to scrap the nuclear agreement with Tehran.

Sen. Sherrod Brown Weighs In On New Allegations Against Ronny Jackson, VA Nominee

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:27:00 -0400

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, about the allegations against Dr. Ronny Jackson — the nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Consumer Complaints Database That Could Disappear From View

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:18:02 -0400

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief Mick Mulvaney says he may shut down public access to more than a million complaints Americans have made about financial institutions.

'Student Loan Report' Admits Its Founder And Editor Is Fake

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:15:18 -0400

Reporters from The Chronicle of Higher Education discovered that "Drew Cloud" was made up from thin air. The "news" site was created by a student loan refinancing company.

Episode 640: The Bottom Of The Well

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:09:52 -0400

Today on the show: the economics of drought, and why the rational thing to do in California right now is use more water.

DNA Analysis Of Ancient Excrement Reveals The Diets Of Centuries Past

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 18:24:00 -0400

Researchers are exhuming ancient dung from toilets of yore to reconstruct snapshots of food and lifestyle in bygone centuries. The parasites that show up in privies reveal a lot about what people ate.

In 'Avengers: Infinity War,' The Superheroes Have Their Work Cut Out For Them

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 18:14:00 -0400

Avengers: Infinity War is the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In it, more than two dozen Marvel superheroes come together to try to save — not just the world — but the entire universe.

'Golden State Killer,' Suspected Of Terrorizing California For Years, Arrested

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 18:13:07 -0400

Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, was taken into custody at his home outside Sacramento, not far from where officials say a decade-long crime spree of dozens of rapes and murders began in the 1970s.

University Of Notre Dame President Reacts To College Basketball Recommendations

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:49:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Rev. John Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, about the college basketball commission that issued recommendations Tuesday that would toughen penalties for NCAA rules-violations.

VIDEO: New Jersey Ethics Official Resigns Over Ethics Violations, Berating Officer

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:32:49 -0400

A state official flashed her credentials and powerful connections after a traffic stop involving her daughter. She profanely told a policeman to shut up. She no longer holds the post.

'She Was Lying In Wait': Police Say Woman Killed Her Husband's Lover, Then Herself

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:04:00 -0400

Pennsylvania authorities said Jennair Gerardot found out her husband was cheating on her and then gunned down Meredith Chapman before turning the seven-shot revolver on herself.

Giving Antibiotics To Healthy Kids In Poor Countries: Good Idea Or Bad Idea?

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:02:17 -0400

Researchers administered doses of azithromycin to 190,238 children in sub-Saharan Africa. The death rate dropped, but fear of antibiotic resistance looms.