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Hurricane-Force Winds In Europe Halt Flights, Rip Roofs And Topple Trees

Hurricane-Force Winds In Europe Halt Flights, Rip Roofs And Topple Trees

The storm, packing winds up to 126 mph and known in Germany as "Friederike," hit hardest there and in the Netherlands, but also affected France and Belgium.
Iowa Boys Charged In Connection With Death Of Half A Million Honey Bees

Iowa Boys Charged In Connection With Death Of Half A Million Honey Bees

The unidentified juveniles, aged 12 and 13, allegedly ransacked a Sioux City honey farm, knocking over hives and exposing the bees to frigid winter temperatures.
Justice Department Asks SCOTUS To Reverse Court Ruling Protecting DREAMers

Justice Department Asks SCOTUS To Reverse Court Ruling Protecting DREAMers

After a federal judge blocked the Trump administration from ending DACA, the Justice Department is asking the Supreme Court to bypass the usual appeal process and hear its case this term.
New Zealand's Prime Minister To Take A Baby Break

New Zealand's Prime Minister To Take A Baby Break

Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's youngest prime minister in 150 years, will become only the second female leader to give birth in the modern age.

Government Shutdown Still Possible As Short-Term Funding Passes House

The House has passed a short-term spending bill, but a government shutdown is still possible as Democrats appear ready to block the measure in the Senate.
USA Gymnastics Severs Ties To Karoyli Ranch Where Olympians Say They Were Abused

USA Gymnastics Severs Ties To Karoyli Ranch Where Olympians Say They Were Abused

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, who is competing in the 2020 Tokyo games, said on Monday it would break her heart to return to the training facility where she says she was abused.
Former Wisconsin Officer, Acquitted In Fatal Shooting, Takes Sexual Assault Plea Deal

Former Wisconsin Officer, Acquitted In Fatal Shooting, Takes Sexual Assault Plea Deal

Last June, a jury found Dominique Heaggan-Brown not guilty of first-degree reckless homicide. Thursday, he accepted a plea deal in an unrelated case.

USA Gymnastics Says They Will No Longer Use The Karolyi Ranch Training Center

On Thursday, USA Gymnastics announced they will stop using the Karolyi Ranch — the site of many of the atrocities committed against Olympians by Larry Nassar, the team's former doctor.
Scientists Peek Inside The 'Black Box' Of Soil Microbes To Learn Their Secrets

Scientists Peek Inside The 'Black Box' Of Soil Microbes To Learn Their Secrets

Microorganisms play a vital role in growing food and sustaining the planet, but they do it anonymously. Scientists haven't identified most soil microbes, but they are learning which are most common.
Cryptocurrency Investors Worry, Wait After Bitcoin Price Drop

Cryptocurrency Investors Worry, Wait After Bitcoin Price Drop

There are hundreds of digital currencies worldwide. The price of the largest, best known one just plummeted by 50 percent. Now, investors are watching for a boom — or a bust.
More States Turning To Toll Roads To Raise Cash For Infrastructure

More States Turning To Toll Roads To Raise Cash For Infrastructure

Tight budgets and shrinking infrastructure money from Washington, have more states are hiking tolls and adding tollways to raise money to fix and repair roads and bridges.
'This Is Depraved Conduct': Couple Charged With Torture After Kids Found Shackled

'This Is Depraved Conduct': Couple Charged With Torture After Kids Found Shackled

Their 13 children, who range from 2 years old to 29, allegedly suffered years of brutal abuse. Now, the Southern California parents could face life in prison. Officials have released new details.

Google's Art Selfie App Offers A Lesson In Biometric Privacy Laws In U.S.

Google's popular art selfie feature isn't available in Illinois or Texas. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Matthew Kluger, a law professor at NorthwesternUniversity, about how biometric privacy laws

The History Of Government Shutdowns In The U.S.

The is not the first time Congress has had little time left to find a deal to prevent a government shutdown. But what lessons were learned from previous government shutdown showdowns? Who has the

How Trump's Inauguration Speech Compares To His First Year In Office

Donald Trump's inauguration speech may be remembered for his description of "American carnage." But one year later, we look at how good of a roadmap it was for his first year as president.

Roger Severino Discusses The HHS Division Of Conscience And Religious Freedom

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Roger Severino about the new Department of Health and Human Services Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom, which is intended to protect people from

What's Really The Biggest Threat To The Coal Industry

President Trump has talked about a war on coal. He also talks about job killing regulations on coal. He's right that the coal industry is in decline, but the biggest threat isn't regulation, it's the

Trump Voters In Pennsylvania Say They Are Pleased With Presidency So Far

Voters in rural Pennsylvania were crucial to electing President Trump. A year after he took office, they are mostly pleased with how Trump has executed his presidency.

Trump Says His Commitment To Border Wall Is Rock Solid

President Trump's proposed border wall has long been a rallying cry for his supporters. Aides say Trump's views on the wall have evolved over time, but the president insists his plan is still rock

Sen. Tim Kaine On Why He Opposes Stopgap Funding Mechanism For Government

As the possibility of a government shutdown looms, NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., who says he opposes the stopgap funding mechanism that would keep the government open. Instead,