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Independent Probe Of Virginia Beach Shooting Leaves Many Unanswered Questions

Independent Probe Of Virginia Beach Shooting Leaves Many Unanswered Questions

Investigators found that the mass shooter was socially isolated and had some personal problems, but found no clear warning signs ahead of the attack.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick To Make Late Entry Into 2020 Campaign

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick To Make Late Entry Into 2020 Campaign

Patrick is joining the Democratic primary field just ahead of the deadline to make the New Hampshire primary ballot. The move highlights worry among moderate Democrats about the current field.
Four Dead As 'Tinder Box-Like Conditions' Fuel Catastrophic Bushfires In Australia

Four Dead As 'Tinder Box-Like Conditions' Fuel Catastrophic Bushfires In Australia

The latest remains were found in a burned forest in New South Wales on Wednesday night. As of Thursday morning, there were nearly 70 fires in that state, and more than 70 in neighboring Queensland.
Evo Morales Condemns 'Coup' After Lawmaker Assumes Bolivia's Interim Presidency

Evo Morales Condemns 'Coup' After Lawmaker Assumes Bolivia's Interim Presidency

Days after his resignation, the former Bolivian leader condemned Jeanine Áñez, who has stepped into the country's power vacuum. Áñez has promised new elections after last month's controversial vote.
House Oversight Committee Democrats To Examine Regulation Of Abortion Providers

House Oversight Committee Democrats To Examine Regulation Of Abortion Providers

The hearing on Thursday will use Missouri — where the last remaining clinic that provides abortion could close over a dispute with health regulators — as a case study.
A Tiny Thai Restaurant In Remote Greenland Serves Up Spice (And Whale Skin Soup)

A Tiny Thai Restaurant In Remote Greenland Serves Up Spice (And Whale Skin Soup)

When Suriya Paprajong arrived in Greenland in 2001, he didn't even have a coat. These days, his eatery in Qaqortoq, population 3,000, is a local favorite, melding Thai flavors with an Arctic twist.
Colin Kaepernick Is Getting An NFL Workout. Skeptics Question League's Timing

Colin Kaepernick Is Getting An NFL Workout. Skeptics Question League's Timing

The private workout, set for Saturday, has raised questions about whether it's a PR stunt or a real opportunity for Kaepernick to return to the NFL, where's he's gone unsigned for nearly three years.
In Syria, U.S. Military Says Fight Will Continue Against ISIS

In Syria, U.S. Military Says Fight Will Continue Against ISIS

Many U.S. special operators have been ordered out of Kurdish-controlled areas of Syria, but other troops have arrived to guard oil installations. The Pentagon says the mission is still to fight ISIS.
Greta Thunberg Sets Sail For Home — And The U.N. Climate Conference

Greta Thunberg Sets Sail For Home — And The U.N. Climate Conference

When the next round of climate talks was suddenly moved to Europe, the young activist needed to hitch a ride back across the Atlantic. And she had a message for the U.S. as she waved farewell.
Who Are The Staff Attorneys Questioning Impeachment Witnesses?

Who Are The Staff Attorneys Questioning Impeachment Witnesses?

The committee chairman, Democrat Adam Schiff, and Republican ranking member Devin Nunes are getting assistance for their extended questioning in Wednesday's public impeachment inquiry hearing.
READ: Opening Statement Of Deputy Assistant Secretary Of State George Kent

READ: Opening Statement Of Deputy Assistant Secretary Of State George Kent

Kent said Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's lawyer, and his associates led a smear campaign against Marie Yovanovitch, the then-U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.
READ: Taylor Reveals New Trump Phone Call On 'Investigations' In Opening Statement

READ: Taylor Reveals New Trump Phone Call On 'Investigations' In Opening Statement

In public testimony, the top diplomat for the U.S. in Ukraine described a conversation, heard by a member of his staff, between the president and Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the EU.
Molecular Scissors Could Help Keep Some Viral Illnesses At Bay

Molecular Scissors Could Help Keep Some Viral Illnesses At Bay

A new technique uses the CRISPR molecule to snip away at the part of RNA viruses that allows them to spread infection by making copies of themselves.
'Venice Is On Its Knees': Mayor Blames Worst Flood Tide In 50 Years On Climate Change

'Venice Is On Its Knees': Mayor Blames Worst Flood Tide In 50 Years On Climate Change

The highest tide since 1966 brought seawater into the city, threatening monuments and works of art. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro is asking Italy's central government for help.
Novelist Doctor Skewers Corporate Medicine In 'Man's 4th Best Hospital'

Novelist Doctor Skewers Corporate Medicine In 'Man's 4th Best Hospital'

Samuel Shem's 1978 novel, The House of God, was a sardonic look at U.S. medicine through a young doctor's eyes. Shem's new fiction checks in with the same crew in the age of medicine by smartphone.
Trump, Erdogan Have "Frank" Discussion About Syria

Trump, Erdogan Have "Frank" Discussion About Syria

The U.S. president welcomed the Turkish leader to the White House for talks about Syria and also Turkey's decision to buy a Russian defense system.
Let's Play Ball! Share Your Sports-Inspired Poems

Let's Play Ball! Share Your Sports-Inspired Poems

NPR's Rachel Martin and poet-in-residence Kwame Alexander want to read your poems about sports. You can use sport as a metaphor for our lives — or simply write about the game or team you love.
Supreme Court May Side With Trump On 'DREAMers'

Supreme Court May Side With Trump On 'DREAMers'

At issue is the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which granted temporary protection from deportation to roughly 700,000 young people.
How Best To Use The Few New Drugs To Treat Antibiotic-Resistant Germs?

How Best To Use The Few New Drugs To Treat Antibiotic-Resistant Germs?

Infectious disease specialists debate whether it's better to give the strongest antibiotics all at once for drug-resistant germs or save the most innovative medicines for use as a last resort.
What Happens To Your Used Stuff? 'Secondhand' Tells Of A Billion-Dollar Industry

What Happens To Your Used Stuff? 'Secondhand' Tells Of A Billion-Dollar Industry

As "traditional bonds disintegrate in the face of industrialization, urbanization, and secularization, brands and objects become a means to curate and project who we are," writes reporter Adam Minter.
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