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Today โ€” November 17th 2018NPR News

Migrant Kids Survive Hardship To Reunite With Parents. Then What?

By Rhitu Chatterjee
Migrant children who travel to the United States to be reunited with a parent often make the difficult journey alone. But reunification with a parent after years of separation rarely goes as smoothly as they expect.

Most children moving to the U.S. from Central America come without adults, hoping to join parents or family already living in the U.S. To succeed, psychologists say, these families need support.

(Image credit: Sara Wong for NPR)

  • November 17th 2018 at 13:47

The Russia Investigations: Trump Says His Answers For Mueller Are Done. Now What?

By Philip Ewing
President Trump makes remarks prior to signing a bill in the Oval Office of the White House on Friday. The president also took questions from reporters.

The president told reporters that he wrote the answers to questions from the special counsel and that he did so "very easily." He also said he suspected some were designed to be a "perjury trap."

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  • November 17th 2018 at 13:00

Sign Here: Why Elections Officials Struggle To Match Voters' Signatures

By Brian Naylor
A Utah County election worker verifies signatures on mail-in ballots for the midterm elections on Nov. 6.

Officials are still counting ballots from the midterm elections in several states — in part because of the signature verification process. But signatures change over time, especially young people's.

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  • November 17th 2018 at 13:00

PHOTOS: Dust And Danger For Adults โ€” And Kids โ€” In Bolivia's Mines

By Jake Harper
Francescangeli says boys sometimes work long hours and are often tasked with pushing carts to move rocks out of the mines. "Being a child in these places is really hard," he says. "If they have some time to spend in a free way, they like to be children. But their life doesn

When photographer Simone Francescangeli took pictures of the miners, he was struck by the dangerous environment — and the number of children he saw working in the mines.

(Image credit: Simone Francescangeli)

  • November 17th 2018 at 13:00

Woman Qualifies For Special Forces Training, Could Be The First Female Green Beret

By Vanessa Romo
For the first time since women have been allowed to apply, a woman has passed the initial Special Forces Assessment and Selection process, placing her on the path to become the first female Green Beret.

The Army opened special operations jobs to women in 2016 but only one has passed the first stage, a 24-day program designed to push soldiers to the brink of mental and physical exhaustion.

(Image credit: Mark Humphrey/AP)

  • November 17th 2018 at 00:35

VIDEO: We Hope Your Day Is As Great As This Snow-Loving Panda's

By Merrit Kennedy
Smithsonian

The giant panda named Bei Bei at Smithsonian's National Zoo somersaults down a snow-covered hill. He climbs trees and dangles from branches. He luxuriates on a snow-dusted bed of bamboo.

(Image credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo/Screenshot by NPR)

  • November 16th 2018 at 23:55

Federal Investigators Pinpoint What Caused String Of Gas Explosions In Mass.

By Merrit Kennedy
Fire investigators search the debris at a home where an explosion occurred following a gas line failure in September in Lawrence, Mass.

The National Transportation Safety Board says a natural gas company engineer made a major mistake in developing construction plans, resulting in a disastrous chain reaction.

(Image credit: Charles Krupa/AP)

  • November 16th 2018 at 23:49

Texas Students Will Soon Learn Slavery Played A Central Role In The Civil War

By Camille Phillips
Abraham Lincoln is shown in Richmond, Va., being cheered by former slaves in 1865.

The state's previous social studies standards listed three causes for the Civil War: sectionalism, states' rights and slavery, in that order.

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  • November 16th 2018 at 23:38

Jennie-O Recalls Ground Turkey Following One Case Of Illness From Salmonella

By Ruben Kimmelman
Jennie-O is recalling 45 tons of raw turkey that may be tainted by salmonella.

Over 45 tons of meat could potentially harbor the food-borne illness, the USDA said. More recalls from other companies could follow, as the government tracks a widespread outbreak of the same strain.

(Image credit: Hormel Foods Corporation/AP)

  • November 16th 2018 at 23:32

Georgia's Stacey Abrams Admits Defeat, Says Kemp Used 'Deliberate' Suppression To Win

By Jessica Taylor
Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp greet each other before a debate last month in Atlanta.

Republican Brian Kemp will be the next governor of Georgia, with Democrat Stacey Abrams bowing out Friday afternoon. She promised a "major federal lawsuit" against the state over voting practices.

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  • November 16th 2018 at 23:15

Sleeping Sickness Can Drive You Mad. But Treatment Is Now Easier Than Ever

By Maanvi Singh
A tsetse fly photographed in the zoological institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava. Tsetse fly bites transmit the parasitic disease called sleeping sickness.

The disease is hard to diagnose. And stage 2 patients have faced a week of infusions that can cause additional suffering. Now there's a new option.

(Image credit: Anton Fric/AP)

  • November 16th 2018 at 22:54

Supreme Court To Weigh In On Dispute Over Census Citizenship Question Evidence

By Hansi Lo Wang
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments on Feb. 19 about whether Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross can be deposed for the lawsuits over the citizenship question he added to the 2020 census.

The justices will hear arguments over whether Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross can be questioned under oath for the lawsuits over the controversial citizenship question he added to the 2020 census.

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  • November 16th 2018 at 22:36
Yesterday โ€” November 16th 2018NPR News

#ThisIsNotConsent: Protests In Ireland After Thong Underwear Cited In Rape Trial

By Sasha Ingber
Protesters gathered Wednesday in Dublin to denounce the Irish legal system

"You have to look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing a thong with a lace front," said a defense attorney whose client was later found not guilty of rape.

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  • November 16th 2018 at 21:50

'Mr. Kellyanne Conway' Dishes On President Trump

By Scott Horsley
George T. Conway III, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, at the 2017 Easter Egg Roll at the White House. Conway says he no longer feels comfortable being a Republican.

"I don't feel comfortable being a Republican anymore," conservative attorney George Conway, who is married to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, said in a new podcast interview.

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  • November 16th 2018 at 21:38

Hand Recounts Progress In Florida Senate Race

By Miles Parks
A woman sets up tables for hand-counting ballots in Palm Beach County on Thursday.

The state is tasked with hand-counting more than 50,000 ballots. Some counties finished quickly Friday morning, with official results due on Sunday. Lawsuits are still working through the courts.

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  • November 16th 2018 at 19:44

Trump Says He Has Completed Written Answers For Mueller, But Not Turned Them In

By Philip Ewing
President Trump answers a reporter

The president told reporters the questions were "very routinely answered by me" and that he was able to answer them "very easily." Trump reiterated that the Russia investigation is a "hoax."

(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)

  • November 16th 2018 at 19:32

Maria Butina, Accused Of Being A Russian Agent, May Be In Talks For Plea Deal

By Carrie Johnson
Maria Butina, a Russian woman who has been in custody since the summer facing charges that she is a foreign agent, may conclude a plea agreement with prosecutors.

The Russian woman accused of trying to build bridges with Republican leaders in the United States might not go on trial if her lawyers can conclude a deal with prosecutors. Negotiations are underway.

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  • November 16th 2018 at 19:07

'What Took A Lifetime To Accumulate ... Was Incinerated In Minutes'

By Colin Dwyer
The wreckage of a house sitting in Thousand Oaks, Calif., a city ravaged by the Woolsey Fire less than a day after a mass shooting.

For those who have survived the deadly fires in Northern and Southern California, the escape was just the beginning. Now they face the daunting task of rebuilding the lives they made.

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  • November 16th 2018 at 18:38

William Goldman, Writer Behind 'Butch Cassidy,' 'Princess Bride,' Dies At 87

By Camila Domonoske
Novelist and screenwriter William Goldman has died at the age of 87.

Goldman had a successful literary career before he turned to Hollywood, where he made an indelible mark — as the writer of beloved movies as well as a bestselling guide to screenwriting.

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  • November 16th 2018 at 17:39

Judge Rules In Favor Of CNN, Temporarily Restores Correspondent's Credential

By Domenico Montanaro
CNN attorney Ted Boutrous delivers remarks outside U.S. District Court following a hearing Wednesday on CNN

In the first legal battle between President Trump and the news media, a federal judge sided with CNN and ordered the White House to immediately restore Jim Acosta's press pass.

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  • November 16th 2018 at 16:53
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