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Today โ€” September 20th 2018NPR News

Yogurt May Not Be So Healthy If It's Pumped Full Of Sugar

By Rachel Cohen
Yogurt selections like this one at a Los Angeles 365 by Whole Foods Market store are getting larger, but a new U.K. study warns that many contain lots of added sugar.

A study of some 900 yogurts sold in supermarkets in the U.K. found a shocking amount of sugar is hiding in this so-called healthy food, particularly in organic yogurts.

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  • September 20th 2018 at 01:18

3D Gun Printing Company Founder Accused Of Sexual Assault Of A Minor

By Vanessa Romo
Cody Wilson, owner of Defense Distributed, holds a 3D printed gun, called the "Liberator," in his factory in Austin, Texas, on August. The 30-year-old has been accused of sexual assault of a minor.

Cody Wilson was charged with the second-degree felony in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday. Police say the 30-year-old was last known to be in Taiwan but missed a scheduled flight back to the U.S.

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  • September 20th 2018 at 00:49

After The Rains, Casualties Mount Amid Florence's Still-Rising Floodwaters

By Laurel Wamsley
Teresa Nance returns to dry land after checking on her flooded home in Lumberton, N.C., on Wednesday.

In South Carolina, two women being taken for mental health care died when the van they were being transported in met high waters. Sunny skies have returned, but flooding problems are just beginning.

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  • September 20th 2018 at 00:29

Indicted Congressman Reverses Course, Says He Will Campaign For Re-Election

By Dave Debo
Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., walks out of a New York courthouse on Aug. 8 after being charged with insider trading. Collins suspended his congressional campaign after the indictment but has decided to resume his re-election bid.

Rep. Chris Collins was indicted on insider trading charges in August and suspended his campaign. Now he is running again, saying "the stakes are too high" to allow a Democrat to win.

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  • September 19th 2018 at 23:33

What Are The Odds? FanDuel Says It Won't Honor Huge Payouts After Error

By Ruben Kimmelman
Kicker Brandon McManus (8) of the Denver Broncos kicks the game-winning field goal during the fourth quarter on Sunday at Broncos Stadium.

The Denver Broncos were about to beat the Oakland Raiders — but for 18 seconds, the bookmaker FanDuel said the team was a 750-1 underdog. Some eagle-eyed fans saw a chance for a win of their own.

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  • September 19th 2018 at 23:12
Yesterday โ€” September 19th 2018NPR News

Investigation Into Dallas Mavericks Reveals Sexual Misconduct Over 20 Years

By Molly Evans
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban looks on during a game against the Detroit Pistons in April.

Owner Mark Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to women's causes following a workplace investigation of the Dallas Mavericks.

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  • September 19th 2018 at 22:10

India Makes Instant Divorce A Criminal Offense

By Sasha Ingber
Some Muslims protested against the Indian government Wednesday after it issued an executive order to make the practice of instant divorce a punishable offence.

Muslim men could terminate their marriages by repeating "talaq," Arabic for "divorce," three times. The practice continued despite a Supreme Court rule outlawing it.

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  • September 19th 2018 at 21:59

DNA Test Helps Conservationists Track Down Ivory Smugglers

By Christopher Joyce
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers display ivory seized from poachers around the country. KWS has played a critical role in carrying out operations against poachers.

The cartels that run the ivory trade try to cover their tracks — among other things, they smuggle tusks from the same elephant separately. But DNA testing can help find patterns.

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  • September 19th 2018 at 21:57

Experts Are Underwhelmed By North Korea's Promise To Dismantle Missile Site

By Geoff Brumfiel
The Sohae Satellite Launching Station was the site of North Korea

North Korea had already promised to dismantle part of the site. Now, with fanfare, it's offering to let the world watch — which analysts say is not that much of a step forward.

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  • September 19th 2018 at 21:38

Doctor, Girlfriend Charged With Drugging, Raping Women; Hundreds Of Victims Possible

By Laurel Wamsley
Grant Robicheaux and Cerissa Riley have been arrested and charged with rape and assault. Authorities say there may be hundreds of victims based on the video footage they have examined.

Grant Robicheaux, 38, is an orthopedic surgeon who appeared on a 2014 reality TV show. Prosecutors say videos found on his phone show the apparent assaults of many women too intoxicated to consent.

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  • September 19th 2018 at 19:45

Manafort's Guilty Plea Details His Entanglement With Russian-Backed Oligarchs

By Terry Gross

New York Times reporter Ken Vogel says that Paul Manafort engaged in illegal lobbying to burnish the image of Viktor Yanukovych, the authoritarian president of Ukraine.

  • September 19th 2018 at 19:20

Myth And Reality About Hurricane Risks For Expectant Mothers

By Rachel D. Cohen
Preparing for a natural disaster becomes even more complicated when you

Research suggests that floods and other environmental disasters can raise the risk for spontaneous miscarriages, preterm births and low-birth-weight infants. Doctors say it pays to be prepared.

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  • September 19th 2018 at 18:36

Do IVF And Other Infertility Tech Lead To Health Risks For The Baby? Maybe

By Mara Gordon
A Swiss study tracking the health of a group of children conceived via assisted reproductive technology found that a surprising number developed premature aging of their blood vessels. Now in their teens, 15 percent have hypertension.

A small study of teens who were conceived via assisted reproductive technology finds a significant number already have hypertension and premature "age-related changes" in their blood vessels.

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  • September 19th 2018 at 18:25

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Released From Prison 2 Months Into 10-Year Sentence

By Camila Domonoske
Pakistani supporters of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif carry posters and banners outside the high court building in Islamabad on Wednesday as they celebrate his release from prison. Sharif is appealing the conviction, which followed a major corruption scandal.

Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to prison after a corruption scandal. Now he, his daughter and his son-in-law are out on bail after a high court suspended their sentences, as they appeal their cases.

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  • September 19th 2018 at 17:19

Trump Says He Wants To Hear From Kavanaugh's Accuser

By Brian Naylor
President Trump says Brett Kavanaugh has an "unblemished" record, but says he wants to hear from Kavanaugh

The president told reporters "we'll have to make a decision" if Christine Blasey Ford "makes a credible showing."

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  • September 19th 2018 at 16:52

Trump Again Slams Jeff Sessions: 'I Don't Have An Attorney General'

By Arnie Seipel
Attorney General Jeff Sessions at an event discussing immigration policies on Sept. 10. President Trump said on Tuesday that he

In an interview on Tuesday, President Trump said his frustration with Jeff Sessions goes beyond his recusal from the Russia investigation: "I'm not happy with numerous things."

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  • September 19th 2018 at 16:23

'We'll Have It All Taken Care Of': Trump Promises Support To Flood-Soaked Carolinas

By Amanda Morris
President Trump speaks while attending a briefing at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock, N.C., on Wednesday, during a trip to visit areas impacted by Hurricane Florence. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (left) and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen (right) also attended the briefing.

Visiting North and South Carolina, Trump called Florence "one of the most powerful and devastating storms ever to hit our country" and promised federal support for disaster relief.

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  • September 19th 2018 at 15:47

'Humbled To Ask For Help' โ€” Low-Income Communities Struggle To Recover After A Wildfire

By Sam Harnett
Wendy and Norm Alvarez lost their home to the Carr Fire earlier this summer. Low-income people often face more challenges when it comes to recovering from a natural disaster.

It is early in the fire season, but nearly 1,400 homes have been destroyed in California wildfires. For low income people, without insurance or savings, it is especially difficult to recover.

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  • September 19th 2018 at 11:08

Tougher Laws On Pipeline Protests Face Test In Louisiana

By Travis Lux
Protesters disrupt construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline in early September. Trespassing near pipelines is now a felony offense in Louisiana, punishable by up to five years in prison.

A number of states are making it harder to protest the construction of oil and gas pipelines. Recent felony arrests in Louisiana could be a test case for these tougher new laws.

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  • September 19th 2018 at 11:08

Maria Butina, Accused Of Being Russian Agent, Has Long History Of Urging Protest

By Tim Mak
In this file photo taken on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, Maria Butina walks with Alexander Torshin, then a member of the Russian upper house of parliament, in Moscow, Russia.

Butina's friends and contacts describe a driven young woman whose ardent support for gun rights brought her across the world and eventually into the center of the Russia investigation.

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  • September 19th 2018 at 11:02
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