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Two months after President Trump announced a complete withdrawal of U.S. forces from the country, the White House says the contingent will remain for an unspecified period of time. [Read More]
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NOAA researcher Michael Black pioneered the use of dropwindsondes — small measuring devices dropped into hurricanes to gather data. That data has dramatically improved hurricane forecasting. [Read More]
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It is not easy to be married to a person in the military. Their spouses in 2017 experienced high levels of stress, anxiety, depression and unemployment, according to a survey sponsored by the Department of Defense and released Thursday. The survey reveals a huge swath of nearly a million partners of active duty and reserve troops faced a variety of challenges due to their spouses' service while deployed on active duty or following a move triggered by a new deployment. Of 367,706 people married to reservists, 92 percent reported feeling an increase in stress levels... [Read More]
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The indictment alleges Joaquin Guzman Lopez and Ovidio Guzman Lopez "conspired to import and distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana from Mexico and elsewhere" into the U.S. [Read More]
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An adept musician in a pop band dismissed as made-for-TV, Tork became famous with the Monkees in the 1960s. Their reunion tours lasted well into the 2000s. [Read More]
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One survivor said a priest forced her to have abortions after raping her. The pope said he has come up with 21 "reflection points" designed to address the crisis. [Read More]
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Connecticut and California now are considering state-wide taxes on sugary drinks. New data from soda taxes in Berkeley and Philadelphia present a mixed picture of their effects on sugar consumption. [Read More]
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Rochelle Washington and Latresa Scaff said the singer made sexual advances on them when they were underage in the mid-1990s. The claims come amid a flurry of renewed accusations against R. Kelly. [Read More]
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If the mission is successful, it would make Israel the fourth country to land on the lunar surface – after the U.S., the former Soviet Union and China. [Read More]
Ross Gay spent a year writing daily essays about things that delight him. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Gay about some of the essays included in his new book, The Book of Delights. [Read More]
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Some sheriffs in Washington state say they won't enforce a new gun law. It's the latest example of sheriffs exercising what some regard as their duty to resist "government overreach." [Read More]
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with ProPublica's Sebastian Rotella on his reporting that the Trump administration shifted resources away from border smuggling investigations and toward more deportations. [Read More]
Teachers are striking in Oakland, Calif. and West Virginia, continuing a nationwide trend of teachers' strikes over the past year. Here's what these strikes do and don't have in common. [Read More]
Roger Stone apologized to Federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who is presiding over his case, after criticizing her on Instagram. In court Thursday, Stone will learn what Jackson makes of his actions. [Read More]
NOAA meteorologist Michael Black pioneered research that greatly improved hurricane forecasts. After he died last year, he received a rare distinction: his ashes were dropped into Hurricane Michael. [Read More]
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An evocative setting and a chewily fun performance from Timothy Spall as a mysterious and malevolent figure can't keep this New Zealand film from trafficking in tired tropes. [Read More]
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Gang rapes, abductions and killings have grown commonplace in South Sudan, according to the Commission on Human Rights, whose new report outlines widespread violence in the country's ongoing conflict. [Read More]
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Judge Amy Berman Jackson said she did not believe Stone's apologies on Thursday and ordered him to keep quiet about her and his case in public. If he doesn't, he could be locked up. [Read More]
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro ordered the closing of the country's border with Brazil in an effort to stop the flow of humanitarian aid coming into the country. [Read More]
Hiccup and Toothless will return to theaters this weekend when the conclusion of the animated How To Train Your Dragon trilogy takes viewers to a hidden world. [Read More]
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