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Republican Gianforte Wins Montana House Race Amid Assault Charge

4 hours 34 min ago
Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte speaks to supporters during a campaign stop at Lions Park on Tuesday in Great Falls, Mont.

Republican Greg Gianforte claimed victory in a special election for Congress Thursday despite an election eve assault charge for allegedly body-slamming a reporter.

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White House Plans To Take Block On Revised Travel Ban To Supreme Court

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:18

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Trump's revised travel ban should be kept on hold. Already the Trump administration has said it plans to ask the Supreme Court to hear the case.

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Iraqi Refugee Empowers Youth To Share Their Stories With 'Narratio'

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:13
When Ahmed Badr was 8 years old, his family fled Baghdad in the midst of the Iraq War. Writing helped him process his experience, so he started the website Narratio to give other young people the same opportunity.

After Ahmed Badr and his family fled the Iraq War, he used writing to grapple with his experience as a refugee in the U.S. He founded the website Narratio so other youth could share their stories.

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Montana Voters On Gianforte Charge: 'Not Even True,' 'Who Would Wanna Vote For That?'

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:16
As the campaign reached its homestretch, Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte talked with voters during a meet-and-greet on Tuesday in Great Falls, Mont.

Greg Gianforte got into an altercation with a reporter Wednesday, drawing even more attention to a congressional race in the national spotlight. But it's unclear whether that will affect the outcome.

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Scientists Pinpoint How A Flamingo Balances On One Leg

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:03
Scientists have now shown that this position requires almost no muscle activity from the flamingo.

What appears to be a feat actually requires almost no muscle effort from the bird. The researchers found even a dead flamingo's body will fall into a stable one-leg balance if positioned vertically.

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On Night Before Election, Montana House Candidate Allegedly Assaults Journalist

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:32

Last night in Montana, the Republican candidate for the state's open U.S. House seat, Greg Gianforte, was charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly "body-slamming" a journalist. The vote is on Thursday.

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Appeals Court Refuses To Reinstate Trump's Revised Travel Ban

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:32

In another legal setback for President Trump, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that his controversial travel ban should be kept on hold. The case is now likely to go to the Supreme Court.

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White House Ends Congressional Bill Allowing Deportation Delays For Immigrants

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:32

The Trump administration is ending a longstanding system in which members of Congress can intervene in the deportation of an immigrant in the country illegally. Immigrant advocates and Senate Democrats are crying foul.

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Lawmakers Propose Subjecting Secret Service Director To Senate Confirmation

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:32

A strongly bipartisan group of House members is sponsoring a bill to make the director of the Secret Service subject to Senate confirmation, following widespread concern over the agency's performance in recent months. The bill also increases funding for protection of second residences, which for the Trump administration has become a major expense.

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Sponsors Back Out Of NYC Puerto Rican Day Parade Over Honoree

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:32

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Marlon Bishop, senior producer at Latino USA, about the Puerto Rican Day Parade's controversial decision to honor Oscar Lopez Rivera as a national freedom hero. The decision has caused major sponsors, such as Goya, JetBlue and the Yankees, to pull their sponsorship of the parade.

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British Police Suspend Intelligence Sharing With U.S. After Leaks

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:32

Britain has suspended intelligence sharing with the U.S. on the Manchester attack after information was leaked to the press. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with former National Coordinator for Security Richard Clarke on how this leak affects relations between the two countries.

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Former U.S. Ambassador Responds To Trump's Rhetoric On NATO

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:32

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Gen. Douglas Lute, who was the U.S. ambassador to NATO until January, about Trump's visit to NATO, and how his comments square with his past statements about the alliance.

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President Trump Meets NATO Leaders In Belgium

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:32

President Trump has had a fraught relationship with NATO dating back to his days as a candidate. Thursday he appeared with NATO leaders in Belgium and lectured them on not paying their fair share.

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Philadelphia Reconsiders Relationship With Native Son Bill Cosby

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:32

As Bill Cosby faces a trial for aggravated indecent assault, his relationship with Philadelphia is also on the line. Cosby grew up in Philadelphia and has maintained close ties to the city.

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Since 9/11, U.S. Presidents Developed Varied Language To Describe Terrorists

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:32

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Farah Pandith, adjunct fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, about the evolution of presidential rhetoric on acts of terrorism and the groups that perpetrate them.

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Pentagon Reveals Results Of Probe Into Deadly Mosul Airstrike

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:32

The Pentagon quietly disclosed the results of its investigation into a deadly airstrike in March that killed more than 100 civilians in Mosul, Iraq. A small American bomb ignited "a large amount of explosive material" that ISIS fighters had hidden in the house.

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LeBron James' Return To Cleveland Illustrates Remarkable Economic Experiment

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:32

Professional sports generate a tremendous amount of money, but it's tricky to know exactly what part of sports generates that money. LeBron James unintentionally ran a nearly perfect economic experiment by unexpectedly leaving Cleveland and then, three years later, returning with almost no warning. A pair of economists have now used James' prodigal son data to look at the financial impact a single superstar can have on a local economy.

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Housing Secretary Ben Carson Says Poverty Is A 'State Of Mind'

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:50

People with the "right mind set" can pull themselves up, Carson said. Many conservatives and the Trump administration say cuts to government benefits could incentivize people to find work.

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In NATO Speech, Trump Scolds Leaders But Doesn't Recommit To Defense Pledge

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:33
President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May await a photo opportunity at a NATO summit meeting in Brussels on Thursday.

At a dedication for two memorials, President Trump told gathered NATO leaders that it was "not fair" to U.S. taxpayers for NATO countries to spend less than they pledged on their own national defense.

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Do You Know What Red Nose Day Is?

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:19
 Huh, what?

The name may be silly, but Red Nose Day — which is today — has a serious mission. How do charity evaluators size up this campaign?

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