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Government Shuts Down As Congress Fails To Pass Funding Measure

NPR Top Stories - January 19, 2018 - 9:02pm

The government is now in a partial shutdown — happening on the first anniversary of President Trump's inauguration — after Congress failed to keep funding going ahead of a midnight deadline.

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Senate Set To Vote On Government Funding Bill Before Midnight

NPR Top Stories - January 19, 2018 - 6:44pm

The Senate is set to hold a vote before midnight on Friday on the bill the House passed last night to avert a government shutdown.

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LA Coroner: Tom Petty's Death Was Due To An Accidental Overdose

NPR Top Stories - January 19, 2018 - 6:30pm

Family members said they hoped that the cause of his death would spark discussion about the power and danger of opioid drugs.

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Federal Charge Brought In Assault On Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul

NPR Top Stories - January 19, 2018 - 4:44pm

A neighbor allegedly blindsided the lawmaker outside his home in Bowling Green. Now Rene Boucher has signed an agreement to plead guilty. He faces a possible 10 years in prison.

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Justice Department To Retry Sen. Robert Menendez And Friend In Corruption Case

NPR Top Stories - January 19, 2018 - 4:29pm

The senior senator from New Jersey is accused of taking bribes and the case produced a mistrial last year. Menendez is seeking reelection this year.

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Supreme Court To Hear Latest Challenge To Trump's Travel Ban

NPR Top Stories - January 19, 2018 - 4:22pm

After losing several lower court rulings, the Trump administration will finally get a hearing by the justices on legality of its entry restrictions.

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Before 'Roe v. Wade,' The Women of 'Jane' Provided Abortions For The Women Of Chicago

NPR Top Stories - January 19, 2018 - 3:49pm

In 1965, a group known as Jane began connecting pregnant women in Chicago with doctors willing to perform abortions. Jane members later learned to perform the procedure, making it more accessible.

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Facebook Moves To Decide What Is Real News

NPR Top Stories - January 19, 2018 - 3:46pm

It will combat fake news by pushing up news articles that come from "high quality" sources, and pushing down the others. It's asking users which news organizations they trust.

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Get Caught Up: Trump's Alleged Affair With Adult Film Star Stormy Daniels

NPR Top Stories - January 19, 2018 - 2:35pm

In 2011, the actress and former Senate candidate told In Touch magazine about a years-earlier sexual encounter with Donald Trump. Now, she and the president both deny an affair.

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Eagles v. Hotel California: After Lawsuit, Band Reaches A Settlement

NPR Top Stories - January 19, 2018 - 2:14pm

The rock band sued a hotel in Mexico that has the same name as the "lovely place" in their iconic 1976 song. That hotel was trying to trademark the phrase "Hotel California" in the U.S.

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Jury Acquits Railroad Employees In Lac Megantic Fire Disaster

NPR Top Stories - January 19, 2018 - 1:50pm

The Canadian panel found three men not guilty of criminal negligence in the derailment and explosion of a train carrying crude oil. The resulting firestorm killed 47 people.

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What Happens To The Military If The Government Shuts Down

NPR Top Stories - January 19, 2018 - 1:18pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Michèle Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, about the impact a government shutdown can have on the military.

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Indianapolis Union Leader Takes Stock Of What's Changed During Trump's First Year

NPR Top Stories - January 19, 2018 - 1:18pm

A year ago, Indianapolis union leader Chuck Jones feuded with President Trump over his promise to save jobs at the Carrier plant in town. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Jones to take stock of what's changed when it comes to American manufacturing during the first year of the Trump administration.

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White House Says It Doesn't Want A Government Shutdown, But Will Congress Reach A Deal?

NPR Top Stories - January 19, 2018 - 1:18pm

The White House says it does not want a government shutdown. But it's unclear if a deal will be reached in time to avoid one.

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Why Women's March Organizers Are Focused On Polls In Nevada This Year

NPR Top Stories - January 19, 2018 - 1:18pm

Organizers of the women's marches planned for this weekend, including a big expected one in Las Vegas on Sunday, discuss what's changed since last year and their hopes for this year.

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Profile: Your Book Editor Just Snagged Your Spot on the Best-Seller List

New York Times - January 19, 2018 - 12:30pm
Daniel Mallory submitted “The Woman in the Window,” a psychological thriller, under a pseudonym. His own publishing house bought it.
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What Today's Headlines About Famine Get Wrong

NPR Top Stories - January 19, 2018 - 12:14pm

Maybe you've heard that world hunger is at crisis levels — and climate change is largely to blame. A new book argues otherwise.

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Las Vegas Police: No Other Suspects In October Massacre, And No Motive

NPR Top Stories - January 19, 2018 - 11:31am

The lack of a motive and other suspects persisted despite looking into nearly 2,000 leads and sifting through thousands of hours of video, police say in a newly released investigation report.

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World's Regard For U.S. Leadership Hits Record Low In Gallup Poll

NPR Top Stories - January 19, 2018 - 10:32am

The global approval rating for U.S. leadership fell to 30 percent — lower in President Trump's first year in office than under former President George W. Bush, and a sharp fall from the Obama era.

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The Book Review Podcast: ‘Off the Charts’

New York Times - January 19, 2018 - 10:29am
Ann Hulbert discusses her new book about child prodigies, and Sam Graham-Felsen talks about his debut novel, “Green.”
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