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Follow Up: Did The Computerless Computer Teacher Ever Get A Computer?

March 17, 2018 - 3:01am

The story of the middle school teacher without a computer prompted an outpouring of support. But did he get any laptops?

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Black Voters Need More Convincing From Democrats In 2018

March 17, 2018 - 3:01am

Black turnout in the 2016 presidential election fell to the lowest rate since 2000. To reverse that, some voters say Democrats need to better address issues like wealth disparity and criminal justice.

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For St. Patrick's Day, A True Tale Of 8 Sailors Saved By Guinness

March 17, 2018 - 3:00am

If you're picking up a glass of Guinness this St. Patrick's Day, savor it while pondering this story from 1917, when Ireland's famous stout was cause for true celebration: It saved lives.

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The Russia Investigations: What Does Devin Nunes Know?

March 17, 2018 - 3:00am

When Nunes and his House intelligence committee concluded there was "no evidence of collusion, coordination or conspiracy," which Nunes was speaking: the intelligence insider or the party loyalist?

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Russia Expels 23 U.K. Diplomats In Retaliatory Move

March 17, 2018 - 2:47am

Earlier this week, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said 23 Russian diplomats would be expelled for a poisoning with a nerve agent in the U.K. Russia said it would respond to any "unfriendly actions."

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The Big Student Walkout; DeVos On School Safety; The First Amendment On Campus

March 17, 2018 - 2:00am

A month after Parkland, the nation's focus remains on school safety. Plus, long rides to school in our weekly roundup of education news.

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Former Coal Lobbyist On Tap For No. 2 Spot At EPA

March 17, 2018 - 1:00am

The man hoping to help lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, is a former lobbyist for coal and natural gas companies. As a young EPA lawyer, he worked on hazardous chemical rules.

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UMBC's Retrievers Put Virginia In A Hole, Then Buried Every Single Bracket

March 16, 2018 - 7:57pm

Since the NCAA tournament expanded in 1985, no 16 seed had ever beaten a top-seeded team. Until UMBC beat the stuffing out of Virginia, the best team in the country, Friday night.

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Trump's Attorney Seeks $20 Million In Damages From Porn Star

March 16, 2018 - 6:39pm

Lawyer Michael Cohen has escalated the legal battle with the actress who was paid not to repeat claims that she had an affair with the president.

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Justice Department Fires Embattled FBI Deputy Director Just Short Of Retirement

March 16, 2018 - 6:09pm

Andrew McCabe was set to retire Sunday. On Twitter, the president hailed the move as "a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI - A great day for Democracy."

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Maryland Gets Closer To Retiring State Song That Calls Northerners 'Scum'

March 16, 2018 - 3:15pm

"Maryland, My Maryland," written early in the Civil War, praises the Confederacy. State senators now have voted to reclassify the song as "historical."

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From Pride To Protest: How Russians Feel About Their Presidential Election

March 16, 2018 - 2:57pm

Ahead of Sunday's presidential election in Russia, NPR spoke with a Putin supporter, an opposition supporter and a Russian who sees no point in voting.

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Debate On Role Of Islam Divides German Government

March 16, 2018 - 2:06pm

Members of the Merkel government agree that Muslims belong in Germany but disagree on whether the religion itself does.

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Black Man Beaten At Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally Is Acquitted Of Assault

March 16, 2018 - 1:33pm

Images of DeAndre Harris, 20, being pummeled by white men with poles surfaced after the rally last August. Harris was later charged with assault himself — and, on Friday, found not guilty.

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Invisibilia: Inspired By 'American Idol,' Somali TV Show Aimed To Change The World

March 16, 2018 - 12:57pm

Reality TV is popular around the world. It's also roundly mocked as formulaic and contrived. But can that kind of fragile fantasy meaningfully influence the real world?

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After Oxfam's Sex Scandal: Shocking Revelations, A Scramble For Solutions

March 16, 2018 - 12:17pm

In the past few weeks there have been additional reports of sexual misconduct in the aid community — and the start of a tense debate on how to halt such behavior.

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Why Irish Whiskey Is Experiencing A Resurgence

March 16, 2018 - 12:14pm

Carol Quinn, archivist for Irish Distillers, makers of Jameson whiskey says records of Ireland's special blend go back to the 14th century. Quinn discusses the resurgence of Irish whiskey.

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After Dramatic Downfall, Tiger Woods Might Finally Be Making A Comeback

March 16, 2018 - 12:14pm

The last time Tiger Woods won a golf tournament was 2013. Once the world's top player, he's struggled with a myriad of health issues and off-the-course distractions. But he's back and close to winning again.

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My Lai Massacre Of 1968 Continues To Resonate In America

March 16, 2018 - 12:14pm

50 years after the My Lai massacre, in which American soldiers in Vietnam killed more than 500 civilians in a period of four hours, the atrocity continues to resonate in America.

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White House Says No More Immediate Personnel Changes Coming

March 16, 2018 - 12:14pm

The White House says there are no immediate personnel changes looming, despite rampant rumors that of more staff shakeups.

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