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Saudi Prince May Have Trouble Finding U.S. Investors After Anti-Corruption Campaign

March 16, 2018 - 12:14pm

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince begins a tour of the U.S. next week to try and drum up foreign investment. That may be a hard sell after 200 princes and wealthy businessmen were detained at a luxury hotel in Riyadh for three months as part of the prince's anti-corruption campaign.

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How Russians View The Country's Presidential Election Varies Greatly By Geography

March 16, 2018 - 12:14pm

Russia is the biggest country in the world by land mass, so when you ask what Russians think about the presidential election this Sunday, the answers vary greatly by geography.

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Election Watchdog Group In Moscow Says Russian Voter Fraud Is Rising

March 16, 2018 - 12:14pm

When Russians head to the polls to vote for president on Sunday, thousands of election observers will be watching for fraud. The head of an election watchdog group in Moscow and a woman who blew the whistle on election fraud in 2011 talk about what it means to watch the election.

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Week In Politics: White House Addresses Staff Turnover

March 16, 2018 - 12:14pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Mary Katharine Ham, senior writer at The Federalist and Boston Herald reporter Kimberly Atkins about U.S.-Russia relations, the firing of Rex Tillerson and the Pennsylvania special congressional election upset by Democrat Conor Lamb.

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The Russian Chef Who Is Bringing Back His Homeland's Colorful, Classic Cuisine

March 16, 2018 - 12:00pm

Before the Soviet period, "Russian food had color," says Vladimir Mukhin of Moscow's world-famous White Rabbit restaurant. He aims to honor those flavors, as well as locally source his ingredients.

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Louise Slaughter, 'Trailblazer' In Congress, Dies At 88

March 16, 2018 - 7:33am

Slaughter was the first chairwoman of the powerful House Rules Committee. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi confirmed the news of her death on Friday.

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Landmark Report Concludes Abortion Is Safe

March 16, 2018 - 7:00am

The report by the National Academies says many state laws that make it harder for women to get abortions don't have a medical purpose and can make outcomes worse.

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See The 20+ Immigration Activists Arrested Under Trump

March 16, 2018 - 6:30am

Immigration advocates assert that federal immigration agents are increasingly targeting activists who oppose them. ICE rejects the assertion.

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Immigration Advocates Warn ICE Is Retaliating For Activism

March 16, 2018 - 6:29am

ICE denies the allegations, saying it does not target immigrants for holding advocacy positions.

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The Fight Over Teacher Salaries: A Look At The Numbers

March 16, 2018 - 6:09am

Teachers in many states are angry after years of stagnant wages. Here's a state-by-state look at what they really make.

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When Other Cultures' Holidays Become An Excuse To Party

March 16, 2018 - 4:00am

From St. Patrick's Day to Cinco de Mayo, holidays from specific cultures and religions have been embraced by people looking for a reason to celebrate. What's gained and what's lost?

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National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster Is Expected To Leave Trump Administration

March 16, 2018 - 3:37am

President Trump publicly chastised McMaster last month, after he said that "the evidence is now really incontrovertible" that Russia had interfered in the 2016 election.

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Facial Scanning Now Arriving At U.S. Airports

March 16, 2018 - 1:00am

Airlines say taking a picture of your face speeds boarding, and Homeland Security says it stops fraud. Critics worry about privacy and bias.

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'Keep It In The Ground' Activists Optimistic Despite Oil Boom

March 16, 2018 - 1:00am

The U.S. is producing more oil than ever, even as calls to leave all fossil fuels in the ground grow louder. Now the "keep it in the ground" movement is taking its fight to the heart of oil country.

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California Candidate Calls On Another To Step Down Over Decade-Old Sex Scandal

March 16, 2018 - 1:00am

Amanda Renteria has called on fellow Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom to leave his post as lieutenant governor because of a past relationship he had with a subordinate.

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Conservatives Mobilize Grass-Roots Activists To Promote Trump Judges

March 16, 2018 - 1:00am

A conservative group funded by Charles and David Koch wants to mobilize activists across 36 states to play a bigger role in confirming President Trump's judge nominees to lifetime appointments.

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Financial Side Effects From A Prescription For Toenail Fungus

March 16, 2018 - 1:00am

A prescription for a drug called Kerydin depleted one woman's health reimbursement account without her even knowing it. When should health care providers broach costs with patients?

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U.S. Military Helicopter Crashes In Iraq, Killing 7 People

March 15, 2018 - 9:47pm

There are no survivors from the crash of the HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter. U.S. military officials say the aircraft went down after hitting a power line in western Anbar province.

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FEMA Drops 'Climate Change' From Its Strategic Plan

March 15, 2018 - 7:49pm

The agency's strategic planning document does not mention the potential impact of a changing climate on the rising risk of natural hazards.

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Miami Pedestrian Walkway Collapses Onto Road, Killing At Least 4

March 15, 2018 - 6:02pm

The walkway had just been over installed over the weekend to give students at Florida International University a safe way to cross a busy road, reports Tim Padgett of member station WLRN.

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