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17 People Died In The Parkland Shooting. Here Are Their Names

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 08:39

Through their grief, families and friends of the victims at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School told the stories of those who were killed on Wednesday.

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Trump Calls For Mental Health Action After Shooting; His Budget Would Cut Programs

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 07:48

The president offered his sympathies to victims and the nation. He also said mental health problems need to be addresed but he offered no plan for doing that.

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UN envoy hopes for some agreement at South Sudan peace talks

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 07:29
The U.N. envoy for South Sudan said he hopes “some form of agreement” will be signed Friday in Ethiopia’s capital where talks are taking place aimed at ending the country’s five-year civil war.
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Fugitive convicted in 2001 killing of Sir Peter Blake nabbed

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 07:29
A man convicted in the killing of yachtsman Sir Peter Blake has been caught in Brazil after being on the run for more than 15 years, police said Thursday.
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Brazil yellow fever vaccine campaign struggling to meet goal

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 07:29
Brazil’s Health Ministry says a massive yellow fever vaccination campaign has reached less than 20 percent of the targeted population since it began three weeks ago.
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Venezuela’s President Maduro taking new title: party crasher

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 07:29
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday he isn’t above crashing a party after his invitation was yanked to a regional meeting of leaders in the Western Hemisphere.
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Borneo’s orangutan population plunged by 100,000 since 1999

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 07:29
The most comprehensive study of Borneo’s orangutans estimates their numbers have plummeted by more than 100,000 since 1999, as the palm oil and paper industries shrink their jungle habitat and fatal conflicts with people increase.
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El Salvador commutes women’s 30-year abortion sentence

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 07:29
El Salvador’s Supreme Court on Thursday commuted the sentence of a woman serving 30 years in prison for what she says was a stillbirth.
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A top al-Qaeda operative is about to be sentenced for killing U.S. troops 15 years ago in Afghanistan

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 07:29
Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Adam Harun was extradited to the U.S. in 2012. His case highlights the federal courts’ efficiency compared with Guantanamo Bay.
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U.S. boosts aid to Jordan, downplaying its break with Trump over Jerusalem

Washington Post Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 07:29
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed an agreement to give Jordan more than $6 billion in aid over five years, a big boost despite steep cuts proposed in foreign aid
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Jeffrey Tambor Officially Exits 'Transparent' Following Claims Of Misconduct

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 07:28

The actor earned plaudits for his turn as a trans woman in the Amazon series. But his future with the show had been in doubt since multiple sexual harassment claims surfaced against him last fall.

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For Some, Competing At The Olympics Runs In The Family

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 07:26

For many parents at the Olympics, watching their children compete is nerve-wracking. Beth Heiden Reid has a special perspective: she won a bronze medal in speedskating at the 1980 Games, and was in Korea to watch her daughter Joanne compete in biathlon.

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This Community Reporter Has Covered 3 Mass Shootings In 3 Years

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 06:54

At 23-years-old, Palm Beach Post reporter Lulu Ramadan has covered three mass shootings. Wednesday's at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., is just the latest. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Ramadan about her views on these events and their frequency.

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Lawmakers Seem No Closer To Immigration Solution As Debates Draws To A Close

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 06:54

As the Senate's immigration debate begins to draw to a close, lawmakers seem no closer to a solution than when the debate started.

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Netanyahu Lobbied The U.S. For 'Fight Club' Producer Milchan But Denies Bribes

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 06:43

Israeli police recommended the prime minister be charged for allegedly accepting expensive gifts for favors from billionaires including Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan.

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Gunman In Florida High School Shooting Ordered Held Without Bond

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 06:14

On Wednesday, a shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., left 17 children and adults dead. The shooter, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, appeared in court on Thursday and was ordered held without bond.

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Why The AR-15 Is America's Rifle

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 06:14

The AR-15 semi-automatic rifle is one of the most popular weapons in America. It's also been the weapon of choice for several mass murderers, including the gunman who killed 17 people on Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

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Trump's Inauguration: Record Spending Leaves Little For Charities

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 05:49

The 2017 inaugural committee raised nearly $107 million, double what the first Obama inaugural committee brought in. — and managed to spend almost all of it.

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President Trump Plans To Visit Parkland, Fla., After School Shooting

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 05:35

President Trump offered words of comfort in the wake of Wednesday's deadly school shooting in Florida. He offered little in the way of specific policy prescriptions to prevent a repeat of the tragedy.

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For His Book 'Directorate S,' Journalist Steve Coll Dives Into Pakistan's Spy Agency

NPR Headlines - Fri, 2018-02-16 05:35

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Steve Coll, dean of the Columbia School of Journalism, about his new book, Directorate S: The C.I.A and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2016. The book picks up the narrative of the CIA from where Coll's previous book Ghost Wars left off.

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