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Fiona Hill, a former White House adviser on Russia, arrives for a closed-door meeting as part of the House impeachment inquiry on Monday.
Fri, 11/08/2019 - 11:53

Hill, a well-known specialist on Russia, was said to have told House investigators that she objected to the Ukraine pressure plan — as did her then-boss, John Bolton.

Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a military officer at the National Security Council, departed after testifying on Oct. 29.
Fri, 11/08/2019 - 11:51

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman is a foreign affairs expert who serves on the National Security Council. He has been described as having told investigators he worried immediately about the Ukraine affair.

Students of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology take part in a march toward the school president's lodge Friday, following the death of a student injured during clashes between police and protesters a few days ago.
Fri, 11/08/2019 - 11:43

A student died Friday of injuries suffered in a fall as police dispersed protesters from a parking garage. Across the region, protesters mingled grief with grievance, renewing their calls for change.

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 11:07

But the Court of Appeals of Iowa doesn't buy that logic. A panel of judges said the inmate is "either alive, in which case he must remain in prison, or he is dead, in which case this appeal is moot."

Brelahn Wyatt, a Navy ensign and second-year medical student, shares a hug with Shetland. The dog's military commission does not entitle him to salutes.
Fri, 11/08/2019 - 10:52

Service dogs are a common sight at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, near Washington, D.C. But this special canine trains would-be healers how to pick the right dog for a wounded veteran.

People cover their faces with masks to avoid thick smog in New Delhi on Nov. 5. People living there have complained about respiratory problems.
Fri, 11/08/2019 - 10:01

Residents of one of the world's most polluted cities are getting fed up with government inaction — and a few questionable tweets aren't helping.

Vice President Mike Pence files for President Donald Trump to be listed on the New Hampshire primary ballot to New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner, left, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, in Concord, N.H.
Fri, 11/08/2019 - 10:00

The vice president's visit comes as Trump's GOP challengers see the first-in-the-nation primary as a place where they'll make a stand against Trump.

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 06:00

More lower-alcohol, lower-calorie beers are being marketed as part of an active lifestyle, and are even being offered after long runs or sporting events. Here's how the science adds up.

David Hasselhoff performs during a concert in Berlin on Oct. 3 — Germany Unity Day. In 1989, his song "Looking for Freedom" was the anthem to many Germans' newfound freedom.
Fri, 11/08/2019 - 05:32

The Hoff recently sat down with NPR in Berlin and told the story of how he became a rock star there.

Activists demonstrated recently in High Springs, Fla., to oppose Nestlé's plan to withdraw more than a million gallons of water a day from Ginnie Springs.
Fri, 11/08/2019 - 05:00

Nestlé wants to increase the amount of water it withdraws from Ginnie Springs to nearly 1.2 million gallons a day, to the dismay of environmental groups and local activists.

Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg in South Bend, Ind.
Fri, 11/08/2019 - 04:18

The South Bend, Ind., mayor explains his health care overhaul plan — "Medicare for All," as well as private insurance — and differentiates it from other Democratic presidential candidates' plans.

Two fourth-graders rock side to side while doing math equations at Charles Pinckney Elementary School's "Brain Room" in Charleston, S.C., in 2015.
Fri, 11/08/2019 - 04:01

Brain scans of 104 boys and girls doing basic math tasks found no gender differences. The finding adds to the evidence that boys and girls start out with equal ability in math.

The self-driving Uber SUV that struck pedestrian Elaine Herzberg on March 18, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz.
Thu, 11/07/2019 - 21:57

The death of a pedestrian struck by the self-driving vehicle in Arizona last year highlights safety concerns and calls for regulating the testing of such vehicles.

Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions addresses a business group in Montgomery, Ala., last year. Sessions announced Thursday that he will run to regain his old Senate seat.
Thu, 11/07/2019 - 20:37

A year ago, Sessions resigned as attorney general after months of tension with President Trump who complained that the former Alabama senator was not sufficiently loyal.

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is entering a crowded GOP primary to try to win back his old Senate seat representing Alabama.
Thu, 11/07/2019 - 17:59

GOP Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, a longtime ally of Jeff Sessions, says his former Senate colleague could win a bid to regain his old seat despite a "difficult relationship" with President Trump.

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