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Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates arrives at the Prettyman Federal Courthouse on Friday in Washington, D.C. He confirmed that he is changing his plea to guilty.
Sat, 02/24/2018 - 06:00

Rick Gates turns state's evidence; Robert Mueller levels an updated indictment against Paul Manafort; and state and federal officials begin to prepare for more election interference in 2018.

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 06:00

If he succeeds, it would be the first piano made in his country — and the first made in Africa since 1989. Skeptics wonder if it's an impossible mission.

Nadezhda Sergeeva and Anastasia Kocherzhova, competing as Olympic Athletes from Russia, react in the finish area during the women's bobsleigh heats on Wednesday in the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Sat, 02/24/2018 - 02:43

Russian bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva has been disqualified from the Winter Games, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said Saturday. She's the second Russian athlete to fail a doping test this year.

Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic celebrates winning gold in the ladies' snowboard parallel giant slalom at the Pyeongchang Olympic Games Saturday.
Sat, 02/24/2018 - 01:08

A week ago, the 22-year-old unexpectedly won gold in the women's Alpine super-G skiing. Now, she's won gold in the women's snowboarding parallel giant slalom.

U.S. curling skipper John Shuster led the Americans to a 10-7 victory in their gold medal game against Sweden at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics.
Sat, 02/24/2018 - 00:22

"It's just fantastic," U.S. skipper John Shuster said after winning the gold. The Americans had come back from the verge of elimination to win it all in South Korea.

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 22:15

It's another step in fighting potential fraud and abuse in the program that brings 85,000 highly skilled workers into the U.S. every year. More detail is required on why the workers are needed.

Nikolas Cruz appears in court for a status hearing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Fri, 02/23/2018 - 20:29

Records show that Broward County had received multiple calls since 2008 about the volatile behavior of the young man arrested in the Parkland, Fla., high school shooting.

A Secret Service officer hurries past reporters after a vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House Friday.
Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:23

The Secret Service said the vehicle did not breach the barricade and the female driver was quickly apprehended.

Public radio stations WNYC, KPCC and WAMU announced Friday that they will revive the Gothamist local news sites in their cities. The sites had been shuttered by owner Joe Ricketts in November.
Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:04

WNYC will buy Gothamist, KPCC will acquire LAist, and WAMU is taking over DCist. The move is funded by two anonymous donors "who are deeply committed to supporting local journalism initiatives."

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:13

President Trump held a joint press conference with the prime minister of Australia as Trump pushes several ideas to prevent school shootings amid controversies from the Russia investigation and other surrounding security clearances among his staff.

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:13

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Bloomberg reporter Polly Mosendz about why major companies are severing ties with the Nation Rifle Association in the wake of protests over the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead.

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:13

The city of Wauconda, Ill., — a suburb of Chicago — has been gaining fans after the Marvel's blockbuster Black Panther premiered last week. The movie is set in a fictional African country called Wakanda.

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:13

The Trump administration is trying to make it harder for North Korea to evade sanctions. It is putting the world on notice to look out for "deceptive shipping practices."

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:13

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Susan Martin, professor emeritus at Georgetown University, about United States Citizenship and Immigration Services omitting the promise of America as "a nation of immigrants" from its mission statement. Martin, like former President John F. Kennedy, wrote a book called A Nation of Immigrants.

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:13

President Trump received an enthusiastic greeting from thousands of conservative activists at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, D.C., on Friday. He boasted of his first year accomplishments, but also had a warning about this year's midterm elections, saying complacency could short-circuit his agenda.


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