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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow on May 9, 2017.
Tue, 05/23/2017 - 03:00

Russia's interference in the 2016 election is part of a tradition of mischief that goes back centuries — and remains pernicious, leaders warn. Tuesday ex-CIA Chief John Brennan testifies on the topic.

A depiction of <em>Clostridium botulinum, </em>the bacteria that create a deadly toxin. The preformed toxin can be found in home-canned foods and some retail products, such as canned cheese, chili sauces and oil infused with garlic.
Mon, 05/22/2017 - 23:45

An outbreak of botulism caused by nacho cheese sauce from a gas station has hospitalized nine people and killed one man in northern California.

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 22:23

Fatalities have been reported after an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. 'Everyone just fled," says one concertgoer. "People were just running all over the place."

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 20:51

Police in Manchester, England, say they're investigating the reported explosion at a show by American singer Ariana Grande as a terrorist attack until they know otherwise.

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 20:51

All Things Considered host Audie Cornish speaks to the Financial Times' Andy Bounds about the latest in a deadly incident at an Ariana Grande show in Manchester, England.

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 20:18

The White House is expected to ask for big cuts, push school choice and change student loan repayment. But presidents have rarely succeeded in cutting the Education Department budget.

White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney (second from right) holds a copy of the president's 2018 budget at the Government Publishing Office's plant in Washington, D.C. Mulvaney describes the plan as "taxpayer first."
Mon, 05/22/2017 - 20:01

The White House is unveiling a proposal that aims to eliminate the federal deficit within a decade. It calls for significant cuts to Medicaid and food stamps, and it assumes robust economic growth.

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this month.
Mon, 05/22/2017 - 19:40

The Washington Post reported the president asked the Director of National Intelligence and the head of the NSA to push back against the investigation into his campaign's possible ties to Russia.

Police and fans outside the Manchester Arena on Monday, following reports of an explosion after Ariana Grande had performed.
Mon, 05/22/2017 - 18:51

Police say about 50 people have been injured in what is being treated as a terrorist incident. Witnesses report frantic efforts by concertgoers to flee after an Ariana Grande show.

David Giovannoni uses a reproduction of Scott's phonautograph. Giovanni is part of the team that recovered the audio from Scott's recordings.
Mon, 05/22/2017 - 17:59

In the late 19th century, French inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville patented the earliest known sound recording device. But his accomplishments were only recognized recently.

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 17:33

Turkey is calling for a full investigation of "aggressive" actions taken by American security personnel following a protest-turned-brawl outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Walter M. Shaub Jr., director of the Office of Government Ethics, notified the White House and federal agencies in April that his office wanted to see all ethics waivers issued by President Trump's administration, setting a June 1 deadline.
Mon, 05/22/2017 - 17:00

The Office of Government Ethics "declines your request to suspend its ethics authority," its director tells the White House. The administration said compiling the waivers exceeded OGE's authority.

A statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee, as it was removed from its longtime resting place in New Orleans on Friday. Lee's statue was the last of four Confederate monuments to be removed under a 2015 City Council vote.
Mon, 05/22/2017 - 16:54

In a Facebook post over the weekend, Mississippi state Rep. Karl Oliver said New Orleans politicians "should be LYNCHED" for taking down the memorials. He took it back on Monday.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions waits to be introduced during a service at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on May 9 in Washington, D.C. Sessions issued an order on Monday narrowing the scope of his financial threat to "sanctuary cities."
Mon, 05/22/2017 - 16:44

The move by Attorney General Jeff Sessions comes after a federal judge blocked a key part of the directive, the threat of withholding federal funds.

Keyshla Rivera smiles at her newborn son Jesus as registered nurse Christine Weick demonstrates a baby box before her discharge from Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia in 2016. All mothers who deliver at the hospital receive a box, which functions as a bassinet, in an effort to reduce unsafe sleep practices.
Mon, 05/22/2017 - 16:39

The two-pronged approach to promoting safe sleep led to a 25 percent drop in the risky practice of bed sharing with babies in the first eight days of life, a study found. But more research is needed.

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