Posts Tagged 'news'

Trump, Kim Begin Summit In Singapore

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reaches to shake President Trump’s hand at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore on Tuesday.

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Douglas J. Bennet, Jr., Who Pulled NPR Out Of Financial Trouble, Dies At 79

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Former NPR President Douglas J. Bennet, Jr., who took over a troubled organization in 1983 and led it to stability during his decade at the helm, has died, his family announced. He was 79.

His death Sunday was announced on Twitter by his sons, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado and James Bennet, the editorial editor of The New York Times, and by his daughter, Holly. No cause of death was reported.

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Top White House Economic Aide Larry Kudlow Has Heart Attack, Trump Says

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White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks during a television interview outside the West Wing of the White House on May 18. President Trump tweeted that Kudlow suffered a heart attack and is hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center.

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Canada Responds After White House Says Trudeau ‘Stabbed Us In The Back’

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Larry Kudlow, Director of the United States National Economic Council, speaks to reporters in the White House Press Briefing room. He justified President Trump’s decision to drop out of a joint statement made by G7 countries this weekend.

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SAG-AFTRA And TV Networks Move To Eliminate Casting Couch

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Harvey Weinstein, left, and his attorney Benjamin Brafman leave a New York court, where Weinstein pleaded not guilty Tuesday to rape and other abuse violations.

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Dry, Windy Weather Stokes Colorado Wildfire, But So Far No Homes Damaged

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An airplane drops fire retardant on a fire outside of Durango, Colo. The 416 fire has forced 2,500 home evacuations.

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Lorraine Gordon, Guardian Of Legendary Jazz Club, Dies At 95

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Lorraine Gordon, backstage at her club, the Village Vanguard in New York City. Gordon died on Sunday at age 95.

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Justify Captures Triple Crown With Belmont Stakes Win

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Justify, with jockey Mike Smith aboard, crosses the finish line to win the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, and the rare Triple Crown title on Saturday in Elmont, N.Y.

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High School Valedictorian’s Mic Cut When She Talks About Campus Sexual Assault

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This video was posted by, Lulabel Seitz, the valedictorian whose mic was cut while she was speaking. In it, she shows exactly what happens at the graduation, gives the uncensored version of her speech, and sends a message to the principal who cut her off.


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American Soldier Killed In Somalia

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A U.S. special operations soldier was killed in southwestern Somalia on Friday and four others were wounded when their team came under attack from insurgents.

According to the U.S. Africa Command, U.S. service members were with Somali forces in an operation aimed at clearing al-Shabab, a terrorist organization, from villages and establishing a permanent combat outpost. “The U.S. provided advice, assistance and aerial surveillance during the mission,” according to a statement from the command.

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Poetry Is Making A Big Comeback In The U.S., Survey Results Reveal

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Poetry!

Poetry!

In half a decade, the number of U.S. adults who are reading poetry has nearly doubled.

That’s according to the results of a new survey by the National Endowment for the Arts, which announced Thursday that “as a share of the total U.S. adult population, this poetry readership is the highest on record over a 15-year period.”

The Survey of Public Participation in ...

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PG&E Power Lines Blamed For Northern California Wildfires

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Smoke billows up from a fire burning in the mountains over the Napa Valley last October in Oakville, Calif.

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