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Artist Kehinde Wiley's 'Rumors Of War' Now Stands In Former Capital Of The Confederacy

1 hour 48 min ago

Kehinde Wiley's sculpture, "Rumors of War," was unveiled at its permanent home outside the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond on Tuesday.

A Look Back At The First Presidential Impeachment In the U.S.

1 hour 56 min ago

With the House's fourth impeachment underway, NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with historian Manisha Sinha to look back at the United States' first presidential impeachment of President Andrew Johnson.

Prescription Drugs Found In Large Concentrations In Water Near Manufacturing Plants

2 hours 1 min ago

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Natasha Gilbert of Type Investigations about how prescription drugs are showing up in large concentrations of waste water just downstream of pharmaceutical plants.

Marvin Miller Gets Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame Despite His Own Wishes

2 hours 7 min ago

Getting elected to baseball's Hall of Fame is a remarkable achievement highlighting a lifetime of baseball excellence. Marvin Miller was just voted in, but he and his family hoped he'd never make it.

Trump's Executive Order On Anti-Semitism Sparks Debate

2 hours 9 min ago

President Trump is signing an executive order clarifying that Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act applies to anti-Semitism. Critics say it could silence pro-Palestinian voices on college campuses.

FAA Administrator Defends Agency Before Congress In Wake Of 737 Max Debacle

2 hours 9 min ago

Federal Aviation Administration administrator Stephen Dickson went before Congress on Wednesday to defend his agency's role in the wake of the Boeing 737 Max jet debacle.

Authorities Say They Haven't Identified A Motive In Jersey City Shooting

2 hours 14 min ago

An investigation continues into Tuesday's shooting in Jersey City. Six people, including a police officer and the two suspects, were killed. Authorities say they don't yet know the motive.

Superman Reveals His Identity To The World

2 hours 14 min ago

Fans of Superman know he's really the bookish Clark Kent, but on Wednesday he revealed his identity to the world within the comics.

New Controversial Law In India Uses Religion As A Criteria For Citizenship

2 hours 14 min ago

Protests erupted in India with the passage of a controversial new law that uses religion as a criteria for citizenship. Critics say it violates the secularism enshrined in India's constitution.

DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz Testifies Before Congress

2 hours 21 min ago

Two days after he delivered his report, Justice Department watchdog Michael Horowitz testified before Congress on Wednesday.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Pushes Back Against Journalist Trope In 'Richard Jewell'

2 hours 30 min ago

Warner Brothers' new movie Richard Jewell is getting backlash from journalists who say its fictional portrayal of a real, but deceased, reporter falsely implies she was unethical.

Clarifying The Vocabulary That's Surrounding The Medicare For All Debate

2 hours 30 min ago

Democratic presidential candidates are debating Medicare For All, but that term isn't a good descriptor of the plans being put forth. Clarifying this health care vocabulary helps the debate.

California Says Insurers Can't Cancel Policies For People In Areas Hit By Wildfires

2 hours 49 min ago

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara about the state enacting a temporary moratorium on insurance companies dropping homeowners in areas affected by fires.

Saudi Arabia Begins Selling Shares Of Its Oil Giant, Aramco

2 hours 49 min ago

Saudi Arabia started selling shares in its giant oil company, Aramco, for the first time. By dollars, it was the biggest initial public offering ever but it was low on investors outside the kingdom.

Sen. Rob Portman Weighs In On U.S. Trade Negotiations With Mexico, Other Countries

2 hours 49 min ago

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, who was the U.S. Trade Representative during George W. Bush Administration, about the trade negotiations with Mexico and other countries.

Democratic Sen. Chris Coons On Testimony From Inspector General Michael Horowitz

2 hours 59 min ago

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., about testimony regarding the Russian election interference probe by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

How House Democrats Are Feeling As They Prepare For Historic Impeachment Vote

2 hours 59 min ago

The House Judiciary committee began considering two articles of impeachment on Wednesday as Democrats move closer to a full House vote next week.

Federal Workers Poised To Get 12 Weeks Paid Parental Leave

3 hours 20 min ago

The U.S. House of Representatives is set to pass a landmark proposal that would give 2 million workers paid leave upon the birth or adoption of a child, in what worker advocates call a hard-won victory.

44,000-Year-Old Indonesian Cave Painting Is Rewriting The History Of Art

3 hours 25 min ago

In a cave in Indonesia, archaeologists have uncovered a stunning ancient painting of a hunting party that is thousands of years older than similar works found in Europe.

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America Will Import More Sugar This Year Than It Has In 4 Decades

13 hours 28 min ago

America's supply of sugar is shrinking because of a poor sugar beet harvest in the northern Midwest. As a result, the U.S. will import more sugar this year than it has in almost 40 years.

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