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Prosecutors Rest Their Case In Trial Of Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort

Mon, 2018-08-13 17:56

Prosecutors in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort wrapped up their case on Monday. There is no indication yet whether the defense will call any witnesses.

Former Ohio State Students Report Decades Of Sexual Misconduct By University Physician

Mon, 2018-08-13 17:47

More than 100 former Ohio State University students have reported sexual misconduct committed by physician Dr. Richard Strauss. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Ron McDaniel, a former OSU tennis player, who says Strauss molested him as a freshman.

'Unite The Right' White Nationalist Rally Drowned Out By Counterprotesters

Mon, 2018-08-13 17:44

Internal disputes within white nationalism helped reduce the number of protesters at last weekend's "Unite the Right 2" rally in Washington, D.C.

Florida Man Charged With Manslaughter In Fatal Parking Lot Shooting

Mon, 2018-08-13 17:44

Florida prosecutors charged a man involved in a parking lot shooting last month with manslaughter. Police initially said they could not arrest Michael Drejka because of the state's Stand Your Ground law.

Correspondent Reflects On Nearly 17 Years Of War In Afghanistan In 'The Fighters'

Mon, 2018-08-13 17:14

Pulitzer Prize-winning author C.J. Chivers speaks with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly about his new book, The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Taliban Launches Major Attack On Afghan City Of Ghazni, Leaving Civilians Trapped

Mon, 2018-08-13 17:14

NPR's Mary-Louise Kelly speaks with BBC journalist Shoaib Sharifi about the fight to drive Taliban fighters out of the embattled city of Ghazni, Afghanistan.

'Vegetables In Underwear' And Other Laugh Out Loud Book Ideas For Kids

Mon, 2018-08-13 16:32

Children's book author Jon Scieszka shares his kid-friendly reading recommendations. His list includes an irreverent baby book, two great series, and the "Funniest. Stories. Ever."

Federal Regulators Considering Changes To Tarmac Security After Sea-Tac Incident

Mon, 2018-08-13 16:32

Federal regulators and U.S. airport representatives are talking Monday about possible tarmac security changes after a baggage handler stole a passenger plane at the Sea-Tac airport Friday night and crashed it on an island.

University Of Maryland Reeling After Reports Of 'Toxic Culture' Inside Football Program

Mon, 2018-08-13 16:32

The university placed head football coach DJ Durkin on leave following reports of "toxic culture" and the death of a player, who had a heatstroke during practice two weeks earlier.

Fears Of Global Ripple Effects Grow As Turkey's Financial Problems Continue

Mon, 2018-08-13 16:32

The Turkish Lira plummeted over the weekend, hitting a record low against the dollar. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to economist Eswar Prasad about the fall and the larger effects on the global economy.

Venezuelan President Asks FBI For Help After Surviving Assassination Attempt

Mon, 2018-08-13 16:32

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro regularly accuses the U.S. of working to overthrow him. But in a surprise invitation, he said he would welcome the FBI's help in investigating an attack last week that he says was an assassination attempt.

Texas Democrats Fired Up Over Rep. Beto O'Rourke's Progressive Platform

Mon, 2018-08-13 16:32

Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke is firing up Democrats as he challenges GOP Sen. Ted Cruz's re-election bid. O'Rourke is staking out progressive positions instead of tacking to the middle in the deep red state.

Democrats Don't Agree On Who Should Lead Them If They Win The House This Fall

Mon, 2018-08-13 16:32

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Rep. Brian Higgins, D-N.Y., who has spoken publicly about his opinion that it's time for new Democratic leadership as more than 40 nominees for House seats have said they would not vote for minority leader Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House.

An Iraq Veteran, Heroin Addict, Bank Robber And Debut Novelist

Mon, 2018-08-13 16:32

Nico Walker is currently in federal prison for bank robbery. That's given him plenty of time to write his semi-autobiographical novel Cherry, which has received glowing advance reviews.

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West Virginia House Votes To Impeach All 4 State Supreme Court Justices

Mon, 2018-08-13 15:17

The votes come one week after the state House Judiciary Committee approved articles of impeachment against the entire bench of the state Supreme Court of Appeals.

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Congressman Accused Of Domestic Abuse By Former Girlfriend

Mon, 2018-08-13 12:29

Rep. Keith Ellison, a Democrat who represents the Minneapolis area, denies the accusation. Ellison is running for state Attorney General and the primary election is Tuesday.

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FBI Fires Peter Strzok, Political Lightning Rod Who Criticized Trump

Mon, 2018-08-13 11:36

The embattled former special agent lost his place in the Russia investigation over text messages that criticized then-candidate Trump and has been under a political bull's-eye ever since.

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The Relentless Pace Of Satisfying Fans Is Burning Out Some YouTube Stars

Mon, 2018-08-13 10:00

In the age of fast-paced social media, the pressure to perform has reached new heights. Like many entertainers who dream of reaching the top, YouTube stars are discovering it's not all fun and games.

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'The Battle Hymn Of The Republic': An Anthem For Every Cause

Sun, 2018-08-12 17:06

Julia Ward Howe wrote a rousing anthem for the Union in the Civil War. Since then, it's been caught in a cultural tug-of-war over who it's an anthem for.

Food Fare At Iowa State Fair

Sun, 2018-08-12 17:06

NPR's Lakshmi Singh speaks with Des Moines Register food critic Brian Taylor Carlson about the good, the bad and the ugly new food offerings at this year's Iowa State Fair. Pickle beer, anyone?