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Oklahoma Judge Shaves $107 Million Off Opioid Decision Against Johnson & Johnson

Fri, 2019-11-15 15:31

The new number from Judge Thad Balkman comes nearly three months after he ordered the drugmaker to pay $572 million for its role in the opioid crisis. Both sides had questioned that sum.

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How Vaping Snuck Up On Regulators

Fri, 2019-11-15 15:29

Even as the popularity of e-cigarettes like Juul has exploded — with unknown health risks — the federal government has been slow to regulate vaping companies.

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Trump Wants Insurers and Hospitals To Show Real Prices To Patients

Fri, 2019-11-15 13:23

Two regulations announced Friday take aim at health care prices. One, to affect patients by 2021, addresses hospital rates. The second, a proposal, would require more upfront clarity from insurers.

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Roger Stone, Political Operative And Trump Aide, Guilty In False-Statements Trial

Fri, 2019-11-15 11:53

Stone faced charges that he lied to congressional investigators and obstructed an official proceeding. He pleaded not guilty and said he had done nothing wrong.

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Watchdog Report: Trump Official Punished Public Servant Over Her Iranian Heritage

Thu, 2019-11-14 21:12

The State Department's inspector general released a report concluding that Trump officials demoted a national security expert over her Iranian roots and the perception that she was disloyal to Trump.

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Rep. Jordan On Giuliani's Role In Ukraine Strategy: Trump Can 'Have Who He Wants'

Thu, 2019-11-14 19:05

The Ohio Republican fiercely defended President Trump, arguing that he has the right to involve his personal lawyer in diplomacy. Rudy Giuliani has become a key figure in the impeachment inquiry.

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How Game Of Thrones' Fans Are Revitalizing Northern Ireland's Economy

Thu, 2019-11-14 18:01

The latest go-to place for visiting movie and TV locations: Northern Ireland, where Game of Thrones characters plundered and pillaged. The series ended, but it's revitalizing the economy.

Why The American Leather Industry Is Having A Tough Time

Thu, 2019-11-14 17:57

The leather industry hit a peak in 2014. Retailers were forced to find cheaper, artificial alternatives. Now, leather is struggling to regain the market share it lost. The trade war is not helping.

Those Who Watched The Impeachment Hearings Got An Old Fashioned Civics Lesson

Thu, 2019-11-14 17:51

The major TV networks cleared their schedules to air the impeachment hearings. Millions of Americans watched. There were few viral moments, yet viewers found a televised exercise in civics.

2 Students Dead, Several Others Injured After School Shooting In California

Thu, 2019-11-14 17:36

Two students are dead and several others injured after a school shooting on Thursday in Santa Clarita, Calif. The shooter, himself a student, is in grave condition.

Pittsburgh Hospital Dresses Up 6 Newborn Babies As Mr. Rogers For World Kindness Day

Thu, 2019-11-14 17:22

For World Kindness Day, six newborn babies at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh were dressed up as the late Fred Rogers.

The Census Is Going Digital, Bringing The Threat Of Disinformation Campaigns

Thu, 2019-11-14 17:18

Civil rights groups and lawmakers are pushing tech companies to prepare for an onslaught of disinformation that could turn people off from the 2020 census, especially among communities of color.

Yovanovitch, Ex-Ambassador To Ukraine, Will Testify In Trump Impeachment Hearing

Thu, 2019-11-14 16:54

The diplomat will be the sole witness Friday, the second day of public testimony in the impeachment inquiry. State Department colleagues say she was removed after a slander campaign by Rudy Giuliani.

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Matt Damon On Playing A Race Car Driver In Famous Ford-Ferrari Rivalry Of The '60s

Thu, 2019-11-14 16:33

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Matt Damon about starring as racing driver and car designer Carroll Shelby in the new movie, Ford v Ferrari.

Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin Concedes Race To Democrat Andy Beshear

Thu, 2019-11-14 16:33

More than a week after the election, in which he was 5,000 votes behind, Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin conceded the race to Democrat Andy Beshear, the state attorney general.

How The Houston Astros Stole Signs In The 2017 Season

Thu, 2019-11-14 16:33

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Washington Post sports columnist Barry Svrluga about the system the 2017 Astros had for stealing signs, and how the Nationals prepped for it this year.

At Michigan State, Students Protect Their Mascot From Mischievous Rivals

Thu, 2019-11-14 16:29

Michigan State University band members are standing guard over Sparty, the mascot statue, ahead of the big game against the University of Michigan to prevent it from being dressed in rival colors.

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'Who Is An Evangelical?' Looks At History Of Evangelical Christians And The GOP

Thu, 2019-11-14 16:20

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Thomas Kidd, a professor of history at Baylor University, about the history of the relationship between evangelicals and political power.

Devos Refuses To Forgive Student Debt For Those Defrauded By For-Profit Colleges

Thu, 2019-11-14 16:20

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is in a standoff with Democrats over why she is refusing to forgive the debts of tens of thousands of borrowers who say they were defrauded by for-profit colleges.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick Enters Democratic Presidential Primary

Thu, 2019-11-14 16:20

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is making a very late entry into the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. The move underscores uncertainty many leaders feel about the current candidates.