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Manchester Concert Bombing: What We Know Tuesday

Manchester Concert Bombing: What We Know Tuesday

May 23
Bill Chappell / NPR

Greater Manchester Police believe Salman Abedi, 22, was the suicide bomber. They also report making at least one related arrest. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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As Store Layoffs Mount, Retail Lags Other Sectors In Retraining Workers

May 23
Yuki Noguchi / NPR

Many retail workers are losing their jobs amid major technological shifts. And while some industries invest to retrain their workers with new skills, retail largely hasn't succeeded in doing that.

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Supreme Court Rejects 2 N.C. Congressional Districts As Unconstitutional

May 23
Nina Totenberg / NPR

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a lower court ruling, which found the two districts had been unlawfully drawn to diminish the voting power of African-Americans and ordered them redrawn.

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GOP Bill Could Undercut Some Coverage In Job-Based Insurance

May 23
Michelle Andrews / NPR

If states opted to change so-called essential health benefits, as the current health care bill allows, out-of-pocket spending limits and caps on coverage in large group insurance plans could weaken.

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Dina Merrill, Actress, Heiress And Philanthropist, Dies At 93

May 23
Doreen McCallister / NPR

Merrill, the daughter of Wall Street broker E.F. Hutton and cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, went on to become a leading lady in movies. She died Monday at her home in East Hampton, N.Y.

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Russia's Election Meddling Part Of A Long History Of 'Active Measures'

May 23
Philip Ewing / NPR

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.

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Nacho Cheese Sauce Tainted With Botulism Kills California Man

May 22
Michaeleen Doucleff / NPR

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

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President Trump's Budget Proposal Calls For Deep Cuts To Education

May 22
Anya Kamenetz / NPR

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.

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White House To Release 'Taxpayer First' Budget Plan, With Cuts To Safety Nets

May 22
Scott Horsley / NPR

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.

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Report: Trump Asked Intel Heads To Push Back On FBI Russia Probe

May 22
Jessica Taylor / NPR

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.

SoccerCity Proposal Scores Enough Signatures To Qualify For San Die...

SoccerCity Proposal Scores Enough Signatures To Qualify For San Diego Ballot

May 22
By City News Service

The group behind the proposed SoccerCity development collected enough valid petition signatures to require the San Diego City Council to either consider approving the Mission Valley project or placing it before voters, the city clerk reported Monday.

British Police Confirm 22 People Dead After Explosion At Manchester...

British Police Confirm 22 People Dead After Explosion At Manchester Arena

May 22
Richard Gonzales / NPR

Police say nearly 60 people have been injured in what is being treated as a terrorist incident. Witnesses reported frantic efforts by concertgoers to flee after the blast at an Ariana Grande show.

Taser Death Investigation Involving Sheriff's Deputies Underway

Taser Death Investigation Involving Sheriff's Deputies Underway

May 22
By KPBS News

Mark Roshawn Adkins, 54, was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly before noon Saturday, more than 3 hours after residents in the 8100 block of Lemon Grove Way reported seeing him jumping over fences into people's yards and trying to get into homes, according to sheriff's officials.

UK Police: 'A Number Of Fatalities' At Ariana Grande Concert

UK Police: 'A Number Of Fatalities' At Ariana Grande Concert

May 22
By Associated Press

An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert in northern England late Monday, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens in what police say they are treating as a terrorist attack.

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At The Dawn Of Recorded Sound, No One Cared

May 22
Laura Sydell / NPR

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.

U.S.-Turkey Dispute Over Washington Protest Heats Up

May 22
Amy Held / NPR

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.

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Ethics Agency Rejects White House Move To Block Ethics Waiver Disclosures

May 22
Peter Overby / NPR

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.

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Face-To-Face Sleep Education Plus 'Baby Boxes' Reduces Bed Sharing

May 22
Maureen Pao / NPR

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.