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Trump's legal exposure may be growing – and 4 other takeaways from the Jan. 6 hearing
Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson testified under oath about a volatile and angry president who was prone to throwing dishes, knew that supporters were armed and didn't want the riot to stop.
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A passenger recounts the moment the Amtrak train derailed: 'It was hell on Earth'
A passenger on board the Amtrak train that crashed into a truck and derailed in Missouri on Monday, killing four people, has described the harrowing moment when his carriage rolled.
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FDA advisers recommend updating COVID booster shots for the fall
The Food and Drug Administration will have to decide the exact recipe, but a combination shot is expected that adds protection against a version of the omicron variant to the original vaccine.
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Despite heavy criticism, Gov. Stitt is the favorite to win the Oklahoma GOP primary
In Oklahoma, state Superintendent Joy Hofmeister switched parties to run against Gov. Kevin Stitt who fiercely opposes abortion rights, defends gun rights and is endorsed by former President Trump.
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The Supreme Court has delayed creating a majority Black voting district in Louisiana
After a lower court found Louisiana's new congressional maps diluted the votes of Black voters, the Supreme Court put on hold an order for a second majority Black congressional district to be created.
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With 50 people dead in Texas, here's what you should know about migrant smuggling
The trapped people were found after a worker heard someone crying for help. Two experts — one a former Homeland Security Investigations agent — tell NPR how it happened.
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Trump didn't want to stop Capitol attack, former White House aide testifies
Former Mark Meadows aide Cassidy Hutchinson recalls exchange between her boss and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, who warned "Somebody is going to die and this is going to be on your effing hands."
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Ghislaine Maxwell is sentenced to 20 years in prison
"Today's sentence holds Ghislaine Maxwell accountable for perpetrating heinous crimes against children," U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said in a tweeted statement.
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Witness recalls Trump lunging for the wheel when told he couldn't go to the Capitol
Former President Donald Trump lunged for the steering wheel and grabbed his driver after being told that he would not be going to the Capitol with his supporters after his rally on Jan. 6
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Too shallow, few fish, unsafe water: Floating down the Indus River in a rubber dinghy
Pakistani Filmmaker Wajahat Malik pulled together an expedition to raft down the 2,000-mile river. He hopes to reconnect people with the Indus, which is being threatened by overuse and climate change.
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Adolescents faced obstacles getting abortions. The Supreme Court just made it harder
The legal and logistical obstacles young people face in accessing reproductive health care became more complicated with the overturning of Roe v. Wade, experts say.
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Who is Cassidy Hutchinson, the surprise witness at Tuesday's Jan. 6 panel hearing?
NPR has confirmed that Cassidy Hutchinson is expected to be the witness for today's Jan. 6 hearing.
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Musicians react to Roe v. Wade decision
After Friday's Supreme Court decision, artists from around the world spent the following days sharing their reactions and plans for the immediate future.
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Cassidy Hutchinson, a Mark Meadows aide, to testify at Tuesday's Jan. 6 panel hearing
Cassidy Hutchinson, the Mark Meadows aide who appeared in videotaped testimony before the Jan. 6 committee last week, is the panel's surprise witness today.
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Accounting giant Ernst & Young admits its employees cheated on ethics exams
Ernst & Young is being fined $100 million by federal regulators after its employees cheated on ethics exams.
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A German court sentences 101-year-old to 5 years for role as Nazi guard
The regional court in Germany convicted the man of 3,518 counts of being an accessory to murder for serving at the Nazis' Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
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This is how life in post-Roe America is starting to shape up
As the Supreme Court prepared to issue its decision overturning Roe, NPR spent weeks speaking to experts and activists about what will likely happen next.
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Also hit by inflation? Your local taco truck
Higher prices for gasoline, meat and vegetables and even cooking oil have put pressure on food trucks as they struggle to balance menu prices with customers' expectations of a low-cost meal.
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Colombia's tribunal exposes how troops kidnapped and killed thousands of civilians
Colombian army officers kidnapped and executed over 6,400 civilians from 2002 to 2008 and falsely reported them as Marxist guerrillas killed in combat to boost body counts, a special tribunal found.
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Inflation killed the $1 pizza slice. Long live the 99c iced tea
A viral tweet claimed the AriZona Iced Tea was raising its price from 99 cents to $1.29. It wasn't true, but could it happen in the near future?
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Here are the key primary election runoff results from Mississippi
In Mississippi, two Republican incumbents will try to fight off challengers in their runoff races. Polls in Mississippi open at 7 a.m. CT/8 a.m. ET and close at 7 p.m. CT/8 p.m. ET.
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Here are the key primary election runoff results from South Carolina
South Carolina holds a primary runoff race for the U.S. Senate. Polls in South Carolina open at 7 a.m. ET and close at 7 p.m. ET.
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Frustration at Biden and other Democrats grows among abortion-rights supporters
While abortion-rights supporters have focused their anger at the Supreme Court, but there was plenty aimed at Democrats who they feel let them down.
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There are key primaries in New York, Oklahoma, Colorado, Illinois and Utah today
New York governor's race and two incumbent vs. incumbent contests are among some key primaries on Tuesday.
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Here are the key primary election results from Utah
Voting concludes Tuesday in the Utah primary elections, including the race for U.S. Senate.
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Here are the key primary election results from New York
On Tuesday, New York holds key primary elections for governor and lieutenant governor. Congressional primaries there have been delayed until August.
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Michigan shapes up as one of the next abortion battlefronts
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer tells NPR that abortion-rights supporters are fighting on all fronts to keep a 1931 ban from going back into effect.
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Emergency contraception pills are safe and effective, but not always available
To best protect against unintended pregnancy, emergency contraceptives like Plan B or Ella need to be taken within five days of unprotected sex, but a large number of pharmacies don't stock the pills.
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Death toll rises from Russian strike on shopping mall in Ukraine
Russia has been escalating bombardments of Ukrainian cities this week —attacks Moscow says are aimed at military installations but often hit purely civilian targets instead.
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Ghislaine Maxwell faces sentencing in the Epstein sex abuse case
The sentencing is the culmination of a prosecution that detailed how Maxwell and financier Jeffrey Epstein flaunted their riches and prominent connections to exploit vulnerable girls.
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