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  • Friday, August 17th, 2018
    by NPR on August 17, 2018 at 9:48 am

    The Vatican responds to a Pennsylvania grand jury report alleging the widespread sexual abuse of children by members of the clergy. And nearly a year after Hurricane Maria, FEMA dials down assistance to Puerto Rico. And, the legacy of Aretha Franklin. […]

  • Thursday, August 16th, 2018
    by NPR on August 16, 2018 at 10:00 am

    President Trump follows through on a threat. He revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan. The first case brought by special counsel Robert Mueller is in the hands of a jury this morning. If convicted, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort could spend the rest of his life in prison. Also, so-called "living drugs" could reshape how some cancers are treated. […]

  • Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
    by NPR on August 15, 2018 at 10:00 am

    A Democratic primary in Vermont results in the country's first openly transgender person to ever win a major party's nomination for governor. And now that West Virginia's House of Delegates has voted to impeach the state's Supreme Court justices, the state Senate will decide their fate. Also, a report reveals widespread sexual abuse by priests in Pennsylvania. […]

  • Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
    by NPR on August 14, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Four states hold primary elections today, with closely watched races ahead for Connecticut, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Vermont. How might political tensions and scandal impact the vote? Taliban insurgents have killed dozens of Afghan soldiers and police in new fighting. What's the U.S. plan now, nearly 17 years after it entered the war? Plus, how much farther could Turkey's economic crisis spread? […]

  • Monday, August 13th, 2018
    by NPR on August 13, 2018 at 9:55 am

    The administration takes aim at a law designed to protect military service members from questionable lending practices. Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman says she took copious notes while working there in order to protect herself. And counter-demonstrators outnumber those in the "Unite the Right" rally. […]