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In her final event at what is probably her last Olympics, Lindsey Vonn hit speeds of nearly 70 mph as she scorched down the mountain.
Feb. 20, 2018
In 2017, the disease affected 21,315 people, compared to 5,273 in 2016. Last year, 35 people died in Europe because of measles. The World Health Organizations says unvaccinated people are a factor.
Feb. 20, 2018
The boy was driving more than 90 miles an hour in a car packed with nine other children. The case has drawn criticism of the boy's parents and a law that let's him go free while awaiting trial.
Feb. 20, 2018
The D.C. public school chancellor resigned amidst ongoing graduation issues and when pressure boiled over after news that he improperly transferred his child from one highly-desired school to another.
Feb. 20, 2018
The mysterious businessman who said he'd like to have enough kids to vote him into office has been fighting for their return. The case helped put an end to the country's surrogacy industry.
Feb. 20, 2018
Jeff Murphy is the fourth man to die while searching for a treasure chest reportedly buried somewhere in the Rockies by eccentric millionaire Forrest Fenn.
Feb. 20, 2018
The Kentucky legislature is considering arming teachers and administrators in response to a school shooting there Jan. 23.
Feb. 20, 2018
In the early 20th century, botanist David Fairchild traveled the world and brought plants back to the U.S. that we now see as thoroughly American. NPR talks with the author of a book on Fairchild.
Feb. 20, 2018
The president is directing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to propose ways to ban devices like the ones used in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting that accelerate the shooting rate of semi-automatic weapons.
Feb. 20, 2018
An outside legal review of NPR's handling of allegations against former top news executive Michael Oreskes found that questions were raised about his behavior even before he was hired.
Feb. 20, 2018
A downward economic spiral, food shortages and a host of other problems have driven thousands of Venezuelans to flee to nearby countries.
Feb. 20, 2018
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, angry over the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, wants other countries to lead peace efforts now. He is making his case to the U.N. Security Council.
Feb. 20, 2018
There are six detainees cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay. One was scheduled to be transferred to Saudi Arabian custody Tuesday, but U.S. officials now say that's not happening. The five others have been awaiting placement in a third country for years, but the State Department office assigned to place them remains vacant.
Feb. 20, 2018
It's known that Russian groups used Facebook and other social media platforms to spread false information during the 2016 election, but now Russian bots are doing the same after the Florida shooting. So, how are tech giants thinking about tackling these issues and making sure the same thing doesn't happen in this year's midterm election?
Feb. 20, 2018
President Trump responded to the indictment of Russian nationals over interference in the 2016 campaign with tweets blaming President Obama for not stopping the interference and insisting it did not change the outcome of the election. Trump's responses to the shooting in Florida and recent White House scandals are also under scrutiny.
Feb. 20, 2018
Special counsel Robert Mueller has secured another guilty plea, from a lawyer who lied to the FBI last year. But President Trump continues to attack the investigation, even as it intensifies.
Feb. 20, 2018
U.S. trade partners are threatening retaliation if the Trump administration follows through with proposed tariffs or quotas on imported steel and aluminum. Kentucky bourbon and Harley Davidson motorcycles are among the exports that could be targeted.
Feb. 20, 2018
The Democratic National Committee elected new leadership one year ago, with many major problems to solve in the wake of a disastrous 2016 campaign for the party. Now, party leaders look at what success they have had.
Feb. 20, 2018
Less than a month ago someone close to the Parkland shooter contacted the FBI to report his gun ownership, desire to kill people and the potential to conduct a school shooting. The FBI now says that tip never made it out of its central call center to be acted upon. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with former FBI assistant director Ron Hosko about what the FBI's processes are for handling tips from the public, and what needs assessing in the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting.
Feb. 20, 2018
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are headed to Tallahassee to lobby state lawmakers to pass new gun regulations. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Steve Bousquet of the Tampa Bay Times about the state of play and Gov. Rick Scott's relationship with the NRA.
Feb. 20, 2018

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