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The novelist died from cancer on Thursday. Blatty was best known for writing the best-selling 1971 horror fiction about a 12-year-old girl, possessed by the devil, before the 1973 film became a hit.
Jan. 13, 2017
A transition spokesman had said the contacts by national security aide Michael Flynn occurred the day before the retaliation for election meddling was made public, and Flynn did not discuss sanctions.
Jan. 13, 2017
Washington is bracing for the hundreds of thousands of visitors expected for Donald Trump's inauguration. But unlike previous inaugurations, tens of thousands of those are likely to be protesters.
Jan. 13, 2017
A week after the intelligence community reported that Russia meddled in the presidential campaign, senators on the intelligence committee say they will launch their own bipartisan inquiry.
Jan. 13, 2017
The image dates from 1989 and shows Trump tossing a red apple. It was taken in 1989 by Michael O'Brien for a Fortune magazine story on billionaires.
Jan. 13, 2017
Maj. Gen. Errol Schwartz says he has been ordered to step down from his command at noon — the minute Donald Trump is scheduled to be sworn in. The move is unusual in the recent history of the force.
Jan. 13, 2017
Researchers from the University of Oregon wanted to know if the emotional response to the image translated into greater charitable support for Syrian refugees.
Jan. 13, 2017
NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with David Brooks of the New York Times, and EJ Dionne of the Washington Post about the political news of the week.
Jan. 13, 2017
South Florida's Cuban-American community is split over President Obama's announcement to end a policy that gives almost automatic residency to Cubans who arrive in the U.S.
Jan. 13, 2017
The Obama administration is easing sanctions on Sudan, saying that country is helping on counter terrorism. Human rights groups call the move inexplicable.
Jan. 13, 2017
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to National Rural Health Association's Brock Slabach about a report that people in rural areas are more likely to die from the top causes of death than those in urban areas.
Jan. 13, 2017
Many LGBT people fear that the incoming Trump administration will erase recent civil rights advances. They feel less safe, and also worry about others, like Muslims and those in the country illegally.
Jan. 13, 2017
After a year-long investigation, the U.S. Justice Department reported on Friday that the Chicago police department uses excessive force and its officers are poorly trained.
Jan. 13, 2017
Democrats will hold rallies across the country to protest the GOP agenda aimed at dismantling the Affordable Care Act. Sen. Bernie Sanders is playing a central role as he leads party outreach.
Jan. 13, 2017
Takata pleaded guilty and agreed to pay $1 billion in a settlement with the Justice Department over its airbags that were prone to rupture. Three Takaya executives have been charged with conspiracy.
Jan. 13, 2017
Mexico's economy is taking a big hit under pressure from Donald Trump and missteps by its government. The peso is trading at record lows, inflation is rising and citizens are taking to the streets.
Jan. 13, 2017
Next week, Sotheby's will auction off some rarely-seen Alexander Hamilton papers that have been held by descendents for more than 200 years. Yale Historian Joanne Freeman saw the documents last month.
Jan. 13, 2017
Tennessee has one of the least healthy populations in the country, a problem its Republican governor tried to address by expanding Medicaid. It was rejected, and insurers have raised their rates.
Jan. 13, 2017
White nationalists were early, enthusiastic supporters of Donald Trump in the election. The so-called alt-right has splintered since Election Day, and now looks less potent than it once appeared.
Jan. 13, 2017
The director of the Office of Government Ethics has been outspoken in calling for President-elect Donald Trump to divest from his businesses. Now, congressional Republicans want him to testify.
Jan. 13, 2017

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