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FBI director Chris Wray is briefed Congress on Thursday. He faced questions about the Russia probe which has intensified in recent weeks.
Dec. 7, 2017
After a series of allegations of sexual harassment, Democratic Sen. Al Franken announced he will leave the Senate. Minnesota voters offer thoughts about Franken's political career.
Dec. 7, 2017
The largest wildfire in Southern California is in Ventura County north of Los Angeles. Fast-moving winds have caused the fire to scorch more than 95,000 acres since Monday night.
Dec. 7, 2017
Palestinians demonstrated and clashed with Israeli troops in protest of President Trump's declaring the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital. But mostly they're considering their next steps.
Dec. 7, 2017
A House panel today examined taxpayer-funded settlements given to victims of sexual harassment on Capitol Hill. The process through which they are paid out is opaque to the public.
Dec. 7, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Ukraine needs an international peacekeeping force to patrol its border with Russia. The Kremlin has a different idea of where it would be placed and operate.
Dec. 7, 2017
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Middle East scholar Dr. Shelby Telhami about his regional view of President Trump's Jerusalem announcement yesterday. The decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has sparked violence in parts of the Mideast.
Dec. 7, 2017
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. announced his resignation in Thursday. He yielded to mounting calls from fellow Democrats to resign after allegations of unwanted sexual contact over a number of years.
Dec. 7, 2017
Researchers say it takes a lot of brainpower to stop an action, once it's underway. A study found that when people have to change a planned movement, 11 different brain areas have to get involved.
Dec. 7, 2017
After being caught in a net, narwhals appear to get confused about what to do. Researchers say the whales' befuddlement could provide clues about how they will adapt to a changing Arctic.
Dec. 7, 2017
The wildfires consuming parts of Southern California are becoming a new normal for the state, climatologists say. They're driven by a warming ocean, high winds and drought.
Dec. 7, 2017
Most people seem to have heeded the warning not to look at August's total eclipse without eye protection. But an unlucky few suffered serious injury, and doctors could see changes at a cellular level.
Dec. 7, 2017
"There is not going to be a neat ending," New Yorker writer Jeffrey Toobin says of the investigation into Russian meddling. A central issue is whether a sitting president can be criminally indicted.
Dec. 7, 2017
After the 2012 mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., there was a spike in gun sales. A study examined the spike and links increased gun exposure to more accidental firearm deaths.
Dec. 7, 2017
The nation's largest toy retailer filed for bankruptcy in September but said it wants to motivate its top brass to turn around sales in the critical holiday shopping season.
Dec. 7, 2017
Larry Nassar, who has pleaded guilty to molesting multiple gymnasts in two separate cases, reportedly had some 37,000 pornographic images. More than 100 women and girls are suing him in civil court.
Dec. 7, 2017
A federal judge ruled Michael Slager committed second-degree murder and obstructed justice in his 2015 shooting of Scott, an unarmed black man. Slager pleaded guilty to violating Scott's civil rights.
Dec. 7, 2017
With the resignation of Minnesota's Al Franken, Republicans may have just been handed a possible takeover opportunity in a state President Trump lost by just 40,000 votes.
Dec. 7, 2017
The Minnesota Democrat said he would be stepping down amid allegations of sexual misconduct and calls for his resignation by his colleagues.
Dec. 7, 2017
The hearing comes just days after President Trump said the law enforcement agency's reputation was the "worst in history!"
Dec. 7, 2017

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