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At Least 123 People Killed After Oil Truck Catches Fire In Pakistan

4 hours 35 min ago

Hundreds of people had gathered around to try to collect oil after an oil tanker truck overturned and began leaking. Someone lighting a cigarette may have sparked the fire.

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Trump Asks 'Why No Action?' Amid Questions About Obama's Response To Russian Meddling

June 24, 2017 - 2:36pm

The president tweeted Saturday evening questioning his predecessor's response after a bombshell Washington Post report about the previous administration's decision-making about how to counter Russia.

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Unitarian Universalists Denounce White Supremacy, Make Leadership Changes

June 24, 2017 - 2:03pm

The Unitarian Universalists are among the most liberal of all religious denominations in America. Activists have denounced what they see as white supremacy in the church and are changing leadership.

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Barbershop: Reflections On A Particularly Difficult Ramadan

June 24, 2017 - 2:03pm

In anticipation for Eid, U.S. Representative André Carson, D-Ind., Buzzfeed News reporter Hannah Allam and CAIR Executive Director for the Cleveland chapter Julia Shearson look back at this Ramadan.

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What Medicaid Cuts Could Mean For The Opioid Epidemic

June 24, 2017 - 2:03pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Lynn Cooper, director of the Drug and Alcohol Division at Pennsylvania's Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association, about the Senate GOP healthcare bill.

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Federal Medicaid Funding Cuts Under Senate Health Care Bill Puts Pressure On States

June 24, 2017 - 2:03pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Julie Rovner, Chief Washington Correspondent at Kaiser Health News, about the Senate GOP health bill and what it could mean for programs funded by Medicaid.

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'Interlaced Fingers' Traces Roots Of Racial Disparity In Kidney Transplants

June 24, 2017 - 2:03pm

When Dr. Vanessa Grubbs fell in love with a man whose kidneys were failing, he'd been waiting for a transplant for years. Her book explores the ways racial inequity is embedded in the system.

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Yemen Now Faces 'The Worst Cholera Outbreak In The World,' U.N. Says

June 24, 2017 - 11:42am

World health authorities say the war-torn nation now has upwards of 200,000 suspected cases, and that number is increasing at an average of 5,000 a day. A quarter of those who have died are children.

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PHOTOS: Meet Martha, World's Ugliest Dog

June 24, 2017 - 9:35am

At least that's the assessment of judges in Petaluma, Calif., where the mastiff took the crown at this year's World's Ugliest Dog Contest. And she defeated some formidable pupposition (also pictured).

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Dozens Of People Killed In A Bloody Day Of Attacks Across Pakistan

June 24, 2017 - 7:35am

Between twin bombings at a Parachinar market, a car bombing near a police office in Quetta and a shooting in Karachi, Pakistan is reeling from attacks claimed by several extremist groups.

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Environmentalists Rejoice: Court Says Land Regulation Doesn't Go 'Too Far'

June 24, 2017 - 6:48am

The court upheld a regulation preventing a Wisconsin family from developing part of their land, denying them government compensation. The decision is a huge win for regulators and environmentalists.

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'Grenfell Changes Everything': Hundreds Of Homes Evacuated Over Safety Fears

June 24, 2017 - 5:44am

Authorities have evacuated roughly 650 apartments in London high-rises, citing cladding similar to the materials used in Grenfell Tower, which went up in a deadly blaze earlier this month.

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Some U.S. States Relax Restrictions On Cladding Suspected In Grenfell Tower Fire

June 24, 2017 - 5:02am

Changes to building codes in some U.S. jurisdictions may allow the use of siding similar to that of Grenfell Tower in London. A fire at the apartment building killed at least 79 people last week.

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Jailed Philippine Senator: 'I Won't Be Silenced Or Cowed'

June 24, 2017 - 4:08am

Leila de Lima, 57, was jailed in February on President Rodrigo Duterte's orders, after she launched a Senate investigation into Duterte's bloody war on drugs. It's not the first time they've tangled.

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Meyers Chuck, AK, 99903

June 24, 2017 - 4:01am

Meyers Chuck is off the grid, with no roads or cars; just a sprinkling of houses on the water, and a post office that's the social hub of town.

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Third Former Vanderbilt Football Player Found Guilty In Rape Of Unconscious Student

June 23, 2017 - 7:51pm

A Nashville, Tenn., jury convicted 23-year-old Brandon Banks in the 2013 gang rape of a fellow student. Two former teammates have also been convicted and another has yet to be tried.

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North Carolina Televangelist Indicted On Charges Of Tax Crimes

June 23, 2017 - 4:21pm

The televangelist and author of books on faith and finances has allegedly carried out various forms of tax fraud for more than a decade, according to a grand jury's indictment.

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Illinois Bishop Decrees No Communion, Funeral Rites For Same-Sex Spouses

June 23, 2017 - 3:36pm

Bishop Thomas Paprocki is telling priests in his diocese not to offer sacraments to people in same-sex marriages. A Catholic LGBT group calls the decree "mean-spirited and unchristian in the extreme."

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Arkansas Tries To Stop An Epidemic Of Herbicide Damage

June 23, 2017 - 2:09pm

A weedkiller called dicamba, which farmers hoped could banish herbicide-resistant weeds, has become a plague itself in Arkansas. The state's regulators just voted to ban it for 120 days.

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WATCH: It's Been A Long Week. So Here's A Gorilla Dancing In A Pool

June 23, 2017 - 11:59am

We'd explain further, but really, the headline kind of speaks for itself.

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