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Activists protest at the headquarters of the Philippine National Police, condemning the government's war on drugs and holding placards showing murdered South Korean businessman Jee Ick-joo. The South Korean businessman was allegedly kidnapped by Philippine policemen under the guise of a raid on illegal drugs and murdered at the national police headquarters in Manila, authorities said. Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels - World News

A Foreign Businessman's Murder Pauses Philippine Drug War, But For How Long?

President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has led to 7,500 deaths. But after a Korean businessman was killed, Duterte ordered the national police to stand down from their leading role in the drug war.

Carryn Owens, the widow of Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens, fought back tears, as President Trump addressed her during his speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

In Emotional Moment Of Speech, Trump Addresses Navy SEAL's Widow

President Trump praised Ryan Owens, who was killed in a raid in Yemen, calling him "a warrior." Owens' widow wept as she sat in the House gallery. The counterterrorism operation was the first such raid approved by Trump.

Lettuce crops are irrigated in Yuma, Ariz. In winter, Yuma typically supplies many of those bags of baby spinach and mixed greens Americans consume. It's But unusually damp conditions have forced growers to end the season earlier than usual this year. Matt Meadows/Getty Images hide caption

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The Salt

Sorry, Salad Lovers: We May Have No Mesclun Mix (For Two Weeks)

The system that delivers fresh greens to supermarkets is having a hiccup. There may be a nationwide shortage of salad mix in a few weeks. You can blame wet weather in Arizona and California.

Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, seen on Capitol Hill in 2013, is delivering the Democratic Party response to President Trump's speech to Congress on Tuesday night. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Democratic Response To Trump's Address To Congress, Annotated

Party leaders chose former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, who has a record of expanding access to affordable health care in his state, to issue a rebuttal to President Trump's remarks.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

After Video Of Dispute With Driver, Uber CEO Says He Needs To 'Grow Up'

Travis Kalanick apologized Tuesday for his actions in a video posted this week, in which Kalanick had a heated argument with an Uber driver after the driver raised complaints about pay.

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Shots - Health News

Some See 'Flat-Fee Primary Care' As A GOP-Friendly Way To Provide Routine Care

Kaiser Health News

In "direct primary care," a model favored by HHS Secretary Tom Price, patients pay a monthly fee to doctors for basic health care. But does that really provide better value?

Then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to the crowd after speaking at the National Rifle Association convention in May 2016. The NRA supports the repeal of the Obama-era rule. Mark Humphrey/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Trump Signs Gun Bill Involving Mentally Ill People

The president signed a measure into law supported by the National Rifle Association. It rescinds an Obama-era rule that had been written in response to the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Jose Torres (left) weeps in his seat during his sentencing at the Douglas County Courthouse in Douglasville, Ga., on Monday. Superior Court Judge William McClain sentenced Torres and Kayla Rae Norton to lengthy prison terms Monday for their role in the disruption of a black child's birthday party with Confederate flags, racial slurs and armed threats. Henry P. Taylor/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Racist Assault At A Child's Birthday Party Yields Long Prison Terms In Georgia

The defendants, who have three children, wept as a judge sentenced them to a combined 19 years in prison for their role in a white supremacist group's rampage.

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Music Interviews

Meet Tank And The Bangas, Winner Of The 2017 Tiny Desk Contest

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with the crew of young New Orleanians who won over our panel of judges with a bouncy, exuberant song called "Quick."

Meet Tank And The Bangas, Winner Of The 2017 Tiny Desk Contest

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