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Senate Republicans Release Health Care Bill. Are The Votes There To Pass It?

After working in secret, Senate Republicans have finally released their health care bill. The Senate proposal is broadly similar to the bill passed by House Republicans last month, with a few notable differences.

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

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The FBI's J. Edgar Hoover Headquarters is aging and obsolete, and officials want to replace it with a more modern structure in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Business

Real Estate Firm With Ties To Trump May Build The New FBI Headquarters

Some critics say Vornado Realty Trust should recuse itself from bidding on the project because of its financial relationship to the president and his family.

Real Estate Firm With Ties To Trump May Build The New FBI Headquarters

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Tributes to victims of the Grenfell Tower block fire are seen near the building in North Kensington, west London, Friday. Combustible cladding has been found in "a number" of similar tower blocks in Britain, Prime Minister Theresa May said. Niklas Halle'n/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Massive Fire At London High-Rise Started In A Refrigerator, Police Say

Investigators also say the building's cladding failed safety tests. Police say they're considering manslaughter charges in the case, in which at least 79 people died.

Ozzie Ling, manager of Shanghai's Yingyi Golf Club, says government inspection squads will sometimes visit his club to inspect their computers, looking for wayward government officials who might be guests of the club. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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Parallels - World News

China's Government Tightens Its Grip On Golf, Shuts Down Courses

China has had a complicated history with golf. At one time, the country seemed golf crazy but it became synonymous with corrupt officials. Once again it is in the crosshairs of China's government.

China's Government Tightens Its Grip On Golf, Shuts Down Courses

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Chef Michael Scelfo of Cambridge, Mass., left, and Lisa Carlson, who operates three food trucks in Minneapolis, collaborate on the Glynwood dinner's spelt salad with lamb tongues and hearts, and "ugly" cherries, shiitakes, and kale. Lela Nargi/NPR hide caption

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The Salt

Is It Really So Offal? 'Ugly Food' Boot Camp Entices Chefs And Diners

Teams of cooks are making dishes from food that many American consumers would overlook — or even consciously avoid — as part of a sustainability project aimed at reducing food waste in the U.S.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, right, speaks with panelists at the Facebook Communities Summit on Thursday, where he announced Facebook's mission will change to focus on the activity level of its users. From left are Lola Omolola, Erin Schatteman and Janet Sanchez, who run popular Facebook groups. Teresa Crawford/AP hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Facebook Changes Its Mission With Announcement About Groups

Facebook has nearly 2 billion users. But that's not enough. Now, in an effort to go deep, not just wide, the company will focus on users' activity levels.

Telemarketers are prohibited from making prerecorded phone calls to people without prior consent. It's also illegal to deliberately falsify caller ID with the intent to harm or defraud consumers. PeopleImages/Getty Images/iStock hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Man Accused Of Making Millions Of Robocalls Faces Biggest-Ever FCC Fine

The FCC proposed a $120 million fine for a Miami resident said to be single-handedly responsible for 97 million robocalls over a three-month period, scheming to sell "discounted" travel packages.

Alan Gilbert (center) with the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall. He has left that orchestra and announced his new position as chief conductor of the NDR Elbphiharmonie, in Hamburg, Germany. Andrew Toth/Getty Images hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

Philharmonic Flip-Flop: Conductor Alan Gilbert Trades New York For Hamburg

The conductor, who cut his tenure short as the New York Philharmonic's music director, finds a welcoming new home — with a glitzy new concert hall — in Hamburg, Germany.

Gary Koivu and his wife Kim came to StoryCorps to talk about Koivu's friend Vincent Chin. Chin died 35 years ago, and his death became a rallying cry for stronger federal hate crime legislation. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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StoryCorps

His Life Cut Short, Vincent Chin Is Remembered For What Might Have Been

The Detroit resident's violent death become a rallying cry for stronger federal hate crime legislation. Thirty-five years later, his friend Gary Koivu recalls their final night together.

His Life Cut Short, Vincent Chin Is Remembered For What Might Have Been

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Mueller plans to build his chicken barns in this cornfield just south of his home. His barns would house "breeders," the hens that lay the eggs that will hatch to be raised for meat. Grant Gerlock/Harvest Public Media hide caption

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The Salt

Farmers Take Out Millions In Loans To Raise Chickens For Big-Box Retailers

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To slaughter 2 million birds per week, Costco is contracting poultry farmers. But this requires a major financial investment from small producers, and the payoff may not be guaranteed.

L to R: Elle Fanning as Alicia (Elle Fanning), Miss Martha (Nicole Kidman), Edwina (Kirsten Dunst), Jane (Angourie Rice), Amy (Oona Laurence), Emily (Emma Howard), and Marie (Addison Riecke) in The Beguiled Ben Rothstein /Focus Features hide caption

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Movie Reviews

A Wounded Union Soldier In A House Of Southern Women: 'The Beguiled'

Sofia Coppola's lush visual aesthetic infuses this study in sublimated lust with just enough sly, Southern-Gothic bodice-ripping to intrigue and satisfy.