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Ambassador Kurt Volker, former special envoy to Ukraine arrives to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Impeachment Witnesses Shed Light On Giuliani's Role In Ukraine

Lawmakers are hearing from two witnesses called by Republicans, former Ukraine peace envoy Kurt Volker and former National Security Council aide Tim Morrison.



Planet Money S2

Season 1 of Planet Money Shorts brings the weird stories behind big economic facts, re-enacted and explained by the crew of goofballs over here at National Public Radio.

Protesters in Seoul march ahead of a visit by Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Nov. 14. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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As Tensions Rise Over Defense Costs, U.S. Walks Out Of Talks With South Korea

The U.S. reportedly is demanding that South Korea pay $5 billion next year. The issue is putting stress not seen in years on the decades-old alliance between the U.S. and South Korea.

As Tensions Rise Over Defense Costs, U.S. Walks Out Of Talks With South Korea

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The Baltimore Museum of Art will only buy works by women next year, as part of a yearlong series exhibiting art by women. Amy Sherald's Planes, rockets, and the spaces in between (2018) is among the 3,800 works by women in the museum's collection. The Baltimore Museum of Art hide caption

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Baltimore Museum Of Art Will Only Buy Works By Women Next Year

A 2019 study of major U.S. art museums found that 87% of artists in their collections are men. The Baltimore museum's chief curator calls the initiative "re-correcting the canon."

Frank Sinatra onstage in the 1970s. Though the star was ambivalent at best about the song's message, "My Way" became emblematic of this era of his career. David Redfern/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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A Toast To 'My Way,' America's Anthem Of Self-Determination

Made famous by Frank Sinatra — who grew to hate it — "My Way" represents the quintessentially American outlook that nothing in life matters more than living on your own terms.

Fresno Police Chief Andrew Hall speaks at a news conference Monday after a mass shooting in which four men were killed and six wounded. All ten were members of Fresno's Hmong community. Gary Kazanjian/AP hide caption

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'Our Community Is In Mourning': Popular Singer Among 4 Hmong Men Killed In Fresno

The gunmen said nothing as they opened fire on a backyard party. "It's a dark day in our community, not only in our Hmong community but in our Fresno community," a local leader said.

Bruce Bagley's expertise on U.S. counternarcotics efforts and corruption was often sought after by the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, Department of Justice and members of Congress. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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U.S. Arrests Money-Laundering Expert For Laundering Money

A slew of federal agencies and media outlets have relied on professor Bruce Bagley's expertise on organized crime. This week he was arrested for his alleged role in an elaborate corruption scheme.


As part of a clinical trial to treat sickle cell disease, Victoria Gray (center) has vials of blood drawn by nurses Bonnie Carroll (left) and Kayla Jordan at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Gene-Edited 'Supercells' Make Progress In Fight Against Sickle Cell Disease

Researchers edited the DNA in bone marrow cells taken from a Mississippi woman with sickle cell disease to produce a treatment that could alleviate the excruciating effects of her inherited illness.

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