'The Personification Of Human Decency': Nina Totenberg Remembers Cokie Roberts

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Journalist Cokie Roberts died on Tuesday. Fellow NPR "Founding Mother" Nina Totenberg says Roberts was an "always polite political reporter, willing to ask the impolitic question if necessary."

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American Becomes 1st Person To Swim English Channel 4 Times Without Stopping

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Sarah Thomas of Colorado plunged into the record books with her 54-hour feat. She finished Tuesday and said she was stung on the face by a jellyfish during the 130-mile swim.

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China Used Twitter To Disrupt Hong Kong Protests, But Efforts Began Years Earlier

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Social media networks banned hundreds of thousands of accounts last month. In NPR's assessment of the data, telling details begin to depict large disinformation campaigns.

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Israeli Election Close, No Official Results Yet

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In the second election in just five months, Israel's longest-serving prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu hopes to eke out a governing coalition. He faced a tough battle with a centrist rival.

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Justice Department Sues Edward Snowden, Seeking Profits From His Book

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DOJ lawyers want all of Snowden's profits and royalties from Permanent Record, and all of the publisher's assets related to the memoir, to be placed in a special fund benefiting the U.S. government.

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mxmtoon Leaps From Online To Make Her Debut

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The teen singer-songwriter started secretly uploading music online when she was still in high school. Now, she calls her debut album, the masquerade, "rhyming diary entries to music."

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Free Software Pioneer Quits MIT Over His Comments On Epstein Sex Trafficking Case

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"I am doing this due to pressure on MIT and me over a series of misunderstandings and mischaracterizations," Richard Stallman wrote on his blog.

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U.S. Satellites Detected Iran Readying Weapons Ahead Of Saudi Strike, Officials Say

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Pentagon officials tell NPR that U.S. intelligence regards the activity as "circumstantial evidence" that Iran launched the strike from its own soil.

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Comedian Shane Gillis Fired From 'Saturday Night Live' For Racist Remarks

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The comedian's rising star has dimmed in a controversy over a series of derogatory statements he made on his podcast. SNL said the show had no idea. He said, "I was always a [Mad TV] guy anyway."

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Former Trump Campaign Manager Lewandowski Testifies Before House Judiciary Panel

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Corey Lewandowski testifies before the House Judiciary Committee as part of its investigation into possible articles of impeachment against the president.

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Journalist Cokie Roberts Pursued Her Ambitions With Integrity

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Cokie Robert's storied career at National Public Radio and ABC News took her to the heights of her profession. But her values put family and relationships above all else.

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Afghan Presidential Rally Targeted In One Of Two Attacks In Afghanistan

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NPR's Audie Cornish talks with The Washington Post's Pamela Constable about two blasts in Afghanistan Tuesday, one targeting a rare public appearance of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

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Critics Assail 'New York Times' After Publication Of New Kavanaugh Allegations

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The New York Times seems unsure of how to handle the controversy sparked by a recent article offering new details on allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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Israeli Voters Go To The Polls As Netanyahu Fights To Stay In Office

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Israelis vote on Tuesday in the country's second parliamentary election in less than six months. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to remain in power.

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Remembering Her Dear Friend Cokie Roberts

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Former All Things Considered host Linda Wertheimer remembers her friend and fellow "NPR Founding Mother" Cokie Roberts, who has died at age 75 of cancer.

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