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Teachers In Arizona And Colorado Walk Out To Protest Working Conditions

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Teachers in Colorado and Arizona walked out Thursday to march to the state capitol buildings. It's a continuation of protests around the country over working conditions and pay for teachers and support staff.

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'The Peace House' Is All Set For Kim Jong Un's First Summit In South Korea

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The stage is set for a historic meeting between leaders of the rival Koreas inside the Demilitarized Zone. The frenzied preparations have left very little to chance.

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Though Criminal Investigation Closed, Prince's Heirs Still Hope To Hold Someone Responsible

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It's been two years since the pop star Prince died of an opioid overdose. Minnesota authorities closed the criminal investigation last week, saying they couldn't figure out who gave Prince the counterfeit pain pills. But the musician's heirs still hope to hold someone responsible.

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Trump Acknowledges Lawyer Michael Cohen Represented Him In Stormy Daniels Deal

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President Trump in an interview with Fox News acknowledged for the first time that Michael Cohen represented him in "the crazy Stormy Daniels deal." Cohen, who is currently under investigation in New York, said Wednesday that he will assert his Fifth Amendment rights in connection with the Daniels' case.

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Trump's Lawyer Michael Cohen Says He Will Plead The Fifth Regarding Stormy Daniels

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President's Trump lawyer Michael Cohen says he will assert his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in connection with a lawsuit filed by adult film star Stormy Daniels. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Ken White, a former federal prosecutor who now works as a criminal defense attorney, about what it means to take the fifth.

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VA Nominee Ronny Jackson Withdraws Amid Conduct Allegations

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Ronny Jackson, President Trump's choice to be Veterans Affairs Secretary, pulled out of consideration amid allegations about his conduct Thursday. But Trump calls the accusations false.

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What To Know About North And South Korea's Leaders Ahead Of Their Summit

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NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Jean Lee, Director of the Center for Korean History and Public Policy at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She talks about what is known about the leaders of both North and South Korea, and what this summit means for both of them.

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Fancy An American Football Match? NFL Owner Bids For London's Wembley Stadium

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Shahid Khan, the American billionaire owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, has reportedly offered nearly $835 million for the facility. The move could pave the way for more NFL games in London.

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EPA Chief Pruitt Faces Tough Questions On Capitol Hill

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EPA chief Scott Pruitt said the recent scrutiny he has received over ethical issues is an effort to undermine the president's agenda.

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Caravan Arrives In Tijuana, As Migrants Prepare To Request Asylum

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A group of Central American asylum-seekers, who have been traveling through Mexico for weeks, is gathering near the border with the U.S. The migrants say they will request asylum on Sunday.

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After Arrest Of Suspected Golden State Killer, Details Of His Life Emerge

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Joseph James DeAngelo has been charged with eight murders, and is suspected in dozens of other crimes. He had recently retired after working 27 years in a supermarket distribution center.

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First Listen: Belly, 'Dove'

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Tanya Donelly's beloved alt-rock band is back after 23 years.

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'We Simply Can't Take It Any Longer': Teacher Protests Sweep Arizona, Colorado

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Scores of schools have closed in the two states as educators demand pay bumps and boosted budgets. In Arizona, which has seen a massive walkout, tens of thousands are marching through Phoenix.

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California's Housing Conundrum

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Almost everyone in California agrees that there's not enough housing in the state. But no one wants building in their backyard.

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When Teens Cyberbully Themselves

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In this latest form of self-harming behavior, adolescents anonymously post mean or derogatory comments about themselves on social media as a way of managing feelings of sadness or self-loathing.

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