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Montana Sen. Jon Tester Weighs In On Delayed Confirmation Hearing For Ronny Jackson

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., about why the Senate confirmation hearing for President Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, Ronny Jackson, has been delayed.

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Parkland Commission Begins Investigation Surrounding Deadly Florida Shooting

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A commission appointed to investigate the events leading up to and the response to the shooting in Parkland, Fla., began work Tuesday. Among the first areas of focus was the lack of coordination between law enforcement, which hampered their response to the shootings.

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Trump Addresses Iran Nuclear Deal At White House With French President Macron

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President Trump and French President Macron addressed their differences on the Iran nuclear agreement Tuesday as they took questions from reporters at the White House.

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Vermont Legislators Want To Reconsider Law For Attempted Crimes

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Vermont dropped some charges against Jack Sawyer after the state supreme court ruled his alleged school shooting plot wasn't an attempted crime. Now state legislators are looking to rewrite the law.

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Canadian Columnist Echoes Praise For Toronto Officer Who Arrested Van Attack Suspect

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with columnist Scott Gilmore about the non-violent arrest of the suspect in the Toronto van attack. Gilmore writes for the Canadian current affairs magazine Maclean's.

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Interest Rate Rise Unsettles Stock Investors; Dow Falls 425 Points

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For the first time in four years, the rate on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note crossed 3 percent. While it signals a stronger economy, it makes bonds more attractive investments, undermining stocks.

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Democrats Push For Internal Documents On 2020 Census Citizenship Question

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More lawmakers are calling for a subpoena to force the Census Bureau and Commerce Department to release documents about the controversial citizenship question before an upcoming hearing.

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El Hijo, La Antropólogo De La Cumbia, Returns

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El Hijo de la Cumbia's new album Genero, Genero is the result of a decade spent traversing the globe and a lifetime spent mastering the art of the studio.

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Pruitt Proposes New Rule Defining What Science Can Be Used By EPA

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The EPA administrator wants to restrict the science used by the agency in its decision-making. Scientists are concerned it eliminates all good science in the process.

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Iran's Foreign Minister Comes To America, Keeping One Eye On Saudi Arabia

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In an NPR interview with Mohammad Javad Zarif, it was apparent how the rivalry with Saudi Arabia is a factor in many Iranian decisions — including the uncertain future of its nuclear deal.

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London's Parliament Square Gets Its First Statue Honoring A Woman

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The monument depicts suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett, who fought for decades to secure the vote for all women. The bronze joins 11 statues of men such as Winston Churchill and Abraham Lincoln.

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CHART: Tracking Retirements From Congress

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A record number of Republicans are leaving the House this year, historically a sign of trouble in midterm elections. See where the GOP and Democrats are defending open seats in 2018.

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Many Women Come Close To Death In Childbirth

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NPR and ProPublica have reported American mothers die in childbirth at a higher rate than mothers in all other developed countries. And for every woman who dies, 70 women reach the brink of death.

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Newsroom To 'Chicago Tribune': With 85 Percent Backing, We Have Votes For Union

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Tribune journalists give corporate owner Tronc a day to recognize the union voluntarily. Otherwise, they say they will force a federal vote that "will result overwhelmingly in our favor."

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Mosul's Famed Mosque And 'Hunchback' Minaret, Destroyed By ISIS, Will Be Rebuilt

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The United Arab Emirates says it will contribute $50.4 million to fund the restoration in the Iraqi city. UNESCO called it an "unprecedented cooperation to rebuild cultural heritage in Iraq."

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