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'He's Not A Leading Man': A Casting Director On Rembrandt's Self-Portraits

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The Dutch artist painted scores of self-portraits, but they weren't exactly flattering. Casting director Margery Simkin thinks he could have played the manager of a baseball team.

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DACA Recipients Face Deportation In The Coming Weeks

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People brought into the U.S. illegally as minors, could soon lose their protection against deportation. David Greene talks to Cristina Jiménez of United We Dream, an immigrant youth-led organization.

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ISIS' Parting Gift To Its Former Capital: Thousands Of Explosive Booby Traps

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Raqqa may be cleared of ISIS fighters, but hidden throughout the city are thousands of hidden bombs. U.S. special forces and Syrians are training young men to disarm them.

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Morning News Brief

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President Trump's tweets about the Russia probe and the latest school shooting drew condemnation from both sides of the aisle. The heartbreak over the shooting is accompanied by new calls to action.

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Politics In The News: Gun-Violence Restraining Order

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The Florida school shooting has again ignited debate over gun control. David Greene talks to David French, senior writer at the National Review, about the idea of a gun-violence restraining order.

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Rep. Schiff On Russia Influence Investigation

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Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California about President Trump's latest tweets concerning the Russia influence probe. He tweeted: "Schiff, the leakin' monster of no control."

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Trump Suggests FBI Missed Signs Of Fla. Shooting Because Of Russia Probe

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President Trump sent several tweets over the weekend, including an accusation that the FBI's focus on the Russia probe distracted the agency from following up on the Florida school shooter.

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Formal Doping Case Is Opened Against Russian Curler Who Won Medal In Pyeongchang

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Aleksandr Krushelnitckii finished third in the mixed-doubles curling tournament, competing with his wife and teammate, Anastasia Bryzgalova. Now he's the subject of an investigation.

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Pa. Lawmakers Face Deadline To Redraw Congressional Districts

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Monday is the deadline the state's highest court gave itself to either pick new maps from a number of submissions, or draw its own. State GOP leaders think the court's actions are unconstitutional.

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Adam Rippon Declines NBC's Job Offer — So He Can Stick With U.S. Olympic Team

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"I love being on Team USA and representing our country. My teammates were there for me during my events, and now I NEED to be there for them," said Adam Rippon, further endearing himself to a nation.

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'He's Not A Leading Man': A Casting Director On Rembrandt's Self-Portraits

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The Dutch artist painted scores of self-portraits, but they weren't exactly flattering. Casting director Margery Simkin thinks he could have played the manager of a baseball team.

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Oxfam: Witness Threatened In Sexual Exploitation Inquiry

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In a heavily redacted report of its 2011 inquiry into the hiring of prostitutes in Haiti, Oxfam said three staff members physically threatened a witness interviewed by investigators.

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Russian Curler Is Suspected Of Doping At Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

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Aleksandr Krushelnitckii's second sample will be tested Monday. He's accused of taking meldonium — the same drug that got tennis star Maria Sharapova banned back in 2016.

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High-Level Affair Erupts Into Open Conflict Between Australian Premier And His Deputy

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's public criticism of his deputy, Barnaby Jones, over an adulterous affair with a former staffer, threatens to tear apart the country's coalition government.

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How The U.S. Ambassador To China May Have Xi Jinping's Ear

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Washington's man in Beijing, Terry Branstad, says he goes way back with China's president.

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