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NPR Seeks 'Clarification' From State Department About Reporter Dropped From Trip

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"That reporter couldn't have done too good a job on you yesterday," President Trump told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He added, "Think you did a good job on her, actually."

What We Know: The Helicopter Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant And 8 Others

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The Sikorsky S-76B helicopter was operating under "Special VFR" (or Special Visual Flight Rules) status, meaning its pilot had been granted a request to fly in challenging conditions.

Impeachment Recap: As Defense Rests, Focus Shifts To Witnesses Fight

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President Trump's attorneys closed their arguments on Tuesday with a rejection of Democrats' case and a warning about the peril to future chief executives if he is removed for this.

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Acclaimed Harvard Scientist Is Arrested, Accused Of Lying About Ties To China

An FBI agent says China's deal with Charles Lieber, the chair of Harvard University's chemistry department, paid him up to $50,000 monthly, along with another $150,000 per year.

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Meals On Wheels Serves Up Breakfast, Lunch And Community At Local Diner

Meals on Wheels usually means home delivery or lunch at a senior center. But at a new project in Vancouver, Wash., it's a retro-hip neighborhood diner where seniors can get eggs, coffee and community.

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Kobe Bryant's Death Puts A Focus On Helicopter Safety

The crash that killed Kobe Bryant has put a spotlight on helicopter safety. Some helicopter trips — like personal or private helicopter rides — are more likely than others to end in a fatal accident.

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U.K. Will Allow Huawei To Build Part Of Its 5G Network, Despite U.S. Pressure

The U.K. says it considers Huawei a "high risk vendor" – but rather than banning the telecom giant, it's asking British companies "to use Huawei in a limited way."

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Victims In Kobe Bryant's Helicopter Crash Include Family Of Former Oregon Baseball Player

Three family members of former University of Oregon baseball star J.J. Altobelli were among those who died in the helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.

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Trump Defense Team Wraps Up Arguments, Setting Stage For Senators' Questions

The president's legal team did not end up using the full amount of time allotted, ending after just a couple hours on Tuesday. "I think we've made our case," White House counsel Pat Cipollone said.

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The Erie Canal As A Model Of How To Build Big Projects Again

The federal government said no. But New Yorkers rallied anyway and got the job done.

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Grand Jury Declines To Bring Criminal Charges Against Portland Police Officer

A Multnomah County grand jury returned a "not true bill" Monday, declining to bring criminal charges against Portland Police Officer Justin Raphael for a Dec. 8, 2019 shooting.

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Milwaukie Becomes 1st City In Oregon To Declare A Climate Emergency

Milwaukie has become the first city in Oregon to declare a climate emergency. Its resolution calls for more rapid action on reducing carbon and for the city to become carbon neutral by 2045.

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Canada Wins, U.S. Loses In Global Fight For High-Tech Workers

If there is a global war for tech talent, right now Canada is winning. And U.S. immigration policies are part of the reason.