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October 17 2017

22:13

Report Blames Pilot In Deadly Balloon Crash, But Also Points Finger At FAA

Investigators found the pilot was impaired by medical conditions and drugs including Valium, oxycodone and Benadryl. The FAA doesn't require medical certification for commercial balloon operators.
21:55

Efforts To Rewrite NAFTA Not Going Well; Next Round of Talks Delayed

For months, the United States, Canada and Mexico have been trying to rewrite terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement. But White House demands have led to frustrations that may threaten NAFTA.
21:38

MLB Rallies To Help Boy Whose Baseball Collection Was Destroyed By Fire

As thousands of Californians take stock of the damage caused by wildfires, one 9-year-old boy's story has at least half of the teams in Major League Baseball chipping in.
21:31

Senators Reach Deal To Stabilize ACA Insurance Markets For 2 Years

The bipartisan agreement could help stabilize insurance premiums next year so that younger, healthier people will buy policies. President Trump has embraced it, but other GOP leaders have not.
21:26

'Now That She Has Been Killed, Who Will Ensure That Justice Will Prevail?'

The killing of Maltese reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia has drawn international condemnations and difficult questions, including this one from a local paper. "My mother was assassinated," her son said.
21:18

George Saunders Wins Man Booker Prize For 'Lincoln In The Bardo'

It's the second year in a row that an American writer has taken home the prestigious literary award.
21:13

'Trump's Claim Is Wrong': Comments On Presidents' Calls To Military Families Rebutted

Defending his lack of response to the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Niger, Trump claimed "a lot of" past presidents did not call families after a death. He raised the example of his chief of staff's son.
21:01

The Court Challenge Begins: Is Trump Taking Unconstitutional Emoluments?

On Wednesday, a federal judge will hear arguments in a case that asks: Is President Trump taking the kind of benefits banned by the Constitution? Step 1 is deciding whether plaintiffs have standing.
20:59

Trump Defends False Claim That His Predecessors Didn't Call Families Of Fallen Soldiers

When President Trump claimed that past presidents did not call family members of fallen U.S. service members, it caused a backlash. On Tuesday he addressed the issue again, defending his false claim.
20:59

After Taking On Big Tobacco 20 Years Ago, Former Mississippi AG Is Trying Again With Opioids

When Mike Moore was Mississippi's attorney general, he spearheaded the 50-state lawsuit against Big Tobacco. Now, he's trying to do the same thing against opioid manufacturers and distributors.
20:59

NFL Players And Owners Have Not Resolved Controversy Over Anthem Protests

NFL owners and players did not resolve the controversy over anthem protests at an owners meeting in New York on Tuesday, but emerged largely positive about the session and pledged to meet again.
20:59

Dow Jones Industrial Average Briefly Climbs Over 23,000 Points

Stock prices have continued to rise to record levels. On Tuesday, the Dow Jones industrial average was sent above the 23,000 milestone, but it didn't last long.
20:59

Former Green Beret And Pro Football Player Talks About 'Take A Knee' Protests

Nate Boyer is a former Green Beret who played football briefly with the Seattle Seahawks. Last year, when he first saw former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sit during the National Anthem, he got mad. Then, he wrote Kaepernick a letter, saying he wished Kaepernick would stand up, but that he was willing hear him out about why he was sitting down.
20:59

Liberation Of Raqqa Will Be A Powerful Blow To ISIS

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with reporter Joby Warrick of The Washington Post and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book "Black Flags: The Rise Of ISIS" about the status of ISIS after the loss of their de facto capitol, Raqqa.
20:59

Russian Cyber Trolls Watched 'House Of Cards' To Understand U.S. Politics

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Yahoo News chief investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff about how Russian trolls were ordered to watch Neflix's House of Cards show to understand Americans and U.S. politics.
19:23

Federal Judge In Hawaii Blocks Trump's Third Attempt At Travel Ban

President Trump's third executive order restricting travel from some countries to the U.S. was to go into effect on Wednesday. Like two previous efforts, it was swiftly challenged in several courts.
18:14

Justice Department Indicts 2 Chinese Nationals In Synthetic Opioid Case

Among the charges is conspiracy to distribute large quantities of fentanyl, a significant factor in the opioid crisis. Every year, thousands of Americans overdose on the drug.
16:58

Philippine President Duterte Declares Besieged City 'Liberated'

Still, gunfire and explosions resounded as soldiers tried to clear what the government claims is the last pocket of resistance in Marawi City. A military spokesman said some 30 militants remained.
16:42

Watch Live: 'Cow On The Loose' Mesmerizes In Brooklyn And Beyond

An unidentified bovine — a cow or young bull — is doing its best to provide a distraction, leading a very slow speed chase around an outdoor soccer field.
16:40

Mozambicans Want to Know If Militant Group al-Shabaab Was Behind Police Post Attacks

"*MOZAMBICAN BROTHERS*…Do not fall in the trap, do not fall for the bait of the exploiter… What happened in the north of the country aims to create war..."
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