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President Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House on Jan. 24, 2020.
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 21:16

In the 2018 recording, the president can be heard ordering the firing of his top envoy to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch. "Get rid of her," he says.

Mike Pompeo is accusing veteran NPR journalist Mary Louise Kelly of lying to him. NPR's senior leadership says it stands by Kelly's reporting on the secretary of state.
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 16:04

The secretary of state issued an angry salvo on Saturday against Mary Louise Kelly, co-host of All Things Considered. NPR stands by her reporting.

Volunteer medics clear the ruins of a medical tent near Tahrir Square in Baghdad on Saturday after security forces stormed the area. They said security forces set the tent on fire, burning everything in it, including medical supplies.
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 12:21

The security forces fired live bullets and tear gas and set ablaze tents where demonstrators have been living. At least one protester was killed and dozens wounded.

As more cases continue to be confirmed, health officials and medical works in Wuhan, China, and throughout the country ramp up efforts to contain the spread.
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 11:55

The number of infections continue to grow in an outbreak spreading throughout China. Cases have been confirmed in the U.S., Europe and Australia as well. Here are the latest updates on the illness.

This photo provided by NASA shows the view from NASA's Andrew Morgan's helmet cam as Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano works outside the International Space Station during a spacewalk Saturday.
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 10:25

Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station made their fourth foray outside the spacecraft to prolong the lifespan of a cosmic ray detector.

Demonstrators protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act near Jamia Millia Islamia on Dec. 15 in New Delhi.
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 09:00

Dozens of Indians, most of them Muslim, have been killed by police in weeks of nationwide protests against a new citizenship law. Their families believe they were singled out because of their faith.

Lucia Borgonzoni and Matteo Salvini attend a political meeting of Lega italian political party at Town Hall Square on January 23, 2020 in Bibbiano, Italy.
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 08:22

European Union officials will be closely monitoring results of the local votes on Sunday that are seen as a bellwether for the fate of the national government.

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 07:56

Shopping with a face mask, getting screened for fever — they're some of the challenges posed by the Wuhan coronavirus.

Hank Bolden, shown here at The Hartt School, is an atomic veteran — one of thousands of soldiers present at secret U.S. nuclear weapons tests that took place during the Cold War.
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 06:54

Hank Bolden is one of thousands of U.S. soldiers exposed to secret nuclear weapons tests in the 1950s. He's now using compensation money from the federal government to focus on his first love: music.

On Friday, Jay Sekulow, personal attorney for President Trump, said Saturday's presentation was expected to set the stage for the "coming attractions."
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 06:01

The president's team told senators that House managers selectively withheld evidence in their arguments.

People wear face masks as they wait at Hankou Railway Station earlier this week in Wuhan, China. Experts say there is little evidence that masks prevent infection.
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 06:00

We're answering a few questions that you may be asking about the new coronavirus outbreak. And we invite you to send us your questions.

Dogs' olfactory capacity — they can sniff in parts per trillion — primes them to detect disease.
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 05:11

Our canine buddies can do more than play fetch. Turns out dogs' incredible sense of smell is a secret weapon in medicine.

House Manager Adam Schiff (center) leaves after speaking to reporters during the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump Friday.
Fri, 01/24/2020 - 19:52

House impeachment managers concluded their opening presentation with a call to remove Trump or risk more of what they called lawlessness. Trump's lawyers get the floor next.

The symbol for the newly formed Space Force has been widely ridiculed since its unveiling on Friday.
Fri, 01/24/2020 - 18:55

Fans of the beloved television show don't want the symbol to live long or prosper. Instead, they're calling the design a knockoff.

North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr with Georgia Republican Kelly Loeffler. "He caught my attention because he wasn't wearing socks. And he has very expensive loafers, or they seem that way. And so I did a sketch of him. And the next day, he had it as his profile picture on Twitter."
Fri, 01/24/2020 - 17:27

Art Lien, a courtroom artist who normally covers the Supreme Court, has been sketching the Senate proceedings. "I'm looking for color," he says — such as sleeping senators and fidget spinners.


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