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Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this month. Jim Watson /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics

Report: Trump Asked Intel Heads To Push Back On FBI Russia Probe

The Washington Post reported the president asked the Director of National Intelligence and the head of the NSA to push back against the FBI's investigation into his campaign's possible ties to Russia.

Walter M. Shaub Jr., director of the Office of Government Ethics, notified the White House and federal agencies in April that his office wanted to see all ethics waivers issued by President Trump's administration, setting a June 1 deadline. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

White House Moves To Block Disclosure Of Ethics Waivers For Trump Appointees

The Office of Government Ethics wants to know which Trump appointees who worked for corporations and lobbying firms have been given waivers from ethics rules. The White House has halted that search.

David Giovannoni uses a reproduction of Scott's phonautograph. Giovanni is part of the team that recovered the audio from Scott's recordings. Art Silverman/NPR hide caption

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All Tech Considered

At The Dawn Of Recorded Sound, No One Cared

In the late 19th century, French inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville patented the earliest known sound recording device. But his accomplishments were recognized only recently.

At The Dawn Of Recorded Sound, No One Cared

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Keyshla Rivera smiles at her newborn son Jesus as registered nurse Christine Weick demonstrates a baby box before her discharge from Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia in 2016. All mothers who deliver at the hospital receive a box, which functions as a bassinet, in an effort to reduce unsafe sleep practices. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Face-To-Face Sleep Education Plus 'Baby Boxes' Reduces Bed Sharing

The two-pronged approach to promoting safe sleep led to a 25 percent drop in the risky practice of bed sharing with babies in the first eight days of life, a study found. But more research is needed.

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The Salt

Raw Fruits Or Veggies Give You A Tingly Mouth? It's A Real Syndrome

Pollen allergies can trigger reactions to fruits and vegetables. The condition — known as oral allergy syndrome — can come on suddenly and often goes undiagnosed.

If Raw Fruits Or Veggies Give You A Tingly Mouth, It's A Real Syndrome

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A statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee, as it was removed from its longtime resting place in New Orleans on Friday. Lee's statue was the last of four Confederate monuments to be removed under a 2015 City Council vote. Scott Threlkeld/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Miss. State Lawmaker: Sorry For Saying Confederate Statue Removers 'Should Be Lynched'

In a Facebook post over the weekend, Mississippi state Rep. Karl Oliver said New Orleans politicians "should be LYNCHED" for taking down the memorials. He took back the remarks on Monday.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions waits to be introduced during a service at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on May 9 in Washington, D.C. Sessions issued an order on Monday narrowing the scope of his financial threat to "sanctuary cities." Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Law

Justice Department Narrows Scope Of 'Sanctuary Cities' Executive Order

The move by Attorney General Jeff Sessions comes after a federal judge blocked a key part of the directive, which threatened to withhold federal funds from jurisdictions that limit cooperation with immigration officials.

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, pictured in April, is extending the Temporary Protected Status designation for Haitians in the U.S. until January 2018. But he says conditions are improving in Haiti, seven years after an earthquake killed more than 200,000 people there. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Homeland Security Extends Protections For Thousands Of Haitians In U.S.

Some 58,000 Haitians are in the U.S. under a program, which Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has extended for six months, but Trump administration officials say conditions are improving in the Caribbean nation.

Volunteers distribute free food at the mobile pantry in Hurley, Va. Poverty in the coal-mining region is 29 percent, twice the national average. Unemployment is also high, and younger families are moving out. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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The Salt

In Some Rural Counties, Hunger Is Rising, But Food Donations Aren't

Pantries in southwest Virginia — where poverty is rampant and coal jobs are vanishing — will take whatever they can get to stock bare shelves. Some also offer help with health care and job training.

In Some Rural Counties, Hunger Is Rising, But Food Donations Aren't

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John Goodenough's work led to the lithium-ion battery, now found in everything from phones to electric cars. He and fellow researchers at the University of Texas, Austin say they've come up with a faster-charging alternative. Gabriel Cristóver Pérez/KUT hide caption

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All Tech Considered

At 94, Lithium-Ion Pioneer Eyes A New Longer-Lasting Battery

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In 1980, John Goodenough's work led to the lithium-ion battery, now found in everything from phones to electric cars. He and fellow researchers say they've come up with a faster-charging alternative.

At 94, Lithium-Ion Pioneer Eyes A New Longer-Lasting Battery

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Bill Cosby leaves after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case last month at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Law

More Than 10 Years After Alleged Sexual Assault, Bill Cosby Trial To Begin

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A year and a half after Cosby was charged with felony counts of sexual assault over a 2004 encounter, which Cosby maintains was consensual, jury selection begins Monday in Pittsburgh.

More Than 10 Years After Alleged Sexual Assault, Bill Cosby Trial To Begin

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