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The confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill have been contentious. Now Senators must decide Brett Kavanaugh's fate.  Did Democrats press hard enough on issues like abortion, gun violence and labor rights?  Or is Kavanaugh's path clear to a party-line confirmation to the Supreme Court?

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During the first Mass of the school year, two students at St. Bernard Elementary School in suburban Pittsburgh stand in front of the congregation and lead their classmates in prayer.

They pray for the leaders of the world, for the sick and suffering, and for the victims of abuse in the Catholic Church.

It is the only time clergy abuse is mentioned during the service. It might be the only time it's mentioned in the school. Principal Anthony Merante says he wants to leave that conversation up to parents.

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Former Trump Staffer On 'NYT' Op-Ed

Sep 6, 2018

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Facebook Use Changing Among Young Users

Sep 6, 2018

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Former Colleague On Kavanaugh Day 2

Sep 6, 2018

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So what did we learn from some of those questions and answers? Let's dig a little deeper with Kimberly Wehle. She's a former assistant U.S. attorney, served on the Whitewater investigation with Judge Kavanaugh. Welcome to the program.

KIMBERLY WEHLE: Good morning.

Scientists have discovered bacteria that attack and kill germs. Now they're trying to harness them to treat infections and protect us from disease. It's also a line of research that could be put to use in the event of a germ-warfare attack.  Plus, the latest on the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

Jury selection begins Wednesday in the murder trial for Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke. The officer, who is white, is accused of killing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who is black, as he walked down the middle of a city street holding a knife.

U.K. Charges 2 Russians In Poison Attack On Former Spy

Sep 5, 2018

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British Prime Minister Theresa May said this morning that two officers with Russian military intelligence known as the GRU flew to England last March and poisoned an ex-Russian spy and his daughter.

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Day 2 of the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could be intense if the opening day was any indication.

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Day Two of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings could be Democrats' last chance to challenge Brett Kavanaugh on everything from the power of the presidency to his views on gun control and abortion. Progressive activists are frustrated that Democrats have struggled so far to undermine Kavanaugh's nomination. Is the fight to block him from the Supreme Court a lost cause?

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Competition Fuels Schadenfreude, Research Shows

Sep 4, 2018

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Fire Guts Brazil's National Museum In Rio De Janeiro

Sep 4, 2018

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President Trump's second Supreme Court nominee would pull the court to the right. Brett Kavanaugh could set up the most dominant majority on the court in eighty years. Democrats say they're ready for sparks to fly. Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin on Morning Edition from N-P-R News. 

McCain's Final Farewell

Sep 3, 2018

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The body of Senator John McCain is now buried on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy from which he graduated as a young man. NPR's Shannon Van Sant reports.

In her simple home in a settlement in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, next to tents sheltering other refugees from the war in Syria, Raja talks about the time when two young German men arrived at her door several months ago. They told her they were researchers for a charity.

"They seemed fine," Raja says. "They just wanted to come in and film the house. We said, 'We have nothing to hide.' They filmed everything, even the kitchen."

Raja, who is afraid to give her full name, says she wouldn't have let the men in if she'd known how the footage would be used.

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