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Senate Passes Budget Resolution Seen As Key To Trump's Tax OverhaulThe White House says the $4 trillion resolution, which passed by a narrow 51-49 vote, "creates a pathway" for promised tax reform and tax cuts.Fri, 20 Oct 2017 02:08:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/20/558944626/senate-passes-budget-resolution-seen-as-key-to-trumps-tax-overhaul?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/20/558944626/senate-passes-budget-resolution-seen-as-key-to-trumps-tax-overhaul?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/10/20/ap_17292770123265_wide-cfab66df1f340f4b67f30ab8cc13540928551f01.jpg?s=600' alt='Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks from the chamber to his office during a long series of votes at the Capitol in Washington, on Thursday.'/><p>The White House says the $4 trillion resolution, which passed by a narrow 51-49 vote, "creates a pathway" for promised tax reform and tax cuts.</p><p>(Image credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=558944626' />Scott Neuman
Los Angeles Dodgers Take National League Pennant, Beating Chicago Cubs 11-1LA took the best-of-seven series four games to one and will play the winner of the American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros.Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:31:29 -0400http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/19/558929798/los-angeles-dodgers-take-national-league-pennant-beating-chicago-cubs-11-1?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/19/558929798/los-angeles-dodgers-take-national-league-pennant-beating-chicago-cubs-11-1?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/10/19/ap_17293046793822_wide-ae3fbe399bf63215c7bc91bd61579edd24b32588.jpg?s=600' alt='Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez his grand slam in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday in Chicago.'/><p>LA took the best-of-seven series four games to one and will play the winner of the American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros.</p><p>(Image credit: Matt Slocum/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=558929798' />Barbara Campbell
'Our Democracy Is At Stake,' Obama Says Of Virginia Race For GovernorFormer President Obama hit the campaign trail Thursday in support of Democrat Ralph Northam, and took some implicit shots at President Trump and GOP gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie.Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:03:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/10/19/558918065/our-democracy-is-at-stake-obama-says-of-virginia-race-for-governor?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/10/19/558918065/our-democracy-is-at-stake-obama-says-of-virginia-race-for-governor?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/10/19/gettyimages-863223238_wide-c8cc7f2a01893f0c2f44950cc965a788d3589792.jpg?s=600' alt='Former President Obama speaks during a campaign rally for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ralph Northam in Richmond, Va.'/><p>Former President Obama hit the campaign trail Thursday in support of Democrat Ralph Northam, and took some implicit shots at President Trump and GOP gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie.</p><p>(Image credit: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=558918065' />Jessica Taylor
LAPD Investigating Accusation Of 2013 Rape By Harvey WeinsteinWeinstein has been dogged by a litany of allegations of sexual misconduct ever since the <em>New York Times</em> reported earlier this month that he has paid off accusers for decades.Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:53:33 -0400http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/19/558910752/lapd-investigating-accusation-of-2013-rape-by-harvey-weinstein?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/19/558910752/lapd-investigating-accusation-of-2013-rape-by-harvey-weinstein?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/10/19/ap_17119109630737_wide-fb32cb1f7b173cb1804bb2c4feaf756efea77646.jpg?s=600' alt='Harvey Weinstein attends the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival in New York in April. A claim that he committed sexual assault in 2013 is under investigation by Los Angeles police.'/><p>Weinstein has been dogged by a litany of allegations of sexual misconduct ever since the <em>New York Times</em> reported earlier this month that he has paid off accusers for decades.</p><p>(Image credit: Charles Sykes/Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=558910752' />Richard Gonzales
After Ikea Dresser Recall, Another Toddler Reportedly Died In Tip-OverLast June Ikea recalled millions of dressers over the risk of tip-over accidents. But the parents of Jozef Dudek, who was crushed by a Malm dresser this May, were not aware of the recall, lawyers say.Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:31:42 -0400http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/19/558850616/after-ikea-dresser-recall-another-toddler-reportedly-died-in-tip-over?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/19/558850616/after-ikea-dresser-recall-another-toddler-reportedly-died-in-tip-over?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/10/19/ap_16180527826215-3000_wide-f412b6e3f303c568079dc257903fc775468cad09.jpg?s=600' alt='Two recalled Ikea dressers are displayed during a Consumer Product Safety Commission news conference in 2016. Since the recall was announced, at least one more toddler has been crushed to death by a falling dresser.'/><p>Last June Ikea recalled millions of dressers over the risk of tip-over accidents. But the parents of Jozef Dudek, who was crushed by a Malm dresser this May, were not aware of the recall, lawyers say.</p><p>(Image credit: Carolyn Kaster/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=558850616' />Camila Domonoske
Report: Pollution Kills 3 Times More than AIDS, TB And Malaria CombinedResearchers looked at the combined effects of air, water and soil pollution on global health to come up with an annual toll.Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:30:15 -0400http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/10/19/558821792/report-pollution-kills-3-times-more-than-aids-tb-and-malaria-combined?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/10/19/558821792/report-pollution-kills-3-times-more-than-aids-tb-and-malaria-combined?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/10/19/gettyimages-500562554-91_wide-b331f130e12b2b8153b8bda7478e0250cd8a01b9.jpg?s=600' alt='A woman wears a mask and filter as she walks to work during heavy pollution in Beijing, China.'/><p>Researchers looked at the combined effects of air, water and soil pollution on global health to come up with an annual toll.</p><p>(Image credit: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=558821792' />Susan Brink
Forecasters Predict Warmer-Than-Average Winter In Majority Of U.S.The La Niña weather pattern is likely to develop, boosting snowfall in the Great Lakes and northern Rockies and lowering snowfall in the Mid-Atlantic.Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:57:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/19/558846168/forecasters-predict-warmer-than-average-winter-in-majority-of-u-s?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/19/558846168/forecasters-predict-warmer-than-average-winter-in-majority-of-u-s?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/10/19/temperatureoutlook_winter2017_620_wide-28f930caa4851b09360c9cad3f5f76835776f82e.png?s=600' alt='NOAA is predicting warmer-than-average temperatures in December though February for about two-thirds of the contiguous United States.'/><p>The La Niña weather pattern is likely to develop, boosting snowfall in the Great Lakes and northern Rockies and lowering snowfall in the Mid-Atlantic.</p><p>(Image credit: NOAA)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=558846168' />Merrit Kennedy
California Wildfires Leave Seasonal Agricultural Workers In LimboThe devastating wildfires in Northern California and killed scores of people and left thousands homeless. They've also left many seasonal agricultural workers without jobs or income.Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:02:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/10/19/558543177/california-wildfires-leave-seasonal-agricultural-workers-without-jobs-income?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/10/19/558543177/california-wildfires-leave-seasonal-agricultural-workers-without-jobs-income?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/10/18/seasonal_workers-2_wide-51d863b745712bb3b5ea98560bb78507d25d8542.jpg?s=600' alt='Luis Guerrero fills barrels with crushed grapes at Valley of the Moon winery in Sonoma, Calif., Oct 16, 2017. Guerrero says he's struggling to pay for rent after the wildfires forced the winery to close.'/><p>The devastating wildfires in Northern California and killed scores of people and left thousands homeless. They've also left many seasonal agricultural workers without jobs or income.</p><p>(Image credit: Farida Jhabvala Romero/KQED)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=558543177' />Farida Jhabvala Romero
Holes In The Plot: Suspect Loses Bet With Cops, Turns Himself In — With DoughnutsA wanted man made a bet with police on Facebook: If they could get 1,000 shares, he would turn himself in — and bring doughnuts. They did it. And eventually, police posted photos of his promise kept.Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:34:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/19/558774382/holes-in-the-plot-suspect-loses-bet-turns-himself-in-and-brings-donuts?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/19/558774382/holes-in-the-plot-suspect-loses-bet-turns-himself-in-and-brings-donuts?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/10/19/22467489_1315132578595709_1922911083947086283_o_wide-7e2dfb869d204437e2039bd8f633342e6580d488.jpg?s=600' alt='A police officer in Redford Township, Mich., leads Michael Zaydel to jail after he turned himself in, delivering doughnuts and a bagel while he was at it.'/><p>A wanted man made a bet with police on Facebook: If they could get 1,000 shares, he would turn himself in — and bring doughnuts. They did it. And eventually, police posted photos of his promise kept.</p><p>(Image credit: Redford Township Police Department)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=558774382' />Colin Dwyer
Trump Says Administration's Response To Hurricane In Puerto Rico A '10'After meeting with the island's governor and the FEMA administrator, the president said things on the island were already pretty rough but he praised residents for their spirit.Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:29:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/10/19/558837017/trump-says-administrations-response-to-hurricane-in-puerto-rico-a-10?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/10/19/558837017/trump-says-administrations-response-to-hurricane-in-puerto-rico-a-10?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/10/19/ap_17292599218007pr_wide-e17d79d3d79f5afe57e9914baaea2c1c80b0e41a.jpg?s=600' alt='President Trump and Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello listen as FEMA Administrator Brock Long speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office on Thursday.'/><p>After meeting with the island's governor and the FEMA administrator, the president said things on the island were already pretty rough but he praised residents for their spirit.</p><p>(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=558837017' />Brian Naylor
California Fires Result In Job And Income Loss For Seasonal WorkersThe devastating wildfires in Northern California killed scores of people and left thousands homeless. The fires have also left many seasonal agricultural workers without jobs.Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:16:54 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/10/19/558847348/california-fires-result-in-job-and-income-loss-for-seasonal-workers?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/10/19/558847348/california-fires-result-in-job-and-income-loss-for-seasonal-workers?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>The devastating wildfires in Northern California killed scores of people and left thousands homeless. The fires have also left many seasonal agricultural workers without jobs.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=558847348' />
What's The Section 199 Tax Deduction?As Republicans look to overhaul the tax code, we look at the story of a single corporate tax deduction that tells us a lot about how the tax code works.Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:16:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/10/19/558847428/what-s-the-section-99-tax-deduction?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/10/19/558847428/what-s-the-section-99-tax-deduction?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>As Republicans look to overhaul the tax code, we look at the story of a single corporate tax deduction that tells us a lot about how the tax code works.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=558847428' />
White Nationalist Richard Spencer Met By Protesters At University Of FloridaRichard Spencer spoke at the University of Florida Thursday. Throngs of protesters turned out to shout him down and tell him his messages weren't welcome.Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:16:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/10/19/558847421/white-nationalist-richard-spencer-met-by-protesters-at-university-of-florida?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/10/19/558847421/white-nationalist-richard-spencer-met-by-protesters-at-university-of-florida?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>Richard Spencer spoke at the University of Florida Thursday. Throngs of protesters turned out to shout him down and tell him his messages weren't welcome.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=558847421' />
New Book Argues A Theory In Policing Is To Blame For Eric Garner's DeathEric Garner was killed by the police in New York City in 2014. His final words were, "I can't breathe." A book by journalist Matt Taibbi argues that "Broken Windows" is to blame for Garner's death.Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:16:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/10/19/558847404/new-book-argues-a-theory-in-policing-is-to-blame-for-eric-garners-death?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/10/19/558847404/new-book-argues-a-theory-in-policing-is-to-blame-for-eric-garners-death?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>Eric Garner was killed by the police in New York City in 2014. His final words were, "I can't breathe." A book by journalist Matt Taibbi argues that "Broken Windows" is to blame for Garner's death.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=558847404' />
Veterans React To Trump Politicizing Condolences Of Miliary DeathsVeterans are reacting with dismay to what they call the politicization of military deaths and presidential condolences.Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:16:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/10/19/558847327/veterans-react-to-trump-politicizing-condolences-of-miliary-deaths?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/10/19/558847327/veterans-react-to-trump-politicizing-condolences-of-miliary-deaths?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>Veterans are reacting with dismay to what they call the politicization of military deaths and presidential condolences.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=558847327' />