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NPR News: Senate Careens Toward High-Drama Midnight Health Care Vote

Senate Careens Toward High-Drama Midnight Health Care Vote
After whirlwind week of high drama, one more drama appears ready to play out, with Republicans ready to vote for a bill that leaves much of Obamacare in place but repeals the individual mandate.

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NPR News: Officer Fatally Shot While Trying To Help People In A Crashed Car Near Indianapolis

Officer Fatally Shot While Trying To Help People In A Crashed Car Near Indianapolis
Lt. Aaron Allan of Southport, Ind., was killed allegedly by one of the occupants of a flipped-over automobile as he responded to the scene on Thursday.

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NPR News: Texas Inmate Executed; Supreme Court Rejected Bid For Delay

Texas Inmate Executed; Supreme Court Rejected Bid For Delay
A 46-year-old death row inmate argued his previous lawyers were incompetent — one of them had been disbarred. 13 more words

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NPR News: Russia Sanctions Headed To Trump's Desk. Will He Sign?

Russia Sanctions Headed To Trump’s Desk. Will He Sign?
The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to impose new sanctions on Russia, North Korea and Iran — over threats from the White House to veto the measure.

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NPR News: Michiko Kakutani, Chief 'Times' Book Critic, Steps Down After Nearly 4 Decades

Michiko Kakutani, Chief ‘Times’ Book Critic, Steps Down After Nearly 4 Decades
For 38 years the Pulitzer Prize winner was one of the most influential voices in the world of books. 20 more words

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NPR News: Repeal-And-Replace Effort In Senate Still Dominated By Confusion

Repeal-And-Replace Effort In Senate Still Dominated By Confusion
Four Republican senators say they will vote yes on a so-called “skinny repeal” bill only with the assurance that the bill will go to a House-Senate conference. 10 more words

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NPR News: Prime Spot On The Billionaire List: Jeff Bezos Was (Briefly) World's Richest Man

Prime Spot On The Billionaire List: Jeff Bezos Was (Briefly) World’s Richest Man
A surge in Amazon stock made Bezos worth more than $90 billion on Thursday, putting the company’s founder and CEO ahead of Microsoft founder Bill Gates. 11 more words

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