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  1. Lawyer Lisa Bloom Resigns as Harvey Weinstein Adviser

    High-profile lawyer Lisa Bloom has resigned from advising Hollywood studio head Harvey Weinstein, who was recently accused of sexually harassing female employees for decades. Bloom announced her departure over Twitter Saturday afternoon, writing, "I have resigned as an adviser to Harvey Weinstein. My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement." Allegations against the movie mogul have been escalating since The New York Times published a story Thursday…
  2. Mosquito-Borne Diseases Found In U.S. Athletes And Staff At Rio Olympics

    In the spring of 2016, there was a frenzy over the threat of Zika virus at Brazil's Olympic Games. As infections reached their peak, a group of scientists called for the games to be moved somewhere else. A number of athletes, worried about sexually transmitting the virus to pregnant partners, chose to stay home. But a group of researchers with University of Utah and the United States Olympic Committee announced Saturday that they weren't able to find any evidence that U.S. Olympians,…
  3. Tongues And Tails Are Wagging: Mochi's Mouth Laps Up World Record

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDoi3XqG58o It's like a tongue twister every time this Saint Bernard bounds about. Mochi's supersized "licker" measures 7.3 inches "from snout to tip," said owner Carla Rickert of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. That qualifies her as having the longest tongue on a dog (current), according to Guinness World Records . Mochi, or "Mo," was rescued from a Colorado shelter for big dogs when she was 2 years old. Rickert said she was once abused and neglected but the now…
  4. Rapper Nelly Arrested For Alleged Sexual Assault

    Updated 4:15 p.m ET Nelly, the rapper behind hits "Hot In Herre" and "Ride Wit Me," was arrested Saturday morning for alleged sexual assault during a tour stop in Washington state. The Auburn Police Department said in a statement that a woman called 911 at 3:48 a.m. Saturday and said she was assaulted by Nelly, whose given name is Cornell Haynes Jr. After a police investigation, Nelly was taken into custody an hour later. The St. Louis rapper was touring with country act Florida Georgia…
  5. Swedish Journalist Kim Wall's Severed Head Found In Copenhagen Bay

    Danish divers looking for the remains of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose torso washed ashore in Copenhagen this summer, made a gruesome discovery Friday nearby in Køge Bay. "We found a leg and then another leg and shortly thereafter we found a head, which was also in a bag weighed down by several pieces of metal," Chief Police Investigator Jens Møller Jensen said at a press briefing Saturday, according to a translation by The Guardian . Møller Jensen said they also found a weighted bag c…
  6. Hurricane Nate Strengthens As Its Eye Focuses On U.S. Gulf Coast

    As Hurricane Nate churns over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico toward American shores, it is growing in strength and speed after leaving a trail of devastation in Central America. In its 7 a.m., advisory , the National Hurricane Center said the Category 1 storm was located about 245 miles south southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River and headed north northwest with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. "We are expecting Nate to continue to strengthen today (Saturday)," said Mike…
  7. You're Going To Hate 'TheMystery.doc,' And That's OK

    In the press materials for Matthew McIntosh's new 1,660-page brick of a very literary novel, TheMystery.doc , the publisher says not to be fooled by the book's length. Sure, it weighs 4 1/2 pounds, but they cheerfully insist that "it reads as quickly as a novel of a more conventional length." That is a lie. It doesn't read anything like a traditional novel — not as quickly, not as smoothly, not as satisfyingly, none of it. McIntosh's second book reads shattered. It reads fragmentary. It r…
  8. Tapping Rural America: Craft Breweries Pour New Life Into Small Towns

    Chris Hernstrom was brewing in the craft beer mecca of Bend, Ore., when an ad caught his eye: Want to live somewhere gorgeous and make beer for a small community? "It just seemed like an interesting challenge to come out to basically the exact opposite of Bend, some place where the brewing industry is still in its fledgling stages," Hernstrom says. That place, Hernstrom's new home, is the cattle ranching hub of Valentine, Neb., population 2,700, tucked into the Niobrara River valley in the…
  9. We Remember The Wrong Names After Tragedies. Who's To Blame?

    Most of us would have to look up the name of J.D. Tippit. He was the Dallas police officer shot and killed in 1963, when he tried to apprehend the man who assassinated President Kennedy. Or Tim McCarthy, the Secret Service agent who took a bullet fired at President Reagan in 1981. But Norman Mailer, one of America's great authors, wrote a massive biography of the man who shot J.D. Tippit and John F. Kennedy. Every aspect of the life of the man who shot Tim McCarthy has been followed for…
  10. How President Trump's Views On Guns Have Shifted Over The Years

    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: President Trump says he is open to having a conversation about bump stocks. That's the accessory the Las Vegas gunman used to make his semi-automatic rifles fire in rapid bursts replicating an automatic weapon. The president's views on gun control have shifted over the years. But as NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith reports, he keeps returning to one basic idea. TAMARA KEITH, BYLINE: In 1999, Donald Trump was toying with…
  11. Episode 798: Bad Credit Bureau

    In 1874, if you wanted to buy groceries on store credit, the cashier would reach under the counter and pull out a little blue book. Inside would be your name, profession and whether you paid your debts on time. It was the beginning of the Equifax business model. And it was never about the regular citizens. It was about the businesses that wanted to lend to them. Regular people are the product. Banks and businesses are the customers. And in many ways, that makes sense. Businesses do work…
  12. Secret Service Says 'No System For Keeping Track' Of Mar-A-Lago Visitors

    Mar-a-Lago, President Trump's private club and winter White House in Palm Beach, Fla., is a casual place. And so, it seems, are any official records of those who visits him there. There "is no system for keeping track of presidential visitors at Mar-a-Lago, as there is at the White House complex," Special Agent Kim Campbell said in a legal filing . She said the Secret Service conducted a lengthy search, only to find "there is no grouping, listing, or set of records that would reflect…
  13. Could Biden Make A Presidential Run In 2020?

    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: Barack Obama has done what most former presidents do. He's largely stayed out of the political spotlight. His vice president, Joe Biden, is charting a different course. Lately Biden has been making more and more high-profile appearances, and that's raising questions about his political future. NPR's Scott Detrow reports. SCOTT DETROW, BYLINE: This week Joe Biden won a big award from the Center for Strategic and International…
  14. Kenan Thompson Becomes Longest-Serving Cast Member On SNL

    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: And I'm resisting the urge to give you a primal scream. We will instead talk about comedian Kenan Thompson, who has achieved a milestone. He is now the longest-serving cast member of "Saturday Night Live" in the 43-season history of that show. NPR's Eric Deggans met Thompson backstage. ERIC DEGGANS, BYLINE: Hours before Kenan Thompson will rehearse a sketch with guest host Ryan Gosling, he gets a little touch-up on his haircut…