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As the contents of the special counsel Robert Mueller's report are digested, Congress is closely reading the report to understand what happened during 2016.

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, about the findings detailed in the special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

A redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report investigating Russian influence in the 2016 election was released Thursday. Attorney General William Barr and President Trump responded.

Washington state has moved a step closer toward making it more difficult for parents to receive exemptions from having their children receive a required immunization.

The state senate passed a bill on Wednesday night that removes the personal belief exemption from vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). However, the bill retains medical and religious exemptions, and leaves intact personal belief exemptions for all other required immunizations.

See How Much Of The Mueller Report Is Redacted

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The Mueller report is out. Members of Congress and the public now have a chance to read for themselves what special counsel Robert Mueller and his team of investigators found in their 22-month probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Can this duo blaze the first new route up Everest in 10 years?

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It won’t be the first time that Cory Richards and Esteban “Topo” Mena climb Everest. In fact, both climbers have reached the top of the world multiple times.

But this Everest climbing season, Richards and Mena are on their way to chart a new course up Everest with no oxygen, ropes or guides. If they are successful, they will establish the first new route on Everest in a decade.

Nell Freudenberger's gorgeous new novel tells the story of a middle-aged woman who receives messages sent from her college friend's cell phone — even after her friend has died.

Detecting very small earthquakes is notoriously difficult. The rumbling of the ocean, a passing car or even the wind can feel a lot like a minor quake to the sensors that blanket seismically active parts of the U.S.

That's a problem for scientists who rely on data about all the earthquakes in a region to study what triggers the biggest, most destructive ones.

NY Times baseball writer Tyler Kepner spoke to 22 hall-of-fame pitchers about what they throw, and how they get a mental edge over hitters. His new book is K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches.

Highlights From The Mueller Report, Annotated

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The Justice Department has released a redacted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

» A copy of the document is available here.

Redacted Mueller Report Released; Congress, Trump React

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READ: The Mueller Report, With Redactions

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Attorney General William Barr has released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election to Congress and the public.

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A tour bus has crashed in Portugal, killing at least 29 people and injuring dozens, authorities said.

The incident occurred Wednesday evening on the island of Madeira, a vacation destination known as the pearl of the Atlantic. The bus swerved off a winding street in the coastal town of Caniço and then tumbled down a hill. Many of the victims are German citizens, whose identities have not yet been made public.

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Now it looks like William Barr himself is coming to the podium in a suit, red tie, with his glasses. He's got a red folder that he's putting on the lectern in front. And let's listen.

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Trump Reacts To Barr Press Conference On Mueller Report

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We are awaiting the release of special - the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report sometime later this morning, and we'll be covering that throughout the day. What we do have so far is a press conference that ended just a short while ago.

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Special counsel Robert Mueller's doorstop report about Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election thumped to Earth on Thursday. It said the investigation could not establish that the Trump campaign "conspired or coordinated" with the Russian interference effort, which was described as "sweeping and systematic."

Congress Awaits Release Of Mueller's Report On Russian Interference In 2016 Election

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Recapping The Big Moments In Mueller Russia Investigation

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It has been roughly 22 months since special counsel Robert Mueller began his investigation into the 2016 election. Along the way, he's charged 34 people, including 25 Russians. More than seven have been found guilty of crimes.

The Trump administration has announced new sanctions and penalties against Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua aimed at both ending the rule of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and weakening Cuba's communist regime.

One of the measures will allow lawsuits against foreign companies operating on property in Cuba that was seized from U.S. citizens during the Cuban revolution — a reversal of more than 20 years of U.S. policy.

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