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President Donald Trump, listens to FBI Director Christopher Wray speak, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions (right) at the FBI National Academy graduation ceremony on Friday, in Quantico, Va. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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On His Way to Speak At FBI, Trump Slams The Bureau And Opens Door To Pardoning Flynn

Before speaking at the FBI National Academy on Friday, Trump said it's "a shame what's happened" at the agency. He also called the Russia probe a "Democrat hoax" and claimed there was "no collusion."

Members of the United States Army Special Forces, also known as the Green Berets, look through night vision goggles during a night training of Afghanistan Special Forces on Sept. 10, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Army Green Berets Accused From Within Of Lowering Standards

The Green Beret community is in a bitter internal debate over whether standards have been lowered for the U.S. Army elite force.

U.S. Army Green Berets Accused From Within Of Lowering Standards

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Kentucky state Rep. Dan Johnson committed suicide on Wednesday following a report alleging that he sexually assaulted a girl in January 2013. He is pictured here at his Louisville church on Tuesday. Behind him is his wife, Rebecca, who says she plans to run for his seat. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Wife Of Kentucky Lawmaker Who Killed Himself Plans To Run For His Seat

State Rep. Dan Johnson's death came days after a news outlet published allegations he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl. His widow decried "high-tech lynchings based on lies and half-truths."

The active part of the landfill in Toa Baja is currently a hot, rancid, open dump. Federal regulations require trash piles to be covered daily with earth. But the site's supervisor says that's currently impossible. José Jiménez-Tirado for NPR hide caption

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After Maria, Puerto Rico Struggles Under The Weight Of Its Own Garbage

Even before Maria hit, most of the island's landfills were filled beyond capacity and nearly half had EPA closure orders. The storm generated millions of cubic yards of waste and debris.

After Maria, Puerto Rico Struggles Under The Weight Of Its Own Garbage

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The death of Penn State student Timothy Piazza in February has sparked investigations into the hazing culture at the university. Chris Koleno/Flickr Creative Commons hide caption

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Grand Jury Report On Penn State Hazing Finds 'Indignities And Depravities'

The report was triggered by one deadly incident, but members of the grand jury said they felt obligated to report the broader issues they uncovered — including rampant, dangerous misconduct.

At the Casa Histórica de la Música Cayeyana — a non-profit house of music in Cayey — people come together on the weekends to sing, dance, and recite poetry. Ryan Caron King/WNPR hide caption

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'Necesitamos La Música': Puerto Ricans Recovering From Maria Embrace The Arts

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Many Puerto Ricans are still without electricity and basic services three months after Hurricane Maria. Some are prioritizing song, dance and celebration to feel more at home again.

The Justice Department has charged Zoobia Shahnaz, 27, with bank fraud and money laundering. She allegedly converted money from credit cards into cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin and transferred it abroad in support of ISIS. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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Long Island Woman Charged With Using Bitcoin To Launder Money To Support ISIS

Zoobia Shahnaz, 27, allegedly used credit cards to buy more than $60,000 in cryptocurrency that she later transferred abroad. The Justice Department says she intended to join ISIS in Syria.

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Catholic Church Singled Out In Australian Sex Abuse Report

A royal commission recommends that the Australian Catholic Church ask the Vatican to lift its celibacy requirement for clergy and require that evidence of abuse revealed in confession be reported.

People are seen walking pass the "You Are Beautiful" sign, an art installation, in the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. Nearly half of the people in this African American neighborhood live below the poverty line and many seniors have no idea there are public services that might help them. Kristen Norman/NPR hide caption

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Sometimes It Takes A 'Village' To Help Seniors Stay In Their Homes

Hundreds of "villages" have been created across the country as a "grass-roots movement on the part of older people who did not want to be patronized, isolated, [or] infantilized."

Sometimes It Takes A 'Village' To Help Seniors Stay In Their Homes

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On Christmas Eve, A Stolen Bicycle And A Lesson In Giving

William Weaver planned to confront the boy who stole his younger brother's bicycle on Christmas Eve. Instead, his parents showed him the power of kindness and what it means to help those in need.

On Christmas Eve, A Stolen Bicycle And A Lesson In Giving

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James Dinklage, a cattle rancher from Nebraska, is one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed Thursday. The suit accuses the USDA of "arbitrary and capricious" behavior in rolling back two Obama-era rules designed to protect small farmers who say they are being exploited by the meatpacking companies they supply. Courtesy Dinklage Family/Organization for Competitive Markets hide caption

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The USDA Rolled Back Protections For Small Farmers. Now The Farmers Are Suing

At issue is the Trump administration's withdrawal of two Obama-era rules designed to protect small farmers who say they are being exploited by the meatpacking companies they supply.

Firefighters in Santa Barbara County, Calif., on Wednesday. Thursday, a firefighter whose name has not been released was killed while battling the massive Thomas Fire which straddles Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County via AP hide caption

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Firefighter Dies in California Wildfire, Now The 4th Largest In The State's History

The Thomas Fire has claimed more than 242,000 acres and over 700 homes. Officials say it won't be contained until January.