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4/11/2018: Siren: Paul Ryan confidants say he’s not running again

House Speaker Paul Ryan has told confidants that he will announce soon that he won’t run for reelection in November, according to sources with knowledge of the conversations.

1/31/2017: Team Hillary blames Obama more than Putin

The worst-kept secret inside Democratic circles is how bitter Hillary Clinton’s team is at President Obama over her election loss. We have heard from numerous, anguished people in Clinton-land blaming Obama — more than Putin, FBI Director James Comey or, um, Hillary herself — for the defeat.

The reason: Clintonites feel that if Obama had come out early and forcefully with evidence of Russian interference in the campaign, and perhaps quicker sanctions, she might be president today. His caution, they argue, allowed the public to have a foggy sense of clear, calculated, consistent Russian meddling in the campaign. We can’t stress enough how upset some Democrats are. It’s testing relationships between Clinton and Obama loyalists. It’s making efforts to form a new Trump opposition coalition harder.

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2/6/2018: Tronc Preparing To Sell The Los Angeles Times

Parent company Tronc Inc. is preparing to sell the Los Angeles Times. A source familiar with negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity confirms to NPR that a sale is in the works.

1/3/2017: House GOP Votes To Strip Independence From Congressional Ethics Office

House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke out against the move, according to a source in the room who said Ryan stated that “there’s a bipartisan way to better reform the office.”

7/7/2016: Bernie Sanders Expected To Endorse Hillary Clinton On Tuesday

Bernie Sanders is expected to endorse Hillary Clinton on Tuesday at an event in New Hampshire, a Democratic source with knowledge of discussions between the two campaigns tell NPR’s Tamara Keith.

6/12/2016: Orlando gunman pledged allegiance to ISIS before attack

2/11/2016: Jihad Rehab Program To Get Second Participant

A 20-year-old Eagan, Minn., man could become the second person to enter the country’s only jihadi rehab program.

Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State, and while he awaits sentencing, three sources familiar with the case tell NPR that he is likely to join a defendant named Abdullahi Yusuf in the emerging de-radicalization program in the Twin Cities.

1/18/2016: U.S. Investigating Disappearance Of Americans In Iraq

Alice Fordham (0:23): “A U.S. official has confirmed to NPR that the three missing Americans were subcontracted by a group called General Dynamics, which is contracted by the defense department here in Baghdad.”

3/3/2015: Probe of Ferguson police uncovers racist comment about Obama

A federal civil rights investigation of the Ferguson, Mo., police force has concluded that the department violated the Constitution when it policed to raise money and with a racial bias toward African-Americans, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the report.

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