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Live Coverage: Neil Gorsuch Testifies In Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing

NPR Politics team will live blog the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearings on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. The live blog will include streaming video, with posts featuring highlights, context and analysis from NPR reporters and correspondents. President Trump's pick for the Supreme Court is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. It is Day 3 of what is expected to be three days of hearings on Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination. If confirmed...

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Attacker In London Kills 4, Injures 40 Before Being Shot Dead Near Parliament

Updated at 8:20 p.m. ET In a midday attack near the U.K. Parliament building, an assailant killed three civilians and a police officer before being shot to death, British authorities say. At least 40 people were injured in the attack, which police describe as a terrorist incident. Acting Deputy Police Commissioner Mark Rowley said police believe they know, but aren't ready to release, the name of the man they believe was a single attacker. Rowley requested that journalists refrain from ...

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After Almost A Decade, An Immigration Enforcement Program Still Divides A Georgia Community

Earlier this year, President Donald Trump issued an executive order calling for sheriffs and police departments to take a larger role in immigrations enforcement. He asked them to join a voluntary Immigrations and Customs Enforcement program called 287(g) , which extends the reach of immigration agents into counties across the country. But the program is nothing new for northwest Georgia’s Whitfield County, where one-third of the population is Hispanic. After a nearly decade of participation by the county sheriff’s office, 287(g) still divides the community.

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Today on “Political Rewind,” Georgians didn't approve Governor Deal's Opportunity School District measure last November, so what education reform bills will come out of the Gold Dome this session? The AJC's "Get Schooled" writer Maureen Downey joins us to take a look at some of the key efforts.

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You soon might be able to walk into your favorite local brewery and order up a pint or grab a six pack to take home.

 

State lawmakers have approved a bill to allow craft breweries and distilleries to sell their products directly to consumers. It passed with a vote of 52-1 in the Senate Wednesday.

 

Georgia Lawmakers OK $49 Billion Budget With Teacher Raises

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Georgia teachers and other state employees would get a 2 percent salary increase while staff overseeing child welfare cases will see a 19 percent raise under a state spending plan approved Wednesday by the General Assembly.

The $49 billion budget includes about $25 billion from state sources particularly income taxes; the rest is largely provided by the federal government. The spending plan for the year starting July 1 now goes to Gov. Nathan Deal, who has broad power to veto individual line-items before signing it.

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A new form of the "campus carry" bill is advancing in the Georgia legislative session. The bill would effectively permit concealed carry of firearms on public colleges across the state. Governor Nathan Deal vetoed a similar measure in last years’ legislative session. With us to discuss the new version is Maureen Downey, education reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Also with us by phone is Matthew Boedy, Professor of English at the University of North Georgia.

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Federal data show the suicide rate among veterans has risen over the last decade. In 2007, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs approached this problem with a 24-hour call center in upstate New York.

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Bittersweet Little Rock And Roller

When Chuck Berry died last week, the music-loving world rose to acknowledge his status as, in Bob Dylan's words, the Shakespeare of rock and roll. The man was 90; people were ready. Jon Pareles, chief pop critic of The New York Times , and David Remnick, editor at The New Yorker , both immediately published lengthy obituaries. Musicians ranging from Bruce Springsteen to Questlove to Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones – Berry's famous protégé – rushed to pay tribute. Robert Christgau's 1976...

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Former Trump Campaign Head Manafort Was Paid Millions By A Putin Ally, AP Says

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1c0VXX6gcw A Russian billionaire paid former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort millions of dollars to boost the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Associated Press reports. The new allegations arise months after Manafort resigned from the campaign amid concerns over his work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine. "According to documents that we've reviewed, Paul Manafort secretly worked for a Russian oligarch who wanted him to...

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It may be considered the national pastime, but in the first three World Baseball Classics the United States was far from dominant, with Japan winning twice and the Dominican Republic winning once. The Americans went 10-10 over the course of those tourneys and had never finished better than fourth — until this year.

But facing a Puerto Rican team they'd lost to less than a week ago, the United States left no room for doubt Wednesday, cruising to an 8-0 win and the World Baseball Classic title. It was the most lopsided title game so far in the four runs of the tournament.

It's hard not to get excited about news of a potentially effective treatment for sepsis, a condition that leads to multiple organ failure and kills more people in the hospital than any other disease.

But there have been so many false promises about this condition over the years, it's also wise to treat announcements — like one published online by the journal, Chest — with caution.

One of West Africa's most charming bands is back — again. Almost a decade after the group's last album and nearly 50 years since its founding, Senegal's Orchestra Baobab is swaggering back onto international dance floors with its silk, sultry songs, layering Afro-Cuban sounds with local traditions and pop styles from across Senegal and elsewhere in West Africa.

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I don't mean to sound so obvious, but my first listen to ÌFÉ's debut album, IIII+IIII (pronounced Eji-Ogbe), was such an incredibly special moment that I wish I could repeat it over and over.

Bob Dylan is evidently not finished with his (grand, now exhaustive) inquiry into the Great American Songbook.

The 2016 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, who was hailed by the Swedish Academy for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition," is releasing a three-disc mega-dose from the pre-rock era of that tradition on March 31.

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Americana has had a banner few years, to put it mildly, and the roots of its current incarnation can be traced back to Rodney Crowell. The Texas-born songwriter has collaborated with everyone from Emmylou Harris to Waylon Jennings, all while maintaining a solo career that's netted him two Grammys and an induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

As a musician, Aimee Mann has long indulged her bleaker side, dating all the way back to her mid-'80s debut as the lead singer of 'Til Tuesday. In the quarter-century since she launched her solo career, Mann has released nine solo albums — not counting her classic film work in 1999's Magnolia — and formed a duo called The Both with Ted Leo.

Why Azul, one of the finest cello concertos so far this century, had to wait more than 10 years to appear on an album is confounding. It was written in 2006 for one of classical music's most beloved performers, Yo-Yo Ma, by one of today's most popular composers, Osvaldo Golijov. Such are the perennial mysteries of the classical music recording industry.

The great Beethoven specialist András Schiff says, "Whatever we do on the piano is a collection of illusions." If that's true, then Volker Bertelmann, the German pianist who goes by the single name Hauschka, is a master illusionist.

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Doing your taxes doesn't have to be a pain. In many countries around the world, filing taxes is so easy and painless, "tax day" isn't even a thing.

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