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New York AG James says Trump's company misled banks, tax officials

Attorney General Letitia James says her office uncovered evidence of financial irregularities at former President Donald Trump's business, and wants Trump and two of his adult children to testify.


Wisconsin asks National Guard personnel to become certified nursing assistants

NPR's Debbie Elliott speaks with Associate Dean Lisa Greenwood about how Madison Area Technical College plans to train members of the states National Guard to become nursing assistants.


The federal government offers free COVID-19 tests and N95 masks

Each U.S. household can order four tests from COVIDtests.gov. The administration also plans to give out 400 million N95 masks for free through pharmacies, grocery stores and community health centers.


Ron and Joyce Bond celebrate their 81st wedding anniversary

The British couple married in January of 1941. At the time, doubters said the newlyweds "wouldn't last long." Well Ron and Joyce sure proved them wrong.


Up for sale: Missouri mansion comes with a Ferris wheel and secret tunnels

The 20,000-square-foot house outside St. Louis also comes with a movie theater, bowling alley, water park, lazy river and stables. The asking price? $20 million.


A federal judge has approved Puerto Rico's exit from bankruptcy

Puerto Rico entered bankruptcy in 2016 after it stopped making payments on more than $70 billion of loans. The deal was struck with the island's creditors, and opens the path to economic recovery.


Ukrainian civilians are inspired to train for a possible war with Russia

Russia's army is vastly stronger than even the new and improved Ukrainian armed forces, because of that Ukrainian civilians are training to fight a guerrilla war if Russian troops invade.


Blinken is on a mission to defuse the crisis between Ukraine and Russia

With Russian troops massed on Ukraine's border and Washington warning Moscow may stage a false flag operation as a pretext to invade, Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Kyiv to show solidarity.


New biography, 'The Hag,' examines the life of country music icon Merle Haggard

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Haggard's biographer Marc Eliot about his book: The Hag. Haggard spent his early years going from family tragedy to odd jobs to broken marriages to petty crime to prison.


Verizon and AT&T delay 5G rollout near airports after airlines express concerns

The two telecom giants have agreed to limit the 5G rollout amid concerns that the high-speed wireless service could interfere with safety equipment on some aircraft.


 

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