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A Pennsylvania jury convicted former Penn State president Graham Spanier on one count of child endangerment, Friday, for his role in the Jerry Sandusky abuse scandal. The jury also acquitted Spanier of conspiracy and another child endangerment charge. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Ex-Penn State President Found Guilty Of Child Endangerment In Sandusky Scandal

A jury convicted Graham Spanier for his handling of sexual abuse allegations against disgraced assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Sandusky is serving 30 to 60 years in prison after being found guilty of 45 counts of sexual abuse.

Devin Nunes, R-Calif., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, speaks to the media about the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Friday. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Paul Manafort To Testify On Russia As House Intel Committee Drama Continues

It's unclear when Trump's former campaign chair will speak. Meanwhile, the next open hearing is either postponed for logistics or canceled over Democratic objections — depending on whom you believe.

Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, center, of Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center in Northern Virginia, speaks alongside other leaders of the Muslim community during a December 2015 press conference in Washington, D.C., about growing "Islamophobia" in the United States. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Religion

Push To Name Muslim Brotherhood A Terrorist Group Worries U.S. Offshoots

Some Islamic institutions in the U.S. were founded by brotherhood members or sympathizers. Community leaders say ties with the Islamist movement were cut long ago; conservatives suspect otherwise.

Push To Name Muslim Brotherhood A Terrorist Group Worries U.S. Offshoots

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Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, pleaded guilty Friday to two charges related to last year's armed confrontation at the Comet Ping Pong restaurant in Washington, D.C. Welch says he was "self-investigating" false Internet rumors of a pedophile ring at the pizzeria. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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'Pizzagate' Gunman Pleads Guilty To Charges

Edgar Maddison Welch accepted a plea deal over his armed confrontation at the Comet Ping Pong restaurant in Washington, D.C., last year. The North Carolina man says he was motivated by online rumors.

Last Friday night, the Berlin bookstore Shakespeare and Sons hosted a Sabbath dinner as part of the pre-kickoff activities for Nosh Berlin, the German capital's first Jewish food festival. Guests at the bookstore included many non-Jewish Germans who purchased tickets. Veronica Zaragovia for NPR hide caption

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The Salt

Berlin Celebrates Its Jewish Revival By Having A 'Nosh'

The German capital is experiencing growing Jewish immigration, despite a rise in anti-Semitism. Organizers of the city's first Jewish food festival are hoping it can help foster unity and pride.

Dr. Paul Turek, a urologist with clinics in San Francisco and Beverly Hills, says one group of friends who got vasectomies together, during the NCAA spring basketball tournament, seemed to recover more quickly than usual, and require fewer pain pills. April Dembosky/KQED hide caption

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Shots - Health News

March Madness Vasectomies Encourage Guys To Take One For The Team

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Some urologists use March Madness as an opportunity to market vasectomy services, offering men the excuse to sit on the sofa for three days to watch college basketball while they recover.

Stone Brewing's Full Circle Pale Ale — not seen in this photo — was made with water from an advanced filtration system that recycles and purifies San Diego's wastewater. This image was taken at the Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens. Mark Boster/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Beer Brewers Test A Taboo: Recyled Water

When a brewery made a beer made from recycled water, at least one headline asked, "Would You Drink It?" After trying it, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer declared the Full Circle Pale Ale "fantastic."

With Parliament Square reopened after Wednesday's attack, people walk past the Houses of Parliament, with the Union Jack flag flying at half-staff in London. Jack Taylor/Getty Images hide caption

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London Attack: One More Victim Dies, 9 People Released From Custody

The death toll in Wednesday's terrorist attack near the U.K. Parliament has risen, after a 75-year-old man died of his injuries. Police arrested 11 people in connection to the case, but have released eight of them with no action, and released one on bail.

Gov. Gary Herbert resisted recent calls to veto a bill giving Utah the strictest DUI threshold in the country, lowering the blood alcohol limit to .05 percent, down from .08 percent. Last week, demonstrators on both sides of the issue visited the Utah State Capitol. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Utah Cuts DUI Alcohol Limit To Lowest Level In U.S.; Law Also Affects Gun Owners

Utah's new DUI law will also lower the alcohol limit for people carrying guns. The strict law has been controversial in Utah, with hundreds of calls to the governor's office.

United States midfielder Carli Lloyd (center) moves the ball upfield against England during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup match on March 4 in Harrison, N.J. England won the match, 1-0. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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U.S. Women Bumped From Top Spot In FIFA World Rankings

The U.S. is now No. 2, behind Germany and ahead of France, England and Canada. The American squad has been ranked in the top two spots since FIFA created the world rankings for women back in 2003.

North Dakota's governor signed legislation on Thursday allowing people to carry concealed handguns without a permit. Above, a gun shop in Burlington, near Minot, N.D. Mike Kemp/Corbis/Getty Images hide caption

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In North Dakota, No Need For A Permit To Carry A Concealed Handgun

The new measure makes North Dakota the latest of about a dozen states to adopt what gun rights proponents often call "constitutional carry," according to the National Rifle Association.

Carrie Lam, a candidate for Hong Kong's chief executive, greets supporters on Thursday. She is considered Beijing's preferred candidate and is widely expected to win Sunday's vote. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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Parallels - World News

In Race For New Leader, Many In Hong Kong See 'Selection,' Not Election

Elections for the chief executive of Hong Kong, the city leader, are scheduled for March 26. But only a small group of people will be able to vote directly.

In Race For New Leader, Many In Hong Kong See 'Selection,' Not Election

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Ariana Huffington speaks on stage during a conference in 2016 in New York City. She's taking a bigger role at Uber. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Arianna Huffington: 'There Can Be No Room At Uber For Brilliant Jerks'

While Uber wades through crisis after crisis, the sole woman on its board, Arianna Huffington, is emerging as chief of culture change.

Can Arianna Huffington Save Uber?

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After a prosecutor issued an order for Hosni Mubarak's release earlier this month, a group of people gathered in front of the Al Maadi Hospital in Cairo to celebrate. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Mubarak Walks Free, In What Could Be The Final Twist For Egypt's Former Dictator

Hosni Mubarak, 88 and ailing, was acquitted by Egypt's top appeals court of charges that he ordered police to kill anti-government protesters in 2011.

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A 'Tough' Metzmama: Lasting Memories Of One Armenian Grandmother

In Armenian, the word for grandmother is metzmama. After fleeing the Armenian Genocide, Isabel Kouyoumjian was a metzmama, but for her granddaughter Joanne Nucho, she was much more than that.

A 'Tough' Metzmama: Lasting Memories Of One Armenian Grandmother

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Kendrick Lamar performs in Brooklyn in December 2016. On Thursday night, Lamar released a new song, "The Heart Part 4," that seems to preview a new album by Lamar, to be released on April 7. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for American Express hide caption

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All Songs Considered

Kendrick Lamar Fires A Warning Shot With New Song 'The Heart Part 4'

The new song from the acclaimed rapper, which takes aim at phony rappers and President Trump alike, climaxes with the revelation of his next album's April 7 release date.

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All Songs Considered

How Lenny Kaye, The Godfather Of Garage Rock, Illuminated 'The Psalms'

Lenny Kaye is an elemental force in music and a spiritually attuned diviner of sounds. On this episode, he walks us through his process and his inspirations.

How Lenny Kaye, The Godfather Of Garage Rock, Illuminated 'The Psalms'

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Keyboard player and singer Mike Hicks tours with Keb' Mo', but when he's home in Nashville, he's a key figure in the city's R&B and soul scene. Padrion Scott/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Record

Just Off Music Row, Nashville's R&B Scene Thrives

Artists like Mike Hicks, Emoni Wilkins and Jason Eskridge are finding ways to straddle the city's music communities, making themselves indispensable to the industry as they band together outside it.

Just Off Music Row, Nashville's R&B Scene Thrives

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