7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes In Aegean Sea, 4 Dead In Turkey

A strong earthquake shook parts of Turkey and Greece on Friday, after striking north of the Greek island of Samos.

The earthquake's worst effects are being reported in nearby Turkey, where officials say four people are dead and at least 12 buildings destroyed or damaged in the city of Izmir.

(Image credit: USGS / Screenshot by NPR)

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 11:46am

'Nasrin' Documentary Spotlights Life And Work Of Jailed Iranian Human Rights Lawyer

A new film focuses on Nasrin Sotoudeh, a leading human rights lawyer whose health is declining in prison. "She is the closest thing that Iran has to Nelson Mandela," says analyst Karim Sadjadpour.

(Image credit: Floating World Pictures)

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 11:57am

Connecticut Won't Retry Kennedy Cousin In Martha Moxley Murder Case

A Connecticut prosecutor says the Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, shown here, will not face a second trial in the 1975 murder of teenager Martha Moxley in Greenwich.

Michael Skakel was previously accused of bludgeoning to death his 15-year-old neighbor. The prosecutor's office said many of the potential prosecution witnesses for the 1975 murder case have died

(Image credit: Seth Wenig/AP)

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 12:40pm

'You're a crook': barbs-strewn Georgia election debate goes viral – video

Republican senator David Perdue has pulled out of the final debate with his Democratic challenger, Jon Ossoff, after the pair exchanged personal attacks during a televised debate on Wednesday.

In the debate moderated by WTOC-TV, Ossoff called the incumbent 'a crook', while Perdue accused his rival of profiting off 'communist China'. The exchange later went viral after Ossoff shared the clip on social media

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 8:01am

Why the US military would welcome a decisive 2020 election win

Military chiefs keen to stay out of the way – a decisive result lowers risk of prolonged crisis and the protests it could generate

Federal laws and longstanding custom generally leave the US military out of the election process.

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Friday, October 30, 2020 - 8:54am