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U.S. Will Leave 400 Troops In Syria

Updated at 4:34 p.m. ET The Trump administration is changing the number of American troops that will remain in Syria. Approximately 400 troops will stay there, a senior administration official has told NPR. That's double the number announced Thursday night by White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. In Thursday's one-sentence statement, Sanders said: "A small peacekeeping group of about 200 will remain in Syria for a period of time." But the senior administration official said Friday the...

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Five hospital patients who died after getting potentially fatal doses of pain medication may have been given those drugs when there still was a chance to improve their conditions with treatment, an Ohio health system said Friday as its investigation continued.

The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System said it is notifying families of those five people, who were among dozens of patients that received excessive doses ordered by one of its doctors.

President Trump is nominating Kelly Knight Craft as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. If confirmed by the Senate, Craft, currently U.S. ambassador to Canada, will succeed Nikki Haley, who announced her departure last fall.

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Grizfolk to perform Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night at The Newport with Andrew McMahon and Flor.

They have a new CD coming out this year and you'll get to hear all about it!

Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket and Tyler Ramsey of Band Of Horses will perform Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night presented by WCBE at the Rumba Cafe!

Seated in a Riverside County, Calif., courtroom on Friday, David Turpin, 57, and Louise Turpin, 50, pleaded guilty to 14 counts related to crimes against 12 of their children, in a case that captured worldwide attention for its levels of depravity.

Each parent pleaded guilty to one count of torture, four counts of false imprisonment, six counts of cruelty to an adult dependent and three counts of willful child cruelty, according to Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin.

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Microsoft workers are calling on the giant tech company to cancel its nearly $480 million U.S. Army contract, saying the deal has "crossed the line" into weapons development by Microsoft for the first time. They say the use of the company's HoloLens augmented reality technology under the contract "is designed to help people kill."

A Republican lawmaker said he plans to invite two women who have accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault to share their stories before a General Assembly panel.

Del. Rob Bell made the announcement from the floor of the House of Delegates Friday. The hearing will take place in the House Courts of Justice Committee, which Bell chairs. A date was not set.

Fairfax, a Democrat and only the second African-American to be elected to the lieutenant governor post, has vehemently denied the allegations brought forth by Meredith Watson and Vanessa Tyson.


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WCBE Presents Carl Broemel & Tyler Ramsey Live From Studio A Mon. Feb. 25, 2019 @ 2:30PM!

Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket and Tyler Ramsey of Band Of Horses will perform Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night presented by WCBE at the Rumba Cafe ! Broemel's latest solo release Wished Out came out in September and Ramsey will be releasing his new CD For The Morning on April 5th! They're doing a duo tour of intimate shows that will see the two guitarists on stage accompanying each other on a mix of both their own material as well as some covers. Tune in for live...

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The Power Of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Anger

When Martin Luther King, Jr. was in high school, he won an oratorical contest sponsored by the Negro Elks. He and a beloved teacher were returning home in triumph, riding on a bus, when some white passengers got on. The white bus driver ordered King and his teacher to give up their seats, and cursed them. King wanted to stay seated, but his teacher urged him to obey the law. They had to stand in the aisle for the 90 miles back to Atlanta, Ga. "That night will never leave my memory," King told...

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Science, Technology & Environment

Israel Launches Spacecraft To The Moon

Updated at 11 p.m. ET An Israeli spacecraft blasted off this evening, aiming to land on the moon. And if the mission is successful, it would make Israel the fourth country to land a spacecraft on the lunar surface – after the U.S., the former Soviet Union and China. It would also be the first privately initiated project to do so, although it was assisted by government partners, as Nature notes . "The feat seems set to kick off a new era of lunar exploration – one in which national space...

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