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When you think of wildlife photography, do you see mice brawling on a dirty London Underground platform?

That's the moment that won photographer Sam Rowley the LUMIX People's Choice Award for wildlife photography. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by London's Natural History Museum. Winners were announced on Wednesday.

The 2018 Netflix romantic comedy To All The Boys I've Loved Before, based on Jenny Han's YA novel, was a big enough success that they quickly announced plans to adapt the other two novels in the trilogy: P.S. I Still Love You and Always And Forever, Lara Jean.

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For the first time in nearly three decades, a standard poodle has earned the right to adorn her leash with Westminster laurels. Siba, with her elegant sable locks, walked away with Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday night.

To manage the feat, Siba, owned and bred by Connie S. Unger, had to outlast some 2,500 competitors representing 204 breeds across three days.

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders pulled off a narrow victory in New Hampshire on Tuesday night, providing a jolt of energy to his front-of-the-pack status by holding off Pete Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend, Ind.

New Hampshire Primary Results Are Coming In

Feb 11, 2020

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Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet has ended his bid for the White House after failing to catch fire in a crowded Democratic field.

Bennet got a late start in the race, not joining the already-ballooning field until May 2019. His plans to seek the Democratic nomination were delayed after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in April. However, following a successful surgery he was declared cancer-free and he continued with his plans to join the presidential fray.

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Andrew Yang, a tech entrepreneur who built his campaign around a signature policy proposal — universal basic income — has ended his bid for the presidency.

"We have touched and improved millions of lives and moved this country we love so much in the right direction. And while there is great work left to be done, you know, I am the math guy, and it is clear tonight from the numbers that we are not going to win this race," he told supporters on Tuesday night.

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In New Hampshire, polls are starting to close in the first primary election of 2020. And to get an early look on how the race is shaking out, we're joined by NPR senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Welcome back.

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Localities in Virginia are closer to having the power to remove some 220 Confederate statues and monuments in public spaces.

Democrats, who took control of the House and Senate in November, passed two similar bills on near party-line votes on Tuesday. The bills generally allow cities to "remove, relocate, contextualize, cover or alter" monuments in public spaces.

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A case that caused consternation and controversy in Chicago last year is entering a fresh chapter. On Tuesday afternoon, Jussie Smollett, a now-former actor on the show Empire, was again indicted by a grand jury in Cook County, Ill., for filing false police reports that he had been the victim of a hate crime near his home in January 2019.

Two historic bonsai trees have been stolen, and the Pacific Bonsai Museum in Federal Way, Wash., is putting out a call to get them back.

"These are priceless treasures that belong to our community. And their stories deserve to be preserved and shared broadly," museum Executive Director Kathy McCabe tells NPR. "So please bring them back."

Around 7 a.m. on Sunday morning, two thieves forced their way into the public display of the museum and made off with two roughly 50-pound bonsai: a Japanese black pine and a silverberry.

The price the U.S. has paid trying to build up infrastructure and a working system of governance in Afghanistan, while at the same time waging Washington's longest war there, has typically been measured in dollars.

The more than $137 billion the U.S. has spent implementing that 18-year nation-building effort in Afghanistan well exceeds, in today's dollars, what the U.S. spent on the Marshall Plan to help rebuild 16 Western European nations after World War II.

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The monuments and museums of Washington, D.C., are adorned with engraved stone lettering. Some of the most prominent engraving has been done by members of one family for generations. Mikaela Lefrak of member station WAMU spoke to master stone carver Nick Benson as he worked.

MIKAELA LEFRAK, BYLINE: Inside the National Gallery of Art, Nick Benson updates a list of the gallery's trustees by carving names into the limestone wall.

So what are you working on?

Editor's note: This report includes descriptions of sexual assault.

Harvey Weinstein's defense team didn't take much time.

After prosecutors laid out a broad case for the former megaproducer's guilt, calling six women who accused him of rape or sexual assault in testimony lasting some two weeks, Weinstein's attorneys took only about three days to say their piece.

During the first few minutes of Who Killed Malcolm X? an assortment of people pose a number of theories on the question.

  • The FBI was behind the infamous assassination of the controversial black Muslim leader and political activist.

  • The white power structure in America conspired to gun him down.

  • It was an inside job carried out by his former brothers in the Nation of Islam.

The issue of guns — whether to protect the right to have them or protect people from them — remains a divisive one in the United States.

A Pew Research poll from 2019 finds that 60% of Americans say they want stricter gun laws. But that number drops to 31% among Republicans. Among Democrats, it rises to 86%.

Brazil is running ads in the United States showcasing its environmental record to attract tourists and businesses to the country.

Fires in the rainforest and oil spills on the northeast coast, along with the combative reputation of the country’s President Jair Bolsonaro, might make Brazil a tough sell.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks to NPR’s Philip Reeves (@preeves106) about the efforts to boost tourism in Brazil.

Judge Approves T-Mobile, Sprint Merger

Feb 11, 2020

On Tuesday, a federal judge approved a $26 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with Roben Farzad (@robenfarzad), host of “Full Disclosure,” about the merger.

The coronavirus disease now has a new name: COVID-19.

In a press conference Tuesday in Geneva, the director-general of the World Health Organization announced the formal name for the disease, saying it avoids any reference “to a geographical location, an animal, an individual or group of people and which is also pronounceable and related to the disease”.

Two New England businesses that have been impacted by President Trump’s tariffs have very different opinions on trade policy.

Alliant Metals in Hampstead, New Hampshire, relies on imported stainless steel. The company cuts it on the factory floor with water jets and band saws, President Chris Buchanan says.

Buchanan’s wife, Raelene Riley, handles marketing and communications at Alliant. The couple supports the president and his trade policies — even though they say Trump’s 2018 tariffs on imported steel have hurt them.

President Trump’s impeachment trial is over, but federal, state and congressional authorities are still pursuing more than two dozen investigations into his aspects of his businesses, campaign, inauguration and presidency.