Morning Edition : NPR 30 March 2018

Israeli Troops, Palestinian Protesters Clash; At Least 7 Dead

Protests along the border of the Gaza strip turned violent Friday; Palestinian officials say at least seven Palestinians have been killed. Host Noel King talks to NPR's Daniel Estrin in Jerusalem.

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Poisoning Of Russian Ex-Spy Sets Off Diplomatic Expulsions

Russia has responded to the U.S., vowing to expel 60 Americans and shuttering the U.S Consulate in St. Petersburg. Noel King gets some perspective from ex-U.S. ambassador to Russia Alexander Vershbow.

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Trump Pick For VA Secretary May Get Additional Scrutiny

Noel King talks to Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal about President Trump's decision to fire VA Secretary David Shulkin, and the confirmation process of the president's pick to replace him.

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Should Facebook Users Trust CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Apologetic Tone?

David Greene talks to Chris Hughes, who helped found Facebook, about how data mining is used in the worlds of politics and technology. Zuckerberg has apologized for not doing more to shield user data.

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Court Rules Iowa Man May Say His Hometown Stinks

Josh Harms was sick of the smell of "rancid dog food" coming from a processing plant. His website urged people not to move to Sibley. The town wanted the site taken down. A court sided with Harms.

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The Popping Sound Cracking Knuckles Make Continues To Intrigue

A graduate student in France is the latest to investigate why cracking knuckles make that noise. His answer involved a series of math equations.

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Methodist Resort In Michigan Says Only Christians Can Buy Property There

There's a housing association on Lake Michigan where only practicing Christians can own property. They say they are a religious organization and are exempt from anti-discrimination laws.

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2020 Census Will Ask About Same-Sex Relationships

Unlike past census forms, it will include a new write-in area for the distinction between opposite-sex and same-sex couples in the response categories for the relationship question.

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Hundreds Turn Out For Stephon Clark's Funeral In Sacramento

Stephon Clark was the 22-year-old unarmed black man who was killed earlier this month by Sacramento police. David Greene talks to Pastor Les Simmons, who was at the funeral.

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Accountant Gets His Big Break As Blackhawks Emergency Goalie

A series of injuries caused the Chicago Blackhawks to call on an unexpected emergency goalie, 36-year-old Chicago accountant Scott Foster.

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Do Large-Scale Diplomatic Expulsions Accomplish Anything?

Noel King talks to ex-FBI special agent Asha Rangappa, a senior lecturer at Yale's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, about the expulsions of Russian officials from the U.S. and other countries.

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Russia Retaliates Against U.S. Action And Expels U.S. Officials

Tensions between Russia and the West are ratcheting up as the Russian Foreign Ministry announced the expulsion of 60 U.S. officials and the closure of the U.S. Consulate in St. Petersburg.

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The Mining Act Of 1872 Digs Up A Lot Of Issues

President Trump has opened land to mining in California and Utah. But what does that mean? Planet Money explores the rules for mining on public land, which have been around since the 1870s.

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Passport Services Will Be Missed When Russian Consulate In Seattle Closes

The consulate closes Friday under orders from the White House. In addition, 60 Russian officials are being expelled from the U.S. because of the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter.

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Morning News Brief

Over 20 countries have kicked out Russian diplomats and Russia has responded. Where do things go from here? And, a funeral was held for Stephon Clark, who was shot and killed by 2 police officers.

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