New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Announces 2020 Presidential Run

Updated at 6:57 p.m. ET New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says she is running for president, joining a growing number of Democrats who are seeking to challenge President Trump in 2020. Gillbrand announced her decision on CBS's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert , saying she is filing her exploratory committee for the White House on Tuesday evening. ~~~~~https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fcolbertlateshow%2Fstatus%2F1085314375878172674~~~~~~ "I'm going to run for president of the United States, because...

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U.K. Parliament Rejects Theresa May's Brexit Deal In Pivotal Vote

Updated at 5:24 p.m. ET With the U.K. fast approaching the March 29 deadline for when it will leave the European Union, the prospects for an orderly, on-time Brexit — or even any Brexit at all — have dimmed considerably. On Tuesday evening, British lawmakers rejected the deal Prime Minister Theresa May had reached with the EU, opening a Pandora's box of possible outcomes to be considered in the weeks to come. And the result of the critical vote wasn't even particularly close. Just 202 members...

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Two police officers in Vermont are accused of drinking beer that they confiscated from minors.

One of the last remaining Navajo Code Talkers, who relayed messages that were never decoded by enemies in World War II, has died at age 94.

Alfred Newman died Sunday afternoon at a New Mexico nursing home, one of his sons, Kevin Newman, tells NPR.

He says his father was a quiet yet courageous man. "My dad told me that the U.S. was in trouble and when they were calling for him, he needed to answer that call with the armed forces," he says.

Updated at 6:57 p.m. ET

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says she is running for president, joining a growing number of Democrats who are seeking to challenge President Trump in 2020.

Gillbrand announced her decision on CBS's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, saying she is filing her exploratory committee for the White House on Tuesday evening.

~~~~~https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fcolbertlateshow%2Fstatus%2F1085314375878172674~~~~~~

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At 10:52 Tuesday morning, a large portion of the old Tappan Zee Bridge became history in seconds. The bridge, an iconic lower Hudson Valley crossing that opened in 1955 connecting Westchester and Rockland Counties, was replaced by the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.

Bill McKibben at Plattsburgh United Methodist Church
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Author and activist Bill McKibben was in Plattsburgh Monday evening to talk to residents about the status of the environment and the growing urgency to reverse climate change.

To really understand the plastic problem in countries like the Philippines, you have to understand how consumer goods there are packaged.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Jennifer Daskal, an associate law professor at American University and a former Justice Department employee, about William Barr's confirmation hearing.

Twenty-three-year-old jazz pianist James Francies has his musical fingerprints all over the place. From leading his own group at 2019'sWinter Jazzfest in New York City to playing shows in Tokyo with guitar legend Pat Metheny, the current pace of Francies's life is constantly in motion.

"It just feels like you're on a plane," Francies says. "Four thousand feet, traveling six hundred miles an hour."

Last fall, Blue Note Records released Flight, Francies's debut album.

Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says his crackdown on gas thieves in the country is working, even though long lines at the pump in several states persist, distribution bottlenecks continue and new acts of fuel theft are reported.

As he has done every day since the gas crisis, now well into its second week, López Obrador insists gas sales and distribution will stabilize soon.

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