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The director of Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services was charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the Flint water crisis. The chief medical officer has been charged with obstruction of justice.

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We are broadcasting from here in Moscow on a day of anti-government protests across this country.

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UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTERS: (Chanting in Russian).

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Here in the Russian capital, and what a day it's been.

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UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTERS: (Chanting in Russian).

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David Greene is on the line from Moscow. David, are people saying just the same thing there?

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The perspectives we're hearing this morning on Comey's testimony includes Senator Angus King of Maine, who's an independent caucusing with the Democrats.

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Former FBI Adviser On Comey Testimony

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Nikki Haley Visits Israel, Talks Down U.N.

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The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, is in Jerusalem. There she met Israeli leaders who are angry with the way the U.N. treats Israel, and Haley agrees. NPR's Daniel Estrin reports from Jerusalem.

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Here is some of the sound captured around Iran's Parliament building, where authorities say four gunmen attacked today.

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In Tehran, there are reports of fatalities following two attacks this morning - one on the Iranian Parliament and another on the shrine of the light - of the late Ayatollah Khomeini. ISIS is claiming responsibility for the attacks.

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At long last, Bob Dylan has something to say about his Nobel Prize for Literature. When the award was announced, the singer did not comment for weeks, and then he didn't show up for the official ceremony.

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