After 146 Years, Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus To Shut Down Plus 4 More Stories

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After 146 Years, Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus To Shut Down

After struggling to remain relevant amid public concern for animal welfare, combined with high operation costs, "The Greatest Show On Earth" will come to an end in May, the company announced Saturday.

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Iraqi Troops Edge Deeper Into Mosul — With Caution

After four months of fighting, Iraqi forces have reached the Tigris River that divides Mosul. But it's been slow going and there's plenty of fighting ahead in the densely packed city in northern Iraq.

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Democrats Hope Sunday Obamacare Rallies Can Help Them Regain Momentum

Congressional Democrats are organizing what they call a "Day of Action," with events scheduled from California to Illinois to Maine. Sen. Bernie Sanders is among the key organizers.

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Trump Team: Top Adviser Talked With Russian Ambassador Before U.S. Hacking Response

Critics have long raised concerns about Gen. Michael Flynn's relationship with Moscow. The nominee for national security adviser was in regular contact in December with Russia's ambassador to the U.S.

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NPR News Nuggets: Eggtravaganza, A Job For Obama & Found Money

Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.

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