All Things Considered : NPR

All Things Considered : NPR

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Every weekday, All Things Considered hosts Ailsa Chang, Audie Cornish, Mary Louise Kelly and Ari Shapiro present the program's trademark mix of news, interviews, commentaries, reviews, and offbeat features. Michel Martin hosts on the weekends.

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Episodes

Marijuana Pepsi Fends Off The Jokes To Earn Her PhD

Jun 21, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Marijuana Pepsi Vandyck about her recent PhD completion despite the hardships she's faced because of her birth name.

'Toy Story 4' Reaches For An Even More Resonant Sense Of Closure Than Last Film

Jun 21, 2019

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Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the gang are back for a new adventure involving Bonnie's newest toy, Forky, a spork, in Pixar's Toy Story 4.

Offensive Social Media Posts By Police Lead To Internal Investigations In Several Cities

Jun 21, 2019

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A scandal over racist and violent social media posts by police officers has led to investigations in several cities. What's the damage to public trust, and how much free speech should cops have?

ICE Plans To Arrest And Deport Thousands Of Migrant Families

Jun 21, 2019

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NPR speaks with acting ICE Director Mark Morgan before planned ICE raids. President Trump has said mass deportations will begin next week, though likely far smaller than the "millions" he promised.

Missouri Refuses To Renew The License Of Its Only Abortion Clinic

Jun 21, 2019

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Missouri said Friday it won't renew a license for the last clinic providing abortions in the state. But a judge ruled the clinic can keep providing abortions while the dispute continues.

McConnell's Faces Internal Pressure On Blockade Of Election Security Legislation

Jun 21, 2019

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's opposition to election security legislation faces new pressures in the Senate.

How The International Community Is Reacting To Rising U.S.-Iran Tensions

Jun 21, 2019

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As tensions rise between Iran and the United States, members of the international community, including Iraq, Israel and Germany, are reacting to the situation.

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff Discusses Aborted Strike On Iran

Jun 21, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, about the aborted strike on Iran Thursday night.

What Diplomats Are Doing To Ease Tension Between The U.S. And Iran

Jun 21, 2019

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As tensions remain high between the United States and Iran, what diplomatic steps are being taken and what are possible options?

Oregon Police Working To Retrieve State GOP Lawmakers Avoiding Vote On Climate Change

Jun 21, 2019

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Senate Republicans in Oregon are refusing to come to the capitol, denying the legislature the quorum needed to vote on a cap-and-trade bill. The governor has sent the state police to retrieve them.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Conviction Of Man On Death Row In Mississippi

Jun 21, 2019

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The Supreme Court struck down the conviction of a Mississippi man, who has been on death row for 22 years, citing overt bias in jury selection. The court also decided a key eminent domain case Friday.

Former CIA Director David Petraeus Discusses Decision To Recall Strike Against Iran

Jun 21, 2019

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with and former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus about President Trump's decision to recall the strike against Iran's missile base at the last minute.

Randy Newman, The Musical Voice Of 'Toy Story'

Jun 21, 2019

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Randy Newman wrote the songs and scores for all of Pixar's Toy Story movies. As the fourth film opens on June 20, Newman reflects on his time with Woody, Buzz and friends.

Week In Politics: Trump's Position On Iran And 2020 Democratic Candidates

Jun 21, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with David Brooks of The New York Times and Susan Glasser of The New Yorker about the president's position on Iran and how the 2020 campaign season is heating up for Democrats.

Is Technology Turning Us Into Horned Monsters? Not Exactly

Jun 21, 2019

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Are young people really growing horns from using their smart phones? The short answer is no, but for a while media coverage seemed to suggest otherwise.

What The U.S. Military Knows About The Attacks On Oil Tankers In The Gulf Of Oman

Jun 14, 2019

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Before the two tankers were attacked Thursday there were four other ships attacked in the last month around the Persian Gulf. The U.S. Navy watches the sea lanes there closely.

Trump Administration Seeks To Phase Out Main Program For Palestinian Refugees

Jun 14, 2019

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The Trump administration is seeking to phase out the main program for Palestinian refugees. But other countries are seeking to make up the money the U.S. has pulled with a conference.

Mexico Calls Out Carolina Herrera For Appropriating Indigenous Groups' Patterns

Jun 14, 2019

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Mexico's Minister of Culture called out fashion brand Carolina Herrera for appropriating embroidery techniques and patterns specific to Mexican indigenous communities.

Archivists Say Voice Discovered In Mexico's National Library May Be Frida Kahlo's

Jun 14, 2019

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A recording of what is thought to be the voice of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo has was made public this week. Archivists who are digitizing and preserving a collection discovered it.

Speeches From High School Seniors As They Say Goodbye To Classmates

Jun 14, 2019

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It's the time of year when high schools are saying goodbye to its seniors. And with graduation ceremonies come commencement speeches by top students.

'Columbia Journalism Review' Hires Its Own Public Editors For 4 Major Outlets

Jun 14, 2019

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With few public editors left in the media landscape, the Columbia Journalism Review is hiring its own to monitor four major outlets. Editor in Chief Kyle Pope speaks with NPR's Audie Cornish about it.

What's Behind The Killings Of Several Black Trans Women In Dallas?

Jun 14, 2019

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Carmarion D. Anderson, executive director of the Dallas-based non-profit group Black Transwomen Inc., about a string of violent attacks against trans women in Dallas.

Former Deputy Secretary Of State Discusses Rising Tensions Between The U.S. And Iran

Jun 14, 2019

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With tensions rising between the U.S. and Iran, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns talks with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly about the diplomatic path forward for the countries.

Catholics And Southern Baptists Consider How To Respond To Sex Abuse In The Church

Jun 14, 2019

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Catholics and Southern Baptists have both faced clergy sex abuse allegations. Leaders of both denominations met this week to discuss their problems.

WHO Says Ebola Outbreak Is Not An International Threat

Jun 14, 2019

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The World Health Organization met Friday to discuss developments in the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The meeting was prompted by three cases that appeared in Uganda this week.

How Possible Corruption Charges Could Threaten Benjamin Netanyahu's Tenure

Jun 14, 2019

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been in power for a decade but after setbacks and facing a possible indictment, some in his own party are asking how long he should stay around.

Syrian Refugees In Lebanon Told Their Homes Must Be Demolished

Jun 14, 2019

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As Lebanese politicians scapegoat Syrian refugees, the government is ordering some of them to destroy their own makeshift homes.

Attorneys Unveil Plan For National Settlement Of Lawsuits From Opioid Epidemic

Jun 14, 2019

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Attorneys who represent hundreds of local governments have a new proposal for how to deal with the opioid crisis. They unveiled the framework for nationwide settlement in federal court on Friday.

Week In Politics: Oil Tanker Attacks, Trumps Comments On Foreign Election Help

Jun 14, 2019

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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with David Brooks of The New York Times and Matthew Yglesias of Vox about the oil tanker attacks, the president's comments about accepting foreign election help, and Sarah Sanders' White House exit.

Tessa Thompson, New 'Men In Black' Agent, Found Inspiration In The Originals

Jun 14, 2019

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Thompson stars in the new Men in Black: International, and she says she might never have thought of movie stardom if she hadn't seen Will Smith on television and in the original Men in Black films.

Asian Water Dragon Proves She Doesn't Need A Mate To Produce Fertile Egg

Jun 7, 2019

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Scientists at the Smithsonian's National Zoo say a female Asian Water Dragon reproduced without a male — the first confirmed case for its species.

Trump Administration's Suspension Of Legal Aid For Migrant Children Prompts Outcry

Jun 7, 2019

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Michelle Ortiz, deputy director of Americans for Immigrant Justice, about the Trump administration's plan to suspend legal aid for unaccompanied migrant children.

What A 'Safe Third Country Agreement' Between The U.S. And Mexico Would Entail

Jun 7, 2019

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Sarah Pierce of the Migration Policy Institute about what such "safe third country agreement" between the U.S. and Mexico would entail.

Flooding That Swamped Midwest Flows To Already Soaked Mississippi

Jun 7, 2019

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Mississippi is another state dealing with massive flooding. In fact, the Mississippi River has been above flood stage for more than 100 days — a record length of time going back to 1927.

U.S. Women's Quest To Defend World Cup Title Is Only 1 Of The Team's Goals

Jun 7, 2019

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The Women's World Cup kicks off June 7 in Paris. The U.S. is once again the favorite and looking to defend its title from four years ago — even as the team sues U.S. Soccer for gender discrimination.

How The Treatment Of Indigenous Women In The U.S. Compares To Canada

Jun 7, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Annita Lucchesi, head of the Sovereign Bodies Institute, about the number of missing and murdered Indigenous women in the U.S.

Trump Says He Thinks U.S. And Mexican Officials Can Reach A Deal On Migrants

Jun 7, 2019

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Mexican and U.S. negotiators are working out a deal to manage the surge of Central American migrants. President Trump says if talks fail, he will impose 5% tariffs on all goods coming from Mexico.

Remembering Dr. John, A New Orleans Rhythm And Blues Giant

Jun 7, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with New Orleans DJ Alison Fensterstock about Dr. John, the New Orleans musician. Malcolm John Rebennack died Thursday at 77.

Movie Review: 'Late Night' With Emma Thompson And Mindy Kaling

Jun 7, 2019

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In the movie Late Night, a legendary female late night talk show host played by Emma Thompson is faced with plummeting ratings and impulsively hires a new writer, Mindy Kaling, to spice up her show.

Tequila Industry Will Take A Hit If Trump Imposes Tariffs On Mexico

Jun 7, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jacob Gluck of Atlanta-based Goza Tequila about how he's planning for U.S. tariffs on Mexican goods. The U.S. imported $1.4 billion of tequila in 2018.

Many People Living In Flood-Prone Areas Can't Afford Expensive Flood Insurance

Jun 7, 2019

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Federal flood insurance has become dramatically more expensive in some places, putting it out of reach for many people who live on floodplains.

Poll Shows Most Americans Support Abortion Rights, But With Some Limitations

Jun 7, 2019

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A new NPR/Marist Poll takes a look at how Americans view issues including abortion rights. The poll shows most Americans support abortion rights, but with some limitations.

Week In Politics: Trump's U.K. Visit, 75th Anniversary Of D-Day

Jun 7, 2019

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with E.J. Dionne of Brookings Institution, and Margaret Hoover of PBS Firing Line, about President Trump's visit to the United Kingdom and the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Why The Stock Market Went Up After The Labor Department Released Weak Jobs Report

Jun 7, 2019

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The stock market shot up Friday after the government released a weaker than expected employment report. How is that possible? For an answer we turn our attention to the Federal Reserve.

'I Write To Understand What I Think': A Veteran Turns To Words After War

Jun 7, 2019

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Elliot Ackerman served five tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He sees the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East as "all one war" and explains why that's particularly tough on his generation of veterans.

Virginia Beach Mayor Calls Shooting 'Most Devastating Day In History' For The City

Jun 1, 2019

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At least 11 victims are dead after a mass shooting at a municipal building in Virginia Beach, Va. The shooter is also dead.

11 Victims Killed In Shooting In Virginia's Largest City

Jun 1, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Barbara Henley, a Virginia Beach councilmember, following a shooting that left at least 11 people did in a municipal office building in Virginia's largest city.

11 People Killed In Virginia Beach Shooting, Suspected Gunman Dead

May 31, 2019

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At least 11 people were killed when a gunman opened fire in a municipal office building in Virginia Beach, Va. The suspect, a city employee, is also dead.

What A President Can Do Under The International Emergency Economic Powers Act

May 31, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Elizabeth Goitein of the Brennan Center for Justice about presidential powers acts, and the state of Congressional authority when a president invokes one.

Mexico's President Says He Will Not Be Inhumane While Trying To Stem Surge Of Migrants

May 31, 2019

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Mexico's president says President Trump's threat of tariffs will not stem the flow of migrants from Central America. He says Mexico deports tens of thousands of people a month, but the number getting through is larger.

'The Fall Of The American Empire' Is An Intimate Crime Comedy With An Intellectual Twist

May 31, 2019

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A philosophical heist comedy, The Fall of the American Empire is the latest intellectual critique from Canadian auteur Denys Arcand.

On The Trail With Democratic Presidential Candidate Kirsten Gillibrand

May 31, 2019

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NPR goes on the trail with Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand. It's part of a series conducted by the NPR Politics Podcast, Iowa Public Radio and New Hampshire Public Radio.

What Trump's Latest Aid Package Means For U.S. Farmers

May 31, 2019

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President Trump announced an aid package for farmers last week worth $16 billion. It's meant to offset losses from the trade war. The Indicator podcast talked to one U.S. farmer about how helpful it will be.

A Look At The Differences Between How Barr And Mueller Talked About Mueller's Report

May 31, 2019

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Former federal prosecutor Barbara McQuade talks with NPR's Audie Cornish about special counsel Robert Mueller and Attorney General William Barr's statements about the Mueller report.

U.S. Investigating Reports That North Korea Executed Its Top Nuclear Envoy To The U.S.

May 31, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Sue Mi Terry of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, about reports that North Korea's envoy to the U.S. has been executed in a sweeping purge.

Tyndall Air Force Base Still Faces Challenges In Recovering From Hurricane Michael

May 31, 2019

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Tyndall Air Force Base suffered billions of dollars worth of damage from Hurricane Michael. The Air Force wants the base fully online, but there are challenges, including a new hurricane season.

How U.S. Businesses Are Reacting To Trump's Plans To Increase Tariffs On Mexico

May 31, 2019

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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Neil Bradley of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce about the president's plan to increase tariffs on imports from Mexico until cross-border migration is reined in.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Opens With A Cosmic Soundscape Bringing It To Life

May 31, 2019

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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, opens at Disneyland Friday. The attraction features sights and sounds of the universe, including a life size Millennium Falcon where the rider gets to fly the hunk of junk.

What's At Stake For Georgia If Hollywood Boycotts Over A New Abortion Law

May 31, 2019

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A boycott of Georgia's booming film industry could cause major damage to the state's economy. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Bryn Sandberg of The Hollywood Reporter about how this could happen.

Week In Politics: Tariffs On Mexico, Mueller's Remarks And Abortion Legislation

May 31, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Townhall political editor Guy Benson and Ana Kasparian, host of The Young Turks, about President Trump's announcement of tariffs on Mexico, Robert Mueller's remarks about his investigation and the latest on abortion legislation.

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Says Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Will Be Delayed

May 24, 2019

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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said this week that the Harriet Tubman $20 bill redesign won't happen until 2026, at the earliest, but not everyone is waiting until then for the change.

'Two Wings: The Music Of Black America In Migration' Celebrates A Journey Millions Took

May 24, 2019

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Singer Alicia Hall Moran and pianist Jason Moran mix original music works with 20th century spoken word to reflect on The Great Migration, when African Americans moved from the South to the North.

Trade Is Likely To Come Up During Trump's Visit To Japan

May 24, 2019

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On a visit to Japan, President Trump hopes to open markets to U.S. farm products, close the trade deficit with Japan and get a limit on the number of cars exports. It's unlikely he'll get all three.

DHS Warnings About Chinese Technology Add To Concerns With Ongoing Trade Tensions

May 24, 2019

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The federal government is warning energy companies and big-city transit systems not to use Chinese-made drones and rail cars for fear they could all be used to spy on Americans. Is the fear warranted?

Speaker Pelosi Holds Fast To Strategy Of Investigating Trump, Not Impeachment

May 24, 2019

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NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Irvin Nathan, former general counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, about House Democrats' strategy of investigating the president, rather than impeaching him.

Digital Forensics Expert Weighs In On Doctored Video Of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

May 24, 2019

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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with digital forensics expert Hany Farid about a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which is being spread by conservative allies of President Trump.

Boston's Museum Of Fine Arts Under Scrutiny After Students Say They Were Racially Profiled

May 24, 2019

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On a seventh grade field trip to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, students and their teacher said they were racially profiled by museum staff, with some leaving the museum in tears.

Trump Administration's Proposed HHS Rule Would Redefine What 'Sex' Means

May 24, 2019

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The Health and Human Services Department has proposed to end Obama-era rules that protect transgender people from discrimination in health care. That could impact the Trump administration's plan to fight HIV.

U.K.'s Theresa May Resigns Acknowledging Failure To Deliver Brexit

May 24, 2019

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Theresa May's term as prime minister has been one misstep after another, starting with calling an early election that left her weakened and without support to negotiate the U.K.'s exit from the E.U.

Theresa May To Resign As British Prime Minister On June 7

May 24, 2019

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Theresa May announced she'll be stepping down as prime minister of the U.K. on June 7. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with George Parker of the Financial Times for the latest.

'Accidental Presidents' Looks At Achievements Of Vice Presidents Who Became President

May 24, 2019

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NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Jared Cohen, author of Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America. He chronicles the legacies of men who have taken office when the incumbent died.

Disney's Live-Action 'Aladdin' Aims To Correct 1st Film's Problems, Replicate Success

May 24, 2019

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Disney's live-action version of its 1992 cartoon Aladdin features Will Smith in the Genie role originally played by Robin Williams.

Week In Politics: Congressional Investigations, Trump And Pelosi's War Of Words

May 24, 2019

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with with Ramesh Ponnuru of the National Review, and Sabrina Siddiqui of The Guardian about Congressional investigations and comments by President Trump and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

Report From Nonprofit Group Avaaz Says 'Europe Is Being Drowned In Disinformation'

May 24, 2019

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Christoph Schott from the activist group AVAAZ about the group's new research into the online disinformation from far right groups in Europe.

What's At Stake In Europe's Crucial European Parliament Election

May 24, 2019

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Germans haven't cared so much in the past about elections to the European Union Parliament, but Brexit has refocused attention on the institutions that make the E.U. work.

Customs And Border Protection Downplays Plan To Ship Migrants To South Florida

May 17, 2019

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On Friday night, CBP said there are no plans at this time to follow through on the plan announced earlier this week to send migrants to the state as they await their day in immigration court.

'Catch 22' Review: A 'Beautiful' And 'Horrifying' Adaptation Of The Anti-War Novel

May 17, 2019

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Hulu premieres a six-part limited series based on the classic Joseph Heller novel about the absurdities and horrors of WWII. It's executive produced by George Clooney, who also directs two episodes.

Have We Reached Peak Streaming Service Fatigue?

May 17, 2019

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NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Edmund Lee of The New York Times about Disney's acquisition of Hulu, and what it means for streaming services.

Polish Nationalists Protest Holocaust Restitution

May 17, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with journalist Konstanty Gebert about Polish protests against the U.S. and Israel over the issue of returning property taken from Jews during the Holocaust.

The Anti-Abortion Demographic Gap

May 17, 2019

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NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women in Politics, about the social gaps between the authors of new anti-abortion laws — and those most affected.

Demystifying Kink

May 17, 2019

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The kink community spends a lot of time talking about sex. So what can the rest of the world learn from those conversations?

Long Live Grumpy Cat: Remembering The Internet's Favorite Feline

May 17, 2019

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The Internet meme sensation Grumpy Cat died earlier this week at the age of 7.

White House Pushes To Report 'Political Bias' By Social Media Companies

May 17, 2019

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The move follows Facebook's ban of many far-right figures for violating its hate speech policies and a U.S. refusal to work with governments and social media companies to fight extremism online.

John Bolton Drives U.S. Pressure On Iran

May 17, 2019

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The Trump administration has sent bombers to the Middle East to counter what it says are Iranian threats. Key to the campaign is National Security Advisor John Bolton, who's focused on Iran decades.

Critics Say USDA Relocation Proposal Is A Political Move

May 17, 2019

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A plan to move USDA research groups out of D.C. has towns clamoring for "700 high-paying jobs." But critics say it's part of an effort to gut objective research and cut many jobs at the two agencies.

Trump Softens Escalating Iran War Rhetoric

May 17, 2019

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The Trump administration is sounding warnings about Iran and building up force in the Persian Gulf, but the president's aversion to foreign intervention also weigh on his foreign policy.

Florida's Broward County Braces For Migrant Influx

May 17, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Broward County Mayor Mark Bogen about the notification from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection that the agency will be flying in more than 1,000 migrants to the area.

Experts Talk Best Practices For Facial Recognition Technology

May 17, 2019

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San Francisco's move to ban facial recognition software has worried the industry, which would prefer regulation. But what should regulation look like? We talk to the experts on both sides.

U.S. Targets Huawei Amid Trade Talks With China

May 17, 2019

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The Trump administration's blacklisting of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei could disrupt the company's supply, and slow down the rollout of global 5G networks.

Week In Politics: Iran, Immigration, 2020 Voters

May 17, 2019

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NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne and New York Times columnist David Brooks about saber rattling with Iran, immigration and the generational split with Democratic voters.

How A Shirt From Target Helped A Survivor Of Deadly Amtrak Crash Heal

May 10, 2019

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Four years ago, on May 12, Janie Dumbleton was on her first business trip when Amtrak 188 derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight. The shirt she was wearing that day has helped her overcome PTSD.

Exclusive: NPR Talks To Sentenced Russian Operative Maria Butina

May 10, 2019

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Maria Butina claims she was never recruited as a Russian spy. Then why did the FBI turn up evidence that a Russian security service had offered her employment? NPR's Mary Louise Kelly finds out.

3-Pointer NBA Teams Change The Game

May 10, 2019

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NBA teams like the Warriors and the Rockets have made three-pointers the center of their game, forcing other teams to adapt. NPR's Ailsa Chang discusses this shift in play with sports and culture writer Zach Kram.

How Are Tariffs Imposed?

May 10, 2019

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Now that President Trump has increased tariffs from 10 to 25% on Chinese goods, who will pay?

Day Of U.S.-China Trade Talks Ends Without A Deal

May 10, 2019

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Georgetown University's Dennis Wilder talks to NPR's Ailsa Chang about Chinese President Xi Jinping's stake in trade negotiations, as he resists Trump's demands and seeks to lift U.S. tariffs.

Impeachment Pressures Grow Among House Democrats

May 10, 2019

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Some House Democrats who were reluctant to take steps to impeach President Trump are reconsidering after the administration continues to block Congress' oversight authority.

With 'Poms,' Jacki Weaver Continues An Untraditional Hollywood Story

May 10, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to actor Jacki Weaver about her new film Poms, as well her breakthrough in Hollywood coming at the age of 63.

Tourists, Locals Get In On India's Election-Themed Tours

May 10, 2019

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It's the biggest exercise of democracy on Earth, and tourists want to experience it. Tours take foreigners and Indians alike to campaign rallies and polling stations in India's parliamentary elections.

Philippines' Duterte Remains Popular Ahead Of Midterm Elections

May 10, 2019

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President Rodrigo Duterte has a major stake in the outcome of the Philippines' midterm elections Monday, where there are more than 18,000 national and local positions up for grabs.

Trump Policy To Send Asylum-Seekers Back To Mexico Overwhelms Shelters

May 10, 2019

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The Trump administration's policy of sending asylum seekers back to Mexico to await a ruling is causing a huge buildup of migrants in border cities. Shelters are running out of room to care for them.

Week In Politics: Chinese Tariffs

May 10, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro is joined by E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution, and Bethany Mandel of Ricochet and The Forward, about Chinese tariffs.

U.S.-China Trade Tariffs Conclude

May 10, 2019

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Trade talks between the U.S. and China ended hours after the U.S. raised tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Both sides said the Friday negotiations were brief but productive.

Duckwrth Treats Hip-Hop As His Missionary Work

May 10, 2019

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The South Central Los Angeles rapper grew up trying to navigate between gangsta rap and his family's Pentecostal beliefs. Duckwrth talks about these competing forces on his latest EP, The Falling Man.

'The New York Times' Sets Off Debate Over Aperol Spritz

May 10, 2019

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The New York Times set off a public debate with their controversial take that "The Aperol Spritz Is Not a Good Drink."

Maria Butina Says She Was 'Building Peace.' That's Not How The Feds See It

May 10, 2019

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The Russian agent gave an interview to NPR from the detention center where she has been in custody since last summer. She denies being a spy or taking part in election interference.

Over 200 Professional Women's Hockey Players Won't Play In North America This Year

May 3, 2019

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NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Katie Strang, writer for The Athletic, about the players' demands for a sustainable league that pays its players living wages.

AG Barr's Motives Questioned After Wednesday's Testimony

May 3, 2019

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NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Eliana Johnson, White House correspondent for Politico, about Attorney General William Barr's relationship with President Trump.

Trump Threatens To Use Executive Privilege To Block Testimonies On Capitol Hill

May 3, 2019

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President Trump is threatening to block Don McGahn, his former White House counsel, from testifying on Capitol Hill. Could the White House assert executive privilege?

Google Replaces CAPTCHA With reCAPTCHA, A More Effective Way To Decide Who Is Human

May 3, 2019

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Those online tests where you click boxes to prove you're not a robot are going away. A new test is here, it's always running in the background, trying to figure out if you're really a human being.

Trump Administration Lifts Limits On American Lawsuits Against Cuba

May 3, 2019

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Americans can now sue almost any company that trafficked property taken by Cuba's revolutionary government starting Wednesday. Miami-based conglomerate Carnival Cruise Line is the first to be sued.

Russia Denies Claims Of Convincing Maduro To Stay In Power

May 3, 2019

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NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Matthew Rojansky, director of the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute, about why Russia is supporting Venezuela's President Maduro, and how far that support could go.

Juliette Binoche Stars In 'Non-Fiction,' A Comedy About Book Publishing And Adultery

May 3, 2019

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Juliette Binoche stars in a satirical comedy, and intellectual puzzle, about publishing and adultery called Non-Fiction.

Week In Politics: Unemployment Rate Drops, AG Barr's Testimony And The 2020 Race

May 3, 2019

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NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post, and David Brooks of The New York Times, about the economy, AG Barr, and the 2020 Senate race.

The U.S. Gained 263,000 Jobs In April, Showing A Healthy Economy

May 3, 2019

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The U.S. gained 263,000 jobs in April, exceeding expectations and providing fresh evidence that the economy is in good health. The unemployment rate tumbled to 3.6%, the lowest in nearly 50 years.

After A Big Failure, Scientists And Patients Hunt For A New Type Of Alzheimer's Drug

May 3, 2019

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Now that so many experimental drugs targeting amyloid-beta have bombed, scientists are looking for different approaches for treating Alzheimer's, including a drug that failed as a cancer treatment.

Vampire Weekend Is Looking For The Cool Within The Uncool

May 3, 2019

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Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig talks about Father of the Bride, the band's first album in six years, along with all the changes that time has brought.

Actor Peter Mayhew, Who Played Chewbacca In 'Star Wars,' Dies At 74

May 3, 2019

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Mayhew died at his home in North Texas on Tuesday. When he landed the iconic role, he was a part-time actor working as a hospital orderly.

Trump Considers Listing Muslim Brotherhood As Terrorist Organization

May 2, 2019

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The Trump administration is considering putting the Muslim Brotherhood, a mainstream movement in some Middle Eastern countries and in the U.S., on the State Department's terrorism list.

Chef Enrique Olvera Celebrates Simple Pleasures Of Mexican Cuisine In 'Tu Casa Mi Casa'

May 2, 2019

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Enrique Olvera's restaurant Pujol has made multiple "best-of" lists, but he nearly didn't have a culinary career. His new cookbook is inspired by the perfect imperfections of Mexican home cooking.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Resigns Amid Children's Book Scandal

May 2, 2019

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NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Baltimore Sun reporter Luke Broadwater about Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh's resignation on Thursday.

'Avengers: Endgame' Brings Marvel Saga To Close With Epic Three-Hour Film

Apr 25, 2019

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With most of the Marvel superheroes turned to dust in the last Avengers movie — along with half the universe — Avengers: Endgame brings the Marvel saga to a close in an epic three-hour film.

Federal Agents Raid Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's Home, Office And Nonprofit

Apr 25, 2019

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Federal agents raided Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's offices Thursday following investigations into her "self-dealings." She sold thousands of her children's books to groups under her influence.

New Mexico County Declares State Of Emergency Over Abandoned Checkpoints

Apr 25, 2019

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A New Mexico county declared a state of emergency over fears that drugs are freely flowing after the U.S. Border Patrol, beleaguered by a surge of migrants, closed a highway checkpoint last month.

Mass. Judge And A Retired Court Officer Face Charges After Defendant Evades ICE

Apr 25, 2019

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A Massachusetts state judge and a former court officer are charged with helping a man evade deportation. Prosecutors say they let the man slip out of a courtroom when an ICE agent was waiting for him.

Boy Scouts Of America Estimates More Than 12,000 Victims Of Sexual Abuse

Apr 25, 2019

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Newly exposed court testimony suggests the Boy Scouts of America had considerably more leaders involved in the sexual abuse of minors than previously thought.

Biden Contends With Past Controversies Involving Gender And Race

Apr 25, 2019

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Joe Biden launches his presidential campaign and faces tough scrutiny over complaints by women of unwanted physical contact, his treatment of Anita Hill and his role in passing the 1994 crime bill.

How Communities Affected By Measles Work To Contain Outbreaks

Apr 25, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Steve McGraw, EMS Medical Director for Oakland County, Mich., and member of the local Hatzalah emergency response group, about the measles outbreak there.

North Korea-Russia Summit Intended To Send A Signal To U.S.

Apr 25, 2019

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North Korea's Kim Jong Un calls the two-hour summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin "meaningful." But they did not appear to make progress on the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

At Kanye West's Sunday Service, 'He Is The Church'

Apr 25, 2019

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Kanye West has been hosting exclusive worship gatherings he calls "Sunday Service." Jia Tolentino, staff writer for The New Yorker, breaks down the rapper's religious evolution.

North Korea Issues U.S. $2 Million For Otto Warmbier's Health Care

Apr 25, 2019

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NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Washington Post reporter Anna Fifield who broke the story of North Korea issuing the U.S. a $2 million bill for the medical care of Otto Warmbier.

Real Photos Inspire A Fictional Life In 'Feast Your Eyes'

Apr 25, 2019

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Myla Goldberg's new novel is written as an exhibition catalogue for photographer Lillian Preston, who's fictional — but her story of ambition and controversy in 1950s New York is real and relatable.

After Pentagon Ends Contract, Top-Secret Scientists Group Vows To Carry On

Apr 25, 2019

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The 60 or so members of the Jasons are normal academics by day. But each summer, they come together to study tough problems for the military, intelligence agencies and other parts of the government.

Pentagon Clears Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan Of Wrongdoing

Apr 25, 2019

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Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan has been cleared by the Pentagon's inspector general of advocating for his former employer, Boeing. This clears the way for Shanahan's likely nomination.

2019 NFL Draft Could Be Big For Tight Ends

Apr 25, 2019

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Thursday is draft day for the National Football League. Two tight end players from Iowa are predicted to be drafted in the first round, breaking a long tradition in a changing game.

Yoga Guru Creates Retail Empire Amid Wave Of Hindu Nationalism

Apr 25, 2019

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A barefoot, bearded yoga guru is behind a booming retail empire in India. Baba Ramdev sells Ayurveda, wellness products based on Hindu healing. It's all the rage amid a wave of Hindu nationalism.

Mueller Report Includes New Details About Trump Tower Meeting

Apr 18, 2019

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The redacted Mueller report has some new details about what happened during the Trump Tower meeting in 2016.

What The Mueller Report Says About The Trump Campaign's Russian Contacts

Apr 18, 2019

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The Mueller report concludes that the Trump campaign didn't criminally conspire with Russia during the 2016 election, but there were plenty of contacts between people in Trump's orbit and Russians.

Republican Strategist Antonia Ferrier Discusses GOP Reaction To Mueller Report

Apr 18, 2019

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NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Antonia Ferrier, a Republican strategist and former communications adviser to Sen. Mitch McConnell, about Republican reaction to special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

Former U.S. Assistant Attorney General For National Security Discusses Mueller Report

Apr 18, 2019

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NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with former U.S. Assistant Attorney General for National Security David Kris about the Mueller report and William Barr's handling of its release.

Attorney General Barr Clears Trump Of Obstruction Following Mueller's Report

Apr 18, 2019

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Special counsel Robert Mueller found 10 instances in which President Trump may have possibly obstructed justice. Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein disagreed.

Several Publishers Plan To Release Redacted Mueller Report As A Physical Book

Apr 18, 2019

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Several publishers — Simon & Schuster's Scribner imprint, Skyhorse Publishing and Melville House — have said they will publish special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia Discusses Findings Of Mueller Report

Apr 18, 2019

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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia, about the finding of some Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election in Robert Mueller's report.

Attorney General Barr Releases Redacted Version Of Mueller Report

Apr 18, 2019

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A redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report investigating Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election was released Thursday.

Attorney General Barr Says Trump Did Not Commit An Obstruction-Of-Justice Offense

Apr 18, 2019

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Before releasing the redacted Mueller report, Attorney General William Barr said the evidence is not enough to establish that President Trump committed an obstruction-of-justice offense.

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff Weighs In On Release Of Mueller Report

Apr 18, 2019

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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, about the release of the special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report.

A Look At The Political Ramifications Of The Mueller Report For Trump

Apr 18, 2019

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President Trump sticks with a message of "no collusion, no obstruction" after the release of a redacted version of the Mueller report, despite the damaging information contained in it.

CIA Director Gina Haspel Makes Rare Public Appearance At Auburn University

Apr 18, 2019

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CIA Director Gina Haspel made a rare public appearance — including a question and answer session — at Auburn University to speak with students about global threats.

Congressional Lawmakers Continue To Work Through Findings Of Mueller Report

Apr 18, 2019

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As the contents of the special counsel Robert Mueller's report are digested, Congress is closely reading the report to understand what happened during 2016.

Trump And Attorney General Barr Say Mueller Report Shows No Collusion

Apr 18, 2019

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A redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report investigating Russian influence in the 2016 election was released Thursday. Attorney General William Barr and President Trump responded.

Sen. Angus King Discusses Findings Detailed In Mueller Report

Apr 18, 2019

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NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, about the findings detailed in the special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

Republican State Lawmakers Split Over Anti-Abortion Strategy

Apr 12, 2019

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Ohio is the latest Republican-led state to pass a ban on abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. But Tennessee this week backed off on a similar bill, fearing costly legal battles. What now?

A Guide To Talk About 'Game Of Thrones' Even If You've Never Seen An Episode

Apr 12, 2019

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NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with David Chen and Vanity Fair's Joanna Robinson, co-hosts of the podcast A Cast of Kings, about how to talk about Game of Thrones even if you've never watched an episode.

Bomb Cyclone Hits Central U.S. For 2nd Time In A Month

Apr 12, 2019

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The central part of the country had heavy snow and strong winds Thursday. That storm system is now moving to the Great Lakes area. Power has been knocked out for tens of thousands of people.

PBS' 6-Episode 'Les Misérables' Miniseries Focuses On The Story Instead Of Music

Apr 12, 2019

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PBS premieres a new version of Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, starring Dominic West of The Wire and The Affair. This version has no music and tries to be closer to the source material.

Thutmose Experiments With Genres While Honoring His Nigerian Roots

Apr 12, 2019

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Nigerian-born, Brooklyn-based rapper Thutmose named himself after an ancient Egyptian pharaoh — a nod to the kingly responsibility he feels for his family and his music.

What Pope Benedict's Letter On The Sex Abuse Scandal Means For Catholics

Apr 12, 2019

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NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Natalia Imperatori-Lee, associate professor of religious studies at Manhattan College, about Pope Benedict's letter about sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.

Lobbyists See The Indictment Of Powerful Lawyer Gregory Craig As A Warning

Apr 12, 2019

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The indictment of lawyer and lobbyist Gregory Craig, a former Obama White House counsel, is sending a shockwave through the ranks of those who represent foreign entities.

Former WikiLeaks Employee Discusses Julian Assange's Arrest

Apr 12, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with James Ball, a former Wikileaks employee, about the recent arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

In Her Debut Novel 'Miracle Creek,' Angie Kim Taps Into Themes She Knows Well

Apr 12, 2019

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Angie Kim's debut novel, Miracle Creek, is a courtroom thriller that tackles heavy themes like immigration, parenting and autism.

Former Diplomats Reflect On Impact Of WikiLeaks Release Of Diplomatic Cables In 2010

Apr 12, 2019

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Nearly a decade after WikiLeaks published thousands of diplomatic cables, one former ambassador describes it as "the toxic gift that keeps on giving." Diplomats spent years rebuilding trust with other governments.

Some Experts Remain Skeptical As Boeing And FAA Work To Assure 737 Max Jet Is Safe

Apr 12, 2019

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As Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration work to certify critical updates to the 737 Max jet following two deadly crashes, the FAA is under renewed criticism for saying the aircraft was safe.

Children's Book Author Beverly Cleary Celebrates 103rd Birthday

Apr 12, 2019

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On children's book author Beverly Cleary's 103rd birthday, the story of how she became a writer.

Power In The White House Is Growing With Acting Agency And Cabinet Department Heads

Apr 12, 2019

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With so many acting cabinet secretaries who do not need Senate confirmation many Republican Senators are concerned the Trump administration is weakening their advice and consent Constitutional role.

Week In Politics: Trump's Border Strategy, AG Barr's Testimony And Netanyahu's Win

Apr 12, 2019

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NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times, about the Trump administration's border strategy, Attorney General Barr's testimony and Benjamin Netanyahu's victory in Israel.

As China Hacked, U.S. Businesses Turned A Blind Eye

Apr 12, 2019

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The U.S. has largely failed to stop Chinese cybertheft of U.S. companies, but the companies themselves led the charge in keeping it under wraps.

How One Guatemalan Town Has Changed With The Flow Of Migrants Passing Through

Apr 5, 2019

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Central Americans streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border are traveling along well established smuggling routes through Mexico. Gracias a Dios, Guatemala, has become a busy smuggling staging area.

'Shazam!' Brings A Lighter Film To The DC Cinematic Universe

Apr 5, 2019

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The DC cinematic universe has a new superhero — a 14-year-old boy who transforms magically into a grown-up superhero when he says the name "SHAZAM!"

Democratic Republic of Congo Sees A Recent Surge In Ebola Infections

Apr 5, 2019

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The World Health Organization says there's been a marked increase in new cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. More than 1,100 people have become infected during the eight-month epidemic.

Criminal Trial Of Opioid-Peddling Drug Company Execs Goes To The Jury

Apr 5, 2019

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The 10-week trial of five executives from Insys Therapeutics wrapped up in Boston on Friday. The executives are accused of bribing doctors and deceiving insurance companies to boost opioid sales.

A Look At The Recent Trend Toward Parity In Division I Men's Basketball

Apr 5, 2019

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Texas Tech and Auburn are first-timers to the NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Final Four. They're part of a recent trend toward parity and even better play in the later stages of the tournament.

Lawrence Bartley Creates Print Magazine To Bring The 'News Inside' Prisons

Apr 5, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Lawrence Bartley, who spent 27 years in state prison, about why he's creating a print publication called News Inside to distribute in prisons across the country.

Calexico Mayor Lewis Pacheco Discusses Trump's Visit To California Border Town

Apr 5, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Calexico Mayor Lewis Pacheco about President Trump's trip to the California border town on Friday to tour the border with Mexico.

With Facebook Ban On White Extremism, International Norms Apply To U.S.

Apr 5, 2019

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Facebook is beginning to enforce a ban on white nationalist content this week. The move comes as Australia, Germany and other countries pass tough laws to curb hate speech.

Poet Hanif Abdurraqib Discusses His Writing Process

Apr 5, 2019

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For National Poetry Month, poet, essayist, and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib shares a poem and his writing process.

N.J. Lawmakers Pass Bill To Extend Statute Of Limitations For Sex Abuse

Apr 5, 2019

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Lawmakers in New Jersey passed a bill to extend the statute of limitations for sex abuse to when the victim is 55, or seven years after they realize their abuse. The governor has indicated support for the bill.

Mozambique Health Officials Race To Vaccinate Against Cholera After Cyclone Idai

Apr 5, 2019

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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dr. Ilesh Jani, director general of Mozambique's National Institute of Health, about the massive cholera vaccination campaign underway in the wake of Cyclone Idai.

NYC's Historic White Horse Tavern Could See Changes Under New Owner

Apr 5, 2019

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The White Horse Tavern in Greenwich Village has a new owner. Fans worry the storied literary watering-hole is going to change.

Notre Dame Women's Basketball Head Coach Muffet McGraw Takes On Gender Inequality

Apr 5, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Washington Post sportswriter Sally Jenkins about Notre Dame's head women's basketball coach Muffet McGraw and her recent press conference answer on women's equality.

The Latest On Trump's Plans To Appoint Political Allies To The Federal Reserve Board

Apr 5, 2019

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For the second time in as many weeks, President Trump has announced plans to put a political ally on the board of the Federal Reserve. Trump complains Fed policies have slowed economic growth.

Week In Politics: Biden, The U.S.-Mexico Border And A Barbara Bush Biography

Apr 5, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Eliana Johnson of Politico and Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post news regarding Joe Biden, the U.S.-Mexico border, and the latest biography of Barbara Bush.

Does Instagram Have A Problem With Hate Speech And Extremism?

Mar 30, 2019

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While Facebook and Twitter have come under criticism for the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories, Instagram has flown relatively under the radar, says Taylor Lorenz of The Atlantic.

What Life After ISIS Looks Like In Iraq

Mar 30, 2019

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The Syrian government has declared victory over ISIS — years after the same was said of Iraq. NPR's Korva Coleman speaks with Yale researcher Mara Redlich Revkin about life after ISIS in Iraq.

Director Alison Klayman Discusses 'The Brink', Her Reasons For Profiling Steve Bannon

Mar 30, 2019

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NPR's Korva Coleman speaks to director Alison Klayman about her most recent film, The Brink, which follows Steve Bannon after his time in the White House and through the 2018 midterm elections.

Amid Anxiety Surrounding Boeing's 737 Max Jets, One Airline Wants To Cancel Its Order

Mar 30, 2019

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The airline Garuda Indonesia wants to cancel its order of 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, but contracts make it expensive to do so.

Many Pregnant Women Are Among Those Leaving Venezuela

Mar 30, 2019

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Venezuela is in the midst of an economic and political crisis. That's led many pregnant women to seek medical attention across the border in Colombia.

Customs And Border Protection Officials Say Their Holding Facilities Are At Capacity

Mar 30, 2019

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A top immigration official says the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border is at a "breaking point" due to a record number of migrants seeking asylum.

'Tales Of Clamor' Tells The Emotional Reckoning Of Japanese-Americans After WWII

Mar 30, 2019

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A new play in Los Angeles explores what happened after Japanese-Americans were let out of World War II internment camps: their struggle to acknowledge what happened to them and eventually speak out.

Why The Latest Fentanyl Surge Is Hitting Some Communities Harder Than Others

Mar 30, 2019

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The powerful opioid fentanyl is cheap to produce and can yield hefty profits. It is now replacing or being added to heroin, cocaine and even meth — and the overdose death rate is soaring.

Does Country Music Have Room For New Sounds In Its Genre?

Mar 29, 2019

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The song "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X reached number nineteen on Billboard's country charts before being removed for not being country enough.

A Path No One Would Choose To Walk: 350 Miles With The Caminantes

Mar 29, 2019

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Venezuelans leaving their country by foot used to be men looking for work. Now, it's people who feel they have no choice. These "caminantes" trek hundreds of miles across Colombia along their journey.

How Katie Sowers Became The Second Woman To Coach Full-Time In The NFL

Mar 29, 2019

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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Katie Sowers about how she became the second woman in history to hold a full-time coaching position in the NFL.

Food Banks Are Dealing With A Surplus Of Meat, Milk And Cheese

Mar 29, 2019

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Food banks are flush with meat, cheese and milk, with twice as much as they usually have, as farmer supply outstrips demand. Some charities are scheduling extra distributions to prevent waste.

Trump Reverses Education Secretary DeVos' Plans To Cut Funding For Special Olympics

Mar 29, 2019

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President Trump is reversing The Department of Education's plans to cut funding for the Special Olympics. The proposed cuts set off a political firestorm.

Fake Birth Certificates And 'Fake Families' Amid Migrant Surge At Border

Mar 29, 2019

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The Trump administration is warning of "fake families" and fraudulent documents amid the surge of families at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Republican Strategist Antonia Ferrier Discusses Trump's Push For New Health Care Law

Mar 29, 2019

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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Republican strategist Antonia Ferrier about President Trump's push for Republicans to come up with a health care law that could replace the Affordable Care Act.

Barbershop: Republicans On The Mueller Report

Mar 23, 2019

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller has submitted his long-awaited report to the Justice Department. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Charlie Sykes, Puneet Ahluwalia and Salena Zito.

Mueller's Investigation, According To The Media

Mar 23, 2019

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For the nearly two years since Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed, cable networks CNN, MSNBC and Fox have shaped Americans' perceptions of his investigation with their coverage.

After FDA Approval, Hopes For The 1st Postpartum Depression Treatment

Mar 23, 2019

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The FDA approved the first-ever treatment for postpartum depression. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with writer Teresa Wong about her own experiences with postpartum depression.

What Recent Destructive Cyclones Tell Us About Climate

Mar 23, 2019

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A cyclone hit Southern Africa and a "bomb cyclone" hit Nebraska causing massive flooding. NPR's Michel Martin talks to climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe about the climate implications of these events

Syria Photographer Covers The Fall Of ISIS

Mar 23, 2019

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Felipe Dana is a photojournalist who has been covering the fall of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

Midwest U.S., Southeastern Africa Attempt To Recover From Cyclone Flooding

Mar 23, 2019

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Massive cyclones in Nebraska and Mozambique caused loss of life and property.

With Mueller Report In, House Judiciary Committee Member Expects 'Full Transparency'

Mar 23, 2019

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The chairs of six committees in the House told Attorney General William Barr they expect the report to be made public. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Rep. Karen Bass of the House Judiciary Committee.

Special Counsel Submits Report On Russia Investigation. What Happens Next?

Mar 23, 2019

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller has given his report to Attorney General William Barr, but the findings of the investigation are still unknown.

Americans React To Conclusion Of Mueller Report

Mar 23, 2019

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For nearly two years Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election has divided American politics. We'll hear what people around the U.S. hope to learn from the report.

Mueller Submits Final Report To Attorney General, Marking An End To Investigation

Mar 23, 2019

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Special counsel Robert Mueller submitted his report to Attorney General William Barr on Friday, marking the end of his investigation.

Former Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski Discusses Russia Investigation

Mar 23, 2019

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NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski about the Mueller report being turned into the Department of Justice.

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff Discusses End Of Russia Investigation

Mar 23, 2019

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., about the Mueller report that is now complete and in the hands of Attorney General William Barr.

How A 2011 Tornado Outbreak Changed One Of Alabama's Top Weathermen

Mar 23, 2019

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A meteorologist goes up against Alabama's deadly tornadoes, as NPR's Invisibilia explores our relationship with uncertainty.

What We Know About The Mueller Report So Far

Mar 22, 2019

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The White House is saying little about special counsel Robert Mueller submitting his report to the attorney general, ending his probe. President Trump has previously called it a witch hunt.

A Legal Look At What's Next Now That The Russia Investigation Has Ended

Mar 22, 2019

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NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with legal affairs commentator Jeffrey Rosen about the constitutional law aspect of the Mueller report that was delivered to the attorney general on Friday.

In Theranos Documentary 'The Inventor,' Filmmakers Capture A Stubborn Elizabeth Holmes

Mar 17, 2019

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Alex Gibney's new documentary looks at the case of Elizabeth Holmes and her fraudulent startup. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Gibney and Tyler Shultz, former Theranos employee and whistleblower.

Ethiopian Flight Data Shows Similarities To Indonesian Crash Of Same Boeing Model

Mar 17, 2019

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Ethiopia's Transport Minister said a preliminary review of the flight data from last week's plane crash reveals "clear similarities" in that accident and the crash of a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX last October.

Georgetown Students React To Admissions Fraud Scandal

Mar 17, 2019

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A bribery and admissions fraud scandal has touched several universities, including Georgetown. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Georgetown seniors Christian Paz, Margaret Gach and Ramon Lyons.

U.K. Reflects On Identity As Brexit Saga Drags On

Mar 17, 2019

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After two years of turmoil and negotiations, Britain's parliament voted to extend the March 29 deadline on Brexit. This political saga has left people in the U.K. fed up with politics.

New Zealand Reflects After Violence Strikes Muslim Community

Mar 17, 2019

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The Muslim community of Christchurch, New Zealand, is trying to recover after Friday's shooting at two mosques that left 50 people dead.

Americans Hold Vigils Following New Zealand Mosque Shootings

Mar 17, 2019

Description:

People across the U.S. have been gathering to show support for the Muslim worshipers who came under attack in New Zealand on Friday.

Oakland Collective SOL Development Preserves The 'The SOL Of Black Folk'

Mar 17, 2019

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Members of the West Coast jazz and hip-hip group discuss SOL Development's debut album and the role music plays in community activism.

Traditional Irish Recipes To Try This St. Patrick's Day

Mar 17, 2019

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Irish cuisine has more to offer than just corned beef and cabbage. Award-winning Irish Chef and food writer Darina Allen shared a few of her favorite recipes.

Leyla McCalla Talks New Album From SXSW

Mar 16, 2019

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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Leyla McCalla at the South by Southwest festival about her latest album, The Capitalist Blues.

Barbershop: Muslim Group Reacts To New Zealand Shootings

Mar 16, 2019

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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with a multinational group of Muslims to get their reaction to the shootings in New Zealand: Tahir Nawaz, Mohamed Labidi, Mona Eltahawy, and Johari Abdul-Malik.

Presidential Hopefuls Line Up To Back Candidates For Iowa Special Election

Mar 16, 2019

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A special election for state Senate in Iowa is drawing the attention of a number of presidential candidates, all eager to meet voters in the influential early-voting state.

Sen. Tim Kaine Visits Venezuela-Colombia Border To Express Guaidó Support

Mar 16, 2019

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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine about his trip to the Venezuela-Colombia border.

Former Neo-Nazi: White Supremacy 'Is Certainly Not A Fringe Movement'

Mar 16, 2019

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The alleged attacker in the New Zealand shooting appears to have been motivated by white supremacy. NPR's Michel Martin asks former neo-Nazi Christian Picciolini what draws people to white supremacy.

John Boehner Was Once 'Unalterably Opposed' To Marijuana. He Now Wants It To Be Legal

Mar 16, 2019

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The former speaker of the House says he has never used marijuana. But he says that "if other people use the product, who am I to say they shouldn't?"

Cannabis 101 At The University Of Connecticut

Mar 16, 2019

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With expanding markets for hemp and marijuana, some students believe that taking the class could help their careers. "I'm definitely interested in the plant and where it can go," Madison Blake said.

Coast Guard Officer Accused Of Stockpiling Illegal Weapons Pleads Not Guilty

Mar 11, 2019

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Christopher Hasson, the Coast Guard officer arrested because of a weapons stockpile and threatening, racist messages on his computer, was arraigned in U.S. District Court on Monday.

Spike In Tourism To Indonesia's Komodo Island Has Environmentalists Worried

Mar 11, 2019

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Indonesia's Komodo Island, a UNESCO heritage site famous for its giant lizards, is among the world's best dive sites. An increase in tourism is prompting concern for the island's ecosystem.

New Law In Turkey Has People In Film, TV Industries Worried About Censorship

Mar 11, 2019

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A new law in Turkey, apparently aimed at emphasizing a more pious lifestyle, is having a chilling effect on filmmakers and television producers.

A Father In Florida Is Frantically Trying To Find His Children In Syria

Mar 11, 2019

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A father is seeking information on his two children, who were abducted by their mother and taken to Syria years ago. They're thought to be in the small ISIS enclave under attack by U.S.-backed forces.

How Boeing Is Dealing With The Aftermath Of Ethiopian Airlines Crash

Mar 11, 2019

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The 737 Max 8 has been the best-selling Boeing aircraft, but now China, Indonesia and several airlines have grounded the planes. What does this all mean for Boeing?

Much Of Venezuela Is Without Electricity As Blackout Continues

Mar 11, 2019

Description:

Venezuela's blackout continued into its fifth day, heightening frustration for people already living with food and medicine shortages. Hospitals are struggling and communication networks are patchy.

The Latest On The Investigation Of Ethiopian Airlines Crash Of Boeing 737 Max 8 Jet

Mar 11, 2019

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Investigators in Ethiopia are working to determine why a Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed Sunday shortly after takeoff. This incident resembles last year's crash of an Indonesian jet of the same model.

A Tribe Called Quest's 'Electric Relaxation' Celebrates 25 Years

Mar 11, 2019

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The song "Electric Relaxation" from the hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest officially hit the airwaves 25 years ago this month. The single came off their classic album, Midnight Marauders.

LeBron And The Lakers: What Went Wrong During His First Season In Los Angeles

Mar 11, 2019

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Los Angeles Times sports columnist Arash Markazi about LeBron James' disastrous first season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Legislation May Be In The Works On Capitol Hill To Crack Down On Big Tech

Mar 11, 2019

Description:

The Democratic majority in Congress means lawmakers are taking another look at big tech with the focus on issues like privacy and mergers rather than alleged political biases.

Human Rights Watch Raises Alarms About How ISIS Children Suspects Are Being Treated

Mar 11, 2019

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NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Jo Becker, advocacy director for the children's rights division at Human Rights Watch, about a new report on abusive interrogations of child ISIS suspects.

Final Assault On Last ISIS Stronghold Doesn't Mean It Will Disappear Immediately

Mar 11, 2019

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The Syrian Democratic Forces, with U.S. air support, are carrying out what is hoped to be the final assault on ISIS. This does not mean ISIS will disappear as its ideology remains powerful.

'Captain Marvel' Earns $153 Million During Opening Weekend

Mar 11, 2019

Description:

Captain Marvel blasted through an attempt to silence her this weekend, and had a $153 million opening.

Retired Military Officers Urge Caution In Proposed Diplomatic Spending Cuts

Mar 11, 2019

Description:

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Victor "Gene" Renuart Jr., former commander of the U.S. Northern Command, about why he says the mission of the U.S. military is complemented by diplomatic and development aid.

The Race Is On For Control Of 5G Wireless Communications — And China Is In The Lead

Mar 11, 2019

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The Chinese telecom giant Huawei is winning the race to build 5G networks worldwide. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Harvard Law professor Susan Crawford about why that's a national security threat.

Dozens Still Missing In Alabama After Deadly Tornadoes Hit

Mar 5, 2019

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In Alabama, Lee County was hardest hit by the series of tornadoes that devastated the state. Authorities put the death toll at 23 so far, with dozens still missing.

FDA Expected To Approve Esketamine Nasal Spray For Depression

Mar 5, 2019

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The Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve a new type of drug for depression. It is esketamine, a chemical cousin of the anesthetic and party drug ketamine.

Storytelling Instead Of Scolding: Inuit Say It Makes Their Children More Cool-Headed

Mar 4, 2019

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At the top of the world, parents have figured out how to discipline kids without yelling, scolding or even speaking in an angry tone. Their secret is an ancient tool that sculpts children's behavior.

New Orleans Divided Over Airbnbs And City Goals

Mar 4, 2019

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New Orleans has seen a boom of Airbnbs. What to do about it is dividing city residents and pitting two goals against each other: economic activity and preserving the culture of the city.

Palestinian Leaders Angered As U.S. Moves Main Diplomatic Mission

Mar 4, 2019

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In another blow to the Palestinians, the U.S. has folded the diplomatic mission to them into the U.S. embassy to Israel — which is run by a strongly pro-Israel ambassador.

A Year Later, West Virginia Educators Reflect On Strike And What's Changed

Mar 4, 2019

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West Virginia teachers and school personnel went on strike last year for two weeks. The strike inspired teachers in other states to take similar action. A year later, was the strike worth it?

The Debate Over Maine's State Bird Comes Down To Specificity

Mar 4, 2019

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A debate is brewing in Maine over the state bird — the chickadee. There's more than one type of chickadee in Maine — and bird experts say the state should pick one.

Trump Responds To Expanding House Investigations

Mar 4, 2019

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Democrats are expanding their investigations of President Trump, while trying to walk a fine line politically. The president is lashing out against their efforts, saying it's all a "hoax."

Democratic Rep. Jame Raskin Discusses Sweeping Probe Into Trump's Inner Circle

Mar 4, 2019

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., about the House Judiciary Committee launching a broad investigation into President Trump's inner circle.

Joe Beef Chef David McMillan On How Sobriety Changed His Life And Businesses

Mar 4, 2019

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with David McMillan, chef and owner of Joe Beef in Montreal, about how his decision to embrace sobriety has impacted his life and those around him.

Superintendent Of Lee County Schools In Alabama Discusses Tornado Relief Efforts

Mar 4, 2019

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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Mac McCoy, superintendent of the Lee County School System, about the ongoing tornado relief efforts in Alabama.

Actor Luke Perry, Known For 'Beverly Hills, 90210' Role, Dies At 52

Mar 4, 2019

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Actor Luke Perry, best known for his role in the TV show Beverly Hills, 90210 died Monday, following a stroke last week. He was 52.

Why The Second U.S.-North Korea Summit Dealt A Setback To South Korea's Plans

Mar 4, 2019

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Last week's summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended without a deal. This was a big setback to South Korean leader Moon Jae-in.

In Venezuela, Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó Returns Despite Risk Of Arrest

Mar 4, 2019

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Protesters took to the streets in Venezuela in support of opposition leader Juan Guaidó, after he risked arrest in returning to Venezuela having traveled outside the country despite a court-ordered ban.

The Thriller 'Transit' Makes A 1940s Story Speak To A 21st Century Audience

Mar 4, 2019

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A contemporary take on a WWII story — the film Transit looks at fascism, refugees and how little has changed in eight decades.

U.S.-North Korea Summit Could Lead To Creation Of 'Liaison Offices'

Feb 26, 2019

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A possible outcome of this week's U.S.-North Korea summit would be an exchange of liaison offices. These diplomatic posts are more limited than embassies. It would mark a step toward more normal ties.

What Peace Means On The Korean Peninsula And How To Achieve It

Feb 26, 2019

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As President Trump prepares to meet with Kim Jong Un this week, NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Jeong-Ho Roh of Columbia University about what peace means on the Korean peninsula.

What Makes Chicago's Brand Of Politics So Distinctive

Feb 26, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with longtime Chicago political columnist Laura Washington about what makes the city — and its elections — so unique.

Michael Cohen, Trump's Ex-Attorney, Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee

Feb 26, 2019

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President Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen is testifying before Congress this week. In many ways, this tour is a high-stakes do-over.

Cancer Complications: Confusing Bills, Maddening Errors And Endless Phone Calls

Feb 26, 2019

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A Texas woman has pancreatic cancer. She's spending most of her remaining days not trying to enjoy life but on the phone, doing battle with insurers and billing departments.

In Vietnam, There's Hope North Korea Will Follow Its Model For Economic Success

Feb 26, 2019

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Since U.S. ties improved, Vietnam's growth has surged. "North Korea is now like Vietnam in the past. They are looking for new ways to get out of their isolated situation," says a Vietnamese analyst.

The Daring Rescue Of A Rare, Elusive Bat

Feb 26, 2019

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Hosts Mary Louise Kelly and Ari Shapiro tell the story of a rare bat found trapped in the Museum of English Rural Life, and its rehabilitation by a bat-loving museum volunteer.

Oscars 2019: Reaction To Best Picture Award For 'Green Book'

Feb 25, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to film and television critic Rebecca Theodore-Vachon about the controversy over Green Book's Oscar win for best picture.

Hair Style Discrimination Banned In NYC

Feb 25, 2019

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New York City's Commission on Human Rights has passed guidelines that protect people from racial discrimination based on how they wear their hair.

Sheriff Who Oversaw Sex Trafficking Ring Bust Describes Investigation

Feb 25, 2019

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to William Snyder, sheriff of Martin County, Fla., about a recent bust and rescue operation in a major sex trafficking ring.

In 'Say Nothing,' The Story Of A Murder In Northern Ireland

Feb 25, 2019

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Host Mary Louise Kelly speaks to Patrick Radden Keefe about his new book, Say Nothing, which uses the mystery of a woman's disappearance to tell the story of conflict in Northern Ireland.

Upcoming In The House Of Representatives: Public Displays Of Trump Challenges

Feb 25, 2019

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The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is expected to pass a resolution blocking the president from using a national security declaration to pay to build a border wall.

CEOs Urge Congress To Expand Gun Background Checks

Feb 25, 2019

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The heads of four U.S. companies are lobbying for a law requiring background checks on all gun purchases. One of them, the founder of TOMS shoes, concedes his company will lose business as a result.

Why Does Ebola Keep Spreading In Congo? Here's A Major Clue

Feb 25, 2019

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Responders are zeroing in on an important source of new infections in the towns of Katwa and Butembo.

Etiquette In A Cashless World

Feb 25, 2019

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Host Mary Louise Kelly talks to Amy Dickinson, the syndicated advice columnist of Ask Amy, about etiquette when using Venmo.

How One Woman Is Working To Educate Parents On Vaccinations

Feb 20, 2019

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Public health advocates have struggled to change the minds of these so called anti-vaxxers. But one South Carolina woman has a different approach: reaching parents before they even become parents.

Threats Of 'Jungle Justice' Surface Ahead Of Nigeria's Elections

Feb 19, 2019

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Nigeria's president says anyone trying to tamper with Saturday's vote would do so at the "expense of his own life." The main opposition party accused him of making a "direct call for jungle justice."

Countries Around The World Face A Repatriation Dilemma As ISIS Loses Ground

Feb 19, 2019

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President Trump says European allies should take back citizens who left to join ISIS and put them on trial. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with anti-terrorism expert Peter Neumann about repatriation.

The Current State Of ISIS As Its End Draws Near

Feb 19, 2019

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ISIS has lost control of almost all of its territory after a years-long military campaign. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Associated Press reporter Sarah El Deeb, who is at the frontlines of the fight.

16 States File Lawsuit Against Trump Administration Over National Emergency

Feb 19, 2019

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NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Robert Chesney of Lawfare about the latest lawsuit brought by 16 states against President Trump and his national emergency declaration to build a border wall.

National Security Analyst Discusses Diverting Military Funds For Border Wall

Feb 19, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with national security analyst Mackenzie Eaglen of the American Enterprise Institute about why she thinks diverting military construction funding to a border wall is a mistake.

West Virginia Lawmakers Effectively Kill Legislation Just Hours After Teachers Strike

Feb 19, 2019

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A West Virginia school teachers strike was just hours old when lawmakers voted to postpone a bill that teachers opposed, effectively killing it.

USA Gymnastics Announces New CEO, The Fourth In Less Than 2 Years

Feb 19, 2019

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USA Gymnastics has hired a new CEO: the embattled organization's fourth leader in the past two years. The organization is trying to get beyond a widening sexual abuse scandal.

How One Branch Of Government Can Sue Another

Feb 19, 2019

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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Stanley Brand, former general counsel for the House of Representatives, about what would happen if the House were to sue over President Trump's national emergency.

The Documentary Is In — And Enjoying — An 'Undeniable Golden Age'

Feb 19, 2019

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With a proliferation of streaming services to distribute their work, and a boom at the box office, budgets and opportunities are rising for documentary filmmakers.

Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld Dies

Feb 19, 2019

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The German-born designer helped define the looks of Chanel and Fendi behind the scenes, even as he cut a titanic figure center-stage in the fashion industry. Chanel confirmed Lagerfeld's death Tuesday.

Catholic Leaders To Gather In Rome To Discuss Continuing Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis

Feb 19, 2019

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Catholic leaders from around the world are convening in Rome Thursday to discuss the continuing clergy sexual abuse crisis. Abuse survivors say they're not hopeful meaningful change will come from it.

Sen. Bernie Sanders Announces Another Run For The White House

Feb 19, 2019

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Bernie Sanders announced a second run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. This time, the Vermont independent enters the race as a leading candidate facing a crowded progressive field.

What A Transfer Of Nuclear Technology To Saudi Arabia Would Mean For National Security

Feb 19, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jeffrey Lewis, a nonproliferation expert at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, following a report about U.S. intent to transfer nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.

Greg Ward's New Album 'Feels Like A Walk Home' And A Tribute To Chicago

Feb 19, 2019

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Saxophonist and composer Greg Ward's Stomping Off From Greenwood is a love letter to the city where he came of age as a musician.

Why Trump's Attacks On Sen. Elizabeth Warren Are Dehumanizing To Native People

Feb 12, 2019

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly discusses President Trump's tweets referencing Native Americans with David Chang, chair of the American Indian Studies department at The University of Minnesota.

In Florida, Plans To Arm School Staff Have Proven Controversial And Hard To Implement

Feb 12, 2019

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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with student journalist Katie Campione about her investigation for the Tampa Bay Times into problems with arming and training school staff to protect against shootings.

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó Sets Deadline For Maduro To Allow Aid In

Feb 12, 2019

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Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó led mass protests Tuesday, demanding the right to take control as interim president. Amid deepening economic chaos, Nicolás Maduro clings to the presidency.

Why South Carolina Is So Crucial For Democrats Running For President

Feb 12, 2019

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New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, one of two African-American Democrats running for president, has been campaigning in South Carolina, the earliest primary state with a large share of black voters.

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Notorious Mexican Drug Lord, Found Guilty On All Counts

Feb 12, 2019

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Vice News reporter Keegan Hamilton about the guilty verdict handed to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in New York on Tuesday.

NASA Will Make A Last Attempt To Contact Mars Rover Opportunity

Feb 12, 2019

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Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., announced Tuesday that they will make one last attempt to reach the Mars rover Opportunity though they are not expecting a response.

China's Economy Is Booming, But It's Still Borrowing Heavily From The World Bank

Feb 12, 2019

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Despite being the world's second largest economy, China continues to borrow heavily from the World Bank. Some critics of the bank and China say that should change.

What's Included In The Proposed Bipartisan Border Security Compromise

Feb 12, 2019

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Lawmakers have struck a deal to avoid another government shutdown. It includes funding for 55 miles of border wall and limits the number of people Immigration and Customs Enforcement can detain.

Republican Rep. Tom Graves Discusses Tentative Border Security Compromise

Feb 12, 2019

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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., and one of the 17 members of the conference committee working on a border security compromise.

California To Slow Down Plans For High-Speed Rail System

Feb 12, 2019

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In his State of the State speech Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced he was scaling back the state's ambitious and controversial plan to build a high speed rail system from San Francisco to L.A.

Media Groups Say Journalists Are Being Harassed At U.S.-Mexico Border

Feb 12, 2019

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U.S. and Mexican authorities have subjected journalists reporting on migrant caravans to excessive questioning and barred a photographer from re-entering Mexico. U.S. media groups call this harassment.

In An Effort To Shorten Academy Awards Telecast, 4 Awards Won't Be Presented Live

Feb 12, 2019

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In the interest of cutting the Academy Awards telecast down to three hours, awards in four categories will be presented during commercial breaks, and edited for inclusion later in the broadcast.

President Trump Says He's 'Not Happy' With Tentative Deal To Avert A Shutdown

Feb 12, 2019

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Lawmakers have reached a deal to avert another government shutdown, but the key question is whether President Trump will sign it.

Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey Discusses Proposed Bipartisan Border Security Compromise

Feb 12, 2019

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with House Appropriations Chair Nita Lowey, a key negotiator on the bipartisan border security compromise reached Monday night.

Well Before 'The Wife,' Glenn Close Was Ready For Her Close-Up

Feb 12, 2019

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Her latest movie role earned her a nomination for the best actress Oscar. Ahead of the ceremony, she talks about facing the camera, her viral Golden Globes speech and her love of theater.

U.S. Military Sends 200 Troops To Eagle Pass, Texas, To Reinforce Port Of Entry

Feb 6, 2019

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The U.S. military says it sent 200 troops to the Eagle Pass, Texas, port of entry as a show of force to reinforce the border. More than 1,000 migrants have camped out on the Mexican side.

What Happens To American Children Who Are Uprooted With Their Undocumented Parents

Feb 6, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to writer Brooke Jarvis about her piece, "The Deported Americans," in The California Sunday Magazine.

Trump Addresses Anti-ISIS Coalition, Explains U.S. Withdrawal From Syria

Feb 6, 2019

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President Trump addressed the Defeat ISIS coalition at the State Department on Wednesday, reassuring them the U.S. remains committed to the fight despite his decision to withdraw troops from Syria.

Facing A Shortage Of Bus Drivers, School Districts Scramble To Get Students To Class

Feb 6, 2019

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The booming economy means a shortage of school bus drivers in many parts of the country. In Maine, the situation was so bad one school had to cancel classes for a day.

N.Y. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez On How The Democratic Party Is Evolving

Feb 6, 2019

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NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., about learning how to navigate the politics of Capitol Hill and the Democratic Party.

A Look Back At Virginia's Racial Past In Context Of The Today's Turmoil

Feb 6, 2019

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The three highest ranking statewide politicians in Virginia are embroiled in major controversies involving race and sexual assault. But the state's racial past starts with slavery 400 years ago.

Democratic Rep. David Price Reacts To Trump's State Of The Union Address

Feb 6, 2019

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Rep. David Price, D-N.C., a member of the conference committee working on a border security compromise, about President Trump's State of the Union address.

The Trump Organization Is Cracking Down On Undocumented Workers

Feb 6, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold about his reporting on the Trump organization firing undocumented workers at its golf courses.

House Democrats Are Already Ramping Up Investigations Into The Trump Administration

Feb 6, 2019

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The House Oversight Committee is launching probes of the Trump administration. The chairman vows a deliberative approach but he has to navigate a panel with firebrands on the right and the left.

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring Admits To Wearing Blackface In The '80s

Feb 6, 2019

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While Virginia's governor and his lieutenant have been dealing with their own scandals, Attorney General Mark Herring is now admitting his own "poor judgment" of wearing blackface in the '80s.

Trump To Meet With North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un In Vietnam

Feb 6, 2019

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President Trump will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this month in Vietnam. The stakes are high, as are the challenges for the Trump administration.

'Everybody Knows' Marries Far-Flung Talent To A Story About A Wedding Gone Wrong

Feb 6, 2019

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A wedding is disrupted by a kidnapping in Everybody Knows, a film starring Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem, and directed by award-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi of A Separation.

Meet The Snow Farmers Who Are Rescuing Winter Sporting Events

Feb 6, 2019

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Mora, Minn., is gearing up to host the 47th annual Vasaloppet cross-country ski race despite hardly any natural snow. Instead the Snow Farmers, who make artificial snow, will line the trails.

Is The Trump Administration Prepared If A National Security Crisis Occurs?

Feb 6, 2019

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with former Deputy National Security Adviser Antony Blinken about whether the Trump administration would be able to prevent or respond to a national security crisis.

Pope Francis Addresses Abuse Of Nuns By Priests

Feb 6, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Sister Carol Zinn, executive director of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, about the abuse of nuns and how the Catholic Church has dealt with the issue.

Remembering The Beatles Last Performance

Jan 30, 2019

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Fifty years ago, The Beatles climbed to a London rooftop and performed together for the first time in over two years. No one knew it then, but this would also be their final performance together.

One Writer's Attempt To Give Twitter Users A Break From Politics And News

Jan 30, 2019

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Quinn Cummings started a new kind of storytelling — via monster Twitter threads. She speaks with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly about her desire to give followers a respite from politics and daily news.

Activist And Former Sex Slave Kim Bok-Dong Dies At 92, Still Fighting For Reparations

Jan 30, 2019

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Kim Bok-dong died Monday at 92. She was a fierce activist on behalf of women forced into sex slavery by the Japanese military during World War II. She shared her story of being a "comfort women" widely.

With Better Data On Climate Change, Scientists Predict Extreme Conditions Earlier

Jan 30, 2019

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Scientists are getting more and better data on our changing climate. Now, there's a push to use it to help people cope with the extremes we know are coming.

Juan Guaidó Calls For Protests In Opposition To Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro

Jan 30, 2019

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It's been a week since opposition leader Juan Guaidó stepped up to challenge socialist Nicolás Maduro's presidency. On Wednesday, he called for people to take to the streets.

How The Trump Administration's Tariffs On China Have Affected American Companies

Jan 30, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Bloomberg reporter Andrew Mayeda about some of the big picture impacts as American industries have tried to adjust to the Trump's administration's tariffs with China.

Study Found Vaping Beat Traditional Smoking-Cessation Options

Jan 30, 2019

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People who use e-cigarettes to quit smoking have milder cravings. The act of vaping provides pleasure, which may contribute to its success as a tobacco-quitting aid, researchers say.

Fed Changes Course, Holds Off On Raising Interest Rates

Jan 30, 2019

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The Federal Reserve is holding off on additional rate hikes for now. This new more patient approach follows months of volatility in financial markets and signs of slowing economic growth in the U.S.

Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar Discusses Border Security Negotiations

Jan 30, 2019

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, one of the 17 lawmakers beginning negotiations on border security, hoping to find a compromise to avert another government shutdown.

Litigation Is Likely For New Title IX Guidelines

Jan 30, 2019

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As the public comment period for new Title IX guidelines draws to a close, there's a deluge of comments, many in opposition to changes that some say will make the process more friendly to the accused.

Frigid Temperatures Are Wreaking Havoc Across The Midwest

Jan 30, 2019

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There's cold and then, there's -60 wind chills coming from a brutal storm front creating havoc in much of the Midwest. Yes, it's winter, but this is upwards of 40 degrees colder than normal.

How Afghans Are Reacting To Peace Deal Negotiations

Jan 30, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with BBC Kabul Bureau Chief Shoaib Sharifi about the reaction in Afghanistan to negotiations between the U.S., the Taliban and the Afghan government.

President Trump Takes Aim At His Own Intelligence Team, Again

Jan 30, 2019

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with former White House Counterterrorism Chief Richard Clarke about the disparity between the president's rhetoric about global threats and that of top intelligence officials.

U.S. Opens Trade Talks With China

Jan 30, 2019

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President Trump has threatened to increase and expand on about $250 billion in tariffs, but he agreed to hold off until early March, while negotiators try to hammer out a deal.

'Putin's Chef' Has His Fingers In Many Pies, Critics Say

Jan 30, 2019

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Yevgeny Prigozhin, a high-end caterer with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, is accused of interfering in the 2016 U.S. election and is linked to Russian mercenaries in Syria and Ukraine.

Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen Discusses Latest In Talks To End Shutdown

Jan 25, 2019

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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., about the latest progress to end the partial government shutdown after weeks of a stalemate.

How A Teenager's Death Became A Political Weapon In Germany's Immigration Debate

Jan 24, 2019

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Yascha Mounk, associate professor at Johns Hopkins University, about how the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl by a refugee has activated fault lines and intense debate across Germany.

The State Of U.S. Diplomats Who Are Working In Venezuela

Jan 24, 2019

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The State Department says Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro can't expel U.S. diplomats since it no longer recognizes him as the nation's leader. But where does that leave the U.S. personnel?

In Oakdale, La., The Government Shutdown Is Having Ripple Effects

Jan 24, 2019

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In the town of Oakdale, La., the government shutdown has far-reaching effects, from restaurants to barber shops, all the way up to the mayor's office.

There May Be Some Progress Toward Resolving Partial Government Shutdown

Jan 24, 2019

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Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have been talking, and President Trump says if they can come to an agreement, he will support it.

What The Latest Layoffs Mean For Digital Journalism

Jan 24, 2019

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Over the last two days, three large media companies have announced significant layoffs. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with New York Times media reporter Edmund Lee about what the layoffs mean.

Democratic Rep. Dean Phillips Discusses Plans To End The Government Shutdown

Jan 24, 2019

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., about a plan put forward by 30 moderate House Democrats to reopen the government.

The Super Bowl And Musician Protests Of Past

Jan 24, 2019

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Numerous artists reportedly passed on the opportunity to perform at this year's Super Bowl. DJs Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia look back at past musician protests.

African-American Advertising Pioneer Barbara Gardner Proctor Dies At 86

Jan 24, 2019

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Trailblazing Chicago businesswoman Barbara Gardner Proctor, who was best known as the founder of the first ad agency owned by an African-American woman, died at 86 last month.

Republican Strategist David Winston Discusses Trump's Strategy Amid The Shutdown

Jan 24, 2019

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NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Republican strategist David Winston about President Trump's strategy for using a partial government shutdown to fulfill his election promise to build a border wall.

Jonas Mekas, Champion Of Underground Filmmakers, Dies At 96

Jan 24, 2019

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Jonas Mekas survived a Nazi labor camp and landed in New York City in 1949. He picked up a 16mm camera and began filming the new world around him. Mekas died Wednesday at 96.

What Happened When Panera Launched A 'Pay What You Can' Experiment

Jan 24, 2019

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In 2010, Panera launched an experiment at a few of their cafes. They told customers: Pay what you can afford. NPR's Planet Money looks at how that experiment turned out.

U.S. Aviation Industry Sounds Alarm Over Concerns As Shutdown Continues

Jan 24, 2019

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On Wednesday, unions representing airline pilots, air-traffic controllers and flight attendants said there would be serious safety concerns if the partial government shutdown continues.

In Nicaragua, 2 Prominent Journalists Face Charges Of Terrorism In Attack On Press

Jan 24, 2019

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Two journalists imprisoned in Nicaragua will hear the evidence against them in court Friday. The government says they fomented hate while reporting on President Daniel Ortega's crackdown on freedoms.

In Venezuela, President Nicolás Maduro Remains In Power, Supported By Military

Jan 24, 2019

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A day after opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself Venezuela's leader, President Nicolás Maduro remains in power with the full support of the military.

For Wildfire Victims Suing PG&E, A Company Bankruptcy Could Impact Their Compensation

Jan 17, 2019

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Lawyers have descended on Chico, Calif., in a race to find fire victims to sign up for lawsuits against PG&E. But the utility company's announcement that they will be filing for bankruptcy has thrown the legal race into chaos.

Trump Administration Brings Back Some Federal Workers As Shutdown Drags On

Jan 17, 2019

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The Trump administration is interpreting the somewhat vague law governing shutdowns broadly so it can ease the pain this shutdown causes. But some critics say they're not adhering to the law.

Composer And Pianist André Mehmari On The Possibilities Of Theme And Variation

Jan 17, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro catches up with Brazilian composer and pianist André Mehmari, who improvised a nearly 30-minute version of the All Things Considered theme song.

Michigan State President Steps Down After Insulting Comments About Abuse Survivors

Jan 17, 2019

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The interim president of Michigan State University has resigned after comments that survivors of Larry Nassar felt were insulting. For some, this move by the university feels like a new direction.

The Shutdown Is Testing Democrats' Promise To Work Across The Aisle

Jan 17, 2019

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Freshman Democrats won back control of the House for their party campaigning to break the gridlock in Washington, but the ongoing government shutdown is testing how they can deliver on that promise.

Former Top National Security Official Reacts To New Missile Defense Review

Jan 17, 2019

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with former National Security Council official Michael Green about President Trump's new missile defense strategy that says North Korea is still a threat.

The Los Angeles Teacher Strike's Class Size Conundrum

Jan 17, 2019

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Teachers in Los Angeles are in their fourth day of a strike. Among other things, union leaders are demanding smaller class sizes. But the benefits of reducing class size can be complicated.

Teenage Diver Finds Tons Of Golf Balls Rotting Off California

Jan 17, 2019

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Alex Weber discovered more than 50,000 balls in the ocean near coastal California golf courses. When golf balls degrade, as these were doing, they release plastic particles and toxic chemicals.

Hulu And Netflix Release Documentaries To Shed Light On Failed Fyre Festival

Jan 17, 2019

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Hulu and Netflix released documentaries about the failed Fyre Festival this week. Both offer insight into what went wrong with the infamous music festival crafted for social media influencers.

GOP Rep. Steve King's Constituents Are Rethinking His Political Future

Jan 17, 2019

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After Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa was rebuked by the U.S. House this week for making racist comments, voters in his district are debating his remarks and whether he should stay in office.

Why Trade Sanctions Against Iran Are Increasingly Hard For Iraq To Comply With

Jan 17, 2019

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After Secretary of State Pompeo went to Iraq to encourage the country to stop trading with Iran, an Iranian delegation arrived for a trade conference. The countries are deeply enmeshed in business.

As Shutdown Continues, Many Unpaid Federal Workers Are Frustrated And Angry

Jan 17, 2019

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Federal workers are growing increasingly frustrated with the shutdown and political mess in Washington. Some have found other jobs temporarily.

How European Politicians Are Reacting To The Defeat Of The U.K. Brexit Plan

Jan 17, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Jeremy Cliffe, Brussels bureau chief for The Economist, about how the European Parliament is reacting to the failure of the British Parliament to approve the Brexit deal.

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin Discusses Attorney General Nominee William Barr

Jan 17, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois about the lengthy government shutdown and the nomination of William Barr to be attorney general.

Trump Unveils Ambitious Missile Defense Plans

Jan 17, 2019

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The strategy, reminiscent of the Cold War-era Star Wars program, calls for new sensors in space, updated missile interceptors and advanced weapons, including lasers.

Why The Craft Brewing Industry Is Stalled Amid The Government Shutdown

Jan 10, 2019

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It is estimated that half of the nation's breweries are awaiting federal government approval of labels for new beers because of the shutdown.

Congo's Powerful Catholic Church Disputes Results Of Presidential Election

Jan 10, 2019

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Congo's electoral chief announced the provisional results naming opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi as the new president. The Catholic Church immediately challenged the results based on observations.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Sworn In For 2nd Term

Jan 10, 2019

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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with journalist Mariana Zuniga about Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's swearing in for his second term after an election that has been criticized as illegitimate.

GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger On Why He Broke With His Party To Support Ending The Shutdown

Jan 10, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., about the ongoing partial government shutdown. Kinzinger broke with his party to support funding bills to reopen the government.

R. Kelly Gets His Day In Court Of Public Opinion After Years Of Sex Abuse Allegations

Jan 10, 2019

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Following the release of the docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, interest has renewed in the sexual abuse allegations against the R&B star. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Sound Opinions host Jim DeRogatis.

Shutdown Puts Work On Hold For Researchers Collaborating With Government Scientists

Jan 10, 2019

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The shutdown means government scientists aren't working, and their academic collaborators are spinning their wheels. A plant geneticist in Iowa speaks of frustration and loneliness during the shutdown.

The Political Price Of Building A Border Wall

Jan 10, 2019

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President Trump acts like his campaign promise to build a border wall means the difference between keeping his base of supporters and losing them. But is that really the case?

The View From McAllen, Texas, As Trump Continues His Call For A Border Wall

Jan 10, 2019

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President Trump visited the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas on Thursday, as he tries to increase pressure on lawmakers to end the partial government shutdown and give him funding for the border wall.

Immigration Lawyer In Texas Describes His Experience At U.S.-Mexico Border

Jan 10, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with immigration lawyer Carlos Garcia, who is based in McAllen, Texas, about how his experience there compares to President Trump's remarks.

In Mexico, Reynosa Has Become An Unintended Home For A Growing Number Of Migrants

Jan 10, 2019

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Hundreds of migrants deported to Mexico are sent back through the Reynosa border crossing. It is Mexico's most dangerous border towns and foreign to many of those being sent there.

Moscow's Libraries Are Experiencing An Unexpected Revival

Jan 10, 2019

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Moscow's neighborhood libraries are having a moment as they've turned from shabby houses of Soviet learning to well-designed work spaces for MacBook-toting hipsters.

A Look At The Consequences Of The Shutdown For People Living Paycheck To Paycheck

Jan 10, 2019

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NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Elise Gould, senior economist with the Economic Policy Institute, about what exactly it means to be living paycheck to paycheck and how many Americans are doing so.

Trump Visits Texas To Make His Case For A Wall On The U.S.-Mexico Border

Jan 10, 2019

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President Trump traveled to the border Thursday as he continues pushing to fund a wall, as a partial government shutdown nears the end of its third week.

Of The 9 Countries On Pompeo's Visit, 5 Don't Have A Senate-Confirmed U.S. Ambassador

Jan 10, 2019

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Richard LeBaron, a former ambassador to Kuwait, about how the diplomatic vacancies in the region affect a mission such as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's this week.

Pompeo Delivers Speech In Cairo Describing His Vision Of America's World Role

Jan 10, 2019

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In Cairo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a stinging rebuke of the Obama administration's approach to the region. But the comments left some wondering what the Trump administration's strategy is.

Baylor Women Beat UConn Huskies, Ending The Team's Winning Streak

Jan 4, 2019

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The University of Connecticut women's basketball team did something on Thursday that it hasn't done in years. It lost during the regular season, after having a stunning run of more than 100 victories.

What Fashion Trends To Watch In 2019

Jan 4, 2019

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Sarah Spellings of New York Magazine about what fashion trends to watch out for in 2019.

Some Homebuyers Turn To 'Rent-To-Own' As A Way To Enter Housing Market

Jan 4, 2019

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The cost of buying a house is getting more expensive as mortgage rates continue to inch up and many markets see increases in value. Some prospective buyers are turning to 'rent-to-own' as one way to enter the market despite the risks.

Immigration Attorney Discusses How Shutdown Is Affecting Backlog Of Cases

Jan 4, 2019

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NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Jeremy McKinney, an attorney with the American Immigration Lawyers Association, about how the government shutdown is affecting the large backlog of immigration cases.

What The NRA Is Doing As Part Of Its Effort To Go Global

Jan 4, 2019

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The National Rifle Association has been going international in promoting gun ownership. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Bloomberg reporter Polly Mosendz, who covers the firearms industry.

Only 3 Minority Head Coaches Remain In The NFL Ahead Of Post-Season Play

Jan 4, 2019

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Only three minority head coaches remain in the NFL, in a league that's nearly 70 percent African American. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with The Undefeated's Jason Reid about the NFL trending backwards when it comes to diversity.

How The Curious Case Of Paul Whelan Is Unfolding Between The U.S. And Russia

Jan 4, 2019

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Paul Whelan remains in Moscow's Lefortovo Prison, accused by the Russian government of espionage. But a former CIA officer says the case sounds like a set up.

Democrats Vote To Change House Rules After Taking Control Of Chamber

Jan 4, 2019

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After taking control of the House of Representatives, Democrats voted to change rules about how the chamber is run, including one lowering chances of confrontation over the nation's debt limit.

Government Shutdown Stands In The Way Of One Man's Dream Internship At NASA

Jan 4, 2019

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IT technician Alex Reed was looking forward to starting an internship at NASA's Glenn Research Center next week, but the partial government shutdown stands in the way of this dream opportunity.

What Lessons Can We Learn From The 2013 Government Shutdown?

Jan 4, 2019

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Michael Steel, who was Press Secretary for Speaker Boehner during the 2013 government shutdown, about the current government shutdown that is in its 14th day.

Private Companies Are Paying To Keep Roads Groomed, Bathrooms Cleaned In Yellowstone

Jan 4, 2019

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Because of the partial government shutdown, some national parks are closing because employees aren't working and both trashcans and toilets are overflowing. Yellowstone has found a work-around.

House Democrats Hire New Top Lawyer To Defend Affordable Care Act

Jan 4, 2019

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Douglas Letter spent 40 years defending the executive branch at the Justice Department. Now, he'll become the House's general counsel, as challenges over subpoenas and executive privilege are likely.

'Overload' Will Take Georgia Anne Muldrow From L.A.'s Underground To The Mainstream

Jan 4, 2019

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Georgia Anne Muldrow's newest album Overload, sees the hip-hop artist moving from the L.A. underground into the mainstream spotlight.

How The Wave Of Synthetic Cannabinoids Got Started

Jan 4, 2019

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Drugs like K2 have been responsible for overdoses and spikes in emergency room visits in the U.S. Several of the formulas for these drugs came from the lab of a chemistry professor in South Carolina.

Former Industry Executives Hold Top Spots In Several Federal Departments

Jan 4, 2019

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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with New York Times reporter Eric Lipton about the number of industry executives and lobbyists running cabinet agencies in the Trump administration.

FCC Investigates Widespread CenturyLink Outage That Disrupted 911 Service

Dec 28, 2018

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The FCC chairman called CenturyLink's widespread telecom outage unacceptable and says an investigation will start immediately.

Pediatricians Voice Concerns About Care Following Two 'Needless' Migrant Deaths

Dec 28, 2018

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The deaths of two migrant children raise new questions about the quality of medical care at Border Patrol facilities. But pediatricians at the border have been raising these concerns for years.

For Pittsburgh, A Difficult Year Reveals Long-Buried Problems

Dec 28, 2018

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A string of shootings and revelations about clergy abuse has made 2018 a hard year for the people of Pittsburgh. But some are finding new activism and hope within tragedy.

How To Write The Perfect Obituary

Dec 28, 2018

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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to obituary writer Maureen O'Donnell of the Chicago Sun-Times about the art of writing about people who have died.

Paradise, California Aims To Rebuild, Solve Longstanding Infrastructure Problems

Dec 28, 2018

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With money from the state and the federal government, Paradise, Calif., may be able to rebuild and fix long-standing infrastructure problems.

Despite Progress, Boston Will Not Meet Its Goal To Eliminate Chronic Homelessness

Dec 28, 2018

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Boston set a goal of eliminating chronic homelessness by the end of 2018. The goal will not be reached. The city has made big progress in housing people who are homeless, but major barriers remain.

Without U.S. Troops, Kurds May Make A Deal With Syria To Prevent A Turkish Attack

Dec 28, 2018

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With the U.S. decision to pull troops out of Syria, the U.S.'s Kurdish allies in the fight against ISIS might be making a deal with the Syrian government to hold off a Turkish attack.

Family Celebrates Another Year Together, After Father Was Almost Deported

Dec 28, 2018

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NPR's Ari Shapiro checks back in with a family he spoke with earlier this year when the father was held in an immigration detention facility.

Amos Oz, Acclaimed Israeli Author, Dies At 79

Dec 28, 2018

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Acclaimed Israeli author and peace advocate Amos Oz has died at the age of 79. His novels and other works portrayed the characters and developing national identity of Israel in its early years.

New Armed Services Chairs Have Starkly Different Views On Measures, Spending

Dec 28, 2018

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Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., will respectively chair the Senate and House armed services committees in the new Congress. They have very different views on what is needed.

As Partial Shutdown Drags On, Negative Impact Expected To Increase

Dec 28, 2018

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The partial government shutdown appears likely to continue into the New Year. While the effects so far have been muted, the impact will increase the longer the shutdown drags on.

4 Million Children Participated In School Lockdowns Last Year, Many Were Traumatized

Dec 28, 2018

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Steven Rich, database editor for the Washington Post's investigations unit, about how 4 million children were subjected to school lockdowns last year.

Democrats Prepare To Take The House, Vow To Put Climate Change On The Agenda

Dec 28, 2018

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Democrats will soon take control of the U.S. House and are vowing to put climate change on the agenda. Some are calling for a "green new deal," while others support a growing push for a tax on carbon.

How Much Of The Internet Is Fake? A Lot.

Dec 28, 2018

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How much of the internet is fake? From metrics and politics to people and businesses, according to Max Read's New York Magazine article, the answer is quite a lot.

Week In Politics: Fight Over Border Security Continues, President Trump's Iraq Visit

Dec 28, 2018

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Jason Johnson, politics editor at The Root, and Susan Shelley of the Orange County Register about the political fight over the border and President Trump's visit to Iraq.

With House Adjourned, Government Shutdown Is All But Guaranteed

Dec 22, 2018

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A partial government shutdown is all but guaranteed as the House of Representatives has adjourned until Saturday and there is no deal to fund those agencies whose funding expires at midnight.

Democratic Senator On Whether Impending Government Shutdown Can Be Skirted

Dec 21, 2018

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., about the impending government shutdown and whether it can be avoided.

Stuck On Border Wall Funding, Government Creeps Closer To Shutdown

Dec 21, 2018

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A government shutdown is expected as President Trump continues to demand border wall funding and Democrats in Congress say they won't support the 5 billion dollars he wants.

The Latest On The Looming Government Shutdown

Dec 21, 2018

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President Trump says he's prepared to shut down the government if he doesn't get funding for his border wall, and it appears to be headed that way.

Oklahoma Senator Discusses The Looming Government Shutdown

Dec 21, 2018

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., about the looming government shutdown.

Reporter For German Magazine Falsified Articles, Including One About Trump Supporters

Dec 21, 2018

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When a now-resigned reporter for Der Spiegel wrote an article about Trump supporters in Fergus Falls, residents found many inaccuracies. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with a resident of the Minnesota town.

Trump Orders The Withdrawal Of 7,000 U.S. Troops From Afghanistan

Dec 21, 2018

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President Trump is ordering the withdrawal of 7,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan, about half the number now deployed there. The effects of this action on military operations are not yet clear.

Year End Check-In With 'Capital Gazette' Photojournalist, Joshua McKerrow

Dec 21, 2018

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly checks in with Joshua McKerrow, a photojournalist at the Capital Gazette, who we first spoke to in June after the shooting at the Annapolis newspaper.

If Funding Compromise Is Not Reached 400,000 Federal Employees Will Work Without Pay

Dec 21, 2018

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More than 400,000 federal workers deemed essential will have to work without pay come midnight ... unless lawmakers can settle on a way to keep the government funded.

Sen. Tim Kaine On Why Mattis' Resignation Is Cause For Concern

Dec 21, 2018

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., about the resignation of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and why he's concerned.

Immigrant Family Celebrates Their First Holiday Without Fear Of Deportation

Dec 21, 2018

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After years of living without documentation, a family from Brownsville, Texas now has legal papers. For the series "First Holiday Since," they discuss celebrating their first holiday without fear of deportation.

How Defense Secretary Mattis' Resignation Is Being Received Abroad

Dec 21, 2018

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How is the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis playing abroad? NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Bobby Ghosh, Foreign Affairs editor and columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, based in London.

In His New Film, Shakespearean Actor Kenneth Branagh Stars As The Bard Himself

Dec 21, 2018

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Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in All Is True as Shakespeare in his final years, with Judi Dench as his wife.

Asylum Lawyer Discusses New U.S. Policy Changes

Dec 21, 2018

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NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to asylum lawyer Ruby Powers about changes to U.S. asylum policy including keeping migrants in Mexico while their claims are processed.

Week In Politics: Possible Government Shutdown, General Mattis' Exit and Syria

Dec 21, 2018

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with EJ Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and National Review's Reihan Salam about the wall versus a shutdown, General Mattis' exit and Syria.

Trump Announces Mick Mulvaney As Acting White House Chief Of Staff

Dec 14, 2018

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President Trump says director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney will be acting White House chief of staff, replacing John Kelly at the end of the year.

Facing Allegations Of Child Abuse, The Boy Scouts Of America Considers Bankruptcy

Dec 14, 2018

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The Boy Scouts of America may be considering a bankruptcy filing to protect it from lawsuits over alleged child abuse. Allegations against scout leaders go back decades and accusers say the organization knew but kept silent.

How New Legislation Could Affect Federal Inmates

Dec 14, 2018

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As Congress gets closer to passing an overhaul of the federal criminal justice system, NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, about how the legislation will affect federal inmates.

'Tax Liens' Mean Towns Win, Homeowners Lose

Dec 14, 2018

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When homeowners can't, or won't, pay their property taxes, local governments auction off the right to pay those taxes to private companies. Housing advocates say this creates a burden for homeowners.

Prosecutors Examine The Finances Of Trump Administration Inaugural Campaign

Dec 14, 2018

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WNYC and ProPublica report that President Trump's inaugural committee spent some of the $107 million it raised booking ballrooms, meeting spaces and hotel rooms at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Nancy Wilson, Grammy Award Winning Singer, Dies At 81

Dec 14, 2018

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Grammy Award winning singer Nancy Wilson has died at 81. She was known as a stylist and a storyteller and the host of the NPR series Jazz Profiles.

Countries Struggle To Agree On Rules For Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Dec 14, 2018

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As a major climate conference nears its end in Poland, negotiators are still haggling over the rules nations must follow in order to meet their commitments to reduce greenhouse gases.

Florida State Senator Discusses New Report On Mass Shooting Response, Prevention

Dec 14, 2018

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NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Florida State Sen. Lauren Book, a member of the Parkland Commission, following the release of draft recommendations about how Florida schools should better respond and prepare for mass shootings.

Fire Destroys Thousands Of Voting Materials In The Congo, Election To Proceed As Planned

Dec 14, 2018

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Millions of Congolese head to the polls in a controversial presidential election Dec. 23. Officials say the vote will go ahead even after a fire destroyed thousands of voting machines and ballots.

Set In A Predominantly Latino Neighborhood, 'Vida' Shows Life Through A 'Brown Gaze'

Dec 14, 2018

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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Tanya Saracho, the creator of the series Vida. It's set in Boyle Heights, a predominantly Latino Los Angeles neighborhood, and seen, says Saracho, through a "brown gaze."

Asylum Seekers Awaiting Court Proceedings Turn To Volunteer Organizations For Help

Dec 14, 2018

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Each day dozens of asylum seekers are released in border cities — with ankle monitors — to await immigration court proceedings. A network of volunteer organizations in San Diego has sprung up to help them.

Migrant Girl Dies From Shock, Dehydration While In Border Patrol Custody

Dec 14, 2018

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In New Mexico last week, a 7-year-old girl and her family entered the country illegally at the U.S. -Mexico Border. The girl later died of dehydration and shock while in Border Patrol custody.

Creators Of New Bae Spice Blend Sued By Old Bay

Dec 14, 2018

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Creators of the New Bae spice blend thought it was just a clever pun. Now, they're being sued by Old Bay, which wants them to turn over their profits and destroy their supply.

Week In Politics: The Many Investigations Into The Trump Administration

Dec 14, 2018

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with political commentators León Krauze of Univision and John Phillips of the Orange County Register about the different investigations involving President Trump's inner circle and Nancy Pelosi.

With Examination Of Trump Administration Inauguration Spending, List of Investigations Grows

Dec 14, 2018

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The potential legal and political peril facing President Trump has grown bigger than just the Russia investigation. Investigators in New York are also looking into Trump's practices.

Sen. Mazie Hirono Weighs In On Latest Updates In Mueller Investigation

Dec 8, 2018

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NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's latest court filings.

Former U.S. Attorney Nick Akerman Reacts To Latest Filings In Mueller Investigation

Dec 8, 2018

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NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with former U.S. Attorney Nick Akerman about the latest court filings on Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen.

The Latest From Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia Investigation

Dec 8, 2018

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In the latest update from the special counsel's investigation, documents in the case of President Trump's former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen were filed in a New York federal court on Friday.

Feds Detail What They Call Lies Told By Paul Manafort Since His Guilty Plea

Dec 7, 2018

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Manafort's attorneys say he has provided the government with useful information but aren't opposing the recommendation that he be sentenced in early 2019.

Movie Review: 'Mary Queen Of Scots'

Dec 7, 2018

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In the lush historical tragedy, Mary Queen of Scots, Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie play the title character, and her cousin and nemesis Queen Elizabeth.

Charlottesville Jury Finds 'Unite The Right' Protester Guilty Of First Degree Murder

Dec 7, 2018

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A jury in Charlottesville, Va., returned a guilty verdict in the murder trial of James Fields, Jr., the self-proclaimed neo-Nazi who rammed his car into a crowd last year at a white nationalist rally.

Rep. Adam Schiff Weighs In On Latest Court Filings In Mueller Investigation

Dec 7, 2018

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NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with California Rep. Adam Schiff, ranking Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee, about the latest court filings in the Mueller investigation.

Kevin Hart Steps Down As Oscars Host After Criticism Of Past Tweets

Dec 7, 2018

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Comedian Kevin Hart was set to host the Oscars, until his past tweets resurfaced, revealing homophobic and sexist attitudes. He has since stepped down as host.

Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch Reacts To Former FBI Director James Comey's Testimony

Dec 7, 2018

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NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., who was in the closed hearing with former FBI Director James Comey.

Former FBI Director James Comey Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee

Dec 7, 2018

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Former FBI Director James Comey testified behind closed doors Friday at the request of House Republicans investigating the bureau's handling of the investigation into the Clinton matter.

People Around France React To The Yellow Vest Protests

Dec 7, 2018

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A rural protester who can't make ends meet and a Parisian store owner have different views of the Yellow Vest protests in France.

Russia Joins OPEC In Agreement To Cut Oil Production By 1.2 Million Barrels A Day

Dec 7, 2018

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Oil prices jumped higher Friday on news of a deal between OPEC and Russia to cut production. Global oil prices have fallen 30 percent in recent months.

Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Should Get 'Substantial Prison Term,' Feds Say

Dec 7, 2018

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Prosecutors acknowledged that Cohen has been cooperating with cases in New York City but nonetheless said the crimes he has admitted committing are serious enough to warrant prison.

Chinese Government And Media React To Arrest Of Top Huawei Executive

Dec 7, 2018

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China is reacting to last week's arrest of Meng Wanzhou, a top executive at Huawei, one of the world's largest telecom companies. She was arrested in Canada at the request of the U.S.

Federal Prosecutors Ask For 'Substantial' Prison Term For Michael Cohen

Dec 7, 2018

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NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade about the latest details released by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

What The Inauguration Of Mexico's New President Might Mean For Mexico-U.S. Relations

Nov 30, 2018

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Mexico gets a president unlike any in modern history on Saturday. A political maverick who operates without a formal party and relies on populist appeal. He's pitching big plans for the region and wants the U.S. involved.

Stuck In Tijuana, Many Central American Migrants Opt For A Job

Nov 30, 2018

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The Mexican government, faced with thousands of destitute migrants on their side of the U.S.-Mexico border, is inviting them to apply for jobs in Tijuana.

In Utah, Opponents Of Medical Marijuana Initiative Want To Revise Law

Nov 30, 2018

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Voters in Utah voted to legalize medical marijuana this year. Now state lawmakers are meeting to rewrite the provisions, but supporters of the initiative say the lawmakers are overstepping.

Trump And Chinese President Xi Look For Progress In Trade Dispute At G20 Summit

Nov 30, 2018

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President Trump and China's President Xi may have an announcement on trade on Saturday, but it will likely be a decision to push back deadlines rather than a breakthrough agreement.

MillerCoors To Continue Brewing Pabst Blue Ribbon

Nov 30, 2018

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After MillerCoors said it wouldn't extend the brewing contract for Pabst Blue Ribbon, Pabst sued and settled this week with an agreement for the beer to keep being brewed.

What Michael Cohen's Latest Testimony Means For Mueller And Trump

Nov 30, 2018

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President Trump's Russian ties are in the spotlight again after his former lawyer Michael Cohen's latest testimony.

Mueller's Biographer Says Special Counsel Investigation May Be Nearing Final Stages

Nov 30, 2018

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with journalist Garrett Graff, who is also Robert Mueller's biographer, about the state of the special counsel's investigation and the path forward.

'Tis The Season For 'Anna And The Apocalypse,' The New Zom-Com Musical

Nov 30, 2018

Description:

What could be more full of holiday spirit than zombies, you ask? The new zombie musical comedy Anna and the Apocalypse is here to upend your holiday movie expectations.

Who Is Kevin McCarthy, House Republicans' New Top Leader?

Nov 30, 2018

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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Los Angeles Times reporter Mark Barabak about how some hold Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy responsible for the loss of five House seats in California.

South Korean Train Heads To The North For The First Time In More Than A Decade

Nov 30, 2018

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South Korean trains crossed over into North Korea on Friday for the first time in a decade. South Korea is pushing to link the two countries' railways, despite stalled talks on the nuclear issue.

The Differences Between The European Migration Crisis And The Influx To The U.S.

Nov 30, 2018

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President Trump has compared the influx of migrants to the U.S. with the migration crisis in Europe. There are big differences in the situations, and some parallels in the political and policy debates.

Data Of Some 500 Million Marriott Customers Stolen In Breach

Nov 30, 2018

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Marriott is investigating a hack of the Starwood reservation system, as data on up to 500 million guests was stolen. Compromised information includes passport numbers, dates of birth and credit cards.

Hollywood Studios Spend Huge Amounts Of Money On Oscar Campaigns

Nov 30, 2018

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NPR's Audie Cornish talks with New York Times Oscar expert Kyle Buchanan about the long and arduous road to being nominated for and, with any luck, winning an Academy Award.

Alaska Hit With Back To Back Earthquakes

Nov 30, 2018

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Alaska residents are assessing damage after a major earthquake hit about eight miles north of Anchorage.

Week In Politics: The G-20 Summit And The Special Counsel Investigation

Nov 30, 2018

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times, and Susan Glasser of The New Yorker, about the G-20 summit, and updates from the special counsel's investigation.

Atlanta Falcons Cut The Prices For Their Stadium Food, But Is It Working Out?

Nov 22, 2018

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Sports fans have gotten used to exorbitant prices for food and drinks at stadiums. They know they're a captive market. But could the stadiums be missing out by charging too much?

Remembering Dorcas Reilly, Inventor Of The Classic Green-Bean Casserole

Nov 22, 2018

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The inventor of the green-bean casserole, Dorcas Reilly died on Oct. 15 at 92. This Thanksgiving, Campbell's Soup estimates the dish will be served and enjoyed in more than 20 million homes Thursday.

Nearly 10 Years After The Mumbai Terror Attacks, Maritime Security Has Improved

Nov 22, 2018

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Nearly 10 years have passed since more than 160 people were killed in the Mumbai terror attacks. They lasted four days and left residents and foreign tourists traumatized.

K-Pop Boy Band BTS Breaks Event Cinema Record With 'Burn The Stage' Documentary

Nov 22, 2018

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With its new documentary Burn the Stage, K-pop boy band BTS broke the event cinema record previously held by One Direction. Variety senior film writer Matt Donnelly explains what all this means.

Political Scientist Weighs In On Trump's Criticism Of 9th Circuit Court Of Appeals

Nov 22, 2018

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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Harvard political scientist Maya Sen about the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and judicial ideology, following President Trump's criticism of what he says is liberal bias.

Are You Hitting The Theaters This Season? Here's What Movies To Look For

Nov 22, 2018

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A look ahead at possible awards contenders and potential blockbusters that Hollywood is wrapping up for your holiday enjoyment.

Earlonne Woods, Co-Host Of 'Ear Hustle' Podcast, Gets Prison Sentence Commuted

Nov 22, 2018

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Earlonne Woods, co-host of the popular prison podcast Ear Hustle, had his sentence commuted by California Gov. Jerry Brown. Woods has served 21 years of a 31 to life prison sentence.

Camp Fire Evacuees Celebrate Thanksgiving With Neighbors

Nov 22, 2018

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Hundreds of fire victims near the burned out town of Paradise, Calif., are celebrating Thanksgiving without a home. In Chico, where many evacuated, businesses made sure they had food on Thanksgiving.

What Rain Means For The Wildfires In Northern California

Nov 22, 2018

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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with retired Fire Capt. Jim Mackensen, a Butte County public information officer, about how the rains hitting Northern California will affect containment and recovery efforts.

What Both Parties Are Learning From The Latino Vote In Florida's Midterms

Nov 22, 2018

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In Florida's close races, Republican candidates performed better with Latino voters than the GOP typically does. Their victories provide lessons for both parties to compete for a changing electorate.

One Family Shares Why They Joined The Migrant Caravan And Their Challenges

Nov 22, 2018

Description:

Angel and Delma Muñoz fled gang violence in Honduras and joined the migrant caravan headed toward the U.S. They're now among thousands waiting in Tijuana to apply for asylum.

Britain Prime Minister Theresa May Unveils Draft 'Brexit' Agreement

Nov 22, 2018

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British Prime Minster Theresa May unveiled the draft agreement reached with the European Union on the future relationship with the United Kingdom after it leaves next year.

Olivia Hooker, One Of The Last Surviving Tulsa Race Riot Witnesses, Dies At 103

Nov 22, 2018

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Olivia Hooker was 6 during the Tulsa Race Riot. She died Wednesday at 103 and was one of the last surviving witnesses to what is seen as one of the worst incidents of racial violence in U.S. history.

Trump Returns To Familiar Complaints During Thanksgiving Call With U.S. Troops

Nov 22, 2018

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President Trump held a teleconference with U.S. troops overseas on Thursday to thank them for their service. He also used the call to talk about border security and immigration.

4 Musicians Pay Their Gratitude Forward On Thanksgiving

Nov 22, 2018

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All Things Considered's Thanksgiving music chat returns, as Ari Shapiro speaks with artists Shoshana Bean, Brian McKnight, Isaiah Sharkey and Aniba Hotep about musicians they're thankful for.

Congress May Be On The Verge Of A Major Overhaul To The Criminal Justice System

Nov 14, 2018

Description:

A bipartisan effort to ease some penalties for drug crimes and provide more services to people leaving prison appears to be in the works in Congress, but the deal hinges on support from the president.

'Israeli Soul' Offers A Taste Of The Country's Street Foods

Nov 14, 2018

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with chef Michael Solomonov about his new cookbook, Israeli Soul.

Smoke From California Wildfires Affecting Millions Of People Far From Fire Zones

Nov 14, 2018

Description:

The massive wildfires in California have raised concerns about air quality for vulnerable populations, such as children and people with heart or lung conditions.

British Prime Minister Theresa May Says Her Cabinet Backs Draft 'Brexit' Agreement

Nov 14, 2018

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British Prime Minister Theresa May held an emergency cabinet meeting Wednesday to discuss the draft agreement with the EU negotiators about the arrangements for Britain to leave the European Union.

How Independent Redistricting Commissions Work

Nov 14, 2018

Description:

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Michael Li of the Brennan Center for Justice about a passed Michigan ballot measure that will create an independent redistricting commission in the state.

Discrediting The Recount Process Takes Advantage Of Voters' Lack Of Understanding

Nov 14, 2018

Description:

The Florida recounts have demonstrated that many voters are unaware of election governing rules, which makes them more vulnerable to political rhetoric casting doubt on the legitimacy of the results.

Tijuana Grapples With Impending Arrival Of Thousands Of Central American Migrants

Nov 14, 2018

Description:

As a caravan of migrants from Central America makes its way toward the U.S., Tijuana residents and officials are already trying to deal with thousands of others who are waiting to ask for asylum in the U.S.

Defense Secretary Mattis Visits Troops Deployed To U.S.-Mexico Border

Nov 14, 2018

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited active duty soldiers deployed at the border near McAllen, Texas. About 5,000 troops are being sent to the border in response to a caravan of migrants headed to the U.S.

Why A 'War On Children' In Yemen Could Get Worse

Nov 14, 2018

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That's what a UNICEF official calls the conflict. And escalating violence in a key port city is jeopardizing aid to hundreds of thousands of starving children.

California's Largest Utility Providers Face Pressure As Wildfires Continue To Burn

Nov 14, 2018

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Wildfires ravaging California have led to intense scrutiny of the state's largest utility companies. PG&E and SoCal Edison say their infrastructure may be tied to some of the biggest blazes.

Suzy Whaley, PGA's First Female President, On Bringing Inclusivity To Golf

Nov 14, 2018

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Just 40 years ago, PGA membership comprised men only. But Suzy Whaley is used to breaking new ground in a male-dominated sport. "For me it's always been about wanting to play the game," she says.

VP Pence Argues For Free Press As White House Defends Itself In 1st Amendment Lawsuit

Nov 14, 2018

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Vice President Pence defended press freedom in a meeting with Myanmar's leader. His defense of press freedom is in stark contrast to President Trump's confrontational tone with the media.

Are There Ways To Make Towns Less Vulnerable To Wildfires?

Nov 14, 2018

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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Los Angeles Times reporter Paige St. John about how Paradise, Calif., residents practiced fire evacuation drills, but given a population boom, the plans were inadequate.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Visits California To See Destruction From Wildfires

Nov 14, 2018

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visited two wildfire areas in California on Wednesday. The administration and the state have clashed over the reasons behind the fires and the state's fire management.

Houston Got Hammered By Hurricane Harvey — And Its Buildings Are Partly To Blame

Nov 14, 2018

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The city itself — skyscrapers, homes and factories — snagged the moist air of Hurricane Harvey and caused more rain to fall. Two new studies detail how humans are making hurricane flooding worse.

In Colorado, Jared Polis Becomes First Openly Gay Elected Governor

Nov 7, 2018

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Voters in Colorado have made Jared Polis the nation's first openly gay elected governor. Polis speaks with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly about his plans while he's in office.

Mexico City's 9 Million Residents Still Without Running Water After A Week

Nov 7, 2018

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It's been a week since repair crews cut the water to Mexico City and problems with the repair to the system that provides about 30 percent of the city's water supply isn't going as well as planned.

Sen. Angus King Reacts To Resignation Of Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Nov 7, 2018

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, about the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Where Sessions' Resignation Leaves The Russia Investigation

Nov 7, 2018

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What does the dismissal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions mean for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation?

Parkland Shooting Survivor Ryan Deitsch Reacts To Midterm Results

Nov 7, 2018

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Ryan Deitsch survived the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., and then co-founded March For Our Lives to try to get young people to vote. He talks with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly about midterm results.

Results In Key Florida Senate Race Are Still On Hold

Nov 7, 2018

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Florida voters kept the governorship in Republican hands and added two Democrats as members of Congress. But definitive results in a key Senate race are still on hold a day after midterms.

Rep. Adam Schiff Weighs In On What's Ahead For House Intelligence Committee

Nov 7, 2018

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With Tuesday's takeover of the House by Democrats, Rep. Adam Schiff will likely become chair of the House Intelligence Committee. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Schiff about questions he still has regarding President Trump and Russia.

After Major Political Defeat In The House, Trump Moves On By Pushing Sessions Out

Nov 7, 2018

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President Trump tried to move quickly past his party's midterm election losses. In a contentious news conference, Trump claimed victory and then pushed out his embattled attorney general.

Midterm Elections Exposed Deep Divides In American Society

Nov 7, 2018

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Tuesday's midterm elections exposed deep divides in American society along racial, gender and geographic lines.

Following House Win, Democrats Vow To Clean Up Capitol Hill And Trump Administration

Nov 7, 2018

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With control of the House, Democrats now can fulfill promises to investigate wrongdoing in the Trump administration, and overhaul political money and ethics laws.

What Voters Across The Country Said About Different Criminal Justice Ballot Measures

Nov 7, 2018

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NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with reporter Nicole Lewis of The Marshall Project about the results of criminal justice ballot measures across the country and what voters said.

Many Of The Women Who Ran As Democrats This Election Flipped Republican Seats

Nov 7, 2018

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Iowa elected women to Congress for the first time on Tuesday. Cindy Axne will represent the 3rd district and talks with NPR's Ailsa Chang about flipping a Republican seat and how she plans to run it.

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry Outlines What He Sees As Bipartisan Opportunities For Congress

Nov 7, 2018

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NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with moderate Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska about areas where Republicans and Democrats might work together in the next Congress.

What To Expect From The New, Divided Congress

Nov 7, 2018

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi outlined Democrats' priorities for when they take control in January. With Republicans keeping their Senate majority, the divided Congress will pursue different agendas.

House Democrats Anxious To Move Forward On Infrastructure After Election Win

Nov 7, 2018

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President Trump says he's willing to work with Democrats when they take over the House of Representatives. And while there are areas of common ground, there are also vast obstacles to cooperation.

How Anti-Semitism Is Tied To White Nationalism

Oct 30, 2018

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NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Ilana Kaufman of the Jewish Community Relations Council, about how anti-Semitism is tied to white nationalism.

In England, Southampton Community Rallies To Help Bookstore Move Locations

Oct 30, 2018

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October Books in Southampton, England, threatened by rising rents, managed to buy its own property. When it came time to move, more than 200 supporters created a human chain to move the books.

Tensions Rise At Fox News Over Coverage And Rhetoric Surrounding Migrant Caravan

Oct 30, 2018

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Fox News often describes the migrant caravan making its way through Mexico as a coming invasion. President Trump has picked up the phrasing has used it as he campaigns for Republican candidates.

Why Are People So Angry At Ebola Responders In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo?

Oct 30, 2018

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Health workers and other responders are threatened as often as three or four times a week in the country. And efforts to bring security are proving difficult.

Mueller's Office Refers Alleged Scheme Involving Harassment Claim To FBI

Oct 30, 2018

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Special counsel Robert Mueller's office has referred to the FBI an alleged scheme involving a purported offer to pay a woman to make false sexual misconduct allegations against Mueller. News organizations including NPR received unverified claims about the alleged scheme which have not been possible to substantiate.

The 14th Amendment And The History Of Birthright Citizenship In The U.S.

Oct 30, 2018

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Martha Jones, author of Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America, about the history of the birthright citizenship in the United States.

Many In Colorado Are Wondering If #MeToo Has Changed The State's Political World

Oct 30, 2018

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Sexual misconduct allegations dominated the Colorado statehouse session this year. Now, many are asking whether the state's #MeToo movement actually changed Colorado's political environment.

How Pittsburgh's Jewish Community Is Coping After Deadly Shooting At Synagogue

Oct 30, 2018

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Funerals began Tuesday for the people killed at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. Rabbi Aaron Bisno of the Rodef Shalom Congregation talks with NPR's Ailsa Chang about how the community is coping.

Funerals Begin For Those Killed In Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Oct 30, 2018

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Pittsburgh's Jewish community began the first funerals on Tuesday for those killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday. President Trump also visited the city, but was not welcomed by everyone.

North Dakota Native Americans Scramble For Voting IDs After Requirement Change

Oct 30, 2018

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In North Dakota, the Republican-controlled government has changed voter identification requirements. That's prompting confusion for many Democratic-leaning Native Americans.

Gab Goes Offline After Alleged Pittsburgh Shooter Posted Anti-Semitic Threats

Oct 30, 2018

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NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with researcher Joan Donovan about how the online platform Gab appealed to white supremacists, and why it provides lessons in combating extremism online.

How Black Women Voters Could Impact The Midterm Elections

Oct 30, 2018

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With the midterms next week, NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., about black women voters and the challenges they face within the Democratic Party.

Democrats In Utah Could Gain A Bit More Power, If Redistricting Measure Passes

Oct 30, 2018

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Utah is considering measures this fall to change how political boundaries are drawn. It's an overwhelmingly Republican state, but voters seem to support a measure that could give Democrats more power.

Trump Claims He Will End Birthright Citizenship Through Executive Order

Oct 30, 2018

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President Trump said in an interview with Axios that he is considering an executive order to end birthright citizenship. Most constitutional scholars believe he's unlikely to succeed.

Pittsburgh Shooting And Other Cases Point To Rise In Domestic Extremism

Oct 30, 2018

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The U.S. endured three bouts of domestic extremism last week. American-born men with far-right beliefs have been charged in all of them, in keeping with a long-standing pattern.

In 'Lady Lady,' Masego Puts 'Trap House Jazz' On Display

Oct 21, 2018

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Genre-bending musician Masego talks with NPR's Michel Martin about the unique style of music he calls "TrapHouseJazz" and his debut full-length album.

With Temperatures Dropping, Mass. Residents Still Lack Heat Weeks After Gas Fires

Oct 21, 2018

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Following a series of major gas explosions, many residents are still without heat or hot water. As temperatures begin to drop, people are questioning when their homes will be warm again.

Rae Carruth, Once A Promising NFL Star, To Be Released From Prison

Oct 21, 2018

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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the Charlotte Observer's Scott Fowler about the former NFL player, who is being freed after serving 20 years for orchestrating the murder of his pregnant girlfriend.

Troll Watch: Why Veterans Are Targeted By Spreaders Of Misinformation

Oct 21, 2018

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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with army veteran Kris Goldsmith about his efforts to eliminate Facebook pages that spread disinformation and target veterans.

How The Clergy Abuse Scandal Is Affecting Catholics In Pennsylvania

Oct 21, 2018

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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Maria Panaritis about the church sex abuse scandal that's roiling Pennsylvania.

President Trump Says U.S. Will Leave Arms Control Treaty With Russia

Oct 21, 2018

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President Trump says he'll pull the U.S. out of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty with Russia.

He Witnessed A Rape In 1969. He's Finally Ready To Talk About It

Oct 21, 2018

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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Don Palmerine, who witnessed a rape as a teenager. After keeping silent for 50 years, he wrote about it in The Washington Post.

Barbershop: Hollywood's Treatment Of The Opioid Crisis

Oct 20, 2018

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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with reporter and author Sam Quinones, along with CNN contributor Jeff Yang, about how the opioid crisis is treated in the media.

'NYT' Reporter Digs Into Conservative Group's Secret Judicial Training Program

Oct 20, 2018

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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with New York Times' reporter Adam Liptak about his exposé into the Heritage Foundation's Federal Clerkship Training Academy.

Texas High Schools To Require Police Interaction Education Video

Oct 20, 2018

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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Texas State Sen. Royce West about a new mandatory video for high school students regarding how to deal with police at traffic stops.

Facebook Executive Draws Attention To Brother's Death After Police Encounter

Oct 20, 2018

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Chinedu Okobi died this month after he was tased by a San Mateo County Police Department deputy. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with his sister, Ebele Okobi, Facebook's public policy director of Africa.

Migrant Caravan Stuck At Guatemala-Mexico Border

Oct 20, 2018

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NPR's Michel Martin talks with reporter Emily Green, who is following thousands of migrants traveling in a so-called caravan to the U.S.

Turkey's Role In The Khashoggi Case

Oct 20, 2018

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NPR's Michel Martin talks to Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies about Turkey's role in the Khashoggi affair.

Turkey Continues To Investigate Khashoggi's Death

Oct 20, 2018

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Turkey is continuing to investigate the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, amidst widespread skepticism about Saudi Arabia's explanation of how he was killed.

Crowdsourcing To Find Survivors Of Hurricane Michael

Oct 20, 2018

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According to one website, at least 300 people are still unaccounted for on the Florida panhandle in the wake of Hurricane Michael.

Code Switch: Transracial Adoptees On Their Racial Identity And Sense Of Self

Oct 13, 2018

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NPR's Code Switch podcast looks at race and identity in America. In this episode, NPR's Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby talk about transracial adoption.

Playwright Sarah Jones Takes On The Sex Industry In 'Sell/Buy/Date'

Oct 13, 2018

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Sell/Buy/Date is a one-woman-play about the sex industry. NPR's Shereen Marisol Meraji speaks with playwright Sarah Jones about how she portrays 19 different characters.

Artists Take To The Streets To Reflect On Current Political Climate

Oct 13, 2018

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From street artist Robbie Conal to "The 50 State Initiative" that features exhibitions and more than 100 artist-designed billboards, artists are responding to the current political environment.

Barbershop: Celebrities Choosing To Publicly Share Their Political Views

Oct 13, 2018

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NPR's Shereen Marisol Meraji speaks with NPR's Rodney Carmichael, Rolling Stone's Tessa Stuart and Huffington Post's Julia Craven about the decision of major celebrities to reveal their political leanings while also risking alienating their fans.

Allegations Of Voter Suppression Surface In Georgia During Tight Governor's Race

Oct 13, 2018

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NPR's Shereen Marisol Meraji speaks with Mark Niesse of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the lawsuit against Georgia, after a report that 53,000 voter registration applications have been held.

Resident Of Mexico Beach, Fla., Face Many Challenges In Hurricane Michael Recovery

Oct 13, 2018

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There is not much left in Mexico Beach, Fla. NPR's Shereen Marisol Meraji speaks with Washington Post reporter Patricia Sullivan, about what happened when Hurricane Michael hit the city.

International Pressure Mounts On Saudi Arabia After Disappearance Of Jamal Khashoggi

Oct 13, 2018

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The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is bringing international pressure onto the kingdom — and threatening its plans to modernize with the help of Western business partners.

American Pastor Andrew Brunson Meets With Trump After Being Released From Turkey

Oct 13, 2018

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Andrew Brunson, an American pastor who had been detained and jailed in Turkey for two years on charges of spying and aiding terrorists was released. He met with President Trump on Saturday.

Sommelier Scandal: A Tale Of Cheating And Really, Really Good Wine

Oct 12, 2018

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There's controversy in the world of wine as 23 new master sommeliers have had their certification revoked after a cheating scandal. NPR's Mary Louise Kelley talks with The Wine Bible author Karen MacNeil.

Does A Lack Of Secrecy Mean Russian Spies Want Their Actions To Be Known?

Oct 12, 2018

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Abundant evidence points to Russian military intelligence carrying out murders, attempted murders and sabotage throughout Europe. The lack of secrecy could mean the GRU wants its actions to be known.

Hurricane Michael Deals Florida's Oyster Industry A Serious Blow

Oct 12, 2018

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It's been two days since Hurricane Michael blew through Apalachicola, Fla. The coastal community fared better than others, but the area's already struggling oyster industry suffered a serious blow.

David Muir's 'World News Tonight' Receives Best Ratings In A Generation

Oct 12, 2018

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ABC World News Tonight anchor David Muir has returned his show to its place as the nation's most watched TV news broadcast with an emphasis on breaking news and an emotional connection with viewers.

'The Romanoffs' Rarely Matches The Heady Ambition Of Its Creator

Oct 12, 2018

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From Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner comes The Romanoffs, an anthology series telling the stories of people who believe they are descendants of the last Russian Royal family.

Former Federal Reserve Board Governor Weighs In On Trump's Attacks

Oct 12, 2018

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NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with former Federal Reserve Board Governor Donald Kohn about the President Trump's attacks on the Federal Reserve.

Disappearance Of Saudi Critic Could Scare Off The Country's Potential Investors

Oct 12, 2018

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The key to Saudi Arabia's attempt to set up its economy for the future is foreign investment. But suspicions that the Saudis murdered a prominent critic could scare off the money they need.

Women In Brazil Are Mobilizing Against The Presidential Election Front-Runner

Oct 5, 2018

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Brazil's preparing for the most divisive presidential election since its dictatorship ended in the 1980s. Huge numbers of women are mobilized to oppose far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, who has a record for misogyny, racism and homophobia.

Chicago Police Officer Found Guilty Of 2nd-Degree Murder Of Laquan McDonald

Oct 5, 2018

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In Chicago on Friday, jurors convicted city police officer Jason Van Dyke of second degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald that occurred in 2014.

Week In Politics: Battle Over Brett Kavanaugh, #MeToo 1 Year Later And Midterms

Oct 5, 2018

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Kimberly Atkins of the Boston Herald and Bethany Mandel, editor of Ricochet, about the battle over Brett Kavanaugh, #MeToo and impacts on midterm elections.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins Announces She Will Support Brett Kavanaugh

Oct 5, 2018

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Maine GOP Sen. Susan Collins announced on Friday her support for Brett Kavanaugh, increasing the chances that he will be confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court in a final Senate vote.

Jameela Jamil: 'My Career Is Not Reflected By The Size Of My Body'

Oct 5, 2018

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Jamil plays flighty socialite Tahani al Jamil on the NBC sitcom The Good Place, but in real life she's a disability rights advocate who speaks out against body shaming and extreme beauty standards.

Will the Kavanaugh Saga Leave Bruises That Heal Or Permanent Scars?

Oct 5, 2018

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The fight over the nomination rises from the emotional cauldron that boiled through the 2016 campaign and has simmered ever since.

U.S. Dairy Farmers React To New North American Trade Agreement

Oct 4, 2018

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In the new North American trade deal, Canada agreed to end its Class 7 milk price — a system that lowered the price of some Canadian dairy products, undercutting American producers. But dairy policy analysts say the new trade agreement won't significantly expand export opportunities.

The American Dream: One Block Can Make All The Difference

Oct 4, 2018

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Is geography destiny? It goes against the core idea of the American dream, but a new online data tool says where you were born and raised actually makes a huge difference — down to the very block.

MacArthur Fellow And Planetary Scientist Sarah Stewart Discusses How The Moon Was Formed

Oct 4, 2018

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with planetary scientist Sarah Stewart about her research into how the moon was formed, using a big cannon in her University of California Davis lab.

How The Legal Community Is Reacting To The Planned Senate Vote On Kavanaugh

Oct 4, 2018

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The legal community reacts to the Senate's planned confirmation vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, including more than 1,700 law professors who say he displayed a lack of judicial restraint at a hearing last week that should disqualify him.

Supreme Court Debate On Kavanaugh Is Playing Out In West Virginia Senate Race

Oct 4, 2018

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As the FBI investigates sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, West Virginia voters discuss how the debate is shaping their view of Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin's re-election campaign.

Juan Romero, Busboy Who Comforted Dying RFK, Dies At 68

Oct 4, 2018

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Juan Romero was the young busboy who comforted Sen. Robert F. Kennedy after he had been shot in 1968. It was a day that haunted him for the rest of his life. He died Monday at 68.

A Look At Trump's History Of Selectively Defending Due Process

Oct 4, 2018

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President Trump argues that his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is being treated like he's "guilty until proven innocent." But Trump's support for due process is selective.

Democratic Sen. Patty Murray Weighs In On FBI Report On Kavanaugh

Oct 4, 2018

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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Assistant Democratic Leader Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., about her take on the FBI report on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Meet The MacArthur Fellow Disrupting Racism In Art

Oct 4, 2018

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Newly minted "genius" grantee Titus Kaphar takes on historical paintings, modifying the scenes to lead the eye to those relegated to the background.

Remembering World War II Code Breaker Jean Annette Watters

Sep 26, 2018

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At 18, Jean Annette Watters was recruited for the top secret British military program to decode German messages during World War II. She died Sept. 15 and was buried in Nebraska.

Why So Many Brands Are Rebranding

Sep 26, 2018

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with branding expert Allen Adamson of the company Metaforce about the news that Weight Watchers will now be known as "WW" and Dunkin Donuts as Dunkin'.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse On What He'll Be Listening For During The Kavanaugh Hearings

Sep 26, 2018

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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse speaks with NPR's Audie Cornish about what he'll be listening for in Thursday's testimony by one of the women accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

What Trump's Speech At The U.N. Revealed About Current American Foreign Policy

Sep 26, 2018

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks to Vali Nasr, dean of Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, about President Trump's foreign policy and his approach to dealing with Iran.

U.N. Security Council Meeting Highlights Divisions On How To Deal With Iran

Sep 26, 2018

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As President Trump chairs a Security Council meeting, he's trying to rally the world around his stance on Iran. But his decision to pull the U.S. out of the nuclear deal remains unpopular.

Meet Rachel Mitchell, The Attorney Who Will Question Kavanaugh Accuser

Sep 26, 2018

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The Senate Judiciary Committee has retained Rachel Mitchell, a sex crimes prosecutor from Phoenix, to do the Republicans' questioning of Christine Blasey Ford at the Kavanaugh hearing on Thursday.

GOP Strategist Ron Bonjean Discusses Kavanaugh Hearings

Sep 26, 2018

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with GOP strategist Ron Bonjean about the continuing controversy surrounding Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Maj. DJ Skelton Retires From Army, Leaving Behind A Legacy Of Helping Wounded Warriors

Sep 26, 2018

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Army Maj. DJ Skelton was grievously wounded in Iraq, yet managed to return to active duty and command a platoon in Afghanistan. He has endured more than 80 surgeries and has yet to completely heal. Skelton is retiring from the Army with a legacy of helping other wounded warriors.

A Recap As The 2018 MLB Regular Season Comes To A Close

Sep 26, 2018

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As the regular season of Major League Baseball comes to a close, NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with CBS Sports writer Jonah Keri about all that's happened this year.

South Carolina Residents Preparing For High Floodwaters From Hurricane Florence

Sep 26, 2018

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Floodwaters from Hurricane Florence are inundating towns in South Carolina. In Georgetown, officials are trying to minimize the damage as the Waccamaw River is expected to crest Wednesday night.

Trump Continuing To Defend Embattled Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Sep 26, 2018

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President Trump is defending his embattled Supreme Court nominee in the face of another allegation of sexual misconduct. Trump will take questions from reporters Wednesday in New York.

Cosby Accuser Victoria Valentino Reacts To Sentencing

Sep 26, 2018

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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Victoria Valentino, one of the women who accused Bill Cosby of raping her, about the jail sentence the entertainer was given on Tuesday.

Britain's Labour Party Sees Brexit Standstill As An Opportunity

Sep 26, 2018

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The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party says if the U.K. government fails to get a Brexit agreement with the European Union his party would press for a general election.

How The Kavanaugh Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Might Unfold

Sep 26, 2018

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It's going to be high drama and high stakes Thursday in the hearings on Capitol Hill, a measure of the credibility of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexual assault.

Third Woman Comes Forward With Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Against Kavanaugh

Sep 26, 2018

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A day before the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on allegations Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a woman in the 1980s, a third woman has come forward with another accusation of sexual misconduct.

Residents Allowed To Return To Their Homes After Gas Explosions North Of Boston

Sep 17, 2018

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Mayor Dan Rivera of Lawrence, Mass., about a series of natural gas explosions on Thursday that burned homes and resulted in one death.

Vontae Davis Ends NFL Career By Walking Off Field During Halftime

Sep 17, 2018

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Vontae Davis decided to end his NFL career Sunday at halftime, while the Buffalo Bills were playing the Los Angeles Chargers. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with ESPN reporter Mike Rodak about the decision.

Supreme Court Ruling Means Thousands Of Deportation Cases May Be Tossed Out

Sep 17, 2018

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A recent high court ruling that didn't get much attention at the time could mean that tens of thousands of deportation cases are delayed, or tossed out altogether.

Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band Travels Across Generations And Genres On 'The Serpent's Mouth'

Sep 17, 2018

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This German group delivers steel drum covers of Mary J. Blige, Mobb Deep, Gang Starr and more.

Wilmington, N.C, Residents Trying To Cope From Hurricane Florence Damage

Sep 17, 2018

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Hurricane Florence turned Wilmington, N.C., from a peninsula into an island. People there are still suffering from loss of power, lots of road closures and are trying to cope.

North And South Korean Leaders Set To Meet For Third Time This Year

Sep 17, 2018

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Leaders of North and South Korea will meet Tuesday in Pyongyang for their third summit meeting this year.

Senate Could Hear From Woman With Allegations Of Sexual Assault Against Kavanaugh

Sep 17, 2018

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After a woman went public with allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school some Senators want to delay the vote on his nomination.

From Anita Hill To Christine Blasey Ford, The Similarities And Differences

Sep 17, 2018

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Allegations of sexual misconduct against a Supreme Court nominee are familiar. But there are some key differences between the accusations against Brett Kavanaugh and those against Clarence Thomas.

NPR/Marist Poll: 1 In 3 Americans Think A Foreign Country Will Change Midterm Votes

Sep 17, 2018

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There is no evidence Russia, or any other country, has attempted to change vote tallies in an American election. Still, a sizable chunk of the American public thinks it's possible.

Giant 'Pac-Man' Launched To Gobble Garbage Patch

Sep 16, 2018

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Last Saturday, the nonprofit Ocean Cleanup dispatched a device to help clean up litter in the Pacific Ocean. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Boyan Slat, the young CEO who came up with the idea.

FEMA Head Under Scrutiny In Middle Of Hurricane Season

Sep 16, 2018

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As FEMA responds to Florence, Administrator Brock Long allegedly faces an internal investigation. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Washington Post reporter William Wan about the investigation.

Trump Administration Revokes Visas For Palestinian Envoy

Sep 16, 2018

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A Palestinian official is condemning the U.S. decision to revoke the visas of the family of a Palestinian envoy to the U.S.

Memoir: 'Not For The Faint Of Heart'

Sep 16, 2018

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Wendy Sherman tells NPR's Michel Martin about her unlikely rise from social worker to high-stakes negotiator with North Korea and Iran, a story laid out in her memoir, Not for the Faint of Heart.

North Korea's Kim Set To Host South Korea's Moon

Sep 16, 2018

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With U.S. and North Korea nuclear diplomacy seemingly on hold, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will host South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang on Tuesday.

Tropical Storm Florence: Crumbling Levee Threatens North Carolina Homes

Sep 16, 2018

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As tropical storm Florence lumbers west through the Carolinas, river towns face more heavy rain and rising waters. In Lumberton, N.C., officials say a deteriorating levee threatens hundreds of homes.

Pittsburgh Rapper Mac Miller Reportedly Dead At 26

Sep 7, 2018

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Mac Miller, the Pittsburgh-born rapper who developed a ravenous following over the course of five successful albums, died Friday of an apparent overdose in his San Fernando Valley home, multiple outlets have reported. He was 26.

Serena Williams Is On The Verge Of Making Tennis History — Again

Sep 7, 2018

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On Saturday, Serena Williams could make tennis history — again, but her mark on the sport is already assured. NPR's Audie Cornish discusses Williams' impact with The Undefeated writer Clinton Yates.

Front-Runner In Brazil's Presidential Race Hospitalized After Being Stabbed

Sep 7, 2018

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Jair Bolsonaro, the front-runner in Brazil's upcoming presidential election is in serious condition at a hospital after being stabbed in the stomach while campaigning.

What You Need To Know About CryptoKitties, The Latest Cryptocurrency Fad

Sep 7, 2018

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A new fad in cryptocurrencies involves cartoon-like cat images that sell for tens of thousands of dollars. Understanding this craze is a way to understand the potential — and risks — of cryptocurrency's latest evolution.

New Jersey Launches Investigation Into Clergy Abuse In The State's Catholic Dioceses

Sep 7, 2018

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New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal speaks with NPR's Audie Cornish about his decision to establish a task force to investigate clergy sex abuse.

President Trump Continues To Ratchet Up Trade War With Other Countries

Sep 7, 2018

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On Friday, President Trump said he's ready to impose even more tariffs on Chinese imports. And he hinted that he may take similar action against Japan.

In Chicago, The Obamas' Civic Engagement Programs Are In Action

Sep 7, 2018

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The Obama Foundation has raised more than a quarter of a billion dollars so far to build the Obama Presidential Center on Chicago's South Side. Key to the Foundation's mission are programs to train the next generation of civic leaders.

Obama Gives First Direct Public Rebuke Of President Trump

Sep 7, 2018

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Former President Obama called President Trump out in a speech on the state of U.S. politics, urging Democratic voters to turn out in November for the sake of American democracy.

Sweden Says So Long To Country's Shared Twitter Account

Sep 7, 2018

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The time has come to an end for the @sweden Twitter account. As NPR reported in 2015, it was passed from person to person each week.

Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt Outlines Why He Supports Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh

Sep 7, 2018

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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., about this week's hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. He explains why he supports the nomination.

After A Week Of Public Hearings, Judge Brett Kavanaugh Seems Poised For Supreme Court

Sep 7, 2018

Description:

President Trump's pick for the high court successfully parried questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Democratic complaints that they had seen just 10 percent of his government record didn't seem to raise much public ire.

Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Agrees To Pay $145,000 To Settle False Advertising Lawsuit

Sep 7, 2018

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Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand, Goop, has settled a lawsuit with several California district attorneys over the promotion of products with questionable health benefits.

Ex-Trump Aide Papadopoulos, 1st Charged In Russia Probe, Sentenced To 14 Days

Sep 7, 2018

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Donald Trump's former campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos was sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI about his connections to Russian operatives in 2016.

Singing In The Shower To Help Save Cape Town's Water

Sep 7, 2018

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In late 2017, the South African city — hit by a historic drought — faced the possibility it would have to shut off its water supply within six months. A musical challenge helped avert that disaster.

NBC Announcement Of 'Law & Order: Hate Crimes' Sparks Online Debate

Sep 7, 2018

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The long-running NBC show Law & Order has announced another spinoff. This time it will be Law & Order: Hate Crimes. Is this an attempt at dealing with reality or another way to glamorize violence?

North Carolina Congressional Elections Thrown Into Chaos After Court Ruling

Aug 28, 2018

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A panel of federal judges ruled the state's electoral maps were illegally drawn to favor Republicans. But with elections a little more than two months away, there may not be time to redraw them.

What To Watch For In The Arizona And Florida Primaries

Aug 28, 2018

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There are two high-stakes GOP primary contests this Tuesday. In Arizona, it's a Senate race to replace Sen. Jeff Flake and in Florida, it's a race for the state's next governor.

Did Louis C.K. Return To Comedy Too Soon?

Aug 28, 2018

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NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with comedian Melinda Hill about whether Louis C.K. should have a future in comedy. Hill says he needs to give a more robust apology and work toward making amends.

Louis C.K. Returns To Comedy For The First Time Since Admitting To Sexual Misconduct

Aug 28, 2018

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Louis C.K. did a surprise set at the Comedy Cellar in New York City Sunday night. It was his first public performance since he was accused of sexual misconduct by five women last November.

'She Was Our Queen': Fans Pay Their Final Respects To Aretha Franklin

Aug 28, 2018

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Fans gather in Detroit to remember how Franklin's music marked milestones in the nation's history and in their own lives.

How The Auto Industry Is Reacting To The Tentative U.S.-Mexico Trade Deal

Aug 28, 2018

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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Michelle Krebs, an executive analyst at Autotrader, to get an idea of what the auto industry thinks of the trade deal announced Monday between the U.S. and Mexico.

Big Questions Remain On Whether Canada Will Agree To Tentative Trade Deal

Aug 28, 2018

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President Trump is touting his trade agreement with Mexico, but big questions remain about how much the new rules will change the trade landscape.

Venezuelans Are Continuing To Leave Their Country By Any Means Necessary

Aug 28, 2018

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As hyperinflation, food and medicine shortages and joblessness have worsened, Venezuelans are leaving in record numbers. Many South American countries have tightened their borders to stem the influx.

Government Watchdog Raises Questions About Trump's Decision Not To Move FBI

Aug 28, 2018

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A watchdog says a government agency failed to disclose the involvement of President Trump in a decision not to move the FBI out of its location in Washington, D.C., next to a hotel the president owns.

It's Easier Than Ever To Record Conversations And That's Reshaping The Workplace

Aug 28, 2018

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A couple of recent, high-profile instances of conversations secretly recorded at work have highlighted a big change in how workplace lawsuits and culture are influenced by surreptitious recordings.

Republican Sen. Mike Rounds On Trump And The Mueller Investigation

Aug 28, 2018

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NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, and about serving with the late Sen. John McCain on the Armed Services Committee.

Strangers On A Train: How Gabriel Kahane's Travels Inspired An Album Of Empathy

Aug 28, 2018

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Kahane's new album, Book of Travelers is inspired by a two-week train trip the composer took across America. Kahane discusses the album and performs a few of the songs in NPR's studio.

Need To Track A Submarine? A Harbor Seal Can Show You How

Aug 28, 2018

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Harbor seals use sensors in their whiskers to help discern predator from prey. It's all about the way the water whirls, say scientists who are now training computers to be better trackers, too.

Too Frail To Retire? Humans Ponder The Fate Of Research Chimps

Aug 28, 2018

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Lab chimps used in medical studies are being retired to a forested sanctuary. But scientists and workers who care for the animals say some older chimps aren't healthy enough to make the transition.

Chick-Fil-A Pecks Its Way Into The Meal Kit Game

Aug 28, 2018

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People choose fast-food restaurants for a quick and easy meal. Now one national chain is betting that its customers will buy a meal-kit and make branded dinners at home.

Aretha Franklin In Conversation With NPR's Michel Martin

Aug 18, 2018

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NPR's Michel Martin spoke with Aretha Franklin shortly after her performance at President Obama's inauguration. We play a portion of the conversation from 2009.

University Of Maryland Football Abuse Scandal And The Rights Of College Athletes

Aug 18, 2018

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The University of Maryland Board of Regents met Friday in the aftermath of the football team's abuse scandal. NPR's Lakshmi Singh speaks to Ramogi Huma of the College Athletes Players Association.

Muslim Women Poised To Make Political History

Aug 18, 2018

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NPR's Lakshmi Singh talks with Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib, who won her Detroit-area primary last week and runs unopposed in November. She's set to be among the first Muslim women in Congress.

More Than 550 Separated Migrant Children Remain In U.S. Custody

Aug 18, 2018

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More than 550 children separated recently from their parents have still not reunited with their families. NPR's Lakshmi Singh speaks with KQED's Tyche Hendricks about the latest developments.

Security Clearances Under Threat In The Intelligence Community

Aug 18, 2018

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NPR's Lakshmi Singh talks with former CIA analyst Patrick Eddington about the impact on professional civil servants when their security clearances are under threat of being revoked.

Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan Remembered

Aug 18, 2018

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Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80. Annan served as the seventh Secretary-General, for two terms between 1997 and 2006.

A Medieval Fantasy From 'The Simpsons' Creator Throws A Wench In The Works

Aug 18, 2018

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Matt Groening's animated Netflix series Disenchantment follows the hard-drinking princess of Dreamland. But the premise isn't the only new thing he's trying out on this show.

'Beyond Anger': Pittsburgh Priest Says Sex Abuse Report 'Shook' Parishioners

Aug 18, 2018

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Catholic priests in Pennsylvania will step into pulpits Sunday morning and have to address the massive clergy sex abuse revelations from this week's grand jury report.

Brett Kavanaugh's Role In the Starr Investigation And How It Shaped Him

Aug 17, 2018

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In the 1990s, Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was part of the team investigating President Clinton as part of special prosecutor Ken Starr's investigation. How did that experience shape his view of whether and how a president should be investigated?

Tesla Stock Tumbles Again, Following CEO Elon Musk's 'NYT' Interview

Aug 17, 2018

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Tesla's stock has been dropping precipitously, following a New York Times interview, in which CEO Elon Musk described being exhausted and under immense pressure.

Survivor Of Pennsylvania Clergy Sex Abuse Shares His Story

Aug 17, 2018

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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Jim VanSickle about surviving the abuse he suffered at the hands of a priest in the Catholic church — one of more than 300 named in Pennsylvania's grand jury report on clergy abuse.

Former White House Director Of Legislative Affairs Discusses New Job At UVA

Aug 17, 2018

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Marc Short, President Trump's former legislative director, talks with Mary Louise Kelly about his new job at the University of Virginia, the controversy that followed him and how he's moving forward.

Trump Postpones Military Parade, Citing High Costs

Aug 17, 2018

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President Trump has postponed the military parade planned for November after complaints about its anticipated cost. He said he will instead attend the Armistice Day parade in Paris.

Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell Discusses Security Clearances

Aug 17, 2018

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Michael Morell, former deputy director at the CIA, about the letter he signed about security clearances and supporting former CIA director John Brennan.

'Crazy Rich Asians' Star Awkwafina Has Always 'Aggressively Been Myself'

Aug 17, 2018

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Rapper and actress Awkwafina has had a busy year. She's in two summer blockbusters: Ocean's 8 and Crazy Rich Asians, which opens this week.

Watching Election Results In 5 States, With An Eye Toward Midterms

Aug 8, 2018

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Results are coming in from a key special congressional election in Ohio that could be a sign for what's to come in November. Four states are also awaiting primary results.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Considering Taking Company Private

Aug 7, 2018

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Tesla stock soared on Tuesday after CEO Elon Musk said he's considering taking the company private. It also raised many questions about the future of the electric car company.

20 Years After Embassy Attacks In Africa, U.S. Vows To Remain Vigilant

Aug 7, 2018

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It's been 20 years since U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were hit by blasts that killed more than 200 people. They were the first major attacks on U.S. targets by al-Qaida.

Student Activists In Bangladesh Demanding Safer Roads After Bus Kills 2 People

Aug 7, 2018

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A bus in Dhaka, Bangladesh, ran over and killed two students, triggering a massive protest. Students are demanding justice in a country where traffic laws are poorly enforced.

What A Lifetime Of Collecting Millions Of Relics Of Black Americana Looks Like

Aug 7, 2018

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Oran Z has been collecting relics of Black Americana for most of his life. The items he's amassed used to be in a museum he ran in Los Angeles, but now they're all housed on his property.

Meet The Judge Presiding Over Paul Manafort's Trial

Aug 7, 2018

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As the trial of Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman continues, NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with former U.S. Attorney Kevin Mikolashek about the presiding judge in the case, T.S. Ellis.

Public Employee Unions Evicted From Offices As Result Of Trump's Executive Orders

Aug 7, 2018

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The Trump administration is forcing government employee unions out of federal buildings. Its part of the administration's effort to reduce the power of the unions, which are fighting back in court.

Diplomatic Dispute Between Saudi Arabia And Canada Continues To Escalate

Aug 7, 2018

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The Saudi government announced it will stop its national airline from traveling to Toronto. This comes after the Gulf nation expelled the Canadian ambassador and recalled its own ambassador.

What Effects Tree Thinning Has On Wildfires

Aug 7, 2018

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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Matthew Hurteau, a forest ecologist at University of New Mexico, about the effectiveness of tree clearing and thinning in preventing wildfires or mitigating their intensity.

N.J. Legislature Close To Giving Garden State An Official Microbe With Local Roots

Aug 7, 2018

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New Jersey is on its way to becoming only the second state to declare an official state microbe. The candidate bacteria, Streptomyces griseus, is commonly found in soil.

How A Simple Act At A Louisiana Grocery Store Became A 'Miracle'

Aug 7, 2018

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NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Sid Edwards and Jordan Taylor about the supermarket "miracle" when Taylor reached out to Edward's autistic son, and how their lives have been affected since a video of the interaction went viral.

Will U.S. Sanctions On Iran Be Effective Without Reinforcement From Allies?

Aug 7, 2018

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NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew about whether the overuse of sanctions could lose effectiveness.

Some States Say Federal Grants Aren't Enough To Secure Voting Systems

Aug 7, 2018

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States across the country are in the process of receiving grants from the federal government to secure their voting systems. But local election officials worry the money won't be enough to make systems safer for the next election.

What Is And Isn't Permissible In The World Of Campaign Opposition Research

Aug 7, 2018

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With more explanations from the Trump administration about a 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer, NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with attorney Bob Bauer about what is and isn't permissible in the world of campaign opposition research.

After A Car Bomb Killed A Syrian Rocket Scientist, Some Are Blaming Israeli Intelligence

Aug 7, 2018

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A Syrian rocket scientist was allegedly assassinated by the Israeli spy agency, Mossad, in a car bomb on Saturday. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks to Israeli journalist Ronen Bergman about the assassination and Israel's wider strategy of targeted killings.

Illegal Immigration To The U.S. By The Numbers

Jun 27, 2018

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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Sarah Pierce, policy analyst with the Migration Policy Institute, about illegal immigration to the U.S. and how today's numbers compare to years past. Pierce says we're at a low point today.

Reporting Crime In Mexico Can Be A Bloody Business

Jun 27, 2018

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Reporting on crime in the Mexican capital reveals dark truths about a city where officials have tried to keep the crime problem under raps.

Syrian Children's Choir Will Not Perform At U.S. Festival Because Of Travel Ban

Jun 27, 2018

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When the Nai Syrian Children's Choir was invited to join the Serenade! Choral Festival in Washington, D.C., this week, they were excited, until they realized they are from a country listed in the American travel ban.

In Texas, A Summer Job That Helps Provide Temporary Refuge For Migrants

Jun 27, 2018

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Casa Vides is a small, home-based shelter in El Paso. College students are among those living and working there to care for migrant families and teens who are awaiting immigration hearings.

Latest Republican Immigration Bill Fails To Win Approval In The House

Jun 27, 2018

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The second failed attempt at passing immigration legislation once again highlights ideological splits inside the GOP ahead of the midterms. The debate has raised questions about GOP confidence in Speaker Paul Ryan's leadership.

Federal Judge Gives Trump Administration 30 Days To Reunite Separated Families

Jun 27, 2018

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A federal judge in California gave the Trump administration 30 days to reunite parents and children separated under its "zero-tolerance" policy. Immigrants and activists are hailing the ruling, while also bracing for a long legal fight.

Retirement Of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Sets Stage For Political Battle

Jun 27, 2018

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that a vote to fill a Supreme Court vacancy would be a "top priority." Now a confirmation vote to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy will come just months before the midterms.

Robert Wilkie, Trump's Nominee To Lead VA, Has Relatively Smooth Confirmation Hearing

Jun 27, 2018

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Robert Wilkie, President Trump's nominee to be secretary of Veterans Affairs, appears before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Wednesday for his confirmation hearing.

Republican Sen. Mike Lee Discusses Bill That Would Curb Trump's Authority On Trade

Jun 27, 2018

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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, about his bill — the Global Trade Accountability Act — which was promoted by the Koch brothers to curb the president's authority on trade.

Former Clerk For Justice Anthony Kennedy Reacts To His Retirement Announcement

Jun 27, 2018

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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, after 30 years on the bench. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Dan Epps, a former clerk for Justice Kennedy.

Reigning World Cup Champion Germany Loses To South Korea

Jun 27, 2018

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The reigning world cup champion Germany — is out after losing to South Korea Wednesday. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Sports Illustrated senior writer Grant Wahl about what it means.

East Pittsburgh Police Officer Charged With Homicide In Shooting Of Teenager

Jun 27, 2018

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An East Pittsburgh police officer has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of teenager Antwon Rose II, who was shot three times while running after a traffic stop.

What's Next For People From Countries On Trump's Travel Ban Seeking Entry Into The U.S.

Jun 27, 2018

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks to civil rights attorney Sirine Shebaya about what President Trump's travel ban means for people seeking entry into the U.S.

Salvadoran Man Sought Asylum With His Daughter, Then He Was Deported Without Her

Jun 27, 2018

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to freelance journalist Sarah Kinosian, who's been following the story of Arnovis Guidos Portillo, a father from El Salvador who's been separated from his daughter while trying to seek asylum in the U.S.

National Security Adviser Bolton Arranging A Summit Between Trump And Putin

Jun 27, 2018

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National Security Adviser John Bolton met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow to arrange a summit between Putin and President Trump.

Summer Music Preview: 'The War And Treaty' Debuts 'Healing Tide'

Jun 16, 2018

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Husband and wife duo Michael Trotter, Jr. and Tanya Blount Trotter, also known as "The War And Treaty," talk with NPR's Michel Martin about their upcoming album, Healing Tide.

Dan Pfeiffer Didn't Plan To Write 'Yes We (Still) Can' — Until Trump Won

Jun 16, 2018

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Michel Martin speaks with former Obama advisor Dan Pfeiffer. His new memoir stories his time in the White House, and prescriptions for the future of the Democratic Party during President Trump.

Jefferson's Monticello Makes Room For Sally Hemings

Jun 16, 2018

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As part of a restoration initiative to interweave Monticello's dynamic history, a new exhibit at Thomas Jefferson's Virginia estate gives humanity to an enslaved woman who bore six of his children.

DOJ IG Report: What Happens Next?

Jun 16, 2018

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Michel Martin talks with former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales about the Justice Department Inspector General's report on political bias in the department during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Congressional Role In North Korea Nuclear Talks

Jun 16, 2018

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Michel Martin speaks with Democratic Congressman Eliot Engel about the ongoing negotiations with North Korea, and how recent tariffs on Chinese goods could complicate efforts toward denuclearization.

Barbershop: Border Separations

Jun 16, 2018

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This week has seen outrage over children being separated from parents at the border, and confusion over congressional immigration proposals. To help sort through all of it, Michel Martin speaks with former INS commissioner Doris Meissner; Annaluisa Padilla, President at the American Immigration Lawyers Association; and Julian Aguilar, immigration reporter Texas Tribune.

What Teens Really Say About Sex, Drugs And Sadness

Jun 16, 2018

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A new survey of America's youth offers more than a few surprises — and raises some important red flags.

For The First Time, Party City Is Offering Supplies To Celebrate Ramadan's End

Jun 15, 2018

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As Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr Friday, they are getting a helping hand from the party supply store Party City. The company says it has become the first national retail chain in the U.S. to offer a range of decorations for the holiday.

Struggling For Words, A Boy And His Grandfather Are 'Drawn Together' At Last

Jun 15, 2018

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Author Minh Lê had a loving relationship with his grandparents, but he also remembers a lot of "awkward silence." His new book explores barriers of language and culture between generations.

Week In Politics: What's Next After The U.S.-North Korea Summit

Jun 15, 2018

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NPR's Audie Cornish talks with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times about President Trump's impromptu Friday news conference, what's next with North Korea, immigration and the release of an inspector general report on James Comey's handling of the Clinton emails.

Evangelicals Push Back On Sessions' Use Of Bible Passage To Defend Immigration Policy

Jun 15, 2018

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions used a passage from the Bible to defend a controversial Trump administration immigration policy. Sessions' action is drawing criticism from some evangelicals.

How A Political Consultant Changed Voting Districts Nationally

Jun 15, 2018

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As the Supreme Court is set to rule on two gerrymandering cases, NPR's Planet Money looks at how one political consultant changed the national maps by investing in state elections.

Chicago's Hyperloop Announcement Met With Questions

Jun 15, 2018

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans for high-speed transit to O'Hare International Airport via underground tunnels. The technology is unproven, raising questions about the project.

Canadians Angered Over Trade And President Trump's Comments On Prime Minister Trudeau

Jun 15, 2018

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Canadians are reeling after President Trump and his advisers launched a new war of words against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Canadians fear the damage a full-blown trade war with the U.S. could do to their economy, but say Trudeau shouldn't back down.

Tensions Rise Between U.S. And China Over Trade Actions

Jun 15, 2018

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Trade tensions between the U.S. and China escalated rapidly Friday after President Trump unveiled tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods and China moved swiftly with retaliation.

Democrats Divided As They Try To Flip N.J. House Seat

May 31, 2018

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New Jersey has several Republican House seats Democrats would like to flip. In one, the Democratic primary involves a candidate who is moderate on gun issues and backed by party establishment figures.

Mormon Church Celebration Of 40 Years Of Black Priesthood Brings Up Painful Past

May 31, 2018

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The Mormon Church is celebrating 40 years since black men were allowed into the priesthood, but this anniversary comes at a time of heightened racial sensitivity for many church members.

Advice For 'Grown-Ups' In Their 40s: 'Just Do What You Want More Often'

May 31, 2018

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Author Pamela Druckerman says she's reached a "now-or-never phase of life." Her new book There Are No Grown-Ups is a coming-of-age story — for people whose age is 40.

LeBron James Or Michael Jordan? The Debate Goes On

May 31, 2018

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It's the sports debate that will not go away: LeBron or Jordan? NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Sami Hassan, who writes for the Bulls Times, a blog about the Chicago Bulls, and Chris Manning, who runs Fear the Sword, a Cleveland Cavaliers blog.

French Finance Minister Reacts To New U.S. Tariffs On Steel And Aluminum

May 31, 2018

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The U.S. will impose new tariffs on steel and aluminum from the European Union, Canada and Mexico. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire about reaction in France.

Navy Ad Campaign Hopes To Attract New Generation Of Young, Tech-Savvy Recruits

May 31, 2018

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All the armed services are confronting a challenging environment for adding numbers to their ranks. The U.S. is near full employment and fewer young people physically qualify.

Companies And Regulators Move Toward Full Ban On Plastic Straws To Help Alleviate Pileup

May 31, 2018

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Plastic straws make up an alarming percentage of waste around the world. Bon Appetit, a large food service company, announced Thursday it is banning plastic straws in all 1,000 of its cafes across the U.S.

What Would The Denuclearization Of North Korea Look Like?

May 31, 2018

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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Melissa Hanham of the Middlebury Institute's James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies on the what the potential denuclearization of North Korea would look like.

Secretary Of State Pompeo Meets With North Korean Official Kim Yong Chol

May 31, 2018

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with North Korean official Kim Yong Chol in New York Thursday ahead of a possible summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

National Park Service Finds Permanent Home For Cremains Left At Vietnam Veterans Memorial

May 31, 2018

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The National Park Service announced Wednesday that it has found a permanent home for the cremains that had been left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It has arranged for a veterans group to have them interred at a cemetery in Virginia.

Arquette: After Rejecting Weinstein, 'I Had A Completely Different Career'

May 31, 2018

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Rosanna Arquette, one of the first actresses to come forward regarding a sexually abusive encounter with movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, says the charges against him aren't the result of a "witch hunt."

President Trump Pardons Conservative Commentator Dinesh D'Souza

May 31, 2018

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President Trump issued a full pardon for conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza Wednesday. D'Souza pleaded guilty in 2014 to making illegal campaign contributions. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Mark Osler, a former federal prosecutor, who now runs a commutation clinic at the University of St. Thomas Law School, about the decision.

Trump Administration Plans To Extend Steel And Aluminum Tariffs To Canada, Mexico And EU

May 31, 2018

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The Trump administration is extending steel and aluminum tariffs to Canada, Mexico, and the European Union Thursday. The move is likely to trigger retaliatory tariffs on U.S. exports.

When Scientists Develop Products From Personal Medical Data, Who Gets To Profit?

May 31, 2018

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Data from patient medical records are being used to develop commercial products. What rights do we have over the use of our personal health information?

LISTEN: How Michael Cohen Protects Trump By Making Legal Threats

May 31, 2018

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Michael Cohen is facing legal peril. But he's usually the one using legal pressure to fix issues for Donald Trump before they become problems. NPR has audio of Cohen making threats in 2015.

Group Of House Republicans Trying To Force Vote On Immigration Legislation

May 10, 2018

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Some House Republicans are attempting to go around their leaders to pass immigration legislation that would give legal status to DACA recipients.

Is A Blue Wave Coming With The 2018 Midterms?

May 10, 2018

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Democrats have shown many signs of strength leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, but given confusion over polling in 2016, it can be hard to tell how real the chances of a big Democratic win in November are.

Mormon Church Announces End To 100-Year Relationship With Boy Scouts

May 10, 2018

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On Tuesday, the Mormon Church announced it would end a 100-year relationship with the Boy Scouts of America. Mormon boys were automatically signed up to be part of the Boy Scouts, and church members made up 20 percent of membership.

Trump Administration Wants To Cut Federal Retirement Benefits And Freeze Salaries

May 10, 2018

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The Trump administration wants to change the structure of the government and federal workforce. Public employee groups are wary, as current laws governing how federal employees are paid, and the benefits they get, are 40 years old.

President Trump Expected To Greet 3 Americans Released From North Korea

May 10, 2018

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on his way back from North Korea with three U.S. detainees who were released.

Republican Sen. Jim Risch Discusses Gina Haspel's Confirmation Hearing

May 10, 2018

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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, about his impressions after Gina Haspel's confirmation hearing to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Former Iranian Nuclear Negotiator Weighs In On U.S. Decision To Leave Nuclear Deal

May 10, 2018

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A former Iranian nuclear negotiator, Seyed Hossein Mousavian, weighs in on how President Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is playing out in that country.

Trump Administration Orders Boeing To Cancel Deal With Iran

May 10, 2018

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Aircraft giant Boeing looked at deals worth billions of dollars with Iran. Now the Trump administration is preventing them as it pulls out of the nuclear agreement. But the company wasn't counting on the deals anyway.

Las Vegas Golden Knights Could End Up In Stanley Cup Finals In Team's Inaugural Year

May 10, 2018

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With just a few teams left in the NHL playoffs, it looks like there may be a first time winner of the Stanley Cup before it's all over. It might even be the Las Vegas Golden Knights, a team that didn't exist 14 months ago.

After 3-Day Strike, University Of California's Service Workers Vow To Keep Fighting

May 10, 2018

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Members of the system's biggest union are demanding the "respect of fair wages and fair treatment." They're set to return to work Thursday, hoping their protest had an impact.

Women Candidates Finding Success In Early Primaries

May 10, 2018

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Women had particularly strong success in Tuesday's primaries for congressional seats. It's part of a broader pattern of record numbers of women running for office in 2018.

Former CIA Director Discusses Gina Haspel's Confirmation Hearing

May 10, 2018

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with John McLaughlin, the former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence and former acting director of the CIA, about the nomination of Gina Haspel to become the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

CIA Nominee Gina Haspel Faced Tough Questioning At Her Confirmation Hearing

May 10, 2018

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Gina Haspel, the nominee for CIA director, appeared before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for her confirmation hearing. In prepared remarks, Haspel said agency will never resume the interrogation program it ran following the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.

NBC Investigation Finds Employees Did Not Feel Comfortable Registering Complaints

May 10, 2018

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NBC Universal released report critical of climate at NBC News in wake of the Matt Lauer scandal, saying employees did not feel comfortable registering formal complaints. It also said current news leadership did not have knowledge of allegations.

Why So Many Iraqis Are Discouraged By Their Country's Upcoming Election

May 10, 2018

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Iraqis fought hard for the right to vote and millions will do so in a parliamentary election this weekend. But their faith in democracy is being tested by political corruption and mismanagement.