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Edwin Lee, San Francisco's First Asian-American Mayor, Dies At 65

8 hours 55 min ago

Mayor Edwin Lee was not known to be ill; he reportedly died at a San Francisco hospital in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Lee had been in office since 2012.

Investigators Probe Explosion In New York City Pedestrian Tunnel

9 hours 4 min ago

Several people were injured when a man detonated what's being called a "low-tech" explosive device. Police are calling it an attempted terror attack, and the alleged bomber is in custody.

Voters Will Decide Closely Watched Alabama Senate Race

9 hours 5 min ago

GOP nominee Roy Moore, who defeated incumbent GOP Sen. Luther Strange in the primary, faces off against Democrat Doug Jones. The seat was vacated by Sen. Jeff Sessions who became attorney general.

Australian Town Misses Its Sesquicentennial By 3 Years

9 hours 55 min ago

Charleville was preparing to celebrate its 150th anniversary next year. Researchers wanted to know which day the town was founded in 1868. The answer? It was not 1868. It was in 1865.

Service Dog Enjoys Broadway's 'Cats' A Little Too Much

10 hours 21 min ago

A service dog and its owner were in the audience of a Broadway performance of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats. Chaos ensued. An usher returned the dog to its owner.

Timeline: How Manafort Got Caught Up In The Russia Investigation

11 hours 32 min ago

Our Planet Money team follows the timeline of how former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort came to be indicted under Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. It's a study in how political power can translate into money, and how that money moves around the world.

Thomas Fire Burns An Area Larger Than Metro New York City

11 hours 32 min ago

Crews battling the massive wildfire in southern California are struggling to protect communities along the scenic coastline outside Santa Barbara. Authorities warn the Thomas fire continues to expand.

Post Court Ruling, Military Will Accept Openly Transgender Recruits

11 hours 32 min ago

For the first time, openly transgender people will be able to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1. The Trump administration opposes this, but a federal court ruled against the White House.

Apple Buys Song-Recognition App Shazam

11 hours 32 min ago

Tech giant Apple is buying Shazam, an app that can identify songs playing near a user's phone. Apple Inc. issued a statement describing Shazam as "natural fit" with its services.

Alabama's Special Election Is Now Up To The Voters

11 hours 32 min ago

Rachel Martin has been talking to voters about the state's Senate race. A church pastor explains why he's backing GOP candidate Roy Moore despite multiple allegations of sexual misconduct and assault.

20th Century Fox Updates 'Ferdinand' The Peacefull Bull

11 hours 32 min ago

In 1936 the book, The Story of Ferdinand, was published. Two years later, Disney turned it into an Oscar-winning short film. Now, the beloved story has gotten its first major movie adaptation.

German City Bans Refugees From Settling There, Other Cities May Follow

11 hours 32 min ago

Refugees are no longer allowed to settle in one western German city. Such bans are expected to be introduced in other cities as more Germans complain that there are too many refugees.

Birmingham Barber's Thoughts On Alabama's Special Election

11 hours 32 min ago

Rachel Martin, who's in Birmingham to cover Alabama's special election, talks to Eugene Jones, who has owned a barber shop for 45 years. Jones, a Democrat, says his party is missing an opportunity.

Amid Opposition Boycott, Venezuela's Ruling Socialists Sweep Mayoral Races

11 hours 32 min ago

Venezuela's ruling party won big in mayoral elections due to an opposition boycott. They claimed the vote was rigged. Now, both sides are gearing up for presidential elections.

News Brief: Roy Moore Vs. Doug Jones In Alabama Special Election

11 hours 32 min ago

Voters in Alabama are choosing who will fill the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions. GOP candidate Roy Moore is trying to rebound after allegations he sexually assaulted teenage girls decades ago.

Native Americans Feel Invisible In U.S. Health Care System

11 hours 32 min ago

About a quarter of Native Americans report experiencing discrimination in health care, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

(Image credit: Mike Albans for NPR)

Parents Worry Congress Won't Fund The Children's Health Insurance Program

11 hours 34 min ago

The federal funding of the program lapsed in September. States have been burning through leftover funds, or borrowing from other accounts, as they wait for Congress to act before the end of January.

(Image credit: Katherine Streeter for NPR)

What We Know So Far In NYC Subway Blast

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:09am

Authorities are investigating what led a suspect to take an explosive device into an underground passageway Monday. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Kate Hinds, a reporter with member station WNYC.

Suspect In NYC Blast Was Wearing 'Low-Tech' Device

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:12am

New York City was rocked Monday by an explosion in the subway beneath the Port Authority. Authorities report a single suspect in custody, and no life-threatening injuries.

Police: 1 Suspect In Custody In N.Y. Subway Blast

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 9:34am

An explosion in the subway beneath the New York Port Authority bus terminal shook Midtown Manhattan on Monday morning. The NYPD reports one suspect in custody.

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