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What's Next For McMaster

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 6:11am

National security adviser H.R. McMaster is expected to leave his White House position. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with John Nagl, who worked with McMaster on counterinsurgency strategy in Iraq.

Rep. Ted Yoho On Change At The State Department

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 6:06am

Republican Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida says he's eager to work with the new secretary of state, Mike Pompeo.

Mueller Reportedly Subpoenas Trump Business Records

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 5:50am

Special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed records from some of President Trump's businesses, according to The New York Times. NPR's David Greene talks with Times reporter Michael Schmidt.

God Intervenes In Basketball Game ... Maybe

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:23am

In March Madness, Loyola Chicago beat Miami with a last-second three-pointer. Team chaplain Sister Jean is a 98-year-old nun who said she prayed for good calls from the referees.

Get A Vasectomy To Get Off Work To Watch Basketball

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:13am

It's March Madness, but college basketball games are inconveniently scheduled during work. Many urologists say they see a spike in vasectomy procedures in March.

Layoffs Hit 'Chicago Tribune' Newsroom

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:09am

The Chicago Tribune went through a new round of layoffs on Thursday. The newspaper's parent company Tronc has big plans to change what readers will see on the websites of its newspapers.

Austin Residents Respond To Package Bombings

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:09am

People in Austin, Texas are on edge after three package bombs killed two people and injured three others. Now, a prominent black church is hosting a gathering to "unite and protect" the community.

Democratic Adviser Talks 2020 Strategy

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:09am

Longtime Hillary Clinton adviser Philippe Reines tells NPR's Rachel Martin about how he thinks Democrats can win in 2020. He says they shouldn't get too excited about Conor Lamb's apparent victory.

News Brief: H.R. McMaster's Future, Russia Sanctions, Russian Election

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:09am

Reports say national security adviser H.R. McMaster may be on his way out. Also, Ian Talley of The Wall Street Journal discusses sanctions on Russia, which is holding an election Sunday.

'Hey, Taxi Boy': A Son On The Lessons He Learned From His Cabdriver Dad

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:09am

In this StoryCorps conversation, a New York lawyer revisits pivotal moments with his Pakistani father. Their starkly different roads have brought them to similar conclusions about life.

(Image credit: Mia Warren/StoryCorps)

Kudlow And Trump's Economic Message

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:09am

President Trump named Larry Kudlow to head up the National Economic Council this week. NPR's David Greene speaks to New Yorker staff writer Adam Davidson about what to expect from Kudlow.

Bridge Collapse Kills At Least 4 In Florida

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:09am

Four people were reported dead Thursday evening after a bridge under construction collapsed adjacent to Florida International University in Miami.

The U.K.'s Connection To Russian Money

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:09am

British Prime Minister Theresa May has retaliated after the poisoning of a former Russian spy in the U.K. Critics say her response has been constrained by financial links between Russia and the U.K.

H.R. McMaster Reportedly Close To Leaving Administration

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:09am

Reports say national security adviser H.R. McMaster may be on his way out of the White House, the latest in a long line of departures.

Putin's Strategy Is To Glorify Russia's Past, Journalist Says

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:09am

To preview this Sunday's presidential election in Russia, NPR's David Greene talks with reporter Shaun Walker about his new book The Long Hangover: Putin's New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past.

Lawyers Sue White Supremacists Over Charlottesville Violence

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:09am

The organizers of the "Unite the Right" rally are being sued for conspiring to commit violence. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with attorney Roberta Kaplan, who says the rally was not about free speech.

Oklahoma To Use Nitrogen Gas For Executions

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:09am

After a series of botched executions, the state of Oklahoma is using a new protocol: nitrogen gas. It becomes the first state to use it.

Putin's Victory Is Assured In Russia's Election

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 4:09am

The Kremlin controls every aspect of the Russian presidential election — it chooses the opposition candidates, controls the media and even decides just how big Vladimir Putin's victory should be.

Slovakia's Government In Turmoil After Journalist's Death

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:26am

The government has resigned after weeks of political turmoil in the country. The move follows the slaying of a journalist who was investigating alleged corruption involving foreign businessmen.

U.S. Announces New Sanctions On Russians

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:25am

The Trump administration imposed new sanctions against individuals and entities over their alleged role in Moscow's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.




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