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Gas Station Cashier Remembers 1992 Los Angeles Riots

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 6:30am

Carol Park grew up working in a bulletproof cashier's booth at a gas station in Compton, Calif. Now, 25 years after the Los Angeles riots, she reflects on the violence and racism that shaped the city.

Conservatives Debate Where Things Stand After Trump's First 100 Days

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 6:29am

Steve Inskeep talks to Jonah Goldberg of the National Review and Chris Buskirk, publisher and editor of the website American Greatness, to measure President Trump's first 100 days in office.

A Democrat And Advocate On Trump's First 100 Days

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:04am

NPR's David Greene talks with Maria Teresa Kumar about President Trump's first 100 days. She's a Democrat and the executive director of Voto Latino, a political advocacy organization for Latinos.

President Of Tajikistan Insists On Long Title

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:04am

"The Founder of Peace and National Unity, Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, His Excellency Emomali Rahmon," is how state media will have to introduce the president.

Pope Francis Arrives In Egypt After Attacks On Christians

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:04am

Pope Francis arrives in Egypt on Friday, after the Islamic State claimed responsibility for attacks on two Coptic Christian churches this month that killed dozens of people.

Comparing Trump's North Korea Policy To Past Presidents

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:04am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to North Korea expert and negotiator Joel Wit about how the current administration's approach to North Korea lines up with previous administrations.

Survery Says Workers Are Leaving Tech Jobs Because Of Mistreatment

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:04am

The tech industry is getting hit hard by turnover among workers who believe they've been treated unfairly. It's most acute among underrepresented workers, including women and minorities.

The Rev. Cecil Murray, Then And Now On The 1992 LA Riots

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:04am

It's been 25 years since the Los Angeles riots. NPR's David Greene talks with the Rev. Cecil Murray, a former pastor at First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles.

'A Denuclearized Korean Peninsula' Is The Goal, Tillerson Says

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep speaks to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson about the Trump administration's goals and strategy in dealing with North Korea's latest provocations.

Rhode Island Sends Out Double Tax Rebates

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:04am

The Rhode Island Department of Revenue mistakenly mailed out duplicate tax refund checks. The extra checks went to about 500 people and total more than $360,000. But only one of each can be cashed.

Paula Hawkins Prepares To Dive 'Into The Water'

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:04am

Author Paula Hawkins was down on her luck when her 2015 book The Girl on the Train became a smash hit. Now she's grappling with success and preparing to launch her followup, Into the Water.

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100 Days In, Trump's Generals Seen As A Moderating Force

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:04am

President Trump relies on a group of current and former generals to run national security. Does that increase the chances that he'll order military action?

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Why Religion Is More Durable Than We Thought In Modern Society

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:04am

It's commonly accepted that as societies become more modern, religion loses its grip. But recent research suggests it's more complicated than that.

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Who Gains And Who's Left Out Of Georgetown's Reparations Plan

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:04am

Georgetown University says it will try to atone to the descendants of slaves sold more than a century ago. One concrete step is "preferential admissions" for descendants, but it doesn't help everyone.

How The Gun Debate Has Changed Since Reagan

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:04am

President Trump will speak at the National Rifle Association convention on Friday. The last sitting president to address the NRA was Ronald Reagan in 1983, and the gun debate has changed since then.

Morning News Brief: Trump's First 100 Days, Tillerson Interview, Pope In Egypt

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:04am

We discuss President Trump's first 100 days, a "ridiculous standard" that he's embraced. Also, a rare interview with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. And the Pope arrives in Egypt.

One Soldier's Lasting Memories Of Exposure To Sarin Gas

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:54am

In 2004, Michael Yandell was a U.S. Army bomb tech during Operation Iraqi Freedom when he and his partner were exposed to sarin. Almost 13 years later, he talks about the experience with his wife.

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Jodie Foster Remembers Her Mentor Jonathan Demme Who Died At 73

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 6:22am

Director Jonathan Demme has died from complications of esophageal cancer. Demme directed Jodie Foster in The Silence of the Lambs, which won 5 Academy Awards including best director and best actress.

'Textalyzer' Aims To Curb Distracted Driving, But What About Privacy?

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 6:21am

Police may soon have a device that can tell if a driver involved in an accident had been using a mobile device behind the wheel. Privacy advocates worry about letting police snoop on people's phones.

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Trump Calls NAFTA Partners To Say He Will Renegotiate The Deal

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 6:20am

President Trump Thursday night reversed earlier White House comments that the U.S. would withdraw from NAFTA. Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Will Hurd, R-TX, about NAFTA and the southern border wall.




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