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Southern Border Crisis Has To Be Fixed By Congress, Gidley Says

9 hours 14 min ago

Steve Inskeep talks to White House spokesman Hogan Gidley, about the Trump administration's policy to separate families at the U.S.-Mexico border. NPR's Mara Liasson weighs in on the conversation.

Swiss Soccer Fans Have Difficulty Getting To The World Cup

9 hours 25 min ago

The AFP news service reports one car load was following a GPS and had no idea they were passing through a war zone in eastern Ukraine. Other Swiss fans booked a hotel in the wrong city.

Why Indiana State Police Sergeant Was Hailed A Hero

9 hours 33 min ago

Sgt. Stephen Wheeles pulled over a driver — not for going too fast — but for driving too slowly. The driver was below the 70 mph limit with approximately 20 cars following behind.

High Court Punts A Major Test Of Extreme Partisan Gerrymandering

9 hours 47 min ago

The Supreme Court declined to weigh in on the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering, but it sent the cases back down to lower courts for challengers to make new arguments.

As Rural Towns Lose Population, They Can Learn To 'Shrink Smart'

10 hours 24 min ago

Most remote towns are shrinking, whether they like it or not. But if they take inspiration from industrial Eastern Europe after the Cold War, they can improve even as they get smaller.

(Image credit: Frank Morris)

President Trump Threatens Additional Tariffs On Chinese Goods

11 hours 25 min ago

Trump is suggesting new tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods. The move comes just three days after Trump detailed an initial $50 billion in imports that would be taxed an additional 25 percent.

WHO Recognizes Gaming Disorder As A Mental Health Condition

11 hours 25 min ago

Gaming disorder, as in video games, is now an official mental health condition, according to the World Health Organization. But the idea of technology addiction is still controversial.

U.S. Towns Along Canadian Border Are Caught Up In Tariff Dispute

11 hours 25 min ago

With Canadian tariffs set to kick in on a range of products July 1st, business leaders in a New York border city worry that a decades-old economic partnership with Canada could unravel, costing thousands of American jobs.

'Forbes': Wilbur Ross Confirms He Made False Stock Statement

11 hours 25 min ago

Steve Inskeep talks to Dan Alexander, a reporter with Forbes magazine about filings showing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross still held $10 million worth of stock even after he'd promised to divest it.

Politics In The News: Immigration And The Southern Border Crisis

11 hours 25 min ago

President Trump will huddle with GOP lawmakers Tuesday as they pursue immigration legislation. It comes as Trump faces heat for separating immigrant children from parents at the border.

'In The Dark,' Examines Death Row Case Of Curtis Flowers

11 hours 25 min ago

Curtis Flowers has been tried for the same quadruple murder 6 times in Mississippi. Nearly each time, he won on appeal. Steve Inskeep talks to Madeleine Baran and Will Craft of podcast In The Dark.

IBM Touts Breakthrough Technology As Computer Debates A Person

11 hours 25 min ago

IBM has unveiled a super computer that is taking artificial intelligence to the next level. The computer debate a person in front of a live audience. It's a new development for AI, but some worry it could be used for other purposes.

Central Americans React To Trump's Zero-Tolerance Border Policy

11 hours 25 min ago

Central American leaders have been mostly quiet about the immigration policy of separating families on the U.S.-Mexico border. Central American citizens have been more vocal in their opposition.

Morning News Brief

11 hours 25 min ago

The White House is using the separation of migrant children from their parents at the border to pressure Democrats on immigration legislation. The president threatens tariffs on more Chinese goods.

An Alternative To Foster Care For Babies Born To Opioid-Addicted Moms

11 hours 30 min ago

Infants do better with their parents, studies find, as long as parents have support to get and stay sober. This program starts during pregnancy, to rally and train a strong family support network.

(Image credit: Natalie Piserchio for NPR)

As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Major Crops Are Losing Nutrients

11 hours 37 min ago

As the level of carbon dioxide in the air rises because of climate change, scientists are trying to pin down how plants are impacted. There's evidence that it's changing many important plants we eat.

(Image credit: Toshihiro Jasegawa, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization of Japan)

Supreme Court Punts On Partisan Gerrymandering

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:41am

NPR's Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg discusses the implications of Monday's Supreme Court decision on partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin and Maryland.

Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen Defends 'Zero Tolerance' Border Policy

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:03am

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen addresses the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that is separating families who cross the border illegally.

Senate Judiciary Committee To Hear Testimony About IG Report

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 6:52am

Rachel Martin talks to Sen. Richard Blumenthal about how senators are expected to question how the FBI and Department of Justice handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server.

Will Congress Address Immigration Border Controversy?

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 6:42am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Will Hurd of Texas about the growing criticism against the Trump administration policy of separating parents and children crossing illegally into the U.S.

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