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Iran Prison Atlas' Database Keeps Track Of Iranian Political Prisoners

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 6:45am

The organization, United For Iran, publishes the Iran Prison Atlas. It's a website collecting information about Iranians described as political prisoners.

Trump Speech Encourages Muslim Leaders To Challenge Extremism

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 6:45am

Candidate Trump railed against what he called "radical Islamic terrorism." He vilified President Obama and Hillary Clinton as being "politically correct" for using the phrase "violent extremism."

DJ Itsuki Morita Sets Guinness Record

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 6:07am

According to the Guinness website, the six-year-old disc jockey set the world record for youngest club DJ. He is quoted as saying he truly found his calling.

Australian City Of Melbourne Finds Novel Way To Protect Its Trees

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 5:15am

The city assigned every tree — tens of thousands of them — individual email addresses. If a tree is vandalized, or diseased, you report it with that email.

Administration To Decide Whether To Renew Haitians' Protected Status

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:04am

Officials will decide whether to extend temporary protected status to 50,000 Haitians in the U.S. Steve Inskeep talks Marleine Bastien of Haitian Women of Miami about the potential impact on families.

Do Iranian Photojournalists Still Face Strict Restrictions?

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep talks to Iranian photojournalist Maryam Majd about what has and hasn't changed for journalists under the presidency of Hassan Rouhani, who has been re-elected for a second term.

On Overseas Trip, Trump Remains Mired In The Russia Probe

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:04am

Donald Trump is on his first overseas trip as president. Steve Inskeep talks to Jonah Goldberg of the "National Review" about how he is being received amid the Russia investigation.

Planet Money: India Demonetization

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:04am

The prime minister of India recently decided to make almost all of the cash in his country worthless. It turns out, that idea came from a very surprising source.

Trump Harshly Criticizes Iran During Speech In Saudi Arabia

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep talks to Karim Sadjadpour, Iran analysts at the Carnegie Endowment about how President Trump portrayed Iran during his remarks in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Trump Aims To Get Israelis And Palestinians Talking Again

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:04am

President Trump arrives in Israel on Monday for a whirlwind visit with Israelis and Palestinians. He wants to get the Israelis and Palestinians to the same negotiating table.

Rachel Lindsay Will Debut As The First Black 'Bachelorette'

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:04am

ABC's hit reality TV dating shows "The Bachelorette," has its first black lead. Morning Edition's Rachel Martin sits down with Rachel Lindsay, the star of the new season of "The Bachelorette."

Ford Motor Company To Name New CEO, Reports Say

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:04am

Ford Motor Company is expected to announce its CEO Mark Fields is leaving, to be replaced by Jim Hackett, who runs the company's work on autonomous vehicles.

Jury Selection To Begin In Bill Cosby's Criminal Trial

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:04am

Court proceedings begin in Philadelphia on Monday, a year-and-a-half after Cosby was charged with felony counts of sexual assault over a 2004 encounter, which Cosby maintains was consensual.

Trump To Meet With Israelis And Palestinians

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:04am

President Trump is in Israel — the second leg of his first overseas trip as president. David Greene talks to Israeli columnist Chemi Shalew, who writes for the newspaper Haaretz.

Morning News Brief: Trump Moves On To Second Stage Of Foreign Trip

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:04am

The president, beset by investigations at home, visits Israel after receiving a royal welcome in Saudi Arabia. He urged Muslim leaders to "drive out the foot soldiers of evil" and combat extremism.

Tips For Staying Healthy When Traveling Abroad

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:00am

Two travel tips are often overlooked by clinicians, and can be especially helpful when people are headed to places with less-than-ideal plumbing and sewage systems.

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If Raw Fruits Or Veggies Give You A Tingly Mouth, It's a Real Syndrome

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:51am

Pollen allergies can trigger allergic reactions to fruits and vegetables.The condition – known as Oral Allergy Syndrome – can come on suddenly and often goes undiagnosed.

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Seattle Mom Sues Trump To Stop Travel Ban And Bring Her Son Home

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:42am

One of the many plaintiffs challenging President Trump's travel ban is a U.S. citizen who's trying to get a visa for her Somali-born son.

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Russia Probe Needs To Be Thorough And Bipartisan, Rep. Hurd Says

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 6:44am

Rachel Martin talks to GOP Rep. Will Hurd of Texas about this week's news involving President Trump. Including, the Department of Justice naming a special counsel to take over the FBI's Russia probe.

Iranian Vote On Friday Will Decide If Rouhani Gets A Second Term

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 6:44am

President Hassan Rouhani won a surprise victory in 2013, and went on to make a nuclear deal with the West. It was a historic shift in relations with Iran's longtime enemy, the United States.

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