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Inside Raqqa, The Former ISIS Capital

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:52am

In October, Kurdish militias captured the Syrian city of Raqqa with the help of U.S. planes and special forces. We report from inside the former ISIS stronghold.

Rep. Ruben Gallego On Immigration Debate

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:52am

President Trump has said he would favor a government shutdown if he can't get the changes to immigration law that he wants. Rachel Martin speaks with Rep. Ruben Gallego, Democrat of Arizona.

Why #MeToo Happened In 2017

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:52am

Why did the #MeToo movement take off recently and not decades ago? The story of a playwright who was publicly accused of sexual misconduct in the 1990s and again in 2017 offers some clues.

Los Angeles Times To Be Sold

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:52am

The parent company of the Los Angeles Times is in talks to sell the paper to a billionaire doctor after months of tumult at the organization.

U.S. Soccer Federation To Elect New President

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:52am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to former Olympic soccer player-turned-analyst Julie Foudy about the upcoming and unusually heated election for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation on Feb. 10.

Pence Begins Asia Trip In Japan

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:52am

Vice President Pence is in Tokyo on his way to the Olympics in South Korea. This comes as the threat of North Korea's nuclear and missile programs remains a top priority for the U.S. and its allies.

Farmer Calls Police Over Tiger In Cow Shed

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:52am

A farmer in Scotland called the police after spotting a tiger in his cow shed. It didn't move for a while. He then realized it was a stuffed toy tiger.

Iran Sends 81-Year-Old Iranian-American Back To Prison

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:52am

Baquer Namazi, an 81-year-old Iranian-American, was sent back to jail in Iran, despite his declining health. A family lawyer says the move is tantamount to a death sentence.

How The Government Handles Public Health Threats

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:52am

As flu season is takes its toll across the country, Rachel Martin talks with commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions about how the government handles threats to public health.

News Brief: House Passes Funding Extension, Pence Visits Japan, Steve Wynn Resigns

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:52am

The House passed a bill Tuesday evening to fund the government until March 23, with a full year of military spending. Also, The Wall Street Journal's Peter Landers discusses Mike Pence's Asia trip.

Sorting Out What The U.S. Markets' Volatile Start May Mean

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:48am

U.S markets showed signs of volatility on the heels of Monday's drop on Wall Street. NPR's Rachel Martin, Jim Zarroli and Scott Horsley talk about the plunge and the White House's reaction.

Former Google Executive Warns Smartphones Keep Us Hooked

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:17am

Steve Inskeep talks to Tristan Harris of the Center for Humane Technology about how to protect children and ourselves from what some call the "crisis of online addiction."

Wealth Manager: Consider Stock Market Activity In Context

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 9:36am

Barry Ritholtz, chief investment officer of Ritholtz Wealth Management, says Monday's stock market drop was bad but "really isn't terrible" when compared to other big stock market plunges.

As U.S. Stock Market Opens, Uncertainty Reigns

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 9:17am

The sharp drop in the stock market has sparked concern about the U.S. economy. NPR's Jim Zarolli tells Rachel Martin the plunge appears to be a natural correction.

Former Top White House Economist: Recent Stock Market Drop 'Doesn't Feel Like' 2008

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 8:54am

The recent stock market plunge has many wondering whether the U.S economy is taking a turn for the worse. Steve Inskeep speaks with Austan Goolsbee, top White House economist under President Obama.

Taking The Pulse Of The Nation's Economy

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 7:59am

To get perspective about what the sell-off in the Dow says about the nation's economic health, NPR's Rachel Marin talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution.

Public Should Be Able To See Democrats' Countermemo, Rep. Byrne Says

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 6:37am

Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Bradley Byrne of Alabama about a House panel's decision Monday to release Democrats' rebuttal to the secret Republican memo that was unveiled on Friday.

Dow Experiences Biggest Point Drop In History

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 6:37am

The drop on the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Monday was 1,175 points. Put another way, blue-chip stocks lost about 4.6 percent of their value in one day. Foreign markets followed Wall Street.

Is A Baby Girl In Their Future?

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 5:56am

A family in Rockford, Mich., has 13 sons. The mom is pregnant but is waiting to find out until the baby is born whether it is a girl or a boy.

A Big Drop In U.S. Financial Markets Drags Down Others

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 5:46am

Monday's plunge, 1,175 points as measured on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, has affected global markets. After the Dow dropped, Japan's Nikkei and Hong Kong's Hang Seng dipped by about 5 percent.

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