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Democrats Re-Examine The Legacy Of Former President Bill Clinton

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 6:42am

David Greene talks to former Clinton administration staffer Kirsten Powers, who has spoken out about demands that Sen. Al Franken and Rep. John Conyers resign after allegations of sexual harassment.

Lawsuit Seeks To Settle Who Heads Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 6:41am

Rachel Martin talks to outgoing director Richard Cordray, who named his deputy as acting director. The president named someone else. Rachel Martin talks to Cordray and NPR's Uri Berliner.

Students Ordered To School Despite Cold Snap In Siberia

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 6:04am

The outside temperature was minus 58 degrees Fahrenheit. The school district does close first through fifth grades if the temperature gets below minus 61.

Converted Missile Silo Outside Topeka, Kan., Listed on Airbnb

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 5:28am

Guests will have a full kitchen, private bathroom and a fireplace in the old nuclear silo which one of the owners says gives the place a nice cozy feeling in the winter months.

Spring Royal Wedding: Prince Harry Engaged To Meghan Markle

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 5:15am

Britain's Prince Harry is engaged to his girlfriend Meghan Markle, an American actress. The wedding is scheduled for the spring of 2018.

Navy Releases Names Of 3 Sailors Killed In Crash Off Japan

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

The U.S. Navy has named the three sailors lost in Wednesday's aircraft crash southeast of Okinawa, Japan, in the Philippine Sea. Eight other sailors on board were rescued the day of the crash.

Politics In The News

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

Rachel Martin talks to Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at the National Review, about the Alabama special election and why President Trump supports Republican candidate Roy Moore.

Pope Francis Becomes First Pontiff To Visit Myanmar

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

Rachel Martin talks to Thomas Reese, a Jesuit priest and member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. The Pope talks separately with military leaders and the civilian leader.

Conyers Leaves Committee Leadership Post Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

David Greene talks to Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., about Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., who is stepping down as the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee amid sexual misconduct allegations.

Voting-Rights Advocates Monitor Who Trump Picks For Census Bureau Post

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

President Trump is considering an appointment to the Census Bureau that some watchers suggest might be open to changing the 2020 Census in a pretty dramatic way.

Analysts Expect Cyber Monday To Set Sales Records

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

Cyber Monday is slated to be a record-setting shopping day, when Americans are expected to spend some $6 billion.

Deal Allows Rohingya Refugees To Return To Myanmar

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

Bangladesh has signed an agreement with Myanmar to return hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled a recent army crackdown.

Trump Will Try To Get Legislative Agenda Back On Track

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

Congress returns after a holiday recess. Sexual harassment dominates the political conversation. President Trump meets with key Republican senators on Monday to try to steer the GOP agenda.

Morning News Brief

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

Rep. John Conyers stepped down from his ranking membership on the House Judiciary Committee after sexual misconduct allegations. And, who's in charge of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

In Hong Kong, Booing China's National Anthem Is About To Get More Risky

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:04am

In Hong Kong, it's practically a national sport to boo China's national anthem at soccer matches. But Beijing has made it illegal to disrespect the anthem, punishable by up to three years in prison.

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Celebrating 100 Years Of Bernstein With Gianandrea Noseda

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:03am

Nina Totenberg speaks with the new musical director of The National Symphony Orchestra, as the ensemble gears up to mark the centennial of Leonard Bernstein.

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Apps Can Cut Blue Light From Devices, But Do They Help You Sleep?

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:02am

Lots of phone and tablet apps promise to improve sleep by filtering out the blue light from device screens. But that won't help if the reason you're not getting enough shuteye is caffeine or stress.

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Light Therapy Might Help People With Bipolar Depression

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:02am

Light therapy can help treat depression that's part of seasonal affective disorder, but it hasn't worked so well for treating bipolar disorder. It may come down to when people are exposed to light.

(Image credit: Katherine Streeter for NPR)

Dozens Killed In Attack On Egyptian Mosque

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 7:01am

Dozens of people have been killed after an attack on a mosque in Egypt's north Sinai.

Zimbabwe Swears In A New President

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 6:30am

Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as the president of Zimbabwe, days after the country's longtime leader Robert Mugabe resigned.

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