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Congress Grills Sports Officials Over Nassar Scandal

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 4:11am

Fallout from the USA Gymnastics sexual abuse scandal continued with another grilling in Congress. Former top leaders of the sport and from Michigan State University answered tough questions.

Facebook Says It Shared Users' Data With Chinese Companies

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 4:11am

Facebook shared user data with Chinese companies including Huawei, a company American intelligence officials view as a security threat.

Tunisian Soccer Player Appears To Fake Injuries To Break Fast

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 4:11am

In a couple recent games Mouez Hassen appears to get injured right around sundown. It gives the players, who have been fasting for Ramadan, the chance to have water and food.

News Brief: Primary Results, Facebook In China, '3-Parent Babies'

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 4:11am

We look at results after eight states had primary elections Tuesday. Also, Facebook gave data access to Chinese companies, and a look inside a controversial Ukrainian clinic making embryos.

What Americans Told Us About Online Shopping Says A Lot About Amazon

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 4:11am

Of Americans who shop online, 92 percent have shopped on Amazon, according to a new NPR/Marist poll that shows the company creating new shopping habits and retaining a striking amount of trust.

(Image credit: James Yang for NPR)

Inside The Ukrainian Clinic Making '3-Parent Babies' For Women Who Are Infertile

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 4:11am

A clinic in Kiev, Ukraine, stirs controversy by making babies with DNA from three different people to help women who are infertile bear children. It's the only clinic known to be doing this right now.

(Image credit: Rob Stein/NPR)

Happy Birthday To What Could Be The World's Oldest Cat

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 5:56am

An orange and white cat living in the U.K. named Rubble recently turned 30 years old. Michele Foster says she got Rubble as a gift on her birthday back in 1988.

BBC Host Misses His First Show In Decades

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 5:37am

Nicholas Parsons, the host of the BBC program called Just a Minute went 50 years without missing a show — until this week. The BBC says Parsons, 94, just took some time off.

Colorado Baker's Supreme Court Win Revives Religious Freedom Debate

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 4:13am

By upholding the right of a baker not to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, the Supreme Court rekindled the debate over whether religious freedom claims can trump protections against discrimination.

8 States Hold Primary Elections Tuesday With A Nod To November

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 4:13am

California is the biggest, where several key House seats are on the line. Races there and in New Jersey and Iowa could decide the balance of power in Congress.

1 Year Later At The North Korea-China Border, What's Changed?

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 4:13am

China restricted trade with North Korea but where do things stand now that a summit is scheduled between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Mike 'Doc' Emrick Is NBC's Wizard Of Hockey Play-By-Play

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 4:13am

Emrick isn't just a great play-by-play announcer for this week's Stanley Cup hockey final — he's a linguistic maestro who peppers great descriptive language into every broadcast.

'Atlantic': Franklin Foer On Paul Manafort And The Fall Of Washington

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 4:13am

Rachel Martin talks to Franklin Foer of The Atlantic about Paul Manafort potentially tampering with witnesses in the Robert Mueller investigation. Foer profiled Manafort for the magazine in March.

'We Never Move Off Of Our Values,' Apple CEO Tim Cook Says

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 4:13am

Steve Inskeep talks to Apple's CEO about his announcements that kicked off the 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference, and issues around the future of mobile technology and privacy and immigration.

Manafort Accused Of Witness Tampering By Mueller's Team

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 4:13am

Lawyers for special counsel Robert Mueller have asked a judge in Washington, D.C., to revise or revoke the conditions of release for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

News Brief: Paul Manafort, 8 Primary Elections

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 4:13am

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team accuses President Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort of witness tampering. And, it's the biggest primary day of the year.

New Album By Roger Daltrey: 'As Long As I Have You'

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 4:13am

David Greene talks to Roger Daltrey, founder and lead singer of the Who, about his new solo record inspired by his early love of soul music: "As Long As I Have You."

Physicists Say They Have Evidence For A New Fundamental Particle

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 4:13am

Physicists' understanding of the nature of the universe has taken a blow. An experiment with neutrinos has produced a result that breaks the rules scientists think govern the subatomic world.

The Education Of Bobby Kennedy — On Race

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 4:03am

"Robert Kennedy was in search of love and found it in black America, and it was reciprocated," says historian David Margolick, reflecting on RFK's legacy 50 years after his death.

(Image credit: Andrew Sacks / Getty Images)

Schumer Says Trump Not Acting Like An Innocent Man, 'Dead Wrong' On Pardoning Himself

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 6:45pm

Schumer took issue both with the president's legal team arguing he has the authority to self-pardon and Trump calling special counsel Robert Mueller's probe "unconstitutional."

(Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)




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