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David Frum: 'How Donald Trump Could Build An Autocracy In The U.S.'

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 4:07am

David Frum, conservative commentator and ex-speechwriter for President George W. Bush, has an article in The Atlantic on how a potential future under Trump unfolds, and how that path could be changed.

Former Commodities Tycoon Jailed In Brazil As Part Of Corruption Probe

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 4:07am

Fallen commodities magnate Eike Batista has returned to Brazil to face charges. Prosecutors say Batista, once one of the world's richest people, was a player in a $100 million laundering/bribery ring.

Mosque Shooting Inspires Support For Canada's Muslim Community

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 4:07am

Officials have arrested a university student in Quebec City and charged him with 11 counts of murder and attempted murder. Six people were shot to death while praying in a mosque Sunday night.

Trump's Immigration Order Is 'Un-American,' Rep. Carson Says

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 4:07am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Andre Carson of Indiana, who is Muslim, and who has condemned the order barring refugees and limiting visitors from seven predominately Muslim countries.

Lawyer Says Immigration Executive Order Caught Many By Surprise

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 8:34am

Steve Inskeep talks to William Stock, of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, about the order banning refugees and restricting citizens of 7 Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

Ping Pong Helps Atlanta Falcons Prepare For New England Patriots

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 5:46am

Ahead of this weekend's Super Bowl, coach Dan Quinn says the Falcons put three ping pong tables in the locker room. One player says it improves hand-eye coordination.

Participants Fail To Break Haggis Throwing Record

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 5:03am

This annual haggis throwing tradition happens in Scotland, where the dish of spiced sheep's organs is considered a delicacy. The prize for beating the world record was a lifetime supply of haggis.

A Pinworm Medication Is Being Tested As A Potential Anti-Cancer Drug

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:58am

Drugs that have been on the market for decades are being investigated for new uses. One is a medication used around the world to treat pinworm infections.

(Image credit: Katherine Streeter for NPR)

Iraqi Wife In Detroit: U.S. Immigration Treated My Husband Like A Criminal

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:58am

An Iraqi family that emigrated to Michigan expected to be reunited. But then the father was detained in Philadelphia after a travel ban for people from seven, primarily Muslim countries, was ordered.

2 Suspects Arrested After 6 People Are Killed In Canadian Mosque Attack

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:58am

An attack on a mosque in Quebec City Sunday killed at least 6 people after gunmen opened fire during evening prayers. Steve Inskeep talks to Kelly Greig, of the Canadian TV channel Global News.

Sen. Kaine Joins Other Democrats Condemning Trump's Immigration Order

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:58am

Congressional Democrats were broadly aligned in criticizing Trump's ban on Muslim refugees from entering the country. Rachel Martin talks to Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, who said he was appalled by it.

Ohio Rep. Johnson Explains Why He Supports Trump's Immigration Order

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:58am

The president issued an executive order temporarily banning visitors from 7 countries from entering the U.S. Steve Inkeep talks to GOP Rep. Bill Johnson of Ohio about his support for the action.

National Security Council Changes Are Very Significant, Hayden Says

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:58am

Rachel Martin talks to ex-NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden about the reorganization of the White House National Security Council. Political adviser Steve Bannon has a permanent seat at the table.

White House Actions Dominate News Cycles

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:58am

President Trump implemented an executive order to pause entry of refugees and immigration from 7 majority-Muslim countries. He also elevated chief strategist Steve Bannon's role in national security.

Trump Immigration Order Strongly Criticized By Tech Executives

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:58am

Silicon Valley tech leaders are coming out against the Trump administration's executive action on immigration. The order directly affects employees and international business at many of the companies.

Protests Over Immigration Executive Order Expand Across The Country

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:58am

For a second day, there were protests in support of detained refugees and other immigrants in cities and at major airports across the U.S. Protesters chanted: "Let Them In" and "All Are Welcome."

Countries React To President Trump's Immigration Order

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:58am

People in many countries rejected the ban on refugees and restrictions on citizens of 7 Muslim-majority countries. The measures added to growing frustration and concern with the new U.S. president.

If An Anti-Parasitic Drug Fights Cancer, Will It Remain Affordable?

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:58am

One of the most effective and affordable anti-parasitic medicines is being researched for potential cancer-fighting properties. It's part of a movement to re-purpose existing drugs for new uses.

Security Roundup: Yemen Raid; National Security Council Shakeup

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:58am

A U.S. serviceman was killed in the raid that also killed some 14 al-Qaida terrorists. News of the raid followed orders from the White House, including one that changed the National Security Council.

'This Is How It Always Is' Was Inspired By Its Author's Transgender Child

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:33am

Still, Laurie Frankel says, her book is fiction. "The nice thing about my life is that it's pretty boring, which is really how you want your life to be — but not how you want your novel to be."

(Image credit: Marian Carrasquero/NPR)

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