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For These 3 Women, Medical Careers Are A Family Affair

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00am

In this family, three generations of women have held careers in the medical field. In a StoryCorps interview, Sharon Brangman tells her daughter the struggles she faced while pursuing her dream job.

(Image credit: Mia Warren/StoryCorps)

Conservative Writer Says Republicans 'Sacrificed Their Honor' By Attacking FBI

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00am

Noah Rothman, an editor for Commentary magazine, tells NPR's Rachel Martin that "Trump's advocates across the Republican political spectrum" are grasping at straws by attacking the FBI.

What China Wants From The U.S.

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Evan Osnos, staff writer at The New Yorker, about purported efforts by the Chinese government to glean U.S. state secrets from Jared Kushner.

Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro On Mueller, Immigration Plan

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas about the president's immigration plans and the latest news on Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation.

Report: Trump Ordered Mueller's Firing, But Backed Down

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00am

The New York Times reports that President Trump ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller in June, but the top White House lawyer threatened to quit rather than carry out the firing.

Recent Grammy Nominees Overwhelmingly Male, Study Says

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00am

A new study says that more than 90 percent of Grammy nominees in recent years have been men.

U.S.-Funded Afghan Military Units Accused Of Child Sexual Abuse, Report Says

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00am

NPR's David Greene talks to Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont about a new report that details the Pentagon's refusal to end military aid to Afghan military units who commit "gross human rights abuses."

What's New At The Detroit Auto Show

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00am

New cars on display at the Detroit auto show are full of fancy new technology. But it doesn't have anything to do with automation or self-driving.

Gymnastics Sexual Abuse Case Puts Spotlight On Protecting Athletes

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00am

Fallout continues from the scandal involving USA Gymnastics and a team doctor who sexually assaulted young girls. Advocates are asking tough questions about how and why it happened.

Congress Responds To White House Immigration Plan

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00am

President Trump has laid out a proposal that would give as many as 1.8 million young immigrants a pathway to U.S. citizenship in exchange for border wall funding and other immigration policy changes.

News Brief: Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, Trump Speaks In Davos, Immigration

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00am

A new report says President Trump ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller but backed off when a White House lawyer threatened to quit. Also, Trump is speaking to world leaders in Davos.

Arriving In Davos, Trump Meeting With World Leaders

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 8:57am

The president offered words of support to British Prime Minister Theresa May. On Friday, he's scheduled to speak to the World Economic Forum, the annual gathering of global business leaders.

Ex-USA Gymnastics Doctor Sentenced, Michigan State President Resigns

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 6:28am

A judge sentenced Larry Nassar to 175 years in prison after more than 150 victims spoke at his proceedings. And, the president of Michigan State University, where Nassar also worked, resigned.

Sen. Ron Johnson Weighs In On Missing FBI Text Messages

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 6:27am

GOP Sen. Johnson of Wisconsin says an informant told some members of Congress that newly revealed text messages suggest that anti-Trump bias at the FBI may have tainted the Russia investigation.

Veterinary Clinic In Ireland Is Looking For A Cat Cuddler

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 6:07am

The posting asks: Have you counted kittens before sleeping? Do you feed stray cats? Does petting cats make you feel warm and fuzzy? They also prefer if you understand different types of purring.

Cab Driver Ends Up Foiling Bank Robber's Getaway

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 5:30am

In Charles Town, W.Va., police say a bank robber asked a cab driver to wait for him until he came out of the bank. The driver recognized the suspect's photo from an earlier robbery and called police.

Red Cross Endorsed Top Official Despite Sexual Misconduct Claims, ProPublica Reports

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 5:00am

The American Red Cross forced out a top official amid sexual misconduct accusations, but it still gave glowing references when asked by an aid organization seeking to hire him, ProPublica reports.

(Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP)

Trump Calls Turkey's President To Discuss Strikes In Syria

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 4:02am

President Trump spoke to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by phone Wednesday. The White House says Trump urged caution as Turkey attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in northern Syria.

North Korean Women's Hockey Players Arrive In The South To Begin Training

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 4:02am

South Korean women's hockey players welcomed their North Korean counterparts at the Olympic village in South Korea. They plan to compete as a unified Korean team.

How Has Life In Crimea Changed Since Russia Seized It From Ukraine

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 4:02am

It's been nearly four years since the takeover, causing the U.S. and its allies to sanction Russia. A move that kicked off a downward spiral in relations between that country and the West.




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