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Calls To Boycott Trump's Wines Hasn't Seemed To Hurt Sales

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

Some opponents of President Trump's policies have been using social media to promote a boycott of Trump wines. But supporters have been urging people to buy. So far, it appears sales are strong.

Texas Will Use New Poison To Cut Down On Feral Pig Population

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

Wild pigs are a menace to farmers in Texas. The state has approved a new pesticide that kills feral pigs. David Greene and Steve Inskeep report.

Trump Officials Calm Allies Worries About U.S. Commitment To Europe

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

Steve Inskeep talks to former NATO commander General Philip Breedlove, who says Europeans got the message that they need to spend more on their own defense.

Used To Lumps And Bumps, NHL Players Now Add Mumps

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

The National Hockey League is dealing with an outbreak of mumps. Steve Inskeep and David Greene report this isn't the first time the NHL has had to deal with a mumps outbreak.

South Sudan Civil War Sparks Africa's Largest Refugee Crisis

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

Nearly half a million South Sudanese have fled into northern Uganda since last July, carrying with them signs of abuse, famine and tales of ethnic violence.

From Critic To Helping Trump Shoulder Challenges For Hispanic Businesses

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

David Greene talks to U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Javier Palomarez, who was critical of President Trump during the election. Palomarez is now an informal adviser to the administration.

New York's Met Museum Director Resigns Amid Financial Troubles

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

The director of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art resigned this week. His departure underscores financial difficulties the museum is facing.

Here's What's Become Of A Historic All-Black Town In The Mississippi Delta

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

Founded by former slaves in 1887, Mound Bayou, Miss., was one of the country's first all-black towns. Here's a look into its historic past and uncertain future.

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'I Create Worlds': 'Feud' Showrunner Ryan Murphy On Making TV

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 3:44am

Murphy has compared the process of developing a show to having a dream — and his dreams have quite a track record. They include Nip/Tuck, Glee, American Horror Story and now Feud.

(Image credit: Suzanne Tenner/Courtesy of FX)

Transgender Boy Finds His 'Bros,' And Himself, At Camp

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 3:42am

Gabe López, a fourth grader in Arizona, worried about telling his mom he was transgender because he thought she liked him as a girl. But since he told her, the two still have fun as mother and son.

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New Orleans' Police Use Of Body Cameras Brings Benefits And New Burdens

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 3:40am

The technology has improved police conduct and led to a drop in certain types of cases. But the body cams have added many extra hours of work watching videos for police and public defenders.

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Sen. Rubio Wants To Know Why Sessions Didn't Disclose Russian Meetings

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 6:49am

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who oversees the FBI, met with Russia's U.S. ambassador before the election and didn't disclose it. Steve Inskeep talks Sen. Marco Rubio who wants more details.

Rep. Elijah Cummings: Sessions Should Resign Over Russian Conversations

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 6:38am

Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with a Russian diplomat ahead of the presidential election. Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Cummings who thinks Sessions should resign because he didn't disclose it.

Read This Before Commenting

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 5:35am

Norwegian Public Broadcaster NRK has started testing its commenters, who must pass a quiz before they're allowed to add their thoughts below a story. It's making for more civil discussions.

Puerto Ricans Reflect On A Century Of (Limited) Citizenship

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 4:37am

People born in Puerto Rico have been counted as U.S. citizens since 1917, but they can't vote for president and don't have voting representation in Congress.

(Image credit: Greg Allen/NPR)

New Research Looks At Ways To Help Stop Airbnb Racial Discrimination

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 4:08am

Airbnb has come under fire in the last year following reports that hosts are less likely to rent to African-Americans compared to whites. New research looked at ways to address the discrimination.

Pennsylvania Attorney General On Trump's Response To Anti-Semitism

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 4:08am

Pennsylvania's Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks with Rachel Martin about his meeting at the White House and how President Trump has addressed recent anti-Semitic threats and hate speech.

A Mouse Causes A Delayed Flight

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 4:08am

A recent flight from London to San Francisco was delayed because of a mouse. A passenger tweeted, asking if the mouse had trouble getting a visa.

'Washington Post' Reporter On Jeff Sessions' Meetings With Russian Ambassador

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 4:08am

Washington Post reporter Adam Entous speaks with Steve Inskeep about the paper's report that Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke with the Russian ambassador twice last year.

Civilians Flee As Iraqi Army Fights Remaining ISIS Forces In Mosul

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 4:08am

The battle to force ISIS from the Iraqi city of Mosul resumed about a week ago, already causing thousands of people to be displaced. The Iraqi army says it has trapped ISIS fighters still in the city.

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