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2016 Has Been A Very Bad Year, Says Bartender In Northern Iraq

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 4:00am

In the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq, there's a new bar in Suleimaniya. The bartender says that with Iraq at war with ISIS, he's anticipating a low-key New Year's Eve celebration.

Isreal Denounces Security Council Resolution On Jewish Settlements

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 4:00am

The U.S. abstained on the U.N. resolution, allowing it to pass — the first time the U.S. has declined to veto a Security Council resolution critical of Israeli policy in the occupied territories.

Where Did The Universe Come From?

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 4:00am

One of the greatest mysteries is where the universe came from. Scientists know one thing for sure: The universe plays by its own rules.

'It Feels Like Our World Is Fracturing': DJ Earworm Breaks Down His 2016 Mashup

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 4:00am

Every year since 2007, the mashup artist has woven the top 25 pop hits of the year into a single track that captures the essence of the year. The title of this year's mashup? "Into Pieces."

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)

Screen Time Reality Check — For Kids And Parents

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 4:00am

As technology is increasingly woven into family life, parents struggle to navigate limits without personal experience from their own childhoods to fall back on.

(Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR)

At Last, Harriet Tubman Strides Onto Our Screens

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 3:59am

The legendary abolitionist hasn't had a big place in popular culture. But with an upcoming movie starring Viola Davis and her appearance in the TV show Underground, that's starting to change.

(Image credit: Courtesy of WGN America)

A Dying Man's Wish To Donate His Organs Gets Complicated

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 3:30am

Dying in America doesn't always go the way we plan. One terminally ill man's hope to be disconnected from his respirator and donate his organs was almost thwarted, despite his best laid plans.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Christine Gatti)

On Malta, Libyan Plane's Hijackers Surrender After Hours Of Negotiations

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 10:45am

The hijackers of a Libyan plane that landed on Malta were arrested and all passengers and crew were safely released Friday morning. Kyle Vidal, a journalist with iNews Malta, has the latest.

Germans Confirm Market Attacker Was Killed In Italy, Question How He Got There

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 10:10am

Officers in Milan shot and killed the suspect in the Berlin Christmas market attack. Now there are questions about how the man, who had a criminal record, was able to get into France and then Italy.

Libyan Commercial Plane Forced To Fly To Malta

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 9:12am

A Libyan passenger plane with 118 people on board was reportedly hijacked and forced to land in Malta. Steve Inskeep talks with aviation reporter Alex Macheras.

Donald Trump Will Hitch A Ride With D.C. Metro Users After All

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 5:22am

Subway officials are working with Trump's inaugural committee to produce a commemorative sleeve to hold Inauguration Day fare cards. The team failed to give Metro a photo to be put on fare cards.

Suspect In Berlin Christmas Market Attack Killed By Italian Police

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 5:10am

The suspect in Monday's terror attack on a Berlin street market was shot and killed by police in Milan, Italy. Twelve people died when a tractor trailer rig was driven in to a busy Christmas market.

Alabama Woman Discovers Her Reddit Secret Santa Is Snoop Dogg

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 4:53am

A package for Erin in Alabama arrived filled with clothes, tea and a drone. An enclosed note began: "Merry Xmizzle to you and your fam!" It was signed: "Your Santa, Snoop Dogg"

Berlin Attack Suspect Killed In Milan, Italian Police Say

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 4:17am

Milan police report that their officers shot and killed the suspect in the Berlin Christmas market attack. Anis Amri, 24, a Tunisian asylum seeker, had been at large since the attack Monday night.

A Holiday Treat: The Reading Of 'The Night Before Christmas'

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 4:07am

Each year, The Night Before Christmas, introduces children to the white-bearded old man in the red suit. People who work behind the scenes at NPR read an abridged version of this holiday classic.

Vladimir Pozner's View From Russia

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 4:07am

Steve Inskeep talks to Russian journalist Vladimir Pozner to get the Russian view on that country's alleged U.S. election hacking, and Donald Trump's selection of Rex Tillerson as secretary of state.

Vaccine Would Protect People From Ebola, 'Lancet' Reports

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 4:07am

Scientists say the vaccine would prevent outbreaks on the scale of 2013's in West Africa. Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Trump Tax Proposals Are Terrific, Adviser Arthur Laffer Says

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 4:07am

Steve Inskeep talks to Arthur Laffer, tax policy adviser to Donald Trump and a leading advocate of supply side economics — the idea that cutting taxes increases government revenue by spurring growth.

CIA Chief Brennan Weighs In On Russian Hacking, Retaliation And Donald Trump

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 4:07am

CIA Director John Brennan talks to NPR's Mary Louise Kelly about Russian cyber-intrusions. Brennan warns against in-kind retaliation by the U.S. government for Russian hacking during the election.

Ethel Rosenberg Was Collateral Damage In Soviet Spy Case, Sons Say

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 4:07am

In 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed on spying convictions. Steve Inskeep talks to Robert and Michael Meeropol, the Rosenberg sons, about their quest to have their mother exonerated.

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