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'Wonder Woman' Hits The Big Screen

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:04am

One of comic book's most enduring heroines finally gets her own movie in Wonder Woman. Rachel Martin talks with Claudia Puig of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association about the new superhero film.

'Over There' At 100

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:04am

The George M. Cohan song "Over There" was first published on June 1, 1917. It became America's favorite anthem of World World I and one of the country's great patriotic anthems.

A Venture Capitalist On The Paris Climate Deal

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin talks with Alan Salzman, the CEO and co-founder of VantagePoint Capital Partners, about President Trump and the Paris climate agreement. Salzman's firm has invested in renewable energy.

Police Rethink Tactics In Light Of Opioid Exposure Risk

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:04am

Synthetic opioids like fentanyl are far more potent than heroin, and that's creating a new risk for police, who risk overdoses just by touching evidence or even breathing the air during a raid.

U.K. Election Contests Closer Than Expected

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:04am

When British Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election, it looked like she would have an increase in her party's majority in Parliament. Now things are not so certain for her Conservatives.

After Massive Bombing, Looking At The U.S. Strategy In Afghanistan

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:04am

The Haqqani network is suspected of being behind a massive bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. We look at what that means for the U.S. strategy in the country.

The State Of The Great Barrier Reef

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:04am

A new paper says coral bleaching episodes due to climate change have made irreversible changes to the world's coral reefs. The challenge now is to keep them alive with good governance.

Spelling Finals Promise To Bee Exciting

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:04am

The finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee are Thursday: the day when adults feel bad because they can't spell some of the words that kids can.

A Federal Judge Says Mandatory Minimum Sentences Often Don't Fit The Crime

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:04am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to federal Judge Mark Bennett of Iowa, who opposes mandatory minimum charging and sentencing guidelines for nonviolent drug offenses.

A Commencement On The Subway

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:04am

Jerich Marco Alcantara and his family were riding to his graduation at Hunter College when their subway train broke down. They missed the ceremony, but held their own on the subway instead.

Aleppo After The Fall

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:04am

Reporter Robert Worth returned to Aleppo after years of urban warfare destroyed the once beautiful Syrian city. He tells Steve Inskeep about the people who managed to stay alive during years of war.

Morning News Brief: Trump On Paris Climate Deal, U.K. Elections

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:04am

President Trump is set to announce on Thursday whether he wants to keep the U.S. in the Paris climate agreement. And campaigns for the U.K.'s Parliament are closer than expected.

An Anthropologist Discovers The Terrible Emotion Locked In A Word

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:04am

In 1967, Renato Rosaldo went to live with a Philippine tribe that was known for beheading people. He couldn't grasp the emotion that fueled this violence. Then his wife suddenly died.

(Image credit: Marina Muun for NPR)

An Afghan Company's CEO On The Country's Future

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep speaks with Saad Mohseni, CEO of the Afghan media company Moby Group, about the significance of the recent bombing in Kabul that killed scores and injured hundreds of people.

White House Discloses Ethics Waivers For Presidential Aides

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 4:03am

The White House released a list of people exempted from its ethics rules. The list includes White House Chief of Staff Reince Preibus, counselor Kellyanne Conway and chief strategist Steve Bannon.

(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)

Trump Tweets U.S. Has A Massive Trade Deficit With Germany

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 7:15am

Rachel Martin talks to Constanze Stelzenmuller, who studies Germany and European foreign policy at the Brookings Institution, about what Trump's words mean for U.S.-German relations.

Activists Build Human Rights Abuse Cases With Help From Cellphone Videos

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 6:51am

A human rights group finds itself with an interesting problem — an overwhelming number of videos to catalogue as it builds legal cases. Computer scientists are creating tools to analyze the videos.

(Image credit: Meredith Rizzo/NPR)

Massive Bomb Blast Reverberates Across Afghan Capital Kabul

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 6:32am

Dozens of people were killed and hundreds more wounded when the blast went off during morning rush hour. Steve Inskeep talks to Mujib Mashal, a correspondent for The New York Times, who's in Kabul.

Chinese Labor Activists Go Missing

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:03am

Two Chinese labor activists are missing, and presumed to be detained by police. The two were investigating alleged labor abuses at a factory that makes shoes for Ivanka Trump's brands.

Rush Hour Bombing Kills Scores And Injures Hundreds In Kabul

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:03am

A car bomb exploded Wednesday morning in the heart of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, killing scores and injuring hundreds of people. Steve Inskeep talks with reporter Jennifer Glasse in Kabul.

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