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Owner Of Danish Submarine Held On Murder Charges

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:01am

Police in Denmark are investigating the disappearance of a Swedish journalist, who had been on an amateur-built submarine before it sank. The sub's owner has been detained.

NAACP: Blatant Racism On Display In Charlottesville Is Disgusting

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to Derrick Johnson, interim president and CEO of the NAACP, about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend at a white nationalist rally.

U.S. Has Occasional Contact With North Korea For Indirect Talks

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to Suzanne DiMaggio, a senior fellow at the think tank New America, about negotiating with North Korea. In May, she facilitated talks between the U.S. and North Korea.

Examining Trump's Initial Response To The Racial Upheaval In Virginia

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:01am

After the mayhem in Charlottesville, some saw President Trump's remarks as a validation of the protesters' message of racial bigotry. Rachel Martin talks to David French of the National Review.

Pence Expands On Trump's Charlottesville Remarks To Include White Supremacists

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:01am

Vice President Mike Pence is on a six-day tour of South America. But even thousands of miles away, Pence had no choice but to respond to the events over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va.

7 Decades After Its Creation, The Idea Of Who Belongs In Pakistan Narrows

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:01am

Seventy years ago Monday, Muslims on the Indian subcontinent got their own country: Pakistan. But in the decades since, the idea of who belongs has changed.

Morning News Brief: 'Unite The Right' Rally In Charlottesville Turns Deadly

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:01am

After the deadly events in Virginia, President Trump blamed "many sides." Those remarks didn't go far enough for some, who called on Trump to denounce the white supremacists behind the violence.

In Germany, Churchgoers Are Encouraged To Tweet From The Pews

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:00am

As it celebrates 500 years since Martin Luther and the Reformation, the Protestant church in Germany is turning to social media to reach those too busy to attend.

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Bridging The Familiar And Unfamiliar Around The World, In 'Rough Translation'

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 3:59am

In NPR's new international podcast, host Gregory Warner, a longtime foreign correspondent, travels the globe to drop in on stories that reflect back on subjects we're talking about in the U.S.

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'Rough Translation': NPR's Newest Podcast

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 3:59am

In each episode of Rough Translation, NPR's new international podcast, we go to a different country to drop in on a story that reflects back on something we're talking about in the U.S.

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Navigating The 'Aisle Of Confusion' To Whiten Your Teeth

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 3:58am

The whiter the smile the more attractive the person, research finds. Both men and women say white teeth matter when choosing a mate. This may be why whitening teeth is a $3.2 billion industry.

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Men, Listen Up: Women Like The Smell Of Guys Who Eat A Certain Diet

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 3:58am

Your diet can influence your appearance. You knew that. But did you know that what you eat can also impact your body odor and your attractiveness to the opposite sex?

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Young Astronaut Hopeful Gets NASA Tour Of His (Space) Dreams

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 3:57am

Murad Rahimov got to see the inner workings of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center after an NPR listener learned of his passion for space.

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Trump Supporter: 'He Called For Unity, I Never Saw Obama Call For Unity'

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 4:17pm

The White House tweaked its reaction to the events in Charlottesville, Va., saying the president condemns white supremacists, KKK, neo-nazi and all extremist groups. Trump supporters are reacting.

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6 Things That Could Happen If Trump Formally Declares Opioids A National Emergency

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 6:31am

The president has already called the opioid crisis an emergency. If he makes it official through a formal declaration, more money and personnel could be available to deal with the epidemic.

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President Trump To Declare National Opioid Emergency

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 6:31am

The president said paperwork needs to be done to make it officially a national emergency. It's a change from earlier this week when Health Secretary Tom Price held off on making that declaration.

Congress Considers U.S. Options When Dealing With North Korea

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 6:31am

Rachel Martin talks to Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin of New York, a member of the House Foreign Intelligence Committee, about the threats involving North Korea's missile tests.

Police Report: Culprit Breaks Into An Apartment And Cleans It

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 5:29am

Police in Arlington County, Va., report a resident called to say while they were away on vacation, their apartment had been broken into. Nothing was reported missing but it had been cleaned.

Let Lady Luck Decide What Tattoo You Should Get

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 5:20am

Don't know what tattoo to get? Drop a coin into a vending machine at Elm Street Tattoo in Dallas and out comes a plastic bulb. Whatever design is inside, that's your new ink. It only costs $100.

People On Guam Remain Calm Despite North Korea's Threats

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump amped up his words against North Korea on Thursday, saying North Korea's leader "is not going to threaten the United States." The U.S. territory of Guam is in the shadow of North Korea's threats.




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