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Reports Of Explosion In New York City

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 7:19am

We're investigating reports of an explosion near New York City's Port Authority. We're in the very early moments of this story.

As Wildfires Approach, 'Everyone's Just Trying To Get Out Of Here'

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 6:27am

A student in Southern California talks about the spreading wildfires.

Still No Clear Winner In Honduras Election

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 6:21am

Weeks after Hondurans voted for president, there still isn't a clear winner. The opposition claims the government is trying to steal the vote for incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

Evangelical Voters And Roy Moore

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 6:17am

Penny Young Nance, president of Concerned Women for America, a conservative evangelical group, talks with Steve Inskeep about sexual assault allegations against Roy Moore and Alabama's Senate race.

Netanyahu Says Palestinians Need To 'Come To Grips With This Reality'

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 4:16am

Israel's prime minister said that Palestinians must "come to grips" with Jerusalem as Israel's capital. President Trump's declaration last week triggered protests in the Middle East.

The Tax Bill And The Military

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 4:16am

President Trump has promised to increase military spending. Rachel Martin talks to retired Army Col. Peter Mansoor about whether that spending is possible under the Republican tax plan.

Work Harder As Batman

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 4:16am

An experiment with 6-year-olds found they worked harder doing a repetitive task when they pretended to be Batman or Dora the Explorer.

New Evacuations As California Fires Continue

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 4:16am

California fires are spreading to the coast, threatening the suburbs of Santa Barbara. We have the latest on the high-speed winds that are fanning the flames.

The View From Birmingham

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 4:16am

Voters in Alabama go to the polls Tuesday to elect a new senator. Kyle Whitmire, political columnist for, talks with Rachel Martin about what's at stake.

Evaluating Personality Tests

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 4:16am

A drive to better understand ourselves and the people around us has led to the creation of a thriving industry built around personality testing.

Loving And Hating Dollar General In Rural America

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 4:16am

Dollar General stores thrive in low-income rural towns, and the deep-discount chain has opened hundreds of new shops in the past year.

Pushing For Protections For Hotel Employees

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 4:16am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Miami Beach City Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez, who is proposing a bill to protect hotel employees from sexual harassment.

Fake Snowball Fight Canceled Because Of Real Snow

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 4:16am

A Six Flags amusement park in Georgia had planned a massive "snowball fight" but without real snow. Then it actually snowed and the park closed.

Scientists Work To Stop Violence After Losing Their Child In Newtown

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 4:16am

After losing their child in the Newtown shooting five years ago, two scientists are working to identify the neurological roots of violence and antisocial behavior.

News Brief: Outlook For Alabama, California Fires, Honduras Election

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 4:16am

As voters in Alabama prepare to elect a new senator, we look at the potential consequences. Also, an update on fires in California and the contested election in Honduras.

Could Probiotics Protect Kids From A Downside Of Antibiotics?

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 4:16am

Many marketing claims about the potential benefits of probiotics have raced ahead of the science, say researchers who are now trying to catch up. One NIH study is investigating kids' gut microbes.

(Image credit: Rob Stein/NPR)

Worries Grow In Hong Kong As China Pushes Its Official Version Of History In Schools

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 4:02am

A new proposed curriculum for Hong Kong schools is missing key parts of modern Chinese history. The struggle over education is the latest battle with China over how the city is governed.

(Image credit: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

U.N. Peacekeepers Killed In Congo Firefight

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:10am

The United Nations says 14 U.N. peacekeepers are dead and at least 50 others have been injured in an attack Thursday in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Protests In West Bank And Gaza Over Trump's Jerusalem Decision

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 6:44am

As the weekend begins in Jerusalem, the region is bracing for protests in reaction to President Trump's change in U.S. policy.

Lawmakers Start Quoting Meat Loaf Lyrics Just Because

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 6:41am

This week, one Senator quoted the singer Meat Loaf during a committee hearing. That set off an all-out Meat Loaf quotation battle among the lawmakers.




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