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What We Learn From Comey's Memos

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 6:03am

A series of memos written by former FBI Director James Comey that detail his meetings with President Donald Trump have been published.

Pruitt's Possible Ethics Violations

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:11am

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faces multiple ethics investigations. Former Office of Government Ethics general counsel Don Fox talks with NPR's David Greene.

GOP Group Urges Support For Mueller Investigation

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:11am

NPR's David Greene talks with Sarah Longwell of the group Republicans for the Rule of Law, which is airing ads in support of the Mueller investigation.

Couple Has 14 Kids — All Boys

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:11am

Jay and Kateri Schwandt of Rockford, Mich., recently welcomed a 14th child into the family. They've all been boys.

Students Walk Out Again To Protest Gun Violence

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:11am

Thousands of students are expected to walk out of school on Friday to protest school violence. It comes on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting.

Reports: Well Fargo To Be Fined $1 Billion

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:11am

Federal regulators will reportedly fine Wells Fargo $1 billion for forcing consumers to buy insurance policies they didn't need and other offenses.

Dog's Cancer Was Teddy Bears

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:11am

A couple in England feared their dog had cancer. A scan showed a mass on her spleen. The vet went in to do surgery, only to find it was a mass of teddy bears in the dog's stomach, the BBC says.

News Brief: Justice Department Developments, National School Walkout, South Korea

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:11am

Some of James Comey's memos detailing his meetings with President Trump have been released. Also, students are expected to walk out of classes to protest gun violence on Friday.

'We Came A Long Way': After Prison, A New Chance For A Dad And His Daughter

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:11am

For much of her childhood, Abby Gagliardo's dad, Ralph, was in and out of prison. But Abby, now 17, never understood why — and she was hostile toward him when he finally returned home five years ago.

Koreans Announce A North-South Hotline

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:11am

North and South Korea have successfully tested a hotline, which will allow the leaders of the two countries to speak directly.

Rep. Adam Schiff On Comey Memos

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:11am

NPR's David Greene talks with Rep. Adam Schiff about the significance of James Comey's memos that detail his interactions with President Trump.

An Anti-Immigration Speech Divided Britain 50 Years Ago. It Still Echoes Today

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:11am

Half a century after Enoch Powell delivered the most incendiary political speech in Britain's recent history, his dire vision of race war hasn't come true. But it resonates in British politics today.

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'I'm Gonna Listen To Myself Again': Ashley Monroe On Singing Through Pain

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:10am

The country singer and her producer Dave Cobb discuss working through trauma and pairing classic country influences with larger-than-life orchestration to create Sparrow.

(Image credit: Hannah Burton/Courtesy of the artist)

How Pokemon Inspired A Citizen Science Project To Monitor Tiny Streams

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:06am

How do we accurately forecast the amount of water that will be available any given year? It's not easy. But some Colorado scientists think they're onto a possible solution — inspired by Pokemon.

(Image credit: Kira Puntenney-Desmond/Colorado State University)

8 Years After Deepwater Horizon Explosion, Is Another Disaster Waiting To Happen?

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:00am

Eight years after the deadly Deepwater Horizon explosion, a safety watchdog aims to prevent another disaster. But it faces multiple challenges, and a shift in focus under the Trump administration.

(Image credit: Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement)

After Alert On Russian Hacks, Bigger Push To Protect Power Grid

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 6:29am

Homeland Security and the FBI have blamed Russia for a series of cyberattacks on U.S. power plants. The industry is stepping up efforts to protect the electric grid.

(Image credit: PJM Interconnection)

What Happened On That Southwest Flight

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 6:13am

A catastrophic failure on a Southwest Airlines flight killed one passenger and injured several others this week. It's prompted airlines around the world to inspect certain kinds of airplane engines.

Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin On Pompeo

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 6:09am

There are questions about whether CIA Director Mike Pompeo can earn enough support to be confirmed as secretary of state. Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep.

Avoid Traffic Fines By Confessing Online

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:32am

Traffic police in southwest China are telling drivers accused of minor offenses they can avoid a fine if they confess on social media. But the confession must get 20 likes.

Meet The Students Who Dreamed Up Friday's National School Walkout

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:27am

Thousands of students across the country are expected to walk out of class Friday to protest violence in schools. And the idea came from a group of kids who live far from Florida.

(Image credit: Christian Carter/WSHU)




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