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As East Mosul Comes Back To Life, West Mosul Remains In Ruins

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 7:25am

Three months after ISIS was pushed out of Mosul, the eastern half of the Iraqi city is bustling and growing. But the badly damaged western half is in ruins, and its residents are angry and resentful.

(Image credit: Jane Arraf/NPR)

Where Do Trump's Comments On DACA Leave Congressional Republicans?

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 7:19am

David Greene talks to Rep. Mark Walker of North Carolina, chairman of the Republican Study Group, the House's largest conservative caucus, about President Trump's possible deals with Democrats.

University Studied How Men With Shaved Heads Are Perceived

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 5:55am

A study from the University of Pennsylvania examines how people view men with shaved heads. Turns out, people see men with shaved heads as more dominant than guys with thinning hair or thick hair.

Can A Cat Be Both A Liquid And A Solid?

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 5:28am

That is one of the questions studied by scientists who received Ig Nobel Prizes at Harvard University, at the ceremony put on by the otherwise-august institution for the past 27 years.

Emmy Awards: 'Handmaid's Tale' And 'Veep' Win In Multiple Categories

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:05am

Stephen Colbert hosted the 69th Emmy Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles. The Handmaid's Tale won the Emmy for drama series. Veep and Atlanta split the major comedy categories.

Trump Wants U.S. Delegation To The U.N. To Be More Cost Efficient

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:05am

President Trump makes his United Nations debut this week and he's making a big push to cut the U.N.'s budget. The State Department plans to have a smaller footprint as part of this effort.

Hard-Hit Broward County Cleans Up After Hurricane Irma's Destructive Visit

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:05am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Barbara Sharief, mayor of Broward County, Florida, about cleanup effort after Hurricane Irma.

VA Cautions Ken Burn's Vietnam Documentary Could Triggger PTSD

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:05am

The VA is preparing for an increase in Vietnam veterans seeking mental health treatment after PBS airs a Vietnam documentary. Mental health professionals say it could trigger PTSD and depression.

Demonstrators In St. Louis Plan To Continue Racially Charged Protests

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:05am

Protests started over the weekend in St. Louis after the acquittal of a white police officer who shot and killed a black man in 2011. Some demonstrators say they'll keep protesting for weeks.

Houston's Tight Rental Market Makes It Tough For Low-Income Hurricane Victims

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:05am

Even before Harvey, Houston had an affordable housing crisis. Prices are rising for apartments that weren't damaged, forcing some to stay in flood-damaged apartments, while others face eviction.

French Police Investigate Acid Attack On 4 U.S. Women

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:05am

Police say 4 college students were attacked on Sunday with acid by a woman at a train station in southern France, injuring at least 2 of them. Authorities say the woman had "a psychiatric history."

Rep. Gutierrez On Trump's Immigration Meetings With Democratic Leaders

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:05am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez about a deal between President Trump and Democrats that would combine legislation protecting DREAMers with increased border security.

Rough Translation: Why Many Muslims In India Feel Yoga Has Been Weaponized

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:05am

In India, yoga has been causing some controversy after it became associated with militant Hindu nationalism. NPR's international podcast follows a yoga-loving Indian Muslim caught in the middle.

Trump Voters In Iowa Pledge Not To Waiver Their Support For The President

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:05am

Many conservatives are frustrated Trump appeared to make a deal with Democrats over immigration. At a GOP event in Iowa, the party faithful were willing to give the president the benefit of the doubt.

Irma's Caribbean Destruction Sends Tourists Packing For Other Destinations

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:05am

Hurricane Irma devastated the Caribbean island of St. Thomas, and another major hurricane may be on the way. St. Thomas depends on tourism, and it's uncertain when the tourists will return.

News Brief: U.N. General Assembly To Open, North Korea Crisis Poll

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:05am

President Trump will be among the world leaders in New York City for the opening of the U.N. General Assembly. A study looks at whether Americans trust Trump to handle North Korea's nuclear threat.

Teen Wants A Tattoo? Pediatricians Say Here's How To Do It Safely

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:04am

For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics has weighed in on what teens and young adults (and their doctors and parents) need to know about safely getting piercings and tattoos.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Body Electric Tattoo)

Xanax Or Zoloft For Moms-To-Be: A New Study Assesses Safety

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:04am

Is it OK to take antidepressants or anxiety medicine during pregnancy? Recent research suggests women who need treatment can take these drugs. Doctors recommend the lowest effective dose.

(Image credit: Hanna Barczyk for NPR)

St. Thomas Residents Welcome Relief Flights After Irma

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 6:36am

One of the places in the Caribbean that was hardest hit by Hurricane Irma is St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Irma ripped across St. Thomas as a Category 5 hurricane more than a week ago.

Trump Administration Responds To New Ethic Concerns

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 6:36am

A number of ethical issues were raised this week including questions over the request to use a government plane. Rachel Martin talks to Walter Shaub, former head of the Office of Government Ethics.




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