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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.

U.K. Police Investigating Explosion On Subway As Terrorism

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:59am

British police say they are treating an explosion on the London Underground as terror-related.

A Chainsaw And Neighbors To The Rescue

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:06am

Fox5 in Atlanta says a couple in Georgia was blocked in their house by a tree that fell after a storm. The wife went into labor. That's when the husband took a chainsaw to get them out.

It's Not A Typo, Just A Different Word

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:06am

Montpellier, France, ordered jerseys for their soccer team. But they were misspelled, with only one L. The solution? They sent them to Montpelier, Vt.

News Brief: North Korea Tests Another Missile, Trump And Democrats Talk DACA

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:06am

North Korea tested another missile Friday, which flew over Japan. President Trump and Democrats offered differing statements about a deal over DACA. And Google and Facebook face new controversies.

Cassini Plunges To Saturn

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:06am

The Cassini mission to Saturn ends on Friday. Scientists will steer the spacecraft into Saturn's atmosphere and watch it burn up.




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