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Unrest In Southern Iraq Continues As Government Cuts Internet

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:09am

Protests have gripped areas in southern Iraq for several days. The government has cut off access to the Internet, making it more difficult to get accurate information.

Protests Continue In Chicago After Police Body Cam Released

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:09am

A police shooting sparked unrest this weekend in Chicago. There were conflicting accounts of whether the officer acted appropriately, and community leaders are calling for an investigation.

Trump Tweets About U.S.-Russia Relations Ahead Of Summit With Putin

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:09am

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in Helsinki. NPR's Moscow correspondent Lucian Kim previews the summit.

Poll: Where You Watch TV News Predicts Your Feelings On Immigration

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:09am

On some questions, people who get their TV news primarily from Fox News or CNN are even further apart than Republicans and Democrats. Viewers of the other big TV networks are somewhere in between.

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Worried About Dementia? You Might Want to Check Your Blood Pressure

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:09am

One of the nation's top brain doctors says controlling high blood pressure is one of the best ways to keep your brain sharp. He aims to lead by example.

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News Brief: What Trump And Putin Want From Their Summit, Plus Iraq Protests

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:09am

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin meet in Helsinki - why have senators strongly urged Trump not to meet Putin alone? And southern Iraq is in turmoil as protests over jobs and basic services spread.

Heat Making You Lethargic? Research Shows It Can Slow Your Brain, Too

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:09am

Hot weather can influence cognitive performance, according to new research. Young adults living in non-air-conditioned dorms during a heat wave performed worse on math and attention tests.

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Where Does The U.S.-U.K. Relationship Stand Now?

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 10:16am

There have been diplomatic ups and downs since President Trump landed in the U.K. One hour he's criticizing the prime minister, next he's praising her. The divide between the two countries seems big.

Trump Tests The U.S.-U.K.'s 'Special Relationship'

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 9:56am

President Trump is stress testing what is known as the U.S. and U.K's "special relationship." Hours after landing he broke protocol, undercut Prime Minister Teresa May and blasted London's mayor.

Trump-May Press Conference Covers British Tabloid Story, Boris Johnson

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 9:20am

A press conference held Friday by President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May covered Trump's criticism of May in a published interview and former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

President Trump, Prime Minister May Give Press Conference After Bilateral Summit

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 8:41am

After a tumultuous few days where President Trump lashed out at European allies, he and British Prime Minister Theresa May met for a bilateral summit and then held a joint press conference.

After Meeting With Prime Minister May, President Trump's Tone Softens

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 8:27am

President Trump and British Prime Minister May met on Friday, the day after The Sun published an interview where Trump ripped into May over Brexit. But on Friday, Trump softened his criticism.

The Reality Of The 'Ginsburg Rule'

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 6:28am

When Republicans talk about the Ginsburg rule, they suggest that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg revealed very little in her confirmation hearing. Ginsburg was quite explicit, however, on many issues.

Britons React To Trump Visit

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 6:17am

President Trump criticized British Prime Minister Theresa May's handling of the British exit from the European Union in remarks to a British tabloid.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan On Trump Visit

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 5:22am

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has responded to President Trump's comments about London and the U.K.

Man With World's Longest Fingernails Finally Decides To Stop Being Gross

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 4:25am

The man with the world's longest fingernails finally had them cut off. The 82-year-old man from India had been growing his nails since 1952. They'll be at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum. Yuck.

Muppets Head To London

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 4:16am

The Muppets have their first full-length European show this weekend in London. Kermit did an interview with the BBC and talked about his romance with Miss Piggy.

NAACP President On Brett Kavanaugh

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 4:07am

NPR's David Greene speaks to NAACP President Derrick Johnson about Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination and how this will factor into the agenda for the civil rights group's annual convention this year.

Mike Mullen On The State Of NATO

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 4:07am

It's been a whirlwind of a week for President Trump and countries belonging to NATO. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Nawaz Sharif Returns To Pakistan Despite Imminent Arrest

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 4:07am

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is about to return to Lahore and be immediately arrested. Thousands of protesters and police are expected to show for his arrival.

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