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ISIS Launches New Offensive In Ancient Syrian City Of Palmyra

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 4:01am

ISIS forces had been pushed out of Palmyra last March. Reports differ as to whether the city has fallen once again to ISIS, but it's clear the radical group has re-entered the city.

Senators Call For Probe Into Claims Russia Interfered In U.S. Election

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 4:01am

The CIA believes Russia interfered with the presidential election in order to tip it to Donald Trump. Trump calls the claim "ridiculous." Four senators have called for a sweeping investigation.

United's 'Basic Economy' Aims To Compete With Discount Airlines

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 3:54am

United Airlines will offer extra low fares to passengers willing to board last and carry only one bag that fits under the seat. Critics say this "basic economy" class could worsen flying for everyone.

Caring For A Loved One At Home Can Have A Steep Learning Curve

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 3:25am

People caring for someone at home often have zero training. Many learn on the fly, and some states are passing laws to make sure caregivers get at least basic instruction in home care.

When A Professor Laughed At Her Queens Accent, Writer Tara Clancy Doubled Down

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 3:22am

She says, "Instead of feeling mortified, I felt defiant." In The Clancys of Queens, Clancy tells stories of growing up in a working-class, New York family.

Israel's Right Wing Expects Boost From A Trump Presidency

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 3:21am

Israel's right wing believes it's on the verge of big victories with Trump. Some in the Palestinian private sector are also optimistic. The picture is less clear for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Anti-Islam Dutch Politician Found Guilty Of Inciting Discrimination

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 8:03am

Rachel Martin speaks with journalist Saskia Belleman about the trial of Geert Wilders, an outspoken critic of Europe's immigration policies who has a familiar slogan: Make the Netherlands Great Again.

A Look At Donald's Trump's Key Cabinet Picks

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:35am

The president-elect added a number of key figures to his administration this week. We take a look at his choices.

Remembering John Glenn

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:35am

Nick Taylor, who helped John Glenn write his memoirs, discusses the legendary astronaut and senator who died on Thursday at the age of 95.

One Small Company Finds A Solution To Employee Burnout

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:35am

Many companies find workplace burnout tough to tackle. But a call center in Chicago says it's found a way to keep morale up and employee turnover down.

Fears Of Genocide In The World's Newest Nation

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:35am

There are fears of a genocide in South Sudan, a country just five years old. Activists say the world is ignoring the crisis as the United Nations and the U.S. go through leadership transitions.

Trump Chooses Retired General John Kelly As Homeland Security Secretary

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:35am

Michael Chertoff, the former head of Homeland Security, discusses the man Donald Trump has tapped to lead the department, retired general John Kelly.

This Time Of Year, There's Plenty To See At The Movies

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:35am

Hollywood studios tend to release their prestige films at the end of the years, and several movies are especially notable, according to film critic Kenneth Turan.

Black Santa Claus Is A Hit In The Mall, But Faces An Online Backlash

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:35am

Larry Jefferson was the first black Santa Claus at Mall of America in Minnesota. He was popular with the kids, but he sparked on online backlash from people who felt Santa can only be white.

Pitching In At The Pipeline Protest

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:35am

At a home near the Dakota Access Pipeline, one woman can't join the demonstration because of her young children. But she's participating by offering shelter to visitors, including an NPR reporter.

As Syrian Government Forces Advance; Remaining Aleppo Residents Plead For Help

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:35am

As the forces aligned with the Syrian government move deeper into rebel areas in the city of Aleppo, residents there and the international community call for help and a ceasefire.

New U.S. Ambassador To Beijing Is An Old Friend Of China's President

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:35am

Christopher Hill, a former U.S. ambassador to Iraq and South Korea, talks about President-elect Donald Trump's choice for ambassador to China, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad.

Oakland Raiders Fans Drink Their Flight Dry

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:01am

On a flight to Kansas City, where the Oakland Raiders were playing a big game, Raider fans drank all the alcohol on the plane.

Wyoming Cold Proves Too Much For Moscow Ballet Troupe

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 3:57am

The temperature dropped to 31 degrees below zero, and a visiting ballet troupe from Moscow couldn't get their tour bus started. They had to cancel a performance.

Poll: Trump Needs To Choose Between Presidency And His Business

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 3:51am

Two-thirds of Americans think Trump must avoid a conflict of interest, according to a Bloomberg poll. But only a slight majority are confident he'll put the country's interests ahead of his own.

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