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In Florida, Irma's High Winds And Heavy Rain Batter Fort Myers

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 4:02am

When Hurricane Irma changed direction and headed up the Gulf Coast of Florida, it left people in places like Fort Myers little time to prepare.

Politics In The News: Trump's Deal With Democrats Catches GOP By Surprise

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 4:02am

President Trump last week struck what's being called a deal with Democrats. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Jonah Goldberg of The National Review, who isn't sure that "deal" is the right term.

Leon County In Northern Florida Monitors Hurricane Irma

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 4:02am

Leon County, which includes the capital Tallahassee, is bracing for impact as Hurricane Irma moves north. David Greene talks to Vincent Long, the Leon County administrator, about Irma.

Hurricane Irma Hits Miami Causing Major Flooding

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 4:02am

Irma is now a Category 1 hurricane. It came ashore in the Florida Keys and hit the rest of the state very hard. Miami, in particular, had high winds, heavy rain and flooding to deal with.

Rough Translation: How 'Anna Karenina' Saved A Somali Inmate's Life

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 4:02am

In 1980, a Somali government prisoner was sentenced to life in solitary confinement. He contemplated suicide until the prisoner in the next cell tapped out the words of a book in modified Morse code.

Netanyahu's Son Yair Stirs Up Controversy With Anti-Semitic Cartoon

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 4:02am

Political leaders and commentators in Israel are criticizing the eldest son of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who posted a meme with anti-Semitic images to social media.

Lawsuit Against Trump Starts The Battle To Define 'Emolument'

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 4:02am

Ethics watchdogs are preparing for their lawsuit alleging President Trump is violating the Constitution's foreign emoluments clause. But this renews the controversy over what defines an emolument?

Hurricane Center In Florida Keeps Watch Over Irma

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 4:02am

Hurricane Irma is weakening as it moves away from the Florida coast and north toward Georgia. It's now a Category 1 storm, but it still poses a big threat to much of Florida.

News Brief: Irma Smacks Florida, Netanyahu's Son Posts Anti-Semitic Cartoon

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 4:02am

Irma, which smashed through the Florida Keys, is now a Category 1 hurricane. Israeli politicians are criticizing the prime minister's oldest son for posting an anti-Semitic caricature.

Earthquake Hits Off Coast Of Mexico

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 8:47am

A massive 8.1 magnitude earthquake has struck near the Guatemala-Mexico border. Reporter Nic Wirtz has an update from Guatemala City.

At Least 15 Killed In Mexican Earthquake

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 7:21am

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Carlos Rodriguez, Mexico City bureau chief for Bloomberg, about the emerging details after an earthquake off the coast overnight.

Some Florida Residents Evacuate Before Irma Comes Calling

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 7:20am

Florida is preparing for one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes ever recorded — Hurricane Irma. Over the next few days, the storm is projected to deal a direct hit to Miami.

Quake Hits Off Southern Mexico And Is Felt As Far Away As Mexico City

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 7:06am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Elisabeth Malkin, a reporter with The New York Times, about the powerful earthquake that hit shortly before midnight local time off the coast of southern Mexico.

Florida Highways Are Jammed As People Try To Escape Irma

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 6:35am

For days, Florida has been preparing for the worst with Hurricane Irma. Satellite imaging shows that the storm is larger and broader than the entire state of Florida.

The Powerful Pull Of Opioids Leaves Many 'Missing' From U.S. Workforce

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 6:19am

Opioid addiction affects people's work lives more than alcohol or other drugs, and those who struggle with it tell strikingly similar tales of deepening alienation from their careers.

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Cathedral Dean On Decision To Remove Confederate Stained Glass Windows

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:15am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Washington National Cathedral Dean Randy Hollerith about the decision to remove stained glass windows honoring Confederate leaders.

Credit Reporting Agency Equifax Reveals Massive Hack

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:15am

NPR's David Greene talks to Washington Post reporter Craig Timberg about the hacking of credit reporting agency Equifax. Hackers may have gained access to data from 143 million Americans.

The Appeal Of Florida, Land Of Storms

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:15am

Mary Louise Kelly talks with Michael Grunwald, Politico Magazine writer and author of The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise, about why people want to live in Florida.

A Tick Gets Away At A News Conference About Diseases Ticks Carry

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:15am

Officials in Miyazaki, Japan, held a news conference to warn about the diseases ticks carry. But a tick got away. They couldn't find it and sprayed insecticide in the room.

Broward County Mayor On Preparations For Irma

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:15am

David Greene talks to Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief about Hurricane Irma's impact on her Florida county. Parts of Broward County are under evacuation orders.




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