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Why The Graphing Calculator Hasn't Changed Much Since 1994

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 4:00am

Many tech companies keep customers buying by constantly updating their products with new features. So then, why hasn't the graphing calculator changed much since 1994?

If Necessary, China Has A Strategic Plan For A Trade War With The U.S.

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 4:00am

China says it wants no trade war. But it could retaliate, imposing tariffs on exports from the constituencies of U.S. politicians who support punishing China, ahead of midterm elections.

Morning News Brief

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 4:00am

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg bgreaks his silence on the controversy surrounding allegations that Cambridge Analytica exploited users' data. And, Congress unveils a $1.3 trillion spending bill as Friday's deadline looms.

Invisibilia: We All Think We Know The People We Love. We're All Deluded

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 4:00am

This episode of the Invisibilia podcast explores how people often perceive the wishes and motives of others incorrectly, as in the case of two Taiwanese brothers and their mother's tenant.

(Image credit: Sara Wong for NPR)

Mexico And The #MeToo Movement

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 7:35am

Several actresses and other industry stars have come out denouncing sexual harassment in Mexico and telling their stories including rape.

Austin Suspect Dies In Explosion, Police Say

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 7:20am

We have an update on the investigation in the Austin area bombings. The suspect died in an explosion in his car, police said.

Bombing Suspect's Death 'An Absolute Relief,' Austin Mayor Says

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 7:12am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Austin Mayor Steve Adler about the death of a suspect in the string of bombings in the Austin area. He cautions that there could be more bombs left unexploded.

Facebook Suspends Cambridge Analytica But Privacy Feature Questions Mount

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 6:33am

David Greene talks to Dipayan Ghosh, who was as an adviser to President Obama on technology and economics and went on to join Facebook, where he worked on the company's privacy and public policy team.

Suspect In Austin Bombings Kills Himself, Police In Texas Say

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 6:10am

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley, speaking at a news conference early Wednesday, says the suspect died after a chase and standoff with police officers. He urged residents to stay cautious.

As Police Move in, Austin Bombing Suspect Kills Himself

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 5:31am

Police in Austin, Texas, say the suspect believed to have carried out a series of bomb blasts blew himself up during a standoff with police.

Migrants Captured In Libya Say They End Up Sold As Slaves

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 5:27am

Men detained en route to Europe in Libya tell NPR that guards held them for ransom and sold them off to other detention centers and ultimately into forced labor.

(Image credit: Manu Brabo/AP)

Migrants Passing Through Libya Could End Up Being Sold As Slaves

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 5:27am

One man tells his story of being sold and enslaved temporarily in Libya as he tried to migrate to Europe.

Austin Bombing Latest

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 4:40am

Multiple sources report that a suspect in the spree of Texas bombings killed himself as police were about to apprehend him.

Austrian Man Fined For Calling Police 'Smurfs'

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 4:33am

A man in Austria called police officers "smurfs" in a Facebook post. Authorities reportedly fined him the equivalent of almost $200, after a police officer filed a complaint.

Cat Found After 14 Years

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 4:29am

A Florida man had his cat run away in 2004. He thought the cat died. Then he got a call from a vet. His cat, which had a microchip, was found in an animal shelter.

Opening Arguments Begin In AT&T And Time Warner Merger Case

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 4:11am

Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice and AT&T square off in opening arguments this week over whether AT&T's proposed takeover of media conglomerate Time Warner hurts consumers.

Cambridge Analytica's Suspended CEO Takes The Spotlight In Scandal

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 4:11am

Alexander Nix worked in London as a financial analyst before becoming CEO of Cambridge Analytica. The company is now at the center of the Facebook data harvesting scandal.

A Chaplain Talks March Madness

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 4:11am

NPR's Noel King talks to Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt, the 98-year-old chaplain of the Loyola University Chicago men's basketball team.

Senators Examine Election Security

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 4:11am

Lawmakers have scheduled a hearing to look into election security ahead of the midterm elections. But even though a panel has called for a major funding increase, there's no consensus over how much.

Autism, Haircuts And A Nursery Rhyme

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 4:11am

Haircuts can be traumatic for autistic children. It took two years for Australian barber Lisa Ann McKenzie to give Jordie Rowland a cut. The breakthrough was singing a favorite nursery rhyme.

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