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News Brief: Mexico Earthquake, Florida Evacuates, Equifax Data Breach

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

Reporter Emily Green talks about a massive earthquake off the coast of Mexico. Also, the latest on Hurricane Irma, and TechCrunch writer John Mannes talks about a massive data breach at Equifax.

A Mother Remembers Her Son, A Muslim-American First Responder Who Died On Sept. 11

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

Talat Hamdani's son Salman died after the police cadet rushed to the fallen towers to help. The first responder was later wrongfully identified by police and the press as an accomplice in the attacks.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the Talat Hamdani)

'Young People Who Do Extraordinary Things' Are The Norm In Marie Lu's YA World

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

The bestselling young adult author specializes in dystopian fiction. Her latest, Warcross, is set in the not-too-distant future, and draws on Lu's time working in the video game industry.

(Image credit: Primo Gallanosa/Penguin Random House)

With Florida In Hurricane Irma's Sights, Residents Get Ready

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 10:18am

Hurricane Irma is forecast to hit Florida over the weekend. Gov. Rick Scott has been urging residents on both of the state's coasts to prepare. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Greg Allen, who's in Miami.

U.S. Stands With Seoul Over North Korea's Missile Tests, Rep. Bera Says

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 6:50am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Democratic Rep. Ami Bera of California, who was part of a congressional delegation that sat down with South Korean President Moon Jae-in last week.

Navy Officials Examine Training Procedures After Ship Accidents

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 6:28am

The U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I., is the premier training facility for surface warship officers. In the past decade, the amount of time junior officers spend there has been greatly reduced.

Trump Cuts Deal With Democrats To Further Congressional Agenda

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 6:28am

President Trump rattled members of his own party when he sat at the White House with leaders from both parties. In a deal to keep the government running, he sided with Democrats.

Lonely? Rent A Fish

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:19am

The Hotel Charleroi Airport in Belgium will rent a fish for the night for a small fee to lonely guests at the hotel.

Trump Judicial Nominees Keep Mostly Mum In Confirmation Hearings

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard from some of President Trump's judicial nominees Wednesday, including two controversial appeals court nominees.

Florida Prepares For Hurricane Irma

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

Hurricane Irma is forecast to hit Florida over the weekend. Officials and residents are preparing for a storm they worry may equal or surpass Hurricane Andrew from 25 years ago.

CEO Quits Trump's Diversity Council Over DACA

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

Javier Palomarez, president and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, talks with Mary Louise Kelly about his decision to resign from President Trump's National Diversity Coalition.

Christians And DACA

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

Christians of all denominations, including many evangelicals who have supported President Trump, are speaking out on behalf of immigrants protected from deportation under the DACA program.

Here's What Happens To All Those Flooded Cars After A Hurricane

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

Hurricane Harvey damaged about 1 million vehicles, many beyond repair. We look at what happens with all those damaged cars.

4 American Women Reach U.S. Open Tennis Semifinals

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

All four players to reach the semifinals at the U.S. Open are Americans. The last time that happened was 1981, when the lineup was Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Barbara Potter and Tracy Austin.

Ta-Nehisi Coates On Obama And Trump's Election

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to writer Ta-Nehisi Coates about his cover story in The Atlantic magazine about Donald Trump and how voters reacted to the first African-American president.

News Brief: Trump's Deal With Democrats, Hurricane Irma

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

In a surprise move, President Trump is siding with top Democrats in a deal to raise the debt ceiling. Also, Dánica Coto of The Associated Press talks about Hurricane Irma's path through the Caribbean.

'Tracking The Song Lines Of The Land': Tori Amos Traces Her Roots On 'Native Invader'

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

On her new album, the celebrated musician and indomitable seeker moves fluidly between the personal and political, taking stock of the present moment and exploring her familial roots.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)

'His Ideology Is White Supremacy': Ta-Nehisi Coates On Donald Trump

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to writer Ta-Nehisi Coates about his cover story in The Atlantic magazine about Donald Trump, and how voters reacted to the first African-American president.

(Image credit: Paul Marotta/Getty Images)

Conservative Publisher Quits 'NYT' Best-Seller List

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

Conservative book publisher Regnery has announced that it will no longer use the New York Times best-seller list in its promotional materials. Regnery says it is biased.

Human Rights Watch Analyst On The Violence In Myanmar

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:09am

Richard Weir is an Asia analyst with Human Rights Watch. He talks with Rachel Martin about recent satellite photos that the group says show a burned Rohingya village in Myanmar.

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