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Wife Of Orlando Nightclub Shooter Arrested On Federal Charges

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 4:13am

The FBI has arrested the wife of the Orlando gunman who carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Noor Salman is expected to be charged in federal court on Tuesday.

2 Economists With Opposing Views Weigh In On Trump's Economic Plan

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 4:13am

Steve Inskeep talks to Jared Bernstein, a former chief economist to Vice President Biden, and Peter Morici, a professor and columnist, about Trump's picks for commerce and treasury secretaries.

Congressional Republicans Take Aim At Taxes On Imports And Exports

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 4:13am

Big box retailers and advocates for the poor are teaming up for what could be a fight with congressional Republicans who want to change the corporate tax code. At issue is the border adjustment tax.

A Trip Back In Time: It wouldn't Be Inauguration Day Without Protesters

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 4:13am

Demonstrators who are arriving in Washington to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump will be following a time-honored tradition that includes suffragists and opponents of the Vietnam war.

Kitty Dukakis: Electroshock Therapy Has Given Me A New Lease On Life

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 4:13am

David Greene talks to Kitty Dukakis and her husband, former Mass. Gov. Michael Dukakis, about their campaign to destigmatize electroshock therapy. She has used it to alleviate severe depression.

British Prime Minister To Announce How The U.K. Will Depart The EU

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 4:13am

Since Britain voted to leave the EU, the government's vision of how to manage that process has been unclear. In a speech on Tuesday, Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to lay out her strategy.

Drugs For Rare Diseases Have Become Uncommonly Rich Monopolies

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 3:59am

Drugmakers have brought almost 450 orphan drugs to market and collected rich incentives by doing so. But nearly a third of the medicines aren't new or were repurposed many times for financial gain.

(Image credit: NPR, Kaiser Health News/Evaluate Pharma analysis for Kaiser Health News on Sept. 21, 2016)

Lollygagging Swan Ties Up Commuter Train Tracks For 2 Miles

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 5:54am

Outside London, the train had slowed to a crawl behind the bird. The British news site Metro said one guy got on the tracks and frantically waved his laptop at the swan, who was finally captured.

San Diego Chargers' Fans Look To Erase Bolt Tattoos

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 5:04am

The Chargers announced the NFL team is moving to Los Angeles for the 2017 season. Fans know now their relationship with the team wasn't forever. Fans that got tattoos want them off.

Obama Adviser Susan Rice Cites Syrian War As Biggest Disappointment

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

Rice has dealt with many crises as President Obama's national security adviser and his United Nations ambassador. As she prepares to depart, she tells NPR that Syria stands out as the most difficult.

(Image credit: Carolyn Kaster/AP)

After 15 Inaugurations, Why Brotman's Voice Won't Be Heard This Year

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

Announcer Charlie Brotman has been the voice of every inaugural parade for six decades. He reflects on how he got the job from a chance encounter with President Dwight Eisenhower.

Democrats Have Lost Focus, A Candidate To Lead The DNC Says

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

Rachel Martin talks to Sally Boynton Brown, the executive director of the Idaho Democratic Party, who is running for the chair of the Democratic National Committee.

Something's Fishy At Manaus Airport In Brazil

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

If you like to travel and need a unique gift, try Manaus international airport, which is in the middle of the Amazon Rain Forest. It has what may be the world's only airport fish shop.

News From The Big Top: 'The Greatest Show On Earth' Is Shutting Down

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

After 146 years, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus is packing up for good. Morning Edition visits a show in Florida to get reaction from fans.

After Slow Going Against ISIS, Battle Picks Up In The Iraqi City Of Mosul

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

Iraqi forces with U.S. help have pressed deep into the ISIS-held city of Mosul but progress is still slow and dangerous. The scene may soon shift to an area where ISIS has more support.

Researchers Unravel Strange And Contradictory Feelings About Power

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

It's inauguration season in Washington, D.C. Many of us revel in the pomp and circumstance — yet we have another side to our psychology that enjoys seeing the powerful fall from grace.

After The Brexit Vote, Why Has The U.K. Economy Proved So Resilient?

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

British politicians warned a vote for Brexit would damage the economy of the United Kingdom. Six months after the referendum, its economy is doing much better than predicted. Why?

Can The Iran Nuclear Deal Survive Its 2nd Anniversary?

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

Analysts are looking back on the Iran nuclear deal. It was a year ago that sanctions were lifted, prisoners exchanged and the inspections of Iran's nuclear program came under full operation.

Number Of Female Directors Is On The Decline, Study Says

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

No woman made the list of nominations for the Director's Guild of America's top prize. A report from San Diego State University shows not much progress has been made for female directors in Hollywood.

National Security Adviser Rice Evaluates Administration's Wins And Losses

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

Rachel Martin talks to Susan Rice, who reflects on the security challenges the Obama administration faced, and looks ahead to those the Trump administration may be called on to handle.

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