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'York Project' Revisited: NPR Catches Up With Four 2008 Voters

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 4:01am

In 2008, NPR heard from voters in York, Pa., about race and politics during the election. This week, Morning Edition follows up with four of these voters about how their views have changed since then.

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Britain's Oldest Footballer Is Still Going Strong

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 6:44am

Dickie Borthwick, 81, is looking for a new soccer team. He was invited to play walking football, a slow game designed for seniors. But he wants something faster.

Emojis Have Become A Language Of Their Own

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 6:10am

A London company is looking to hire an emoji translator. That's because while software can translate actual languages, emojis need a real life human being.

As Syrian Troops Close In On Rebels In Aleppo, Civilians Are In Need

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 4:00am

A French parliamentary delegation, just returned from Syria's border with Turkey, has called for U.S. and European troops to create a humanitarian corridor to get civilians out of Aleppo.

Trump Announces He's Picked Rex Tillerson As Secretary Of State

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 4:00am

In a statement released Tuesday morning by his transition team, Donald Trump announced he intends to nominate Rex Tillerson for secretary of state. Tillerson is the CEO of ExxonMobil.

Golden Globe Nominations Acknowledge Diversity

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 4:00am

Golden Globe nominations were announced on Monday, and with them some hope about Hollywood's dedication to diversity. Last year, Academy Award nominations were criticized for lack of diversity.

Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates: 'My President Was Black'

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 4:00am

Rachel Martin talks to writer Ta-Nehisi Coates about his new piece in The Atlantic magazine: "My President Was Black: A history of the first African American White House and of what came next."

Security Officials Question Russia's Intention On Election Hack

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 4:00am

Rachel Martin talks to retired General Michael Hayden, a former director with the CIA and NSA, about the CIA's claims of Russian influence on the U.S. election, and Donald Trump's rejection of that.

Sen. John McCain Weighs In On Threats To U.S. Posed By Russia

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 4:00am

Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talks to Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain about the incoming Trump administration's relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

San Francisco Braces For Crack Down Over Immigration Policies

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 4:00am

Because it is a sanctuary city, officials are anticipating an immigration showdown with the incoming Trump administration. The mayor proposes to fund legal services to immigrants facing deportation.

Syrian Government Forces Are Close To Crushing Rebellion In Aleppo

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 4:00am

Hopes that international diplomacy might achieve a ceasefire or peace deal have faded, as fighters loyal to Syria's president press into the last opposition areas of the city.

Sen. Rand Paul Pushes For Probe Into Russia's Election Hacking

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 4:00am

Several Republican senators have expressed support for the CIA investigation into Russian meddling into the presidential election. David Greene talks to Sen. Rand Paul about why he's one of them.

Trump Picks Rex Tillerson To Lead The State Department

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 4:00am

In a statement early Tuesday morning, President-elect Donald Trump announced that ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson is his choice to become secretary of state, the country's top diplomat.

Trump's Election Leaves Scientists In A Climate Of Uncertainty

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 4:00am

At a meeting in San Francisco, thousands of researchers are pondering how they can influence President-elect Donald Trump's thinking on climate change.

A Very Jon Batiste Christmas

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 3:36am

The bandleader for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert has released a new album of "funkified" holiday classics. "I love remixing things and making them fit in a different context," he says.

IKEA Launches New Marketing Campaign

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 5:39am

The Swedish home goods store is giving products nicknames based on what personal problems they solve. A pair of scissors is listed under, "My son plays too much computer games."

'Mannequins' Attempt To Rob Store

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 5:26am

Right before store clerks locked up at the end of the day in Sussex, England, thieves dressed in top fashions and struck poses next to store mannequins. The motion sensor gave them away.

Pentagon Chief Ash Carter Makes Unannounced Trip To Baghdad

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

Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Baghdad on Sunday to discuss the battle to retake Mosul from ISIS. On Monday, he's in Israel, which becomes the first U.S. ally to receive the F-35 fighter.

Trump Expected To Name His Pick For Secretary Of State Soon

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

David Greene talks to Richard Haass, ex-adviser to Secretary of State Colin Powell, about roles and responsibilities of the secretary of state. Haass is president of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Kosovo War Crimes Court Established In The Hague

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

In 1999, Kosovo was liberated from Serbia. A court has been set up in The Hague to try Kosovars for alleged atrocities committed against ethnic minorities and political opponents after the war.




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