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'True Blood' Actor Nelsan Ellis Dies At 39

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 4:08am

Ellis played Lafayette Reynolds on HBO's vampire soap opera from 2008 to 2014.

The Uneasy Partnership Between North Korea And China

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 4:08am

China "continues to walk on eggshells" when it comes to North Korea, says historian Jonathan Pollack. NPR's Rachel Martin asks Pollack about about North Korea's fraught relationship with its neighbor.

Woman Wins Lottery Twice In One Week

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 4:08am

Rosa Dominguez got gas in Paso Robles, Calif., and bought a scratch card worth more than half a million dollars. A few days later she needed gas again, and bought a ticket that won another $100,000.

Dads Respond Differently To Daughters Than To Sons, Study Finds

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 4:08am

Researchers from Emory University, using functional MRIs to measure fathers' brains, found that they had different biological reactions to their daughters' faces than to their sons'.

Trump Son Admits To Meeting With Russian; Senate Returns To Unfinished Health Care Battle

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 4:08am

Donald Trump Jr. said he met last year with a Kremlin-backed lawyer with the promise of damaging information against Hillary Clinton.

NASA Spacecraft Gets Up Close With Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 4:08am

NASA's Juno spacecraft will fly Monday directly over the Great Red Spot, a swirling storm on Jupiter. Scientists are hoping to gain a better understanding of the storm and why it persists.

(Image credit: Karen Teramura with James O'Donoghue and Luke Moore/NASA)

Christians Seeking Refuge May Get Caught Up In Trump's Deportations

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 6:42am

Efforts by the Trump administration to deport immigrants who have come to the U.S. illegally is likely to impact Christian refugees who face persecution in their home countries.

At G-20 Summit In Germany, Expect No 'America First' Solutions

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 6:40am

Rachel Martin talks to David Rennie, Washington bureau chief for The Economist, about what to watch for as President Trump attends his first G-20 summit and meets with Russian President Putin.

Tesla Bets Big On A Mass-Market Electric Car

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 4:08am

Tesla's first Model 3 comes off the assembly line Friday, a pivotal moment for the company. The Model 3 is Tesla's mass-market electric car — with a base price of $35,000.

After 2 Years, Illinois Passes A Budget

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 4:08am

For the first time in two years, the state of Illinois passed a budget, after lawmakers overrode the governor's veto. But it doesn't mean the state has solved its budget woes.

What To Expect When Trump Meets Putin

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 4:08am

President Trump is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday. Mary Louise Kelly asks Tom Graham, a Russia adviser for the George W. Bush administration, about what Trump should discuss.

How Fast Can You Read This Headline?

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 4:08am

A driver in Seattle got a $234 ticket for speeding in a school zone. He argued that the sign saying: "School speed limit 20 when children are present or when flashing" was too long. A judge agreed.

As Many As 100,000 Civilians Trapped In Raqqa, U.N. Says

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 4:08am

NPR's Rachel Martin asks the U.N.'s Matthias Behnke about civilians trapped in Raqqa, the former ISIS stronghold in Syria. The U.N. says up to 100,000 people are trapped there by anti-ISIS strikes.

While He Was In Prison, His Son Grew Up; Now, 'They're Getting To Know Each Other'

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 4:08am

By the time Five Mualimm-ak completed a sentence for weapons charges in 2012, he had served nearly a dozen years in prison. When he was released, his son Omar was already a senior in high school.

(Image credit: Courtesy of StoryCorps)

Morning News Brief: Trump Meets Putin, Russia Probe Update, New Tesla Car

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 4:08am

President Trump meets with Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit. Also, an update on Robert Mueller's Russia probe, and a look at electric carmaker Tesla's new lower-priced car.

Cirque Du Soleil Buys Blue Man Group

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 4:08am

Two of the most successful live performance franchises are joining forces. Cirque du Soleil announced that it is buying Blue Man Group.

The Controversy Over The 'Motor Voter' Law

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 4:08am

Voting rights groups fear that the Trump administration's look into voter fraud is really aimed at weakening a 24-year-old law meant to expand opportunities for people to register to vote.

A Look At Trump's Day At The G-20

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 4:08am

President Trump will have his first meeting as president with Russian President Putin. It will take place Friday at the G-20 summit in Germany.

The Story Of Dr. Dre And Jimmy Iovine's Partnership In 'The Defiant Ones'

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 4:08am

The Defiant Ones on HBO tells the story of two unlikely friends and business partners: Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. It's also the history of rock and rap in the '80s and '90s.

Movie Review: 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 4:08am

In the newest Spider-Man movie, the studio is aiming young and trying to leverage that Marvel Comics magic.




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