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Examining Activism On Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 3:57am

Steve Inskeep talks to two leading activists — Joshua DuBois, called President Obama's "Pastor-in-Chief" and DeRay Mckesson, an organizer and activist — about what makes modern activism successful.

A False Ballistic Missile Alert Frightens Hawaii Residents

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 3:57am

What happened behind the scenes Saturday in the moments after the mistaken missile alert in Hawaii, and how is the federal government responding?

Trump Looks To Terminate The Diversity Lottery Program

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 3:57am

Co-host Rachel Martin talks to immigration expert Anna Law about the diversity visa lottery program, which could be on the chopping block as lawmakers negotiate immigration policy.

Poor Economic Conditions Spur Protests Across Tunisia

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 3:57am

Violent protests against Tunisia's austerity measures continued in the country, as demonstrators also marked the seventh anniversary of the Tunisian revolution.

News Brief: Immigration Negotiations, False Missile Warning

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 3:57am

President Trump says Republicans are ready to make a deal on DACA, but he doesn't think Democrats want to make a deal. And, Hawaii residents were falsely warned of a ballistic missile threat.

After A Year In Office, Questions About Trump's Foreign Deals Go On. And On

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 3:56am

When preparing to take the oath of office, President Trump promised to make no new foreign business deals. But a year later, ethics experts say the problems have not been solved in any meaningful way.

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For Now, Sequencing Cancer Tumors Holds More Promise Than Proof

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 3:44am

Sequencing the DNA of cancer tumors to help pinpoint treatment is an emerging element of precision medicine. While patients and doctors alike want these tests, they often don't benefit patients.

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On The Hunt For Poppies In Mexico — America's Biggest Heroin Supplier

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 4:02pm

The Mexican army gave NPR a firsthand look at its efforts to eradicate the flowering crop that's made into heroin.

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Give Us Your Moments Of Love; We'll Give You A Poem

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:58pm

For Valentine's Day, we offer a love poem request line. Tell us about a moment in your life involving love, and NPR's Rachel Martin and author Kwame Alexander will find a poem to capture that feeling.

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German Chancellor Merkel Strikes Deal For New Coalition Government

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 6:46am

After 15 weeks of wrangling, Angela Merkel has brought her conservatives together with center-left allies to end a political crisis, and allow formation of a coalition government.

Republicans Begin Work On Overhauling Entitlement Programs

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 6:41am

Rachel Martin talks to Jeff Colyer, the lieutenant governor of Kansas, one of the states that supports the idea of implementing a requirement that Medicaid recipients get a job.

While Taking About Immigration, Trump Makes Vulgar Comment

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 6:41am

David Greene talks to Haitian Ambassador to the U.S. Paul Altidor about Trump saying he would prefer people from Haiti and African countries not come to the U.S. NPR's Scott Detrow weighs in.

Maine Wants Historic Shed That Floated Into Canada Returned

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 6:11am

The building, damaged in a blizzard, is a national historic landmark — part of Maine's fishing history. But so far Canada won't give it back, citing its citizens' salvage rights.

Innovation At CES Trade Show Couldn't Keep Lights From Going Out

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 5:50am

On Wednesday, the whole convention center in Las Vagas temporarily lost power. The entire place went dark and the fancy technology displays were shut down.

Flu Sickens Thousands Across The Country

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:02am

Fears that this winter would bring a nasty flu season appear to be coming true. Health officials say this year's season started early and it's hitting hard.

Rep. Bustos: Democrats Need To Better Serve Midwesterners

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:02am

David Greene talks to Rep. Cheri Bustos, a Democrat from Illinois, about her political action committee's new report on whether her party can effectively reach out to rural and Midwestern voters.

Politics In The News

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:02am

David Greene talks to NPR's Scott Detrow about political stories in the news.

Tesla Faces Complaints Over Harassment And Racial Tensions

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:02am

Tesla has created a cutting-edge image with its bold approach to building electric cars. But it has faced criticism over how it handles complaints about workplace harassment and discrimination.

Hardliners Push Back On Bipartisan Deal On Immigration Package

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:02am

The deal locks down protections to young immigrants known as DREAMers. Rachel Martin talks to Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona, who along with others is pushing back on the deal.

Mary J. Blige Gets Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star On Her Birthday

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:02am

Mary J. Blige is having a moment. The nine-time Grammy winning singer has been getting award nominations for acting in the film Mudbound. Blige says she's grateful for her star.




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