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Conservative Family Leave Plan Gains Traction

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:21am

A conservative plan for paid family leave is gaining traction from Republicans. NPR's Noel King talks with Carrie Lukas of the Independent Women's Forum about why her group is championing the program.

Salvadoran Father Reunited With 2 Young Boys

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:21am

A Salvadoran father was reunited with his two young boys Tuesday night in San Diego — they were among a few dozen immigrant families brought back together due to a court-ordered deadline.

London Prepares For Protests Over Trump Visit

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:21am

As the U.K. government prepares to receive President Trump, London braces for big protests, featuring a blimp of the U.S. president as a diapered baby.

Trump's Rhetoric In Brussels

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:21am

The former NATO Director of Policy Planning Fabrice Pothier speaks to David Greene about President Trump's policy and rhetoric at the NATO summit in Brussels.

U.S. And China Trade War: 'Which One Can Endure The Pain The Better?'

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:21am

The United States has leverage over China in the escalating trade conflict between the two countries. But China could retaliate in ways that cause real harm to the American economy.

Croatia's Joy And England's Sorrow

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:21am

Croatia defeated England in the World Cup semifinals, giving them their first-ever appearance in the finals.

A New Look At An Old Way To Store Energy

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:21am

Solar power is growing fast, but there need to be ways to store that power for use at night. The biggest energy storage technology involves pumping water up a mountain.

Trump's Second Day At The NATO Summit

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:21am

We have an update on President Trump's visit to the NATO summit after he berated NATO allies for not spending enough on their militaries.

Judge Orders Trump Administration Reconsider Asylum Claims Of Iranians

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:21am

Scores of Iranians have been stuck in Austria as they request asylum to come to the U.S. A California court has ruled that the U.S. government has to address their cases.

Michael Chertoff On Privacy In The Digital Age

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:21am

How should we rethink the balance between privacy and security in the digital age? Former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff joins NPR's Noel King to discuss his new book, Exploding Data.

News Brief: Trump Attacks NATO Allies, London Prepares, Supreme Court And Abortion

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:21am

President Trump is in Brussels for the second day of the NATO summit. He spent the first day lashing out at allies. Also, protests are expected for Trump in London and the latest on the Supreme Court.

Harm Reduction Movement Hits Obstacles

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:21am

Amid the opioid crisis, a race is underway among more than a dozen cities from San Francisco to New York City to try to open the country's first safe injection site for heroin users.

Get Pumped: 100+ Fabulous Pairs Of Shoes Are On View In New York

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:21am

The Walk This Way exhibition features centuries of notable footwear from the personal collection of Stuart Weitzman — suffragists' boots, a lawyer's loafers, Cinderella's sandals and more.

(Image credit: Glenn Castellano/New-York Historical Society)

Abortion Rights Advocates Preparing For Life After Roe V. Wade

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:01am

With Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination still up for debate, activists are planning for potential battles in state legislatures if the court eventually weakens national abortion rights.

(Image credit: Ted S. Warren/AP)

Trump Tells NATO Allies They're Delinquent On Military Spending

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 6:13am

President Trump began the NATO summit by accusing members of not paying their share for defense spending. Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Christopher Coons of Delaware about Trump's rhetoric.

New York Street To Be Named After Steely Dan Co-Founder

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 5:46am

Walter Becker died last September after battling cancer. City officials in Queens, New York, have decided to rename the street where Becker grew up as Walter Becker Way.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins Primary That She Didn't Even Enter

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 5:36am

Ocasio-Cortez stunned the political world when she beat out a well-known incumbent in a New York primary. She won another primary after voters in that district wrote her name on the ballot.

Caught In The Extended Stay Motel Trap

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 4:44am

Branson, Mo., welcomes more than eight million tourists each year, but the economic boom has passed by many of its low-wage workers who struggle to find safe and affordable housing.

(Image credit: Alex Smith/KCUR)

Experts Say Lawsuit Over Flint Water Crisis Is An Uphill Battle

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:59am

Michigan and the city of Flint will argue Wednesday that the lawsuit they face over the city's water crisis should be dismissed. States are generally shielded from lawsuits.

Listeners Want To Know More About NATO

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:59am

Rachel Martin talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listeners' questions about the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, otherwise known as NATO.

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