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2 Mass. Towns Challenge Trump's Executive Order On Sanctuary Cities

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 4:06am

Officials in Lawrence and Chelsea have filed a lawsuit challenging President Trump's executive order cracking down on sanctuary cities. The measure threatens to pull federal funding from those cities.

Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney Dies At 84

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 4:06am

One of the NFL's most popular and influential executives has died. Dan Rooney was chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He helped the team win championships and also diversified hiring in the league.

Immense Intolerance Felt Toward Christians In Egypt, Coptic Bishop Says

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 4:06am

Egypt-born Bishop Angaelos, head of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the U.K., talks to David Greene about Sunday's attacks on Coptic Christian services in Egypt, and the security of the Coptic minority.

Morning News Brief: North Korea Anniversary, Turkey Referendum

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 4:06am

North Korea may display a military show of force on Saturday when it marks the birthday of its founder. Turkish voters head to the polls on Sunday to consider a draft constitution.

840 Horsepower And Revving To Go: A 'Last Gasp' For Supercars?

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 4:06am

With autonomous cars looming, the New York auto show may be one of the last chances for automakers to show off some cars with muscle. One model sports 840 horsepower. Who needs that much?

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10 Years Later, Virginia Tech Instructor Recalls Her Students' Response To Tragedy

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 3:58am

Jane Vance and Lucinda Roy were both teachers at Virginia Tech 10 years ago when one of the deadliest shootings occurred. They talk about coming back to campus after and moving on since that day.

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Long-Persecuted Rohingya Find Refuge, But Not Acceptance, In Bangladesh

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 3:55am

Rohingya Muslims fleeing a recent crackdown in Myanmar are just the latest wave of refugees to arrive in Bangladesh. But patience is wearing thin in the impoverished country with scarce resources.

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Trump's Flip-Flops On Economics Move Policies Toward The Status Quo

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 3:42am

President Trump is beating a path back toward the center on economic policy. Some economists think it may be due to influence from Trump advisers like Gary Cohn and Jared Kushner.

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Set 40 Years In The Past, 'Guerrilla' Speaks Strongly To Today

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 3:36am

Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley's new series is set in the U.K. during the 1970s, when immigrants of color from former colonies were coming there for work, but finding little opportunity.

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How Game Theory Relates To Airline Booking

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 6:22am

The fiasco with United dragging a passenger off its plane illustrates the problem of enticing people to voluntarily give up their seats. We talk to game theorists about some options.

Canada's Foreign Minister On Tillerson, The G7 And Russia

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 6:18am

Rachel Martin talks with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland about the G7 meeting and relations with Russia.

An 8-Year-Old Drives Himself To McDonald's

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 4:02am

An 8-year-old in Ohio drove himself and his sister to McDonald's after their parents went to sleep. He said he learned to drive by watching YouTube.

Where The U.S. And China Now Stand

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 4:02am

A look at relations between the U.S. and China after Xi Jinping's visit to the U.S. Immediate challenges include how to respond to North Korea.

Using 'Sentiment Analysis' To Understand Trump's Tweets

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 4:02am

Planet Money tries to make a program that reads Donald Trump's tweets and then trades stocks. The first step is training the program to interpret the tweets using something called sentiment analysis.

Don't Curse Around College Students

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 4:02am

A new library is going up at Temple University in Philadelphia. A construction company working on it put up a sign for its workers saying, "No foul language."

Morning News Brief: Jared Kushner Rising, Bill O'Reilly's Future, YouTube Ads

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 4:02am

Jared Kushner's star appears to be rising inside the Trump administration. Also, Fox News star Bill O'Reilly is under fire and going on vacation, and YouTube is dealing with concerns from advertisers.

Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar Describe Military Tactic Of Systematic Rape

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 4:02am

Witnesses say Myanmar forces waged a six-month campaign of murder, arson and mass rape after Rohingya militants attacked border guards. The Muslim minority has long faced persecution in Myanmar.

(Image credit: Michael Sullivan for NPR)

Harbor Town Raises Money After Government Help Falls Short

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 4:02am

The harbor in Leland, Mich., is so packed with sand and silt that boats can't get in or out. So the town turned to a crowd-funding website to raise money to buy its own dredging equipment.

George W. Bush On Immigration Overhaul Efforts, Anti-AIDS Efforts

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 4:02am

President George W. Bush talked with David Greene about his work to combat AIDS and cervical cancer. He also spoke about immigration and his new compilation of veterans' portraits.

Donald Trump's Appeal Among White, Working-Class Minnesotans

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 4:02am

President Trump courted voters in Minnesota with a populist message. Despite losing the state, Trump's message resonated with a lot of white working-class voters.

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