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South Korea Holds A Presidential Election Next Week

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 6:35am

The man leading in the polls is a liberal human rights lawyer, who says he'll seek a less confrontational stance toward North Korea. That would be a big change in South Korean policy.

Senate Prepares To Consider GOP Health Care Bill

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 6:30am

The measure passed the House on Thursday, but it's in the hands of the Senate now. Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia about the bill's chances in the Senate.

Student Probably Wishes He Had Studied For The Test

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 6:17am

University of Kentucky officials say a student climbed through ceiling ducts, found his professor's office and drop in to steal an exam. He was caught. At 1:30 a.m., the professor was there working.

All Nippon Airways To Review Gluten-Free Options

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 6:11am

On a flight from Tokyo to Sydney, Martin Pavelka ordered gluten free meals. For breakfast, other passengers got sausage, eggs and bread. Pavelka got a banana along with a knife, fork and some salt.

Emmanuel Macron's Unconventional Candidacy Stems From An Unconventional Life

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 4:30am

The French presidential candidate has always gone against convention, his biographer notes. He married his high school drama teacher and entered the political fray as a little-known outsider.

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How Singapore Sees The Threat From North Korea

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 4:04am

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has urged South Asian countries to ensure enforcement of sanctions against North Korea. Foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan of Singapore talks with Rachel Martin.

Jared Kushner And The Murky World Of Real Estate

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 4:04am

Jared Kushner was a thriving real estate developer before his father-in-law ran for president. His expansive White House role has raised concerns that his business could influence his public duties.

Sen. Bob Casey On Trump Administration's Deportations

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin speaks with Democratic Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, who blasted the Trump administration for deporting a mother and her 5-year-old son to Honduras.

In Theaters Now: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2,' 'Risk'

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 4:04am

NPR's David Greene talks with film critic Kenneth Turan about two very different movie options in theaters: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and the new documentary about Julian Assange, Risk.

New Software Can Mimic Anyone's Voice

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 4:04am

A company in Canada has come up with away to recreate anyone's voice and get it to say almost anything. It opens up dangerous possibilities, however.

What's Next For The Republican Health Care Plan

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 4:04am

Republicans in the House have passed a bill to change the health care system. But it faces changes in the Senate.

Greensburg Is Shiny And New, But Struggling To Bring In People

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 4:04am

Ten years after a tornado, Greensburg, Kan., rebuilt with high environmental standards. But it's still struggling to attract residents.

As Interest In Horse Racing Declines, Track Turns To Other Options

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 4:04am

With public interest in horse racing declining, the parent company of the Kentucky Derby has evolved into an entertainment enterprise built on gambling and social gaming platforms.

Morning News Brief: Democrats Respond To Health Care Vote, Obama Endorses Macron

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 4:04am

Democrats mocked House Republicans after Republicans passed their health care measure, suggesting the GOP could lose in 2018. And Barack Obama has endorsed French candidate Emmanuel Macron.

FCC Chief: Net Neutrality Rules Treating Internet As Utility Stifle Growth

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 4:02am

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is repealing Obama-era regulations for Internet providers. He tells NPR he prefers taking targeted action against actual harms, not preemptively regulating hypothetical ones.

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Frank Deford: A Career Spent Bringing 'Something New' To Sports

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 3:30am

The long-time sports commentator announced his retirement from NPR this week. His success was often measured by just how much the audience loved, or hated, what he had to say.

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'Why Can't We Own A Roller Coaster?' And Other Queries, Answered By A Dad

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 3:29am

When two boys get to interview their dad they start with some basic questions about his life history, but quickly get to the tough ones: "Why can't I be in charge?"

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America's Protected Natural Areas Are Polluted, By Noise

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 1:32pm

A new survey shows that the sound of cars and planes and other forms of noise pollution are rampant across the American wilderness. In many cases, man-made noise is drowning out the background sounds.

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House Republicans To Bring Healthcare Overhaul Bill Back To The Floor

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:55am

NPR congressional correspondent Sue Davis has the latest on Republican plans to vote on repealing and replace Obamacare.

Republican House Leaders Will Try Again To Replace Obamacare

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 6:38am

They backed out before, but GOP leaders say lawmakers in the House will vote on Thursday to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. They're confident they have enough votes to pass the bill.




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