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Toilet Paper Price Rise Triggers Shortage In Taiwan

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:02am

Stores in Taiwan announced the price of toilet paper would be going up, triggering a massive run on stores and people hoarding toilet paper.

News Brief: Trump Changes On Gun Policy, Opioids, USOC CEO Resigns

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:02am

President Trump challenged long-standing GOP orthodoxy on gun policy in a meeting Wednesday. Also, Noam Levey of the Los Angeles Times discusses the White House's response to the opioid epidemic.

Dessa Separates Head From Heart, With A Little Help From Science

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:02am

The Minnesota rapper and singer explains why she enlisted a team of neuroscientists on the path to creating her latest album, Chime.

(Image credit: Bill Phelps/Courtesy of the artist)

Rep. Gerald Connolly On White House Security Clearances

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:02am

The White House had a deadline to provide information to the House Oversight Committee about its handling of security clearances. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Democratic Rep. Gerald Connolly.

Trial Begins For Widow Of Pulse Shooter

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:02am

Survivors of the Pulse nightclub attack and family members of those killed are preparing for the trial of the shooter's widow.

U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Steps Down

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:02am

The CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee has resigned, citing health reasons. His departure comes after a series of sexual abuse scandals in Olympic sports.

Hope Hicks Becomes Latest White House Staffer To Resign

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:02am

White House communications director Hope Hicks, one of President Trump's longest-serving aides, is resigning and will depart in the next few weeks.

A Fight Over Flood Preparedness In Virginia

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:02am

New zoning rules in Norfolk, Va., require developers to include flood prevention measures. Some builders opposed the move and say it will raise costs for homebuyers.

Some Democrats Hesitant To Run On Gun Control

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:02am

Democrats are getting more vocal about gun control, but not all members of the party want to approach the issue.

White House Convenes Summit On Opioids

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:02am

NPR's David Greene talks to Jessica Hulsey Nickel, founder of the Addiction Policy Forum. She is attending the White House opioid summit on Thursday.

Journalists Argue Russian Interference Has Been Exaggerated

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:02am

The New Yorker's Masha Gessen and Adrian Chen have covered Russia extensively. They tell NPR's David Greene why they think the impact of Russian election interference efforts is largely overblown.

A New Leader For Ireland's Sinn Fein, But Will It Be A New Era?

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:02am

Mary Lou McDonald represents a new generation and could appeal to a wider range of voters in Ireland — but critics warn she's still inextricably tied to many of her party's hard-line policies.

(Image credit: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images)

Auto Industry Healthy Enough To Withstand Next Downturn, Analysts Say

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:02am

U.S. auto sales are expected to decline for the second year in a row. But analysts say the industry is relatively healthy as consumers flock to higher-profit SUVs and trucks.

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States Seek More Federal Funding For Opioid Treatment, Not More Promises

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:00am

The Trump administration has talked about prioritizing the opioid crisis, but states have seen little in the way of new resources. And, in some states, getting into treatment is becoming even harder.

(Image credit: Nathaniel Minor/CPR News)

Dick's Sporting Goods Decides To Stop Selling Assault-Style Firearms

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 8:51am

Dick's Sporting Goods will stop selling assault-style firearms and won't sell guns to people under 21, the company's CEO said Wednesday. The company also issued a plea for "common sense gun reform."

Dick's Sporting Goods Ends Sale Of Assault-Style Rifles, Citing Florida Shooting

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 6:58am

CEO Ed Stack announced Wednesday that the national retailer is also banning the sale of all guns to customers under the age of 21. The company is one of the country's largest sports retailers.

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Giant Strides Are Needed In Gun Control Measures, Blumenthal Says

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 6:31am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut about the White House invitation to members of Congress to come talk about measures that could prevent gun violence.

2 Weeks After Shooting, Students Return To Stoneman Douglas

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 6:31am

Students in Parkland, Fla., will walk the halls of their high school Wednesday, two weeks after many of them evacuated in single-file lines as police searched for the shooter that killed 17 people.

Florida Woman Pays $493 Water Bill In Pennies

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 6:00am

The utility told Dana McCool that she may have a leak but a plumber didn't find one. To protest, she went to the Deltona Water Department and paid her balance in pennies.

Vodaphone And Nokia To Develop A cellphone Network On The Moon

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 5:23am

The point is to allow high definition streaming from the lunar landscape back to Earth as part of the first privately funded moon mission. It will be a 4G network because the 5G is still in testing.

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