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Drop In Refugee Arrivals May Force U.S. Resettlement Offices To Close

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 4:04am

State Department regulations may force refugee resettlement agencies to close some offices. Ailsa Chang talks to Matthew Soerens of World Relief, who says his agency has made cuts to its program.

Moscow Boasts That It Has The World's Biggest Ice Rink

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 4:04am

Many Muscovites celebrate winter with a visit to the world's biggest ice rink, a refurbished Cold War relic in a park dedicated to Soviet achievements that was created in the 1930s.

Remembering Anti-Police Brutality Activist Erica Garner Who Died At 27

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin talks to Kirsten West Savali, who writes for the online magazine The Root and knew Erica Garner. Garner's life was transformed by the death of her father at the hands of the NYPD.

Anti-Government Protests In Iran Reach A New Level Of Intensity

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin talks to journalist Ali Noorani, who's with Agence France-Presse in Tehran, about ongoing protests and violent clashes with the police.

Trump Has Upended Traditional Foreign Policy. What's In Store For 2018?

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 4:04am

President Trump has broken with 70 years of American foreign policy. Ailsa Chang talks to Ambassador Ryan Crocker, who served in the Obama and Bush administrations.

Georgia And Alabama To Play For College Football Championship Title

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 4:04am

On Monday, the Georgia Bulldogs beat the Oklahoma Sooners in an exciting double-overtime Rose Bowl, while Alabama's Crimson Tide beat the Clemson tigers in the Sugar Bowl.

Pakistan Prepares Official Response To Trump's Tweet

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 4:04am

Pakistan has reacted angrily and called a cabinet meeting in response to President Trump's New Year's Day tweet threatening to withdraw aid to the country.

Hollywood Women Launch Campaign To Stop Sexual Harassment

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 4:04am

More than 300 powerful women in Hollywood have formed an initiative to combat sexual harassment. It's called Time's Up and it aims to be more inclusive of working-class women's experiences.

News Brief: Iran Protests, White House Strategy For 2018

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 4:04am

It's Day 6 of anti-government protests in Iran and the death toll is rising. And, President Trump boasted that 2018 was going to be very special, but he didn't specify what he wants to focus on.

To Help Others, One Couple Talks About Life With Early-Onset Alzheimer's

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 4:01am

More than 200,000 Americans live with early-onset Alzheimer's, with dementia-like symptoms developing in their 40s and 50s. The disease can put an unexpected strain on relationships and finances.

(Image credit: Brian Mann for NPR)

What Makes Us Click: How Online Dating Shapes Our Relationships

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 4:01am

As Americans try new ways to connect, the norms of dating are evolving. So how has online dating changed the connections we make?

(Image credit: Hanna Barczyk for NPR)

Why Is Venison On Expensive Plates And Food Pantry Shelves?

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 4:00am

Venison, a luxury meat sold in high-end stores also shows up on the winter menus of expensive restaurants. But venison from deer killed by hunters can't be sold, so much of it is given away for free.

(Image credit: Dan Charles/NPR)

Can Home Health Visits Help Keep People Out Of The ER?

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 3:59am

Washington, D.C., is experimenting with providing home visits and telemedicine to people on Medicaid, with the goal of making it less likely they'll end up in the emergency room.

(Image credit: Tyrone Turner/WAMU)

China's Most Popular Mobile Game Charges Into American Market

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 3:57am

Tencent's Arena Of Valor faces challenges coming into the U.S. market, including unbundling from the company's popular social app and American gamers' less-intense focus on mobile.

(Image credit: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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