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Jim Harbaugh Visits The Pope

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:10am

University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh went to the Vatican this week. He gave the pope a Michigan football helmet, and some athletic shoes.

In Trump's First 100 Days, A Dramatic Reduction In Immigration

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:10am

From refugees and visa holders to asylum seekers and illegal border-crossers arriving at the southern border, the flow of immigrants to the U.S. has plummeted under President Trump.

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Different Economic Perspectives On Trump's Tax Outline

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:09am

Former economist for Vice President Biden Jared Bernstein and conservative economist Peter Morici of the University of Maryland discuss President Trump's plans to overhaul the U.S. tax code.

Legal Issues Remain After Arkansas Executions

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:09am

Arkansas' flurry of executions this month has raised questions about the pace and process. But after inmates are put to death, what happens to the legal questions that were raised just before?

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Pope Francis Heads To Egypt

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:09am

Pope Francis travels to Egypt this week in an effort to strengthen ties with Islam. He also will meet with Egypt's Coptic Christian community, which has been targeted in deadly attacks.

The View From The Chinese Border With North Korea

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:09am

One reason it's difficult for China to take a strong stand against North Korea's threatening behavior is their shared border. Taking down a regime has consequences for the countries that surround it.

Instead Of Showing Off Wealth, Some Show Off Busy Schedules

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:09am

Instead of buying expensive things, people now use busyness to show their high status. New research finds that many celebrities use social media to boast about their lack of time, not their wealth.

American To Stand Trial Over Guatemalan Adoptions

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:09am

Guatemala was once one of the world's most popular adoption destinations, but stopped the practice after mass corruption was exposed. An American woman is set to stand trial over related charges.

ProPublica Investigation Finds Nursing Homes Waste Tons Of Prescription Drugs

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:09am

A ProPublica investigation reveals nursing homes waste millions of dollars in prescription drugs every year. NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with ProPublica's Marshall Allen about his reporting.

Analyzing Trump's Patterns Of Tweeting

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:09am

President Trump is ubiquitous on Twitter. And as we get close to 100 days, we've learned about patterns, including what time of day he usually tweets and how often he makes negative statements.

Morning News Brief: Trump's NAFTA Reversal, The North Korean Border, 'Textalyzer'

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:09am

President Trump has reversed course and says he won't withdraw from NAFTA. Also, a view into North Korea from the Chinese border and a proposed software to curb texting while driving.

'I'm Not Going To Be Broken': Mary J. Blige On 'Strength Of A Woman'

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:09am

"It's a responsibility being Mary J. Blige," the singer says. She speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about finding catharsis through music — and says that even she works out to her songs.

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