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Rep. Adam Schiff On Manafort Indictment: 'This Is No Small Fish'

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 9:35am

The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff talks to Rachel Martin after former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort surrenders himself to federal law enforcement.

Paul Manafort Surrenders To Federal Law Enforcement

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 8:27am

The former Trump campaign manager turned himself in to the FBI. Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Ryan Lucas.

With Whitefish Deal Canceled, What's Next For Puerto Rico's Recovery?

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 6:41am

Puerto Rico is canceling the controversial $300 million contract for work rebuilding the island's electric grid. How does that affect recovery efforts, and who's now going to rebuild the power lines?

The Future Of The President's Authorization For Use Of Military Force

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 6:35am

The ambush in Niger that left four U.S. troops dead has boosted calls on Capitol Hill for a new legal basis to carry out such actions overseas. An architect of the AUMF, John Bellinger III, weighs in.

NBA's Kevin Durant Gives Forgetful Reporter A Pass

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 6:20am

After a recent game, a reporter trying to ask Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant a question forgot what he was going to ask. Durant responded, "I forgot a couple of plays the other night."

Daughter Of Putin's Former Mentor Announces Presidential Run

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 6:14am

The daughter of Vladimir Putin's mentor announced her intention to run in next year's presidential election. Most observers suspect it's a Kremlin plot to make the election look more legitimate.

House Intel Committee's Adam Schiff On Russia Developments

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 6:06am

As DOJ's investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election heats up, Rachel Martin speaks with Rep. Adam Schiff, ranking Democrat on the House committee that's leading its own investigation.

The Latest In The Russia Inquiry: Are Indictments Imminent?

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 6:04am

Some news organizations are reporting — but NPR hasn't confirmed — that special counsel Robert Mueller has secured his first indictment. Other developments in the Russia probes are expected this week.

Southwest Airlines To Offer (Inflict?) Live Music On Select Flights

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 5:16am

Picture it. You've just settled in for your flight, ordered yourself a glass of wine. All of a sudden, your moment of plane zen is interrupted by a guitar. As in a band, on your plane, playing music.

Mattel Shelved Its 'Aristotle' Device For Kids Over Privacy Concerns

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 4:55am

What if the devices in your home got involved in raising your kids? The toy giant Mattel planned to market such a device but pulled the project when parents and pediatricians complained.

Kurds' President Says They Were Betrayed As He Resigns After Independence Vote

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 4:50am

In Iraq, the president of the Kurdistan region has announced he is stepping down. His resignation follows the devastating fallout of a referendum on independence.

Harassment Scandals Shine Spotlight On Confidentiality Clauses

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 4:43am

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal, some states are considering barring nondisclosure agreements in the settlement of claims.

It's A Big Week For Trump's Tax Overhaul, But Russia Looms

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 4:39am

It could be a pivotal week in Washington, D.C., as Republicans unveil their bill to overhaul the tax system. Investigations into Russian involvement in the 2016 election will also be back in the news.

Catalans Calling Themselves 'Silent Majority' Protest Independence Effort

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 3:51am

A rally for Spanish unity was held Sunday in Barcelona after Catalonia was stripped of its autonomy for declaring independence. Rachel Martin talks with journalist Lucia Benavides in Barcelona.

Cliven Bundy And Sons Face A Jury As Federal Trial Opens In Las Vegas

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 3:51am

The anti-government rancher Cliven Bundy and some of his followers go on trial in Las Vegas, three years after he led an armed standoff with federal agents over cattle grazing on public land. Jury selection starts Monday.

Facebook's Blind Spot: Connecting The World, For Better Or Worse

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 3:51am

Facebook measures how much you like, click, share. But the company has been slow to record the harm that occurs when people are connected, like through fake news and hate speech. Here's a closer look at Mark Zuckerberg's blind spot.

In Shelbyville, Tenn., 'Proud To Be White' And 'Hate Is Not The Solution'

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 3:51am

David Greene traveled to Shelbyville, Tenn., to see how the White Lives Matter rally was experienced by two very different people in the small town.

News Brief: Russia Investigations, Puerto Rico's Power, And Catalonia

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 3:51am

Indictments related to the Russia investigations could happen today. Most of Puerto Rico is still without power, amid controversy over the contract to restore it. And what's next in Catalonia?

In 'Long Way Down,' The Ghosts Of Gun Violence Chill A Plan For Revenge

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 3:51am

Jason Reynolds' new book follows a 15-year-old who must make a crucial decision after the murder of his brother, all in the time it takes for an elevator to travel 60 seconds to the ground floor.

(Image credit: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books)

Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 3:51am

Talking to a device that talks back can be entertaining and educational for children. But psychologists say children can develop relationships with these devices that can be different than adults.

(Image credit: Michelle Kondrich for NPR)




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