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African-American Model Beverly Johnson On Her Historic 'Vogue' Cover

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 4:01am

Beverly Johnson reflects on becoming the first black cover model of American Vogue in 1974. September marks another first in the magazine's 126 year history: its first black cover photographer.

Venezuela's Maduro Survives Assassination Attempt, Officials Say

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 4:01am

President Nicolás Maduro survived an attack over the weekend. It's the latest of several recent plots against his government, which is unpopular because of hyperinflation and food shortages.

Communities In California Continue To Be Ravaged By Wildfires

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 4:01am

Parts of California has been consumed by wildfires in recent weeks, and blazes making up the Mendocino Complex Fire have grown to be larger than the Carr Fire that dominated last week's headlines.

Morning News Brief: Trump Tower Meeting, Calif. Wildfires

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 4:01am

Trump again defended a meeting among top campaign officials and a Russian lawyer. An update on one of Northern California's largest wildfires. The significance of an upcoming white nationalist rally.

The New Housing Crisis: Shut Out Of The Market

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 4:00am

Ten years after a housing collapse during the Great Recession, home values have rebounded but there are too few homes on the market. Buyers face intense competition, and that means higher prices.

(Image credit: Kyle Green for NPR)

Kobach's Polarizing Views May Not Hurt His Chances Of Becoming Governor Of Kansas

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 3:59am

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach made his name by championing strict voter registration and writing anti-immigration laws. Now he wants to be the state's next Republican governor.

(Image credit: Charlie Riedel/AP)

A Jackson Pollock Painting Gets A Touch-Up — And The Public's Invited To Watch

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 3:59am

Those drips and dribbles collect a lot of dust, so conservator Chris Stavroudis is cleaning decades of accumulated grime off Pollock's Number 1, 1949 at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

(Image credit: Brian Forrest/The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles)

Diet Hit A Snag? Your Gut Bacteria May Be Partly To Blame

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 3:58am

Scientists are learning more about how our gut microbes may influence dieting. A small new study finds successful dieters have a different mix of bacteria than less-successful dieters.

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How One Family's Fight With Epilepsy Led To The First Marijuana-Based Pharmaceutical

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 3:58am

Sam Vogelstein used to suffer a hundred seizures a day. Then he tried a marijuana-based drug that wasn't available in the U.S. It stopped his seizures and has just been approved by the FDA.

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An Asylum-Seeker Wrote A Book By Phone Texts From Manus Island Detention

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 3:56am

Behrouz Boochani has lived in detention on Manus for five years. He tells NPR about the book he wrote using WhatsApp that tells the story of his failed attempt to flee Iran for asylum in Australia.

(Image credit: Aziz Abdul via AP)

New Jobs Report: Unemployment Rate Down To 3.9 Percent

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 9:06am

The Labor Department on Friday says that the economy added 157,000 jobs in July, pushing down the unemployment rate to 3.9 percent. Also, China announces plans to impose retaliatory trade tariffs.

The First Friday In August Means It's International Beer Day

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 6:24am

Co-founder Jesse Avshalomov says the holiday started out in California with local bars joining in the celebration. The day is now celebrated in nearly 1,000 cities and more than 100 countries.

Solutions To Facebook's Privacy And Security Concerns Come At A Cost

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 6:16am

After more than a year of scandals and just months ahead of the midterm elections, there's growing concern over what kind of security can be provided by a social media platform that's free for users.

National Security Officials Discuss Threats To U.S. Political System

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 6:09am

The White House is trying to show it takes the threat of election interference seriously, even though President Trump sends mixed messages. This week brought several examples of foreign intrusions.

10-Year-Old Swimmer Breaks Michael Phelps 1995 Record

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 5:42am

Clark Kent Apuada, nicknamed Superman, shattered a record in the 100-meter butterfly that was set by Phelps. The young swimmer is also into martial arts, science, computer coding and piano playing.

Parents Help Their Kids Be Successful At Playing Video Games

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 5:19am

Apparently tutoring for the game Fortnite is a huge thing. Coaches reportedly charge up to $25 an hour. Some parents hope it pays off in the way of a college scholarship for their kid.

Administration Proposes Rolling Back Fuel Economy Standards

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 4:03am

Rachel Martin talks to Margo Oge, who helped develop the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards, about the Trump administration's decision to weaken efficiency requirements.

House Democrats Consider New Leadership If They Win Midterms

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 4:03am

House Democrats are locked in an internal debate over who the top leaders should be if they win November's midterm elections, and whether House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi should be one of them.

Immigration Lawyers Criticize Plan To Reunite Migrant Families

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 4:03am

The Trump administration has submitted a plan to reunify hundreds of migrant families that are still separated. But immigration lawyers say the plan would force them to find deported parents.

'This One Was Different,' Reporter Covering Carr Fire Says

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 4:03am

Rachel Martin talks to David Benda of the Redding Record Searchlight about reporters at the northern California newspaper covering a massive wildfire there — despite many being evacuated themselves.

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