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'Revenant,' 'Martian' Take Top Honors At Golden Globe Awards

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:12am

At the Golden Globe awards Sunday night, "The Revenant" won for best drama film and "The Martian" won for best comedy. Those were just two of the awards handed out during a ceremony in Beverly Hills. NPR's Nina Gregory reports.

British Rock Musician David Bowie Dies At 69

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:12am

Singer David Bowie died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, according to representative Steve Martin. The British rock musician and actor died shortly after releasing the critically acclaimed album, Blackstar, on Friday, which was his 69th birthday.

World's Most-Wanted Drug Dealer Is Under Arrest Again In Mexico

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:12am

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested late last week, after a deadly shootout with Mexican soldiers. Whether the U.S. will be able to extradite El Chapo is a complex question. The infamous Mexican drug trafficker faces an array of drug charges in the U.S. Steve Inskeep talks to Anthony Garza, former U.S. ambassador to Mexico.

How An 1871 Disaster Helped To End America's Whaling Dynasty

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:12am

David Greene talks to Peter Nichols, author Oil and Ice, a book about a fleet of 33 whaling ships trapped in Arctic ice. Whalers and their families had to escape in tiny rowboats through miles of ice.

Border Agents In San Diego Step Up Screening With Biometrics

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:12am

The agents are testing facial recognition and iris scanning as new ways of identifying people crossing the border. Civil liberties advocates say they're also testing the limits of privacy.

HHS Eases Rules Regarding The Mentally Ill And Gun Background Checks

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:12am

It's easier for states to report some severely mentally ill to the FBI and ban them from owning guns. David Greene talks to Jocelyn Samuels of the the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Global Financial Markets Are Poised For Another Turbulent Week

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:12am

After a volatile week in China last week, global markets are braced for more chaos with hopes that healthy U.S. employment numbers may improve the climate.

LA Councilman Compares Porter Ranch Gas Leak To BP Oil Spill But On Land

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:12am

A natural gas leak in a Los Angeles community is spewing 1,2000 tons of methane into the air daily. Renee Montagne talks to Mitchell Englander, the LA City Councilman who represents Porter Ranch.

Anatomy Of Addiction: How Heroin And Opioids Hijack The Brain

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:08am

Roughly 2.5 million Americans are addicted to heroin and opioids like Oxycontin. Researchers say addiction highjacks the brain's limbic reward system, impairing decision making, judgment and memory.

For Young South Koreans, The North's Test Is Barely A Bleep

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:06am

As the world refocuses its attention on North Korea after the rogue nation's fourth nuclear test, in neighboring South Korea, day-to-day life has barely been affected.

Is It Fair To Have To Pay Fees To A Union You Don't Agree With?

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:00am

At the Supreme Court Monday, union opponents are seeking to reverse a 1977 decision that allows public employee unions to collect fees from those who don't join the union but are protected by it.

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