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North Korea Stages Military Parade Before Pyeongchang Olympics Open

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:02am

Shortly before the official opening of the Olympics in South Korea, neighboring North Korea held a massive military parade. Thousands of troops participated.

In Denmark, Viral Video Sparks Wave Of Child Pornography Prosecutions

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:02am

Police say they plan to charge more than 1,000 young people who shared a video on Facebook with distributing child pornography. Those accused face being labeled as sex offenders for at least 10 years.

Senate's 2-Year Budget Deal Doesn't Address Fate Of DREAMers

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:02am

The Senate has reached a deal on the federal budget. David Greene talks to Democratic Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia about what's in the bill, and the further debate to come over immigration policy.

Putin Critic Calls For Presidential Election To Be Boycotted

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:02am

Vladimir Putin's only serious opponent in Russia's upcoming presidential election has been banned from taking part, but he tells NPR he's not giving up his fight for democracy.

Documentary Tells The Story Of North Korea's Men's Hockey Team

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:02am

The North Korean men's hockey team may not be playing in this year's Olympics, but the team does play on the international stage. Rachel Martin talks to Canadian Filmmaker Matt Reichel.

News Brief: Budget Deadline, North Korea's Military Parade

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:02am

Facing a government shutdown deadline, senators passed a 2-year budget deal but there are hurdles. A day before the Winter Olympic's opening ceremony in South Korea, the North held a military parade.

2020 Census To Count Deployed Troops At Home Bases, Prisoners At Facilities

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:02am

The Census Bureau says it will change how it counts service members deployed overseas and continue counting prisoners as residents of their correctional facilities for the upcoming national headcount.

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What Not To Say To The Terminally Ill: 'Everything Happens For A Reason'

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:02am

Kate Bowler has lived with stage 4 cancer for years. Her new memoir details what she's found out about herself and suffering. "You have to learn to be present, even when things are absurd," she says.

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How To Pack A Space Telescope

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:02am

Operating a telescope in space is a challenge, but so is moving one on Earth. An inside look at how NASA's James Webb Space Telescope moved from Houston to Los Angeles.

(Image credit: Chris Gunn/NASA)

Cryptocurrencies Are Created All The Time. Meet Dogecoin

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:02am

Jackson Palmer started cryptocurrency dogecoin as a joke. To his surprise, it took off. That's partly why he is not optimistic about the future of cryptocurrencies.

Tracking Shows Russian Meddling Efforts Evolving Ahead Of 2018 Midterms

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:00am

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that Russia is trying to influence the 2018 elections. In addition to sowing division in America, new data shows Russia now pushing its agenda in U.S. politics.

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Tax Cuts Put Oklahoma In A Bind. Now Gov. Fallin Wants To Raise Taxes

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:00am

A plan drawn up by civic leaders to raise taxes has the Oklahoma governor's support but may fail at the hands of statehouse Democrats.

(Image credit: Emily Wendler/StateImpact Oklahoma)

In $500 Million Deal, Tronc Sells LA Times To California Doctor

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 8:55am

The parent company of the Los Angeles Times has announced that it has sold the paper. The new owner is Patrick Soon-Shiong, a doctor, and the change comes after months of tumult at the paper.

President Trump Has Yet To Sit Down With Special Counsel Mueller

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 6:28am

David Greene talks to Neal Katyal, ex-acting solicitor general under President Obama, who 2 decades ago helped to write the rules governing special counsels. Mueller leads the Russia influence probe.

Congress Has Until Thursday Night To Avoid A Government Shutdown

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 6:27am

If lawmakers fail to reach a deal, that would mean the second shutdown in less than a month. And there are still a lot of big issues to work through — including immigration.

German Parties Reportedly Form Coalition Government

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 4:23am

Two German political parties have reached a deal to form a government. If approved the deal would mean the country would avoid new elections.

Massachusetts Sues Equifax Amid Questions About CFPB's Investigation

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:52am

Amid a report that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is scaling down its probe into the Equifax breach, David Greene talks to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

Uncertainty Over Russian Athletes' Participation Clouds Olympics

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:52am

The specter of doping continues to hang over the Pyeongchang Olympics as the competition starts this week. Olympic officials squabbled openly about the damage being done to the games.

Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Resigns

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:52am

Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn is stepping down as the head of Wynn Resorts amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

Patriots Player's House Robbed While He Was At The Super Bowl

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:52am

New England Patriots player Rob Gronkowski got home from playing in the Super Bowl to find his house had been robbed.




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