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Brazilian State Suffers Through Days Of Violence During Police Strike

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

Brazilians in a southern state are stockpiling food after a surge of lootings and killings. With the police on strike, army troops are patrolling the streets, and most shops are shut.

Fordham University Report Examines ISIS Prosecutions In The U.S.

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

Karen Greenberg of Fordham University explains a report on ISIS prosecutions in the U.S. In an earlier interview with NPR, a lawmaker misidentified the report's numbers on refugees and attacks.

The Political Battles Ahead Over Remaining Trump Cabinet Picks

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

Republicans have ended some contentious confirmation fights for Trump Cabinet picks, but many positions remain unfilled. Jonah Goldberg of the National Review tells Steve Inskeep about what's next.

U.S. Bases On Japanese Island Of Okinawa Have Long Been Contentious

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with President Trump Friday. Their two countries have a long military alliance. But the presence of U.S. troops on the Japanese island of Okinawa is controversial.

VOA Chief On The Future Of The News Service

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

John Lansing is the CEO of the governing body in charge of the government-funded Voice of America news service. He talks with Steve Inskeep about the agency's operations under the new administration.

Opposition Denounces President And Fights Break Out In South African Parliament

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

All hell broke loose as South African President Jacob Zuma addressed parliament. Lawmakers denounced him as a corrupt scoundrel and brawled with guards, while outside troops kept the public at bay.

The Ethics Of Trump Hosting Japan's Shinzo Abe At Mar-A-Lago

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

Kathleen Clark of Washington University in St. Louis discusses President Trump's meshing of business and public duties. Trump will host Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his Mar-a-Lago resort.

Trump Travel Ban Still On Hold After Appeals Court Decision

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

A federal appeals court unanimously rejected a Trump administration request to allow its travel ban to take effect. The president reacted angrily on Twitter.

Self-Driving Cars Could Ease Our Commutes, But That'll Take A While

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:45am

One of the promises of autonomous vehicles is that they'll reduce traffic jams. Self-driving cars will bring many changes, but traffic flows won't improve until enough human drivers are off the roads.

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To Get His First Oscar Nod, Justin Timberlake Had To Act Like A Troll

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:44am

Timberlake says he always thought a song needed "misery and self-loathing" to be recognized by the Oscars — until his own theme for the animated movie Trolls was nominated for Best Original Song.

(Image credit: Jason Bush/DreamWorks)

John Oliver On Facts, Donald Trump, And The Supreme Court For Dogs

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:44am

In an NPR interview, the comedian talks about why facts matter more to him as a comedian than the president he's about to lampoon. Oliver's Last Week Tonight returns for a new season on HBO Sunday.

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A Romance That Began With A Mistake

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:43am

The Dewanes' paths crossed when Claudia, a bank teller, accidentally gave Bill, a customer, too much money. It led to a first date, and an admission that an accident changed Bill for the better.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the Dewane family)

A Siberian Village Went From No Church To Snow Church

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 5:01am

Alexander Batyokhtin of Siberia spent two months building a church entirely out of snow. It's big enough for at least a couple people to duck in for a few quiet moments of reflection.

Pigs Fly ... Almost

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 4:57am

Last year San Francisco's airport introduced a new species to their assortment of therapy animals — a pig, LiLou. She's one of the many animals at the airport offering relief to stressed travelers.

'Evolution To Revolution' As New York Fashion Week Gets Political

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 4:13am

It's New York Fashion Week and some of the collections this season allude to a politically charged atmosphere. David Greene speaks with designer Jeremy Scott about how his clothing line has been influenced by the presidential election. ***(Stations note: Content advisory Scott says, "we were like little kids pooping and peeing on ourselves and daddy Obama was cleaning us up and changing our diapers.")***

With Travel Ban On Hold, Somali Refugees Take Off For The U.S.

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 4:13am

For the first time since President Trump's travel ban went into place, Somali refugees are leaving Kenya for the United States. A court has put the ban on hold.

Gorsuch Distances Himself From Trump's Attacks On Judges, Senator Says

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 4:13am

Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal talks with Steve Inskeep about his meeting with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Blumenthal said Gorsuch called Trump's attacks on judges "disheartening."

Turkey's President Erdogan Pushes For Broader Powers

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 4:13am

Turks will vote in April on constitutional changes investing broad powers in the presidency. Critics say it will push the country toward the one-man rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (REH-jehp TY-yihp ER-doh-ahn).

4 Black Directors Nominated For Best Documentary Oscar

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 4:13am

For the first time, four black directors are among the nominees in the best documentary feature category. Three of them made films that deal explicitly with race and race relations in America.

Former Acting Solicitor General Discusses Legal Arguments Against Travel Ban

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 4:13am

The immigration order has created many legal challenges for those dealing with refugee cases. National security law professor and former acting solicitor general Neal Katyal discusses with Rachel Martin.

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