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Rush Is On To Get Cleared Guantanamo Detainees Out Before Trump Takes Over

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 4:09am

The White House is pushing to get the 23 cleared detainees out of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp before Donald Trump is sworn in. Rachel Martin talks to reporter Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald.

Hundreds Of Veterans Courts See Success; But More Are Needed

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 4:09am

Veterans Courts are alternatives to the traditional justice system — an approach built around treatment and counseling rather than punishment. Vets who've gotten into trouble can get back on track.

Turkish Authorities Are On The Hunt For Istanbul Nightclub Gunman

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 4:09am

Thirty-nine people were killed in the shooting. A Turkish news channel says a passport belonging to a man from Kyrgyzstan matches a man identified by officials as the suspect in Sunday's attack.

Government's 'Honest Shanghai' App Raises Privacy Concerns

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 4:09am

The app was created by the Shanghai government as part of a broader "social credit system" that will allow China's government to use Big Data to grade the behavior of each of its citizens.

Refugees Resettled In Chicago Help Make Its Most Famous Cheesecake

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 3:42am

Refugees from Africa, the Middle East and Asia are a sought-after talent pool at Eli's Cheesecake in Chicago, where they manage the complex assembly line and rise through the ranks.

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5 Education Stories To Watch In 2017

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 3:42am

The election of Donald Trump has changed the landscape for K-12 and higher education. In his annual New Year's predictions, NPR's Claudio Sanchez tells us what he thinks it all means.

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Facebook Apologizes For Challenging Santa Claus's Identity

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 5:27am

A resident of North Pole, Alaska, whose legal name is Santa Claus, recently got a notice from Facebook saying he needed to prove his identity. Mr. Claus provided his passport and driver's license.

Pranksters Alter Iconic Hollywood Sign

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

The Hollywood sign in Los Angeles, Calif., read "Hollyweed" for a few hours on Sunday morning — thanks to a New Year's prank. Police said they were investigating the vandalism.

Without Any Family, Aging Adults Rely On Friends For Help

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 4:04am

Some older people don't have children or other family members to fall back on when they need care. Instead, they find that networks of friends can take up the slack.

Russia Denies U.S. Findings That It Tried To Influence U.S. Election

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin talks to veteran Russian journalist Vladimir Pozner about how the story of a possible Russian computer hack designed to influence the U.S. election is playing out inside Russia.

In Turkey, Gunman Remains On The Loose After Deadly Nightclub Shooting

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin talks to Sinan Ülgen, head of Istanbul-based Center for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies, about the attack in Istanbul, and why Turkey spent much of 2016 struggling with terrorism.

Trump Continues To Question Evidence That Russia Meddled In U.S. Election

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 4:04am

Donald Trump has said he is not convinced that Russia was behind the hacking. This week, he'll meet with representatives of the intelligence community to discuss their findings about Russian hacking.

Design Thinking Could Help Those Who Want To Get Unstuck

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 4:04am

Psychologists and self help gurus have advice for people who feel stuck. If you're looking for new ways to reboot your life as you enter the new year, you could also turn to the tech world.

Muslims Won't Be A Passing Victim In Trump's Administration, Nashashibi Says

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 4:04am

Last year saw a rise in anti-Muslim rhetoric in America. Rachel Martin talks to Rami Nashashibi, executive director of the Inner City Muslim Action Network, a non-profit organization in Chicago.

Austin Tice, Jounalist Held In Syria, Is Alive, White House Tells His Parents

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 4:04am

Debra and Marc Tice, parents of journalist Austin Tice who was taken captive in Syria in 2012, recently heard from the Obama administration that officials have "high confidence" their son is alive.

Suspect At Large In Turkish Nightclub Attack; ISIS Claims Responsibility

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 4:04am

Istanbul is recovering from another attack on its citizens. At least 39 people were killed in an armed attack in the early hours of New Year's Day. A manhunt is on to find the main suspect.

Obamacare Is First Item On Congress' Chopping Block

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 4:02am

Republicans in Congress have vowed to repeal the health care law as soon as they get back to work. But they don't have a replacement ready, and insurers fear that could cause the market to collapse.

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China Says It Will Shut Down Its Ivory Trade in 2017

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 3:59am

After years of negotiation with wildlife conservation groups, China's government has now set a timetable to end its legal ivory trade--March 2017.

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Title IX Protects Identities But Can Complicate Justice

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 3:58am

A court case involving the University of Kentucky and its independent student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, highlights how confidentiality can sometimes get in the way of justice.

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