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Post Six-Day War, Many Israelis Are Unaware Of Settlement History

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 4:00am

Fifty years after the Six-Day war, the occupation of the West Bank has become so normalized in the minds of Israelis that many don't know which towns are on which side of the pre-war border.

Disability Advocates Fear Impact Of Medicaid Cuts In GOP Health Plan

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 3:44am

Evan Nodvin has lived on his own since after high school. But since he has Down syndrome, he does that with help from Medicaid. The Trump administration is threatening deep cuts to the program.

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Remembering NPR's David Gilkey And Zabihullah Tamanna

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 6:38am

It's been a year since NPR photojournalist David Gilkey was killed in Afghanistan, along with his Afghan interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna. They came under fire in a Taliban ambush.

Remembering NPR's David Gilkey And Zabhihullah Tamanna

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 6:38am

It's been a year since NPR photographer David Gilkey, was killed in Afghanistan, along with his Afghan fixer and translator Zabhihullah Tamanna. They came under fire in a Taliban ambush.

Trump Supporters Face Off With Counter Demonstrators In Portland

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 6:35am

In Oregon, Trump supporters met a wall of angry resistance in downtown Portland on Sunday, as emotions run high after an alleged white supremacist killed two men on a train there last weekend.

Ahead Of Elections In Britain, Terrorists Strike London

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 6:30am

To discuss the British government's response to Saturday night's terror attack in London, Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Clarke, former director general of the Royal United Services Institute.

Young Men, Not Ready To Grill On Their Own, Search For A Dad

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 6:08am

Some men in their 20s advertised on Craigslist for an experienced dad to grill burgers and hot dogs for them on Father's Day weekend. They tell KHQ-TV they're not ready to fill the B-B-Que dad role.

Canadian Man Keeps Mowing His Lawn Despite Tornado Threat

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 5:47am

There's a photo that's gone viral of a Canadian man mowing his lawn, like it's no big thing. In the background of the photo is a huge black tornado. Despite calls to come inside, he kept mowing.

Qatar Denies It Supports Terrorist Organizations

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 3:59am

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates severed diplomatic ties with Qatar — accusing it of supporting terrorist organizations. Steve Inskeep talks to BuzzFeed's Bourzou Daragahi.

N.J. Gubernatorial Primary Seen As A Referendum On Gov. Chris Christie

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 3:59am

New Jersey and Virginia are the only states holding gubernatorial elections this year. In New Jersey, there's been a lack of enthusiasm among voters in both parties ahead of Tuesday's primary.

Politics In The News

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 3:59am

Let's look ahead now to what is shaping up to be an active week in Congresses investigations of Russian interference in the U.S. elections.

The 1967 Six-Day War Inspires American To Take Root In The West Bank

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 3:59am

Inspired by Israel's victory in the Six-Day war 50 years ago, an American went to live there. His devotion led him to live in a Jewish settlement on contested land Israel still holds from that war.

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Attack In London That Killed 7

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 3:59am

ISIS has claimed responsibility for Saturday's terror attack in London that killed seven people. Three men used a van and knives in the incident, which also injured 48 people.

'The Prisoner In His Palace'

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 3:59am

Rachel Martin talks to author Will Bardenwerper about his book The Prisoner in His Palace. It's an account of 12 U.S. soldiers in Iraq, who guarded Saddam Hussein in the months before his execution.

Russia Probe: Investigators Want To Know More About Oleg Deripaska

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 3:59am

Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska was once a close associate of ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, who offered to cooperate with congressional panels investigating Russia's role in the election.

Texans React To Trump's Decision To Pull Out Of Paris Climate Accord

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 3:59am

People in a Texas coal town say they can feel the climate changing and are worried about it. But they support President Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord.

Qatar Accused Of Supporting Terrorists, Nations Sever Diplomatic Ties

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 3:59am

Three Gulf Arab states and Egypt cut diplomatic relations with Qatar, site of the largest U.S. air base in the Middle East. U.S. officials say the dispute will not affect the coalition against ISIS.

Texas Town Finds Unique Way To Deal With Confederate Statue Controversies

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 3:59am

As cities grapple with whether to remove Confederate statues, Georgetown, Texas, debates 2 controversial statues. One is viewed by many as a tribute to a man who fought the Ku Klux Klan.

News Brief: London Terror Attack, Several Nations Cut Ties With Qatar

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 3:59am

As Britons investigate the latest terror attack in London, President Trump takes to Twitter to make points about his travel ban. Also, several countries have suspended diplomatic ties with Qatar.

In Texas, Abstinence-Only Programs May Contribute To Teen Pregnancies

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 3:56am

Teenage pregnancy rates have declined across the country, but some parts of Texas have made much less progress on that. Abstinence-only sex ed policies may be one reason why.

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