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DOJ Inspector General, FBI Director To Testify Monday About IG Report

2 hours 12 min ago

The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to grill Michael Horowitz and Christopher Wray about how the FBI and Department of Justice handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server.

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Have We Reached Peak Funny?

2 hours 13 min ago

In his new book Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture, Ken Jennings takes humor seriously, tracing how comedy infiltrated every aspect of our lives — and what it's doing to us.

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Khalid: Tiny Desk Concert

2 hours 13 min ago

Watch the 20-year-old star perform acoustic versions of "Location," "Saved" and "Young Dumb & Broke."

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Zillow Data Used To Project Impact Of Sea Level Rise On Real Estate

2 hours 13 min ago

A study by the Union of Concerned Scientists examined how real estate values were affected in 23 coastal states. Florida has the most to lose, according to the research.

Colombians Elect Right-Wing Populist Duque As President

2 hours 13 min ago

Ivan Duque won the presidency of Colombia Sunday. The conservative campaigned against the peace process with the leftist FARC movement. Duque defeated former guerrilla fighter Gustavo Petro.

Backlash Grows Against Trump Policy Of Separating Families At The Border

2 hours 13 min ago

Children are being taken from parents who have crossed illegally into the U.S. Republicans introduced a bill that would end the practice, but it would require Democrats to agree to fund a border wall.

NYC Mayor On Diversity Problems With City's Elite Public High Schools

2 hours 13 min ago

Steve Inskeep talks to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio about his proposal to change how students are admitted to the city's specialized high schools.

Beyoncé And Jay-Z Surprise Album: 'Everything Is Love'

2 hours 13 min ago

The surprise LP, Everything Is Love, premiered Saturday afternoon exclusively on Tidal, the digital streaming platform owned in part by Jay-Z.

Ex-Bush Official Weighs In On U.S. Relations With North Korea, China

2 hours 13 min ago

Rachel Martin talks to Victor Cha, who served in the George W. Bush administration, about the U.S.-North Korea summit, and why U.S. trade tensions with China could complicate North Korea diplomacy.

How Trump's 'America First' Policy Could Interfere With Truman Doctrine

2 hours 13 min ago

President Trump is calling into question the value of the so-called Washington consensus, the network of international agreements established by the United States following World War II.

Tent Encampment In Texas Holds Detained Immigrant Children

2 hours 13 min ago

The federal government is holding detained migrant boys in a desert tent encampment. Some were detained after arriving alone at the border, while others were separated from their families.

Morning News Brief

2 hours 13 min ago

Opposition to the Trump administration's policy of separating families at the southern border grows. There was a protest Sunday at a facility near El Paso, Texas, where some migrant boys are held.

Political Fight Centers On Whether German Borders Should Be Closed

2 hours 14 min ago

Germany's government is in danger of being brought down over immigration — the same issue that almost cost Angela Merkel the chancellorship during last fall's elections.

Results Of At-Home Genetic Tests For Health Can Be Hard To Interpret

2 hours 15 min ago

As home genetic testing continues to boom, more people are getting their DNA tested for health reasons. The tests may signal future disease, but there are many limitations that might falsely reassure.

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serpentwithfeet Crafts His Own Language For Queer Life

2 hours 17 min ago

Growing up, Josiah Wise says, he was closeted because he didn't have the language to express himself. His new album is intended to put words to his identity that go beyond sex and attraction.

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Colombia Elects Right-Wing Populist Ivan Duque As President

5 hours 42 min ago

The young former senator won the first election since a peace accord ended the country's 50-year-old rebel war. Duque, who defeated former leftist rebel Gustavo Petro, promised to overhaul the accord.

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Jay-Z and Beyoncé Drop 'Everything Is Love'

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 4:58pm

Last night, Jay-Z and Beyoncé surprised fans with an unannounced album release. NPR's Rodney Carmichael says it smoothes over some relationship bumps exposed in both the stars' previous albums.

The Expansive Program To Recruit Africa's Young Soccer Talent

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 4:58pm

NPR's Michel Martin speak with author Sebastian Abbot about his book, The Away Game, The Epic Search for Soccer's Next Superstars.

For Russia, Hosting World Cup Is A Bid To Win Global Respect

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 4:58pm

The month-long soccer tournament promises its share of thrilling upsets and political intrigue. Russia hopes that by hosting this global sporting event this year, it will boost the country's prestige.

Sexual Harrassment In Courts

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 4:58pm

No industry is immune from sexual harassment and abuse — even the judicial system. NPR's Michel Martin talks to attorney Jaime Santos of Goodwin Procter about the prevalence of harassment by judges.

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