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New Climate Deal Keeps Paris Accord Alive, Draws Path To Implementation

2 hours 42 min ago

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with CNN's Senior International Correspondent Nick Paton Walsh about the climate deal recently reached at a major conference in Poland.

Merry Christmas, And A Happy New 42 Years (And Counting)

3 hours 3 min ago

Two retired workers with Britain's Royal Mail have been exchanging the same Christmas card (by hand) for 43 years, marking most years in it with a little rhyme.

With 200-Year Ban Lifted, Distilling Returns To Native American Lands

3 hours 3 min ago

Curt and Linda Basina, the first Native owners of a distillery, opened on private land in April. They want to draw tourists to the nearby reservation, and say other tribes are following their path.

Left Exposed By Middle Eastern Upheaval, Christians Are Fleeing Region

3 hours 3 min ago

Janine diGiovanni discusses her report in Harper's on the accelerating persecution and uprooting of Christians in the land where the religion was born

Record Latino Turnout Was A Huge Factor In Democrats' Midterm Election Wins

3 hours 3 min ago

NPR's Lulu-Garcia Navarro speaks with researcher Matt Barreto about his study showing that Latino voter turnout nearly doubled from 2014 to 2018. More than a quarter were first-time voters, he says.

Co-Founder: 'Cannibalism,' Not Anti-Trump Stand, Killed 'Weekly Standard'

3 hours 3 min ago

The last issue of the 23-year-old magazine was published this week, and co-founder and contributing editor John Podhoretz says friction between business and editorial teams seems to be one cause.

Aid Will Move Slowly From Yemen Port Ceasefire — If It Lasts

3 hours 3 min ago

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to reporter Jane Ferguson about the situation in Yemen, where a ceasefire in a key port city is off to a shaky start.

Lab-Grown Meat Draws Big Investors — And Big Opposition

3 hours 3 min ago

Tech startups are using animal stem cells to grow meat. Big meat companies, including Tyson and Cargill, are investing in the technology, while livestock producers are trying to fight it.

Chile Starts Implementing Ban On Stores Giving Customers Plastic Bags

3 hours 3 min ago

It's the first country in Latin America with such a ban, which takes full effect in August 2020. For Chileans, who on average were using 200 bags per person every year, it's taking time to adjust.

Set The Table, Then Let Them Work It Out: Surviving Holiday Family Drama

3 hours 3 min ago

For this segment of our series "Help I'm Hosting," NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to standup comic Megan Gailey about getting through family drama during the holidays.

Library Of Congress Honors Groundbreaking 1898 Film Depicting Black Joy

3 hours 3 min ago

Something Good, a film that shows the first known on-screen kiss between two black actors — and the last until 1945 — is being added to the National Film Registry.

A Decade After Madoff Ponzi Scheme Failed, Money Is Still Being Recovered

3 hours 3 min ago

Irving Picard, a lawyer leading the liquidation the collapsed investment firm, says lawsuits and forensic accounting have gotten back almost 70 percent of what was feared lost — some $13 billion.

Journalists And NGOs Face Shutdowns, Beatings As Nicaragua Stifles Dissent

3 hours 3 min ago

The government of Nicaragua's embattled President Daniel Ortega recently ransacked the offices of human rights organizations and an independent media outlet last week.

On Both Sides Of U.S.-Mexico Border, Migrants Face Risks And Long Waits

3 hours 3 min ago

NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro talks with reporter Alfredo Corchado of the Dallas Morning News about the conditions that migrants trying to enter the U.S. encounter when stuck along the border.

Zinke Out, Mulvaney In (For Now) In Busy Weekend Of Presidential Tweets

3 hours 3 min ago

President Trump is making personnel moves — naming an interim chief of staff and announcing his Interior secretary's resignation — while facing a dizzying number of investigations into his conduct.

Nations Agree On Rules To Put Paris Climate Agreement Into Action

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 7:24pm

Nations agreed on rules to track the promises they made to reduce emissions, but did not set new emissions reduction goals necessary to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change.

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Philippines Duterte Praises 'Generous' Americans For Returning Church Bells

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 4:44pm

The bells return to Balangiga after 117 years in U.S. custody.

Poll: American Support Grows For One-state Solution In Israel

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 4:44pm

A new poll from the University of Maryland shows Americans are increasingly supportive of a one-state solution in Israel. NPR's Michel Martin interviews Professor Shibley Telhami about the findings.

Nice Things In 2018 With The Code Switch Hosts

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 4:44pm

NPR's Michel Martin chats with the hosts of NPR's Code Switch podcast, Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby, about what gave them joy this past year.

Draft Recommendations Released From State Commission Investigating Parkland Shooting

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 4:44pm

NPR's Michel Martin talks to "March For Our Lives" chief strategist Matt Deitsch about the preliminary findings released by a commission to examine the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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