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El Chapo Is A Step Closer To U.S. Extradition, After Judge Denies Appeal

4 hours 42 min ago

The lawyer representing the head of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel will seek to have Mexico's Supreme Court review the case, local media report.

South Africa Announces Withdrawal From International Criminal Court

4 hours 47 min ago

The announcement comes days after Burundi became the first country to withdraw from the war crimes court. The nations accuse the ICC of targeting African countries and calling for regime change.

Can A Place Still Be Home Even After Becoming Toxic?

5 hours 10 min ago

Even thirty years after the devastating nuclear accident in Chernobyl, there are still people who call the place home. Filmmaker Holly Morris tells the stories of the mostly elderly women who stayed.

How Does Our Brain Get Rid Of Toxins?

5 hours 10 min ago

Neuroscientist Jeff Iliff talks about his research, which explores how the brain naturally flushes out toxins during sleep.

How Can Your Home Make You Sick?

5 hours 10 min ago

When Dr. Rishi Manchanda worked in a clinic in South Central Los Angeles, he saw that patients were getting sick because of toxic living conditions — so he tried a unique treatment approach.

How Do Toxins From Plastics Find Their Way Into Our Food?

5 hours 10 min ago

Ocean advocate Emily Penn has seen first hand how much plastic ends up in the oceans. She explains how the toxins from plastic makes their way into our food chain and how we might be able to stop it.

How Do Common Chemicals Affect Frogs, Rats — And Maybe Us?

5 hours 10 min ago

Biologist Tyrone Hayes talks about the concerning effects of the herbicide atrazine, which is part of a group of chemicals that are found in everyday food and household products.

What Can We Learn From One of the World's Most Toxic Accidents?

5 hours 10 min ago

Filmmaker Holly Morris talks about her time with the "Babushkas of Chernobyl" — the elderly women who decided to stay in Chernobyl, Ukraine, after the worst nuclear accident in history.

Blind Pilot: Tiny Desk Concert

5 hours 20 min ago

The band's shimmery folk-pop sound, with its vibraphone and overarching vibrancy, is perfectly suited to the space behind Bob Boilen's desk.

Meet FOJBI Jessie Yaros: Explorer Of Race, Memory And Discrimination

5 hours 20 min ago

Joe Palca is not the only fan of big ideas in science. Doctoral student Jessie Yaros is studying how the brain's memory center shapes the ability to more keenly recognize members of one's own race.

Top Stories: Trump And Clinton At Charity Dinner; NFL Player Abuse Accusation

6 hours 9 min ago

Also: There's been another death in the U.S. linked to Takata airbags; South Africa wants to leave the International Criminal Court; and church bells toll worldwide for Aleppo.

First Watch: Oh Land, 'Love You Better'

6 hours 20 min ago

Dogme 95 filmmaker Kristian Levring reverse-ages the Danish singer in a sometimes unsettling new video for her song about wisdom and maturity.

NFL Struggles As Another Star Player Is Accused Of Domestic Abuse

7 hours 2 min ago

Another case of domestic violence is challenging the NFL's claim it has reformed its policies on player conduct.

Halloween News: Miss. Clown Ban; Dollmakers Criticize Haunted House

7 hours 16 min ago

A Mississippi county temporarily banned clowns, given a rash of clown sightings. The Japanese Doll Association complained to Universal Studios Japan — insisting there's nothing creepy about dolls.

On Lady Gaga's 'Joanne,' All Of Pop Is A Stage

7 hours 20 min ago

Joanne is as theatrical as anything Gaga has ever done, touching on styles intimate and overcooked and upholding her romantic belief broad gestures and bold declarations.

In Jerusalem And West Bank, Nutella Cafes Offer A Sweet Refuge

7 hours 20 min ago

Palestinians are flocking to a string of Nutella cafés that have popped up in the region. The cafes offer a welcome refuge from the realities of living in a conflict zone.

Trump Debate Comment Helps Boost Janet Jackson's 'Nasty'

7 hours 26 min ago

During the last presidential debate, Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton "such a nasty woman." Following Trump's comment, Spotify streams of Janet Jackson's 1986 song "Nasty" increased 250 percent.

Accidental Tools: A Difference In Ancient Man And Monkeys

8 hours 19 min ago

In the past week, we've looked at a few studies showing ways apes are like us. Today, we consider a way in which monkeys, specifically capuchins, are different, says blogger Alva Noë.

Justice Ginsburg To Make Her Operatic Debut — Sort Of

8 hours 20 min ago

The Supreme Court Justice is set to play a non-singing role on opening night of the Donizetti Opera, "The Daughter of the Regiment" at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Cyber Aggression Takes A Back Seat To Other Presidential Campaign Issues

9 hours 11 min ago

The White House says it plans to retaliate against Russia for cyberattacks. Cybersecurity has been a constant issue on the campaign trail. No candidate professes to have expertise in this policy area.




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