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Iranians Remain Cautious After Lifting Of Some Western Sanctions

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:22pm

Iranians remain cautious about the future despite the lifting of some Western sanctions.

U.N. Panel Rules Julian Assange Is Being Arbitrarily Detained

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:22pm

A U.N. panel ruled that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained in the Ecuadoran embassy in London. The United Kingdom says that's nonsense and points out the WikiLeaks founder is free to leave his embassy refuge at any time.

As Presidential Primaries Begin, Late Night TV Boosts Political Satire

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:22pm

Larry David will host Saturday Night Live this weekend, and viewers can expect his impression of presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. NPR looks at late night's take on the campaign.

Pope Francis To Meet With Leader Of Russian Orthodox Church In Cuba

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:22pm

Pope Francis will meet in Cuba next week with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in an effort to heal the 1,000-year-old schism that divided Christianity between East and West.

Officials Remain Tight-Lipped On Complex Security At Super Bowl 50

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:22pm

Law enforcement experts say this year's Super Bowl is one of the most guarded public events in recent history. But you won't hear that from federal or local officials. They are very tight-lipped about security.

Fact Checking The Democratic Debate: Clinton, Sanders Battle Over Wall Street

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:22pm

NPR fact checks some of the claims made by candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in the latest Democratic presidential debate.

How Do Pharmaceutical Companies Establish Drug Prices?

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:22pm

Drug companies are under increasing pressure to keep prices under control. At a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle blasted two companies that have instituted huge price increases. NPR explores how drug companies establish prices for a drug.

African-Americans Face Uncertain Reality Despite Low Unemployment Rate

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:22pm

The unemployment rate has fallen to the lowest point in eight years. The reality for workers, especially African-Americans, remains mixed.

Week In Politics: Iowa Caucus, New Hampshire Primary

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:22pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about the Iowa caucuses and the upcoming New Hampshire primary.

Court Ruling Forces Police In Southern States To Reconsider Use Of Tasers

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:22pm

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unexpectedly ruled to limit how officers may use Tasers or other stun guns. In states such as Virginia and North Carolina, it's no longer legal for police to use Tasers to force compliance from a non-dangerous suspect. Some cops say this is an unnecessary and dangerous restriction. Others say it's an overdue curb on the abuse of these weapons.

Small Batch: How To Eat The Super Bowl

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:05pm

Dan Pashman from The Sporkful podcast joins us for a talk about the eternal question: If you're watching the Super Bowl, what are you eating while you do?

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, 'What I Need'

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:40pm

Watch the premiere of "What I Need" from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats' Austin City Limits performance.

Senator Presses VA On Failure To Help Vets Exposed To Mustard Gas

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:37pm

In response to an NPR investigation, Sen. Claire McCaskill says the VA has "shown no urgency in addressing 70 years of appalling mistreatment of these men."

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Roundup: Here's What People Are Saying About Barbie's Diversity Makeover

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 1:25pm

Mattel is rethinking how the Barbie brand could represent women of all colors, shapes, and sizes. Some are buying it. Others, not so much.

Two Grad Students Use Science To Bust The Dinner Hoax Of The Century

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 1:22pm

In 1951, members of the scientific Explorers Club thought they'd dined on prehistoric meat dug out of the Alaskan tundra. The meal became legend. Now two Yale students have unraveled the deception.

The Answer to Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis Might Be Gay Tourism

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 1:19pm

Puerto Rico is one of the few Caribbean islands that openly accepts gay people. That's starting to pay off economically, with an increase in gay tourism.

Carolina Panthers Coach Ron Rivera Has Charlotte's Latino Community Fired Up

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 1:18pm

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera is the second Latino head coach in Super Bowl history. And Charlotte's Latino community is talking about football like never before.

Puerto Rico's New Crop of Young Entrepreneurs

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 1:18pm

In spite of so many Puerto Ricans leaving their homeland, a small group of young entrepreneurs are staying behind looking for hidden economic opportunities.

The Battle for Puerto Rico on Capitol Hill

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 1:14pm

Where does Congress stand on Puerto Rico and will presidential politics play a role in a resolution for the island?




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