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Turmoil Inside Britain's Political Parties Following Brexit Vote

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with John Peet, political editor for The Economist, about the turmoil in Britain's Conservative and Labour parties following the Brexit vote.

Mexico Gets First Independent Gas Station In Over 75 Years

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:28pm

The first non-state-run gas station has opened in Mexico in more than 75 years, breaking the monopoly on fuel and opening the possibility that fuel prices could become more competitive.

ISIS Fight Continues On Front Lines In Iraq

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews Brett McGurk, special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, about retaking Fallujah from ISIS and hopes to retake Mosul.

Investigation Continues Into Attack On Istanbul Airport

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:28pm

The investigation into a shooting rampage and bombing at Istanbul's international airport is continuing as officials are trying to determine whether ISIS is behind the attack.

In Wake Of Brexit Vote, U.S. Loses Influence In The EU

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:28pm

Brexit could mean the U.S. is losing its best friend and strongest influence in the European Union. NPR explores whether the U.S. will forge a new "special relationship" with Germany.

Obama Joins Justin Trudeau, Mexican President At Summit In Canada

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:28pm

President Obama joined Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña for a summit meeting in Ottawa on Tuesday.

Pack These Pages: Three Must-Reads For Summer

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:28pm

Harriet Logan, owner of Loganberry Books in Shaker Heights, Ohio, recommends a graphic novel about trash, a George Eliot classic and a children's book about a bear pianist.

During Tenure In Russia, Edward Snowden Has Kept A Low Profile

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:28pm

It's been three years since Edward Snowden landed at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport and began a new life in exile. NPR has an update on his strange tenure in Russia.

For Low-Income Victims, Nuisance Laws Force Ultimatum: Silence Or Eviction

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:28pm

Many communities have enacted nuisance laws to make sure renters aren't disturbing their neighbors. Trouble is, victims — especially of domestic abuse — often end up penalized for calling the police.

Chicago Residents Fight Crime One Vacant Lot At A Time

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:28pm

A Chicago program announced two years ago that allows homeowners in impoverished neighborhoods to buy vacant lots on their block for a dollar is off to a very slow start. Residents hoping to spruce up the lots, plant community gardens or turn them into gathering places are frustrated by slow city bureaucracy.

Istanbul Airport Bombing Follows String Of Attacks In Turkey

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to the Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, about Turkey's security policies and the lay of the land after Monday's attack.

Turkey Declares National Day Of Mourning After Airport Attack

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:28pm

Istanbul tries to recover from the attack that killed at least 42 people and wounded more than 200 at Ataturk Airport as survivors get treatment.

West Virginia Governor Requests Federal Aid After Massive Flooding

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:28pm

West Virginia's governor is asking the federal government for more help after massive weekend flooding killed two dozen people.

U.S. Envoy: 'We're Taking Out' About 1 ISIS Leader Every 3 Days

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews Brett McGurk, special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, about the fight against ISIS in the wake of the Istanbul airport attack.

During A Drug Bust, Miami Police Find Some $20 Million Stuffed In Buckets

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:27pm

Police are still counting the cash but it is clearly the largest cash seizure in the department's history. Police found the money in a hidden room inside a Miami home.

Why 'Brexit' May Never Happen

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 12:13pm

World leaders continued to meet Wednesday in Brussels to discuss the future of the European Union, after Britain's vote to leave.

Jazz Legend Allen Toussaint's Touch And Timing Shine On His Last Record

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 12:13pm

The New Orleans-based musician completed recording his final album a month before he died last November. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead calls American Tunes a "fond last look" at Toussaint's talent.

How The FBI's Wiretaps And Sting Operation Failed To Stop The Orlando Shooter

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 12:13pm

New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau discusses the FBI's investigation of shooter Omar Mateen prior to the Orlando attack, as well as the bureau's broader efforts to pinpoint suspected terrorists.

'They May Not Mean To, But They Do' Is A Sparkling, Sad Family Affair

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 12:13pm

Cathleen Schine's new novel explores how one character's physical and mental decline ripples out to affect his whole family. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it a mix of "fun and bad behavior."

Feds Want To Speed Up Medicare Appeals, But Backlog Will Still Last Years

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 12:09pm

A Department of Health and Human Services proposal and an increase in funding could reduce the backlog in appeals of denied Medicare claims by 2021, six years sooner than without the changes.

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