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Facebook Wants Great Power, But What About Responsibility?

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 1:41pm

Mark Zuckerberg has announced a plan to make Facebook the only primary platform people use to connect to others virtually. But he fails to discuss the responsibilities that come with that power.

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Trump Says, 'Look What's Happening In Sweden.' Sweden Asks, 'Wait, What?'

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 12:11pm

In a speech Saturday, President Trump listed Sweden among countries that have suffered terrorist attacks, pointing to an incident Friday. Only problem is, Swedes had no idea what he was talking about.

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So Much Anxiety Over Sibling Rivalry

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 11:50am

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts hear from a woman who is considering having a second child, but is hesitant.

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Iraq Opens Offensive On Western Mosul In New Push To Reclaim ISIS Stronghold

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 9:41am

Iraqi forces, which have largely cleared ISIS militants from the eastern half of the city, launched operations Sunday to reclaim the rest of Mosul, where commanders expect an even tougher fight.

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WATCH LIVE: 'All Systems Go' For SpaceX Launch At NASA's Historic Pad

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 8:01am

SpaceX scrubbed an attempt Saturday to launch a rocket from NASA's Launch Complex 39A, site of the shuttle program and the mission that first sent humans to the moon. Watch as they try again Sunday.

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5 Questions After A Chaotic Week In The Trump White House

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 7:03am

Trump is governing the way he campaigned — moving from "chaos candidate" to "chaos president." It might be possible to stabilize things, but Trump doesn't seem to want that.

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Trump Goes Back To Campaign Mode In Florida

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

After a week of controversy, President Trump sought to energize himself and his supporters at a rally in Florida on Saturday, staged by his campaign operation.

With Intelligence Leaks, The 'Deep State' Resurfaces

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

The term "deep state" has come back into vogue after a gush of leaks from the intelligence community. Journalist Marc Ambinder explains what it means to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

Why NASA Is Exploring An Alien World In Antarctica

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

Covered in ice and filled with bubbling lava, the Antarctic volcano Mount Erebus is the perfect proxy for an alien world. That's why NASA's Aaron Curtis travels there to test space exploration robots.

A Foster Parent For Terminally Ill Children

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Los Angeles foster parent Mohamed Bzeek. He takes care of terminally ill foster children and tends full-time to their medical needs.

Imagining The Present As The Future Of The 1950s

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

Elan Mastai grew up fascinated by the 1950s sci-fi books. He talks with Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his novel All Our Wrong Todays that imagines a world with jet packs and flying cars.

Brazilians Prepare For Carnival, And Its Grueling Test Of Physical Endurance

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

More than 2 million people dance and drink, day and night, for Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. All that pleasure involves quite a bit of pain. Ask the samba superathletes in 7-inch heels.

Republican Rep. Mark Sanford Discusses His South Carolina Town Hall

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Mark Sanford, a House Republican from South Carolina, about his town hall meeting on Saturday.

New York Republican Rep. Tom Reed Faces Angry Crowds

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

Angry constituents have recently packed GOP town halls to voice their concerns about health care and Trump. On Saturday, Rep. Tom Reed attended four town halls in his southern New York district.

How 'Little Tokyo' Of Los Angeles Changed Into 'Bronzeville' And Back Again

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

When Japanese-Americans were forced into WWII internment camps, many black families, migrating from the South, moved into their homes. But Japanese-Americans came back to the neighborhood later.

The Call-In: Answering Your Questions About 'Sanctuary Cities'

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

There's no legal definition for a "sanctuary city," but that doesn't stop people from using the term. We answer listeners' questions about what it means to be a sanctuary city.

Pegi Young's New Album Is Emotionally 'Raw'

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to singer-songwriter Pegi Young about her new album, Raw, about her divorce from Neil Young. She calls it the "soundtrack to the seven stages of grief."

NASA Announces Winners In 'Space Poop Challenge'

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

Even astronauts have to go number two. NASA recently asked the public for suggestions on how to better deal with poop in spacesuits.

Government Sues Lance Armstrong, Wants $100 Million

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to New York Times sportswriter Juliet Macur about the government's lawsuit against cyclist Lance Armstrong, which now goes to a jury trial.

Protests In Paris Over Alleged Rape Of Black Man By Police

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 6:58am

People in Paris' suburbs have been protesting an alleged rape of a young black man by police. Political science professor Karim Amellal discusses the case and the upcoming presidential election.




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