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Former U.S. Diplomat Warns China Is Emulating Russian Political Interference

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 3:19pm

Former State Department official Victoria Nuland testified to Congress about the Obama administration's response to Russian influence operations in 2016 and what other countries may be doing now.

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Former Washington, D.C., Archbishop Removed From Ministry Over Abuse Allegation

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 3:13pm

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick denies having sexually abused a teenager when he was a priest in New York decades ago but says he accepts the Holy See's decision that he refrain from any public ministry.

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For Next U.S. Commander In Afghanistan, 'This Is About Protecting U.S. Citizens'

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 2:54pm

"I can't guarantee you a timeline or an end date" for the war, Lt. Gen. Austin "Scott" Miller, President Trump's pick to lead U.S. forces in Afghanistan, told a Senate panel on Tuesday.

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Facebook Fundraiser For Separated Immigrant Families Raises $12 Million In 5 Days

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 2:05pm

Charlotte and Dave Willner say they were motivated to start the fundraiser because the photo reminded them of their own 2-year-old daughter.

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Melania Trump Pressured President Trump To Change Family Separation Policy

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 1:59pm

"She's been talking to him about it from the very beginning," a White House official told NPR.

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ICE Carries Out Its Largest Immigration Raid In Recent History, Arresting 146

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 1:12pm

More than 100 federal agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement raided a major meat supplier in Salem, Ohio, on Tuesday. It was ICE's second massive operation in Ohio in as many weeks.

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President Trump Says He'll Sign Executive Order To End Family Separation

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 1:06pm

Here & Now's Femi Oke and Jeremy Hobson discuss the latest with NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley.

Poll: Democrats Fired Up Against Trump In Midterms, But GOP Rallying Around Him

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 1:01pm

A new Pew poll finds that Americans on both sides of the aisle are more enthusiastic than usual about voting this fall and the president is a bigger factor than at any time in more than three decades.

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2 First-Rate Novels Celebrate The Humor And Heroism Of Unconventional Women

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:54pm

Authors Dorthe Nors and Sayaka Murata use bracing good humor to subvert readers' expectations about single women in their new novels, Mirror, Shoulder, Signal and Convenience Store Woman.

Novelist Stephen McCauley Embraces Life On A 'Small, Everyday Scale'

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:54pm

McCauley's novel, My Ex-Life, is a comedy about a couple whose marriage ended years ago when the husband came out as gay. "All relationships evolve — even for people who stay together," he says.

DJ Sessions: Music To Make You Feel Good

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:40pm

KCRW DJ Raul Campos brings his latest favorites, including songs from artists Gorillaz, Bob Moses and Buddy.

'Shame!': Protesters Shout At DHS Head Kirstjen Nielsen, Eating At Mexican Restaurant

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:34pm

Embattled Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen ate dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Washington – and was targeted by protesters, angered by her agency splitting up migrant families.

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GE Ousted From Dow Jones Industrial Average

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:33pm

Walgreens Boots Alliance will take over General Electric's spot on the elite stock market index.

As Outrage Over Family Separation Grows, A Look At Past Immigrant Detention In Texas

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:27pm

At a remote Texas border crossing, boys living in industrial tents are fueling outrage about the Trump administration's new family separation policy.

More Than 600 Migrants Have Arrived In Spain. This Was Their Journey

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:20pm

Spain has welcomed 630 migrants who were picked up off the coast of Libya last week. We speak with one reporter who was on board one of the rescue ships.

After 80 Years, The Barbershop Harmony Society Will Allow Women To Join

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:11pm

The Society for The Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America first convened in the spring 1938, in an all-white social club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It's come a long way.

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Pope Joins Calls To End Family Separations, Says He Stands 'With Refugees'

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:08pm

"A person's dignity does not depend on them being a citizen, a migrant, or a refugee," Francis tweeted Wednesday.

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Family Separations, 'Zero-Tolerance' Policy Roil Republican Party

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:06pm

Political strategists assess the election-year politics of the Trump administration's practice of separating children from undocumented immigrant parents arrested on the Mexico border.

Atul Gawande Named CEO Of Health Venture By Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway And JPMorgan

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:02pm

A surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Gawande is probably best known for his work writing about how to improve quality and lower costs in health care.

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Vintage Varietals: 20 R&B Jams To Slow Your Roll

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:00pm

Kool & the Gang, Chaka Khan and Roberta Flack all know: a slinky, slow groove is essential to keeping your cool.

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