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To Protesters Flocking To Oregon Town, Locals Say 'Go Home'

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:47pm

Anger erupted in front of the county courthouse in Burns, Ore., Monday as anti-government protesters in town for a rally met a wall of locals sick of outsiders trying to start a movement there.

WATCH: Super Bowl Ads Already Generating Buzz

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:31pm

The big game may be days away, but commercials featuring a Helen Mirren soliloquy, Pokemon, a Drake Hotline Bling spoof, Ryan Reynolds and, of course, puppies are already getting attention online.

Landmark Deal Protects Over 9 Million Acres Of Canadian Rainforest

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:28pm

The agreement reached between aboriginal groups known as First Nations, environmental groups and logging companies designates 85 percent of the forest land as permanently protected from logging.

Volunteer Groups Step In To Rescue Migrants En Route To Greek Islands

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:25pm

More than 62,000 migrants crossed to Europe by boat in January alone — almost all of them landing on Greek islands after perilous journeys from the Turkish coast. Three hundred and sixty people have died while making that crossing. NPR takes us on a boat that is trying to stop that from happening.

Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: 'More War' Will Not Fix Syrian Conflict

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel about U.S. policy in Syria. Since leaving office, Hagel has been critical of the Obama administration, which he says lost credibility by not acting when the Syrian regime crossed a "red line" and used chemical weapons on civilians.

White House Proposes $1 Billion Fund To Combat Opioid Abuse

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:25pm

The White House is proposing more than $1 billion in new funding to fight heroin and opioid drug abuse.

John Kasich: Negative Ads A Sign 'We're Expanding' In New Hampshire

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Robert Siegel, reporting this week from New Hampshire, talks with Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who appears to have caught the eye of likely GOP voters there. He was also endorsed by The New York Times over the weekend. We met up with Kasich on a campaign swing through Claremont, N.H.

Democratic Candidates Head To New Hampshire After Tight Iowa Race

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:25pm

One day after the Iowa caucuses, the Democratic presidential candidates barnstormed New Hampshire.

GOP Presidential Candidates Flood New Hampshire Ahead Of Primary

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:25pm

A day after the Iowa caucuses, Republican presidential candidates are flooding New Hampshire hoping to make their mark ahead of next week's primary.

Jack Johnstone, Creator Of The Triathlon, Dies At 80

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:25pm

Jack Johnstone, one of the creators of the triathlon, has died at age 80. Swimming, running and biking have long been sports, but Johnstone was the first to put them together into one competition.

From Iowa To New Hampshire: Presidential Candidates Focus On Next Contest

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:25pm

With the Iowa caucus a wrap, it was on to New Hampshire Tuesday for the presidential candidates.

Hillary Clinton Wins Iowa Caucus By Slim Margin Over Bernie Sanders

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:25pm

The race in Iowa between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton is the closest in the history of the Democratic caucuses in Iowa. The close results are raising questions about exactly how candidates' support is calculated.

Cochran Would Be 'Leading The Charge' In Ferguson, Says Actor Courtney Vance

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:25pm

Actor Courtney B. Vance plays lawyer Johnnie Cochran in the FX miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson. "Finally, on the biggest stage, a black man worked the system," Vance says.

How Much Harm Can The Zika Virus Really Do?

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:25pm

Researchers are looking into the possible link to birth defects — and suspected cases of hearing loss in adults. But first they need a fast test to identify the virus.

Author Yann Martel On 'That Deeply Unreasonable Phenomenon' Of Faith

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:25pm

Martel's new book, The High Mountains of Portugal, shares some themes with his 2001 novel, Life of Pi: Both feature animals (in this case, a chimpanzee) and both struggle with questions of faith.

'Madoff' Tells Its Tale To The Camera

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:21pm

Richard Dreyfuss plays Bernie Madoff in a new ABC miniseries as a con men who — like many of his kind — looks right at the viewer.

High School Players Ready To Commit On National Signing Day

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:52pm

Increasingly, the day, and the hype around it, have provided fodder to the critics who say college football is anything but amateur.

Donnie Fritts And John Paul White On World Cafe

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:46pm

Two generations of Florence, Ala., musicians teamed up to make Fritts' new album, Oh My Goodness.

Remembering President Garfield

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:45pm

James A. Garfield emerged as the surprise Republican nominee in 1880. He won the presidency, but was only in office for six months.

Should Quarterly Earnings Reports Matter?

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:40pm

Laurence Fink, head of the world's largest investing company, would like the public to put less emphasis on quarterly earnings.

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