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Jury Acquits Railroad Employees In Lac Megantic Fire Disaster

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:50pm

The Canadian panel found three men not guilty of criminal negligence in the derailment and explosion of a train carrying crude oil. The resulting firestorm killed 47 people.

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Dolly Parton Recognized For Two World Records In Country Music

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:18pm

In a career full of accolades, Dolly Parton now adds two world records to her collection. Guinness World Records recognized her as the female artist with the most hits on Billboard's Hot Country songs charts and for the most decades with a top 20 hit on Billboards Hot Country Songs Chart.

Israel Bans Activities In Jerusalem Connected To Palestinian Authority Government

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:18pm

Palestinians still have aspirations for a capital in part Jerusalem. Something that could strengthen Palestinian claims in the city would be national political institutions, but for decades Israel has worked to limit those — whether they're offices for leadership or even theatrical performances.

What Happens To The Military If The Government Shuts Down

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:18pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Michèle Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, about the impact a government shutdown can have on the military.

Fallout At The 'Los Angeles Times' After Report Of Publisher's 'Frat House' Behavior

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:18pm

The Los Angeles Times newsroom is in revolt against its publisher Ross Levinsohn following the publication of an NPR report that uncovered a history of bad behavior over the last two decades.

Indianapolis Union Leader Takes Stock Of What's Changed During Trump's First Year

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:18pm

A year ago, Indianapolis union leader Chuck Jones feuded with President Trump over his promise to save jobs at the Carrier plant in town. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Jones to take stock of what's changed when it comes to American manufacturing during the first year of the Trump administration.

President Trump Address March For Life Attendees

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:18pm

President Trump will address abortion rights opponents gathering for their annual rally, called the March for Life, on the National Mall. Trump will be the first president to address the rally via satellite from the White House.

Sen. Cory Gardner Discusses Likelihood Of Government Shutdown

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:18pm

The U.S. government will shutdown at midnight on Friday if the Senate doesn't approve a spending bill. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., about the likelihood of a government shutdown and what the Republican response would be.

White House Says It Doesn't Want A Government Shutdown, But Will Congress Reach A Deal?

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:18pm

The White House says it does not want a government shutdown. But it's unclear if a deal will be reached in time to avoid one.

Films At Sundance Reflect Vast Cultural Shifts Across The World

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:18pm

The Sundance Film Festival is underway in Park City, Utah, the first since the Harvey Weinstein story broke. This year's slate of films reflect vast cultural shifts across the country and the world.

'WSJ' Reporter Discusses Story Of Trump's Alleged Affair With Adult Film Star

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:18pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with reporter Michael Rothfeld of The Wall Street Journal, about Trump's alleged affair with adult film star Stephanie Clifford in 2006. Both parties have denied the affair, but The Journal says Clifford was paid $130,000 by Trump's lawyer to keep silent.

Why Women's March Organizers Are Focused On Polls In Nevada This Year

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:18pm

Organizers of the women's marches planned for this weekend, including a big expected one in Las Vegas on Sunday, discuss what's changed since last year and their hopes for this year.

Where Each Party Stands As Government Shutdown Looms

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:18pm

As the government faces a potential shutdown, NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with David Brooks of The New York Times and Mathhew Yglesias of Vox about where the parties stand divided on issues contributing to the debate.

With Hours Left, Congress Still Trying To Reach An Agreement To Fund The Government

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:18pm

Government funding runs out at midnight unless Congress can come to an agreement on spending, immigration and potentially other issues.

TheRise and Fall and Rise of Oil Prices

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:06pm

Last summer, the price of oil was $44 a barrel. This week, it briefly hit $70. What happened? And what does it mean for the future of oil prices?

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Man Pulls 5 1/2-Foot-Long Tapeworm Out Of His Body, Blames Sushi Habit

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:59pm

A recent podcast episode shared, in grisly detail, the story of a California man who discovered a parasitic worm wriggling out of him. He and his doctor suspect raw salmon was the culprit.

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Las Vegas Police: No Further Arrests In October Massacre, And No Motive

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 1:31pm

The lack of a motive and other suspects persisted despite looking into nearly 2,000 leads and sifting through thousands of hours of video, police say in a newly released investigation report.

The NFL's Unsung Workhorses — Practice Players

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:52pm

Ten New England Patriots players won't take the field Sunday. They make up the team's practice squad. And their job is to help the team prepare for its next game.

For Some Women, Aziz Ansari Story Highlights Broken Culture Of Bad Sex

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:40pm

Some women see the allegations against Ansari as an example of how a woman tries to navigate consent during a sexual encounter. One author argues that view says something about the way young people are taught about sex at an early age.

Gun Theft On The Rise Across The Country

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:33pm

New data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives shows that the number of thefts from licensed gun retailers have increased by 227 percent since 2013.




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