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Drug-Shooting 'Bazooka' Seized In Mexico As Smugglers Aim Skyward

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 1:55pm

Mexican officials say they seized a bazooka adapted to shoot drugs alongside nearly a ton of marijuana in the town of Agua Prieta on the U.S.-Mexico border.

(Image credit: Brennan Linsley/AP)

Army To Provide Medical Care For Thousands Of Veterans Who Were Test Subjects

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 1:51pm

Veterans who were research subjects in chemical and biological testing from 1942 to 1975 can receive care, but critics say the service is still withholding details about the tests it conducted.

(Image credit: Naval Research Laboratory)

Here's How The New Tax Plan Could Hurt Graduate Students

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 1:31pm

The new house tax bill introduced by Republicans outlines a plan to end tax exemption on tuition waivers and tax endowments made to colleges and universities.

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House GOP Tax Plan Would Hit Grad Students With Massive Tax Hike

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 1:21pm

The plan would raise taxes on graduate students, who make very little money to begin with. Analysts say the provision could discourage students from seeking advanced degrees, hurting economic growth.

(Image credit: Chris Arnold/NPR)

Steve Winwood On World Cafe

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 1:11pm

Hear a chat with the prog-rock architect on his new greatest hits live album.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)

Los Colognes On World Cafe

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 1:10pm

A Nashville band with an exotic European sound plays from its new album, The Wave.

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At Least 4 Victims Killed After Shooting At School, Other Locations In California

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:57pm

The shooter began at a residence and traveled to "multiple locations" before shooting students at an elementary school in Tehama County, an assistant sheriff said. Officials say the shooter is dead.

Understanding Uzbekistan's Shifting Political Landscape

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:52pm

Security and sustainability were the topics of a two-day conference of Central Asian countries in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, last week.

Former Captains Of U.S. And Canadian Women's Hockey Teams Celebrate Their Baby

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:51pm

"I feel truly blessed to experience this incredible adventure with my love and best friend Julie," Canada's Caroline Ouellette wrote of Julie Chu, in announcing their daughter's birth.

(Image credit: Caroline Ouellette/Screenshot by NPR)

West Coast Homelessness Is Growing — And It Affects People You May Not Expect

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:40pm

A new reporting series from The Associated Press shows homelessness is a growing problem in cities big and small from Seattle all the way down to San Diego.

Keurig CEO Apologizes For Mishandling Decision To Pull Ads From 'Hannity'

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:33pm

Keurig's announcement that it was pulling ads from Sean Hannity's show led to the call for a boycott from conservatives, and the smashing of Keurig coffee machines.

Louise Erdrich Delivers A Dystopian Feminist Thriller In 'Future Home'

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:30pm

In Erdrich's new novel, fetuses seem to be randomly devolving and a new religious government is rounding up pregnant women, forcing them to give birth in prison-like hospitals.

(Image credit: Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR)

'Stranger Things 2' Creators Wanted a Sequel That Topped the Original

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:29pm

Brothers Ross and Matt Duffer return to the fictional town of Hawkins, Ind., for the second season of their Neflix series. "We wanted to scale it up a little bit," Matt says of Stranger Things 2.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Netflix)

Civil War Story Of Northern Secession Inspires Novel

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:20pm

"The Hidden Light of Northern Fires" tells the story of Mary, who uses her New York farm as an Underground Railroad stop during the Civil War, a risky venture because her town has seceded from the Union.

Trump Concludes Trip To Asia, Calling For 'Reciprocal Trade'

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:12pm

During the trip the White House touted trade deals and offered tough talk on North Korea's nuclear program, but was criticized for not pressing human rights.

Speaker Ryan Calls On Roy Moore To Leave Alabama Race

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:06pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan is the latest Republican to call for GOP candidate Roy Moore to leave the Alabama Senate race.

With Stricter Guidelines, Do You Have High Blood Pressure Now?

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:56am

Updated blood pressure guidelines move the goal post for millions of people at risk for heart attacks and strokes. The change is likely to lead to more people taking medicines for hypertension.

(Image credit: Chris Andrews/Getty Images)

Powerhouse Italy Copes With The 'Indelible Stain' Of Missing The World Cup

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:51am

Slide over, Americans: You've got company on the sidelines of the 2018 World Cup. A draw with Sweden denied the four-time world champs a bid, leaving Italians to grapple with "the apocalypse."

(Image credit: Luca Bruno/AP)

What Makes A Great Album Last?

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:32am

Do your top ten lists stand the test of time? Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by NPR Music's Marissa Lorusso and Stephen Thompson to talk about why some records age better than others.

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3 UCLA Basketball Players Headed Home After Brief Detainment In China

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:17am

President Trump said he spoke with China's president about the players, who were detained on suspicion of shoplifting. "The matter has been resolved," according to Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott.

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