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How China Is Reacting to Trump's Taiwan Call

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:18am

A front-page editorial of China's official People's Daily newspaper denounces Donald Trump for speaking with Taiwan's president. A look at how a single call could affect U.S.-China relations.

Buzz Aldrin Recovering In New Zealand

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:15am

The ex-astronaut is being treated by Dr. David Bowie. Not the late pop star. A real doctor named David Bowie.

Denver Linebacker Sends The Gift Of Wine To His Opponents

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:10am

Von Miller has sent a 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon to all the opposing players in the AFC West.

Signed Out Of Prison But Not Signed Up For Health Insurance

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:00am

Most of the state prison systems in the places that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare have come up short on enrolling exiting inmates, despite the fact that many of them are chronically ill.

Taiwan's President: A Phone Call 'Doesn't Mean A Policy Shift'

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:24am

In her first comments since her talk with Donald Trump, President Tsai Ing-wen says she does not foresee "major policy shifts." She spoke with Western journalists, including NPR's William Dobson.

Real Parents, Real Talk About Kids And Screens

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 2:31am

How do you cope with parenting in the digital age? And how do you balance it all? How do you protect your kids, yet give them the freedom to create and explore.

Looking For The Best Books Of 2016? NPR's Concierge Is Here To Help

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 2:25am

NPR's annual, sortable book guide is here. And to mark the occasion, correspondent Lynn Neary talks about the year in fiction and shares a couple of her favorite new titles.

No, FDR Did Not Know The Japanese Were Going To Bomb Pearl Harbor

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 2:16am

There's no evidence to support it, but the conspiracy theory that President Franklin Roosevelt knew beforehand about Pearl Harbor refuses to die, to the consternation of World War II historians.

Drivers Beware: Crash Rate Spikes With Every Hour Of Lost Sleep

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 11:01pm

An analysis of car accidents found that drivers who slept only five or six hours in the previous 24 had nearly twice the accident rate of drivers who slept a full seven hours or more.

A Stabbing, A Possible Ebola Outbreak, And A 'Time Bomb'

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 11:00pm

In Liberia, a team of epidemiologists have to delay a criminal investigation, look the other way on illegal drug use and build trust to stop an outbreak of Ebola.

Biden Hints He's Leaving The Door Open To A 2020 Run

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 9:39pm

Vice President Joe Biden turned 74 last month and would 78 after the 2020 election. Biden decided against a run this past cycle, after losing his son Beau to cancer in 2015.

Sammy Lee Climbed Above Racism, Dove Into Olympic History

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 6:38pm

Sammy Lee, a Korean War veteran and the first American platform diver to win gold in consecutive Olympics, dies of pneumonia at the age of 96.

Researchers Confident Mysterious Pair Of Mummified Knees Belonged To Queen Nefertari

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 5:02pm

Italian archaeologists found a pair of mummified knees in Nefertari's tomb in 1904. For the first time, tests indicate that the knees belonged to the great queen herself.

Despite Its Promise, The Internet Of Things Remains Vulnerable

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:52pm

There is currently no government regulation around the Internet of things, and Security technologist Bruce Schneier fears it will take a disaster for that to change.

Miranda Lambert Mixes Assertiveness With Vulnerability On Her New Record

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:42pm

Lambert's new release features 24 songs on 2 CDs. Critic Ken Tucker calls The Weight of These Wings a collection that "keeps on giving the deeper you get into it."

11 Transgender Americans Share Their Stories In HBO's 'The Trans List'

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:42pm

Nicole Maines and Kylar Broadus are both featured in the new HBO documentary. "We all come out publicly," Broadus says. "There is no hidden way to come out as a trans person."

Video Calls Replace In-Person Visits In Some Jails

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:21pm

Video visitation is growing in popularity at U.S. jails, but there's a catch. Many jails have ended in-person visits between inmates and their families as they adopt the new technology.

Metropolis: 12/3/16

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:55pm

This week's two-hour mix from KCRW's Jason Bentley begins with a track by Anderson .Paak, KCRW's pick for best new artist of 2016.

Judge Declares Mistrial In South Carolina Police Shooting Trial

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:37pm

A judge in South Carolina declared a mistrial in the police shooting case of Michael Slager. Slager was video taped shooting Walter Scott after he fled a traffic stop. Jurors deadlocked on Slager's guilt.

Actress Isabelle Huppert On Navigating The Good And The Bad In 'Elle'

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:37pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with French actress Isabelle Huppert about her film, Elle, and the range of characters she's played in over 40 years of acting.

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