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All Songs +1: Rejjie Snow Talks Black-Irish Identity, Relationships and Bad Rap

12 hours 13 sec ago

The groundbreaking Irish rapper discusses his debut album Dear Annie, finding his identity through music and what it's like to create out of your comfort zone.

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Bhutan Faces Challenges As it Sits Between Asia's Biggest Powers

13 hours 2 min ago

Increasing hostility between India and China is creating new tensions in the region. The latest confrontation was in the high mountains of the kingdom of Bhutan.

Rep. Deutch On How His Constituents Are Coping With Fla. School Shooting

13 hours 3 min ago

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Tim Deutch of Florida about last week's school shooting that took place in his district. Seventeen people were killed. Has debate over guns changed?

Formal Doping Case Is Opened Against Russian Curler Who Won Medal In Pyeongchang

13 hours 7 min ago

Aleksandr Krushelnitckii finished third in the mixed-doubles curling tournament, competing with his wife and teammate, Anastasia Bryzgalova. Now he's the subject of an investigation.

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Women Arrested After Complaining About Where Amulance Parked

13 hours 30 min ago

A woman in England left a note on the windshield: If this van is for anyone but No. 14 you have no right to park here. They did because they were answering an emergency call. The woman was arrested.

Scientists Develop A Way To Use A Smartphone To Prevent Food Poisoning

13 hours 42 min ago

A microscope that clips on to your phone's camera can detect bacteria, such as salmonella or E. coli, even in tiny amounts. But the technology can't yet distinguish between good and bad bacteria.

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Cow On The Way To A SlaughterHouse Wreaks Havoc

13 hours 59 min ago

The cow broke free, jumped into a lake and swam to an island, where she eluded firefighters who tried to capture her. The cow has impressed a local politician who's fighting for her life.

At Winter Olympics, Russian Curler Suspected Of Doping

15 hours 38 min ago

More than 160 Russian athletes who passed drug tests were allowed to compete in the Games, even though the Russian Olympic Committee was banned for using prohibited substances.

Rep. Schiff On Russia Influence Investigation

15 hours 38 min ago

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California about President Trump's latest tweets concerning the Russia influence probe.

Pa. Lawmakers Face Deadline To Redraw Congressional Districts

15 hours 38 min ago

Monday is the deadline the state's highest court gave itself to either pick new maps from a number of submissions, or draw its own. State GOP leaders think the court's actions are unconstitutional.

Examining How Constant Exposure To Mass Tragedy Effects People

15 hours 38 min ago

NPR's Rachel Martin talks Dr. Sandro Galea, dean of Boston University School of Public Health, about how people can be affected by constant exposure to mass tragedy.

Politics In The News: Gun-Violence Restraining Order

15 hours 38 min ago

The Florida school shooting has again ignited debate over gun control. David Greene talks to David French, senior writer at the National Review, about the idea of a gun-violence restraining order.

'Black Panther' Breaks Weekend Box Office Records

15 hours 38 min ago

The movie Black Panther proved itself to be a huge box office hit this weekend, surpassing analysts' already high expectations. Over three days, the film grossed an estimated 192 million.

Economists Are Confident The Fed Will Keep Control Of Inflation

15 hours 38 min ago

The whiff of inflation sent the stock market tumbling recently. Inflation data released last week did show a pick-up, but it's not yet clear that the increase will be sustained.

Trump Suggests FBI Missed Signs Of Fla. Shooting Because Of Russia Probe

15 hours 38 min ago

President Trump sent several tweets over the weekend, including an accusation that the FBI's focus on the Russia probe distracted the agency from following up on the Florida school shooter.

Morning News Brief

15 hours 38 min ago

President Trumps weekend tweets about the Russia probe and the latest school shooting drew condemnation from both sides of the aisle. And in Parkland, Florida — the heartbreak over last week's school shooting is accompanied by new calls to action: a push for changes to gun legislation.

DACA Recipients Face Deportation In The Coming Weeks

15 hours 38 min ago

People brought into the U.S. illegally as minors, could soon lose their protection against deportation. David Greene talks to Cristina Jiménez of United We Dream, an immigrant youth-led organization.

'He's Not A Leading Man': A Casting Director On Rembrandt's Self-Portraits

15 hours 38 min ago

The Dutch artist painted scores of self-portraits, but they weren't exactly flattering. Casting director Margery Simkin thinks he could have played the manager of a baseball team.

(Image credit: Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging/Courtesy of Norton Simon Museum)

ISIS' Parting Gift To Its Former Capital: Thousands of Explosive Booby Traps

15 hours 40 min ago

Raqqa may be cleared of ISIS fighters, but hidden throughout the city are thousands of hidden bombs. U.S. special forces and Syrians are training young men to disarm them.

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Rivals Japan & South Korea Face Off At Olympics Amid Chilly Ties

15 hours 41 min ago

The fierce rivalry between Korea and Japan is in full view at the Olympics. And showdowns on the ice are happening as the relationship between the countries is "somewhere between cold and frosty."

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