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'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Is A High-Speed, Low-Energy Intergalactic Heist

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:34pm

The latest blockbuster from Disney and Lucasfilm tells of the early adventures of Han Solo. Critic Justin Chang says the plot somehow feels both utterly inconsequential and exasperatingly busy.

'Very Perplexed': International Confusion, Concern After Trump Cancels Summit

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:28pm

President Trump's scuttling of a meeting with North Korea's leader caused South Korean President Moon Jae-In to call an emergency meeting of his advisers. The U.N. secretary-general expressed dismay.

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Kilauea's Latest Impact: Blue Flames And Beleaguered Residents

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:14pm

Scientists say new hazards are emerging, although they can't say when the eruption may end, leaving more than a thousand residents in limbo.

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Understanding 'The Full Extent Of America's Child Marriage Problem'

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:52am

"For a long time, I thought it was just legislators didn't know," says Fraidy Reiss, executive director of Unchained at Last. "What I've discovered is that ignorance was not the only problem."

'They Don't Really Know What To Think': Trump's Unpredictable Relationship With China

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:40am

"The Chinese in many ways are completely back footed by Donald Trump," says John Pomfret, former Washington Post bureau chief in Beijing.

Under The Skin: Why That 'Arrested Development' Interview Is So Bad

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:28am

Actor Jeffrey Tambor told a story about yelling at his colleague, Jessica Walter. And in a controversial interview, several of his castmates tried to dismiss it, with disastrous results.

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Tahini Is Having A Moment. Here Are Recipes That Show Off Its Sweet And Savory Sides

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:25am

You might have noticed the sesame seed condiment popping up a lot more often on supermarket shelves and in recipes lately.

White House Considers Tariffs On Auto Imports

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:20am

The Commerce Department released a statement saying it's begun investigating whether auto imports pose a national security threat.

NOAA Expects Hurricane Season For 2018 To Be Near Or Above Normal

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:13am

After a devastating 2017 hurricane season, the Atlantic isn't likely to get a break this year, NOAA says. The agency predicts 10 to 16 named storms this season, including up to four major hurricanes.

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Family Suicide Attacks: Indonesia Must Deradicalize Mothers And Kids Too

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:12am

Following the attacks in East Java, we may not see family suicide bombers again. But they serve as a useful wake-up call to seriously evaluate deradicalization programs.

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U.S. Troops Overstaying Welcome In Pakistani Valley Once Occupied By Taliban, Residents Say

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:12am

The U.S. Army pushing the Taliban out of the Swat Valley was a success story at the time. But soldiers are still stationed there.

Democrats, Republicans Hold Separate Meetings To See Secret Russia Probe Documents

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:11am

Republicans demanded to see information related to a government informant who contacted Trump campaign aides in 2016.

President Trump Cancels June 12 Summit With Kim Jong Un

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:06am

In a letter to the North Korean leader, Trump cited "tremendous anger and open hostility" from Kim as a driving factor behind the decision.

Q&A: National Correspondent Leila Fadel Discusses 'Muslims in America'

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:05am

National Correspondent Leila Fadel shares her experience reporting on her special series and collaborating with National Geographic.

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Mike Pompeo Reads Out Loud Trump's Letter Canceling U.S.-North Korea Summit

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:01am

The secretary of state was on Capitol Hill this morning for a Senate hearing and he read the letter. Pompeo said North Korea hadn't responded to recent U.S. queries about logistics for the summit.

3 Things You Should Know About Europe's Sweeping New Data Privacy Law

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:37am

The General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect Friday, but it also has implications in the U.S. Firms like Spotify and eBay now say you can ask them to delete data about you they've stored.

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Meet The Mysteriously Chill (And Weird) Natural Yogurt Band

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:11am

Two English musicians, with a strange backstory, mine "library music" to create a fuzzy, endlessly vibing sound.

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Fact Check: No, James Clapper Didn't 'Admit There Was Spying' On Trump Campaign

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:07am

The former spy baron has been making the rounds on his book tour but he did not say what Donald Trump claimed he said about FBI surveillance.

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North Korea Expert Reacts to Trump's Cancellation Of Summit

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 9:45am

Morning Edition talks to North Korea expert Joel Wit of the Stimson Center about President Trump's decision to cancel a proposed summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump Cancels U.S.-North Korea Summit

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 9:36am

President Trump has cancelled his proposed meeting with the leader of North Korea. It happened the same morning that North Korea made a very public showing of destroying its nuclear test site.




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