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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Will Testify In Congress On April 11

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 8:42am

Welcoming the news, the top Republican and Democrat on a House committee said, "we look forward to him answering our questions" about protecting users' data.

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Trump Under Investigation By Special Counsel, But Not A Criminal Target

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 8:30am

NPR confirms that President Trump's legal team was notified last month that the president wasn't a criminal target at the time, but is being investigated.

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Watch Nikki Lane Perform 'Right Time' At SXSW

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 8:13am

The Nashville artist injects a little vocal grit and some rock attitude into her galloping country song "Right Time."

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Brazilian Girls' 'Karaköy' Is A Teary Daydream

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 8:00am

From Brazilian Girls' first album in a decade, Let's Make Love, Sabina Sciubba sings a little sun-dappled novella of pain.

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Dueling Tariff Announcements Blamed For Stock Market Volatility

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 7:16am

The U.S. and China have been making comments on trade and that seems to be driving movement in global financial markets. We review the causes and effects of the ups and downs of the markets.

GMO Yeast Mimics Flavors Of Hops, But Will Craft Brewers Bite?

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 7:00am

Some beer-brewing scientists have developed a genetically modified yeast that produces the same hoppy aromas and flavors beer drinkers like, without the hops. But some craft brewers are skeptical.

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Canadian Hotel Forgives Guest 17 Years After Flock Of Seagulls Trashed His Room

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 7:00am

When Nick Burchill stayed at the Fairmount Empress hotel in Victoria, Canada in 2001, he left the window open and a suitcase full of pepperoni in his room. The birds saw an opportunity.

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Trump's Not A Criminal Target In Russia Probe, 'Washington Post' Reports

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 6:35am

David Greene talks to Washington Post reporter Robert Costas about special counsel Robert Mueller telling President Trump's legal team that the president is not a criminal target at this point.

Tariff Announcements Create Volatility In Financial Markets

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 6:28am

Noel King talks to White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, who explains the administration's approach to trade and its next steps. NPR's Scott Horsley weights in on their conversation.

'Two Sisters' Leave Home For Syria, Tearing A Family Apart

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 6:00am

Norwegian journalist Åsne Seierstad's new book is a heartbreaking but necessary account of two teenage sisters from a moderate Muslim family who fled to war-torn Syria after becoming radicalized.

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What We Know About The YouTube Shooter

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 5:02am

A woman killed herself after shooting several people at YouTube's headquarters in California on Tuesday.

China Announces New Retaliatory Tariffs

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 5:01am

China announced new tariffs on U.S. products in response to U.S. tariffs on Chinese products.

A Flock Of Seagulls And Pepperoni

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:33am

A man with a suitcase of pepperoni was staying at a Canadian hotel in 2001. The hotel didn't have a refrigerator so he left it near an open window, only to return to a flock of seagulls and a mess.

Fleetwood Mac Charts, 41 Years Later

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:21am

Fleetwood Mac's 1977 song "Dreams" is hitting no. 16 on a top rock chart because of its newfound popularity in Twitter memes.

Many Protests, Few Arrests In Sacramento

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:09am

In Sacramento, after two weeks of protests after the killing of Stephon Clark, there have been just two arrests and little if any violence.

An 'Exhausted' Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final 31 Hours

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:09am

A bomb threat, a march turned violent and a militant black power group all weighed heavily on the civil rights leader during his last speech in 1968, says Redemption author David Rosenbloom.

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The History Of The U.S. Census

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:09am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions about the history of the U.S. census.

Potential Candidates Travel To New Hampshire

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:09am

New Hampshire is already playing host to politicians with presidential ambitions — and audiences are already interested in hearing their pitches.

Working With Scott Pruitt

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:09am

Political pressure is building on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. Lawyer David Rivkin worked with Pruitt and talks with NPR's David Greene.

3 Generations In Memphis

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:09am

Robert Tunstall, his daughter Karen Hartridge and his grandson James Hartridge about their family's experiences with racism in Memphis and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

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