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Whether She Wins Or Loses, Marine Le Pen Has Changed French Politics

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

The two candidates in the French presidential election held their final debate Wednesday. Even if she loses, the far-right Marine Le Pen has moved her agenda into the French political mainstream.

'The Forward': A Small Publication With An Outsized Influence

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

The Forward is a small publication with a Jewish-American audience. Its reporting has done more than anyone to undermine the position of White House counterterrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka.

Planned Attack Raises Concerns About Far-Right Extremists In The German Military

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

Allegations that far-right extremists are active inside the German armed forces have sparked a rift between Germany's defense minister and her generals.

Millions Of Lives At Risk In Yemen, Aid Group Official Says

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council Jan Egeland about the ongoing war and humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

Police Close Investigtion Into Judge's Death, 'Likely Suicide'

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 1:45am

The NYPD has completed its investigation into the death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman on the New York Court of Appeals. The medical examiner will make a final ruling.

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The Daredevils Without Landlines — And Why Health Experts Are Tracking Them

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 11:01pm

It's official: A majority of U.S. homes only have mobile telephones. But who knew wireless-only households were into risky behavior? A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researcher explains.

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First Listen: PWR BTTM, 'Pageant'

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 11:00pm

Pageant is a soundtrack for outsiders on the way to loving themselves — queer and complicated as that process may be.

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WATCH: James Comey And Hillary Clinton Get Remixed In Email Mashup Video

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 8:35pm

Someone with serious Auto-Tune skills collected soundbites about the Clinton email controversy and wrote a surprisingly catchy song.

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Trump Set To Relax Rules On Political Activity By Religious Groups

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 8:34pm

The move on the National Day of Prayer is among the promises Trump made on the campaign trail that would blur government lines that divide church and state.

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House Republican Leaders Plan Vote On Revised Health Care Bill

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 6:57pm

House Republican leaders are planning a vote on the American Health Care Act on Thursday. The bill has been revised to provide options for states to opt out of some key Obamacare requirements.

Episode 768: A Chat With Ben Bernanke

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 6:46pm

Ten years ago, two little-known hedge funds blew up, and the financial crisis was on its way. Today, we ask the person at the center of it all, former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, why it happened.

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History Of Our Time: Making Sense Of This Moment

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 5:41pm

It's been a disorienting year in many democracies, and the world is changing. NPR is asking writers, thinkers and political leaders to help chart how we got to this point and where we're headed.

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Puerto Rico Makes Unprecedented Move To Restructure Billions In Debt

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 5:08pm

The territory, which is ineligible for bankruptcy, filed to begin a similar procedure tailor-made for its more than $70 billion debt crisis, which is likely to dwarf Detroit's 2013 Chapter 9 filing.

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Did You Get A Weird Invitation To Edit A Google Doc? It's Best Not To Click

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 4:50pm

The reason why: It's probably not legit. A vast phishing scam has been emailing malicious files masquerading as Google Docs. Does a recent edit invitation smell fishy to you? Just delete it.

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