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Pope Francis Documentary Filmmaker Reveals A Candid Pontiff

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 4:14pm

For his latest documentary, Wim Wenders conducted a series of intimate interviews with Pope Francis. He tells NPR's Don Gonyea how he tried to capture the Pontiff's beliefs in his own words.

To Pressure Lawmakers On Gun Control, A Push To Boycott School

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 4:14pm

The recent school shooting in Texas has reignited the debate over gun control. NPR's Don Gonyea speaks with former Education Secretary Arne Duncan about his idea to boycott school until reforms are made.

Ebola Outbreak: DRC To Start Vaccination Campaign

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 4:14pm

Democratic Republic of the Congo will begin an Ebola vaccination campaign Monday. Tarik Jasarevic of the World Health Organization tells NPR's Don Gonyea about efforts to contain the latest outbreak.

South Korea Works With U.S. To Preserve Trump-Kim Meeting

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 4:14pm

South Korea's president heads to Washington this week to help president Trump keep his summit with North Korea's leader on track despite threats from the North to cancel.

Church Members Reflect On Texas Shootings

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 4:14pm

People in Santa Fe, Texas are still trying to understand why there was a school shooting in their community on Friday. It was a topic of discussion at churches throughout the area on Sunday.

U.S., China Step Back From Trade Dispute

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 4:14pm

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the U.S. has put a trade war with China on hold, even as the administration races to renegotiate NAFTA. Mnuchin says the U.S., Mexico and Canada remain far apart.

Trump Wants Justice Department To Probe Claims Of FBI Campaign Surveillance

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 4:14pm

President Trump says he wants the Department of Justice to open an investigation into itself and the FBI about its handling of the investigation into the Trump campaign's conduct in 2016.

The Case Of The Stolen Succulents

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 4:13pm

California Fish and Wildlife agents are combating a rash of succulent poaching incidents on the state's coastline, apparently to satisfy a booming demand for the plants in Korean and Chinese markets.

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Saudi Women's Activists Arrested Ahead Of Driving Ban

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 3:47pm

For years they fought for the right to drive and an end to their country's male guardianship system. This week they were taken into custody by authorities.

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For Trump's Evangelical Advisers, Prison Reform Becomes a Front-Burner Issue

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 2:28pm

"The incarceration rate in this country is just insane," said Johnnie Moore, an evangelical leader and informal adviser to President Trump.

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Archaeologist Who Uncovered China's 8,000-Man Terra Cotta Army Dies At 82

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 12:03pm

Zhao Kangmin reconstructed the first warriors after farmers digging a well stumbled on fragments in 1974. They were commissioned by China's first emperor — to guard his tomb.

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Bishop Michael Curry's Royal Wedding Sermon: Full Text Of 'The Power Of Love'

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:39am

The presiding bishop of the American Episcopal Church delivered a powerful and emotive sermon to those in attendance and millions more watching across the world on embracing the power of love.

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With Prosecutors Zeroing In, Trump Ally Roger Stone Rails Against Mueller Probe

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:36am

Stone said he could be under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller for alleged crimes unrelated to his role in the 2016 presidential election.

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After U.S. Embassy Move, What Actually Changes For Israelis And Palestinians?

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 10:59am

Have the past week's developments changed anything in their conflict? Demands are the same and impasses remain, but the United States' role in potential peace talks appears to be shifting.

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The War Over Confirming Federal Judges Is Heating Up — Again

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 9:56am

Republicans leaders, worried about possibly losing control of the Senate in the November elections, are racing against the clock to push through as many judicial nominations as they can.

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The Voice Behind The 'Laurel' Or 'Yanny' Recording: Actor Jay Aubrey Jones

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 6:42am

Broadway and TV actor Jay Aubrey Jones recorded thousands of words for Vocabulary.com. But his pronunciation of the word "laurel" went viral for sounding to some people like "yanny."

Podcast Hosts Answer Questions About Observing Ramadan At Work

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 6:27am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Makkah Ali and Ikhlas Saleem, co-hosts of the Identity Politics podcast, about what its like to observe Ramadan in the American workplace.

Magdalena Skipper Is Named New Chief Of 'Nature'

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 6:27am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Magdalena Skipper, who the journal Nature has chosen as its new editor-in-chief. Skipper is the first woman to hold the post.

Notable Presidential Pardons In American History

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 6:27am

President Trump began using his pardon power the first summer he was in office, and he has hinted at using them in a variety of sensitive cases that are now pending.

How Does It Feel To Be A Palestinian Growing Up In Gaza?

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 6:27am

Nearly 2 million Palestinians are confined to living in Gaza. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Adnan Abu Hasna from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency about the current situation in Gaza.

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