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Jim DeMint Ousted From Heritage Foundation In Major Shake-Up

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 4:53pm

The move comes amid growing concerns over the direction of the influential conservative think tank, which the former South Carolina senator had led the past four years.

(Image credit: Susan Walsh/AP)

WATCH: Surfer Rescued After 32 Hours Adrift And Alone Off Scotland's Coast

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 4:21pm

Matthew Bryce paddled out Sunday, but by Monday he still hadn't returned. So coast guard teams launched a dramatic rescue effort — and hours later, plucked a needle from a haystack 13 miles off-shore.

(Image credit: Maritime Coastguard Agency/Screenshot by NPR)

Central American Refugees Opt To Stay In Mexico Due To Trump's Policies

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 3:30pm

In Mexico, the number of refugees, mostly from Central America, has doubled in the last year, pointing to evidence that many aren't trying to get to the U.S. anymore. NPR takes a look at if Trump's presidency is having an effect.

In 'Anatomy Of Terror,' Former FBI Agent Outlines How Terror Groups Stay Resilient

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to former FBI special agent Ali Soufan about his new book, Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of Bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State.

Sikh Americans Hope To Reduce Hate Crimes With Ad Campaign

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Rajwant Singh, co-chair of the National Sikh Campaign, about the new ad series, "We are Sikhs." The campaign seeks to raise awareness to hate crimes against Sikh Americans.

Clinton Blames Herself, FBI Director And Russian Hackers For 2016 Loss

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 3:30pm

Hillary Clinton criticized President Trump's tweeting habits and also weighed in on his foreign policy at an appearance in New York City on Tuesday. She also weighed in on her defeat in the presidential election last year.

Trump, Putin Call Raises Questions About Possible In-Person Meeting

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Konstantin von Eggert, a writer for the Moscow Times and a political commentator on Dozhd TV, about President Trump's call with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Minor League Players Push Forward Pay Lawsuit Against MLB

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 3:30pm

Dozens of minor league baseball players contend they aren't paid enough. Their class action lawsuit against Major League Baseball is entering its third year with little change on or off the diamond.

Rex Sox Apologize To Orioles Player For Fans' Racist Taunts

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 3:30pm

The Red Sox organization issued an apology for racist taunts directed at Adam Jones, an outfielder for the Baltimore Orioles. The club vowed to crack down on future bad crowd behavior.

Indian Government Shuts Down Most Social Media In Kashmir

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 3:30pm

The Indian government has banned most social media in Indian-occupied Kashmir. Protesters in Kashmir were using social media to post anti-government information.

25 Years Later, The Enduring Relevance Of The Los Angeles Riots

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 3:30pm

The 1992 Los Angeles riots left more than 50 people dead and destroyed an estimated $1 billion in property all over the city. NPR explores how people in LA think of the riots 25 years later and why the event is still relevant.

Despite Drop In French Election Polls, Supporters Stand Behind Marine Le Pen

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 3:30pm

The far-right candidate in the French presidential election is lagging way behind the front-runner, but supporters of Marine Le Pen say she can still become the next president of France.

Former S.C. Police Officer Pleads Guilty In Killing Of Unarmed Black Man

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 3:30pm

Former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager is planning to plead guilty to violating the civil rights of an unarmed black motorist he shot and killed as he ran from a 2015 traffic stop.

Trump Calls For Government 'Shutdown' After Frustration Over Spending Bill

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 3:30pm

President Trump is working to spin the spending bill negotiated in Congress as a win for the White House and Republicans. He pushed back on the idea they caved to Democrats to get the deal.

As U.S. Retailers Struggle, The End Is Near For Malls

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 3:30pm

Christopher Leinberger, chair of the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at George Washington University, says America's malls aren't just overbuilt, they're under bulldozed. He explains one model for the how shuttered malls can reinvent themselves, and points to a new model of store as showroom.

After Losing A Spouse, Finding A Different Kind Of Happiness

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 3:30pm

Larry Treadwell's wife died suddenly five years ago. He tells recently widowed K.T. Nicolaides, "it never hurts less, it just hurts less often."

Charlie Worsham Wants To Tell You The Truth

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 3:30pm

A consummate country musician, Worsham plays multiple instruments and writes witty lyrics. After a stab at a commercial debut, he's now trying to reach a wider audience just by being himself.

(Image credit: Allister Ann/Courtesy of the artist)

Members Of Congress Are Annoyed By Air Travel, Too

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 1:19pm

At a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing on airline customer service, representatives expressed their personal frustrations with the vagaries of flying on U.S. airlines.

(Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Tickets Sell Out To Japan's New Luxury Train, Despite Costing Thousands

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 1:14pm

If you want to travel on the Shiki-Shima train, you'll need to plan ahead: despite starting at nearly $3,000, tickets are sold out through next spring.

(Image credit: East Japan Railway Company)

Bunkering Down For The Next Disaster

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 12:52pm

The business of helping people prepare to survive the next big calamity has changed dramatically. How has doomsday prepping morphed in the age of President Trump?




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