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After The Brexit Vote, Why Has The U.K. Economy Proved So Resilient?

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

British politicians warned a vote for Brexit would damage the U.K. economy. Six months after the referendum, the country's economy is doing much better than predicted. Why?

Can The Iran Nuclear Deal Survive Its 2nd Anniversary?

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

Analysts are looking back on the Iran nuclear deal. It was a year ago that sanctions were lifted, prisoners exchanged and the inspections of Iran's nuclear program came under full operation.

Number Of Female Directors Are On The Decline, Study Says

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

Not a single woman made the list of nominations for the Director's Guild of America's top prize. At the same time, a new report from San Diego State University shows not much progress has been made for female directors in Hollywood.

National Security Adviser Susan Rice Evaluates Her Wins And Losses

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

Rachel Martin talks to Susan Rice, who reflects on the security challenges the Obama administration faced, and looks ahead to those the Trump administration may be called on to handle.

For Female Inmates In New York City, Prison Is A Crowded, Windowless Room

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:43am

More than a hundred female federal inmates, sentenced to long-term prison, have instead been stuck for years in a New York detention center where conditions violate international standards.

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When The Brain Scrambles Names, It's Because You Love Them

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:42am

If your mom had to run though the name of everyone in the family, including the dog, before hitting yours, it's probably because you're all in a mental folder labeled "loved ones."

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An Ice Shelf Is Cracking In Antarctica, But Not For The Reason You Think

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:41am

Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf is about to lose an iceberg the size of Delaware. Scientists gathering in the U.K. are scratching their heads about why it's cracking off.

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Steelers Beat Chiefs With A Record 6 Field Goals; Packers Upset Cowboys

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 2:02am

Pittsburgh will face New England in the AFC championship game. Green Bay defeated Dallas with a 51-yard field goal as time expired to make it to the NFC championship game to play against Atlanta.

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Arrest Warrant Sought For Samsung Heir In S. Korean Presidential Bribery Scandal

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 12:07am

Jay Y. Lee, the de facto head of Samsung Electronics, is accused of paying tens of millions of dollars in bribes to a confidant of President Park Geun-hye in a growing influence-peddling scandal.

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Bishop Eddie Long, Controversial Megachurch Pastor, Dies At 63

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 10:30pm

The senior pastor of a Georgia megachurch whose reputation was tarnished after former congregants accused him of sexual misconduct, has died after a battle with an aggressive form of cancer.

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In Final Speech As Attorney General, Loretta Lynch Says: 'We Have To Work'

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:12pm

Lynch told the congregation at a historic church in Birmingham, Ala., that progress cannot be taken for granted, echoing a sentiment she stressed in a Sunday interview with NPR.

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Birth Home Of Martin Luther King Jr. Opens After Repairs In Time For Holiday

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:05pm

The Atlanta birth home of Martin Luther King Jr. is reopening just in time for the Monday holiday honoring the civil rights icon. Visitors will be able to tour the first floor of the house.

Atlanta Megachurch Pastor Bishop Eddie Long Dies At 63

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:05pm

Bishop Eddie Long built New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, one of the nation's largest churches with some 30,000 members. The Atlanta megachurch pastor has died at age 63.

622 Pieces — That's How Many Legos It Takes To Build An NPR Headquarters Model

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:05pm

Tyler Williams is on a quest to get the Lego company to make a new kind of lego set...a replica of NPR Headquarters.

President Americana Wax Museum Closes After Hot Presidential Election

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:05pm

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania's Hall of Presidents and First Ladies Museum is going out of business after almost 60 years. Now, they are auctioning off their collection of the first 44 U.S. Presidents.

After 146 Years 'The Greatest Show On Earth' Will Come To A Close

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:05pm

After pressure from animal rights groups and changing entertainment tastes, world famous Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced they'll be ending performances in May.

Listen For 'Disparaging,' Scandalous,' And 'Amoral' In Upcoming SCOTUS Case

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:05pm

Next week the Supreme Court will hear arguments for Lee v. Tam, which is a First Amendment case against the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, brought by the rock band The Slants.

'The New Odyssey' Allows Migrants Stories To Humanize The Crisis

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:05pm

The Guardian's Migration Correspondent Patrick Kingsley's book The New Odyssey follows several migrants on their journeys from war-torn countries in the Middle East and Africa to Europe.

Loretta Lynch Discusses Chicago Police Department Report

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:05pm

Ahead of her final speech in office, Attorney General Loretta Lynch reflects on her time leading the U.S. Justice Department.

Affordable Care Act Allowed More People In Arts To Obtain Healthcare

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:05pm

St. Louis-based singer-songwriter Beth Bombara explains why it was difficult for self-employed musicians like her to obtain health insurance before the Affordable Care Act.

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