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Jorge Drexler On World Cafe

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 12:10pm

The Uruguayan star reflects on the many phases of his career and performs live with his band from NPR Music's Tiny Desk.

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Trump Says He Plans To Impose Tariffs On Steel, Aluminum Imports

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 12:07pm

The president promised steel and aluminum executives that he will level tariffs on imports of their products in coming weeks. The tariffs would be 25 percent for steel and 10 percent for aluminum.

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Dollar Band Can Never Be 'Too Sensitive' On ACLU Benefit Compilation

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 12:00pm

The new compilation brings together 20 artists from the punk spectrum and acts as a group announcement for Dollar Band, which features members of Gun Outfit.

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South Korea Shortens 'Inhumanely Long' Workweek

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 11:41am

"It is impossible to lead a happy life when long hours and overexertion become routine," President Moon Jae-in said recently. The country has one of the world's lowest birth rates.

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White House Chief Of Staff Kelly: Didn't Want To Leave DHS But 'God Punished Me'

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 11:06am

Ret. Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly said one of the great honors of his life was leading the Department of Homeland Security.

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White House To Give Status Update On Opioid Emergency

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 11:01am

President Trump declared the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency in October. Now, the Trump administration is giving an update on what it has done to address it.

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Three Ways To Elevate The Debate About Guns

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 9:26am

Understanding the authority of science means, when it comes to factual claims, intuitions and gut feelings won't cut it — whichever side of the political aisle they come from, says Tania Lombrozo.

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Public Radio's SXSW Takeover

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 9:26am

Your guide to what NPR Music and member stations have cooking at SXSW 2018.

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Death Toll In Papua New Guinea Quake Rises To 31

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 9:14am

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck in the country's isolated interior on Monday, triggering landslides. Days later, rescuers are still working to reach some remote communities.

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Norfolk Requires Developers To Do More Against Flooding

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 9:08am

New zoning rules in Norfolk, Virginia, require developers to include flood prevention measures. Some builders opposed the move, and warn it will raise costs for home buyers.

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Computer Teacher With No Computers Chalks Up Clever Classroom Plan

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 9:07am

Owura Kwadwo Hottish, a middle school teacher in Ghana, has found a way around the problem. He literally draws the computer screen on the blackboard.

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Your Guide To NPR At SXSW 2018

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 9:00am

Get the scoop of NPR's presence at SXSW 2018.

Stream The Austin 100 On Spotify

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 9:00am

If you're not a fan of mp3s, you can listen to most of NPR Music's Austin 100 in this Spotify playlist.

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The Austin 100

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 9:00am

Stream or download 100 great songs by artists performing at SXSW 2018.

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Putin Says Russia Has New Nuclear Weapons That Can't Be Intercepted

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 8:51am

The weapons include cruise missiles, nuclear-powered underwater drones and a new hypersonic missile. Putin warned that any use of nuclear weapons against Russia or its allies would trigger a response.

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