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Tom Brady's Movie Underwear Up For Action

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 5:56am

The New England Patriots quarterback tried his hand at acting in 2015 with a cameo in the movie, Ted 2. The starting bid for the T-shirt and boxer shorts is $2,500.

Attacks In Germany Raise Questions About Accepting Migrants

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:56am

In Cologne and other German cities, attacks on New Year's Eve have led to criminal complaints, as police suspicion turns to asylum seekers. David Greene talks to German journalist Maximilian Popp.

Navy Chief Admiral John Richardson On Maritime Challenges

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:12am

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson is issuing a new outlook for American seapower at a time when the U.S. defense budget is under pressure, and yet China and Russia are both expanding their navies. Morning Edition's Renee Montagne asks him about the outlook for the fleet, the war on ISIS and the integration of women into once-closed areas of the service.

We Have Let Down Customers, VW CEO Mueller At Detroit Auto Show

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:12am

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller spoke to the media in the U.S. for the first time on Sunday, and characterized the auto emissions scandal enveloping his company as "technical" in nature. Mueller was speaking at the Detroit auto show which opens to the public on Monday.

Politics In The News: State Of The Union Preview

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:12am

President Obama delivers his final State of the Union of his presidency on Tuesday. The Republican presidential candidates are already preparing their attacks.

S.C. Gov. Haley To Give Republican Response To State Of The Union Address

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:12am

On Tuesday night, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will give the GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union. Haley's leadership was repeatedly tested last year, as South Carolina coped with the aftermath of a deadly shooting at a black church in Charleston, and historic floods.

'Revenant,' 'Martian' Take Top Honors At Golden Globe Awards

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:12am

At the Golden Globe awards Sunday night, "The Revenant" won for best drama film and "The Martian" won for best comedy. Those were just two of the awards handed out during a ceremony in Beverly Hills. NPR's Nina Gregory reports.

British Rock Musician David Bowie Dies At 69

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:12am

Singer David Bowie died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, according to representative Steve Martin. The British rock musician and actor died shortly after releasing the critically acclaimed album, Blackstar, on Friday, which was his 69th birthday.

World's Most-Wanted Drug Dealer Is Under Arrest Again In Mexico

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:12am

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested late last week, after a deadly shootout with Mexican soldiers. Whether the U.S. will be able to extradite El Chapo is a complex question. The infamous Mexican drug trafficker faces an array of drug charges in the U.S. Steve Inskeep talks to Anthony Garza, former U.S. ambassador to Mexico.

How An 1871 Disaster Helped To End America's Whaling Dynasty

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:12am

David Greene talks to Peter Nichols, author Oil and Ice, a book about a fleet of 33 whaling ships trapped in Arctic ice. Whalers and their families had to escape in tiny rowboats through miles of ice.

Border Agents In San Diego Step Up Screening With Biometrics

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:12am

The agents are testing facial recognition and iris scanning as new ways of identifying people crossing the border. Civil liberties advocates say they're also testing the limits of privacy.

HHS Eases Rules Regarding The Mentally Ill And Gun Background Checks

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:12am

It's easier for states to report some severely mentally ill to the FBI and ban them from owning guns. David Greene talks to Jocelyn Samuels of the the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Global Financial Markets Are Poised For Another Turbulent Week

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:12am

After a volatile week in China last week, global markets are braced for more chaos with hopes that healthy U.S. employment numbers may improve the climate.

LA Councilman Compares Porter Ranch Gas Leak To BP Oil Spill But On Land

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:12am

A natural gas leak in a Los Angeles community is spewing 1,2000 tons of methane into the air daily. Renee Montagne talks to Mitchell Englander, the LA City Councilman who represents Porter Ranch.

Anatomy Of Addiction: How Heroin And Opioids Hijack The Brain

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:08am

Roughly 2.5 million Americans are addicted to heroin and opioids like Oxycontin. Researchers say addiction highjacks the brain's limbic reward system, impairing decision making, judgment and memory.

For Young South Koreans, The North's Test Is Barely A Bleep

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:06am

As the world refocuses its attention on North Korea after the rogue nation's fourth nuclear test, in neighboring South Korea, day-to-day life has barely been affected.

Is It Fair To Have To Pay Fees To A Union You Don't Agree With?

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:00am

At the Supreme Court Monday, union opponents are seeking to reverse a 1977 decision that allows public employee unions to collect fees from those who don't join the union but are protected by it.

Rock Icon David Bowie Dead At 69

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 3:34am

His career spanned decades and included collaborations with John Lennon, Mick Jagger and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

A Look At The Case For Paid Family Leave

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 2:36am

The U.S. is the only advanced economy not offering paid maternity leave on a federal level. We're only beginning to understand what this means for babies and young children, says Tania Lombrozo.

David Bowie Dies At 69

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 1:33am

Singer David Bowie has died after a long battle with cancer, according to a representative for the musician.




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