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State Of The Union Response: 5 Things To Know About S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 5:00pm

The Indian-American governor will give the GOP address after President Obama's State of the Union on Tuesday. Her pick intensified speculation that she could be a top vice presidential pick for 2016.

State Of The Obama Economy: Far Better, But Still With Many Troubles

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:59pm

The economy has improved dramatically in the Obama era. But problems still abound because of the soaring national debt, a deformed tax code, shrunken paychecks and a growing skills gap.

Sean Penn Faces Backlash Over 'Rolling Stone' Story On 'El Chapo'

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:15pm

The actor Sean Penn is facing criticism over his interview with the drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman for Rolling Stone. But some of the criticism may be misdirected.

Self-Driving Cars Are Coming, But Are We Ready For Them?

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:15pm

Automakers and tech companies are racing to develop them. But is the public ready to give up control of their cars? The University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute has been evaluating.

Federal Panel Finalizes Mammogram Advice That Stirred Controversy

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 4:07pm

Mammograms should start at age 50 and be performed every two years until age 74, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says. For some women in their 40s, the benefits may exceed the risks.

A Guitarist Remembers: David Bowie Just Wanted A Good Laugh

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 3:44pm

"The picture I have in my head is of him cracking up in the studio," Reeves Gabrels says. "Because we just used to be able to make each other laugh."

Michigan Steps Up Efforts To Tackle Lead Crisis After Outcry

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 3:41pm

Flint residents are suffering from irreversible health effects of elevated lead levels, amid criticism that the government has been too slow to act.

'We Didn't Lie,' Volkswagen CEO Says Of Emissions Scandal

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 3:38pm

Speaking with NPR, Matthias Mueller blamed the problem on a misunderstanding of U.S. law and said the company doesn't have an ethics problem. Less than a day later, he asked to clarify those remarks.

'City Of Thorns' Charts Life In World's Largest Refugee Camp

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 3:23pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with author Ben Rawlence, whose new book, City of Thorns, charts nine lives in the world's largest refugee camp.

NFL Considers Bringing Football Back To Los Angeles

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 3:23pm

The NFL could announce a decision this week on whether football will return to Los Angeles. Two proposals have generated the most buzz, involving the move of existing teams to new proposed stadiums in the cities of Carson or Inglewood. Owners are meeting this week to discuss the plans.

For Some African-Americans, Gun Ownership Underscores Segregated Past

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 3:23pm

African-Americans are disproportionately affected by gun violence, and many black leaders are among the most vocal advocates of gun control. But there is a segment of the black community that believes gun ownership has helped keep them alive through several generations, and won't give them up.

Supreme Court Weighs Changes To Funding Of Public Employee Unions

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 3:23pm

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case that could disrupt the way public employee unions are funded in much of the country. Many of the justices seemed to know where they were heading.

International Convoy Reaches Besieged Area Of Syria

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 3:23pm

A convoy carrying United Nations food and health aid reached besieged areas of Syria on Monday, after graphic images of starvation in the town of Madaya appeared in media around the world. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Abeer Etefa, senior regional communications officer at World Food Programme, about the convoy.

Car Companies Show Off New Tech At Detroit Auto Show

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 3:23pm

For years, car geeks have talked a lot about self-driving cars. But this year is different, with record sales and potentially record profits, the industry invested billions on autonomous technology. The major sense in the car world is "we don't want to get disrupted out of business."

Clemson To Take On Alabama In College Football Championship

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 3:23pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Holly Anderson of ESPN to preview Monday night's NCAA football championship game where Clemson will take on Alabama.

Golden Globes Deliver Surprises In Television Categories

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 3:23pm

This year's Golden Globes did not come without some surprises, especially in the TV categories. Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle won best TV comedy, and the show's main character, Gael Garcia Bernal, won best actor in the category. USA's Mr. Robot beat out Fox's Empire and HBO's Game of Thrones in the Best TV drama category. NPR reviews some of these unexpected wins.

Extradition Of 'El Chapo' Could Take Years, So Why Does The U.S. Want Him?

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 3:23pm

The extradition of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán to the United States could take years. NPR explores why the U.S. wants him and what is known about his time as a fugitive.

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