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Pakistan Reacts To U.S. Suspension Of Security Assistance

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:06am

After calling on Pakistan to deny safe haven to extremists who are undermining Afghanistan's government, the Trump administration has suspended most security assistance to Pakistan.

Skeptics Question Philip Morris Pledge To Give Up Cigarettes

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:06am

Phillip Morris publicized its New Year's resolution to try to give up cigarettes, at least in the U.K. Critics say the firm used the opportunity to market its e-cigarettes as a healthier alternative.

Suspicious Spouses Monitor Partners Digitally, Divorce Lawyers Say

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:06am

NPR has been reporting on a chilling trend in technology and in love — the use of spying tools when couples split up. Are these tools legal?

News Brief: Trump Meeting, 'Fire And Fury'

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:06am

President Trump and top GOP congressional leaders meet on Friday to build on the success of the tax overhaul measure. Those efforts are being overshadowed by the expedited publishing of a new book.

GOP Tax Law Sparks Confusion And Outcry In Blue States As N.Y. Threatens Lawsuit

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:03am

Democrats say the new tax law unfairly targets blue states. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he will file a lawsuit, while confusion reigns for Americans who tried to prepay property taxes.

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First Listen: Anderson East, 'Encore'

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:00am

With sophisticated song arrangements and dashing interpretations, the Nashville singer recognizes the importance of artfulness even to raw, Southern soul expression.

(Image credit: Joshua Black Wilkins/Courtesy of the artist)

Hospitals Nationally Hit Hard By Medicare's Safety Penalties

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:00am

Seven states saw a third or more of their hospitals punished under the federal heath law's campaign against hospital-acquired conditions. Critics accuse some unscathed hospitals of gaming the system.

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Lo Moon: Tiny Desk Concert

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:00am

The LA band's signature sound is intimate and demonstrative, haunting yet uplifting, an old-fashioned rock beat under glimmering guitar and keys. And at the Tiny Desk, it was at ease.

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He Went To Prison For A Murder He Didn't Commit, Then Met The Man Who Put Him There

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 3:57am

Rickey Jackson served nearly four decades of a life sentence. Recently, he sat down with the man whose false testimony led to his wrongful conviction.

Cold Casualties: Sharksicles And Frozen Iguanas

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 12:41am

The unusual cold slamming the U.S. East Coast is wreaking havoc with wildlife, particularly the cold-blooded variety. Social media has been flooded by photos of downed iguanas and frozen sharks.

North And South Korea Plan First Talks In Two Years

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:01pm

South Korea says they will discuss North Korea's participation in February's Olympics. It's a sign of easing tensions after the North Korean leader announced he has a nuclear button on his desk.

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Prime Minister Theresa May Weighs In On Removing Homeless From Windsor

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 5:26pm

A call to clear the homeless from streets surrounding Windsor Castle ahead of Prince Harry's royal wedding has sparked national debate.

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The Met Is Set To Snap Nearly 5 Decades Of Pay-As-You-Wish Tradition

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 4:44pm

Since 1970, New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art has not mandated an admission fee. Come March, that will change for out-of-state visitors — but critics haven't accepted the decision quietly.

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'Insidious: The Last Key' Unlocks The Series' Past. Again.

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 4:00pm

The creaky fourth entry in the Insidious film series focuses on its in-house team of poltergeist-busters — a wise move — with a prequel that supplies the origin story for Elise (Lin Shaye).

(Image credit: Universal Pictures)

Sharp, Bracingly Funny Film About 3 Young Women Living 'In Between'

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 4:00pm

In first-time writer-director Maysaloun Hamoud's film, two young, secular Arab women living in Tel Aviv get a devoutly Muslim roommate and struggle "to live between the cracks of several cultures."

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'In The Land Of The Pomegranates': Israeli-Palestinian Dialogue, Passionate But Fruitless

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 4:00pm

Filmmaker Hova Kohav Beller's documentary focuses on an 2007 encounter session between young Israelis and Palestinians that yields few insights, but starkly illustrates the impasse dividing them.

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Mondo Cozmo On World Cafe

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:55pm

From making music in his spare bedroom to a No. 1 hit on the Billboard charts, the Philadelphia-born, LA-based musician performs live.

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