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'I, Tonya' Offers A Sympathetic Second Act To A Disgraced Figure Skater

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 7:13pm

In January 1994, skater Nancy Kerrigan was struck on the leg with a police-style baton by a man linked to skating rival Tonya Harding. A new dark comedy reconsiders the case against Harding.

The 'Racial Cleansing' That Drove 1,100 Black Residents Out Of Forsyth County, Ga.

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 7:13pm

In 1912, white mobs set fire to black churches and black-owned businesses. Author Patrick Phillips revisits the incident in his book, Blood at the Root. Originally broadcast Sept. 15, 2016.

Violence Erupts As Palestinians Protest Trump's Action On Jerusalem

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 7:07pm

Days after the president's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, protests spread throughout the Muslim world. Violent clashes erupted in the Palestinian territories.

(Image credit: Nasser Shiyoukhi/AP)

SPACE 4: 3 2 1

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 6:59pm

We've got a satellite. We got a rocket. We're heading to the launch pad.

(Image credit: Courtesy Orbital ATK. )

Dissident Who Was Snatched Back By Supporters In Ukraine Is Arrested Again

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 6:15pm

This time former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili wasn't rescued from a police van, as he was earlier this week. The stateless politician was taken to a police station.

(Image credit: Efrem Lukatsky/AP)

Roy Moore Accuser Admits Adding Notation To Yearbook Inscription

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 5:17pm

Beverly Young Nelson alleges Moore sexually assaulted her as a teen decades ago, a claim Moore has denied. Now Moore is pointing to Nelson's admission about the yearbook to attack her credibility.

(Image credit: Richard Drew/AP)

Homeless In Los Angeles: A Growing Problem

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 4:22pm

The number of homeless people in the U.S. has gone up for the first time since 2010. Joryelle Marage tells NPR's Kelly McEvers about her experience being without permanent housing.

Biopic About Figure Skater Tonya Harding Reviewed

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 4:22pm

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews I, Tonya. The film depicts the life of Tonya Harding who's controversial figure skating career was marked by her rivalry with her chief competitor, Nancy Kerrigan.

Palestinian Novelist And Jerusalem Resident Recalls City's History

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 4:22pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Palestinian novelist Sayed Kashua. He remembers Jerusalem, and how the city has changed over the last few decades. The city is tense since U.S. recognized it as the capital of Israel.

More Violence In Jerusalem After U.S. Recognizes City As Capital

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 4:22pm

Demonstrations and clashes broke out around the West Bank and Gaza two days President Trump's announced Wednesday that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Encore: Hiroshima Survivor Remembers

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 4:22pm

Setsuko Thurlow will jointly accept the Nobel Peace Prize this Sunday with ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, a group she's worked with since it was launched several years ago. Thurlow survived the bombing of Hiroshima and shared her story with NPR's Kelly McEvers.This story originally aired on May 26, 2016 on All Things Considered.

In 'I, Tonya,' Allison Janney Is An Olympic Mom Who Doesn't Play By The Rules

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 4:22pm

In the new film, the actress plays Tonya Harding's mother, a complex role written specifically for her. "I had to understand what she wanted for her daughter," Janney says. "And the humanity in that."

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U.N. Peacekeeping Force Suffers Deadly Attack In Eastern Congo

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 4:22pm

Insurgents attacked U.N. peacekeepers in eastern Congo, killing 14 and wounding scores more. It was the deadliest attack on U.N. peacekeepers in recent memory.

Thoroughbred Horses Killed In California Wildfire

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 4:22pm

NPR'S Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Dan Dunham, trainer at the San Luis Rey Downs Training Center. Several thoroughbred horses were killed there, caught in a California wildfire.

Not All Politicians Accused Of Sexual Misbehavior Forced From Office

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 4:22pm

Several members of Congress announced their resignations this week over allegations of sexual harassment. President Trump continues to back Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who faces accusations of inappropriate sexual conduct with teenagers.

Greece And Turkey Seek To Work Together

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 4:22pm

Once sworn enemies, Greece and Turkey are now working out a cautious friendship. But on a historic visit to Greece, Turkey's president brought up some old grudges.

GOP Congresswoman On Sexual Assault

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 4:22pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee about the issue of sexual harassment. She wants the names of members of Congress who has used hush funds to cover-up harassment allegations to be released.

Worker Shortage Could Dampen Economy

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 4:22pm

The U.S. job market has bounced back from a hurricane related slowdown this fall. But with unemployment hovering near 4 percent, a worker shortage could damper future economic growth.

Hundreds Of Thousands Flee California Wildfires

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 4:22pm

The fires in Southern California have forced many residents to evacuate multiple times within just a few days. That's leading to confusion about where to head next.

Transgender Woman Runs For Massachusetts Congressional Seat

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 4:22pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Alexandra Chandler. She's a transgender woman and a former intelligence analyst at the Pentagon. Now, she's running for Congress. She hopes to represent the 3rd district of Massachusetts in the House of Representatives.

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