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Remaining Occupiers Expected To Leave Wildlife Refuge Shortly

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:25am

The last four anti-government militants at the National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon appear close to surrendering to the FBI. Law enforcement began closing in on them late Wednesday afternoon.

Talking Politics With Late-Night Host Seth Meyers

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:25am

David Greene talks to Seth Meyers, the host of Late Night With Seth Meyers on NBC, about the presidential campaign, politics and the view from the late night stage.

Former 'Time' Journalist Says She Was Targeted By Iranian Intelligence Agents

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:25am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Iranian-American writer Azadeh Moaveni (AH-zuh-day MO-uh-ven-ee) about how Iran's intelligence establishment tries to intimidate journalists and what happened to her in a London cafe.

Pope To Visit Mexico As Priests Find Themselves On Drug War's Front Lines

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:25am

Pope Francis travels to Mexico on Friday, a country where suspected narco-traffickers have murdered nearly a dozen Catholic priests in the last few years.

DOJ Sues Ferguson After City Rejects Police Overhaul Deal

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:25am

The U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, alleging civil rights violations by the city's police and court system. The suit follows a decision by the city council not to accept the proposed consent decree negotiated between city and the federal government to settle complaints that arose following the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Elderly Former Nazi Death Camps Guard To Go On Trial In Germany

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:25am

A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard goes on trial in Germany on Thursday on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder. Reinhold Hanning admits to being a guard at the camp but denies he was involved in mass murder. His case is one of four that German prosecutors are pursuing against former Nazi guards.

Ex-LA County Sheriff Faces Months Behind Bars After Jail Scandal

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:25am

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca (BAH-kuh) has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of lying to federal prosecutors during a sweeping investigation into corruption and abuse inside the county's jails. He faces jail time. Baca's guilty plea follows the convictions of 17 of his former deputies in the investigation.

In South Carolina, Young Black Voters Could Put Holes In Clinton's 'Firewall'

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:24am

Most polls show Hillary Clinton beating Bernie Sanders soundly in the state's upcoming primary, due to overwhelming black support. But many young black voters are turning lukewarm on Clinton.

Should India's Internet Be Free Of Charge, Or Free Of Control?

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:17am

Facebook's free Internet service was banned in India on the basis of net neutrality this week. Internet providers, regulators say, should not be allowed "to shape the users' Internet experience."

Once Pakistan's Pride, Its Embattled National Carrier Fights To Survive

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:10am

Decades ago, Pakistan International Airlines was a trendy airline whose flight attendants wore Pierre Cardin uniforms. These days the national carrier is $3 billion in debt and fighting privatization.

Love Giant Insects? Meet The Tree Lobster, Back From The Brink

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:08am

The 8-inch insect nearly went extinct when hungry rats overran its island. But Melbourne scientists found a few in 2001 and started a thriving colony. Now the San Diego Zoo is hatching them, too.

The Precarious Existence Of Iran's Sunni Muslims

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:00am

Shiite-majority Iran is home to millions of Sunnis, including the Sunni imam who opened his door to NPR's Steve Inskeep in Tehran. "We live together nicely," he insists. But he must speak with care.

Growing Old With Einstein: The Long Wait For Detection Of Gravitational Waves

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 3:29am

After many years, it is expected scientists will say they have finally seen gravitational waves — giving Einstein a boost and opening up whole new view of the universe, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

FBI Arrests Cliven Bundy As Pressure Mounts On 4 Remaining Wildlife Refuge Occupiers

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 2:36am

The FBI said it arrested Bundy in Portland late Wednesday night. Charges will be made public Thursday.

Muslim Community Remembers Chapel Hill Victims

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:45pm

A year after a gunman killed 3 young Muslim-Americans in North Carolina, many in the local Muslim community has responded by being more vocal and visible around issues of faith.

First Listen: Birds Of Chicago, 'Real Midnight'

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:00pm

J.T. Nero and Allison Russell like to describe the music they make as "secular gospel." Their new album together is full of nostalgia, farewells and looming finales.

First Listen: Africaine 808, 'Basar'

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:00pm

The Berlin duo's club music transcends dance-floor stereotypes through extreme juxtapositions, while drawing its power from a TR 808 drum machine and a world of sound.

First Listen: BJ The Chicago Kid, 'In My Mind'

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:00pm

The Windy City soul man has established himself as a supreme collaborator; his Motown debut features guest spots from Kendrick Lamar and Chance The Rapper.

First Listen: Prins Thomas, 'Principe Del Norte'

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:00pm

These nine pieces expand to nearly 100 minutes of "cosmic disco" music, soundtracking a voyage into the deepest spaces of the mind.

First Listen: Wolfmother, 'Victorious'

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:00pm

Just as an arena is built to hold anyone and everyone, Wolfmother's arena-rock is designed to contain everything that inspires it.

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