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North Korean Diplomat Joins List Of Suspects In Kim Jong Nam's Death

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 6:53am

It's the latest twist in the inquiry into the killing of Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother, who died 10 days ago shortly after being approached by two women at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

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Adolescence Isn't The Only Horror In 'The Mercy Of The Tide'

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 6:00am

Zinemaker and designer Keith Rosson's debut novel is set in a small Oregon town in the 1980s, where the rain pours down, jellyfish rot on the beach — and a strange supernatural force is on the move.

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Egypt's Beloved Koshary Is A Modern Mystery In An Ancient Cuisine

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 6:00am

Widely considered the national dish, no one knows quite where it came from. But you can find this flavorful carb-packed treat anywhere from mama's kitchen to food carts and elaborate eateries.

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In Police Report, Tom Brady Says Missing Jersey Is Worth $500,000

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 5:56am

The quarterback for the New England Patriots says someone stole his jersey after the team's Super Bowl win. Investigators in Houston are working to determine who was in the locker room at the time.

Copyright Kerfuffle Contributes To More Bulgarian Radio Listeners

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 5:37am

The fee Bulgarian National Radio pays to air popular music quadrupled. So it started to play older songs whose copyrights had lapsed. Listenership is up 20 percent.

What Is CPAC? A Room That Didn't Always Love Trump, But Owes Him A Lot

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 5:00am

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference will welcome President Trump at the end of this week, but the conservative gathering has been skeptical of his worthiness in their circle.

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What Students Can Learn By Writing For Wikipedia

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 5:00am

Replacing "alternative facts" with a footnoted, neutral point of view. Some professors say students work harder knowing their research will have a broad audience.

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Threat Of Obamacare Repeal Leaves Community Health Centers In Limbo

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 4:33am

These clinics have long provided health care to low-income patients, and enjoyed expansion under the Affordable Care Act. With repeal looming, the centers' doctors worry about what's next.

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U.S. Rep. O'Rourke To Visit U.S.-Mexico Border

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 4:06am

As President Trump announces new policies aimed at illegal immigrants, Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas, who is making a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Muslim-Led Fundraiser To Help Vandalized Jewish Cemetery Be Repaired

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 4:06am

After an anti-Semitic attack on a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, Muslim activists helped to raise tens of thousands of dollars to help repair the vandalism. Steve Inskeep reports.

NBA Teams Enjoy 1 More Day Off Before All-Star Break Ends

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 4:06am

Over the weekend, the NBA held its all-star game — which is the traditional mid-season break. In reality, the regular season already is two-thirds over. It's now a sprint to the finish.

Muslim Leader In Nigeria To Propose Law Banning Polygamy

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 4:06am

Nigeria's Muslim leader says he is working with Islamic scholars to draft a law banning poor men from engaging in polygamy. He says there is a connection between polygamy, poverty and terrorism.

McMaster As National Security Adviser Is A Good Choice, Exum Says

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to Middle East policy expert Andrew Exum, who says if you want to understand the genius of new national security adviser H.R. McMaster, read his book on the Vietnam War.

Canada Continues To Accept Asylum Seekers From The U.S.

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 4:06am

The Canada Border Services Agency last month saw 452 asylum seekers in Quebec. A lot of those people are crossing into Canada from the United States.

White House Orders The Hiring Of 15,000 New Border Agents

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to James Tomsheck, the former head of internal affairs for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He worries hiring 15,000 new border security agents could lead to corruption and misconduct within CBP.

Mexico Reacts To New U.S. Immigration Rules

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 4:06am

The U.S. government estimates there are about 11 million people in the country illegally, and the Pew Research Center says a little over half of them are from Mexico.

National Security Council Shouldn't Be Politicized, Ret. Adm. Mullen Says

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep discusses what to expect from Donald Trump's defense department with retired U.S. Admiral Mike Mullen, who formerly served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

#AskCokie: Listeners Want To Know About Congressional Oversight

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 4:06am

Columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts discusses the history of congressional oversight — those high-stakes moments where Congress has to investigate the activities of other branches of government.

Study Questions Success Of Gabon's Wildlife Protection Measures

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 4:06am

Despite heralded conservation efforts over the past decade, a new study by a Duke University professor finds that 80 percent of forest elephants have been slaughtered in Gabon. Steve Inskeep reports.

Trump Administration Tightens Enforcement Of Immigration Law

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 4:06am

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Tuesday unveiled new rules aimed at tougher enforcement of immigration laws. It's a major policy shift that puts millions of people in the U.S. illegally at risk of deportation.

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