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Evangelical Leader Remembers Billy Graham's Life And Legacy

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:31am

Billy Graham has died at the age of 99. Russell Moore, head of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, remembers the legendary evangelist.

Florida Legislature's Vote May Be Opening Bid In Gun Law Debate

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:16am

With students who survived a school shooting in the gallery, Florida lawmakers on Tuesday voted down a bill to ban assault-style rifles. GOP Gov. Rick Scott says everything is on the table.

'America's Pastor' Billy Graham Dies At 99

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:40am

One of the most influential religious figures of the 20th century, he radically changed the face of born-again Christianity from fundamentalism to a more embracing evangelicalism.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association)

Russian Doping Scandal is Good News For Marc Roberge's Band

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 5:57am

The band O.A.R is short for Of a Revolution. It also stands for Olympic athletes from Russia which is how Russian athletes are referred to because they can't compete under the Russian flag.

Chinese Food Deliverer Illegally Enters Lincoln Tunnel

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 5:22am

New Yorker Bruce Lee was delivering orders when he said his Waze navigation aid misguided him. He biked into the Lincoln Tunnel but was arrested because bikes are banned from the tunnel.

Analyzing The Strategic Use Of Russian Bots

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:06am

Bret Schafer of the Alliance for Securing Democracy tracks activity of Russia-linked social media bots, trolls and influencers. He talks to Steve Inskeep about the topics those bots focus on.

After Harassment Report, NPR Is Intent On Instilling Trust In Management

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:06am

An outside legal review of NPR's handling of allegations against former top news executive Michael Oreskes found that questions were raised about his behavior even before he was hired.

Apparent New Twist To Syria's Civil War Has Implications For The U.S.

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:06am

It appears the Kurds of northwestern Iraq, who get backing from the U.S., are making a deal with the Syrian regime. They want regime forces to protect them from a Turkish invasion.

Lindsey Vonn Wins Bronze In Downhill At Pyeongchange Winter Olympics

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:06am

The U.S. skiing star won a bronze medal in what was likely the last Olympic downhill of her career. Italy took gold and Norway silver. Vonn, 33, is the oldest female Alpine medalist at an Olympics.

School Safety: Striking A Balance Between Secure But Not A Fortress

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:06am

School shootings have become the new norm. As a result, schools have been upgrading security. School officials, however are recognizing that no place can be 100 percent safe.

2 Sisters In Los Angeles Are DREAMers But Only 1 Is Covered By DACA

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:06am

Siblings and DREAMers Miriam Gonzalez Avila and Abigail Gonzalez are paying attention to the immigration debate. One has DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and the other doesn't.

Florida Students To Meet With State Sen. Rader About Gun Violence

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:06am

Busloads of students from Stoneman Douglas High School are in Florida's capital to meet with legislators about gun issues, including Sen. Kevin Rader, who's district includes Parkland.

50 Years Ago, How A Small Alabama Town Pioneered The First 911 Call

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:06am

In January 1968, the FCC and AT&T announced a plan for an emergency telephone number. But the Alabama Telephone Company decided to get out ahead of the feds and set up its own system.

After Florida Shooting A Renewed Push To Change Gun Laws

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:06am

President Trump said he's signed a memo directing the Justice Department to develop regulations to ban bump stocks, as Florida students press state legislators on passing new gun control measures.

Morning News Brief

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:06am

Florida's House rejected a measure banning assault-style rifles, like the one used in last week's shooting. The president is directing the Justice Department to develop regulations to ban bump stocks.

Lindsey Vonn Wins Bronze In Downhill At Pyeongyang Winter Olympics

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:06am

The U.S. skiing star won a bronze medal in what was likely the last Olympic downhill of her career. Italy took gold and Norway silver. Vonn, 33, is the oldest female Alpine medalist at an Olympics.

Anti-Migrant Slogans Are Overshadowing Italy's Election Race

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:00am

Far-right parties are campaigning for the March 4 elections, and they're not the only ones heightening the rhetoric against foreigners.

(Image credit: Alessandra Tarantino/AP)

Doctors In China Lead Race To Treat Cancer By Editing Genes

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:00am

More than a third of patients with cancer of the esophagus responded to experimental treatment in China with the gene-editing technique CRISPR. Several CRISPR studies are underway there.

(Image credit: Yuhan Xu/NPR)

George Li's 'Sensible Route' To Piano Prominence

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:59am

The young musician, whose career has begun to fully blossom, charts his own course, with successful stops at the Tchaikovsky Competition and Harvard University.

(Image credit: Simon Fowler/Courtesy of the artist)

Mueller Investigation Secures Another Guilty Plea

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:40am

This time, a lawyer who worked with Ukraine lobbyists Paul Manafort and Rick Gates is acknowledging he lied to the FBI. It's part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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