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Artist, Heiress And Designer Gloria Vanderbilt Dies At 95

10 hours 28 min ago

Vanderbilt, the mother of CNN journalist Anderson Cooper, was known for vivid paintings and collages, and for designing glamorous jeans.

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Trump Administration Insists Iran Is Responsible For Tanker Attacks

13 hours 38 min ago

NPR's Noel King talks to retired Gen. Jack Keane, former vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army, about how the Pentagon is responding to last week's oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman.

Replacing Plastic: Can Bacteria Help Us Break The Habit?

13 hours 39 min ago

Entrepreneurs are eager to find substitutes for plastic that naturally degrade. One option is a "natural" plastic made by microbes and then eaten by them. But the process is still in early days.

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World War II Veteran Graduates From High School At Age 94

13 hours 57 min ago

William Wagner couldn't go to his high school graduation ceremony because he went to fight in the war. Over the weekend, his son arranged for him to walk the stage at Tilden High School in Chicago.

Porch Pirate In Texas Ducks Authorities

14 hours 6 min ago

The man is caught on video grabbing a delivery off a porch. What really makes him stand out is the duck. Video shows him picking up the package with his left hand while cradling the duck in his right.

Shoppers Dismayed As Technical Problems Strike Target

15 hours 54 min ago

Technical issues over the weekend left shoppers at Target unable to make purchases. On Saturday, the nationwide checkout system was down, and on Sunday, there was an issue processing credit cards.

U.S. Trade Office To Hold Hearings On Planned Tariffs On China

15 hours 54 min ago

Starting Monday, the U.S. trade office holds 7 days of hearings on President Trump's plan to add new tariffs to imports from China. U.S. businesses will be able to speak out for or against the plan.

U.S. Soccer Team Advances At Women's World Cup In France

15 hours 54 min ago

The U.S. Women's National Team has advanced at the Women's World Cup after defeating Chile 3-0 Sunday. There's still one more game in group play and it's an important one to the U.S.

Phoenix Police Point Guns At Family After Child Allegedly Shoplifts

15 hours 54 min ago

The mayor of Phoenix says police officers who drew their guns on a family were "completely inappropriate." A child in the family is accused of taking a doll that was in a store the family shopped at.

Protests Continue In Hong Kong Over Extradition Bill

15 hours 54 min ago

Protesters marched in Hong Kong Sunday, even after the government suspended an extradition bill. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Anthony Kuhn and pro-democracy legislator Charles Mok.

WHO Declines To Declare Ebola Outbreak A Public Health Emergency

15 hours 54 min ago

NPR's Noel King talks to Deborah Malac, U.S. ambassador to Uganda, about the recent deaths there from Ebola. In neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo, the death toll is higher.

Adolescents' Tech Addiction Is A Growing Problem, Therapists Say

15 hours 54 min ago

A Minnesota clinic says 75 percent of its adolescent clients overuse technology, and wind up receiving addiction treatment for that while dealing with other issues.

After Grid Failure, Millions In 3 Latin American Countries Lack Electricity

15 hours 54 min ago

A massive power grid serves Argentina, Uruguay and parts of Paraguay — tens of millions of people rely on it. On Sunday morning it went dead. By Sunday night most customers had their power back.

Documentary About Charleston Church Shooting Explores Forgiveness

15 hours 54 min ago

On June 17, 2015, a white supremacist walked into a bible study and murdered nine African Americans. The film Emanuel is the story of the victims and survivors of that night.

News Brief: Tankers Attacked, Hong Kong Protests, Power Grid Outage

15 hours 54 min ago

The U.S. blames Iran for the attack on 2 oil tankers in the Gulf Of Oman. Protests in Hong Kong continue over extradition bill. A massive power outage rolled across Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.

A Year After Spinal Surgery, A $94,000 Bill Feels Like A Backbreaker

15 hours 54 min ago

A service called neuromonitoring can cut the risk of nerve damage during delicate surgery. But some patients are receiving large bills they didn't expect.

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'Patron Saints Of Nothing' Is A Book For 'The Hyphenated'

15 hours 54 min ago

Young adult author Randy Ribay says it's tough having "a dual identity" in a world "where people want you to be one thing." His new novel explores the Philippine government's deadly war on drugs.

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Notre Dame Holds 1st Mass Since Fire Devastated The Historic Paris Cathedral

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 3:04pm

A group of around 30 people wearing hardhats gathered for Mass in the cathedral on Saturday, exactly two months after a severe fire. The service was not open to the public.

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Architecture For Landmark Nationwide Opioid Settlement Unveiled

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 10:00am

If finalized, such a deal could funnel tens of billions of dollars to American communities struggling with the addiction crisis, while restoring stability to one of the country's biggest industries.

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Former CENTCOM Chief On Tanker Attacks

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 6:03am

NPR's Rachel Martin discusses the attacks on two oil tankers with the former head of the U.S. Central Command, Adm. William Fallon.

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