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News Brief: Sheryl Sandberg Speaks To NPR, China Responds To More Tariff Threats

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 4:06am

NPR spoke with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg about the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Also, China says it will respond to any new tariffs proposed by President Trump.

'You Would Always Have My Back': Brothers With Autism Navigate Life Together

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 4:06am

As kids and now as adults, two brothers lift each other up — and in turn, themselves — as they face everyday challenges of living with autism.

(Image credit: Kevin Oliver/Courtesy of StoryCorps)

Howard University Students Continue Protests

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 4:06am

The president of Howard University in Washington, D.C. faces the results of a no-confidence vote from Howard's faculty. Students there have been protesting for more than a week.

Bobby Hutton: The Killing That Catapulted The Black Panthers To Fame

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 4:06am

An April 6 1968, 17-year-old Bobby Hutton, the very first recruit to Oakland's Black Panther Party, was shot multiple times after he'd surrendered to the police.

Is This What A Trade War Looks Like?

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 4:06am

It started as tariffs on steel and aluminum. Are China and the U.S. now in a trade war? NPR's David Greene puts this question to Glenn Hubbard, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.

Parkland Students Bring Campaign To Town Halls

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 4:06am

As part of their campaign against gun violence, Parkland students brought their Never Again movement to a South Florida community with a history of gun violence.

Hungary's Anti-Migrant Prime Minister Leads Polls Before Elections

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 4:06am

Hungary's right-wing nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban could be heading to a third term after elections on Sunday, unless the fractured opposition can unite against him.

On Broadway, They Wear Pink: 'Mean Girls' Is Now A Musical

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 4:06am

A lot has changed since Mean Girls came out in 2004, but Tina Fey points to one reason the story still holds up: Older women and teens can both see themselves playing out their worst behavior.

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'Concerned' Evangelicals Plan To Meet With Trump As Sex Scandals Swirl

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 4:00am

Trump denies knowledge of a payment to a porn star to cover up a sexual encounter. Evangelical leaders, worried about the midterms, have arranged a meeting with the president at Trump's D.C. hotel.

(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)

South Korea's Ex-President Sentenced To 24 Years For Corruption

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 3:54am

Former President Park Geun-hye was convicted and sentenced Friday in a corruption scandal. Park, who says she's a victim of "political revenge," has one week to appeal.

(Image credit: Ahn Young-joon/AP)

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg On Data Privacy Fail: 'We Were Way Too Idealistic'

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 8:51pm

The chief operating officer tells NPR that she is sorry for not doing more to protect users and that the company is looking into whether user information has been compromised by other firms.

(Image credit: Deanne Fitzmaurice for NPR)

Facebook Says 87 Million Users' Data May Have Been Improperly Accessed

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 6:23am

Rachel Martin talks to David Ingram, tech correspondent for Reuters, about the data grab by Cambridge Analytica that may have been much bigger than first reported.

GOP Iowa Rep. Young Argues Tariffs Will Harm Overall Economy

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 6:23am

David Greene talks Republican Rep. David Young of Iowa, who's a Trump supporter, but disagrees with the president on trade tariffs. Iowa exports $10 billion of goods annually.

Viral Sensation: Yodeling Boy In Walmart

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 5:26am

A video of Mason Ramsey, 10, standing in an Illinois Walmart — in cowboy boots and a bow tie — yodeling Hank Williams has gone viral. The Internet did its thing, and there are now remixes.

Golfer Hurts Ankle Celebrating Hole-In-One At Masters

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 4:52am

Tony Finau started jumping up and down and then his ankle bucked and he collapsed on the green. Finau puts his hands on the protruding ankle and appears to pop it back in place.

Farmers Are In The Crosshairs Of Trade Threats By China

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:58am

A quarter of the hogs raised in the U.S. get sold as pork overseas. But with China's new tariff on imports, farmers are watching to see what happens to one of their biggest markets.

Tiger Woods Is A Favorite To Win This Year's Masters

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:58am

Tiger Woods hasn't won a golf tournament in five years, but he is the talk of the Masters. Max Adler of "Golf Digest" tells David Greene that Wood's life story is almost mythical — for better and for worse.

Brazilian Court Ruling May Hinder Lula's Comeback Attempt

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:58am

Brazil's supreme court ruled ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva may be sent to prison while he appeals his corruption conviction. He leads in opinion polls ahead of October's presidential vote.

El Paso Mayor On National Guard Mexican Border Deployments

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:58am

President Trump is sending the National Guard to the U.S.- Mexico border. David Greene talks to Dee Margo, mayor of El Paso, Texas, who says he's not convinced that his city needs additional forces.

Central Americans' Caravan Appears Stalled In Southern Mexico

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:58am

Hundreds of Central American migrants stuck in southern Mexico say they hope to continue moving northward in the coming days. News of the caravan drew the ire of President Trump.

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