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China Needs To Step Up On North Korea Crisis, Rep. Meeks Says

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 6:43am

Sanctions have been imposed on North Korea to little affect. Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Rep. Gregory Meeks of New York, who believes the Trump administration and China need to do more.

His Pancakes Look Too Good To Eat

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 6:00am

Nathan Shields doesn't just make regular pancakes. For his kids, he makes flapjacks that really look like Prince or Justin Beiber. He says he uses the pancake art to teach his kids life lessons.

'Wayne's World' Anniversary Brings Out The Headbangers

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 5:27am

In Aurora, Ill., residents celebrated the 25th anniversary of Wayne's World by trying to break the Guinness World Record for headbanging. A thousand people showed up. Party on Aurora.

Looking At U.S.-German Relations Ahead Of G20 Summit

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

Germany's relationship with the U.S. is less friendly under President Trump than it once was. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with German Ambassador Peter Wittig about U.S.-German relations.

Violence On Pace To Reach Record Highs In Mexico

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

At least 26 people died in a shootout between drug traffickers in a Mexican town just south of the U.S. border. It's the latest in a spike of violence in Mexico as authorities go after drug lords.

St. Louis Mayor On Crime And Policing

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson talks with Rachel Martin about how her city loses when cities like Chicago are often singled out as grappling with the most intractable rates of crime and violence.

Pentagon Freezes Immigrant Recruitment Program

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

The Pentagon is considering pulling out of a deal it made with thousands of noncitizen recruits to put them on the fast track to citizenship. It could leave many recruits facing deportation.

Trump Gets Warm Welcome In Poland

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump is visiting Poland on the first leg of his overseas trip.

What China Can Do To Change North Korea

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with David Pressman, who represented the U.S. on the U.N. Security Council, about what the U.S. can do to influence China to put pressure on North Korea.

Police Fatalities On The Rise

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

A New York police officer was killed while parked in the Bronx. Her alleged gunman was later killed by police. More police have been killed on the job this year than at the same time last year.

Iraqi Forces Continue To Battle Remaining ISIS Fighters In Mosul

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

U.S. and Iraqi commanders say the fight to push ISIS out of Mosul, Iraq is nearing its last few hundred yards.

Venezuela's Opposition Plans Referendum

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

Opposition leaders in Venezuela plan to hold an unofficial plebiscite July 16 over President Maduro's designs for a constitutional rewrite.

Former DOJ Lawyer On Prosecuting Corporate Crime Under Trump

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

Hui Chen, a former lawyer in the Justice Department's fraud division, tells Rachel Martin why she resigned from her position last month.

Morning News Brief: Trump In Poland, Final Battles For Mosul, Venezuela Violence

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump is getting a warm welcome in Poland. Also, the last battles of Mosul are down to street fighting, and pro-government groups attacked lawmakers in Venezuela.

Damage From Wayward Weedkiller Keeps Growing

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

As many as 2 million acres of soybeans may have been harmed by a popular weedkiller drifting into neighboring fields. Arkansas' proposed ban on the herbicide, dicamba, is awaiting final approval.

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60 Years Ago, 2 Boys Met And The Beatles Began

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

On the anniversary of John Lennon and Paul McCartney's first meeting, revisit the church garden party that changed the course of popular music forever.

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'Architecture Of An Asylum' Tracks History Of U.S. Treatment Of Mental Illness

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

Founded in 1855, St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., grew from 250 patients to 8,000. A new exhibit at the National Building Museum explores the links between architecture and mental health.

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Physics For Toddlers

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

There's a dearth of books about science and math for young children. As part of our series on kids' media we take a look at some books that introduce rocket science and physics to toddlers and babies.

Physics For Toddlers

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

There's a dearth of books about science and math for young children. As part of our series on kids' media we take a look at some books that introduce rocket science and physics to toddlers and babies.

Thousands Turn Out For March For Justice In Turkey

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 6:50am

People unhappy with the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have hit the road. Some 250 miles of road, from the capital Ankara to Istanbul.

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