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Russian Spy Chief Reportedly Met With U.S. Intelligence Officials

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 4:02am

Rachel Martin talks to Peter Harrell of the Center for a New American Security about reports that Russia's foreign spy service chief, despite being on a U.S. sanctions blacklist, traveled to the U.S.

Distressing Details Out Of Pankistan About Child Sex Abuse, Murder

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 4:02am

Over a 2-year period, at least 13 children were raped and killed in Kasur, a small Pakistani town. The latest murder, of a 7-year-old girl, triggered riots and snowballed into a political crisis.

'Friends' Star David Schwimmer Makes Anti-Sexual Harassment PSA

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 4:02am

'Friends' Star David Schwimmer has teamed up with Israeli-American writer/director Sigal Avin to make a series of powerful short films about sexual harassment for a PSA campaign.

Could Harvesting Urine Ease Demand For Phosphorus?

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 4:02am

Phosphorous is essential for life, and it's used in most fertilizers. But it could run out. A group of researchers has recruited citizens of a town in Vermont to test out a solution.

2020 Census Will Ask Whites More About Their Ethnicity

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 4:02am

The Census Bureau says people who mark "white" as their race will be asked to write in their origins in countries such as Germany. Some white people say they're not sure how to answer that question.

The Federal Reserve Is About To Get A New Chief

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution about Janet Yellen's legacy, and challenges facing the incoming Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell.

Morning News Brief

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 4:02am

The FBI has concerns about the possible release of a GOP memo that alleges the bureau abused its surveillance powers. An investigation by the AP details mass graves in Myanmar of Rohingya Muslims.

Kenya Government Standoff With TV Stations Enter Day 3

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 4:02am

Kenya's government turned off the nation's broadcasters so they couldn't cover the opposition's show of inaugurating their candidate, who failed to win the presidency.

Student Journalists Launch Website After They Say School Censored Their Paper

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 4:02am

Two Utah high school journalists take matters into their own hands when their school removed a story from the school paper's website.

Ex-CIA Director Hayden Weighs In On Republican Memo

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 4:02am

Rachel Martin talks to Gen. Michael Hayden, ex-CIA Director, about the clash between the FBI and White House over the release of a secret memo regarding FBI surveillance of a Trump campaign member.

U.S. Renews Temporary Protected Status For Some Syrians

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 4:02am

Syrians who have been allowed to live in the U.S. since 2016 under Temporary Protected Status are permitted now to register for another 18 months because of the continuing war there.

At Annual GOP Retreat, Party Seeks To Sharpen 2018 Focus

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 4:00am

Congressional Republicans are holding their annual policy retreat to debate their 2018 policy agenda and the political stakes for the party this midterm election year.

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From Sandwich Shops To Cotton Mills, Art That Honors The American Worker

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 3:37am

A Subway employee, a cleaning women and a 1908 child laborer are all part of a Portrait Gallery exhibition called "The Sweat Of Their Face."

(Image credit: Shauna Frischkorn/Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery)

Researchers Discover 'Anxiety Cells' In The Brain

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:00am

Scientists who identified specific brain cells in mice that control anxiety say the discovery could provide insights that might eventually help people with panic disorder and social phobia.

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CDC Chief Brenda Fitzgerald Resigns

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 10:04am

Brenda Fitzgerald, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is stepping down. This follows reports that she invested in tobacco company stocks after she began leading the agency.

RNC Chair On State Of The Union

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 6:38am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Ronna Romney McDaniel, chair of the Republican National Committee, about President Trump's State of the Union.

White House's Raj Shah On State Of The Union

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 6:35am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Raj Shah, the principal deputy press secretary in the White House, about President Trump's State of the Union address.

Sen. Cory Booker On Trump's State Of The Union, Russia

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 6:18am

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, a Democrat, speaks with Steve Inskeep following President Trump's State of the Union address.

Trump's State Of The Union: Unifying Or Divisive?

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 6:11am

President Trump's speech focused on immigration, infrastructure and security. While it was hailed by many of his supporters for its tone, critics of the president said much of it was divisive.

Swiss University To Offer Degree In Yodeling

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 4:04am

A Swiss university has announced it will begin teaching the Alpine singing style. The classes will be led by a prize-winning Swiss yodeler and they're offering both bachelors and master's degrees.




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