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Design Thinking Could Help Those Who Want To Get Unstuck

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 4:04am

Psychologists and self help gurus have advice for people who feel stuck. If you're looking for new ways to reboot your life as you enter the new year, you could also turn to the tech world.

Muslims Won't Be A Passing Victim In Trump's Administration, Nashashibi Says

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 4:04am

Last year saw a rise in anti-Muslim rhetoric in America. Rachel Martin talks to Rami Nashashibi, executive director of the Inner City Muslim Action Network, a non-profit organization in Chicago.

Austin Tice, Jounalist Held In Syria, Is Alive, White House Tells His Parents

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 4:04am

Debra and Marc Tice, parents of journalist Austin Tice who was taken captive in Syria in 2012, recently heard from the Obama administration that officials have "high confidence" their son is alive.

Suspect At Large In Turkish Nightclub Attack; ISIS Claims Responsibility

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 4:04am

Istanbul is recovering from another attack on its citizens. At least 39 people were killed in an armed attack in the early hours of New Year's Day. A manhunt is on to find the main suspect.

Obamacare Is First Item On Congress' Chopping Block

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 4:02am

Republicans in Congress have vowed to repeal the health care law as soon as they get back to work. But they don't have a replacement ready, and insurers fear that could cause the market to collapse.

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China Says It Will Shut Down Its Ivory Trade in 2017

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 3:59am

After years of negotiation with wildlife conservation groups, China's government has now set a timetable to end its legal ivory trade--March 2017.

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Title IX Protects Identities But Can Complicate Justice

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 3:58am

A court case involving the University of Kentucky and its independent student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, highlights how confidentiality can sometimes get in the way of justice.

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With New Law, Illinois Stylists Join The Fight Against Domestic Violence

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 1:30pm

The state law requires salon professionals to get abuse-prevention training during their licensing process. Lawmakers and stylists hope to use a unique relationship with clients to prevent abuse.

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Former Ambassador Explains What's Next For U.S. And Russia After Sanctions

Sat, 12/31/2016 - 9:36am

Forrmer U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, a professor at Stanford, joins NPR's Rachel Martin to discuss Russian President Vladimir Putin's response to the sanctions from the U.S.

Robert Hulseman Dies At 84, Created Red Solo Cup

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 5:33am

In the 1970's, Hulseman invented the cup for families to use at picnics. Use of the ubiquitous cup took off and it was embraced by all beverage drinkers — especially at tailgates and keg parties.

'Flockstars' Are Available To Play Weddings Other Gatherings

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 5:21am

A Maryland chicken gave his fowl musical instruments. A video on YouTube shows three chickens pecking away at a xylophone, keyboard and some drums. The newly minted band is called the Flockstars.

It's A Crucial Weekend For College And Pro Football

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 4:02am

The college football playoff begins with two games on Saturday. And on Sunday, the NFL's final regular season games will be played to determine playoff match-ups.

With 2016 About To End, Brazilians Look Forward To A Better Year

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 4:02am

Brazil ends 2016 reeling from a massive corruption scandal and the impeachment of its president. We consider the shaky footing on which the interim president seeks to lead the country into 2017.

Carrie Fisher Inspires Others To Speak Openly Of Bipolar Disorder

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 4:02am

In honor of Carrie Fisher, Ana Marie Cox, a culture critic and journalist, talks to Rachel Martin about "coming out" as bipolar. Until now, she had never disclosed her mental illness publicly.

How Will The Universe End?

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 4:02am

We've come to the end of our series contemplating the universe. Scientists think the end of the universe will look kind of cold and grim, unless they are all wrong — which is totally possible.

Kremlin Vows To Retaliate For U.S.-Imposed Sanctions

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 4:02am

Russia promises to eject U.S. diplomats after the U.S. expelled Russians. David Greene and Rachel Martin talk to NPR's Lucian Kim and Andrew Weiss of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Philadelphia's Mummers Parade Will Now Be Culturally Appropriate

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 4:02am

Participants' routines touch on topics of the day, with satire often veering into offensive. Parade leaders initiated sensitivity training — bringing in leaders from immigrant and LGBT communities.

Russian Hacking Allegations Will Follow Trump Into The White House

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 4:02am

President-elect Trump urged the country to "move on" after the Obama administration retaliated against Russia for hacking during the campaign. He'll meet with top intelligence officials next week.

Ring In The New Year With Listeners' Good Luck Rituals

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 4:02am

When midnight strikes on New Year's Eve, it's natural to see people cheer with a champagne toast. Others follow tradition to bring in a more prosperous and lucky new year.

Examining What The U.S. Relationship With China Will Look Like In 2017

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 4:02am

David Greene talks to Robert Daly, head of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the non-partisan Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., about U.S. relations with Asia.

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