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Beyoncé And Jay-Z Surprise Album: 'Everything Is Love'

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 3:59am

The surprise LP, Everything Is Love, premiered Saturday afternoon exclusively on Tidal, the digital streaming platform owned in part by Jay-Z.

Ex-Bush Official Weighs In On U.S. Relations With North Korea, China

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 3:59am

Rachel Martin talks to Victor Cha, who served in the George W. Bush administration, about the U.S.-North Korea summit, and why U.S. trade tensions with China could complicate North Korea diplomacy.

How Trump's 'America First' Policy Could Interfere With Truman Doctrine

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 3:59am

President Trump is calling into question the value of the so-called Washington consensus, the network of international agreements established by the United States following World War II.

Tent Encampment In Texas Holds Detained Immigrant Children

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 3:59am

The federal government is holding detained migrant boys in a desert tent encampment. Some were detained after arriving alone at the border, while others were separated from their families.

Morning News Brief

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 3:59am

Opposition to the Trump administration's policy of separating families at the southern border grows. There was a protest Sunday at a facility near El Paso, Texas, where some migrant boys are held.

Political Fight Centers On Whether German Borders Should Be Closed

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 3:59am

Germany's government is in danger of being brought down over immigration — the same issue that almost cost Angela Merkel the chancellorship during last fall's elections.

Results Of At-Home Genetic Tests For Health Can Be Hard To Interpret

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 3:58am

As home genetic testing continues to boom, more people are getting their DNA tested for health reasons. The tests may signal future disease, but there are many limitations that might falsely reassure.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Rita Steyn)

serpentwithfeet Crafts His Own Language For Queer Life

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 3:56am

Growing up, Josiah Wise says, he was closeted because he didn't have the language to express himself. His new album is intended to put words to his identity that go beyond sex and attraction.

(Image credit: Ash Kingston/Courtesy of the artist)

Judge Orders Paul Manafort To Jail

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:04am

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort will be jailed until his trial. Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Justice Department reporter Ryan Lucas about the case.

Unpacking The President's Impromptu Press Appearance

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 9:29am

Host Steve Inskeep is joined by NPR White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe and national security editor Phil Ewing to talk about Trump's wide-ranging press appearance on Friday on the White House lawn.

Trump Talks About Inspector General's Report, Tariffs

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 8:26am

The president spoke to Fox News today, addressing a new inspector general's report and tariffs against Chinese-made products. Rachel Martin discusses with NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley.

Doctors Warn About Health Dangers Of Child Separations

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 6:29am

Hundreds of the migrant children being separated from their parents at the U.S. border are under the age of 12. Advocates say the shelters housing the children may not be equipped to care for them.

Comey And Allies Respond To Inspector General Report

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 6:09am

Benjamin Wittes, editor-in-chief of the Lawfare website and friend of former FBI Director James Comey, discusses the inspector general report with Rachel Martin.

What To Expect In The Midterms

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 4:02am

More than half the states have now held primaries in the 2018 midterm election cycle, providing an opportunity to look at where the two parties are headed.

Legal Defense Funds For Trump Allies Multiply

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 4:02am

At least eight funds now exist to help Trump administration aides and allies pay legal bills. But there are few rules to promote transparency or avoid conflicts of interest.

White House To Announce China Tariffs

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 4:02am

The White House is expected to announce tariffs on Chinese goods. NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with former Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez about the move.

Business Idea: Food Delivery Driver/Exterminator

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 4:02am

A British woman with a fear of spiders ordered food with the hope that the delivery driver would kill the spider. He did.

Opposition Mounts Challenge To Erdogan In Turkey

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 4:02am

Turkey's president called elections to try to solidify his power — and he does dominate the campaign — but others are mounting a significant challenge.

Republicans To Vote On Immigration

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 4:02am

House Speaker Paul Ryan is calling for a legislative fix to the policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border.

A Texas Prosecutor On Immigrant Family Separations

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep talks with Ryan Patrick, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, who says his office is enforcing the attorney general's "zero tolerance" policy for illegal border crossings.

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