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Russia's Involvement In Syria Is Worsening Migration Crisis, Zannier Says

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 4:05am

Tensions are rising inside the E.U. over issues of migration and Russia. Renee Montagne talks to Lamberto Zannier, secretary general of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

Ravens Tackle Monroe Lobbies The NFL To Approve Medical Marijuana

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 4:05am

Eugene Monroe tells Mary Louise Kelly that the NFL should stop testing players for marijuana. He reasons that players should be allowed to use the drug for medical purposes to treat chronic pain.

Unfished Lighthouse Leaves The Philippines Feeling Vulnerable

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 4:05am

After intelligence reports that China may build an airfield on Scarborough in the South China Sea, U.S. warplanes flew sorties near the disputed shoal — a not so subtle warning.

How Do You Lift A Million Pounds Of Stainless Steel? Very Carefully

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 4:00am

The U. S. is the proud owner of the world's largest deadweight machine, used to calibrate high-tech measurement devices. Repairing it recently was risky, using 50 year-old tools. No toes were smashed.

A Peek Into The CIA Art Gallery Reveals [REDACTED]

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 3:52am

There's a private art gallery at CIA headquarters — who knew? Museum director Toni Hiley says the agency has a young workforce and the collection of art and artifacts helps them learn from the past.

When Her Town Needed Fixing, This Single Mom Stepped Up

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 3:41am

Marie Sayenga saw her local government needed improvement. So, while raising a family on her own, she stepped up and ran for office in the 1950s.

Amid Search For Missing Airliner, EgyptAir Resumes Flights From Paris

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:18am

Mary Louise Kelly talks with Associated Press reporter Raphael Satter, who's at the airport in Paris where Flight 804 took off Wednesday bound for Cairo. It's believed to have crashed into the sea.

EgyptAir Flight 804 Reportedly Swerved And Spun Before Disappearing

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:00am

NPR's Russell Lewis, who covers aviation, and Emily Harris in Cairo have the latest on the airliner that went missing en route from Paris with 66 people aboard.

EgyptAir Flight 804 Was Being Tracked As It Descended And Fell Off Radar

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:27am

Aviation analyst Alex Macheras in London and NPR's Emily Harris in Cairo have the latest on the missing airliner that's presumed to have crashed into the ocean.

Missing EgyptAir Flight 804: Investigations Under Way In Cairo, Paris

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:24am

David Kirkpatrick of the New York Times in Cairo and NPR's Eleanor Beardsley in Paris have the latest on the missing EgyptAir airliner.

Search Is On For Missing EgyptAir Flight 804

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 7:40am

Egyptian officials warn reporters that the plane is "missing" and not to assume anything else. For more of what's going on in the Egyptian capital Cairo, Renee Montagne talks to Emily Harris.

EgyptAir Officials Gather Clues About Planes Disappearance

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 7:17am

Egypt and French officials offer condolences to families. Renee Montagne talks to NPR's Eleanor Beardsley and H.A. Hellyer at the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council.

EgyptAir Flight That Vanished Off Radar Likely Crashed Over Water

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 7:00am

Greece's defense minister says its air traffic controllers tracked the plane as it fell before it disappeared. Mary Louise Kelly talks to NPR's Russell Lewis and aviation analyst Alex Macheras.

Missing EgyptAir Plane Was Damaged And Lost, French President Says

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 6:38am

Francois Hollande said the details available to French authorities confirm that the plane crashed. Mary Louise Kelly talks to NPR's Eleanor Beardsley and Tarek El-Tablawy, who reports for Bloomberg.

Postal Workers In Finland Offer Lawn Mowing Service

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 6:18am

With so many people emailing and texting, mail carriers in Finland found themselves with time on their hands. Their monthly lawn mowing service starts at $75 and goes up if you have a big yard.

Zoo In Taipei Releases Proof-Of-Life Photo Of Panda Rumored To Be Dead

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 6:14am

Chinese newspapers have reported that 11-year-old Tuan Tuan died of distemper. Not so, the Taipei Zoo says — releasing photos of the panda, complete with recent newspapers, as evidence.

Flight From Paris To Cairo Vanished From Radar In Egyptian Airspace

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 4:18am

A flight from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar after arriving into Egyptian airspace. Renee Montagne talks to Todd Curtis, of the website AirSafe, and NPR's Eleanor Beardsley and Russell Lewis.

Airbus A320 Used By EgyptAir Disappears On Flight From Paris To Cairo

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 4:18am

Renee Montagne talks to NPR's Russell Lewis and Eleanor Beardsley — as well as Declan Walsh, who is "The New York Times" bureau chief in Cairo.

Search Mounted For Missing AirEgypt Flight

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 4:18am

Sixty-six people were on the plane when it disappeared during a flight from Paris to Cairo. Renee Montagne talks to NPR's Eleanor Beardsley and Russel Lewis and Alex Macheras, an aviation analyst.

Veterans Choice Program Will Get Better, VA's Shulkin Says

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 4:18am

Renee Montagne talks to David Shulkin, under secretary for Health for the Department of Veterans Affairs, about how the VA plans to fix the Veterans Choice Program.

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