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Adele Upsets Beyoncé At 2017 Grammy Awards

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

As she did in 2012, Adele swept her "general category" nominations. Beyoncé has never won either Record or Album of the Year - Adele is the first to twice sweep the Album, Record and Song of the Year awards.

Despite Pledge Not To, Trump Group Expected To Advance Foreign Deals

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

The Trump organization reportedly is moving ahead with plans for resorts in Scotland and the Dominican Republic. Last month, President Trump's attorney said he would take on "no new deals" overseas.

Fight Against ISIS Over Western Mosul To Begin Soon

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

In Iraq, the eastern side of Mosul was retaken from ISIS last month. The extremists still hold the western side of the city, and Iraq's security forces and their allies have paused before beginning the next stage of the offensive.

Canada's Trudeau To Discuss NAFTA With Trump

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

The Canadian government is nervously waiting to see how President Trump plans to handle the NAFTA agreement. So far, its Mexico in Trump's crosshairs. There's talk Canada should distance itself from Mexico so as not to become "collateral damage."

Canada's Prime Minister Trudeau To Discuss NAFTA With Trump

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

There's concern that Canada may get swept up in any disagreement or trade war between the U.S. and Mexico. Canada's ambassador has said Canada needs to avoid becoming "collateral damage."

(Image credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Communications Strategy Critiqued By Former Obama Official

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

David Greene talks to Anita Dunn, White House communications director during President Obama's first term, about Trump's strategy, and ability to control the messaging on policy agenda.

Germany's Liberal Refugee Policy Is Criticized As A Security Threat

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

Germany will have to forge a relationship with a new U.S. president, while dealing with security concerns around the world. Rachel Martin talks to German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen.

'There Is No Good Card For This': What To Say When 'Condolences' Isn't Enough

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:31am

Have you ever struggled with how to be there for a friend in pain? If so, you're not alone. Illustrator Emily McDowell says her new book is a "guide for how to show up ... after you've sent the card."

(Image credit: Emily McDowell Studio/Courtesy of Harper Collins)

Depression Strikes Today's Teen Girls Especially Hard

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:30am

A study tracking depression rates among U.S. teens from 2005 to 2014 finds an increase — especially among girls. A steady diet of harsh judgements from social media may play a role, researchers say.

(Image credit: Nicole Xu for NPR)

U.S. Army Drone Disappears During A Training Flight Over Arizona

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 5:59am

A hiker in Colorado found the drone stuck in a tree about 600 miles away from where it went missing. Nobody knows how the $1.5 million aircraft got there.

Hospital Windows Provide A Great View To Soccer Stadium's Action

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 5:53am

The view from the hospital in southern Italy is so good that one man faked a life-threatening illness to get himself inside to watch a sold-out game. It didn't work — security kicked him out.

Japan's Shinzo Abe To Meet With Trump In White House

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

Japan's Shinzo Abe will be the second world leader to meet with President Trump at the White House. Former U.S. ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy talks with David Greene about what to expect.

Trump's Possible 'Border Adjustment Tax,' Explained

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

President Trump has made American manufacturing a central concern. Can a complicated approach called a border adjustment tax make it happen? Planet Money looks at how it's supposed to work.

Broadcasting Board of Governors' Chief On The Future Of VOA

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

John Lansing is the CEO of the agency in charge of the government-funded Voice of America news service. He talks with Steve Inskeep about the agency's operations under the new administration.

TripAdvisor Backs Appeals Court Refusal To Reinstate Travel Ban

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

NPR's David Greene talks to TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer about why he signed an amicus brief opposing Trump's executive order on immigration. An appeals court has kept the ban on hold.

Brazilian State Suffers Through Days Of Violence During Police Strike

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

Brazilians in a southern state are stockpiling food after a surge of lootings and killings. With the police on strike, army troops are patrolling the streets, and most shops are shut.

Fordham University Report Examines ISIS Prosecutions In The U.S.

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

Karen Greenberg of Fordham University explains a report on ISIS prosecutions in the U.S. In an earlier interview with NPR, a lawmaker misidentified the report's numbers on refugees and attacks.

The Political Battles Ahead Over Remaining Trump Cabinet Picks

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

Republicans have ended some contentious confirmation fights for Trump Cabinet picks, but many positions remain unfilled. Jonah Goldberg of the National Review tells Steve Inskeep about what's next.

U.S. Bases On Japanese Island Of Okinawa Have Long Been Contentious

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with President Trump Friday. Their two countries have a long military alliance. But the presence of U.S. troops on the Japanese island of Okinawa is controversial.

VOA Chief On The Future Of The News Service

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

John Lansing is the CEO of the governing body in charge of the government-funded Voice of America news service. He talks with Steve Inskeep about the agency's operations under the new administration.




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