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New Yorker Mistakes Raccoon For Tiger

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:05am

The NYPD received a call about a tiger in Manhattan on Thursday. No tiger was found, but a raccoon was.

News Brief: Comey's Book, Trump Talks TPP Again, Syria And Pompeo

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:05am

James Comey's new book is making waves as it details some of the president's interactions with the former FBI director. Also, President Trump suggested re-entering the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

'He Wasn't Really Afraid Of Anything': Boston Bombing Victim Remembered

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:05am

Five years after two explosions went off at the Boston Marathon, parents remember their son, Officer D.J. Simmonds, whose injuries suffered during a confrontation with the bombers led to his death.

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Hamburg To Ban Diesel Vehicles

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:05am

Hamburg soon will become the first city in Germany to ban most diesel vehicles from driving on several key streets in an effort to cut down on air pollution.

Madeleine Albright On Syria, Pompeo, North Korea

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:05am

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright speaks to NPR's Rachel Martin about Mike Pompeo's hearings, missile strikes in Syria and other top foreign policy issues.

Comey Book Blasts Trump

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:05am

Former FBI Director James Comey has a new book out, in which he calls President Trump "unethical" and "untethered to truth." The White House is trying to discredit him.

U.K. Cabinet Ministers Back Response To Syria Chemical Attack

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:05am

NPR's Noel King speaks to British Member of Parliament Julian Lewis about why he opposed striking Syria in 2013 and what he believes the best course of action in Syria is today.

Facebook Users React To Privacy Breaches

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:05am

In the same week that Mark Zuckerberg testified about the extent of users' privacy violations, Facebook has also been alerting some 87 million users that their data may have been scooped up.

Trump Suggests Rejoining TPP

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:05am

President Trump floated the idea of re-entering the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Leaving the trade partnership was one of his campaign promises.

Mick Mulvaney Faces Lawmakers

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:05am

President Trump's pick to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Mick Mulvaney faced lawmakers on Capitol Hill for the first time. His main antagonist was Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Look To California For The Future Of Politics, Demographer Says

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:05am

Ruy Teixeira, a demographer with the progressive Center for American Progress, tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that politics in the U.S. may be headed the way of California.

The Ripple Effects Of Ryan's Retirement

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 6:00am

David Greene talks with Jesse Hunt of the National Republican Congressional Committee about House Speaker Paul Ryan's decision not to seek re-election and its ripple effects on midterm elections.

Sen. Ben Cardin On Potential Strikes On Syria And Pompeo

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 5:54am

Congress has been largely absent from the conversation about whether or not to bomb Syria. NPR's Noel King talks with Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland about Syria and Mike Pompeo.

Xi Pledges To Crack Down On IP Theft

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 4:19am

For years, companies have complained about having trade secrets stolen when they do business in China. This week China's President Xi Jinping pledged to crack down on abuses.

How Shohei Ohtani Is Changing Baseball

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 4:19am

Steve Inskeep talks to ESPN baseball analyst Jessica Mendoza about the Los Angeles Angels' pitching-slugging phenom Shohei Ohtani.

Russia's Military Capabilities

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 4:19am

David Greene talks with Pavel Felgenhauer, a Russian military analyst who's written extensively about the country's military policies, about Russia's ability to respond to a U.S. attack in Syria.

Even Trade: Car For Candy

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 4:19am

The company that makes NECCO wafers may be closing. One 23-year-old candy fan offered her car for the company's stock of the candy.

Voices From Syria

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 4:19am

Residents of Douma in Syria are evacuating this week after a reported chemical attack. Mahmoud Bwedany was in Douma when Syrian government forces began their assault. Mouaid El Deen left earlier.

Regulating Facebook

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 4:19am

NPR's Noel King talks with The Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip about why some consider Facebook a monopoly and how it could be regulated as one.

Paul Ryan Says He Will Not Run For Re-Election

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 4:19am

We look at the implications after House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that he will not seek re-election after three years as the speaker.

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