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Small Town Mayor Wins In 3-Vote Landslide

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

Bruce Lorenz was re-elected as mayor of Ruso, N.D. He got the backing of all three votes cast.

North Korean Defector On Human Rights

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

NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with author Sungju Lee, who defected from North Korea, about the current discussion of human rights in denuclearization talks between Pyongyang and Washington.

News Brief: Report Criticizes Comey, Republicans To Vote On Immigration, Tariffs On China

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

Former FBI Director James Comey has been found insubordinate in his handling of the Clinton email investigation, but not biased. Also, House Republicans plan to vote next week on immigration bills.

In Pixar's First Female-Directed Short, A Dumpling Child Fills An Empty Nest

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

Bao was written and directed by Domee Shi, who started working at Pixar as an intern. It tells the story of a woman who discovers joy — and sorrow — when a steamed bun she makes comes to life.

(Image credit: Disney/Pixar)

At 28 Years Old, 'Learning To Be A Sister'

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 3:52am

After a DNA test revealed that they were half sisters, two women recall meeting each other for the first time. The discovery, for the both of them, fulfilled a missing link.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Alexandra Sanchez)

ICE Drops Deportation Threat Against Chinese Student Joining U.S. Army

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 3:50am

The immigrants were brought into the military — which offers a track to citizenship — because they provide hard-to-find skills and languages. A slow-moving vetting program had put their visas at risk.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Margaret Stock)

N.Y. Attorney General Files Suit Against Trump Foundation

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:57am

Barbara Underwood is suing the Donald J. Trump Foundation and its board of directors. Host David Greene talks with Bobby Allyn of WHYY about the investigation and about Trump's response on Twitter.

Pompeo Talks To North Korea's Neighbors About Trump-Kim Summit

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 9:00am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to South Korea and China. He talked to leaders there about the nuclear threat, trade friction and military exercises and clarified some Trump remarks.

Rep. Francis Rooney On North Korea And Iran Deal

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 5:59am

Republican Rep. Francis Rooney of Florida talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about the idea of the Iran deal as a template for any agreement to denuclearize North Korea.

Sen. Grassley Says Report On Sexual Harassment In Judiciary Simply Kicks The Can

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 5:34am

On Wednesday, the Legislative and Judicial branches of the federal government clashed over who should direct how one body deals with sexual harassment complaints.

(Image credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Pence Speech Riles Some As Southern Baptists' Moderates Gain Strength

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 4:31am

The largest Protestant denomination in the country closed its annual meeting Wednesday with a partisan speech from the vice president. The group's new leader quickly sought to distance it from Pence.

(Image credit: Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty Images)

Finding Foundation: How Bobby McFerrin And His Daughter Make Music A Family Affair

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 4:21am

Bobby McFerrin is best known for his feelgood 1988 hit "Don't Worry, Be Happy." Now, his daughter Madison is a singer-songwriter on the rise.

(Image credit: Craig Lovell/Courtesy of Monterey Jazz Festival)

Concern Is High Over Facebook's Role In Fanning Violence In Myanmar

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 4:16am

U.N. investigators say Facebook has provided a platform for hate speech that may have facilitated genocide in Myanmar. Civil society groups in Myanmar are pressing Facebook to clean up its act.

World Cup Preview

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 4:16am

The World Cup begins on Friday. We have a preview of the month-long tournament, which the United States failed to qualify for.

Fire Dangers Force Homeless Out Of Arizona Forest

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 4:16am

In northern Arizona, national forests are being closed because of extreme fire danger. That's forcing homeless families and individuals out of the forest and into the city for services.

Fighting In Yemen Port City Threatens Aid Shipments

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 4:16am

The fighting in a Yemeni port city is reportedly increasing, threatening aid shipments. David Greene talks with U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Yemen Lise Grande.

Achilles The Cat Predicts Russian Victory

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 4:16am

The supposedly psychic cat Achilles predicted a victory for Russia in its opening match of the World Cup.

In A First, An African-American Woman Will Be San Francisco's Mayor

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 4:16am

The city of San Francisco has a new mayor, London Breed. Breed is the first African-American woman to fill the spot left vacant by the death of Ed Lee.

Scalise Returns To Baseball Field, A Year After Attack

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 4:16am

A year ago Republican Rep. Steve Scalise was gravely wounded by a gunman targeting the GOP's baseball team. He returns to the field this week at the annual game after his dramatic recovery.

Inspector General To Release Report On DOJ Clinton Email Probe

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 4:16am

The Justice Department's internal watchdog releases the findings of its investigation into the department's handling of the investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server.

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