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Turks Fleeing To Greece Find Mostly Warm Welcome, Despite History

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 3:58am

More than a year after a failed military coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, hundreds of Turkish citizens are seeking refuge in Greece — despite long rivalries between the 2 nations.

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Kidnapped, Abandoned Children Turn Up At Mosul Orphanage As ISIS Battle Ends

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 11:01pm

An orphanage in the Iraqi city of Mosul is caring for confused and unidentified children left in the wake of ISIS.

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One Of The Many Unresolved Storylines Of 2017 Is Iran

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 6:27am

Ask the Trump administration, and Iran is a country not to be trusted. But another U.S. president made a nuclear deal with Iran, and some U.S. allies are eager to do business with the country.

Homeowner Questions Exceedingly High Electric Bill

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 5:36am

Mary Horomanski of Erie, Pa., received a bill of more than $284 billion. The Erie Times News reports that's more than the combined national debts of Hungary and South Africa.

Best Friends Are Like Family, They Turn Out To Be Brothers

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 4:55am

Walter MacFarlane and Alan Robinson, who live in Hawaii, have been best friends for 60 years. Thanks to one of those DNA genealogy kits, they found out they have the same mother.

New Breed Of Turtle Is Discovered In Alabama

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 4:05am

Alabama leads the nation in states with the greatest diversity of turtles. Researcher Peter Scott recently discovered another species of the shelled amphibian: the intermediate musk turtle.

In U.N. Art Exhibition, Syrian Artist Unpacks Refugees' Baggage

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 4:05am

An art exhibition at the United Nations uses tiny models of refugees' former homes and the suitcases of refugees to tell their stories.

We Sort Out Political Headlines Using A March Madness Bracket

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 4:05am

If you've paid even the slightest bit of attention to the news, you know the year has been filled with numerous political stories. How would you even go about ranking them? Our political team borrows the bracket idea from college basketball's tournament.

Recently Signed Tax Overhaul Bill Provides Challenges To The IRS

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 4:05am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to tax lawyer Greg Jenner about how the IRS will translate the tax bill into actual rules that individuals and businesses can follow in order to properly file their taxes.

Music Helps Many Puerto Ricans Deal With Hurricane Maria's Aftermath

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 4:05am

Many Puerto Ricans still live without electricity and basic services, three months after Hurricane Maria. For some, music and dancing are an essential escape from their struggles.

The Economic Future, What Does 2018 Hold?

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 4:05am

Noel King talks to David Wessel — director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributor to "The Wall Street Journal" — for a look back at 2017's economy, and what that teaches us about what we can expect economically in 2018.

Why A Creatively Wrapped Gift Could Lead To Disappointment

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 4:05am

Did you invest a lot of energy in your gift wrap this holiday? A study shows that wrapping may raise expectations, and then heighten disappointment.

Morning News Brief: So Many Political Headlines

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 4:05am

The new year is less than a week away, and it seems like a good time to look back over the past political headlines from 2017.

Meet India's Forest Man: You'll Have To Kill Him Before You Kill The Trees

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 4:05am

A humble farmer from a marginalized tribal community takes on a solo mission to reforest an island in the northeastern state of Assam.

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North Korea Designed A Nuke. So Did This Truck Driver

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 4:05am

It took decades, but John Coster-Mullen has pieced together specs for America's first nuclear bombs. Some believe his odyssey says something about North Korea's rapid nuclear progress.

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New Species Of Turtle Is Discovered In Alabama

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 4:05am

Alabama leads the nation in states with the greatest diversity of turtles. Researcher Peter Scott recently discovered another species of the shelled amphibian: the intermediate musk turtle.

A Follow-Up On Op-Ed: 'Facebook Wins, Democracy Loses'

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 4:05am

David Greene talks to Siva Vaidhyanathan, author and UVA Media Studies professor, who revisits his op-ed. He shares his view on how the social media giant will continue to impact politics.

With Women's Rights As A Focus, Attention Turns To Gillibrand

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 4:00am

As the "Me Too" moment hit Congress this year, Kirsten Gillibrand found herself in the center of the headlines. The New York senator is now on most short lists of possible Democratic 2020 contenders.

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Morning Edition Looks Back On Some Of The Best Albums Of 2017

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 4:00am

From Lee Ann Womack to Ron Miles, a look back at some of the most well-regarded albums of 2017.

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Pope Francis Uses Christmas Message To Bring Up World Issues

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 6:26am

Pope Francis appeared on the balcony of St Peter's Basilica to deliver a Christmas message. This pope has traditionally used these messages to focus on conflicts that are afflicting the world.




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