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Judge Overturns California Assisted Suicide Law

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 4:07am

A judge in California has overturned that state's physician-assisted suicide law. The state attorney general now has five days to appeal the ruling to keep the law in place.

Democrat Chrissy Houlahan On Pennsylvania's 6th

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 4:07am

NPR's David Greene talks to Chrissy Houlahan, winner of the (unopposed) Democratic primary in Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District, about how she plans to flip the seat in the midterm elections.

Prominent Mexican Journalist Joins A Long List Of Those Killed

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 4:07am

A radio news host has been killed in southern Mexico, bringing to at least 32 the number of journalists killed since 2012. Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists.

Senate Votes On Net Neutrality

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 4:07am

Democrats in the Senate are staging an insurgent vote to stop the repeal of net neutrality from going into effect in June. The measure faces long odds in the House.

Las Vegas Not Worried About Spread Of Sports Gambling

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 4:07am

The Supreme Court decision allowing states to develop sports betting means gamblers may not have to travel to Vegas anymore to bet on football and baseball.

Foreign Policy Hot Spots: North Korea And Gaza

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 4:07am

NPR's David Greene speaks with Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, about the latest developments over a proposed North Korea summit and the violence in Gaza.

Primaries Set The Stage For November

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 4:07am

We have the latest results from Tuesday's primaries, which picked midterm candidates in several key congressional races.

Volcano Continues To Threaten Hawaii's Safety And Tourism

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 4:07am

The volcano on Hawaii's Big Island continues to threaten residents and to keep tourists away, even though the damage is isolated to a small area on the island's east side.

North Korea Threatens To Cancel Kim-Trump Meeting

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 4:07am

North Korea threatened to call off a summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un over objections to U.S.-South Korean military exercises.

Police Called For Man's Argument With Parrot

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 4:07am

A neighbor in Germany called police about a domestic dispute after hearing loud shouting next door. It was a man arguing with a parrot. No word on who won the argument.

Companies Face Tough Choice After Trump Pulls Iran Deal

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 4:07am

President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement puts the U.S. at odds with some of its closest allies. Companies rushed to do business in Iran when the agreement took effect.

The U.S. And The U.K. Royals

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 4:07am

Commentator Cokie Roberts answers listener questions and tells NPR's Rachel Martin about the history of relations between the U.S. and the British royal family.

News Brief: North Korea Summit In Doubt, Primary Results, Net Neutrality

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 4:07am

North Korea has threatened to cancel a planned summit with President Trump and Kim Jong Un. Also, we look at what Tuesday's congressional primaries mean for elections in November.

Tom Wolfe, Author Of 'Bonfire Of The Vanities,' Dies

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:56am

Best-selling author Tom Wolfe, one of the pioneers of what came to be called "the new journalism," died at a hospital in New York.

Hospitals Are Overcrowded With Injuries From Latest Gaza Protests

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 6:41am

Israeli army forces killed more than 50 protesters in Gaza Monday. Steve Inskeep talks to Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, the international spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces or IDF.

High Court Strikes Down Law That Made Sports Gambling Illegal

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 6:18am

The Supreme Court has ruled that a 25-year-old law that had barred most states from legalizing sports betting is unconstitutional — opening the door to legalized sports gambling across the country.

It's A Day Of Grieving And More Protests In Gaza

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 6:17am

The Palestinian zone erupted in protest Monday. People approached the border fences, and Israel's army killed more than 50. Gaza health officials say more than 1,3000 people suffered gunshot wounds.

Notting Hill Festival Promised All-You-Can-Eat Pizza

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 5:19am

The festival in London kept running out of pizza. That wasn't the biggest problem: One customer told the BBC the slices looked like something that passed through a cat's digestive system.

American Airlines Gets Stricter About Emotional Support Animals

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 5:04am

Passengers traveling with support animals will have to fill out paperwork 48 hours in advance, and the airline will double check doctors notes. And some animals are now totally banned.

MacFarland Comments On Iraq's Parliamentary Elections

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 4:06am

Rachel Martin talks to retired Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland about the re-emergence of anti-American political figure Moqtada al-Sadr. MacFarland led U.S. forces against ISIS in Iraq from 2015-2016.

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