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In Rio, The Samba Parade Goes On Despite A Wardrobe Malfunction

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:09am

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro donned an elaborate, colorful costume and sambaed her way through Rio's Carnival parade competition — and recovered fast after forgetting to tie a crucial double knot.

TV Review: Samantha Bee's 'Full Frontal' Debuts On TBS

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:09am

The Former Daily Show correspondent kicked off her own show — Full Frontal With Samantha Bee — on TBS Monday night — making her the only woman with a news satire show on U.S. television.

With Russia Help, Syrian Government Forces About To Take Control Of Aleppo

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:09am

Syrians are fleeing Aleppo under an intensifying Russian assault, and the city looks more likely to fall than ever. Renee Montagne talks to Alexei Borodavkin, Russia's Ambassador to the U.N., who defends the Russian offensive in Aleppo.

How Did Our Reporter Do In Rio's Sambadrome?

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:09am

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro donned an elaborate, colorful costume and sambaed her way through the Carnival parade competition. The question for us: did her team win or lose and could she keep up?

9th Annual Crunchies Honors Silicon Valley Movers And Shakers

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:09am

The San Francisco War Memorial Opera House was bursting with tech founders and investors Monday night for the 9th Annual Crunchies Awards. Among those honored, the best venture capitalist of the year, the best CEO and best startup funder.

Farm Contractors Balk At Affordable Care Requirements

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:09am

Many in the agriculture industry in California are worried about an Obamacare requirement that employers offer workers health insurance in companies of 50 or more people.

Voting Is Underway In New Hampshire. Will There Be Any Surprises?

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:09am

Hillary Clinton was supposed to win New Hampshire's primary in a walk. And not many people were taking Donald Trump's candidacy very seriously. New Hampshire has always been about electoral surprises.

Hearing For Adnan Syed Of 'Serial' Fame Is Set To Wrap Up

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:09am

Both sides have rested in the hearing on whether Adnan Syed's murder conviction will be revisited. Syed is serving a life sentence for the 1999 strangulation of his ex-girlfriend.

Political Reporters Wrestle With How To Depict What's Driving Voters

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:09am

The idea that voter anger is fueling the fortunes of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders has consumed much coverage from major media outlets. Political reporters in New Hampshire grapple with how best to reflect this voter sentiment.

Christie, Bush And Kasich Fight To Stay Alive After New Hampshire Primary

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:09am

Governors, current and former, running for president are struggling to break through in the GOP contest. Chris Christie, Jeb Bush and John Kasich are each hoping to exceed expectations.

'An Average Guy' Excels At Teaching Students AP Calculus

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:09am

David Greene talks to advanced placement calculus teacher Anthony Yom about his classroom magic, and how he's gotten every one of his students for the past five years to pass the exam.

Donald Trump Uses Choice Language To Insult Ted Cruz

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:09am

The top two finishers in the Republican caucuses in Iowa — Ted Cruz and Donald Trump — made their closing pitches in New Hampshire, but to a very different electorate.

Sanders Resonates With N.H. Voters. Is It Because He's From Vermont?

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:09am

As voters head to the polls in New Hampshire, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is the favorite and Hillary Clinton is the underdog. It's a far different standing than they had just months ago.

Allies Discuss How To Respond To North Korea's Rocket Launch

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:09am

Senior U.S., Japanese and South Korean defense officials met by teleconference on Tuesday to discuss the ramifications of North Korea's suspected missile test disguised as a satellite launch.

Old Mouse Trap Still Works Just Fine

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:33am

The Museum of English Rural Life in Britain has artifacts on display including a 155-year-old mouse trap. There was no bait, but a mouse wandered in, got stuck and died.

Discarded Girl Scout Cookie Box Helps Police Find Their Man

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:26am

A motorcyclist took authorities in California on a high-speed chase. Along the way, he tossed a box of Girl Scout cookies. The note inside and eye witnesses helped authorities find the suspect.

The Best And The Worst Of Super Bowl Ads

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:28am

There was little excitement in this year's crop of Super Bowl ads. Many of the best had already been seen on social media; the others were underwhelming.

Politics In The News: New Hampshire Primary

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:13am

New Hampshire voters go to the polls for the first-in-the-nation primary on Tuesday. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders both hold substantial leads in their parties' polling. But New Hampshire is notorious for surprises. On the Republican side, the positioning of second and third-place candidates could be significant as well.

Foreign Investors Look To Gain A Foothold In Myanmar

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:13am

Myanmar, which used to be run by a military dictatorship, is a hot market for foreign investors. A division of a U.S. company is facing hurdles as it tries to set up a plant in Myanmar.

Christie Calls Rubio Out On His 'Scripted' Campaign Rhetoric

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:13am

Marco Rubio came under heavy assault — especially by N.J. Gov. Chris Chrstie — at a weekend GOP presidential debate. Rubio kept repeating a single sentence almost verbatim.




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