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1 Family Finds A Way To Wean Themselves From Electronic Devices

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 4:12am

If you've got teens at home, getting them off phones and other devices can be a battle. Social media is woven into their evening routine. Too much time on screens can amp up anxiety and depression.

Morning News Brief

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 4:12am

The Senate on Monday takes the unusual step of starting an open-ended debate on immigration overhaul. The federal agency that's meant to make sure consumers get a fair deal with financial institutions — the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — is about to announce some radical changes.

Trump Administration To Defang Consumer Protection Watchdog

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 4:11am

The new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is making the agency less aggressive in its mission. An internal memo obtained by NPR says the CFPB will unveil a strategic plan to that end.

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At 80, Judy Blume Reflects On Feminism, #MeToo And Letting Margaret Grow Up

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 4:06am

Judy Blume's best-selling books have shaped the way we talk about puberty, periods and female sexual experiences. Those story lines take on renewed relevance amid the #MeToo movement.

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Poem For Your Thoughts: Your Memories Of Love, Captured In Poetry

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 4:04am

You shared stories of being smitten, stories of betrayal and even a love letter to a dog. Here, author Kwame Alexander selects poems that get to the heart of those experiences.

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Smartphone Detox: How To Power Down In A Wired World

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 4:03am

In an era when many kids get a first smartphone at age 10, psychologists say the devices have turned us into Pavlov's dogs — drooling for the next notification, buzz or text. Ready to dial back?

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View From The Ground In Syria

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 6:21am

American troops came under artillery fire in Syria this week. We have the latest on the fighting there and the U.S. involvement in the Syrian civil war.

Small-Government Conservatives Unhappy With Budget Deal

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 6:18am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Akash Chougule of Americans for Prosperity about the budget deal that's drawn the ire of fiscal conservatives.

A Mystery Portrait In Massachusetts

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 5:18am

A portrait of a justice hangs in the Massachusetts Supreme Court, but nobody knows who the person in the portrait is. The current chief justice is asking the public's help to identify the person.

The Ski Jumpers Of A Small Illinois Town

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 3:52am

At least half of the U.S. men's ski jump team in the 2018 Winter Olympics may come from a flat, unlikely place: suburban Chicago.

Overseas Markets Decline

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 3:52am

Markets across Europe and Asia have been following Wall Street with major losses this week. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with journalist Liam Halligan.

Stock Market Continues Swing Downward

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 3:52am

Stocks were down sharply on Thursday in a selloff that took the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 1,000 points.

Florida Child Gets Stuck In Toy Claw Machine

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 3:52am

A kid in Florida really wanted a stuffed animal from inside a claw machine — so much that he got inside, and got stuck. A firefighter rescued him quickly.

News Brief: Government Funding Lapses, Market Volatility, Syria

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 3:52am

The federal government's funding lapsed after Sen. Rand Paul stalled a vote. Also, a look at recent swings in the stock market and how the fight against ISIS in Syria is getting more complicated.

Two Vets Celebrate Love: 'If You Came To See The Bride, You're Out Of Luck'

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 3:52am

When Jerry Nadeau, 72, a Vietnam vet, met his husband, John Banvard, 100, a World War II vet, neither had been openly gay. Together now for almost 25 years, each says he feels completed by the other.

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China's Spies

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 3:52am

The case of a former CIA operative charged with retaining classified material casts light on China's robust spying in the United States.

White House Under Fire Over Rob Porter

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 3:52am

The White House faces questions about its handling of domestic abuse allegations against top aide Rob Porter. He has resigned, but the White House initially defended him, prompting an uproar.

Budget Negotiations Latest

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 3:52am

We have the latest on federal budget negotiations after Sen. Rand Paul delayed a vote past midnight, triggering another government funding lapse.

How 'Homeland' Relates To Real Life

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 3:52am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Alex Gansa, creator and executive director of the series Homeland, about the show's new season and how it has evolved to reflect the geopolitical landscape.

Olympics Begin With Opening Ceremony

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 3:52am

The 2018 Winter Olympics are beginning in Pyeongchang, South Korea with an extravagant opening ceremony, which features the lighting of the Olympic flame and a showcase of South Korean culture.

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