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British Baby On Life Support Sparks International Debate

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:51am

A terminally ill baby in London has captured the attention of the Vatican, U.S. lawmakers, even President Trump. Mary Dejevsky of the Independent explains how courts will decide the fate of Charlie Gard.

Venezuelan President Announces Plan To Rewrite Its Constitution

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:51am

After more than 100 days of often-violent street protests, there's little sign of peace returning to Venezuela, as President Nicolas Maduro prepares a plan that critics call a power grab.

Just How Closely Linked Is The 'Kremlin-Linked' Lawyer?

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:51am

Donald Trump Jr. met in 2016 with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a lawyer described as close to the Kremlin. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly asks Atlantic writer Julia Ioffe exactly what that means.

Author: Governments Seek To Dominate The 'Wild West' Of Cyberspace

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:51am

In The Darkening Web, Alexander Klimburg warns that the threat of an international cyber war is as real as nuclear exchange during the Cold War — only "many orders of magnitude greater."

With Caviar, Clay, and Turkey Feathers, Saving Lake Sturgeon From Extinction

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:51am

Lake Sturgeon have been around since the dinosaurs, and they can live as long as humans, or longer. Overfishing and pollution has decimated populations, but biologists are learning to help them breed.

From Tampa To St. Louis, Cities Grapple With Confederate Symbols

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 5:36am

Two years ago, a Confederate flag came down at the South Carolina statehouse weeks after the murders of nine people at a historically black church. Such symbols continue to generate controversy.

Oklahoma's Republican Senator On Russian Meddling In U.S. Elections

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 5:36am

In light of Friday's meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Oklahoma Senator James Lankford on the state of US-Russia diplomacy.

Octavia Butler: Writing Herself Into The Story

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 5:25am

An exhibit at the Huntington Library shows visitors how famed science fiction writer Octavia Butler created a career for herself in a genre that had few women and even fewer African Americans.

(Image credit: (c) Patti Perret/The Hutington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens)

Pain Before Pleasure Makes The Pleasure Even Better, Study Finds

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 4:08am

A study from the University of Kentucky shows that doing something virtuous can make indulging later even more pleasurable.

Nigerians Prefer Their Grasshoppers Dipped In Chili Powder

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 4:08am

Grasshoppers — love them, hate them — or, as they do in northeastern Nigeria, eat them deep fried and spiced with pepper sauce.

Iraq's Prime Minister Celebrates Win Over Isis In Mosul

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 4:08am

Haider al-Abadi says ISIS has been driven from its Mosul stronghold, but the prime minister must now knit together a country riven by sectarian tensions and foreign sponsors.

So What Does A Deep-Fried Grasshopper Taste Like?

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 4:08am

As it turns out, not too bad. That's what our correspondent found in northeastern Nigeria. Maybe the secret is the hot pepper sauce!

(Image credit: Jide Adeniyi-Jones for NPR)

As Drought Parches Italy, Rome Turns Off Historic Drinking Fountains

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 4:08am

Rome is home to more public drinking fountains — nearly 3,000 — than any other city in the world. But the city is turning off the taps as Italy faces a severe drought.

After 13 Years Of Daily Alarms, Owners Remove Clock From Air Vent

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 4:08am

The small digital clock got stuck in a wall during repair work more than a decade ago. It rang at 7:50 every evening ever since — untill the owners had it removed.

As Draught Parches Italy, Rome Turns Off Historic Drinking Fountains

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 4:08am

Rome is home to more public drinking fountains — nearly 3,000 — than any other city in the world. But the city is turning off the taps as Italy faces a severe drought.

Former NSA Inspector General On Talks Of U.S.-Russian Cybersecurity Unit

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 4:08am

Joel Brenner, now an MIT senior researcher, says President Trump's statement that he might partner with Putin on cyber issues is a reversal of decades of well-founded American suspicion of Russia.

British Employers Begin To See A Pre-Brexit Exit Of Foreign Workers

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 4:08am

The United Kingdom won't actually leave the European Union until 2019, but there are already signs British employers could lose crucial foreign workers, from university professors to apple pickers.

Trump Jr. Met WIth Russian Lawyer With Promise Of Damaging Clinton Information

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 4:08am

President Trump's eldest son admitted to meeting a Kremlin-linked lawyer after being offered information that could have been "helpful" to his father's campaign.

Federal Court Considers Changing Texas Political Boundaries

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 4:08am

A three-judge panel begins a weeklong trial Monday over whether Texas's political maps discriminate against minorities. If so, the state could be forced to redistrict before the 2018 election.

'True Blood' Actor Nelsan Ellis Dies At 39

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 4:08am

Ellis played Lafayette Reynolds on HBO's vampire soap opera from 2008 to 2014.




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