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Evidence Indicates Cyclists May Age Better Than Those Who Don't Bike

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:00am

There's evidence that if you regularly bike — even just for fun — you may age better than those who don't. A study shows that cyclists bodies may fend off some of the typical age-related decline.

Trump Says China Appreciates U.S. Diplomatic Efforts With North Korea

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:00am

President Trump has tweeted that China has welcomed his diplomatic efforts with North Korea. Rachel Martin talks to Randy Phillips, former chief CIA representative in China.

Politics In The News: Federal Commission On School Safety

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:00am

Noel King talks to Charles Cooke, editor of National Review Online, about the White House creating a federal commission to explore school safety.

Attorney General Sessions Reshapes Who Qualifies For Asylum

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:00am

The administration is taking steps to limit who gets asylum in the U.S. Immigration lawyers warn thousands of people who fled violence and persecution in their home countries could be turned away.

Mattis Aims To Curb Iran's Influence On The Arabian Peninsula

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:00am

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is in Oman to discuss U.S. efforts to block Iranian arms shipments to Houthi rebels in Yemen. U.S. special forces are fighting al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.

Bannon Backs Le Pen With A Shared Anti-Establishment Stance

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:00am

Ousted Trump strategist Steve Bannon was the surprise guest at the French far right's annual congress this year. But Marine Le Pen will need more than a visit from Bannon to boost her popularity.

Months Before Fla. School Shooting, N.M. Deaths Got Little Notice

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:00am

On Dec. 7, 2017, a gunman opened fire in a high school in rural New Mexico killing 2 students and himself. The act got little national attention which didn't go unnoticed in the town of Aztec.

Morning News Brief: School Safety

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:00am

After a 2-week focus on tariffs, the White House will turn its attention back to school safety. Senior White House officials laid out a framework for how a federal commission would address the issue.

In Junot Diaz's 'Islandborn,' A Curious Child Recreates Her Dominican Roots

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:00am

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's new children's book follows Lola, a young Dominican-American who is "haunted by the fact that she was born on an island that she can't remember," Díaz says.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Dial Books for Young Readers)

Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:00am

As early as your mid-40s, especially if you're sedentary, your heart muscle can show signs of aging, losing its youthful elasticity and power. But moderately strenuous exercise can change that.

(Image credit: Maria Fabrizio for NPR)

Talks Between U.S. And North Korean Leaders Would Be Historic

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 6:59am

Rachel Martin talks to Suzanne DiMaggio, senior fellow at the think tank New America, about the diplomatic opening between the U.S. and North Korea. The U.S. has no diplomatic ties with North Korea.

Trump Administration Looks Ahead To Talks With North Korea

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 6:34am

Rachel Martin talks to Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado about his reaction to President Trump agreeing to meet North Korea's leader. The invitation was facilitated by South Korean diplomats.

Canada And Mexico Exempted From Tariffs On Steel, Aluminum Imports

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 6:21am

Rachel Martin talks to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Trump's reasons behind tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. The tariffs have been criticized as too harsh.

Trump Accepts North Korean Leader's Invitation To Meet, Officials Say

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 6:20am

Rachel Martin talks to Abraham Denmark of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He served as deputy assistant secretary of Defense for East Asia in the Obama administration.

Trump And North Korea

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:42am

The White House says President Trump has agreed to meet North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

Mississippi Lawmakers Pass Abortion Restriction Bill

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:05am

Lawmakers in Mississippi have passed a bill that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The owner of the state's only abortion clinic has vowed to sue.

AP Investigation Finds NRA Gives Millions To Schools

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:05am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Collin Binkley of The Associated Press about an AP investigation into millions of dollars the NRA gives to schools.

Toddler Locks iPhone For 47 Years

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:05am

A 2-year-old in China repeatedly entered the wrong passcode into his mother's iPhone while trying to watch videos. Now it's locked for 25 million minutes, or about 47 years.

Brazil Reacts To Trump's Steel Tariffs

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:05am

Brazil is one of the prime suppliers of steel to the United States and would bear the brunt of any tariffs. Brazil's foreign minister said Brazil would consider retaliatory actions.

Trump To Meet Kim

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:05am

The White House says President Trump will meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. The leaders have exchanged harsh words.




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