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He Went To Prison For A Murder He Didn't Commit, Then Met The Man Who Put Him There

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 3:57am

Rickey Jackson served nearly four decades of a life sentence. Recently, he sat down with the man whose false testimony led to his wrongful conviction.

U.S. Bakeries Grab A Slice Of A Latin American Tradition: 3 Kings Cake

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 3:55am

In some Latin American countries, Three Kings Day — Jan. 6 — is a bigger deal than Christmas. As the U.S. Latino population grows, so does interest in the holiday's signature cake, rosca de reyes.

(Image credit: Jam Media/CON/LatinContent/Getty Images)

Germany's Export Machine Draws Both Envy And Ire

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 3:46am

Germany runs huge trade surpluses. The U.S. hasn't seen one in decades. President Trump accuses the Germans of cheating, without offering specifics. But a number of factors fuel German export prowess.

(Image credit: John Ydstie/NPR)

North And South Korea Plan First Talks In Two Years

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:01pm

South Korea says they will discuss North Korea's participation in February's Olympics — a sign of easing tensions after the North Korean leader announced he has a nuclear button on his desk.

(Image credit: Handout from South Korean government/Getty Images)

Sessions To Reverse Policy That Opened Door For States To Legalize Marijuana

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:07am

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going to rescind the policy that allowed legal marijuana to blossom in states across the country. AP reporter Sadie Gurman explains the move.

In Election Year, Sen. Gardner Says Senate Is Focused On American People

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 6:35am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, who leads the National Republican Senatorial Committee which is charged with keeping his party in the Senate majority.

Robust Apprenticeship Program Key To Germany's Manufacturing Might

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 6:34am

Every year, about half a million young Germans enter the workforce through apprenticeship training programs. They provide a steady stream of highly qualified industrial workers.

(Image credit: John Ydstie/NPR)

Passenger Takes Emergency Exit After Plane Is Delayed At Airport Arrival

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 4:50am

A plane was delayed after arrival at a Spanish airport, so a frustrated passenger opened the emergency exit and went out onto the plane's wing. He came back in and was later arrested.

The NBA's Dallas Little Cows

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 4:29am

Maverick has two definitions: an independent-minded person, but also an unbranded calf. In China, the NBA's Dallas Mavericks were known as the Little Cows, but changed it to the Lone Ranger Heroes.

Trump Dissolves Controversial Voter Fraud Commission

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:59am

President Trump has dissolved the commission he had set up to investigate claims of voter fraud. Steve Inskeep speaks with Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, one of the former commissioners.

News Brief: Trump Attacks Bannon, Manafort Sues The DOJ, Winter Storm

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:59am

President Trump attacked his former adviser Steve Bannon after Bannon criticized the Trump campaign in a new book. Also, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is suing the Justice Department.

Howard Dean Calls For A New Generation Of Democratic Leaders

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:59am

Howard Dean, former Vermont governor and former Democratic National Committee chair, tells NPR's Rachel Martin about why he's called on older Democrats to retire and make room for younger politicians.

Tensions Escalate Between The U.S. And Pakistan

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:59am

Pakistani relations with the U.S. are at a crisis point. Steve Inskeep talks with Pakistani journalist and Friday Times editor Najam Sethi about where things stand between the countries.

Trump Says Bannon 'Lost His Mind'

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:59am

Steve Bannon reportedly called a Trump campaign meeting with Russians "treasonous." President Trump said that Bannon "lost his mind."

Fred Bass, Owner Of Landmark NYC Bookstore, Dies At 89

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:59am

Fred Bass took over The Strand bookstore in New York City from his father and spent most of his long life working in the store which he built into a literary landmark. He died Wednesday at age 89.

Manafort Sues Justice Department Over Russia Investigation

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:59am

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is suing the Justice Department and Robert Mueller, alleging that Mueller has exceeded his mandate by investigating matters unrelated to the 2016 election.

Digital Spying And Divorce

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:59am

A woman discovers she's being spied on by her former husband using a GPS tracker, and she suspects using spyware as well. We look at how digital spy tools are changing divorce.

'Meditation For Fidgety Skeptics' Offers Practical Advice For Stressed-Out Cynics

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:59am

Trying to reduce anxiety and stress in 2018? If the idea of meditation makes you want to toss your coffee cup across the room, ABC News anchor Dan Harris offers some advice in his new book.

(Image credit: Jamie Jones/Ikon Images/Getty Images)

Scientists Warn 'Bomb Cyclone' Brings Strong Winds, Cold Temperatures

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 3:20pm

This powerful storm was created by a cold jet stream colliding with warm air over the Atlantic. It is similar to Superstorm Sandy but is likely to cause less damage.

(Image credit: Stephen B. Morton/AP)

Outrage As Some Baltimore Students Attend School In Frigid Classrooms

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 1:27pm

The city closed several schools this week because of heat and water problems, but parents and educators say the schools that remained open had major issues.

(Image credit: Patrick Semansky/AP)

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