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Residents Of Oroville Warned About Danger With Dam's Reservoir

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

Damage to the spillway at the giant Oroville Dam in northern California prompted mass evacuations. Officials say the crisis has eased a bit as the water level at the reservoir has dropped.

Michael Flynn Under Fire For Conversations With Russian Ambassador

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Adam Schiff about allegations Trump's National Security Adviser secretly discussed ways to lessen sanctions with Russia's ambassador while Obama was still in office.

Israeli And Palestinian Archaeologists Lay Claim To West Bank Heritage

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

The Israeli army has an archeology unit and it digs up artifacts in the occupied West Bank. It's so controversial that some aspects are not made public by the army.

Paris Unrest Persists After Police Are Accused Of Brutalizing Black Man

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

Protesters took to the streets in a Paris suburb to protest the brutalization of a young black man while in police custody. The protests turned violent with incidents of looting and arson.

Trudeau To Visit Trump; Differing Refugee Policies To Be Discussed

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

President Trump on Monday welcomes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House, where refugee policy and trade are expected to come up. Meanwhile, Trump's travel ban remains on hold.

Adele Upsets Beyoncé At 2017 Grammy Awards

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

As she did in 2012, Adele swept her "general category" nominations. Beyoncé has never won either Record or Album of the Year - Adele is the first to twice sweep the Album, Record and Song of the Year awards.

Despite Pledge Not To, Trump Group Expected To Advance Foreign Deals

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

The Trump organization reportedly is moving ahead with plans for resorts in Scotland and the Dominican Republic. Last month, President Trump's attorney said he would take on "no new deals" overseas.

Fight Against ISIS Over Western Mosul To Begin Soon

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

In Iraq, the eastern side of Mosul was retaken from ISIS last month. The extremists still hold the western side of the city, and Iraq's security forces and their allies have paused before beginning the next stage of the offensive.

Canada's Trudeau To Discuss NAFTA With Trump

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

The Canadian government is nervously waiting to see how President Trump plans to handle the NAFTA agreement. So far, its Mexico in Trump's crosshairs. There's talk Canada should distance itself from Mexico so as not to become "collateral damage."

Canada's Prime Minister Trudeau To Discuss NAFTA With Trump

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

There's concern that Canada may get swept up in any disagreement or trade war between the U.S. and Mexico. Canada's ambassador has said Canada needs to avoid becoming "collateral damage."

(Image credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Communications Strategy Critiqued By Former Obama Official

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

David Greene talks to Anita Dunn, White House communications director during President Obama's first term, about Trump's strategy, and ability to control the messaging on policy agenda.

Germany's Liberal Refugee Policy Is Criticized As A Security Threat

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:10am

Germany will have to forge a relationship with a new U.S. president, while dealing with security concerns around the world. Rachel Martin talks to German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen.

'There Is No Good Card For This': What To Say When 'Condolences' Isn't Enough

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:31am

Have you ever struggled with how to be there for a friend in pain? If so, you're not alone. Illustrator Emily McDowell says her new book is a "guide for how to show up ... after you've sent the card."

(Image credit: Emily McDowell Studio/Courtesy of Harper Collins)

Depression Strikes Today's Teen Girls Especially Hard

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:30am

A study tracking depression rates among U.S. teens from 2005 to 2014 finds an increase — especially among girls. A steady diet of harsh judgements from social media may play a role, researchers say.

(Image credit: Nicole Xu for NPR)

U.S. Army Drone Disappears During A Training Flight Over Arizona

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 5:59am

A hiker in Colorado found the drone stuck in a tree about 600 miles away from where it went missing. Nobody knows how the $1.5 million aircraft got there.

Hospital Windows Provide A Great View To Soccer Stadium's Action

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 5:53am

The view from the hospital in southern Italy is so good that one man faked a life-threatening illness to get himself inside to watch a sold-out game. It didn't work — security kicked him out.

Japan's Shinzo Abe To Meet With Trump In White House

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

Japan's Shinzo Abe will be the second world leader to meet with President Trump at the White House. Former U.S. ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy talks with David Greene about what to expect.

Trump's Possible 'Border Adjustment Tax,' Explained

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

President Trump has made American manufacturing a central concern. Can a complicated approach called a border adjustment tax make it happen? Planet Money looks at how it's supposed to work.

Broadcasting Board of Governors' Chief On The Future Of VOA

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

John Lansing is the CEO of the agency in charge of the government-funded Voice of America news service. He talks with Steve Inskeep about the agency's operations under the new administration.

TripAdvisor Backs Appeals Court Refusal To Reinstate Travel Ban

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

NPR's David Greene talks to TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer about why he signed an amicus brief opposing Trump's executive order on immigration. An appeals court has kept the ban on hold.

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