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James Franco And Seth Rogen Remake A Cinematic Disaster

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 4:05am

In 2003, a film called The Room was released in Los Angeles. It became a cult hit. James Franco and Seth Rogen have made their own movie based on The Room — it's called The Disaster Artist.

Animal Carcasses In Israel May Reveal Climate Change Clues

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 4:05am

Researchers in Israel are collecting dead animals to stock a collection showing how climate change affects different species. Some will be stuffed and kept in a museum that resembles Noah's Ark.

In Myanmar, Will The Pope Mention Violence Against Royingya Muslims?

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 4:05am

Pope Francis is meeting with Myanmar's leaders at a time when they're facing international condemnation over what the State Department calls ethnic cleansing of the country's minority Rohingya.

Jihadi Rehab May Be An Alternative To Prison For Young ISIS Recruits

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 4:05am

The FBI has opened investigations into ISIS recruitment across the country. Why would an American teenager try to join ISIS, and once he's made that decision, is there any chance of saving him?

Morning News Brief: Tax Overhaul Plan, Pope Francis In Myanmar

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 4:05am

President Trump has lunch on Capitol Hill Tuesday as he and GOP leaders aim to pass a tax bill by Christmas. And, Pope Francis, who's visiting Myanmar, meets with the country's civilian leader.

New Generation Of Transgender Americans Wants To Change Laws, Not Just Minds

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 4:05am

Most transgender Americans say they are discriminated against, but not everyone agrees on where it's coming from according to a new NPR poll.

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Democrats Re-Examine The Legacy Of Former President Bill Clinton

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 6:42am

David Greene talks to former Clinton administration staffer Kirsten Powers, who has spoken out about demands that Sen. Al Franken and Rep. John Conyers resign after allegations of sexual harassment.

Lawsuit Seeks To Settle Who Heads Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 6:41am

Rachel Martin talks to outgoing director Richard Cordray, who named his deputy as acting director. The president named someone else. Rachel Martin talks to Cordray and NPR's Uri Berliner.

Students Ordered To School Despite Cold Snap In Siberia

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 6:04am

The outside temperature was minus 58 degrees Fahrenheit. The school district does close first through fifth grades if the temperature gets below minus 61.

Converted Missile Silo Outside Topeka, Kan., Listed on Airbnb

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 5:28am

Guests will have a full kitchen, private bathroom and a fireplace in the old nuclear silo which one of the owners says gives the place a nice cozy feeling in the winter months.

Spring Royal Wedding: Prince Harry Engaged To Meghan Markle

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 5:15am

Britain's Prince Harry is engaged to his girlfriend Meghan Markle, an American actress. The wedding is scheduled for the spring of 2018.

Navy Releases Names Of 3 Sailors Killed In Crash Off Japan

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

The U.S. Navy has named the three sailors lost in Wednesday's aircraft crash southeast of Okinawa, Japan, in the Philippine Sea. Eight other sailors on board were rescued the day of the crash.

Politics In The News

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

Rachel Martin talks to Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at the National Review, about the Alabama special election and why President Trump supports Republican candidate Roy Moore.

Pope Francis Becomes First Pontiff To Visit Myanmar

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

Rachel Martin talks to Thomas Reese, a Jesuit priest and member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. The Pope talks separately with military leaders and the civilian leader.

Conyers Leaves Committee Leadership Post Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

David Greene talks to Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., about Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., who is stepping down as the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee amid sexual misconduct allegations.

Voting-Rights Advocates Monitor Who Trump Picks For Census Bureau Post

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

President Trump is considering an appointment to the Census Bureau that some watchers suggest might be open to changing the 2020 Census in a pretty dramatic way.

Analysts Expect Cyber Monday To Set Sales Records

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

Cyber Monday is slated to be a record-setting shopping day, when Americans are expected to spend some $6 billion.

Deal Allows Rohingya Refugees To Return To Myanmar

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

Bangladesh has signed an agreement with Myanmar to return hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled a recent army crackdown.

Trump Will Try To Get Legislative Agenda Back On Track

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

Congress returns after a holiday recess. Sexual harassment dominates the political conversation. President Trump meets with key Republican senators on Monday to try to steer the GOP agenda.

Morning News Brief

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

Rep. John Conyers stepped down from his ranking membership on the House Judiciary Committee after sexual misconduct allegations. And, who's in charge of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?




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