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Texas Voters Pay Attention To The Hot Button Issue Of Immigration

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:02am

Immigration policy has been a leading issue in national politics, and it has special resonance in Texas, which is holding the first primary in the new election season.

The 'Wrinkle In Time' Movie Began As A Fifth-Grader's Dream

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 3:50am

For over a half century, one film producer has tried to adapt Madeleine L'Engle's sci-fi classic into a movie. Enter Walt Disney Pictures, director Ava DuVernay and a budget exceeding $100 million.

(Image credit: Atsushi Nishijima/Disney Enterprises, Inc.)

Tower Records Founder Russ Solomon Has Died At Age 92

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 6:30pm

Solomon turned a modest record shop in Sacramento, Calif. into a world-spanning empire at the height of the CD era. He died on Sunday night at age 92.

(Image credit: Courtesy of "All Things Must Pass")

Texas Holds First Primary Of The Year On Tuesday

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 6:50am

No state has more congressional retirements than Texas. Open congressional seats there have revealed a deep bench of GOP candidates and made for some very crowded primaries.

Deadline For Congressional Action On DACA Program Has Come And Gone

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 6:43am

The deadline was Monday but Congress has stalled on taking action. Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, about what's next.

Truck Driver's Miscalculation Damaged Luxury Cars, Police Report Says

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 6:18am

The News Journal in Wilmington, Del., cites a police report that says the driver thought he could clear a bridge but got stuck — causing damage to Porsches, Maseratis, Bentleys and other cars.

Composer Robert Lopez Is The First To Double EGOT

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 5:49am

Robert Lopez is one of only 12 people to EGOT — that's winning an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. And with Sunday's Oscar win, Lopez is the first to win all of those awards twice.

YouTube Restores Account For Far-Right Activist Jerome Corsi

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:01am

YouTube restored the account of far-right activist Jerome Corsi, the Washington, D.C. bureau chief of InfoWars. Corsi is among those on the right claiming that YouTube is censoring their speech in a concerted crack down.

7 Decades Ago, Puerto Ricans Helped Transform New York City's Workforce

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:01am

Thousands of Puerto Ricans who came to the mainland U.S. to flee Hurricane Maria damage have settled in New York City. This mimics the influx of Puerto Ricans 70 years ago.

Salary Snag Keeps West Virginia Teachers Out Of Classrooms

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:01am

As the teacher strike in West Virginia heads into its eighth school day, Steve Inskeep talks to Dale Lee president of the West Virginia Education Association about what's next.

After 2017's Surprising Oscars, 2018's Awards Went Pretty Much As Expected

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:01am

The Shape of Water was the big winner at Sunday night's Academy Awards. This was the first Oscars following the sexual harassment scandals that have rocked Hollywood.

Morning News Brief

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:01am

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu visits the White House Monday — his fifth meeting with President Trump since he took office. And, the 2018 primary elections kick off on Tuesday when Texas holds the nation's first primary.

A U.S. Aircraft Carrier Is Docking In Vietnam For The First Time Since The War

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:01am

The USS Carl Vinson, a nuclear-powered supercarrier, is expected to spend four days at the port of Danang at a time of tensions over China's expansion in the South China Sea.

(Image credit: Linh Pham/AFP/Getty Images)

Diver Finds Ancient Native American Burial Site On Sea Floor

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:01am

A diver in the Gulf of Mexico stumbled upon a 7,000-year-old underwater burial site off the coast of Florida. Archaeologists call the discovery unprecedented.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu To Visit Trump For The 5th Time

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:01am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Trump boast of their strong relationship. They share something else — both are under legal scrutiny.

DACA Recipients Urge New Activism To Begin Now

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:01am

DACA was supposed to end Monday but courts have temporarily blocked President Trump from phasing out the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Sunday's Academy Awards Ceremony Was The First Of The #MeToo Era

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:01am

Rachel Martin talks to Ronan Farrow, a contributing writer for "The New Yorker," about the 90th Academy Awards and the #MeToo movement.

USS Carl Vinson Will Spend The Next Few Days In Da Nang, Vietnam

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:01am

The U.S. aircraft carrier Carl Vinson is in Vietnam. It is the first U.S. carrier visit since the end of the Vietnam War, and comes at a time of increasing tension between the U.S. and China, and among China and some of its neighbors — including Vietnam.

Preliminary Results: Italy's Center-Right Coalition Leads After Election

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:01am

Italians went to the polls Sunday after a campaign that featured violent clashes between fascists and anti-fascists in several cities. Immigration dominated the debate, as it has elsewhere in Europe.

This Chef Lost 50 Pounds And Reversed Pre-Diabetes With A Digital Program

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:01am

People with pre-diabetes like a Washington state chef reversed the diagnosis using a digital program that harnesses the power of wearable devices, data, education, e-coaching and peer support.

(Image credit: Katherine Streeter for NPR)




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