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Train Ride Through Pakistan Takes Us Beyond The Headlines

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 4:09am

On Monday, we boarded a train with NPR's Philip Reeves to take a tour of Pakistan. Our journey began in Rawalpindi, and after riding 1,000 miles south, we'll end up in Karachi on Wednesday.

Ex-Rep. Barney Frank On Possible Trump Appointees, Dodd-Frank

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 4:09am

David Greene talks to former Rep. Barney Frank about President-elect Donald Trump's possible economic appointees, and the potential dismantling of the Dodd-Frank Act by the incoming administration.

Who's The New Philippine Envoy? The Man Building Trump Tower Manila

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 3:39am

U.S.-Philippine relations have been rocky. The new trade envoy tasked with improving them is a Philippine real estate magnate who's already working with Donald Trump on a major building project.

In Dealings With U.N. Diplomats, Mayor Giuliani Pulled No Punches

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 3:36am

Rudy Giuliani is a leading contender for secretary of state in a Trump administration, but as mayor of New York he waded into conflicts with Yasser Arafat and parking scofflaws at the United Nations.

Trump Airs Grievances, Fields Questions In Meeting With Top TV News Figures

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 7:55pm

The president-elect met at Trump Tower with executives and anchors from five major TV networks, where he complained about "unfair coverage" before taking questions about his political intentions.

If Republicans Repeal Obamacare, Ryan Has Replacement Blueprint

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 9:59am

The lack of specifics on health care from the president-elect means a plan released in June by House Speaker Paul Ryan is the best outline of what the GOP would like to replace Obamacare.

New Zealand Builds An Underpass For Penguins

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 6:10am

The underpass looks like a pipe and you can't fit in it unless you're a foot tall. It works just fine for the penguins who are using it to dodge traffic as they try to reach their nesting area.

New Zealand Brewer Recalls Exploding Beer Cans

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 5:23am

A New Zealand brewery had a new beer out in Sweden — until cans started exploding. Sweden stopped selling it. The brewer issued a voluntary recall and blames over-carbonation.

Trump Has Faced Many Lawsuits. Will Litigation Influence His Presidency?

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 4:03am

President-elect Donald Trump has been involved as plaintiff or defendant in more than 4,000 lawsuits over the past 3 decades. He settled a class-action suit last week by Trump University customers.

Egypt Faces Worst Financial Crisis In Decades; Can't Import Sugar

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 4:03am

For decades, the Egyptian government has subsidized everyday necessities like food and electricity. But the economy is in terrible shape and the government doesn't have money for imports.

Trump's Transition Team Works Over The Weekend On Cabinet Selections

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 4:03am

Donald Trump is expected to name soon appointees to head the departments of Defense and State. David Greene talks to Michèle Flournoy, who served in the Defense Department under President Obama.

Germany's Angela Merkel, 62, Will Seek A FourthTerm In 2017

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 4:03am

Angela Merkel announced on Sunday she'll seek another term as chancellor. She says, "This election will be even more difficult than those we have had before as we are facing a strong polarization."

Working Weekend: Obama In Peru; Trump In New Jersey

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 4:03am

President-elect Donald Trump spent the weekend trying to figure out the rest of the key positions for his administration, while President Obama finished his last overseas trip in Lima, Peru.

Zapruder's Book Examines Her Grandfather's Filming Of JFK Assassination

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 4:03am

On a home movie, Abraham Zapruder captured the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. David Greene talks to Alexandra Zapruder about her book: Twenty-Six Seconds.

Advocates In Baltimore Help Expunge Arrests That Didn't Lead To Charges

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 4:03am

For years, thousands of people were arrested in Baltimore on charges that were dismissed when brought to court. But their records remained tainted with the arrests.

Trump Says He's A Friend Of Israel. Do Those Around Him Feel The Same?

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 4:03am

Donald Trump promises to be the most aggressively pro-Israel president ever. His embrace of an adviser whose media enterprise is tainted by anti-Semitism allegations has some Jewish leaders concerned.

India's Rail Ministry Probes Sunday Train Wreck That Kills Scores

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 4:03am

Rescuers search for survivors of the country's deadliest train wreck in recent years. Fourteen carriages of an express train jumped the tracks traveling through the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

Our Journey By Train Down The Middle Of Pakistan Begins In Rawalpindi

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 4:03am

Over the next three days, NPR's Philip Reeves will take us along as he travels through the heart of Pakistan by train. We start in northern Pakistan and will travel south 1,000 miles to Karachi.

Trump's Pick For HHS Chief Could Foreshadow Plans For Obamacare

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 4:03am

As Donald Trump considers his pick for secretary of Health and Human Services, and mulls what to do with the Affordable Care Act, David Greene talks to Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, an Obamacare architect.

NFL Players Searching For Painkiller Choices Hope For Relaxed Marijuana Ban

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 4:02am

Now that marijuana use is allowed in 28 states, it has opened up renewed questions about the drug as a pain reliever for people — including players in the National Football League.

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