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Outcry Follows Gang Rape In Brazil, Raising Alarms About Sexual Violence

2 hours 30 min ago

Police say they are investigating the possible rape of a 16-year-old girl by at least 30 men — and an online video. Activists are calling attention to violence against women in the country.

Episode 703: How To Hide A Million Dollars In Plain Sight

3 hours 13 min ago

How do you secretly stash away a million dollars? One way is to hide the money in plain sight, right in the heart of New York City. Today's show: the case of who owns Apartment 5B.

Kansas Supreme Court Rejects Lawmakers' Bid To Fix Education Funding

4 hours 16 min ago

The Legislature has until June 30 to resolve an "inequitable and unconstitutional" funding structure, the court says, or else schools will have to close.

Family of Kate Steinle File Wrongful Death Lawsuit

4 hours 56 min ago

The suit alleges San Francisco's "sanctuary city" immigration policies led to Steinle's death, allegedly at the hands of a man in the U.S. illegally.

AI? More Like Aieeee!! For The First Time, A Robot Can Feel Pain

5 hours 42 min ago

The German researchers say this will keep robots safer, because "pain is a system that protects us." Added bonus: they say the humans who work alongside them will likely be safer, too.

Long-Acting Opioid Treatment Could Be Available In A Month

7 hours 1 min ago

The FDA has approved the Probuphine implant for medication-assisted therapy for opioid addiction. It lasts for six months, compared to daily pills. But it also will be more expensive.

No Sanders Vs. Trump Debate? Sad!

7 hours 7 min ago

Although the de factor GOP presidential nominee had seemed open to the idea when asked by TV host Jimmy Kimmel, "it seems inappropriate that I would debate the second-place finisher," he says now.

Ship That Breast Milk For You? Companies Add Parent-Friendly Perks

7 hours 7 min ago

Forget paid parental leave. Some companies offer compensation for surrogacy and adoption, or are helping traveling moms ship breast milk. The benefits are a relatively cheap way to recruit and retain.

North Korea Linked To $81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist

7 hours 11 min ago

Experts say code used by hackers in recent attacks on banks appears to be the same as code used in an attack on Sony Pictures which the FBI says was carried out by North Korea.

Thai Military Leadership Moves To Guarantee Permanent Political Role

7 hours 30 min ago

Once upon a time, democracy in Thailand was the envy of its Southeast Asian neighbors. But since a coup in 2014, critics say the regime is digging in with a new constitution that will guarantee the military a permanent role in Thai politics.

Despite Risks To Baghdad, Iraqi Troops Fight To Retake Fallujah

7 hours 30 min ago

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Michael Knights, a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, about how retaking Fallujah, Iraq, could have the unintended consequence of losing Baghdad.

Military Veterans Take On Zombies In 'Range 15'

7 hours 30 min ago

Range 15 is a new zombie movie made by war veterans for veterans. It's a dark comedy with a cast that includes Medal of Honor recipients, amputees and William Shatner.

Platform Check: How Trump's Energy Plan Stacks Up To The Democrats

7 hours 30 min ago

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability at the University of California, Davis, about the presidential candidates' energy strategies after Donald Trump rolled out his platform.

Baylor Demotes President, Fires Football Coach Amid Sexual Assault Scandal

7 hours 30 min ago

Baylor University demoted its president and fired the head football coach for their handling of allegations of sexual assault by members of the school's football team. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Paula Lavigne of ESPN's Outside the Lines, who reported on the cases and how Baylor officials failed to investigate the allegations and violated Title IX federal law.

Americans React To Obama's Speech In Hiroshima, Japan

7 hours 30 min ago

In a speech at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial in Japan on Friday, President Obama said the world had "a shared responsibility to look directly into the eye of history," and pursue a world without nuclear weapons. Across the U.S., Americans reacted to the president's speech.

Obama Advances Vision Of Nuclear-Free Future At Hiroshima Peace Memorial

7 hours 30 min ago

NPR looks at the significance of President Obama's visit to Hiroshima at the conclusion of his last trip to Japan as president. It was the first visit by a sitting U.S. president since an American warplane bombed the city during World War II.

Employees Yearn For Return To Cubicles Amid Open Office Woes

7 hours 30 min ago

NPR's Planet Money team explores which is better for actually getting work done: an open office or cubicles. A maker of office furniture explains why many clients now want to go back to the cubicle.

North Korea Linked To Cyber Attacks On Asian Banks

7 hours 30 min ago

Cybersecurity researchers are linking a recent spate of attacks against Asian banks to North Korea. The digital security firm Symantec says the recent breaches in Asia have identical lines of malicious software deployed in the high profile attack against Sony Pictures in 2014. The FBI has tied North Korea to the Sony attack.

Libertarians Gather In Florida For Party's National Convention

7 hours 30 min ago

NPR previews the Libertarian Party's national convention, which will be held in Florida this weekend. At a time when many voters are unhappy with the choice between Republican and Democratic White House hopefuls, the Libertarian ticket could warrant a second look.

Top Alabama Lawmakers Embroiled In Political Scandal

7 hours 30 min ago

Alabama has hit the trifecta of political scandal. Three top elected officials — one from each branch of government — are embroiled in controversy and could be forced from office.




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