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Faces Of NPR: Abby Wendle

1 hour 39 min ago

An Inside look into the work life of Invisibilia Producer, Abby Wendle.

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Exclusive: 'Friday Black,' 'There There' And More Longlisted For Aspen Words Prize

1 hour 45 min ago

Other titles include Ling Ma's Severance and Elaine Castillo's America is Not the Heart. This is the second year for the prize, which focuses on fiction that addresses contemporary issues.

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Nissan Chairman Ousted Amid Investigation Over Financial Misconduct

2 hours 31 min ago

Carlos Ghosn, who also chairs Renault and Mitsubishi, is widely admired for saving Nissan from bankruptcy nearly 20 years ago. Now he has been accused of underreporting income and reportedly arrested.

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Guest DJ: boygenius

3 hours 4 min ago

The trio of Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers share the songs they love most and talk about the ways they inspire each other in their new band, boygenius.

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Pardon Me, Turkey, Is This Stool Taken? Scientists Turn Poultry Poop Into Fuel

4 hours 43 min ago

When heated under proper conditions, turkey droppings transform into a form of coal, and serve as a renewable resource. Just think: Someday you might roast your holiday turkey using its own excrement.

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China's President To Meet With His Philippine Counterpart

5 hours 13 min ago

Xi Jinping leaves Tuesday for a week-long visit to the Philippines. Ties between the two countries have grown closer in recent years — as both have faced challenges in relations with the U.S.

The Number Of People Unaccounted For In Calif. Wildfire Is Revised

5 hours 24 min ago

Firefighters in northern California now say about 1,000 people are missing from the Camp Fire. The number has gone up and down. Steve Inskeep talks to Cal Fire spokesman Cary Wright about the data.

North Korea Denuclearization Plan Has Gone Nowhere Since Trump-Kim Summit

5 hours 30 min ago

Five months after the Singapore summit, North Korea's nuclear program chugs on. "I think right now, we are absolutely stuck," says North Korea expert Sue Mi Terry, a former CIA analyst.

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Drivers Snap Photos Of Camel Walking In Pennsylvania Snowstorm

5 hours 54 min ago

The camel was being transported to an event outside Philadelphia when the vehicle carrying it got stuck. The animal's handler decided it was best to walk the camel back to its home, a petting zoo.

Restuarant Customer Says She Found A Frog In Her Salad

6 hours 17 min ago

After a shocking surprise, Naomi Stahl of Washington, D.C., took her takeout order back to the restaurant. Officials there say they are investigating how the frog ended up in the salad.

Trump Administration Faces 2 Legal Challenges For Asylum Restrictions

7 hours 45 min ago

As Trump cracks down on asylum-seekers, federal lawsuits argue that the administration is turning its back on legal precedent and international law.

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dvsn: Tiny Desk Concert

7 hours 45 min ago

The Toronto-based R&B duo bathed the Tiny Desk in vibrant blue, purple and orange light to make it feel more like a concert hall.

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Should Trump Rhetoric Be Considered In Kansas Bomb Plot Sentencing?

7 hours 46 min ago

Lawyers representing 3 men convicted of plotting to bomb Muslim Somali refugees argue their clients deserve a break at sentencing because the president's rhetoric inflamed their hatred of migrants.

Former CIA Official John McLaughlin On Jamal Khashoggi's Death

7 hours 46 min ago

Steve Inskeep talks to John McLaughlin, former acting director of the CIA under George W. Bush, about how President Trump should work with his intelligence agencies on the Saudi journalist's death.

Mexican Protesters In Tijuana Demand Caravan Migrants Be Deported

7 hours 46 min ago

Some 2,500 migrants belonging to the Central American caravan are in a government shelter in Tijuana. Another 2,000 members are on their way to the city while smaller groups are headed north.

Wildfires Razed Calif. Neighborhoods But What About Untouched Homes?

7 hours 46 min ago

How do you go back to a place where there is no community and it's just your home left standing after a wildfire? This is question facing some people in California who ponder their next move.

Florida Recount: GOP Wins Senate And Gubernatorial Elections

7 hours 46 min ago

GOP Gov. Rick Scott beat Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson for the U.S. Senate seat. And in the governor's race, Democrat Andrew Gillum conceded to Republican Ron DeSantis.

Puerto Ricans Want Their Government To Be More Transparent

7 hours 46 min ago

The movement in Puerto Rico is growing. It's taken on greater urgency after Hurricane Maria, as the island prepares for the arrival of tens of billions in federal recovery grants.

Brexit Negotiations Provide A Great Challenge To May's Leadership

7 hours 46 min ago

Rachel Martin talks to George Parker of the Financial Times about the critical week for Brexit, as questions loom over whether British Prime Minister May will be voted out of office over the deal.

Russian Cheesemaker Benefits From Putin's Sanctions

7 hours 46 min ago

At a panel discussion attended by Vladimir Putin, a man got up to thank the Russian president for the ban on EU food imports, which he credited for helping his local cheese business to flourish.

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