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Brands Push Back On Partnering With Social Media Influencers

3 hours 7 min ago

Brands are expected to spend up to $10 billion by next year on social media influencers. But some companies are fighting back, accusing influencers of just trying to get something for nothing.

Bishops In Amazon Region To Debate Whether Married Men Might Join Priesthood

3 hours 7 min ago

Catholic Bishops from the Amazon region will debate a proposal to allow the ordination of married men in limited circumstances in October. Pope Francis has long said the idea should be considered.

Trial Begins For Navy SEAL Accused Of War Crimes

3 hours 14 min ago

Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher goes on trial for war crimes in San Diego on Monday. He is among a number of special operators facing trial for violations of military law.

25 Years After Apartheid Ended, South Africa's Land Rights Problem Is Boiling Over

3 hours 14 min ago

South African leaders have promised to redress land rights in the country since the end of apartheid. But whites still own most of the land and those without are setting up homesteads.

White House Struggles To Convince Allies That Iran Is Responsible For Tanker Attacks

3 hours 14 min ago

The European allies that the U.S. would need to mobilize against Iran are skeptical of the Trump administration's claims of evidence of Iranian attacks.

Businesses Ask That Latest Plan For U.S. Tariffs On China Be Scrapped

3 hours 43 min ago

President Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese goods. This would mean that just about everything imported from China would be hit with a sharp levy.

In The Pacific Northwest, Concern Grows Over The Number Of Deaths In County Jails

3 hours 44 min ago

In the Pacific Northwest, about half the number of jail deaths are caused by suicides. An investigation by NPR member stations raises concerns about the steps being taken to prevent the deaths.

U.S. Reportedly Trying To Implant Malware That Could Sabotage Russia's Electrical Grid

3 hours 44 min ago

The U.S. is shifting its cyber defense strategy toward a more offensive posture. This means implanting malware in adversaries' data networks in the event of future conflict.

Business Leaders Converge On Office Of U.S. Trade Representative Over Tariff Concerns

3 hours 44 min ago

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with American Apparel & Footwear Association CEO Rick Helfenbein about his testimony during Monday's public hearings to the U.S. Trade office concerning tariffs on China.

How European Leaders View The Rising Tensions Between The U.S. And Iran

4 hours 26 min ago

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Ellie Geranmayeh of the European Council on Foreign Relations about how European leaders are reacting to the increasing tensions between the U.S. and Iran.

Leading Pro-Democracy Activist Joins Hong Kong Protests After Release From Jail

4 hours 26 min ago

Hundreds of thousands poured out into the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest an extradition bill to China.

Tourist Attractions Around The World Are Dealing With Overcrowding

4 hours 26 min ago

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Annie Lowrey of The Atlantic about the phenomenon called overtourism, which creates dangerous conditions for the environment, the locals and tourists themselves.

Egypt's Ousted President Mohammed Morsi Dies After Fainting In Court

4 hours 26 min ago

Egypt's former president Mohammed Morsi died Monday after passing out in court. He was the country's first democratically elected president but was ousted and jailed as part of a sweeping crackdown.

Iran Announces It Will Soon Exceed Limits Of Uranium Agreed To In 2015 Nuclear Deal

4 hours 26 min ago

Iran announced Monday that it will soon exceed a 300 kilogram limit on enriched uranium. It's the latest sign that a 2015 nuclear deal is unraveling.

For Santana, 'Africa Speaks' Album Is About 'Manifesting Divine Voodoo'

4 hours 26 min ago

Carlos Santana speaks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about his latest album Africa Speaks and explains how to maintain a constant thirst for music discovery.

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Supreme Court Justices Split Along Unexpected Lines In Three Cases

5 hours 32 min ago

The court decided four cases Monday, and they defied the usual ideological fissures.

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Saxophonist Stan Getz Delivers A Barrelful Of Tenor On 'Getz At The Gate'

7 hours 4 min ago

There's nothing dated about a new 2-disc album that revisits Getz's 1961 nightclub recording at New York's Village Gate. Listening to it now, it's hard to overstate what a terrific tenor he was.

A Clearer Map For Aging: 'Elderhood' Shows How Geriatricians Can Help

7 hours 4 min ago

Physician Louise Aronson treats patients who are in their 60s — as well as those who are older than 100. She writes about changing approaches to elder health care in her book Elderhood.

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DJ Sessions: Intro To Dancehall

7 hours 14 min ago

DJ Omar Phillips, aka "Steelfinga," plays us some of the summer's hottest dancehall hits. 

Will The Federal Reserve Cut Rates?

7 hours 21 min ago

The Fed is facing mounting pressure to act now or wait to see if trade tensions simmer between the U.S. and China.




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