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As Tensions Rise, Experts Question Threat Level Posed By North Korea

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 3:31pm

Military tensions are escalating over North Korea's steady march to being able to hit the U.S. mainland with a nuclear warhead. The Trump administration vows that won't happen. Some experts say such a risk is low, and it beats starting a second Korean war.

'Politico' Details Trump's Relationship With Conservative Media

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Politico national political reporter Eliana Johnson about her story, "How Trump Blew Up the Conservative Media."

Astronaut Peggy Whitson Breaks NASA Record For Most Days In Space

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 3:31pm

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson has now spent more time off-planet than any other American. On Monday morning, the president and Ivanka Trump called Whitson at the International Space Station to congratulate her.

French Presidential Election Serves As Test Of Liberal Democracy

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with political theorist Yascha Mounk, a columnist at Slate and host of the podcast, "Good Fight," about what the results of Sunday's French presidential election mean for liberal democracy.

French Voters Embrace Outsiders In First Round Of Presidential Election

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 3:31pm

The first round of the French presidential campaign has left voters with a stark choice in May's runoff between the centrist Emmanuel Macron and the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.

We're All Tired. But When Could Fatigue Mean a Medical Problem?

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 1:03pm

Avoiding your phone and TV at night and setting a firm bedtime might solve your problem if you feel tired a lot. But fatigue can also be a sign of disease.

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Lawyer In Philippines Accuses President Duterte Of Crimes Against Humanity

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 1:02pm

Jude Sabio, who represents an admitted assassin who has testified against President Rodrigo Duterte, has filed a complaint against Duterte with the International Criminal Court at the Hague.

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Record Set In London Marathon

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:47pm

Kenyan runner Mary Keitany broke the record for the fastest women-only marathon with a time of 2:17:01.

For Baseball's Rick Ankiel, Losing His Pitching Ability Led To An Unusual Comeback

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:42pm

Ankiel entered the major leagues in 1999 as a gifted pitcher, but one day suddenly lost that gift. He talks about his pitching demons, his troubled childhood and his way back to baseball.

'Hourglass' Exposes The Fissures That Develop In A Long-Term Marriage

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:41pm

Dani Shapiro's new memoir dramatizes the dizzying ways a lifetime passes, loops around, speeds up and sometimes seems to stand still. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it an incisive and charged work.

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New Orleans Mayor: 'We Will No Longer Allow The Confederacy To Literally Be Put On A Pedestal'

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:40pm

Overnight masked workers guarded by snipers removed a prominent Confederate monument in the city of New Orleans.

Housing Market Heats Up, But Many First-Time Buyers On Sidelines

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:33pm

Sales are up, but the number of homes available for purchase is down, pushing up prices and keeping many first-time buyers out of the market.

Revelations About Richard Nixon Emerge From New Biography

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:20pm

A new book, "Richard Nixon: The Life," links Nixon to an effort to successfully scuttle President Lyndon Johnson’s Vietnam peace talks while he was a candidate.

Obama Returns To Public Stage, Encouraging Next Generation To 'Take Up The Baton'

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:19pm

The former president didn't directly address the turmoil surrounding his successor, but he did bemoan the political divisions that continue to plague the country.

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Despite National Attention, Jon Ossoff Says Georgia 6th District Race Still About Local Issues

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:12pm

Ossoff just missed an outright win in a special election to replace now Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in Georgia's 6th district.

French Political Establishment Rallies Against Far-Right Le Pen

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:06pm

For the first time in nearly 60 years, no candidate from France's mainstream left or right parties will take part in the country's presidential election on May 7.

Hear Drum And Bass Legend Goldie's New Single, 'Castaway'

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:02pm

"Castaway" should sound familiar — ecstatic rhythms and a soulful vocal.

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Are Flight Attendants Set Up To Fail?

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:52am

American Airlines has suspended an employee who, according to passengers, grabbed a stroller from a woman traveling with two young children.

Top Afghan Defense Officials Resign After Attack Kills More Than 100 Troops

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:50am

The resignations coincided with a visit from the U.S. Secretary of Defense, as the new administration carries out a review of its Afghanistan policy. Friday's attack was the deadliest in years.

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Security Analyst Juliette Kayyem On Protecting The Homeland -- And Home

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:40am

In "Security Mom: My Life Protecting the Home and Homeland," Juliette Kayyem writes about the parallels between her roles as a mother and security analyst.




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