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Radio Host Gives Birth On Air

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:07am

A St. Louis morning show radio host gave birth live on the air on Tuesday. She's now on maternity leave.

News Brief: Shooting Survivors Meet Trump, Students Protest For Gun Control

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:07am

President Trump met with survivors of school shootings Wednesday. Also, students in Florida protested in support of gun control and Mashable's Kerry Flynn discusses Twitter's purge of alleged bots.

'Sports Illustrated' Investigates 'Corrosive' Workplace Of Dallas Mavericks

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:07am

Rachel Martin talks with Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated about a story on the Dallas Mavericks' hostile work environment, referred to as "a real life Animal House."

'Black Panther' Sells Out African Theaters

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:07am

The Afro-futuristic superhero movie Black Panther opened to rave reviews in Africa, with many welcoming its celebration of traditional cultures and imagining a better world.

Conservatives In The Age Of Trump

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:07am

The Conservative Political Action Committee begins its annual meeting Thursday. David Greene talks with Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union, which runs the event, about Trump's impact.

Students Press Florida Lawmakers On Gun Control

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:07am

Students from Majory Stoneman Douglas High School pressed lawmakers in a series of meet-and-greet sessions. Many expressed frustration that the face-to-face meetings didn't produce tangible changes.

A New Jersey Lawyer And DACA Recipient

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:07am

Parthiv Patel passed the bar in 2016 but he couldn't become a lawyer because of his immigration status. NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with the first DACA receipient admitted to the New Jersey bar.

Court Rulings Leave Hundreds Of Juvenile Convicts In Limbo

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:07am

Michigan has one of the largest populations of juveniles serving life in prison. Such sentences were ruled unconstitutional. Now the state must decide who remains behind bars and who gets released.

Hundreds Killed As Syria's War Grows More Complex

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:07am

Robert Malley, president and CEO of International Crisis Group, joins NPR's Rachel Martin to discuss the week's escalations in Syria's complicated war.

W.E.B. Du Bois At 150

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:07am

The great African-American sociologist, historian and writer W.E.B. Du Bois was born 150 years ago this week. His classic book, The Souls of Black Folk, has been republished with a new introduction.

U.S. Skiers Fall Short Of Expectations

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:07am

Mikaela Shiffrin won her second medal of the Pyeongchang Olympics with silver in the women's Alpine combined. Lindsey Vonn had the best overall time after the downhill but couldn't finish the slalom.

Crude, Expensive And Effective: How Russia Impacted The Election

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:07am

A Russian campaign aimed to spend a million dollars a month to destabilize American democracy. But the money didn't pay for sophisticated hackers. Instead, it bought Facebook ads and Twitter accounts.

India And H-1B Visas

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:07am

For many immigrants an H-1B visa, available only to highly-skilled workers, is a step on the path to citizenship. That's not the case for many from India because of a cap by country.

Threats Against Schools Increase Since Florida Shooting

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:20am

Educators School Safety Network says it has recorded about 50 threats a day on average since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, compared with about 10 a day on average.

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At CNN Town Hall, Sen. Marco Rubio Declines To Say He Won't Take NRA Money

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 1:42am

One week after 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., a CNN town hall brought together political leaders and community members for a discussion.

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Hand Grenade Thrown At U.S. Embassy In Montenegro, Attacker Killed

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:40am

An unidentified man threw a hand grenade at the compound in Podgorica before reportedly killing himself with another explosive. U.S. citizens are being asked to avoid the area until further notice.

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Nigerian Military Rescues 76 Schoolgirls After Alleged Boko Haram Attack

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:59pm

Days after the boarding school students fled an armed raid by the Islamist militant group, officials say they've ensured the safe return of most. But it's unclear how many are still missing.

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Ann Curry On Journalism, Her PBS Series And Working On The 'Today' Show

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:29pm

Curry shares the inspiration for her new series, We'll Meet Again, and reflects on the "verbal sexual harassment" she and others experienced at NBC's morning show.

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U.S. Women's Hockey Team Faces Canada In Gold Medal Final

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:42pm

The American women won the very first Olympic hockey tournament, in 1998. But that was 20 years ago — Canada has won all of them since then.

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Florida Shooting Survivor Weighs In On Meeting With President Trump

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:45pm

Parents and survivors connected to the school shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Sandy Hook and Columbine, met with President Trump at the White House Wednesday to advocate for better protections for the nation's students.




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