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Who Is Moscow's Favorite Among The U.S. Presidential Candidates?

12 hours 10 min ago

The official line in Russia is that it doesn't matter who wins in November, since it won't change what the Kremlin sees as Washington's anti-Russia stance. But some candidates are better than others.

School Of Seven Bells, A Musical Partnership Cut Short, Crosses The Finish Line

12 hours 11 min ago

The duo School of Seven Bells wrote its final album together in 2012. Alejandra Deheza didn't know then that her bandmate and songwriting partner wouldn't live to see its release.

States Not Waiting To Close Gender Wage Gap

12 hours 14 min ago

Efforts to close the pay gap between men and women have gone nowhere in Congress, but states are forging ahead with a string of equal pay laws. And new proposals are being debated in two dozen states.

Brazilians Have To Learn To Think Like A Mosquito

12 hours 16 min ago

That's the advice from a biologist as Brazil launches a war on the mosquitoes that are spreading Zika virus.

#MemeOfTheWeek: Bernie Or Hillary. Sexist or Nah?

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 9:24pm

A series of fake campaign posters locking Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton was just supposed to be funny, said the meme's creator. Except a lot of people thought it was sexist.

#682: When CEO Pay Exploded

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 6:40pm

Politicians have argued for decades that CEOs should earn less money. But there was a moment in the 1990s when CEO pay suddenly shot up. What happened?

Twitter Says It Has Shut Down 125,000 Terrorism-Related Accounts

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 6:32pm

The announcement comes just weeks after a woman sued Twitter, saying the platform knowingly let ISIS use the network "to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits."

Families Near The Huge Gas Leak Wonder: Is Home A Safe Place To Be?

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 6:21pm

Most health officials say the small amounts of benzene and other components of the natural gas still leaking in Southern California are probably not a health threat. Still, some parents worry.

5 Things You Should Know Before the New Hampshire Primary

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 5:59pm

New Hampshire has a reputation for strong voter participation and independents. It's really easy to get on the ballot, and it has had a better track record of picking GOP nominees in recent years.

6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Southern Taiwan

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 5:18pm

Rescue operations are underway in the city of Tainan, on the southern end of Taiwan, after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook the area.

Hundreds Feared Injured After Earthquake Hits Southern Taiwan

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:58pm

Rescue operations are underway in the city of Tainan, on the southern end of Taiwan, after magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck at 3:57 a.m. local time. About 120,000 people have lost power.

Dr. Dog On World Cafe

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:33pm

The Philadelphia rock band introduces songs from The Psychedelic Swamp during a hometown show at World Cafe Live.

'Theeb' Looks At Middle East History Through The Eyes Of A Bedouin Boy

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:31pm

The Oscar-nominated film is set in 1916 Saudi Arabia, a pivotal time in the region. Director Naji Abu Nowar says he wanted to explore "how strange and surreal it must have been" for the Bedouins.

LISTEN: Correspondent Don Gonyea's New Hampshire Playlist

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:27pm

Headphones on, NPR's Don Gonyea is taking you on a roadtrip through the granite state — from Bill Morrissey to Frank Sinatra.

Court Gets Unusually Specific On Police Taser Gun Use

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:10pm

A federal court recently gave strict rulings against police use of Taser guns in five Southeastern states. But court rulings usually aren't this specific, and some experts see this as a problem.

In 'Rams,' Two Icelandic Brothers Tend Troubles Of Flock And Family

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:47pm

Gummi and Kiddi are two sheep-herding brothers who've spent a lifetime butting heads near the top of the world. When a disease threatens their flocks, they must overcome decades of estrangement.

Tourists Flock To New Hampshire For Front Row Seat To Presidential Politics

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:22pm

NPR's Robert Siegel reports on people who are not involved in presidential campaigns traveling to New Hampshire to observe the action surrounding the primary. There are families trying to give their kids a civics lesson, couples trying to see presidential politics up close, and groups of students who serve as interns for campaigns as part of their studies.

In New Hampshire, Marco Rubio Looks To Capture Mainstream Republicans

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:22pm

With a third place finish in Iowa, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is looking to coalesce mainstream Republican support in New Hampshire. But his rivals in that lane of the GOP race are doing a lot to stop him.

Iranians Remain Cautious After Lifting Of Some Western Sanctions

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:22pm

Iranians remain cautious about the future despite the lifting of some Western sanctions.

U.N. Panel Rules Julian Assange Is Being Arbitrarily Detained

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:22pm

A U.N. panel ruled that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained in the Ecuadoran embassy in London. The United Kingdom says that's nonsense and points out the WikiLeaks founder is free to leave his embassy refuge at any time.




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