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President Trump Now Owns These Seven National Security Challenges

14 hours 54 min ago

The new president was a fierce critic of Barack Obama's foreign policy during the presidential campaign. Here's a look at the difficult issues he has just inherited.

A Flash Mob Choir At The Women's March Turned This Unknown Song Into An Anthem

15 hours 3 min ago

"Quiet," by the Los Angeles-based singer MILCK, goes viral after a group of women perform it a capella during the weekend protest in Washington, D.C.

(Image credit: Screen grab from Alma Har'el's video)

BADBADNOTGOOD: Tiny Desk Concert

15 hours 12 min ago

The jazz band, known for its soulful interpretations of songs by Nas and Ol' Dirty Bastard, plays its own new material live in the NPR Music offices.

(Image credit: Claire Harbage/NPR)

The Kinks' Ray Davies Teams Up With The Jayhawks On 'Poetry'

15 hours 46 min ago

We have new music from The Kinks' Ray Davies. This British songwriter's fascination with U.S. culture culminates in a new album with The Jayhawks called Americana.

(Image credit: Steve Gullick/Courtesy of the Artist)

Cease-Fire Talks Between Syria And Opposition Begin In Kazakhstan

16 hours 10 min ago

Russia, Iran and Turkey will reportedly sign an agreement to "create a trilateral mechanism" to enforce the ceasefire that was reached last month.

(Image credit: Sergei Grits/AP)

Reading The Game: 'Red Dead Redemption'

17 hours 12 min ago

Our occasional series on storytelling in video games continues with the epic Western Red Dead Redemption. It's the tale of a reformed gunslinger tasked with hunting down the members of his old gang.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Rockstar Games)

First Listen: Ty Segall, 'Ty Segall'

17 hours 12 min ago

The prolific singer, songwriter and bandleader balances confined chaos and riotous pop hooks on his newest self-titled album.

(Image credit: Kyle Thomas/Courtesy of the artist)

Colorado Mayor Gets Ejected From Local College Basketball Game

17 hours 21 min ago

Mayor Tom Norton of Greeley had a courtside seat at the University of Northern Colorado. The Greeley Tribune reports he walked on the floor to protest a referee's call, and he was ejected.

It's Getting Harder To Sort Out Truth From Fiction

17 hours 27 min ago

That's why the University of Washington is considering a new class offering with a provocative name: Calling B.S. It's about teaching better critical thinking skills.

Do You Suffer From Illusions Of Moral Superiority?

18 hours 53 min ago

New research indicates that people are inclined to over-attribute positive traits to themselves, especially when it comes to moral virtue — which is concerning, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.

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Tourists To The Austrian Alps Find Snow Is In Short Supply

19 hours 10 min ago

Rising temperatures in the Austrian Alps have forced some ski resorts to close, while other are looking to buy more snow-making machinery. Scientists say you can't attribute one bad season to climate change.

Gambia's Exiled President Accused Of Looting The Country's Coffers

19 hours 10 min ago

Gambia's defeated leader has left the country, but it appears that he plundered the state coffers on his way out. The Democratically elected president is set to return from exile.

President Trump Pays A Fence Mending Visit To The CIA

19 hours 10 min ago

After weeks in which Donald Trump had mocked U.S. intelligence officials, he paid a visit to the CIA on Saturday. Trump told staffers that he's now with them, "a thousand percent."

Researchers Have High Hopes For New HIV Vaccine Trial In South Africa

19 hours 10 min ago

Doctors in South Africa are launching the world's first HIV vaccine trial in seven years. Medical experts here have labeled the trial landmark because of the scale and complexity of the project.

Severe Weather Rips Across Southeast; Ga. Gov. Declares State Of Emergency

19 hours 10 min ago

Across the deep South, people are picking up the pieces after a weekend of violent storms and tornadoes. Nearly 20 people were killed Saturday, eight of them near the South Georgia town of Adel.

A Preview Of Trump's First Week In Office

19 hours 10 min ago

Trump begins his first full week at the White House. There may be movement on agenda items like repealing Obamacare, but also the risk of distraction over media coverage and inaugural crowd size.

2017 Newbery And Caldecott Medal Winners To Be Announced

19 hours 10 min ago

Awards for the best children's books of the year will be announced on Monday morning by The American Library Association. We examine the significance of the Caldecott and Newbery medals

President Trump's Relationship With The Media Gets Off To A Rocky Start

19 hours 10 min ago

After White House spokesman Sean Spicer called in the media Saturday to berate reporting on inaugural crowd size, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway introduced the concept of "alternative facts."

Uzbek Family In Kansas Starts A New Chapter In Their American Journey

19 hours 10 min ago

To launch our road trip series, "Our Land" across the country as Donald Trump takes office, we meet freshly minted citizens at their naturalization ceremony in Kansas City, Mo.

Yemen Sees Renewed Fighting Over The Weekend

19 hours 10 min ago

Rachel Martin talks to Hisham al-Omeisy, an independent political commentator in Yemen, about the humanitarian crisis there. A new UNICEF report on the country's civil war estimates at least 10,000 have died and 400,000 Yemeni children are at risk of starvation.

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