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World Cafe Next: Jesse Hale Moore

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:51am

The Philadelphian's forthcoming debut album shows off his soulful falsetto and subtle songwriting. Hear two songs.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)

Defense Secretary James Mattis: 'We're Not In Iraq To Seize Anybody's Oil'

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:17am

In an unannounced visit, Defense Secretary James Mattis traveled to Baghdad to meet with Iraqi leaders. He arrived during a fight to retake western Mosul, with allies' faith in the U.S. at a low.

(Image credit: Susan Walsh/AP)

New Research Shows How 'Atmospheric Rivers' Wreak Havoc Around The Globe

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:01am

The idea of plumes of moisture curling above our heads might seem beautiful, but new research shows atmospheric rivers to be among the most damaging of weather systems.

(Image credit: NOAA)

The Burning Problem Of China's Garbage

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 7:39am

China produces 520,000 tons of garbage a day. To get rid of it, the government favors burning it, which harms the environment. One answer: sorting garbage and recycling. But that's proved challenging.

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The 'Haze Craze': Beer Lovers' Newfound Obsession With Murky IPAs

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 7:00am

East Coast brewers have been making unfiltered, unpasteurized, hazy IPAs for about a decade. Their customers love the aromas and murky look of the beers. Now, the hazy beer craze has gone national.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Trillium Brewing Co. )

Recycling Plant Employee In Ontario Finds Big Bucks Inside TV

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 5:54am

The man told police he inherited the money after his parents died and put it in the television for safe keeping, time passed. He forgot all about the money and gave the TV to a friend.

Whoops: Michelin Star Goes To Wrong French Restaurant

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 5:24am

A cafe in Bourges, France, thought it won a top rating for its food. Great news — except the star was meant for a restaurant with the same name 100 miles away.

Trump Meets Finalists; May Expand Search For National Security Adviser

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 5:19am

President Trump on Sunday interviewed four finalists for the job of national security adviser. A White House spokesman says more names may be added to the list on Monday.

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Mattress No Longer Delegated To Bottom Of Shopping List

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:37am

While a new mattress was often a purchase put off as long as possible, consumers today are replacing their mattresses more often.

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Fight Begins To Wrest Control Of Western Mosul From ISIS

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:11am

In Iraq, security forces have begun an operation to retake the western half of the city of Mosul from ISIS. Americans and other international troops are also there advising and assisting them, including with airstrikes.

Scientists Use Flying Laboratory To Track Greenhouse Gases

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:11am

A team of scientists is flying the globe to track greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. We join a crew over the Arctic as they measure things they say computer models could never pick up.

China Debates Response To The Killing Of North Korean Kim Jong Nam

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:11am

China is debating how to react to the death of Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of North Korea's leader. Some think that the dead man could potentially have headed a more China-friendly North Korean regime.

Mexico Braces For Flood Of Returnees As Trump Cracks Down On Immigration

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:11am

The Mexican government does little to welcome home deportees from the U.S., but will now pay U.S. lawyers millions to help its citizens fight deportation. Mass repatriation would cost much more.

Environmentalists Are At Odds With Kenya's Government Over Rail Line

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:11am

Kenya wants to run a rail line across Nairobi National Park. Environmentalists say this is an existential crisis for one of East Africa's oldest national parks.

Trump, Pence To Spend Presidents Day Working

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:11am

The president is in Florida at Mar-a-Largo and the vice president is in Europe meeting with European and NATO officials. Rachel Martin talks to Robert Costa, correspondent for The Washington Post.

Famine Declared In Parts Of War-Torn South Sudan

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:11am

Rachel Martin talks to Jeffrey Gettleman — East Africa correspondent for "The New York Times" — about South Sudan's spreading civil war and refugee crisis.

The Mile High Promise, And Risk, Of School Choice

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:05am

Denver's innovative approach to school choice gets high marks from many parents and pundits. The program also raises questions about the limitations of choice in narrowing access and equity gaps.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Tanya Streicher)

Can Poetry Keep You Young? Science Is Still Out, But The Heart Says Yes

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:03am

Scientific evidence showing health benefits from engaging in the arts is still weak. But Los Angeles students in their 80s say their poetry class gives them joy, solace, community and a voice.

(Image credit: Maria Fabrizio for NPR)

Got Back Pain? Try Yoga Or Massage Before Reaching For The Pills

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:02am

New guidelines encourage doctors to tell patients to try non-drug therapies for acute lower back pain first.

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Alison Krauss And Buddy Cannon On The Working Relationship Behind 'Windy City'

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:01am

Krauss' new album is her first solo effort in 18 years, but she and Cannon — who produced Windy City — go back much further than that.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)

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