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Efforts In China To Dismantle CIA Operations Was A Setback For The Organization

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 5:31pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with New York Times reporter Mark Mazzetti about how the Chinese government has been dismantling CIA operations in the country by killing or imprisoning CIA informants.

Food Shortages At The Heart Of Venezuelan Economic And Political Crisis

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 5:31pm

Venezuela's economic and political crisis continues to plague the country. Over the past two months, 40 people have died in clashes. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Reuter's reporter Girish Gupta.

Muslim-American Trump Supporter Remains Hopeful After Speech In Saudi Arabia

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 5:31pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Muslim-American and Trump supporter Asra Nomani about her reactions to the President's speech in Saudi Arabia.

Muslim-American Thought Leaders React To Trump's Speech In Saudi Arabia

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 5:31pm

Religious scholar and Muslim author Reza Aslan talks with NPR's Michel Martin about President Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia saying his speech was not consistent with his actions and words in the U.S.

Trump Calls On Muslim Leaders To Help 'Drive Out' Terrorism

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 5:31pm

President Trump delivered a speech to Muslim leaders today gathered in Saudi Arabia on the need to unite to fight radical ideology.

Trump Focuses On Impact Of Terrorism During Speech In Saudi Arabia

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 5:31pm

President Trump is on his first global trip since becoming president. During his speech in Saudi Arabia, he called on Muslim leaders to combat terrorism on the ground.

By Any Name, Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda Was A Force

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 5:31pm

Some unearthed recordings from this musician-turned-spiritual-leader reveal the many layers of Alice Coltrane's artistic — and personal — identity.

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Saudis And The UAE Will Donate $100 Million To A Fund Inspired By Ivanka Trump

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 5:22pm

As a candidate, President Trump regularly criticized the Clinton Foundation for taking money from Middle East despots. But these donations are different.

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Protesting Students Walk Out On Pence's Address At Notre Dame

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 3:47pm

Student organizers said they walked out because Pence's policies "have marginalized our vulnerable sisters and brothers for their religion, skin color, or sexual orientation."

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He's Leaving On A Jet Plane, Should You Follow Him?

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 12:19pm

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts consider whether to move to a new place for a relationship.

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In Saudi Arabia, Trump Says Fight Against Terrorism A 'Battle Between Good And Evil'

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 9:53am

This is Trump's first foreign trip as president, and he delivered the speech to leaders of countries from dozens of Arab and Muslim-majority nations.

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My Mom Loves Snoop Dogg, And Other Testaments To A Quarter-Century Of Relevance

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 7:00am

With the release of Neva Left on Friday, the elder statesman of rap isn't making a comeback as much as he's maintaining his streak of consistency.

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North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile Into Sea

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 6:15am

The missile traveled approximately 310 miles, according to South Korean officials.

Acting Since She Was A Child, Amber Tamblyn Is Now A Director

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 6:13am

Amber Tamblyn's directorial debut, Paint It Black, is adapted from Janet Fitch's novel of the same name. Tamblyn tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about how she convinced Fitch to let her adapt it.

Amtrak Is Under Fire For Delays At New York's Penn Station

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 6:13am

After a month of breakdowns and delays at Penn Station, Amtrak will be making major repairs to tracks, but leaders from New York and New Jersey are calling on Amtrak to give up control of the station.

Norwegian Seed Vault Guarantees Crops Won't Become Extinct

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 6:13am

Burrowed into the side of a mountain, on a Norwegian island deep in the Arctic, is the Global Seed Vault, a small building where vital seed varieties are kept in a deep freeze year round.

Police In Los Angeles Crack Down On MS-13 Gang Members

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 6:13am

Police arrested nearly two dozen MS-13 members after a two-year investigation. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Los Angeles Times crime reporter Richard Winton about the gang's history.

While Overseas, Trump Aims To Shore Up Relations With Isreal

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 6:13am

After Saudi Arabia, President Trump's next stop on his first trip abroad as president will be Israel. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navaro talks to former U.S. ambassador to Israel Daniel Kurtzer.

Status Check: Where Voting Rights Cases Stand With The Supreme Court

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 6:13am

The high Court decided not to hear a case on North Carolina's restrictive voting law. But other cases are moving forward. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Richard Hasen, law professor at UC Irvine.

With Trump In Office, Did The Kremlin Get More Than It Bargained For?

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 6:13am

The Kremlin never hid its preference for Donald Trump and celebrated his election victory. But there seem to be mixed feelings in Moscow at what has happened since Trump took office.




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