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White House Re-Affirms Intent To Leave Paris Climate Treaty

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 3:45pm

Paula Caballero of the World Resources Institute tells NPR's Ari Shapiro that the Trump administration's position has only strengthened the resolve of the international community.

Apple's Facial Recognition Software Has Privacy Advocates Worried

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 3:45pm

Critics are concerned that the technology in the new iPhone X could be used — and misused — for other purposes.

Some Florida Keys Residents Allowed To Return Home

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 3:45pm

Many homes in Marathon and other Florida Keys are without power and running water. Although some people were allowed back, officials cautioned residents to stay out till services are restored.

Trump Pushes The U.N. To 'Focus On Results'

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 3:45pm

President Trump called for budget cuts and efficiencies as he made his debut at the U.N. General Assembly's opening session in New York City on Monday.

Elizabeth Moss Has A 'Handmaid's Tale' Warning: 'This Could Happen Here'

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 3:45pm

Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale won eight Emmys on Sunday, including Best Actress for Elisabeth Moss. NPR's Audie Cornish talked to Moss and co-star Samira Wiley when the show premiered this year.

St. Louis Police Officers Shout Chants To Protesters

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 3:45pm

The acquittal of a white police officer sparked rallies and arrests in St. Louis. David Carson with the St. Louis Post Dispatch tells NPR's Ailsa Chang that police began chanting back to protesters.

Hurricane Maria Spins Toward Puerto Rico

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 3:45pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro checks in with Puerto Rico Secretary of State Luis Rivera Marín on how the province is recovering from Irma's damage and preparing for yet another, which is expected to land there Wednesday.

Republican Make Last-Ditch Attempt To Repeal Affordable Care Act

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 3:45pm

Republican senators hope to beat a Sept. 30 procedural deadline that allows them to pass a bill bill without Democratic votes. It would be the fourth health care bill before Senate this year.

'School For Good And Evil' Is A Kids' Fantasy Series For The Fake News Era

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 3:45pm

"Good and evil — they mix in the world," says author Soman Chainani. "Both sides claim to be good, both sides claim to be telling the truth." His latest in the series is called Quests for Glory.

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One Of America's Biggest Food Banks Just Cut Junk Food By 84 Percent In A Year

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 3:36pm

D.C'.s Capital Area Food Bank is part of a growing trend to move toward healthier options in food assistance, because many in the population it serves suffer from high blood pressure and diabetes.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Capital Area Food Bank)

Airing The Dirty Laundry: Too Few Of NPR's Corrections Are Heard On The Radio

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 3:35pm

If NPR makes a mistake, usually listeners won't know without checking online.

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Around The World In Not Quite 80 Days, Cyclist Smashes Record

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 3:25pm

Mark Beaumont arrived in Paris Monday after circumnavigating the Earth on two wheels over 79 days.

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'Grave Fears' After Iraq Moves More Than 1,300 Wives, Children Of ISIS Suspects

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 2:33pm

"These women and children are extremely vulnerable. Regardless of what their family members may be accused of, they have a right to protection and assistance," says the Norwegian Refugee Council.

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Lady Gaga Reveals She Has Fibromyalgia, Postpones European Tour Dates

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 2:32pm

The singer shared Monday morning that fibromyalgia, a medical disorder that causes chronic pain and often-debilitating fatigue, is causing her to postpone the European leg of her "Joanne" tour.

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A Week After Irma, Florida Families Still Living In The Dark

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 2:20pm

"You don't realize until you lose electricity that [it] basically runs your life," says one resident who is most worried about the oppressive heat. "It's like living in the 1700s."

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Protests In St. Louis Continue After A Weekend That Saw Dozens Of Arrests

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 1:26pm

Demonstrators took to the streets after a white ex-officer was acquitted Friday in the shooting death of a black man. The interim police chief said, "This is our city. And we are going to protect it."

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As Federal Government Cuts Obamacare Ads, Private Insurer Steps Up

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 1:06pm

The federal government has cut advertising for the Affordable Care Act's enrollment period by 90 percent. So insurer Oscar Health has started its own campaign in New York and five other states.

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When It Comes To Survival Of The Fittest, A Selfish Gene Can Be An Advantage

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:52pm

Researchers at the Stowers Institute in Kansas City are figuring out exactly how selfish genes do their work.

What Is The Impact Of This Rough Hurricane Season On Cruises?

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:46pm

St. Martin, St. Thomas and Tortla's ports have all been closed indefinitely to cruise liners. What does this mean for passengers as the winter season approaches?

How The CIA Found A Soviet Sub — Without The Soviets Knowing

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:41pm

It's a great tale of Cold War intrigue that includes eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes, a CIA covert operation and a Soviet sub with nuclear missiles that sank to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

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