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Northern Elephant Seals Gather Along California Coast

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:39pm

It's the time of year when northern elephant seals, some as big as a car and weighing 5,000 pounds, gather in colonies along the California coast. They fight each other in noisy battles for the right to mate.

Penalty Phase Begins In Dylann Roof Church Shooting Trial

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:39pm

The penalty phase of the Dylann Roof Charleston, S.C., church shooting trial began Wednesday. The 22-year-old, who is representing himself and killed nine worshippers, addressed the jury for the first time.

Amid Isolation, Two Cubans Develop Island's First Video Game

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:39pm

Video game enthusiasts in Cuba face big obstacles with limited access to the Internet. With the opening to the U.S., two young Cubans hope to release the first independent game produced on the island.

(Image credit: Greg Allen/NPR)

Israeli Court Convicts Soldier In Shooting Death Of Palestinian Attacker

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:39pm

An Israeli court convicted a soldier of manslaughter for shooting to death a wounded Palestinian knife attacker. A video showed the soldier firing on the man who lay wounded on the ground, touching off a nationwide debate.

Titantic Documentary Suggests Engine Room Fire Led To Sinking

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:39pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Senan Molony about his documentary, which presents evidence that a fire in the engine room could have also led to the sinking of the Titanic and the loss of 1,500 lives.

Obama Meets With Democrats On Capitol Hill In Health Care Showdown

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:39pm

President Obama went to Capitol Hill to meet with House and Senate Democrats and strategize to protect the Affordable Care Act, as Republicans look to dismantle the law as their top priority.

Mexican Officials Taken By Surprise Over Ford's Reversal On Plant

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:39pm

Ford has cancelled plans for a new plant in Mexico after being slammed by Donald Trump during the presidential campaign. He claimed the company was shipping jobs across the border. The car company was planning to invest $1.6 billion in Mexico.

A Story Of New Furniture, Bed Bugs And Love

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:39pm

Writer Scott Brody shares a memory of a Hanukkah dinner, bed bugs and true love.

Research Finds Evidence Of Coastal Buffer Preventing U.S. Hurricanes

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:39pm

There has been a hurricane "drought" along the U.S. coast in the past decade, with few powerful storms making landfall. New research suggests that a bipolar relationship between conditions in the Atlantic and those along the coastline may have a protective effect.

Reporter Recalls Facing ISIS Terrorist In Baghdad Prison

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:39pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with reporter Kimberly Dozier, who wrote an article in The Daily Beast about her experience interviewing an ISIS terrorist in a Baghdad prison.

Davy Knowles On World Cafe

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:37pm

The blues guitarist and former Back Door Slam frontman is back with a new solo record, Three Miles From Avalon.

(Image credit: Timothy M. Schmidt/Courtesy of the artist)

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