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Iraq's Mosul Dam In Critical Need Of Repair

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 6:25am

Engineers warn that the Mosul dam in Iraq could collapse at any time, threatening 1.5 million people. Needed repairs on the poorly built structure haven't been carried out since ISIS held it.

Minister Endorses Trump: 'Not a Bought Man'

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 6:25am

Conservative Christians have surprised pundits with their support for Donald Trump. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro speaks with Bible translator and minister Jim Linzey about his endorsement.

SuperPACs Pour Money Into Anti-Trump Messaging

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 6:25am

The GOP establishment wants to bring Donald Trump down. Donors are going on the attack. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro discusses the strategy and the money with Domenico Montanaro and Peter Overby.

Brazil's Former President Lula Da Silva Under Investigation

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 6:25am

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, former president of Brazil, was detained by police on Friday. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro speaks to Brian Winter of the "Americas Quarterly" about the allegations of fraud.

Author Pat Conroy Dies At 70

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 6:25am

The "Prince of Tides" author Pat Conroy, age 70, has died. He had pancreatic cancer. NPR's Scott Simon spoke with Conroy in 2010 about the people who shaped him as a writer, and as a reader.

Monarch Butterflies Are On The Rebound

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 6:25am

After years of decline, the numbers of Monarch butterflies are up. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro speaks with Jorge Rickards of the World Wildlife Fund in Mexico about their promising rebound.

As Final Election Results Trickle In, Low Chance For Major Changes In Iran

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 6:25am

Reformers did well in Iran's parliamentary elections, but Iranians say the chaos in neighboring countries makes them wary of too much change beyond working on the economy.

Ted Cruz Rouses Crowd At CPAC Conference

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 6:25am

The Conservative Political Action Conference — CPAC — is meeting in Washington. But Donald Trump won't be there. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro discusses the race with Sarah McCammon.

Republicans Take On Kentucky Caucus

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 6:25am

There will be seven presidential contests this weekend. Most of them will be small caucuses. Reporters in three states — Kentucky, Kansas and Maine — describe the races they're covering.

GOP Candidates Ratchet Up Raucous Discourse

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 6:25am

The Republican candidates' rhetoric is getting heated, and a little dirty. GOP political consultant Frank Luntz tells NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro why the candidates need to tone it down.

Syrians Cautiously Resume Daily Activities As Fragile Ceasefire Holds

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 4:35am

With airstrikes down sharply amid the ceasefire, Syrians in opposition areas are going to school, visiting friends and relatives — and holding anti-government protests.

A Comedian 'Rants' On Different Latino Cultures

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 3:55am

Latinos in the U.S. are "just put all in one group," says Joanna Hausmann, who is using comedy videos to show that all Latinos aren't the same.

'1984' On Stage: Big Brother Is Still Watching You

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 3:52am

An award-winning London stage adaptation of 1984 has just transferred to the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass. The actors say Orwell's dystopian novel remains ominously relevant today.

Here To Stay: How Indian-Born Innkeepers Revolutionized America's Motels

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 3:42am

Indian immigrants and their children comprise about 1 percent of the U.S. population, yet they own roughly half of all American motels. And 70 percent of those moteliers hail one same state: Gujarat.

More Color In Kids' Lit: Your Best Picks

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 3:39am

Our story about Marley Dias' #1000blackgirlbooks list got lots of feedback and some really good suggestions for kids' reading lists.

Fighting Cancer By Putting Tumor Cells On A Diet

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 3:32am

While genetic mutations are nearly ubiquitous in cancer, they may not always be the driving force for disease, some researchers say. They suggest looking at disruptions in cellular metabolism.

Author Pat Conroy Dies At 70

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 11:20pm

The best-selling author was known for novels such as The Great Santini and The Prince Of Tides. He had announced last month that he had pancreatic cancer.

#MemeoftheWeek: Was It Just Resting Christie Face?

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 10:51pm

Chris Christie stole the internet spotlight from all the presidential candidates on Tuesday when he appeared behind Donald Trump looking mournful.




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