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The xx On Growing Up Without Growing Apart

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 3:53pm

Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith have been a trio since childhood, but like any long-term relationship, it's taken work. They joined NPR's Ari Shapiro to talk about their unique bond.

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On This German Island, The Breakers Bring Gifts Ashore: Thousands Of Toys

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 3:50pm

You might say something eggstraordinary (sorry) happened on the North Sea island of Langegoog. Tens of thousands of little eggs containing toys washed ashore there, much to the delight of local kids.

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New Democratic Senate Leader Vows To Hold 'Donald Trump's Feet To The Fire'

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 3:47pm

Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York says he's open to compromise, but wants to hold a hard line on protecting his party's priorities. And he's going to use the incoming president's words against him.

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Cuban-Americans Take Spotlight In Netflix Reboot Of 'One Day At A Time'

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 3:36pm

Netflix releases a new take on an old show, Norman Lear's One Day at a Time. This time, the show follows a Cuban-American family.

Republicans Prepare Efforts To Defund Planned Parenthood

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 3:36pm

Republicans are once again threatening to defund Planned Parenthood. They've tried and failed before, but they could have new momentum this time around with control of the House, Senate and the White House.

France's Marine Le Pen Contends Populism Is The Future

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 3:36pm

The French far right politician Marine Le Pen, who is running to be her country's president, says the wave of populism that brought Brexit to the United Kingdom and and Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency is no passing phenomenon, but the world's new political future.

New Members Of Congress Adjust To Working On Capitol Hill

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 3:36pm

As Congress comes into session, many new members are adjusting to working on Capitol Hill. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to two new members, Republican Rep. Paul Mitchell of Michigan and Democratic Rep. Val Demings of Florida.

Rep. Adam Schiff Reviews Intelligence Report On Russian Election-Year Hacking

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 3:36pm

The intelligence community released Friday the public version of its report on Russian hacking in the lead up to the U.S. election. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Rep. Adam Schiff, ranking member on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

U.S. Intelligence Community Releases Public Report On Russian Hacking

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 3:36pm

Intelligence officials released a public version of the report detailing the findings on Russian cyber attacks during the 2016 election cycle.

New Police Chief Comes After Months Of Turmoil In Oakland, Calif.

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 3:36pm

Oakland, Calif., has a new police chief. It follows a difficult period this summer when the city burned through three chiefs in a matter of days.

'The New York Times' Looks Ahead At Michelle Obama's Future

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 3:36pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with reporter Jodi Kantor about her piece in The New York Times Sunday Review, "Michelle Obama Can Now Speak Her Mind. Will She?" Kantor covered the first lady for six years and wrote the book, The Obamas: The Partnership Behind a Historic Presidency.

Trump Team Denies Obama Envoys Extensions Past Inauguration Day

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 3:36pm

The Trump transition team has told politically appointed foreign ambassadors they have to vacate their post by Inauguration Day. In a memo, the order said there would be no extensions.

Week In Politics: Trump Briefing On Russian Hacking, Obamacare Fight

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 3:36pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times, about President-elect Trump's intelligence briefing on Russian election-year hacking and the battle in Congress over Obamacare.

Former U.S. Diplomat Outlines Increasing North Korean Nuclear Threat

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 3:36pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Ambassador Joseph DeTrani about North Korea's nuclear program, how close the country is to launching a nuclear attack on the United States, and what can be done about it.

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