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In Greece, Many Asylum Seekers Are Stranded In Overcrowded Camps

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 3:18pm

The European Union's inability to agree on how to manage migration has turned some of Greece's Aegean islands into squalid dumping grounds for asylum seekers.

Hanging With '2 Dope Queens' As Popular Podcast Gets HBO Special

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 3:18pm

The popular podcast 2 Dope Queens started two years ago and now it's coming to TV in the form of four HBO comedy specials. The podcasts hosts, Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams, talk about where the show's power and chemistry come from.

With Marijuana Legal In California, San Francisco Is Dismissing Thousands Of Convictions

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 3:18pm

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced Wednesday that his office will dismiss thousands of marijuana-related convictions dating back to 1975. This is in response to California legalizing recreational marijuana this year.

Countdown Begins As 'Planet Money's' Satellite Gets Placed On Rocket

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 3:18pm

In the final part of the three-part series, the Planet Money satellite gets placed on top of a rocket and the countdown begins. There is a lot that can go wrong when going to space, and it's a nail-biting ride for everyone on launch day.

Tracing the Tension Between President Trump And the FBI Since The 2016 Campaign

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 3:18pm

The animosity between President Trump and the FBI isn't new. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly and Ari Shapiro trace the tension from the 2016 campaign through present day conflicts, including the GOP memo that hasn't been released.

Investigation in Myanmar Reveals Disturbing Massacre, At Least 5 Mass Graves

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 3:18pm

An investigation by The Associated Press details a massacre and at least five mass graves in Myanmar's Rakhine State. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled from there to Bangladesh since last August.

Republicans Plan To Release Controversial Memo Alleging Surveillance Abuse By FBI

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 3:18pm

Tension between President Trump and the FBI is rising with the anticipated release of a GOP authored memo alleging that the FBI improperly used its surveillance authority and is biased in its role in the Russia investigation. FBI director Chris Wray opposes the release, but Trump has said he is certain to make it public.

What's The Real Story About The Milkmaid And The Smallpox Vaccine?

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 3:09pm

As history tells it, young Edward Jenner heard a milkmaid say she'd had cowpox so couldn't get smallpox. And thus his idea for a vaccine was born. Now a researcher has fact-checked the tale.

(Image credit: The New York Academy of Medicine Library (nyamcenterforhistory.org))

Groundhog Day: Behind The Scenes With Punxsutawney Phil's 'Inner Circle'

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 3:00pm

NPR got rare personal access to the world's most famous groundhog as he and his handlers prepared for their big day.

(Image credit: Anne Danahy/WPSU)

What America Sells To The World

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 3:00pm

U.S. exports include airplanes, education and lots of blood.

(Image credit: NPR)

Her Seizures Looked Like Epilepsy, But Her Brain Looked Fine

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 2:50pm

For a surprising number of people who appear to have epilepsy, the real problem is psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, a little-known condition.

(Image credit: Maria Fabrizio for NPR)

2 Students Shot In Attack At Los Angeles Middle School

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 2:47pm

Police say both wounded victims are 15 years old, and one is in critical condition. Another three people have minor injuries. A 12-year-old girl is now in custody.

(Image credit: Damian Dovarganes/AP)

China Is Attempting To Muzzle #MeToo

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 2:38pm

As the women's rights movement spreads among Chinese universities, it poses a unique challenge to the country's male-dominated, authoritarian regime.

(Image credit: Reuters Staff/Reuters)

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