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Trump Goes Back To Defense After 'Star Of David' Tweet

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 3:40pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with political reporter Sarah McCammon about a Donald Trump tweet that contained white supremacist imagery, and the backlash it received.

Juno Mission Faces Make-Or-Break Orbit Moment

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 3:40pm

NASA's probe to Jupiter must fire its main engine to be captured by the giant planet's gravity. If the rocket doesn't fire, it's mission over. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with science correspondent Joe Palca from Pasadena.

Three Terror Attacks Raise The Spector Of A ISIS's Growing Reach

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 3:40pm

In the span of a week, three attacks in quick succession — in Turkey, Bangladesh, and Iraq — killed more than 200 people and have been blamed on ISIS. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to Scott Atran of France's National Center for Scientific Research about the terrorist group's evolving tactics and membership.

James Corden Takes His Turn Driving The 'Carpool'

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 3:40pm

James Corden tells NPR's Ari Shapiro how he keeps having fun with "Carpool Karaoke." This story originally aired March 8 on All Things Considered.

'This Is No Paradise': Author Explores The Side Of Jamaica Tourists Don't See

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 3:40pm

The characters in Here Comes the Sun are working class women, struggling with money, sexuality and the pressures of tourism. It is a debut novel for Jamaican author Nicole Dennis-Benn.

A Noah's Ark In Kentucky Encounters Controversy

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 3:40pm

A theme park featuring a life-size Noah's Ark opens this week in Kentucky. Its creator calls it a "world-class attraction." Critics say it reinforces the state's anti-science image.

Documentary Explores The Cyber-War Secrets Of Stuxnet

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 3:40pm

Alex Gibney's new documentary, Zero Days, looks at the Stuxnet worm — a cyber weapon developed by the U.S. and Israel. Gibney talks to NPR's Ari Shapiro about the film and the future of cyber warfare.

After A Case Of Mistaken ISIS Identity, UAE Issues Travel Warning

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 3:40pm

A man from the United Arab Emirates was mistaken for a member of ISIS and handcuffed at gunpoint in Avon, Ohio. Now the UAE has warned its citizens not to wear traditional clothes traveling abroad.

The Edge Of A 'New Catastrophe': The Fears Of A Russian Opposition Leader

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 3:40pm

Gennady Gudkov was recruited by the KGB 35 years ago. He later emerged as one of the Russian parliament's most vocal Putin critics. The Kremlin has been trying to crush him ever since.

Britain's Nigel Farage, Brexit Champion, Quits His Post With Right-Wing UKIP

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 3:40pm

Farage, who led the charge for Britain to leave the EU, resigned his post as leader of the UKIP party. "I've done my bit," he told reporters.

Green Party Finds Some Traction In Upstate New York

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 3:40pm

In a mill town on the Hudson River about an hour north of Albany, the Green Party is gaining some traction, fielding candidates for Congress and the state Assembly and Senate.

Sounds Of The Fourth: The Science Behind The Snap, Crackle, Boom

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 3:40pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with John Conkling, pyrotechnics specialist and professor emeritus of chemistry from Washington College, about how firework sounds are designed.

Elie Wiesel, A Witness Who Found Words For The Ineffable

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 3:40pm

Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel died on Saturday at the age of 87. Wiesel recounted this personal story, which aired in a series called "This I Believe" on All Things Considered in 2008.




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