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Nearing 93, Robert Mugabe Shows No Sign Of Stepping Down

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 1:53pm

The world's oldest leader, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, turns 93 Tuesday. He has no intention of retiring and his wife has said even if he dies before next year's election, he should run "as a corpse."

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Sex Pistols' Steve Jones On World Cafe

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 1:20pm

Jones shares stories from his raw, honest and heartfelt new memoir, Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol.

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Defense Secretary Mattis Contradicts Trump On Iraqi Oil

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:52pm

“We’re not in Iraq to seize anybody’s oil,” Secretary of Defense James Mattis said while on a visit to Baghdad, Iraq.

An Irish Immigrant Fights On The Great Plains In 'Days Without End'

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:51pm

The protagonist of Sebastian Barry's new novel is conscripted right off the boat as the price of American citizenship. Eventually he finds love and companionship with one of his fellow soldiers.

Uncovering Presidential Secrets, From Washington To Trump

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:51pm

Author Mary Graham discusses the confidences that presidents keep. When it comes to President Trump, she says: "I think we're seeing that it's not possible to keep policies secret in the digital age."

Uber Will Investigate Sexual Harassment Claims By Engineer

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:43pm

Uber's CEO has ordered an investigation into a sexual harassment claim made by a female engineer after she published a blog post detailing her experience.

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Revisiting The Death Penalty In Florida's Cell 1

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:40pm

With the state's death penalty in limbo, one reporter visited the last inmate to live in Cell 1 — the cell Florida inmates stay in before they’re executed.

The History Of 'America The Beautiful'

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:33pm

In 1926, President Hoover named "The Star-Spangled Banner" the national anthem — but some felt he should have picked "America the Beautiful" instead.

Why Hate Speech Is Protected Under The Law

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:20pm

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Santa Clara University law professor Margaret Russell about what the legal rules on hate speech are.

In North Carolina, Virtual Charter Schools Under Scrutiny

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:11pm

The first year of testing for North Carolina's online charter schools shows their students had the lowest academic growth in the state.

Report: Trump Associates Negotiate Peace Plan For Ukraine

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:52am

President Trump's personal lawyer and a Russian-American business associate negotiated a plan they hoped would end U.S. sanctions against Russia, according to the New York Times.

How One Man Went From 'Truffle Boy' To New York Food Entrepreneur

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:40am

Ian Purkayastha has loved truffles ever he first tasted them as a teenager — at 15 years old, he was selling them to restaurants in his Arkansas hometown.

Pence Reaffirms Commitment To NATO, But Says Europe Must Commit More

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:34am

Vice President Mike Pence told allies at NATO headquarters in Brussels that President Trump expected to see "real progress" by NATO members in raising their defense spending by the end of 2017.

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Storms Slam California, Causing Mudslides And Threatening Floods

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:33am

Powerful storms inundated the state over the weekend, leaving mudslides, sinkholes and downed power lines in their wake.

On What Would Have Been His 50th Birthday, How Kurt Cobain's Music Still Resonates

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:20am

The artist and Nirvana frontman who embodied the grunge movement was born on Feb. 20, 1967 in Aberdeen, Washington.

Where Are We With President Trump's Promises On Ethics?

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:11am

Trump's sons have taken over management of the Trump Organization. But potential conflicts of interest continue to raise flags among experts.

World Cafe Next: Jesse Hale Moore

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:51am

The Philadelphian's forthcoming debut album shows off his soulful falsetto and subtle songwriting. Hear two songs.

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Defense Secretary James Mattis: 'We're Not In Iraq To Seize Anybody's Oil'

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:17am

In an unannounced visit, Defense Secretary James Mattis traveled to Baghdad to meet with Iraqi leaders. He arrived during a fight to retake western Mosul, with allies' faith in the U.S. at a low.

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New Research Shows How 'Atmospheric Rivers' Wreak Havoc Around The Globe

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:01am

The idea of plumes of moisture curling above our heads might seem beautiful, but new research shows atmospheric rivers to be among the most damaging of weather systems.

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The Burning Problem Of China's Garbage

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 7:39am

China produces 520,000 tons of garbage a day. To get rid of it, the government favors burning it, which harms the environment. One answer: sorting garbage and recycling. But that's proved challenging.

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