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U.S. : NPR

In 'Vietnam War,' Ken Burns Wrestles With The Conflict's Contradictions
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:52:00 -0400
Burns says he and co-director Lynn Novick initially thought they understood the Vietnam War. But when they started putting together their new PBS series, they realized, "We knew nothing."

Another Good Reason Not To Pee In The Pool
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:46:21 -0400
Urine, sweat and sunscreen interact with chlorine in pools to create irritating chemicals called chlormines. Those chemicals sickened dozens of swimmers and staff at an Ohio waterpark.

States Could Have A Powerful Role To Play In The Russia Investigation
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:46:00 -0400
Blue states have emerged as powerful adversaries against some of Trump's more controversial initiatives, and they could thwart efforts to impede the probe of Russian interference in the election.

Florida's Citurs Groves Hit Hard By Hurricane Irma
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:46 -0400
Hurricane Irma hit Florida's citrus groves hard. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Ellis Hunt Jr., a Florida citrus grower and Chairman of the Florida Citrus Commission about the damage.

National Flood Insurance Program Will Pay Out Billions For A Few Properties
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:46 -0400
The National Flood Insurance Program backs most flood insurance policies, but has many problems. Around one percent of insured homes have been responsible for around a quarter of the claims paid out.

Republican Senate Primary In Alabama Is Exposing Deep Fissures In Party
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:46 -0400
Alabama Republican voters will go to the polls on Tuesday to determine their party's candidate in a special Senate election. It's a runoff between appointed Senator Luther Strange and the controversial former Alabama Supreme Court Judge Roy Moore.

China Cuts Off Bank Business With North Korea As Trump Announces New Sanctions
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:46 -0400
The U.S. says that China's central bank has ordered other Chinese banks to stop doing business with North Korea.

Many Questions Remain On How To Talk To North Korea After U.N. Show Of Unity
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:46 -0400
The United Nations Security Council met in a show of unity to condemn North Korea's provocative nuclear and missile tests, but they are not united on what comes next: how to revive talks.

How Have President Trump's Bipartisan Efforts Been Received By Republicans?
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:46 -0400
Following his response to recent hurricanes and his bipartisan efforts, President Trump's approval ratings have ticked up. But what do Republicans think?

A Look From The Ground In Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Maria
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:45 -0400
As the situation in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria continues, we hear from Patricia Mazzei, a writer for The Miami Herald.

One Of Alaska's Senators Could Be A Deciding Vote On Affordable Care Act Replacement
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:45 -0400
Gov. Bill Walker, I-Alaska, is one of a number of governors who have come out against the Graham-Cassidy plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. One of his state's senators, Lisa Murkowski, hasn't yet decided how she will vote on the proposal.

Former Deputy Secretary Of State Talks About Future Of Iran Nuclear Deal
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:45 -0400
President Trump has suggested he wants to revisit the Iran nuclear deal, which was negotiated by the Obama administration. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with former Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken about the deal.

Montana Wildfires Reignite Logging Debate
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:45 -0400
An epic wildfire season in Montana has conservatives blaming environmentalists for blocking logging projects, but scientists say climate change is making fire seasons longer and more intense.

North Korea's Parking Debt Among Hefty Fines Owed To New York By Foreign Delegations
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:45 -0400
Yet another wrinkle in the U.S.-North Korea relationship: the North Korean diplomatic mission to the United Nations has more than 1,300 unpaid parking tickets in New York, according to a report by NBC.

One Woman Shares How She Was Drawn Into A Gang At An Early Age
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:45 -0400
There's a lot of attention on boys and young men involved in gun violence because they do most of the shooting, and are most of the victims. But girls and young women are also drawn into gangs, sometimes as enablers or transporters of guns.
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World : NPR

Three-Star Chef Asks Michelin Guide To Leave Him Out: 'I Will Be Able To Feel Free'
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:48:00 -0400
Sébastien Bras runs Le Suquet, a restaurant in southern France that first won its three stars in 1999. He cited the pressure of anonymous visits from the guide's inspectors two or three times a year.

Merkel Expected To Win Fourth Term In Germany Despite Far-Right Disruption
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:46 -0400
Germany goes to the polls on Sunday, and Angela Merkel is widely expected to win a fourth term as Chancellor. But disruption from the far-right and the hangover of the migrant crisis have made this campaign more difficult than Merkel is used to.

China Cuts Off Bank Business With North Korea As Trump Announces New Sanctions
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:46 -0400
The U.S. says that China's central bank has ordered other Chinese banks to stop doing business with North Korea.

Many Questions Remain On How To Talk To North Korea After U.N. Show Of Unity
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:46 -0400
The United Nations Security Council met in a show of unity to condemn North Korea's provocative nuclear and missile tests, but they are not united on what comes next: how to revive talks.

Buildings In Mexico Keep Falling Days After Deadly Earthquake
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:45 -0400
It's been two days since a powerful earthquake violently shook central Mexico killing at least 245 people. But buildings keep falling even as rescue efforts turn more to recovery and reconstruction.

Despite Urging Otherwise, Kurds In Iraq Move Forward With Scheduled Independence Vote
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:45 -0400
The U.S., Turkey, Iran and others want Iraq's Kurds to cancel an independence vote set for Monday. Most Iraqi Kurds want their own country, which could prompt Kurds in other countries to follow suit.

Former Deputy Secretary Of State Talks About Future Of Iran Nuclear Deal
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:45 -0400
President Trump has suggested he wants to revisit the Iran nuclear deal, which was negotiated by the Obama administration. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with former Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken about the deal.

North Korea's Parking Debt Among Hefty Fines Owed To New York By Foreign Delegations
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:45 -0400
Yet another wrinkle in the U.S.-North Korea relationship: the North Korean diplomatic mission to the United Nations has more than 1,300 unpaid parking tickets in New York, according to a report by NBC.

In Devastated Dominica, 'Hams' Become Vital Communications Link
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:23:00 -0400
With cell-phone providers struggling to get back up and running, amateur radio operators have stepped in to fill the communications void.

'World's Wealthiest Woman,' Liliane Bettencourt, Dies At 94
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:25:00 -0400
The heiress may be remembered for the l'affaire Bettencourt which spilled into French politics and saw a confidante accused of exploiting the elderly woman for lavish gifts.

Macho Man, Little Princess: How Gender Norms Can Harm Kids Everywhere
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:17:25 -0400
Girls are vulnerable, boys are strong. It's a dichotomy that researchers observed in 15 countries around the world — and one that has big consequences for children's health and success.

In Catalonia, Thousands Protest Spanish Attempts To Stop Referendum Vote
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:59:00 -0400
The Spanish government says the Oct. 1 vote on Catalan independence is illegal. Tens of thousands of people marched in Barcelona to support the scheduled vote, clashing with police overnight.

How To Soften The Blow From Recent Hurricanes And Earthquakes
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:31:00 -0400
There are numerous ways to donate in the aftermath of devastating hurricanes across the Caribbean and earthquakes in Mexico.

Mexico City Earthquake Update: All Children Are Accounted For
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:06:00 -0400
A senior official says there is no missing child in the wreckage at the Enrique Rebsamen School, south of the capital, as was widely reported. But an adult may still be stuck in the rubble.

Trump Administration Orders New Sanctions On North Korea
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:04:00 -0400
President Trump announced additional sanctions on North Korea in response to Pyongyang's renegade nuclear program.
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Business : NPR

Three-Star Chef Asks Michelin Guide To Leave Him Out: 'I Will Be Able To Feel Free'
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:48:00 -0400
Sébastien Bras runs Le Suquet, a restaurant in southern France that first won its three stars in 1999. He cited the pressure of anonymous visits from the guide's inspectors two or three times a year.

States Could Have A Powerful Role To Play In The Russia Investigation
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:46:00 -0400
Blue states have emerged as powerful adversaries against some of Trump's more controversial initiatives, and they could thwart efforts to impede the probe of Russian interference in the election.

Trump Administration Orders New Sanctions On North Korea
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:04:00 -0400
President Trump announced additional sanctions on North Korea in response to Pyongyang's renegade nuclear program.

Mass. Gov. Baker Opposes Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:30:00 -0400
David Greene talks to GOP Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, who signed a letter urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to table the Graham-Cassidy bill, which attempts to repeal Obamacare.

Examining Links Between Academic Performance And Food Stamps
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:04:00 -0400
South Carolina researchers have drawn a connection between low-income students' poor performance on math tests and the time of month when their families run low on food stamps.

SEC Reveals It Was Hacked Last Year
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:04:00 -0400
The Securities and Exchange Commission says someone breached a major database last year. And it says information accessed in the hacking may have been used for illicit stock trades.

Equifax Breach Puts Credit Bureaus' Oversight In Question
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:02:00 -0400
The day that Equifax said millions of Americans' personal information had been exposed, lawmakers were considering legislation the industry favored. Now, some are calling for tougher regulation.

SEC Says Cybercriminals Hacked Its Files, May Have Used Secret Data For Trading
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:37:00 -0400
The Securities and Exchange Commission says the "nonpublic information" might have given the intruders an edge in the markets, but didn't contain personally identifiable information.

Hurricane Season Takes Its Toll On Home Sales And Builder Optimism
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:26:39 -0400
The recent enormous storms have hit the industry hard, with several signs turning negative. But economists expect a rebound when the weather improves.

President Trump's Decision On Iran Nuclear Deal Could Affect Boeing Sales
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:49:00 -0400
Boeing has been one of the big winners with the Iran nuclear deal with two deals worth roughly $20 billion with Iranian airlines. This could be in jeopardy if President Trump does not certify Iran's compliance with the accord.

Fed's Unwinding Of Crisis Programs Expected To Push Up Interest Rates Very Gradually
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:35:00 -0400
The Federal Reserve in October will begin unwinding the extraordinary stimulus it used to battle the Great Recession. That means that over the long run, rates on car loans and mortgages could go up.

The Department Of Education Cuts Off A Student Loan Watchdog
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:18:00 -0400
The Education Department has terminated two agreements with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Here's why that matters.

Global Plan To Streamline 'Use By' Food Labels Aims To Cut Food Waste
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:00:11 -0400
Confusion over "sell by" and "use by" dates is one reason why billions of tons of food are tossed each year. A new global initiative of food giants, including Walmart and Nestle, aims to tackle that.

Quantity Of 'Skills' Doesn't Mean Quality In Amazon Echo's Alexa
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:10:00 -0400
Amazon Echo's Alexa has helped people do all sorts of tasks. Although Alexa now has more than 15,000 so-called "skills," critics say that many of Amazon's skills are low-quality.

Who Controls Think Tanks? Shift In Funding Highlights Changes In The Industry
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:10:00 -0400
Increasingly, wealthy business people are funding think tanks. As one political scientist notes, they tend to "want to know exactly what they're getting for their dollars' worth."

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Science : NPR

How Prepared Is The U.S. For Earthquakes?
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:45 -0400
Mexico has had an earthquake early-warning system for decades, and other countries that get earthquakes — Japan, Taiwan — have them, too. The U.S. does not. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones, who spent years working with the U.S. Geological Survey to create a system.

Are We About To See A Black Hole?
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:51:00 -0400
A project called the Event Horizon Telescope is analyzing data taken earlier this year using interferometry — and we may be remarkably close to "seeing" a black hole, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

Shellfish Surprise: Common 'Herbivore' Dinosaur Found To Snack On Crustaceans
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:02:00 -0400
"I immediately said, 'Oh, no, no, it can't be crustaceans.' That was my knee jerk reaction," a paleontologist said. The prehistoric snacking was likely intentional and linked to mating behaviors.

Mexico City Doomed By Its Geology To More Earthquakes
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:54:00 -0400
The problem is that just to the west, a huge slab of the Earth's crust called the Cocos Plate is grinding relentlessly toward North America. And it's running under another slab to the north.

Editing Embryo DNA Yields Clues About Early Human Development
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:16:00 -0400
Researchers disabled a gene that they think helps determine which human embryos will develop normally. The technique they used is controversial because it could be used to change babies' DNA.

Cassini's Spectacular Legacy — And Nod To The Future
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:10:00 -0400
Following on Cassini's discoveries, NASA aims to probe Jupiter's Europa for potential life. With every new world we discover, we should look back at our own planet with awe, says Marcelo Gleiser.

Bemoaning Budget Cuts, Health Care Navigators Say Feds Don't Get It
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:30:11 -0400
The federal government has sharply cut funding to groups that help people enroll in health plans. But the groups say federal officials don't understand how much help and follow-up some people need.

Once Teased For Her Love Of Bugs, 8-Year-Old Co-Authors Scientific Paper
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:29:00 -0400
Sophia Spencer was extremely fond of bugs, especially grasshoppers. Her peers didn't always appreciate her interest. Entomologists on Twitter, on the other hand, were huge fans of her passion.

A Girl's Love For Bugs Goes Viral
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:42:00 -0400
Canadian Sophia Spencer, 8, loves bugs. A tweet her mom sent out about that made headlines and led to a paper the girl co-authored in a science journal.

The Science And Art Of Mapping Animal Movements
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:32:00 -0400
Technology allows mapping of wildlife movements with new precision — and a fresh approach to conservation — as evidenced by Where the Animals Go, released Tuesday in the U.S., says Barbara J. King.

Guess What's Showing Up In Our Shellfish? One Word: Plastics
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:00:00 -0400
Scientists predict that plastic in the ocean will eventually outweigh the fish there. Where is it all coming from? And is it making our food unsafe? Researchers are trying to find the answers.

We Shouldn't Stick Our Heads In The Sand, But We Do It Anyway
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:00:31 -0400
Ignorance is bliss, but knowledge is power...right?

Fuel Shortages And The North Korean Economy, Explained
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:27:47 -0400
A recent tweet by President Trump about long gas lines in North Korea reopens questions about what's going on in the country's opaque economy after several rounds of economic sanctions.

Xanax Or Zoloft For Moms-To-Be: A New Study Assesses Safety
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 05:04:00 -0400
Is it OK to take antidepressants or anxiety medicine during pregnancy? Recent research suggests women who need treatment can take these drugs. Doctors recommend the lowest effective dose.

Scientists Work To Grow Food In Space
Sun, 17 Sep 2017 07:59:26 -0400
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Gene Giacomelli of the University of Arizona about working with NASA to develop a kind of greenhouse where astronauts can grow crops while in space.

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