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We remember New York Democratic Rep. Lousie Slaughter, who died on Friday at the age of 88. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Bipartisan tributes are rare these days. But the flags above the Capitol are at half-staff as both Democrats and Republicans salute Louise Slaughter, who represented the Rochester, N.Y. ...
Mercedes Benz USA showed off its new headquarters in Atlanta -- all in the midst of a possible trade war that could affect the car industry in the South, which has become a truly global car market. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: Another political story we've been following is the president's proposal to impose ...

In accordance with tradition, the Chicago River was dyed green Saturday morning in honor of St. Patrick's Day. According to The Chicago Tribune, Richard J. Daley, who served as Chicago's mayor from 1955 until his death in 1976, initially proposed dyeing part of Lake Michigan green instead. His friend ...
Conor Lamb's upset win in Pennsylvania's special election poses questions for his party. Three Democrats talk strategy: Rep. Luis Gutierrez, strategist Maria Cardona and Guy Cecil of Priorities USA. Democrat Conor Lamb Appears To Have Won Pa. Special Election. Here's What It Means ...
A former Cornell University student has been charged with four federal crimes after an abundance of weapons was allegedly found in his Ithaca, N.Y., apartment. Two of the charges have to do with possession of firearms -- an unregistered destructive device and a silencer. The others have to do with false ...
The murder of a a young investigative journalist in Slovakia led to street protests and the collapse of the government. Now protesters want fresh elections to sweep away corruption. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: A love story turned murder mystery is sparking mass protests across Slovakia and even led to the ...

Updated at 10:25 p.m. ET. Before Washington, D.C., had fully processed the late-night firing of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who was let go by Attorney General Jeff Sessions less than 48 hours before his planned retirement after more than two decades of service to the bureau, the saga took ...
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CNN's chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, is no stranger to tough coverage. She documented the bloody 2003 American-led invasion of Iraq and has reported from the aftermath of humanitarian crises including the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the 2011 Japanese tsunami and Hurricane ...
Singer Rihanna denounced an ad that appeared on Snapchat making a game of domestic violence that featured photographs of her and Chris Brown. And the social media app's stock price went tumbling. "Now SNAPCHAT I know you already know you ain't my fav app out there," Rihanna said in a ...
The good news: Employees at the landfill got the call just in time to divert the garbage truck. After sifting through tons of trash, landfill employees found the jewels. DAVID GREENE, HOST: Good morning. I'm David Greene with a new meaning for diamond in the rough. A woman in Georgia accidentally threw ...
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After having trouble obtaining drugs needed for lethal injections, Oklahoma is planning to change its primary method of execution to nitrogen gas inhalation. It would be the first time a U.S. state uses this method of execution, though six states have gas inhalation in their laws as a secondary method to lethal ...
The Antarctica peninsula is shrinking as global temperatures rise. David Greene talks to scientist James McClintock about why warm weather is killing off penguin populations. DAVID GREENE, HOST: Last year on this program, we took you to the end of the Earth, Antarctica, to speak with James McClintock.
Thousands of students across the U.S. left their classrooms on Wednesday to protest recent school shooting deaths and to demand that Congress to take action. What happens now? Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email. Get The Stories That Grabbed Us This Week. Delivered to your inbox, these are the ...
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The Florida International University pedestrian bridge across Southwest Eighth Street in Miami collapsed Thursday afternoon, trapping an unknown number of people underneath. The bridge is located on the intersection of SW Eighth Street and SW 109th Avenue. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue is at the scene ...

Updated at 12:12 p.m. ET. The Trump administration imposed new sanctions against Russia on Thursday, slapping punitive measures on 19 people and five entities over their alleged role in Moscow's interference in the 2016 election and other "destructive" cyberattacks. The sanctions mark the most ...
Updated 1:04 p.m. ET. The "substantial doubt" that iHeartMedia's corporate leaders expressed around the company's likelihood of surviving another year, mentioned in its quarterly financial report last November, has been put to rest. iHeartMedia, the country's largest radio broadcaster with around 850 ...
The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it wants to sharply reduce the amount of nicotine in cigarettes. The idea is to help wean millions of smokers off their deadly habit and prevent millions more from becoming regular smokers in the first place. "Despite years of aggressive efforts to tackle the ...
In this new rap order, that frequently pits the purists against the pluralists, everyone has something to prove. Yet Royce 5'9" and DJ Premier, in the thick of their respective careers at 40 and 51, are primed to defy the ageist divide. The duo's second collaborative album, PRhyme 2, out March 16, continues to ...
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty to conspiracy, tax and bank fraud charges in an Alexandria, Va., federal courtroom Thursday afternoon. Judge T.S. Ellis set a trial date for July 10. Manafort faces a separate federal trial on Sept. 17 on other charges also brought by special ...
You ever stop to think about how creepy rowing machines are? There's one in Thoroughbreds, a blistering new comic thriller about teen girl sociopaths, and it gets a workout (so to speak). We never see the deltoid-booster onscreen -- it's tucked out of sight in a stepdad's lair -- but we hear its rhythmic ...
In the boardroom on The Apprentice, the stakes seemed high. A quick decision from Donald Trump could end with winning, losing and embarrassment on network TV. But in the Cabinet Room at the White House, people's lives and livelihoods are at stake. In recent weeks, as President Trump led televised ...
Updated at 2:39 p.m. ET. Since the Columbine school shooting nearly 20 years ago, the conversation after mass shootings has inevitably included media that depict violence -- and the effect on children. While Democrats focus on gun restrictions, conservatives often home in on music and video games ...
The campaign for the leading Democratic candidate for Senate in Tennessee, former Gov. Phil Bredesen, sent a letter to the FBI Thursday that said it feared it had been hacked. The potential breach comes as state and federal officials are increasingly worried that enough hasn't been done to improve ...
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President Trump held a roundtable at the White House Thursday to discuss violent video games and how they relate to school shootings. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Douglas Gentile, psychology professor at Iowa State University, about what research tells us about video games and violence in children.
There is no shortage of speculation on what became of legendary American aviator Amelia Earhart, who disappeared in 1937 over the Pacific during an attempt to circumnavigate the globe. Now, Richard Jantz, a researcher affiliated with the University of Tennessee, has re-examined data from bones found ...
Mobs made up mostly of Sri Lanka's predominately Buddhist Sinhalese majority torched Muslim homes and businesses in the island-nation's central hills near Kandy, a day after the government imposed a state of emergency to quell days of violence. As NPR's Julie McCarthy reports tensions between the ...
After Parkland, there have been many calls to make schools a "harder target" -- for example, by arming teachers. But there's a decent amount of research out there on what actually makes schools safer, and most of it doesn't point to more guns. On the Friday after the deadly shootings at Marjory Stoneman ...
President Trump's proclivity for putting his name on buildings, steaks, ties and certificates is well-known. But former adult film actress Stormy Daniels says he failed to put his name on their contract. Get Caught Up: Trump's Alleged Affair With Adult Film Star Stormy Daniels ...
Not every acid trip will scar you with weird, drug-laced nightmares. In fact, if you play your cards right, a short experience could turn into a bout of revelatory visuals that inspire your creative side or a string of warped non sequiturs that become enjoyable in their randomness. In Crumb's new music video for ...
Twenty-one top tech companies are banding together to try to stop wildlife traffickers from trading endangered species on their platforms. The Global Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online, organized by Google and the World Wildlife Fund, was announced Wednesday morning. It includes companies ...
John Oliver jokes that his satirical news show, HBO's Last Week Tonight, does a 22-minute deep dive on news "no one in their right mind wants to hear about." In recent weeks, the show has covered, among other things, the Italian parliamentary elections and NRA TV, an Internet channel with NRA ...
Launching the 2018 election cycle, Texans cast ballots in primaries on Tuesday -- leaving several races headed for runoffs. Election night in Texas offers several takeaways of note, as we look ahead. Here are six to consider: Texas Primary: Democratic Votes Surge, But Republicans Recover Early Vote ...
There is a part of a filmgoer exhausted by an avalanche of stuff -- much of it forgettable, much of it created by committee, much of it branded within an inch of its life, and all of it subject to commercial expectations that are either indifferent or hostile to art -- that says, "I cannot get on board with a film that ...
President Trump insists his isn't a White House in chaos, but it's hard to deny the near constant churn of key aides, including Tuesday's announced departure of economic adviser Gary Cohn. A full 43 percent of top-level positions in the Trump White House have seen turnover. That is not normal. In fact, the ...
Texans cast their votes in primaries Tuesday. Democrats turned out in numbers not seen in more than a decade -- though far more GOP voters showed up at the polls across the deep red state. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email. Support KUT 90.5. Stories like these are made possible by contributions ...
Food scientists at the University of Massachussetts Amherst have come up with a technique they say could make it a lot easier to avoid food poisoning. The main piece of equipment? Your smartphone. Currently, to identify the bacteria that can get you sick, like E. coli or salmonella, food scientists often use ...
Nashville rock is fun, loud and often trashy, but the best bands push themselves beyond mere noise into visionary territory. Idle Bloom is a band that's grown from its roots in the all-ages punk scene to become one of the city's most musically compelling and lyrically insightful ensembles. Founded in 2014 by ...
Oxfam International says three members of a team it deployed to Haiti in 2010 who were investigated for sexual exploitation there threatened a key witness in the inquiry. The U.K.-based aid group has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks after The Times of London reported that some of its staff ...
After the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in Las Vegas last year, lawmakers discussed imposing restrictions on "bump stocks." The Las Vegas shooter used that type of gun modification, which makes a semiautomatic weapon fire like an automatic weapon, and killed 58 people.
The movie Black Panther proved itself to be a huge box office hit this weekend, surpassing analysts' already high expectations. Over three days, the film grossed an estimated 192 million. facebook; twitter; Flipboard; email. Get The Stories That Grabbed Us This Week. Delivered to your inbox, these are the ...
The Florida school shooting has again ignited debate over gun control. David Greene talks to David French, senior writer at the National Review, about the idea of a gun-violence restraining order. facebook; twitter; Flipboard; email ...
The cow broke free, jumped into a lake and swam to an island, where she eluded firefighters who tried to capture her. The cow has impressed a local politician who's fighting for her life. facebook; twitter; Flipboard; email. Get The Stories That Grabbed Us This Week. Delivered to your inbox, these are the ...
Top election officials from across the country grappled with a delicate question this weekend: How do you tackle the threat of election interference, and be transparent in doing so, without further eroding the public's trust in the voting process? "I'm always trying to straddle the line between sounding the alarm ...
Virginia Harrod, an attorney and county prosecutor who lives in rural Kentucky, survived breast cancer, only to develop lymphedema, which sent her to the hospital three times with serious infections. A lymph node transplant helped restore her immune system. Luke Sharrett for NPR hide caption.
Updated at 9:30 a.m. ET. President Trump is facing calls to act in the wake of the latest mass shooting, which killed 17 people on Wednesday at a high school in Florida, and the White House is not ignoring them. The president will participate in a pair of listening sessions on school safety this week, and on ...
Nathan Chen rewrote the story of his Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, performing an uNPRecedented six quad jumps in his free skate and launching himself from 17th place and nearly winning a medal in the men's singles competition. Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu repeated as the Olympic gold medalist in this ...


 

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