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President Trump is in excellent health with "no indication" of "any cognitive issues" -- but he could afford to lose a few pounds and start exercising over the coming year, according to the president's physician. Dr. Ronny Jackson, a navy rear admiral who directs the White House medical unit, conducted ...
The new season of the FX anthology series American crime Story revisits the 1997 murder of the Italian designer. John Powers says the show presents a moving portrait of homophobia in 1990s America. facebook; twitter; Flipboard; email ...

Filing to run for President of Egypt begins this weekend, but potential candidates say they're afraid of the consequences of taking on hardline President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who looks to run again. facebook; twitter; Flipboard; email ...
The Secretary of Homeland Security testified Tuesday that she did not hear President Trump use a vulgarity in a meeting with lawmakers about immigration last week. The president was widely reported to have used a disparaging word to describe African nations and wondered aloud why people from ...
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The first time I heard the music of AHI (pronounced "eye") was in the midst of listening to 120 other song submissions for the DIY musicians Conference panel I was hosting in Nashville back in August. It simply rose above everything else I heard. AHI's gruff but sweet voice and openly honest words were my ...
Immigration talks stalled after President Trump reportedly used vulgar language to describe African countries during a meeting. The U.S. and Canada host talks about North Korea's nuclear threat. facebook; twitter; Flipboard; email ...
On Friday, we posed this question to our audience: What do you think of the way poor countries are portrayed by aid groups and the media? The question came in light of President Donald Trump's reported description of El Salvador, Haiti and nations in Africa as "shithole countries" last week. Your Turn: ...
(Left) Johnathon Shillings, 28, just completed a five-year sentence and was reunited with his 8-year-old daughter, Victoria. (Right) Macario Gonzales, 27, shown with his 2-year-old daughter, Mackelsey, has just started to serve a seven-year sentence in Texas state prison. Courtesy of Johnathon Shillings ...
You might not suspect that the success of the emerging field of precision medicine depends heavily on the couriers who push carts down hospital halls. But samples taken during surgery may end up in poor shape by the time they get to the pathology lab -- and that has serious implications for patients as ...
In 2017, Fresh Air marked 30 years as a nationally syndicated, daily radio program by doing what it does best: more in-depth interviews. This year's guests included journalists, late night hosts, notable authors, political movers and shakers and an FBI profiler -- not to mention the multitalented Lin-Manuel ...
Amelia Randall Meath and Nicholas Sanborn of Sylvan Esso perform at the NPR music showcase during 2017's SXSW. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for SXSW hide caption. toggle caption. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for SXSW. Amelia Randall Meath and Nicholas Sanborn of Sylvan Esso perform ...
The Russia probe, led by special counsel Robert Mueller, was chosen as the top political story of the year. It narrowly beat out the sweeping story of fallout from sexual harassment, which touched on every industry, caused the resignations of a senator and members of Congress and continues. The selection ...
Radio Silence, a cocktail developed by Damon Boelte of the Grand army Bar in Brooklyn to honor Robert Siegel. Jenna Sterner/NPR hide caption. toggle caption. Jenna Sterner/NPR. Radio Silence, a cocktail developed by Damon Boelte of the Grand Army Bar in Brooklyn to honor Robert Siegel.
Destruction tends to happen quickly; progress is often gradual. This combination of sudden, bad things and slow, good things can mess up the way we see the world. We notice the sudden but miss the gradual. The nature of daily (hourly, minutely) news only adds to the perception problem. What would ...
People who work for the minimum wage in 18 states are getting a raise on Jan. 1. From Alaska to Maine, increases range from 4 cents to a dollar. facebook; twitter; Flipboard; email. It's Your Business. Each week, we'll send stories that explore trends in money, work and the economy. E-mail address.

NPR's All Things Considered wanted to hear your regrets from 2017, so we asked you to tell us. Everything from not getting a tattoo to not finishing hiking the entire Appalachian Trail made the list. facebook; twitter; Flipboard; email ...
As 2017 ends, evangelical Christians in the United States are suffering one of their periodic identity crises. Unlike other religious groups, the evangelical movement comprises a variety of perspectives and tendencies and is therefore especially prone to splintering and disagreement. The latest challenge to ...
On a Monday afternoon in October, a panel of Iowa state legislators gathered in the statehouse to discuss the opioid epidemic. Doctors, law enforcement officials and health insurers all took turns at the lectern. One of the witnesses was Deborah Thompson. She's testified in front of state legislators plenty of ...
When President Trump signed the $1.5 trillion tax cut bill on Friday at the White House, he made a bold claim -- that his "legislative approvals" were off the charts. "No. 1 in the history of our country," he said, citing 88 as the number of bills he had signed into law. The actual number of law Trump signed this ...
The MTV Unplugged series was a 90s pop culture staple. Jim Burns co-created the series and was the show's executive producer during its original run. Burns died on Tuesday at 65. facebook; twitter; Flipboard; email. You Must Hear This. Get new music hand-picked by NPR Music staff and station DJs, ...
At The Indicator, we've been covering numbers in the news for literally weeks now. And we've hit some of the big stories -- sexual harassment, jobs, taxes. For today's show, we decided to do something a little different: Stacey and Cardiff looked back over 2017 and picked one indicator each -- not ...
Standard caveats: I don't watch everything! I am behind on many things. That's just the way the world is. So if something you loved isn't here, it is not a rebuke. And: These are cultural -- mostly pop-cultural -- things. These are not the best things in the world. Like yours, my actual list of wonderful things from ...
Editor's Note: This encore story, originally published in September, seems especially relevant this week, as we all relax (aka sit! binge-watch! eat!) for the holidays. Count the number of hours you sit each day. Be honest. "If you commute an hour in the morning and hour after work -- that's two hours, and if ...
Making ice wine requires the grape to be picked and pressed at below-freezing temperatures, like in this vineyard in southern Germany. So, only a few places in the world -- mainly Canada and Germany -- produce it. But now, vineyards in frigid parts of the U.S., are making their own ice wine, giving ...
One day we noticed something strange: a pack of milk chocolate M&M's weighs 1.69 ounces, but a pack of Peanut Butter M&M's weigh a tiny tiny bit less, 1.63 ounces. The two packs are the same price, but you get slightly less of the Peanut Butter M&M's! 0.06 ounces less! It turns out there is a whole weird ...
It was a pretty predictable first round of voting in the NPR Top Political Story of the Year Bracket. The top seeds all advanced easily. The only upset was 10-seeded Anthony Scaramucci's 10 days in the White House breezing past the far-more important New York Truck Attack, which was a 7-seed. Pick The ...
In recent years, films about terrorism have become their own kind of genre. They're often geopolitical thrillers or espionage dramas, but a new film from Germany takes a different -- and more intimate -- approach. In the Fade, Germany's entry to the Oscars, tells the story of a survivor picking up the pieces of ...
The Trump Administration says it will no longer criminally prosecute companies that accidentally kill migratory birds. The decision reverses a rule made in the last weeks of the Obama administration. A legal memo from the Department of the Interior posted Friday declares that the Migratory Bird Treaty Act ...
Gennady Gudkov, a retired KGB colonel, peered at me across his dark, vaulted office in an old Moscow manor house. "I'm going to tell you ...
Charred hills are visible behind field workers as they pick Syrah grapes during a harvest operation on October 25, 2017 in Kenwood, California.
After victories in Virginia and New Jersey Tuesday, the Democrats have received a new dose of optimism about the 2018 midterm elections.
Updated at 11:42 p.m. ET. President Trump told the White House press corps Saturday that he had had several brief conversations with ...
NPR's Michel Martin talks with Vanity Fair reporter Rebecca Keegan, Wall Street Journal reporter Joe Fritz and CNN contributor Jeff Yang about ...
As the #MeToo movement spread across the Internet, with women coming forward sharing tales of sexual assault and harassment, South ...
NPR's Scott Simon talks with Wendy Cutler, a former U.S. trade representative, about President Trump's "America first" speech at the ...
Protesters gather outside as Roy Moore, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, appears at a mid-Alabama Republican Club's veterans Day ...
The shale oil boom attracted thousands of oil workers to North Dakota, sending the population of some small towns soaring. In response ...
Hundreds of thousands of Chinese come to the U.S. to study and work. Those who return to China are nicknamed sea turtles. We hear from a ...
In the wake of the massacre at a small-town Texas church on Sunday, many people are asking why. A large portion of the mass shootings in ...
Afghan policemen stand guard near an entrance gate at the Shamshad TV Network after gunmen who were reportedly disguised as policemen ...
In December 2006, workers broke cold ground in lower Manhattan, preparing the way for a glass-clad, towering hotel, to be called Trump SoHo ...
Spanish warship Cantabria brought the bodies of 26 Nigerian women to Salerno, Italy, after they were found in the Mediterranean Sea.
President Trump has embarked on his longest and most ambitious foreign trip yet. Over the course of nearly two weeks, he will visit five ...
NPR CEO Jarl Mohn, shown here in 2015, said today that he is going on leave for medical reasons for at least four weeks. Alex Brandon/AP ...
The article in question argues that by not tacitly embracing progressive politics, Taylor Swift "could well be construed as her lending support to ...
In odd-numbered years, Election Day consists of a hodgepodge of state, local and special elections. But in an era when, to flip an old phrase, ...
Much has changed in the year since Donald Trump gave his election night victory speech. journalists across the NPR newsroom have ...
Updated at 8:30 p.m. ET. The Air Force says a mistake allowed Devin Patrick Kelley to buy guns. On Sunday Kelley opened fire on a small ...


 

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