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Workers Caught Up In The Shutdown Say They Face Real Damage

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 7:18am

Nearly 14 percent of federal workers make less than $50,000 per year. Those who are furloughed during the partial government shutdown are making hard choices after missing their first payday.

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We Need To Work Together To Reopen Government, Rep. Suozzi Says

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 7:14am

Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Tom Suozzi of New York, who was one of the few lawmakers who went to the White House Wednesday to discuss the shutdown. NPR's Domenico Montanaro weighs in on the issue.

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Public Embrace In Egypt Gets 2 College Students Punished

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 6:55am

A college student proposed to another student, and a public embrace is frowned upon in Egypt. After a public outcry, the punishment has been reduced to being barred from first semester exams.

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It's Always A Joy When We Can Report On Toto's 'Africa'

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 6:31am

There's a new art installation in the Namibian desert, according to CNN. It's six speakers, playing "Africa" — in Africa. The speakers are powered by the sun — so the song is on an endless loop.

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TV Review: 'Star Trek: Discovery' Begins Its 2nd Season

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 5:02am

Star Trek: Discovery starts a new season Thursday on CBS All Access, which is trying to build a new version of the franchise for an all-access world — hoping its reinvention will draw in subscribers.

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Jack Bogle, Who Started An Investment Revolution, Dies At 89

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 5:02am

The Vanguard founder created the first index mutual fund for individual investors. Bogle believed investors should own a mix of bonds and stocks but shouldn't pay investment managers to pick them.

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3 Chicago Officers Accused In A Police Cover-Up To Learn Their Fate

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 5:02am

A judge Thursday will decide the case against the police officers accused of obstruction in the murder investigation of a fellow cop — keeping details from the public under a code of silence.

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Britain's Prime Minister Survives Parliament's No-Confidence Vote

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 5:02am

David Greene talks to Bim Afolami, a Conservative Party member of Parliament, about Theresa May surviving a no-confidence vote a day after her Brexit plan was resoundingly defeated.

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Gillette Launches #MeToo-Inspired Ad Campaign, Backlash Follows

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 5:02am

Gillette has become the latest brand to face backlash for taking a stand on a heated social issue with a new ad spotlighting the #MeToo movement and calling out toxic masculinity.

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How Independent Is An Attorney General From The President?

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 5:02am

David Greene talks to commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions about the relationship between presidents and their attorneys general.

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Bombing In Syria Complicates Withdrawal Of U.S. Troops

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 5:02am

An attack claimed by ISIS killed U.S. troops in Syria. David Greene talks to Michele Flournoy, a former under secretary at the Pentagon, about how this might affect a planned troop withdrawal.

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I'm Scared The Color Of My Skin Will Bring Me Harm, Nosrat Says

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 5:02am

For a new podcast, member station WNYC has been asking: What scares you? Samin Nosrat, the Iranian-American food writer behind the cookbook, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, talks about some of her fears.

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News Brief: Trump's Base, Chicago Police Trial, Syria Bombing

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 5:02am

Poll shows cracks in key parts of Trump's base. A judge in Chicago will decide whether 3 police officers covered for a colleague in the shooting death of a black teenager. Syria bombing raises alarm.

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25 Years After The Northridge Earthquake, Is LA Ready For The Big One?

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 5:01am

On Jan. 17, 1994, a 6.7 magnitude quake rocked the suburbs north of Los Angeles, leaving 57 dead and causing more than $43 billion in damage. Officials worry LA isn't ready for the next big quake.

(Image credit: TIM CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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House Intel Chairman Schiff Vows To Get Trump Jr. Phone Records — And More

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 5:00am

The California Democrat says to expect new activity from the House intelligence committee this year. Read the transcript of his interview with NPR.

(Image credit: Amr Alfiky/NPR)

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Young Russian Musicians Struggle Under Government Scrutiny

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 5:00am

A new generation of Russians born after the collapse of the Soviet Union is coming of age and rebelling against the rules of the Putin regime through music.

(Image credit: Lucian Kim/NPR)

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Poll: Trump Approval Down, Slips With Base

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 5:00am

During the longest shutdown in history, key parts of Trump's base — from suburban men to white evangelicals to white men without a college degree — have slipped in their support for the president.

(Image credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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Shutdown Threatens To Stall Recovery In Wildfire-Ravaged Paradise, Calif.

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:30am

A federal grant for basic infrastructure projects is stalled. There is concern that, if fire survivors don't see evidence that recovery has begun, they could give up hope and leave the region.

(Image credit: Noah Berger/AP)

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In 'El Chapo' Case, A Bribery Allegation Involving Former Mexican President

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 11:04am

NPR speaks with reporter Zolan Kanno-Youngs of The Wall Street Journal about the courtroom allegation that drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman bribed former Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto.

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U.S. Soldiers Killed In Attack In Northern Syria

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 10:51am

An attack in northern Syria has killed U.S. service members. The Defense Department says they were on a routine patrol.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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