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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
David Greene talks to commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions about the relationship between presidents and their attorneys general.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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The California Democrat says to expect new activity from the House intelligence committee this year. Read the transcript of his interview with NPR.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.