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Pro-Life Group Reacts To Restrictions For Clinics That Refer Patients For Abortions

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:48am

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, responds to news that the White House will revive a rule to bar groups that provide abortions from receiving federal funds.

Categories: Syndicated

Pakistan Still Struggles To Eradicate Polio

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 7:21am

Health workers have made some large strides against polio but getting to zero is elusive. There's violence against workers and anti-vaccination advocates use social media to frighten parents.

Categories: Syndicated

After Trump's NATO Criticism, Countries Spend More On Defense

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 7:16am

David Greene talks to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, who met with President Trump this week. Top on the agenda was defense spending, Iran and the war on terrorism.

Categories: Syndicated

World War I Artillery Shell Put Out With The Trash

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 6:51am

It's believed a landlord in London, Ontario, tossed the shell while he was cleaning up after recently evicted tenants. A neighbor who found the shell said, "Those idiots had that in their house."

Categories: Syndicated

Parrot In Florida Learns How To Command Alexa

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 6:26am

The parrot, named Petra, has learned to use a smart speaker, and she's terrorizing her owner by turning the lights on and off all day.

Categories: Syndicated

California Winemakers Nervous About U.S.-China Trade Talks

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:57am

China is one of the top exports for U.S. wine, but last month in retaliation to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum, China imposed a tariff on U.S. wine, and other food and agricultural exports.

(Image credit: Eric Risberg/AP)

Categories: Syndicated

Morning News Brief: North Korea, Royal Wedding

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:00am

President Trump assured North Korea it would benefit from any deal it reaches with the U.S. regarding its nuclear program. Royal watchers have 1 day to go before Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle.

Categories: Syndicated

President Maduro Asks Venezuelan Voters To Give Him Another Term

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:00am

Venezuelans head to the polls this weekend for a presidential election some call a sham. The opposition is boycotting the vote, and President Nicolas Maduro is expected to win.

Categories: Syndicated

Administration To Ban Funds For Clinics That Discuss Abortion With Patients

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to Cecile Richards, former president of Planned Parenthood, about new rules that are expected to restrict groups that receive federal funds from discussing abortion with patients.

Categories: Syndicated

Britain's Royal Wedding Is 1 Day Away

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:00am

Saturday is the big day. Britain's Prince Harry will marry former American actress Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle outside of London. Millions are expected to tune in to the royal wedding.

Categories: Syndicated

House GOP's Internal Immigration Battle Leads To Strains

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:00am

Nearly 20 House Republicans are breaking with leadership to force a vote on immigration legislation. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Jeff Denham of California on why he's pushing for a vote.

Categories: Syndicated

Royal Wedding Fashion: What Does Meghan Markle's Dress Look Like?

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:00am

David Greene talks to fashion journalist Colin McDowell about this weekend's royal wedding. McDowell has written about royal style for decades.

Categories: Syndicated

WHO And Congolese Officials Scramble To Contain Ebola Outbreak

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:00am

The World Health Organization says an Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo has reached a new, more worrying phase after a case turned up in a port city on the Congo River.

Categories: Syndicated

Democrats Unlikely To Stop Any Trump Judicial Nominees

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:00am

Democrats may hold 49 votes in the Senate but for all practical purposes, they have been completely disarmed when it comes to opposing President Trump's judicial nominees.

Categories: Syndicated

Planned Trump Summit With North Korea Hits Roadblock

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:00am

North Korea is having second thoughts about meeting with President Trump next month. Comments by the administration's national security adviser could be to blame.

Categories: Syndicated

Trump To Host A Prison Overhaul Summit

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:00am

Evangelical leaders are expected to attend a meeting at the White House Friday on prison overhaul. It's an issue that's becoming more of a front-burner political issue for this group.

Categories: Syndicated

'He Was My Everything': A Farmer's Wife Reflects On Her Husband's Suicide

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:57am

In May 2011, Ginnie Peters' husband, Matt, took his own life. In a StoryCorps conversation, she and Trent Andrews, a family friend, talk about Matt's last day and a letter he left.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Ginnie Peters)

Categories: Syndicated

Small Business Owner Fears U.S.-China Trade War Will Destroy Her Company

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:56am

Mary Buchzeiger's auto parts company may be fighting for its life if it doesn't get relief from Trump's proposed tariffs. "They're attacks on U.S. companies that are using Chinese goods," she says.

(Image credit: John Ydstie/NPR)

Categories: Syndicated

German Ambassador On Iran Deal

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 7:19am

NPR's David Greene interviews Germany's ambassador to the U.S., Peter Wittig, about trade, leadership and diplomacy after the U.S. pullout from the Iran nuclear deal.

Categories: Syndicated

MSU President On Nassar Settlement

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 7:15am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Michigan State University President John Engler about the $500 million settlement for victims of university athletic doctor and convicted sex abuser Larry Nassar.

Categories: Syndicated