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Bhutan Faces Challenges As it Sits Between Asia's Biggest Powers

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 7:40am

Increasing hostility between India and China is creating new tensions in the region. The latest confrontation was in the high mountains of the kingdom of Bhutan.

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Rep. Deutch On How His Constituents Are Coping With Fla. School Shooting

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 7:39am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Tim Deutch of Florida about last week's school shooting that took place in his district. Seventeen people were killed. Has debate over guns changed?

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Women Arrested After Complaining About Where Amulance Parked

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 7:12am

A woman in England left a note on the windshield: If this van is for anyone but No. 14 you have no right to park here. They did because they were answering an emergency call. The woman was arrested.

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Cow On The Way To A SlaughterHouse Wreaks Havoc

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 6:42am

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.

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At Winter Olympics, Russian Curler Suspected Of Doping

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 5:04am

More than 160 Russian athletes who passed drug tests were allowed to compete in the Games, even though the Russian Olympic Committee was banned for using prohibited substances.

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Rep. Schiff On Russia Influence Investigation

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 5:04am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California about President Trump's latest tweets concerning the Russia influence probe.

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Pa. Lawmakers Face Deadline To Redraw Congressional Districts

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 5:04am

Monday is the deadline the state's highest court gave itself to either pick new maps from a number of submissions, or draw its own. State GOP leaders think the court's actions are unconstitutional.

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Examining How Constant Exposure To Mass Tragedy Effects People

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 5:04am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks Dr. Sandro Galea, dean of Boston University School of Public Health, about how people can be affected by constant exposure to mass tragedy.

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Politics In The News: Gun-Violence Restraining Order

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 5:04am

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.

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'Black Panther' Breaks Weekend Box Office Records

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 5:04am

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.

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Economists Are Confident The Fed Will Keep Control Of Inflation

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 5:04am

The whiff of inflation sent the stock market tumbling recently. Inflation data released last week did show a pick-up, but it's not yet clear that the increase will be sustained.

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Trump Suggests FBI Missed Signs Of Fla. Shooting Because Of Russia Probe

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 5:04am

President Trump sent several tweets over the weekend, including an accusation that the FBI's focus on the Russia probe distracted the agency from following up on the Florida school shooter.

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Morning News Brief

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 5:04am

President Trumps weekend tweets about the Russia probe and the latest school shooting drew condemnation from both sides of the aisle. And in Parkland, Florida — the heartbreak over last week's school shooting is accompanied by new calls to action: a push for changes to gun legislation.

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DACA Recipients Face Deportation In The Coming Weeks

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 5:04am

People brought into the U.S. illegally as minors, could soon lose their protection against deportation. David Greene talks to Cristina Jiménez of United We Dream, an immigrant youth-led organization.

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'He's Not A Leading Man': A Casting Director On Rembrandt's Self-Portraits

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 5:04am

The Dutch artist painted scores of self-portraits, but they weren't exactly flattering. Casting director Margery Simkin thinks he could have played the manager of a baseball team.

(Image credit: Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging/Courtesy of Norton Simon Museum)

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ISIS' Parting Gift To Its Former Capital: Thousands of Explosive Booby Traps

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 5:02am

Raqqa may be cleared of ISIS fighters, but hidden throughout the city are thousands of hidden bombs. U.S. special forces and Syrians are training young men to disarm them.

(Image credit: Greg Dixon/NPR)

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Rivals Japan & South Korea Face Off At Olympics Amid Chilly Ties

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 5:01am

The fierce rivalry between Korea and Japan is in full view at the Olympics. And showdowns on the ice are happening as the relationship between the countries is "somewhere between cold and frosty."

(Image credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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She Survived Breast Cancer, But Says A Treatment Side Effect 'Almost Killed' Her

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 4:50am

When many lymph nodes are removed along with a tumor, some patients develop painful and debilitating swelling — lymphedema. More doctors should recognize and help prevent the problem, surgeons say.

(Image credit: Luke Sharrett for NPR)

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This Vaccine Can Prevent Cancer, But Many Teenagers Still Don't Get It

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 4:49am

The HPV vaccine can prevent cervical cancer in women and some cancers in men. It's most effective when given early in adolescence. But a new analysis finds only 29 percent of teens get it by age 13.

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Broward Schools Chief Dealing With How To Resume, Rebuild

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:01am

Host David Greene talks to Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie about fallout from the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead.

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