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Bidding Farewell To 'Hello, Dolly!': Actress Carol Channing Dies At 97

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 7:21am

Channing's big break came in 1949 when she was cast as Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. But she'll always be remembered for her role as a life-loving matchmaker and "meddler" in Hello, Dolly!

(Image credit: Archive Photos/Getty Images)

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Barr Plans To Allow Mueller Probe To Conclude, Sen. Klobuchar Says

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 7:18am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota about confirmation hearings for William Barr, the president's attorney general nominee. NPR's Ryan Lucas weighs in on the topic.

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Actor Hugh Grant Would Like His Film Script Back

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 6:52am

Grant says the script with notes all over it was in a bag that was stolen from his car. He's appealing for the script to be returned, and also, he says, his kids' medical cards.

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Smash Helps Customers In Beijing To Vent Anger

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 6:31am

Reuters reports you can pay $23 to enter a room and release your pent-up feelings by smashing things: TVs, computers, old radios, furniture, etc. One customer brought wedding photos to destroy.

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Kyler Murray Is Top-Notch. Will He Pursue: Baseball Or Football?

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 5:05am

David Greene talks to ESPN's Jeff Passan about Kyler Murray, a top-draft pick by baseball's Oakland A's, and after a Heisman Trophy-winning year as a college quarterback, he's entered the NFL draft.

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LA Teachers Strike: Spanish-Speaking Parents May Be At A Disadvantage

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 5:05am

The Los Angeles Unified School District is more than 70 percent Latino and serves many non-English speaking families. We examine strike awareness among Spanish-speaking parents.

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Calif. Leaders Vow To Shield PG&E Customers From Bankruptcy Fallout

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 5:05am

For the second time in two decades, California's largest utility, PG&E, is declaring bankruptcy — this time in the face of potentially massive wildfire liabilities.

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It's Pay Day For The Coast Guard But No Checks Are Expected

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 5:05am

Steve Inskeep talks to Adm. Cari Thomas, CEO of the relief organization Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, about Coasties who most likely will not collect a pay check because of the government shutdown.

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Millions Of Hindus Gather For Traditional Dip In Holy River

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 5:05am

The world's biggest gathering of human beings, the Kumbh Mela, starts Tuesday in India. Pilgrims dip in sacred waters at the confluence of 3 rivers. Up to 120 million people are expected thru March.

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Government Shutdown Stalls Preparedness For Upcoming Hurricane Season

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 5:05am

Government meteorologists who work on hurricane modeling and forecast improvements have been furloughed as part of the shutdown. Also endangered: FEMA hurricane training exercises.

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Officials Hope Date Change Will Drive More Visitors To Detroit Auto Show

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 5:05am

Once again, several big-name automakers won't have reveals or even exhibits at the North American International Auto Show. Organizers of the 54-year-old auto show are struggling to revive it.

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After Years Of Blockbuster Global Sales, Apple's iPhone Hits A Slump

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 5:05am

Apple's stock nose dived after the company told analysts that it would be lowering revenue expectations this quarter. It cited problems in China as the reason.

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News Brief: Rep. Steve King, William Barr, Brexit Vote

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 5:05am

Steve King is stripped of House committee assignments. Confirmation hearings begin Tuesday for Attorney General nominee Barr. And, the big Brexit vote takes place in Britain's Parliament Tuesday.

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Attorney General Nominee Appears Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 5:05am

William Barr appears has written critically about the Mueller investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Democrats are concerned he could meddle in the probe.

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House GOP Leaders Remove Rep. King From Committee Assignments

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 5:05am

GOP Rep. Steve King of Iowa was removed from two House panels as a punishment for his recent comments in a New York Times interview where he questioned whether "white supremacy" was an offensive term.

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British Parliament To Vote On Theresa May's Brexit Deal

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 5:05am

The British parliament votes Tuesday on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal. May warns rejecting her deal opens up the possibility of Brexit being stopped, or that Britain leaves without a deal.

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An Island Crusader Takes On The Big Brands Behind Plastic Waste

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 5:02am

Every year, 8 million tons of plastic wash into the oceans. The biggest sources are in Asia. In the Philippines, one man is going head-to-head with multinational corporations to stop the plastic tide.

(Image credit: Jes Aznar for NPR)

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Maggie Rogers Reintroduces Herself

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 5:02am

Pharrell's praise turned Maggie Rogers into a viral sensation. Now, she's negotiating all the pitfalls of a fast track to fame on her debut album, Heard It in a Past Life.

(Image credit: Cameron Pollack/NPR)

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Suspected Kidnapper Of Wis. Teenager Is To Make First Court Appearance

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 7:28am

People in Baron, Wis., are celebrating the return of Jayme Closs, who went missing three months ago after her parents were found shot to death in their home.

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How Damaging Are Rep. King's Comments To The GOP?

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 7:21am

David Greene talks to conservative writer Noah Rothman of Commentary magazine about controversial remarks from Iowa Rep. Steve King about white nationalists, and why the GOP waited so long to respond.

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