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Iran's Revolutionary Guard Takes Out U.S. Drone With Missile

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 7:41am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Middle East analyst Aaron David Miller about rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Iran shot down a U.S. drone over what it says was its airspace; U.S. disagrees.

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Iran Needs To Knock Off Bad Decisions, Sen. Tim Kaine Says

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 7:27am

Iran says it shot down a U.S. drown in its airspace. NPR's Noel King asks Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia what lawmakers can do to influence the Trump administration's approach toward Iran.

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Drone Shootdown Adds To Tensions Between U.S. And Iran

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 7:21am

Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. military drone in the Persian Gulf. A U.S. official confirms to NPR that the drone was taken down but disputes the details surrounding the attack.

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103-Year-Old Sprinter Sets Senior World Record In New Mexico

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 7:04am

Baton Rouge native Julia "Hurricane" Hawkins set a world record in the 50-meter dash while competing in the National Senior Games. She started running when she was 101.

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Cat Filter Distracts From Pakistani Politician's Serious News Conference

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 6:31am

Shaukat Yousafzai accidentally streamed his Facebook session with the cat filter on. So there he was answering serious questions with digital pink ears and whiskers.

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Why The Appearance Of High-Profile Witnesses Before Congress Is Appealing

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 5:03am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions about the history of high-profile witnesses who testify before Congress.

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Congress Demands Greater Oversight Over U.S. Olympic Committee

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 5:03am

The U.S. Olympic Committee is dealing with renewed calls to revamp itself after sexual abuse scandals and that it hasn't done enough to protect young athletes. Congress is increasing pressure as well.

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Trump Administration Finalizes Replacement To Obama's Clean Power

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 5:03am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Joseph Goffman, of the Environmental & Energy Law Program at Harvard, about the end of the Clean Power Plan, which he worked on in the Obama administration.

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Tourists Distressed By Unexplained Deaths In The Dominican Republic

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 5:03am

The FBI is helping local authorities in the Dominican Republic investigate the recent unexplained deaths and illnesses of several Americans.

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Federal Reserve Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged For The Time Being

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 5:03am

NPR's Noel King talks to David Wessell, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, about the Federal Reserve indicating it may cut interest rates in the future.

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Alzheimer's Reshapes The Lives Of A Family In New York

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 5:03am

Alzheimer's disease puts incredible strain on relationships. One couple in New York is talking publicly about how the disease is changing their marriage.

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Iran Shoots Down U.S. Drone. U.S. Says It Was In International Airspace

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 5:03am

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it has shot down a U.S. drone that was flying in Iranian airspace. A U.S. official confirms the aircraft was downed, but disputes Iran's account of the facts.

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'Throughline' Traces Evangelicals' History On The Abortion Issue

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 5:03am

NPR's history podcast, Throughline, examines how the issue of abortion became a defining political issue for evangelicals.

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How 1 Farmer Navigates California's Strict Limit On Ground Water

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 5:03am

New rules in California governing groundwater usage have pushed farmers to experiment with some innovative techniques, including developing micro markets for water.

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Tensions With Iran Unlikely To Lead To Repeat Of 'Tanker War'

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 5:03am

The recent attacks on oil tankers amid rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran has happened before. In the 1980s, the U.S. needed Gulf oil. Today, not so much.

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U.N. Reports Record Number Of Refugees Worldwide

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 5:03am

A U.N. agency says that the number of people displaced by violence last year surpassed 70 million, a new record. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to David Miliband of the International Rescue Committee.

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News Brief: Iran Shoots Down U.S. Drone, Biden Comments, China-North Korea

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 5:03am

Iran says it shot down a U.S. spy drone in its airspace. Joe Biden's recent comment draws heat from his 2020 presidential rivals. China's president holds two days of talks with North Korea's leader.

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72 Philadelphia Police Officers Placed On Desk Duty Over Offensive Social Media Posts

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 10:16pm

Police officials in Philadelphia are describing the action as the largest removal of officers from the street in recent memory.

(Image credit: Matt Rourke/AP)

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I Spy, Via Spy Satellite: Melting Himalayan Glaciers

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 2:39pm

Scientists are using old spy satellite images to measure the effects of climate change. They're finding that glaciers in the Himalayas are melting twice as fast as they were a few decades earlier.

(Image credit: Josh Maurer/LDEO)

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Former DHS Official On Trump's Mass Deportation Threats

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 7:19am

Former Department of Homeland Security official Theresa Cardinal Brown talks with NPR's Noel King about President Trump's threats of mass deportations.

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