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For WNYC's Podcast, Scaramucci Answers: '10 Things That Scare Me'

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 5:01am

A quick way to get to know someone is to ask: What scares you? Member station WNYC did that for a new podcast. Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci offers his fears.

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News Brief: Government Shutdown, Pompeo Speech, Miscarriage Treatment

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 5:01am

Trump heads to McAllen, Texas, on the U.S.-Mexico border. Secretary of State Pompeo, who's in Egypt, speaks on U.S. policy in the region. A new treatment for miscarriage is mired in abortion debate.

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Infectious Kids' Song, 'Baby Shark,' Hits The 'Billboard' Hot 100

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 5:01am

"Baby Shark" — about a family of sharks scouring the seas for their next meal — charted at No. 32 for the week ending Jan. 12. It boasted 20.8 million streams last week, according to Nielsen Music.

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On Trip To Build Supprt For A Wall, Trump To Visit U.S.-Mexico Border

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 5:01am

President Trump once promised to build a vast concrete wall on the southern border. Now, the wall has morphed into a steel slat barrier. Trump has shifted his rhetoric on the wall over time.

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Pompeo To Outline U.S.' Middle East Policy During Speech In Egypt

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 5:01am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's extensive trip to the Middle East takes him to Egypt. He is going to use the visit to give a speech in which he's expected to focus on U.S. policy for the region.

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Astronomers' New Tool May Help Solve Intergalactic Mystery

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 5:01am

Fast Radio Bursts are extremely powerful bursts of energy coming from far beyond the Milky Way. No one knows what's causing them but a new telescope in Canada should help find an explanation.

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New Treatment For Miscarriages Is Complicated By Abortion Debate

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 5:01am

A medication commonly used to provide abortions can also help ease the recovery process for women experiencing miscarriage. Doctors find it difficult to navigate heavy regulations around the pill.

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Border Patrol Professionals Weigh In On What's Needed: Wall Or Fence

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 5:01am

President Trump visits the border in Texas to highlight security needs. In San Diego, hundreds of Customs and Border Protection agents echo the same line: the fence is not secure and a wall is needed.

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Opposition Leader Wins Congolese Presidential Election

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 5:01am

Felix Tshisekedi was declared winner of the long-delayed presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo — amid suggestions of vote-rigging.

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On Day 20 Of The Shutdown, Trump Will Visit U.S.-Mexico Border

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 5:01am

President Trump on Thursday visits the U.S. Mexico border, after talks to resolve the partial government shutdown were unsuccessful on Wednesday.

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Defender Of Saudi Crown Prince Weighs In On Killing Of Journalist

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 5:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Ali Shihabi, the founder of the Arabia Foundation and an ally of Saudi leaders, about Saudi Arabia's role in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Alexa Can Help Kids With Homework, But Don't Forget Problem-Solving Skills

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 5:01am

How do virtual assistants like Alexa affect children's learning experiences? Some experts say easy answers delivered by technology can hurt the development of problem-solving skills in kids.

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'On The Basis Of Sex' Follows A Fiery Young Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 5:01am

The Supreme Court Justice is having a moment — a documentary, several biographies, even a coloring book. Now, a new movie chronicles her early career, including a landmark discrimination case.

(Image credit: Jonathan Wenk/Focus Features)

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What A Case Of Mistaken Identity Tells Us About Race In America

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 5:00am

Reports that a white shooter killed a 7-year-old black girl led to a national outcry, but in the days since, deputies have charged two black men. Gene Demby spoke about what this incident reveals.

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Advocacy Director For United We Dream Reacts To Trump's Border Wall Speech

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:02am

NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Sanaa Abrar for her reaction to President Trump's remarks on border security. Abrar represents United We Dream, an immigrant advocacy organization.

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Pompeo Visits Iraqi Leaders In Baghdad

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 10:12am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad on Wednesday, an unannounced stop on his trip to the Middle East.

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Air Travelers And Workers May Feel Government Shutdown Effects

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 7:23am

The TSA acknowledges more officers than usual are calling in sick rather than work without pay during the government shutdown. Travel industry leaders warn the economic impact could be significant.

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Democrats Want To Work On A Sound Border System, Rep. Thompson Says

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 7:18am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, who is chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, about President Trump's prime-time request to fund a border wall.

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Australian Prime Minister Is Caught In A Shoe Cover-Up

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 6:52am

Scott Morrison's office posted a family photo on his website. In it, he's wearing two left shoes. The white shoes were Photoshopped on, replacing the ratty sneakers he'd worn to the photo shoot.

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A Woman Brags On Dating App About An Illegal Deer Kill

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 6:30am

At the time she mentioned killing a deer, the Oklahoma woman was on the dating app Bumble. The guy chatting with her about the illegal deer kill just happened to be a game warden.

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