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Ken Jeong's Netflix Comedy Special Comes Out On Valentine's Day

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 5:10am

You might know actor Ken Jeong from the movie The Hangover. NPR's David Greene talks to him about his new Netflix special, and how he went from being a medical doctor to a comedian and actor.

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Oregon School Helps Students In Crisis Who May Become Violent

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 5:10am

More schools are adopting an evidence-based approach to preventing violence on their campuses. The plan recognizes that a student contemplating violence is a student in crisis.

Categories: Syndicated

At El Paso Rally, Trump Demands: We Must Finish The Wall

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 7:22am

Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Scott Horsley and Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar of El Paso, about President Trump's visit there, and a tentative deal reached by negotiators on border security funding.

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New Dating App Is Available Just In Time For Valentine's Day

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 6:50am

It won't help you find the love of your life, but it will play cupid for cattle. The app is called Tudder — get it? It features thousands of cows available for breeding across the U.K.

Categories: Syndicated

Former KFC Worker Wins Breastfeeding Discrimination Case

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 6:00am

Attorneys for Autumn Lampkins says the Delaware mom wanted time to pump breast milk, but a KFC restaurant limited her breaks and eventually demoted her. She's been awarded $1.5 million.

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'Church Of Safe Injection' Offers Needles, Naloxone To Prevent Opioid Overdoses

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 5:18am

The group says it has 18 chapters in eight states, all of them funded by private, anonymous donations. Members distribute free and clean drug-use supplies even at the risk of being arrested.

(Image credit: Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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Rep. Omar Apologizes For Remarks Condemned As Anti-Semitic

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 5:02am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey about comments Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota made, which the party leadership condemned as anti-Semitic.

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Kremlin Uses Technology To Get Self-Employed Taxpayers To Pay Up

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 5:02am

One in 5 Russians is self-employed, and as the government looks for new sources of revenue, it's turning to technology to get the country's nannies, cleaners and tutors to pay their taxes.

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Trucking Industry Looks To Women To Help Alleviate Driver Shortage

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 5:02am

The huge driver shortage in the trucking industry is forcing big changes in the way it does business. Trucking companies are trying to hire more women and younger people to drive their rigs.

Categories: Syndicated

'Zaitoun': Recipes From The Palestinian Kitchen

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 5:02am

NPR's David Greene talks to food writer and human rights campaigner Yasmin Khan about her latest cookbook, and the travels that inspired a collection of Palestinian recipes.

Categories: Syndicated

Soul-Searching After Parkland, Dick's CEO Embraces Tougher Stance On Guns

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 5:02am

Ed Stack is a gun owner who was a longtime Republican donor. A year after Dick's Sporting Goods became an unlikely corporate face of gun control, it sees the fallout from its policy and lobbying.

(Image credit: Scott Dalton/Invision for DICK'S Sporting Goods/AP Images)

Categories: Syndicated

Turkey Criticizes China Over Treatment Of Muslim Minorities

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 5:02am

The Turkish government has issued a stern statement denouncing China for violating the fundamental human rights of Uyghur Turks and other Muslim communities in China.

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Many Churches Haven't Been Vigilant, Southern Baptist Official Says

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 5:02am

Rachel Martin talks to Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention about how church leaders are responding to a report that exposed widespread sexual abuse of church members and children.

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News Brief: Border Funding Talks, Parkland Shooting Anniversary

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 5:02am

Negotiators reach "an agreement in principle" on a border security spending agreement. Nearly a year since the Florida school shooting, Dick's Sporting Goods is the corporate face of gun control.

Categories: Syndicated

Trial Starts For Catalan Leaders Involved In 2017 Independence Bid

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 5:02am

The trial of 12 Catalan politicians in Madrid on Tuesday threatens to reopen the divisions in Spain between those who oppose independence for Catalonia, and those in the province who want to secede.

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Westminster Kennel Club To Crown Best In Show

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 5:02am

The Westminster Kennel Club dog show concludes Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The sporting, working and terrier groups will be judged before Best in Show is awarded.

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U.S.-China Trade War Boosts Vietnamese City's Economy

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 5:02am

Vietnam's economy grew faster than any mature country last year, in part because of the trade war. Manufacturers are leaving empty factories in China and fleeing across the border.

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'Agreement In Principle' Reached On Border Security Funding, Top Republican Says

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 8:52pm

Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., told reporters that he believes Congress can approve the legislation and send it to the president before the Friday night deadline to avert another partial shutdown.

(Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Pacific Northwest Expects More Record Snowfall This Week

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 7:25am

Over the weekend, the Puget Sound region was blanketed in snow and hit with frigid temperatures. Residents are busy digging out after the storm. Hardware stores have sold out of rock salt and deicer.

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Texas Mayor Acknowledges His City Is An Epicenter For Border Debate

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 7:22am

Rachel Martin and Steve Inskeep talk to El Paso Mayor Dee Margo ahead of President Trump's visit to the border city Monday. Former Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke is also having a rally in El Paso.

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