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Impeachment Inquiry Update: What The Past Week Revealed About The Ukraine Affair
President Trump commissioned Rudy Giuliani as his top guy for Ukraine and the White House also appointed "three amigos" to carry out its policy. The administration says nothing's wrong here.
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'Modern Love' Is An Uneven Tour Of New York Romance
Amazon's adaptation of the "Modern Love" column from the New York Times boasts a big, interesting cast. The stories, on the other hand, aren't so great.
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PHOTOS: Why Lynsey Addario Has Spent 10 Years Covering Maternal Mortality
The Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, known for her work in war zones, turns to a topic that is often shied away from: the risks women face when giving birth.
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'Everybody's Other Than Everybody Else': Choreographer Mark Morris
The prolific dancer and company director has written Out Loud -- a memoir of hits and flops, childhood trauma and a lifetime at the forefront of modern dance.
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Key Changes Would Alter The Government's Massive Survey On Schools And Civil Rights
The Education Department is proposing that it collect more information on bullying and sexual assaults happening at schools, and less information on things like preschool suspension rates.
NPR3 min read
Protests Rock Spain's Catalonia Region But Residents Are Divided Over Independence
While many Catalans are outraged at the central government's crackdown on the independence movement, the huge demonstrations have obscured deep divisions in Catalan society.
NPR3 min read
In 'Reincarnation Stories,' Visual Exuberance Masks Artistic Care
Legendary underground cartoonist Kim Deitch's new book is packed with monkeys, cartoon magpies, and even Jesus; it starts with an account of killing time after eye surgery and gets wilder from there.
NPR3 min read
Chile's Capital Engulfed In Chaos As Metro Protests Intensify
What started as a fare-dodging protest by students turned violent in Santiago on Friday, as metro stations and buses were burned and riots spilled out into the streets.
NPR3 min read
U.K. Parliament Votes To Delay Vote On Johnson's Breakthrough Brexit Plan
The Letwin Amendment, approved 322 to 306 on Saturday, will force British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to request an extension to the Oct. 31 no-deal deadline.
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Kurdish General Slams U.S.-Syria Policy; Gen. Petraeus Calls Withdrawal 'A Betrayal'
Two days into a cease-fire, clashes continue along Syria's northern border. Petraeus, who once commanded U.S. forces in the region, told NPR that withdrawing U.S. troops is unfair to Kurdish allies.
NPR3 min read
Could This Tree Be An Eco-Friendly Way To Wean Indonesian Farmers Off Palm Oil?
Palm oil plantations have led to widespread deforestation in Indonesia. But now some farmers are turning to a different crop — damar, a kind of anti-palm oil, grown in forest-based farms.
NPR3 min read
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says Bernie Sanders' Heart Attack Was A 'Gut Check' Moment
In an interview with NPR, Ocasio-Cortez said her decision to endorse Sanders is part of a movement that is "far larger than a presidential campaign."
NPR4 min read
Boeing Pilots Detected 737 Max Flight Control Glitch 2 Years Before Deadly Crash
One pilot messaged that the problem was "egregious" and he had "basically lied to the regulators (unknowingly)" when he had told the FAA that the flight control system was safe.
NPR3 min read
A City In Congo Dodged Ebola. But Residents Have Another Big Worry
Democratic Republic of Congo is the scene of the world's second deadliest Ebola outbreak. But in the city of Goma, some 250 miles from the hot zone, residents have other concerns.
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California Can Expect Blackouts For A Decade, Says PG&E CEO
PG&E is under fire for its management of last week's planned power outages that left about 800,000 customers in the dark. CEO Bill Johnson admits the company was ill-prepared for the operation.
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Explosions At Mosque Kill At Least 62 People In Afghanistan
It's the most serious militant attack against civilians in weeks. And it continues an alarming trend of rising casualties among the public in Afghanistan.
NPR4 min read
What's Behind The Research Funding Gap For Black Scientists?
Black scientists more often seek grants for community health studies, but molecular-level research proposals win more funding. More diversity throughout the process could help close the gap, says NIH.
NPR4 min read
Who Watches This 'Watchmen?' I Will, And You Should
Showrunner Damon Lindelof's updated twist on a classic graphic novel that turned superheroes into anti-heroes is a bold, compelling HBO revamp centered on racial tensions.
NPR3 min read
Tree Scientist Inspires Next Generation ... Through Barbie
Nalini Nadkarni was one of the first people to study the canopy — the part of trees just above the forest floor to the top branches. Her discoveries have helped shape our understanding of forests.
NPR4 min read
'Past Their Prime' At 20? Book Chronicles Attitudes Toward Female Aging In America
Known for the punch of her columns, The New York Times' Gail Collins sprinkles conversational, sardonic asides throughout No Stopping Us Now in an effort to keep the decades-long hike spry.
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Some Fighting Continues In Northern Syria Despite Turkish 'Pause'
There are a lot of unanswered questions, like whether Kurdish forces are actually withdrawing from the border. The Pentagon says U.S. ground forces won't be involved in enforcing a "safe zone."
NPR3 min readPolitics
Mattis Takes Swipe At Trump: 'I Earned My Spurs On The Battlefield'
In a speech blending humor with a serious message, the former secretary of defense also quoted a warning by Lincoln against a leader "unfettered by conscience, precedent or decency."
NPR2 min read
Los Tigres Del Norte Retrace Johnny Cash's Steps In 'Folsom Prison' Documentary
Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison, a new Netflix documentary, shows the power of music to heal.
NPR4 min read
Drone Delivery Is One Step Closer To Reality
Walgreens is testing out delivery from store to door by drone in Virginia, and UPS won approval to expand air delivery of medical supplies.
NPR3 min read
'The Cave' Documentary Gives On The Ground Look At Syria's Civil War
The documentary follows a doctor at an underground hospital that was bombed by the Syrian government.
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A Pop Cyborg With A Human Heart
As the voice of Chairlift, Caroline Polachek crisscrossed indie and mainstream tastes. Her solo LP adds digital flex to that voice, melding real and "enhanced" performance into one penetrating force.
NPR2 min read
Warren Proposes Letting Workers Hire Corporate Board Members. The Germans Have Been Doing It For 70
Sen. Elizabeth Warren said workers should be able to select 40% of the members on a corporate board. Big German companies have been required to do it for decades.
NPR3 min read
He Traded Single Life To Be Foster 'Pop' To More Than 50 Kids
Guy Bryant has fostered dozens of children over the past 12 years. At StoryCorps, he told one of his foster kids that he wants them to pass on what they've learned from him.
NPR2 min read
New Orleans Will Use Explosives To Topple Cranes At Hard Rock Hotel Collapse Site
A tropical storm will bring gusty winds to the area, threatening the stability of two towering cranes that remain unstable following last weekend's disaster.
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