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Posted: 2020-01-23 01:17:30
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., cast the implications of the impeachment trial into historic terms for the power of Congress and the standing of the United States on the world stage.
Posted: 2020-01-22 23:00:59
One of the psychologists who designed the CIA's torture program appeared again at war court in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Wednesday. He testified about an inmate who was waterboarded more than 80...
Posted: 2020-01-22 21:28:00
One of the psychologists who designed the CIA's torture program appeared again at war court in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba Wednesday. He testified about an inmate who was waterboarded more than 80...
Posted: 2020-01-22 21:28:00
Trump Downplays U.S. Soldiers' Head Injuries, But Combat Brain Trauma Can Be Serious
President Trump downplayed the severity of head injuries sustained by American troops in Iraq. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with David Cifu of VCU about combat-related traumatic brain injuries.
Posted: 2020-01-22 10:01:09
Election Security Boss: Threats To 2020 Are Now Broader, More Diverse
In an exclusive interview with NPR, election threats executive Shelby Pierson says more nations may attempt more types of interference in the U.S.
Posted: 2020-01-22 00:50:00
Trump Impeachment Trial Recap: Republicans Balk At McConnell Over Session Rules
The Senate majority leader's own members didn't want to go along with his first vision for the procedure in the impeachment trial. But the GOP did reject calls for more witnesses and evidence.
Posted: 2020-01-21 21:10:00
Man Who Designed CIA Interrogation Program Testifies At Guantánamo Bay
An American interrogator who waterboarded alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was called to the stand during a pretrial hearing at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba Tuesday.
Posted: 2020-01-21 21:10:00
As Americans Fear Foreign Interference, Federal Agencies Work To Secure Elections
While President Trump has downplayed the threat of foreign interference in voting, his administration has been applauded by election officials and others for working to secure the 2020 elections.
Posted: 2020-01-21 20:17:40
VIDEO: How The U.S. And Iran Ratcheted Up Their Long-Running Feud
If you want to trace the history of U.S.-Iran tensions, you'd have to go back decades. But the roots of the latest escalation can be found in a series of developments over the past two years.
Posted: 2020-01-21 18:01:00
How Much Should The Public Be Told About Risky Virus Research?
The U. S. government this week is pondering how much the public needs to be told about funding decisions for lab research that could make risky viruses even worse.

Posted: 2020-01-19 12:00:53
When this reporter's father died, he accompanied the body as it was taken to the morgue. The grieving son says it was the hardest walk of his life.
Posted: 2020-01-18 12:32:20
NPR's Scott Simon offers some context to America's political chaos by looking at how authoritarian regimes around the world have tightened their grips on power.
Posted: 2020-01-17 20:01:47
A new editor will coordinate coverage of the urgent topic with the goal of bringing it more visibility.
Posted: 2020-01-14 16:34:14
Opinion: The Danger From Iran Didn't Die With Soleimani
We should be very worried about the new risks we will confront in a world where senior government officials are considered fair game, writes former diplomat Brett Bruen.
Posted: 2020-01-13 18:56:10
Opinion: In Iran Crisis, Iraq And Afghanistan Risk Becoming Collateral Damage
As this high-stakes situation plays out, the danger is that Iran's fragile neighbors, Iraq and Afghanistan, will become collateral damage, writes the head of the United States Institute of Peace.
Posted: 2020-01-11 12:48:57
Opinion: We May Never Know The Toll Fires Have Taken On Australia's Wildlife
A billion animals in Australia may have been impacted or killed by the wildfires so far, and some may have been pushed to the edge of extinction.
Posted: 2020-01-07 22:45:04
"Killing" Or "Assassination"?
Listeners and readers question how NPR has described the killing of an Iranian general.
Posted: 2020-01-02 14:20:44
Opinion: Ukraine Used Diplomacy; Russia Used Disinformation. The Difference Is Key
As we head into the 2020 elections, we must do a better job of distinguishing between diplomacy and destructive disinformation, writes former diplomat Brett Bruen.
Posted: 2020-01-02 10:10:00
Corporate Sponsorship Is Still Strong For College Football's Bowl Season
Bowl season is not over yet for college football teams. Commentator Mike Pesca says he's noticed that corporations love sponsoring bowl games.
Posted: 2019-12-30 16:10:55
'Disinformation' Is The Word Of The Year — And A Sign Of What's To Come
Foreign nations have been systematically spreading falsehoods on social media for years; in 2019, it seemed like the world began to fully grasp the ramifications of disinformation campaigns.

Posted: 2020-01-23 01:39:51
The Senate's strict rules allow the following on the chamber's floor during the impeachment trial: water, candy and ... milk. The presence of milk during the trial become a hot topic on social...
Posted: 2020-01-22 21:28:00
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Zhenzhong Si, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo, about why China's "wet markets" remain popular despite public health concerns tied to disease outbreaks.
Posted: 2020-01-22 20:35:00
Tactics such as blocking highways and forcing closure of government offices have now set the protest movement, which began in early October, on a more dangerous collision course with security...
Posted: 2020-01-22 20:31:12
How Does Wuhan Coronavirus Compare With MERS, SARS And The Common Cold?
The virus that has emerged in China is part of a family known as coronaviruses. Here's how some of the best-known coronaviruses compare with this newly identified member of the viral family.
Posted: 2020-01-22 20:12:18
Honduran Mom Reunites With Her 5-Year-Old After Migrant Caravan Crackdown In Mexico
After Mexican officials fought to stop a migrant caravan from entering, Saury Vallecilla Ortega was temporarily separated from her youngest child and feared for the worst.
Posted: 2020-01-22 19:47:52
Public Transport In Wuhan Suspended Due To Coronavirus Concerns
It's the most dramatic change in the wake of the newly discovered virus, which has so far infected some 500 individuals and killed 17.
Posted: 2020-01-22 14:52:20
U.N. Urges Probe Of Reported Hacking Of Jeff Bezos' Phone By Saudi Arabia
U.N. human rights experts said they were gravely concerned by reports that a WhatsApp account held by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was used to hack The Washington Post owner's phone.
Posted: 2020-01-22 10:06:00
News Brief: Impeachment Trial, New Coronavirus, Smartphone Voting
Senate hears opening statements in Trump's impeachment trial. A deadly virus that first appeared in China has reached the U.S. And, King County, Wash., voters may use smartphones in February...
Posted: 2020-01-22 10:06:00
Chinese Health Officials: More Die From Newly Identified Coronavirus
Chinese health authorities held a briefing Wednesday on a new coronavirus thought to have originated in Wuhan, China. More than 200 cases have been detected globally, including one case in the...
Posted: 2020-01-22 10:06:00
Psychologist Testifies About Torture Techniques In Sept. 11 Case
At the U.S. military court in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a psychologist who waterboarded the alleged Sept. 11 mastermind is testifying as part of the case against five accused Sept. 11 terrorists.

Posted: 2020-01-23 02:05:21
The rapper's unexpected death at Midway International Airport was caused by an overdose of opioids, according to the medical examiner.
Posted: 2020-01-23 01:26:56
"Workers' performance and workers' dedication to the company were secondary. Now, they'll be moved more to the forefront," state Sen. Joe Cryan, a co-sponsor of the bill, said.
Posted: 2020-01-22 23:35:00
The rail carrier Amtrak says passengers who use wheelchairs will no longer have to pay for the added cost of accommodating them.
Posted: 2020-01-22 23:14:23
Utah Becomes Latest State To Ban Discredited LGBTQ 'Conversion Therapy'
A host of medical experts have rejected the practice — aimed at changing a patient's sexual orientation — as "futile and destructive." In Utah, the ban took effect with a regulatory change...
Posted: 2020-01-22 23:00:59
Architect Of CIA's Torture Program Says It Went Too Far
One of the psychologists who designed the CIA's torture program appeared again at war court in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Wednesday. He testified about an inmate who was waterboarded more than 80...
Posted: 2020-01-22 21:29:25
When Winter Hits Florida, Iguanas Fall From Trees — And Maybe Onto The Grill
"Verified the iguana warning," the National Weather Service office in Miami says. There are also reports that, much like in 2018, some people see the cold-stunned lizards as free meat.
Posted: 2020-01-22 21:28:31
New Boeing CEO Gives Pep Talk To Employees And Addresses Media
New Boeing CEO David Calhoun met with his employees in Seattle and then held a conference call with reporters in an effort to bolster confidence in the troubled airplane manufacturer.
Posted: 2020-01-22 21:28:31
Impeachment Trial May Be Crucial For Reelecting Senators Like Martha McSally
The impeachment trial could be a political test for some senators up for reelection this fall. Among the vulnerable is Arizona Republican Martha McSally, who's tried to keep a low profile.
Posted: 2020-01-22 21:28:31
At San Francisco Airport, Caution Around New Coronavirus Screenings
This week, five U.S. airports will be screening passengers from flights originating in China for the new coronavirus. In San Francisco, people say they are cautious but not worried.
Posted: 2020-01-22 18:06:38
The Harvey Weinstein Trial: A Brief Timeline Of How We Got Here
For years, dark rumors swirled around the movie producer. So how did those whispered allegations result in a full-fledged criminal trial? Here's an abridged history.

Posted: 2020-01-23 01:06:25
It is 75 years since Soviet Union troops liberated Auschwitz - now marked as Holocaust Memorial Day.
Posted: 2020-01-23 00:43:03
Joe Biden says he wants no part of "a farce or political theatre" in the Senate impeachment case.
Posted: 2020-01-23 00:36:55
Seventeen big cats rescued from Guatemalan circuses have moved to a South African wildlife sanctuary.
Posted: 2020-01-23 00:32:42
Ivory Coast is using plastic waste to build schools
The West African country has partnered with UNICEF to transform landfill waste into bricks for schools.
Posted: 2020-01-23 00:30:19
Three generations join Delhi women's citizenship sit-in
Thousands of women are camping out in a Delhi suburb in protest over a law they see as anti-Muslim.
Posted: 2020-01-23 00:16:29
'I have to live on $1,175 a year'
Brazil's army of fruit workers speak of struggling with low pay and dangerous working conditions.
Posted: 2020-01-23 00:16:21
Yad Vashem: Why Poland won't be attending Holocaust memorial
Poland's president has snubbed an Israeli event to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Posted: 2020-01-23 00:10:10
US plans limits for 'emotional support' animals on flights
Passengers have attempted to bring increasingly exotic animals on board flights.
Posted: 2020-01-22 21:47:41
Jean-Paul Gaultier: Stars turn out for designer's final show
French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier ends a 50-year career with his last couture runway show.
Posted: 2020-01-22 21:10:14
Lebanon protesters angry over new government
Demonstrators return to the streets saying Lebanon's new government does not meet their demands.