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Posted: 2019-10-22 19:02:00
Holding the Line is the tell-all many wished Mattis' own Call Sign Chaos had been. But for all of Guy Snodgrass' in-the-room accounts, there are some unverifiable elements and inaccuracies.
Posted: 2019-10-22 09:02:00
Data surveillance and algorithms have changed the way law enforcement finds criminals, terrorists and insider threats. But algorithms aren't neutral. They can take on problematic human qualities.
Posted: 2019-10-22 09:01:12
Ambassador William Taylor talked with compatriots in real time about his objections to President Trump's policy. Now he's scheduled to meet behind closed doors with members of Congress.
Posted: 2019-10-22 04:01:12
Former Cambridge Analytica Director Says She Saw Company Techniques 'As Savvy'
There's a victim-blamey tone in Brittany Kaiser's memoir Targeted, but what it offers over other look-backs is a more in-the-room account of what exactly, she alleges, was in the company's pitch...
Posted: 2019-10-21 21:20:24
Justice Department Announces Plan To Collect DNA From Migrants Crossing The Border
Immigrant advocates are denouncing the proposal, arguing that collecting genetic information of border crossers could have implications for family members residing in the U.S.
Posted: 2019-10-21 17:43:51
Some U.S. Troops May Remain In Northeast Syria To Protect Oil Fields
Other U.S. troops will pivot to fighting ISIS in Iraq, rather than immediately heading home. Some 300,000 people have reportedly been displaced since Turkey's offensive began.
Posted: 2019-10-20 18:21:24
Mulvaney Walks Back Ukraine Remarks, Admits It Wasn't A 'Perfect Press Conference'
The acting White House chief of staff denied what he previously said: that defense funding to Ukraine was frozen in part over the demand that Kyiv dig up dirt on Trump's political rivals.
Posted: 2019-10-20 16:58:08
3 Soldiers Killed In Training Accident On Fort Stewart In Georgia
The tragic early morning training exercise also resulted in three other soldiers being hospitalized. The incident involved the Bradley Fighting Vehicle on which they were riding.
Posted: 2019-10-20 15:09:59
Defense Secretary Esper Arrives In Afghanistan To Devise A Way Forward In 18-Year War
His visit to restart peace talks with the Taliban comes amid debate about the role of U.S. troops in the region after Trump quickly began withdrawing forces from northeastern Syria earlier this...
Posted: 2019-10-19 12:08:00
The Middle East: Trump Pulls Back, Putin Pushes In
Donald Trump wants to reduce the U.S. presence in the Middle East. Vladimir Putin has been pushing to increase Russia's role. Events in Syria have crystallized the larger aims of both leaders.

Posted: 2019-10-19 12:08:00
The complicated history of baseball in Washington, D.C., makes it difficult to pin down the most recent example of a hometown team making it to the World Series.
Posted: 2019-10-16 18:13:53
Weird news story gets clicks, but it's not a bullseye for all NPR readers.
Posted: 2019-10-12 12:12:32
Scott Simon says the NBA has been handling China with kid gloves, in contrast with how outspoken coaches and players have been with their thoughts on America.
Posted: 2019-10-08 20:14:49
A Simple Way To Make Toilets Friendlier For Women In Refugee Camps
On a visit to Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, a toilet expert was thrilled to find a thoughtful innovation.
Posted: 2019-10-05 12:01:57
Opinion: Did Secretary Pompeo Forget His West Point Pledge?
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a West Point graduate, should remember the academy's honor code as the Ukraine story unfolds: "A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do."
Posted: 2019-10-04 21:11:50
Setting The Record Straight After A Live Interview
An addendum for a rebroadcast was necessary, but not necessarily sufficient
Posted: 2019-10-02 20:06:16
A Corrections Milestone Worth Noting
NPR's newsroom is succeeding in reducing the errors it makes.
Posted: 2019-10-02 15:45:14
Opinion: Trump And Pompeo Have Enabled A Saudi Cover-Up Of The Khashoggi Killing
Saudi Arabia's campaign of denial would never have gotten off the ground had it not been for the Trump administration's support over the past year, say former State Department officials.
Posted: 2019-10-02 09:03:00
Are The Miami Dolphins Losing In Order To Get A Better Draft Pick?
The NFL's Miami Dolphins have lost their first four games by staggering margins. Sports commentator Mike Pesca speculates on why the team is losing.
Posted: 2019-09-28 11:48:56
Opinion: The Sitcom President And The Reality Show President
NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the television show parallels of President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, and the call between them at the center of an impeachment inquiry.

Posted: 2019-10-23 09:58:27
British officials say they believe the truck originated in Bulgaria and arrived in the U.K. over the weekend. A man from Northern Ireland is in custody.
Posted: 2019-10-23 09:01:40
The 2016 referendum on Britain's membership of the EU left many communities deeply divided, but one organization is trying to bridge the gap between "Brexiteers" and "Remainers."
Posted: 2019-10-23 09:01:40
Two men who worked closely with President Trump's private lawyer Rudy Giuliani will appear in federal court Wednesday. The criminal case against them intersects with the House impeachment inquiry.
Posted: 2019-10-23 09:01:40
Kurdish Reaction To Turkey-Russia Deal To Patrol Northern Syria
NPR's David Greene talks to Syrian Democratic Council representative Sinam Mohamad about the plight of Kurds after the withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria.
Posted: 2019-10-23 09:01:40
News Brief: Trump Impeachment Probe, Northern Syria
Ambassador William Taylor says Trump tied Ukraine aid to political probes. Two Soviet-born businessmen are connected to the impeachment probe. Turkey and Russia reach a deal to control northern...
Posted: 2019-10-23 09:01:00
Russia And Turkey Reach Deal To Force Out Kurds In Northern Syria
After five hours of talks on Tuesday, the leaders of Russia and Turkey agreed on how to jointly patrol parts of Syria that until recently were controlled by Kurdish forces.
Posted: 2019-10-23 09:01:00
Demonstrators In Chile Demand Economic Equality
On the fifth day of violent protests against the government, Chile's president apologized on national television for failing to see the problems of the people.
Posted: 2019-10-22 23:01:23
Iraqi Security Forces Killed 149 People In Recent Protests, Inquiry Concludes
A government review says most of the dead were killed by gunshot wounds to the head or chest. Over 3,000 people were wounded.
Posted: 2019-10-22 21:52:49
Protests In Chile's Capital City Show No Signs Of Stopping
A rise in subway fares in Chile triggered huge anti-government protests that killed at least 11 people. The president declared a state of emergency and said Chile was "at war."
Posted: 2019-10-22 21:41:55
Turkey, Russia Reach Deal To Control Syrian Areas Once Patrolled By The U.S.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to jointly patrol an area in northern Syria previously controlled by Kurdish forces with U.S. support.

Posted: 2019-10-23 09:01:00
UAW members at General Motors' largest factories vote Wednesday and Thursday on a tentative contract agreement. Ratification would end the longest strike against GM since 1970.
Posted: 2019-10-23 09:01:00
The school is trying to take anxiety out of the lunchroom experience. It has assigned seating with a teacher at each table. Officials say it improves school culture. Others aren't so sure.
Posted: 2019-10-23 09:00:24
The technology behind e-cigarettes has changed over the years, and researchers are now finding evidence that the way different sorts of vaping devices and e-liquids interact could harm consumers.
Posted: 2019-10-23 01:37:20
Astros And Nationals Tied 2-2 In Game 1 Of World Series
The Series features well-matched teams with superb starting pitchers.
Posted: 2019-10-22 22:41:24
New Charges Against Lori Loughlin And 10 Other Parents In Admissions Case
New federal charges were filed Tuesday against a total of 18 defendants accused of being part of a conspiracy to cheat their children into top colleges.
Posted: 2019-10-22 22:30:00
Michiganders Get A Late Autumn Surfing Opportunity With Lake Waves As High As 13 Feet
Surf's up in one of the most unlikely places today. Unusually high waves are pounding Lake Michigan shore and exciting some end-of-the-season surfers.
Posted: 2019-10-22 21:52:49
Vermont Girls' Soccer Team Protests For Equal Pay In Solidarity With USWNT
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with three co-captains of the Burlington High School girls' soccer team in Vermont about their protest last week in solidarity with the equal pay campaign of the USWNT.
Posted: 2019-10-22 21:40:00
Chicago Teachers' Strike Continues As Students And Parents Start To Feel The Toll
Teachers in Chicago continued their strike for the fourth school day on Tuesday. The work stoppage is starting to take a toll.
Posted: 2019-10-22 21:40:00
From The U.S. To Ukraine, 2 Giuliani Associates' Ties To Impeachment Inquiry
Little-known businessmen Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman are facing campaign finance charges. The case sheds light on the Soviet-born men's involvement in events at the heart of investigations into...
Posted: 2019-10-22 21:32:31
More California Blackouts To Avert Wildfires May Start Wednesday, PG&E Says
The utility giant warned over 200,000 customers in 16 California counties that gusty winds and low humidity may bring more proactive power shutoffs starting Wednesday.

Posted: 2019-10-23 09:45:08
North Korea's leader described a once flagship inter-Korean complex as "shabby" and "a hotchpotch".
Posted: 2019-10-23 09:37:49
Indonesian investigators blame design and mechanical failures for Boeing 737 disaster last October.
Posted: 2019-10-23 09:25:20
President Sebastián Piñera has done an about-turn but will it be enough to sway demonstrators?
Posted: 2019-10-23 07:32:09
Hong Kong formally scraps extradition bill that sparked protests
The extradition bill is formally withdrawn by the legislature but the move is unlikely to quell unrest.
Posted: 2019-10-23 05:01:13
Trapped in Tripoli: The people stuck in Libya’s civil war
Survivors of a deadly air strike on a migrant detention centre in July tell the BBC they feel abandoned by the United Nations, and are desperate to escape Libya.
Posted: 2019-10-23 04:04:32
Chile protests: Piñera announces welfare package
The welfare package includes an increase in the basic pension and a rise in minimum wage.
Posted: 2019-10-23 03:28:38
House Rules: 'Bullied' reality TV star wins payout in Australia
Nicole Prince said she suffered abuse after being unfairly portrayed on a hit home makeover show.
Posted: 2019-10-23 03:22:28
Hong Kong releases murder suspect who sparked protest crisis
Chan Tong-kai's case led to plans for changes to extradition law, triggering broad anti-government protests.
Posted: 2019-10-23 03:04:19
Kim Ji-young, Born 1982: Feminist film reignites tensions in South Korea
The book was hailed as one of the most important feminist novels in Korean - but also led to outcry.
Posted: 2019-10-23 02:52:15
Shaquille O'Neal backs NBA executive over China dispute
The basketball legend has defended comments made by a NBA executive that prompted a backlash in China.