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Posted: 2019-08-22 15:11:00
A South Korean security official says the pact "does not serve our national interest." Japan's foreign minister says Seoul's decision "completely misreads the security situation."
Posted: 2019-08-22 10:00:57
The Truman administration saw huge strategic value in the island as a geographic bulwark against the Soviet Union. Ultimately, the U.S. got access to Greenland without needing to purchase it.
Posted: 2019-08-21 15:17:19
The new policy would end the Flores Settlement and allow the government to hold families with children without a deadline, in a change from the way cases are handled today.
Posted: 2019-08-21 09:01:45
How A Tip — And Facial Recognition Technology — Helped The FBI Catch A Killer
Even as civil libertarians warn about the increased use of facial recognition by federal authorities, the bureau is using it to track down some of its most wanted suspects.
Posted: 2019-08-20 21:09:00
Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Tries To Rally U.N. Security Council To Counter Iran
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo takes his case against Iran to the United Nations Security Council, addressing a special meeting on threats in the Middle East.
Posted: 2019-08-20 08:40:00
U.S. Tests Missile With A Range Prohibited By Now-Abandoned Treaty
The Pentagon says it tested a modified cruise missile that flew "more than 500 kilometers" — a distance prohibited under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty scrapped earlier this month.
Posted: 2019-08-19 21:18:35
U.S. And The Taliban May Be Near A Deal. What Does That Mean For Afghanistan?
The Afghan government has been left on the sidelines as the U.S. and the Taliban have held multiple rounds of talks this year in the Gulf nation of Qatar.
Posted: 2019-08-17 12:00:38
Project Pluto And Nuclear-Powered Missiles
NPR's Scott Simon hears from Rand Corporation researcher Edward Geist about attempts by Russia and the U.S. to develop nuclear-powered missiles.
Posted: 2019-08-16 02:07:34
Trump Shifts From Background Checks To Mental Illness Reform At N.H. Rally
"There is a mental illness problem that has to be dealt with. It's not the gun that pulls the trigger — it's the person holding the gun," Trump said to a standing ovation.
Posted: 2019-08-15 11:51:00
U.S. Wants To Seize Iranian Tanker, Gibraltar Says
A Gibraltar spokesperson said the U.S. Department of Justice has applied to seize the Grace 1, adding that "a number of allegations" made by the U.S. are now being considered.

Posted: 2019-08-21 14:33:55
When is it okay for NPR to use the word "queer"?
Posted: 2019-08-17 12:00:37
The Hong Kong protesters are appealing to U.S. authorities and to international travelers as they press their government to keep its distance from Beijing.
Posted: 2019-08-10 13:00:18
The election four years ago of pro-market Mauricio Macri was a rebuke of the populism of the Kirchners. As the country heads into a new election season, the populists look to be making a comeback.
Posted: 2019-08-09 20:24:10
Respecting Listeners, Interviewees — And Staff
Abrupt newsroom layoffs upset listeners and NPR employees alike.
Posted: 2019-08-07 20:52:59
Sounding Like A Reporter — And A Real Person, Too
Listeners voice concerns about on-air voices.
Posted: 2019-08-07 09:15:00
Opinion: Speeding Up Baseball To Save It
Sports commentator Mike Pesca wonders whether Major League Baseball will modernize to attract a young audience, and how it will keep them for life.
Posted: 2019-08-06 17:26:45
Even A Grammar Geezer Like Me Can Get Used To Gender Neutral Pronouns
For anyone struggling to use "they" as a singular pronoun, linguist Geoff Nunberg says: Just practice. He believes human language processing capacity is far more adaptable than people realize.
Posted: 2019-08-03 11:57:14
Opinion: The Prince Of Broadway's Legacy Lives On Through His Music
NPR's Scott Simon marks the legacy of theatrical producer and director Hal Prince, who died this week at the age of 91.
Posted: 2019-07-31 20:04:55
Putting Guidelines For Reporting On Suicide Into Practice
Assessing recent reports, from the care taken with a series to a brief spot that missed the mark.
Posted: 2019-07-24 20:13:40
Opinion: Trump Gave Pakistan What It Wanted, But Afghan Peace Is Far From Guaranteed
In his Washington visit, Prime Minister Imran Khan secured a legitimate role for Pakistan in shaping Afghanistan's future, writes Shamila N. Chaudhary, a former National Security Council director.

Posted: 2019-08-22 15:25:46
Israel has begun using the technology at its West Bank checkpoints to verify Palestinians' identities as they cross into Israel. The new system means shorter wait times but is drawing criticism.
Posted: 2019-08-22 15:11:00
A South Korean security official says the pact "does not serve our national interest." Japan's foreign minister says Seoul's decision "completely misreads the security situation."
Posted: 2019-08-22 11:05:00
Officials in the German city are offering a million Euros if you can prove the town does not exist. There's this long-running online conspiracy theory that the city is an illusion.
Posted: 2019-08-22 09:36:00
Australia Joins U.S.-Led Maritime Force Protecting Persian Gulf Shipping
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Canberra would commit a frigate, patrol plane and specialist defense force personnel to the security flotilla escorting commercial shipping from Iranian attacks.
Posted: 2019-08-22 09:00:05
Lack Of Understanding Between U.S. And Iranian Leaders Has Consequences
NPR's Steve Inskeep sits down with conservative writer and newspaper editor Amir Mohebbian in Tehran to understand what Iran's ruling establishment thinks of escalating tensions with the U.S.
Posted: 2019-08-22 09:00:00
Danish Parliament Member Reacts To Trump Wanting To Buy Greenland
NPR's Noel King talks to Michael Aastrup Jensen, a member of Denmark's Parliament, about President Trump cancelling a trip to his country, and Trump's wish to buy Greenland.
Posted: 2019-08-22 09:00:00
Iran: When They Were Optimists
NPR's Steve Inskeep is in Tehran, revisiting familiar faces. They're people he interviewed years ago, when Iran had a nuclear agreement with the U.S. What's happened since the U.S. left the deal?
Posted: 2019-08-22 06:57:00
WHO Study Finds No Evidence Of Health Concerns From Microplastics In Drinking Water
The World Health Organization says that the tiny particles of plastic found everywhere in the environment do not appear to pose any significant risk to human health.
Posted: 2019-08-22 00:31:52
Iceland's Prime Minister To Skip Meeting With VP Mike Pence
Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir denies she means to snub Pence. Her scheduling decision was made before President Trump canceled his trip to Denmark.
Posted: 2019-08-21 23:29:46
Captain Who Rescued Migrants At Sea Refuses Paris Medal, Calling It Hypocritical
"Your police [steal] blankets from people that you force to live on the streets, while you raid protests and criminalize people that are standing up for rights of migrants," said Pia Klemp.

Posted: 2019-08-22 17:36:01
Mayors from 70 American cities send a letter to the Trump administration, saying a plan to push millions of people out of the federal food stamp program would punish some of the country's neediest.
Posted: 2019-08-22 09:00:57
While the political focus may be on mass shootings, states are far more often using red flag laws to prevent cases of individual gun violence, including suicide.
Posted: 2019-08-22 09:00:57
More than three million Puerto Ricans saw their communities — and families — devastated by the deadly Category 4 hurricane. Many people here are still emotionally fragile.
Posted: 2019-08-22 09:00:05
Trump Policy Would Allow Indefinite Detention Of Migrant Families, Children
NPR's David Greene talks to Elora Mukherjee, director of the Immigrants' Rights Clinic at Columbia Law School, about the new U.S. policy to detain migrant families indefinitely.
Posted: 2019-08-22 09:00:00
Morning News Brief
The Congressional Budget Office revises its federal deficit estimate. New policy would allow the government to indefinitely detain children with their families. And, the results of a DNA experiment.
Posted: 2019-08-22 09:00:00
Activists Push Democrats On Climate Change, A New Priority For Party's Base
The Sunrise Movement is holding rallies and registering voters, aiming to boost turnout among young voters. For the first time, polls show climate change is a top priority for the party's base.
Posted: 2019-08-22 00:31:52
Iceland's Prime Minister To Skip Meeting With VP Mike Pence
Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir denies she means to snub Pence. Her scheduling decision was made before President Trump canceled his trip to Denmark.
Posted: 2019-08-21 21:54:00
Robert Cameron, New CFPB Student Loan Watchdog, Is A Former Industry Executive
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is getting a new student loan watchdog. Robert Cameron is a former top official at one of the large student loan servicing companies the CFPB once policed.
Posted: 2019-08-21 21:54:00
Trump Signs Executive Order Forgiving All Federal Student Loan Debt For Disabled Vets
President Trump has signed a presidential memorandum that is designed to increase the number of "permanently disabled veterans" who erase their federal student loan debt.
Posted: 2019-08-21 21:31:00
Trump Softens Support For New Background Check Laws After Call With NRA Head
President Trump is softening his support for new background checks for gun buyers after a phone conversation with the head of the NRA. Although the group is in turmoil, it retains its influence.

Posted: 2019-08-22 16:53:14
Numbers of the world's tallest mammal have fallen in Africa by 40% in the past three decades.
Posted: 2019-08-22 16:36:46
President Bolsonaro responds to criticism about his previous comments, suggesting NGOs started the Amazon fires.
Posted: 2019-08-22 15:02:01
The stabbing of a 35-year-old man in Chemnitz last year sparked violent far-right protests.
Posted: 2019-08-22 14:57:23
Execution set for US killer who preyed on gay men
Dubbed the "I-95 Killer", Gary Ray Bowles admitted to killing six men along the eastern US main freeway.
Posted: 2019-08-22 14:27:05
South Korea and Japan's feud explained
South Korea has ended an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid tensions dating to World War Two.
Posted: 2019-08-22 14:26:56
Poland lightning strike 'kills several' in Tatra mountains storm
A group of tourists was reportedly struck at the peak of Giewont, a popular mountain.
Posted: 2019-08-22 13:07:22
Fake news is 'reinforced by false memories'
Research during Ireland's abortion referendum highlights risks for social networks.
Posted: 2019-08-22 11:56:44
Qandeel Baloch: Parents fail to free brothers accused of killing sister
A Pakistani court rejects their bid to free the accused killers of social media star Qandeel Baloch.
Posted: 2019-08-22 11:54:22
Hong Kong protests: Cathay Pacific staff speak of climate of fear
Employees tell the BBC they try not to talk politics at work in case colleagues are pro-Beijing.
Posted: 2019-08-22 11:15:02
Italy centre-left to seek coalition with Five Star populists
The Democratic Party leader calls for a "turning-point" government as an alternative to the right wing.