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Posted: 2019-05-23 17:40:36
Investigators acknowledged that Americans might worry about the release of terrorists such as John Walker Lindh, but said the FBI is tracking a changing terror threat across the board.
Posted: 2019-05-23 16:20:07
A grand jury in New York City returned an indictment against Stephen Calk, who made $16 million in loans to Paul Manafort allegedly with the hope of a Cabinet post or diplomatic appointment.
Posted: 2019-05-23 09:02:00
The U.S. envoy on Afghanistan is updating Congress on his talks with the Taliban, while Afghanistan's ambassador to the U.S. says her government is still being left out.
Posted: 2019-05-23 04:02:25
John Walker Lindh, The 'American Taliban,' Set To Be Released
Lindh has served 17 years of a 20-year sentence for being a Taliban soldier. In the coming years, dozens of Americans linked to extremist groups are in line to be released from U.S. prisons.
Posted: 2019-05-22 20:16:26
'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh Scheduled To Be Released On Parole
John Walker Lindh, the "American Taliban" captured in Afghanistan shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, is scheduled to be released on parole Thursday after serving 17 years of a 20-year...
Posted: 2019-05-22 15:39:28
Democrats To Get DOJ Documents, But Dispute Rages On Between Hill And White House
The Justice Department will begin handing over material to the House intelligence committee in response to a subpoena, Chairman Adam Schiff says. But the broader political deadlock remains in...
Posted: 2019-05-22 15:29:35
What To Know About The Sudden Talk Of War With Iran
Lately, the White House has been talking as if conflict with Iran could soon erupt. Here's a look at how the talk has turned so bellicose and what the risks are.
Posted: 2019-05-21 21:00:00
Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego Weighs In On Iran Intel Briefing
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., about Tuesday's briefing from Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. and acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on threats from Iran.
Posted: 2019-05-21 21:00:00
Trump's National Security Team Briefs Congress On Iran
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan gave closed briefings on Tuesday to the full House and Senate on the situation with Iran.
Posted: 2019-05-21 09:02:00
The U.S. Ratchets Up Sanctions On Iran And North Korea
The United States' financial system dominates transactions around the world and firms scramble to make sure they don't violate newly imposed sanctions.

Posted: 2019-05-21 19:10:49
Distinguishing whether content comes from NPR or others is not always easy. Here's a quick guide.
Posted: 2019-05-18 12:08:06
A new survey says 51% of adults in America take a dip in swimming pools instead of showering or bathing. But NPR's Scott Simon says we should be suspicious of this pool poll, and perhaps all...

Posted: 2019-05-23 18:30:03
Prosecutors accuse former executives and managers at France Télécom of "moral harassment" or complicity during a major restructuring.
Posted: 2019-05-23 15:19:34
The agricultural sector has been hit hard by the U.S. trade conflict with China. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says some of the money will be used to build markets elsewhere.
Posted: 2019-05-23 13:47:00
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won re-election and his party performed well in parliamentary elections. What does his victory signal about the world's most populous democracy?
Posted: 2019-05-23 11:43:00
It Appears India's Prime Minister Is Poised For Election Win
Votes are being counted in India after elections that lasted six weeks. Early results show a landslide for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatijya Janata Party.
Posted: 2019-05-23 10:12:00
The Philippines Is Fighting One Of The World's Worst Measles Outbreaks
As health workers in the Philippines continue to try to contain the outbreak, a botched vaccination campaign against dengue is making their job harder.
Posted: 2019-05-23 09:02:00
U.S. May Blacklist Chinese Surveillance Firm, 'New York Times' Reports
The Trump administration is considering limiting Chinese surveillance company Hikvision's ability to buy American technology, according to reporting from The New York Times.
Posted: 2019-05-23 09:02:00
Lawmakers Briefed On U.S. Negotiations With The Taliban
The U.S. envoy on Afghanistan is updating Congress on his talks with the Taliban, while Afghanistan's ambassador to the U.S. says her government is still being left out.
Posted: 2019-05-23 09:02:00
Older Britons Complain U.K. Has Been Bullied In Brexit Negotiations
Brexiteers, nostalgic for the days of the British Empire, feel Europe still owes them from rescuing the continent from the Nazis, and complain the European Union has humiliated their prime minister.
Posted: 2019-05-23 09:02:00
News Brief:
Trump meeting with Democrats escalates in blame-trading. After 17 years in federal prison, John Walker Lindh is to be released. The White House may blacklist a Chinese video surveillance company.
Posted: 2019-05-23 09:02:00
'American Taliban' To Be Released From Prison Thursday
John Walker Lindh will be set free from prison after serving 17 years of a 20-year sentence. His release tests how the government will deal with extremists who have served their time.

Posted: 2019-05-23 17:21:49
Global aviation safety officials are meeting in Dallas to discuss how they will certify Boeing's 737 MAX as airworthy, and how soon the troubled plane can fly again.
Posted: 2019-05-23 14:31:11
Linda Taylor rose to infamy during the 1970s, when prize-winning reporter George Bliss brought her criminal activity to light — and then-candidate Ronald Reagan turned her into the Welfare...
Posted: 2019-05-23 14:06:57
Protests against alleged sexual harassment of McDonald's employees are planned for 13 cities Thursday. And Democratic presidential hopefuls are targeting the company's shareholder meeting in...
Posted: 2019-05-23 13:07:00
Deadly Tornadoes Strike Midwest
Several tornadoes struck Missouri overnight, destroying homes and leaving at least three dead in the state. Rescue efforts are ongoing.
Posted: 2019-05-23 09:10:21
Violent Tornadoes Cause Catastrophic Damage In Missouri, Killing At Least 3
Thousands were without power and multiple people were hurt as a series of storms spawned multiple tornadoes in Missouri late Wednesday and into Thursday.
Posted: 2019-05-23 09:02:55
As Employment Rises, African American Transplants Ride Jobs Wave To The South
At a time of low unemployment for African Americans, educated, well-connected professionals are starting new lives in cities such as Charlotte, N.C.
Posted: 2019-05-23 09:02:00
Could Trump's Plan Of Merit-Based Immigration Work In The U.S.?
NPR's Noel King talks to Mireille Paquet, professor of political science at Concordia University in Montreal, about how effective merit-based immigration has been on Canada's immigration system.
Posted: 2019-05-23 09:02:00
8Th Grader From Texas Wins 2019 National Geographic Bee
Three finalists competed Wednesday to take home the title at the National Geographic Bee. The winner is Nihar Janga of Texas, who was a GeoBee finalist in 2018.
Posted: 2019-05-23 09:02:00
Low-Key Election Supervisors' Meeting Takes On New Dimension
Florida's 67 election supervisors are meeting after it was revealed that two counties had their election systems hacked in 2016. They are discussing how to secure systems for next year's elections.
Posted: 2019-05-23 09:00:55
Finding New Opportunity For Old Coal-Fired Power Plant Sites
Coal-fired power plants keep closing and communities around the country must decide what to do with those sites. Pennsylvania has a plan, aiming to create new jobs where the old ones have been...

Posted: 2019-05-23 17:45:37
Kampala's mayor says a new law will curb the commercial and sexual exploitation of children.
Posted: 2019-05-23 17:27:17
The high school students had been demonstrating against a new electronic exam system.
Posted: 2019-05-23 17:11:43
The prime minister hails his party's commanding success at the polls as "a victory for India".
Posted: 2019-05-23 16:44:18
Quentin Tarantino 'rejects hypothesis' on Margot Robbie
The Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood director rejected a question about Margot Robbie's lack of lines in the movie.
Posted: 2019-05-23 16:37:10
Pelosi calls for family 'intervention' with Trump
The House of Representatives speaker also says she is concerned for the president's "well-being".
Posted: 2019-05-23 16:21:49
Baltimore government held hostage by hackers' ransomware
The hack has disabled government email and payments to city departments, with no end in sight.
Posted: 2019-05-23 15:33:20
In pictures: Brazilian inmates create fashion behind bars
Models parade clothes designed and created by inmates of a maximum security jail in Brazil.
Posted: 2019-05-23 15:09:36
Fifty children saved as international paedophile ring busted
Interpol believes 100 more children have suffered abuse and is working to identify them.
Posted: 2019-05-23 14:25:59
John Walker Lindh: Anger as 'American Taliban' freed
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says John Walker Lindh's early release is "unconscionable".
Posted: 2019-05-23 13:26:14
Boeing 737 Max: FAA says no fixed timetable for grounding to be lifted
US aviation regulator says he is "not tied to a timetable" over when the Boeing jet can fly again.