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Coffee Shop Entrepreneur Shows Customers Yemen Is About More Than War

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 08:00

A café owner in Dearborn, Mich., sees himself as part entrepreneur, part cultural ambassador for his home country, which is more associated with war than being the world's first coffee exporter.

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Five Things To Know About Screen Time Right Now

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 06:03

The latest research on kids and screens has bright spots and dark spots.

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Top Stories: Trump Taunts North Korean Leader; Key Vacancies At Justice Dept.

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 05:48

Also: The head of the Mormon Church, Thomas Monson, dies; two Democrats will be sworn in today as U-S Senators; and the Powerball jackpot is worth $440 million.

How Germany Wins At Manufacturing — For Now

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 05:03

Manufacturing accounts for 24 percent of the German economy. In the U.S., it's only 11 percent. What makes German manufacturing so strong and resilient?

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Key Vacancies At Justice Department 'Not A Recipe For Good Government'

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 05:00

President Trump's Justice Department is operating with key vacancies in some of its most important divisions — from national security to civil rights.

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Immigration, Infrastructure And Iran: The President's Plans For 2018

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 05:00

President Trump enters his second year in office, fresh off his first legislative victory. Are there more to come? What about that Russia probe, hot spots overseas — and those midterm elections?

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Brush With Death Leads Doctor To Focus On Patient Perspective

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 05:00

As a patient, a critically ill doctor witnesses communication lapses, uncoordinated care, and lack of empathy from her health care providers and vows to improve the patient experience for others.

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Winter Storm Could Bring Snow And Sleet To U.S. East Coast

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 03:42

Winter Storm Grayson is expected to move up the coast from Florida to Maine, but its impact on the East Coast depends on how far west it tracks and how wide of a swath it cuts.

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Trump Taunts Kim: My 'Nuclear Button' Is 'Much Bigger' Than Yours

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 01:26

In the latest tweet to ratchet up tensions with Pyongyang, the president responded to the North Korean leader's New Year's address in which he warned that his missiles could reach all of the U.S.

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Tax Changes Could Hurt Affordability At High End Of The Housing Market

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 17:51

Thanks to the tax overhaul, buying a home will get more expensive in some places in 2018. That's because of new restrictions on how much mortgage interest and property taxes homeowners may deduct.

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WATCH: Hockey Player Tells Dad He Made The Olympic Team

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 17:30

The U.S. unveiled its roster for the Olympic Hockey team on Monday. And the joyful, emotional moment when forward Bobby Butler told his father the big news was caught on video.

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Radio Replay: Fresh Starts

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 17:21

Unpredictable things happen to us all the time. On this Radio Replay, we mark the new year with two of our favorite stories of loss and the change it brings.

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What Accounts For Commercial Airlines' Safest Year In History

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 16:13

There were no passenger airline crashes anywhere in the world last year, making 2017 the safest year in history for commercial airlines. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Bloomberg News aviation reporter, about what accounts for the safest year worldwide.

Peter Martins Leaves New York City Ballet Amid Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 16:13

In a letter to the New York City Ballet, Peter Martins announced he has decided to retire as its artistic director and head of its school. The announcement follows allegations from current and former dancers of sexual misconduct and physical abuse.

A Look At The Legal Consequences Of Swatting After Police Shoot Innocent Man

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 16:13

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Neal Katyal, professor of law at Georgetown University, and former acting solicitor general of the U.S., about the legal issues surrounding the swatting case which resulted in an innocent man being shot to death in Wichita, Kan., in response to a fake 911 call that came from the Los Angeles area.

80 Prisoners Still At Large In Brazil After Jail Riot

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 16:13

Dozens of prisoners remain at large after a New Year's Day riot at a jail in central Brazil. Nine prisoners were killed. The violence erupted when rival gangs at the prison clashed.

'Los Angeles Times' Newsroom Employees To Vote On Unionizing

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 16:13

This week newsroom employees at the Los Angeles Times will vote on joining a union. The paper has not fared well since it was first sold to the Tribune company in 2000, with rounds of layoffs and buyouts that continued under new ownership called Tronc. Now, fresh concerns are surfacing over the paper's new editor-in-chief, Lewis D'vorkin.

Risks And Benefits Of The U.S. Speaking Out About Iran

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 16:13

President Trump has tweeted his support for protesters in Iran. But what could the U.S. realistically do to help? NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Gary Sick of Columbia University about U.S. policy options on Iran.

Protests In Iran Continue With Reports Of 20 Killed And Hundreds Arrested

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 16:13

Violent protests in Iran are continuing since they began six days ago. They're highlighting economic problems and the question of what impact U.S. sanctions have on Iranians.

'Time's Up' Aims To Give Women Support Across All Industries

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 16:13

A new initiative to combat sexual harassment was launched on New Year's Day. It's called Time's Up, and has the force of 300 prominent women from the entertainment industry behind it. Time's Up aims to give women support across all industries, not just Hollywood. It also includes a legal defense fund, spearheaded by lawyer Tina Tchen, former chief of staff to first lady Michelle Obama.