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Oakland Warehouse Manager Tells 'Today' Show: 'I Am Incredibly Sorry'

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:05:00 -0500

Derick Almena leased and managed the warehouse known as "Ghost Ship," which burned down over the weekend, killing at least 36 people. He gave an agonized, frequently tense interview on the Today show.

Will Trump Bring Back The Reagan Rule About Abortions?

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:41:43 -0500

It's the "Mexico City policy," which blocked federal funds for international family planning charities if they were to "promote" abortion.

What Smart Aliens Could Teach Us About Survival

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:07:34 -0500

Once we mix in real science with the possibility of extraterrestrial life, we can learn much about our current dilemmas and, hopefully, about our survival as a species, says Marcelo Gleiser.

The Marcus King Band On World Cafe

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:17 -0500

Watch the 20-year-old guitarist, whose new album was produced by Warren Haynes, play "Virginia" live in Philadelphia.

NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2016's Great Reads

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0500

The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics.

How Just 8 Flavors Have Defined American Cuisine

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:30:00 -0500

In her new book, Sarah Lohman says that even though America is culturally and ethnically diverse, its food is united by a handful of tastes that have permeated the nation's cuisine for centuries.

The Fallout After A Former NFL Player Is Shot To Death

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:18:00 -0500

The NFL held a moment of silence at a game Monday evening for Joe McKnight. The football player was shot dead in an apparent road rage incident in New Orleans. The shooter was released by police.

Trump Brand Carries Cachet In India, And Now More Scrutiny

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:18:00 -0500

The Trump name increases the value of a project in India, according to those involved. But now it also brings heightened scrutiny.

What's Next For The Dakota Pipeline?

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:18:00 -0500

The Army Corps of Engineers says it will explore new options for the Dakota Access Pipeline. Here's a look at the possibilities, and how long it might take.

After A Mistrial, South Carolina Prosecutors Plan A Retrial In Police Shooting

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:18:00 -0500

After a jury deadlocked, South Carolina prosecutors say they will retry Michael Slager, the former North Charleston police officer who was filmed in the fatal shooting of Walter Scott.

A Democratic Senator Weighs In On Trump's Emerging Cabinet

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:18:00 -0500

As Donald Trump's cabinet takes shape, Sen. Jeff Merkley, an Oregon Democrat, weighs in. He says he's "deeply concerned" about the choice of Ben Carson to leading Housing and Urban Development.

Ben Carson Says His Experience Helped Prepare Him To Lead Housing Agency

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:18:00 -0500

Though he has no government experience, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has been selected to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development by President-elect Trump.

U.S. Defense Secretary Seeks to Reassure An Anxious Japan

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:18:00 -0500

Defense Secretary Ash Carter is visiting Japan at a time when Tokyo is worried about its longstanding treaty with the U.S. and how President-elect Trump will deal with China.

The Oakland Fire And The City's Underground Music Scene

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:18:00 -0500

The warehouse blaze in Oakland, Calif., claimed dozens of lives, and it also threatens a way of life for underground electronic music fans and artists in the Bay Area.

How Trump Waged An Under-The-Radar Ground Game

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:18:00 -0500

President-elect Donald Trump's digital director talks about the unconventional ground game he unleashed in the run-up to the presidential election and how those strategies might help Trump govern.