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Homegrown Indian Beverage Industry Takes On Cola Giants With Nostalgic Flavors

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:38:46 -0400

A handful of new Indian beverage companies are offering traditional Indian tastes in neat, hygienic packs and bottles. The industry is growing fast and already competing with big soda companies.

Trump's Foreign Policy Reversals In The First 100 Days

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:10:00 -0400

Rachel Martin talks with Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations about the Trump administration's foreign policy reversals and the continuing vacancy of many upper-level foreign policy jobs.

Morning News Brief: Trump's NAFTA Reversal, The North Korean Border, 'Textalyzer'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:09:59 -0400

President Trump has reversed course and says he won't withdraw from NAFTA. Also, a view into North Korea from the Chinese border and a proposed software to curb texting while driving.

The View From The Chinese Border With North Korea

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:09:00 -0400

One reason it's difficult for China to take a strong stand against North Korea's threatening behavior is their shared border. Taking down a regime has consequences for the countries that surround it.

American To Stand Trial Over Guatemalan Adoptions

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:09:00 -0400

Guatemala was once one of the world's most popular adoption destinations, but stopped the practice after mass corruption was exposed. An American woman is set to stand trial over related charges.

Trump Tells Canada And Mexico He Will Renegotiate, Not Withdraw From NAFTA

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:27:00 -0400

The White House said that President Trump spoke by phone with the leaders of Canada and Mexico Wednesday, and "agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time."

Venezuela To Leave OAS, Death Toll Climbs After Dueling Rallies

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:37:00 -0400

Protests against President Nicolas Maduro, which have been raging for just under a month, show no signs of relenting. Both opponents and supporters of Maduro flooded the capital Caracas on Wednesday.

Single White (Rhino) Male Defies Age Stereotypes, Joins Tinder

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:57:00 -0400

Sudan has tender eyes, a craggy snout — and not long left to save his subspecies. So, a conservancy posted a Tinder profile for the elderly northern white rhino to raise money for fertility research.

Female Syrian White Helmets Honoree Had No Hesitation To Join

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400

Members of the Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, came to Washington D.C., to accept an award from Refugees International on Tuesday night. Manal Abazeed stopped by to talk to NPR's Ari Shapiro about her work.

Turkey Arrests More Than 1,000 In Massive Purge Of Its Police Forces

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:35:00 -0400

Just over a week after a vote consolidating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's power, his government has undertaken a new nationwide operation to detain alleged supporters of last year's failed coup.

Boston Champ Juggles Marathons, 5 Kids, Kenyan Farm

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:34:00 -0400

The daughter of peasant farmers, Edna Kiplagat was the fastest woman in the Beantown race by nearly a minute.

With A Deported Father, California Teen Lives Life Between Borders

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:33:00 -0400

Zola Cervantes knows firsthand the impact deportation can have on a family. The 17-year-old has been traveling across the border to see her father in Mexico, since he was deported six years ago.

In Surprise TED Talk, Pope Francis Asks The Powerful For 'Revolution Of Tenderness'

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:38:00 -0400

The pontiff's message seemed to be directed at the audience in the room. "The more powerful you are," he said, "the more responsible you are to act humbly. If you don't, your power will ruin you."

Mexico Can Seek Millions From U.S. In Dolphin-Safe Tuna Dispute, WTO Says

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:54:00 -0400

The World Trade Organization deems U.S. labeling rules for dolphin-safe tuna are unfairly restrictive to Mexico. It says Mexico may seek $163 million annually from the U.S. in retaliatory measures.

THAAD Missile System Will Be Online Within Days In South Korea, Admiral Says

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:18:00 -0400

"I believe that we have to look at North Korea as if Kim Jong Un will do what he says," says Adm. Harry Harris, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command.