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Brexit: Theresa May Lays Out Her Plan For A Clean Break With The EU

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:27:24 -0500

The British prime minister said in a speech on Tuesday that she plans for the United Kingdom to walk away from the European Union's single market and unified court system.

Rest Your Greatness: Six Key Moments With DJ Khaled

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:15:00 -0500

NPR's David Greene recently spoke with producer-musician-Snapchatter DJ Khaled about his jet ski adventure, his love of pillows, and all the things "they" don't want you to know.

Timber Timbre's 'Sewer Blues' Is A Grim Take On America's Future

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:11:59 -0500

The Canadian band is back with a new album called Sincerely, Future Pollution, a record heavily shaped by 2016's political upheaval. The first single is a dark, brooding take on the state of America.

Food as Medicine: It's Not Just a Fringe Idea Anymore

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:08:37 -0500

Treating people through nutrition is not a new idea, but it's making new inroads as more medical professionals make meals a formal part of care, rather than relying solely on medications.

China's Xi Jinping Defends Globalization In First-Ever Speech At World Economic Forum

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:47:00 -0500

"No one will emerge as a winner in a trade war," the Chinese president said in Davos, Switzerland. He responded to statements by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, without mentioning his name.

Brent Cobb: Tiny Desk Concert

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:00:22 -0500

Cobb's words shimmer like a tall glass of sweet tea in the late-morning sun. Watch the country singer-songwriter perform four songs from his debut album.

Sen. Maggie Hassan: I Will Listen Carefully To What DeVos Has To Say

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:28:00 -0500

Senate confirmation hearings begin on Tuesday for Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's pick for education secretary. Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan, who has serious concerns about DeVos.

U.S. Abortion Rate Falls To Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:01:00 -0500

A report by the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that backs legalized abortion, puts the 2014 rate at 14.6 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age — the lowest recorded rate since 1973.

Top Stories: Istanbul Club Suspect Said To Confess; Missing Jet Hunt Called Off

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:45:54 -0500

Also: Britain's leader delivers a major speech on Brexit; Taiwan's former leader will attend President-elect Trump's inauguration; and President Obama hosts the World Series winning Chicago Cubs.

Search For Missing Flight MH370 Suspended After Almost 3 Years

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:09:00 -0500

In March 2014, the flight vanished from radar with 239 people on board. Search crews have examined more than 45,000 square miles of the Indian Ocean, to no avail.

As A New Administration Moves In, Will Our Policing Debate Get Uglier?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:07:22 -0500

Scathing federal reports on police abuses, new polls showing cops are divided on matters of race, and a controversial Justice Department nominee all raise the specter of more national rancor.

When A Maternity Ward Isn't Close, You Have To Plan Ahead

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:01:00 -0500

People in a Swedish town learned that their only maternity ward was closing. The nearest one is more than 60 miles away. Two midwives are offering a training course on delivering a baby in a vehicle.

'Transit' Is A Journey You Won't Want To End

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:00:22 -0500

Rachel Cusk's latest — the second in a trilogy that began with Outline — follows a writer unmoored by the breakup of her marriage, and the people she meets as she goes about her strange new life.

Shark That Reproduced Sexually Switches To Asexually, Report Says

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:18:00 -0500

A shark gave birth last year to 3 baby sharks. She hadn't had contact with a male shark. A British magazine reports some animals that reproduce sexually can occasionally reproduce asexually.

5 Things To Look For In Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearing

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:02:00 -0500

Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary faces tough questions as her Senate confirmation hearings start.