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Confirmed: Mountain Lion Took Pescadero, Calif., Dog While Owner Slept

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:54:00 -0400

Wildlife authorities say DNA identifying the predator was found in the home, mixed with blood from the pet. The cat entered through an open door and snatched the dog from the foot of the owner's bed.

What This Doctor Is Going To Do With His $1 Million TED Prize

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:30:01 -0400

Raj Panjabi must use the award "to solve a timely, pressing problem." Here's what he plans to do.

Trump To Sign Executive Order That Could Shrink National Monuments

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:50:00 -0400

The Interior Secretary says, under the policy, his department will review protective designations since 1996 of 100,000 acres or more, particularly their size.

Watchdog Group Sees Conflicts In Jared Kushner's Vast Wealth, Responsibilities

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:05:00 -0400

Democracy 21 says President Trump's son-in-law should recuse himself from certain duties. Kushner's lawyer says her client "has consistently said that he would follow government ethics requirements."

Trump Names Retired Marine Corps General To Lead Secret Service

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:02:00 -0400

Randolph Alles is currently at Customs And Border Protection. He will take over an agency stretched thin and beset by poor morale and other issues.

Cherokee Nation Sues Wal-Mart, CVS, Walgreens Over Tribal Opioid Crisis

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:58:00 -0400

The tribe says these companies regularly filled large, suspicious prescriptions within the Nation's 14 counties in northeastern Oklahoma, leading to hundreds of tribal members' deaths.

Federal Court In San Francisco Blocks Trump's Threat Against Sanctuary Cities

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:55:00 -0400

The president's immigration policies have been dealt another setback. A federal judge's ruling will stop the administration from penalizing sanctuary cities while a lawsuit winds through the courts.

Mexicans No Longer Make Up Majority Of Immigrants In U.S. Illegally

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:41:00 -0400

Mexicans made up half of the 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. last year, according to new estimates by the Pew Research Center. There are growing numbers from Central America and Asia.

New TV Shows And Movies? They'll Stay In The Writer's Mind If There's A Strike

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:34:00 -0400

The last TV and movie strike a decade ago cost Hollywood hundreds of millions of dollars and left a hole in viewers' schedules.

'Just Show Up': Sheryl Sandberg On How To Help Someone Who's Grieving

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:09:00 -0400

The Facebook executive lost her husband in 2015. She says, "Rather than offer to do something, it's often better to do anything. Just do something specific." Her new book is called Option B.

Wearing A Hijab, A Young Muslim Boxer Enters The Ring

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:01:00 -0400

After three years of training and a battle with USA Boxing over its uniform policy, Amaiya Zafar will fight in her first competitive bout on Saturday. She says she fell in love with the sport at 13.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Retiring From NASCAR At Season's End

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:58:00 -0400

The star driver told NPR just two weeks ago that he wasn't sure when he'd be leaving the sport. He recently took time off to recover from a concussion.

'Calling Thunder' Documents History Of New York City Before Europeans Arrived

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:32:33 -0400

Interaction designer and storyteller David Al-Ibrahim talks about his project, "Calling Thunder: The Unsung History of Manhattan," which has sounds of Manhattan island before the Dutch arrival.

Jay Dickey, Arkansas Congressman Who Blocked Gun Research, Dies At 77

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:32:33 -0400

Former Arkansas Rep. Jay Dickey died last week at 77. Recently, he was known for his support of medical research into gun safety, but he wasn't always that way. In 1996, Dickey helped usher in an amendment that effectively ended federal research on gun violence.

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Criticized For Treatment Of Rohingya

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:32:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to journalist Poppy McPherson about Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been a disappointment to many in the international community and fellow Nobel laureates since her election.