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Overwhelmed By Air Bag Troubles, Takata Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:24:00 -0400

Long crippled by lawsuits and recall costs over its faulty air bags, Takata, the Japanese auto parts maker, filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the U.S. on Sunday.

Wisconsin Pushes University Free Speech Bill

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:41:47 -0400

The Wisconsin State Assembly passed the Campus Free Speech Act in the House, which would suspend or expel University of Wisconsin students who disrupt a campus speaker they disagree with.

Where Does The Federal Budget Deficit Fit Into The Health Care Equation?

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:41:47 -0400

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget President Maya MacGuineas about how to balance the need for health care with the need to reduce the federal budget deficit.

When Children Are Exposed To Police Violence

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:41:47 -0400

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Dr. Carl Bell, a psychiatrist and professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, about children who are exposed to police violence. This follows the release of a video that shows the reaction of a four-year old girl just after the shooting of Philando Castile, an African-American man in Minnesota whose death was livestreamed on Facebook. (LANGUAGE WARNING: This segment contains the bleeped word "bitches" in a clip.)

Philando Castile Case Asks: Whose Second Amendment Right Is Protected?

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:41:47 -0400

Philando Castile told the officer who fatally shot him that he had a gun and a permit to carry. NPR's Michel Martin talks black gun ownership with Fordham University law professor Nicholas Johnson.

Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio Faces Criminal Contempt Trial

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:41:47 -0400

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio goes on trial starting Monday for contempt of court. Arpaio is a controversial figure in Arizona for his strict anti-immigration policy enforcement.

What To Expect With President Trump's First Meeting With Indian Prime Minister Modi

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:41:47 -0400

President Trump welcomes the Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India to the White House on Monday. It's the first meeting between Trump and the leader of the second most populous country in the world.

Rapper Anik Khan On His Father's 'Unconditional Love'

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:41:47 -0400

The Queens-based rapper says he draws inspiration from his father, a poetry-loving immigrant who brought the family to the U.S. after fighting for Bangladesh's liberation from Pakistan.

In Embattled Nigeria, Displaced Families Still Celebrate Ramadan's End In Style

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:41:00 -0400

Security remains an issue in the northeast as Boko Haram's sporadic but targeted attacks continue. But even by those displaced by the fighting managed to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr, or "Sallah" in Nigeria.

Behind Mexico's Most Violent Month

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:41:00 -0400

Official figures from the Mexican government show that more than 2,000 people were killed in May, making it the deadliest month on record in Mexico since the government began tracking murders in 1997.

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Winner Sasha Velour Cut From A Different Fabric

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:43:00 -0400

"I try to tune out all the drag that's out there and tap into the drag I was doing when I was a little kid — when I didn't even know the word 'queer' or that gay people were out there," Velour said.

What Does It Take To Move A 10-Story Tree A Couple Of City Blocks?

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:50:00 -0400

That answer, as seen Sunday in Boise, Idaho: $300,000 and a lot of determination. St. Luke's Health System, which moved the historic sequoia, says it "was never even an option" to cut it down.

Video: What Is This Wild Condor Doing?

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:50:00 -0400

Could the condor in this video that went viral be expressing affection or, even, gratitude? Anthropologist Barbara J. King explores what's really happening.

PHOTOS: Here's How Muslims Worldwide Are Celebrating Ramadan's End

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:29:00 -0400

For many Muslims around the world, Sunday marks the start of Eid al-Fitr, a time of prayer and celebration. Here's a peek at the festivities, which are often as different as the places they're held.

A Middle Eastern Spin On A Classic Latino Dessert: Rose Cardamom Tres Leches

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:50:00 -0400

In celebration of Eid al-Fatir, food blogger Abeer Najjar shares one of her favorite fusion desserts. She says the rose water and cardamom adds a floral and earthy flavor to this classic cold cake.