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Trump Administration Plans New Sanctions On North Korea

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:04:00 -0400

President Trump said Thursday he is preparing to announce additional sanctions on North Korea in response to Pyongyang's renegade nuclear program.

Are We About To See A Black Hole?

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:51:28 -0400

A project called the Event Horizon Telescope is analyzing data taken earlier this year using interferometry — and we may be remarkably close to "seeing" a black hole, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

Shellfish Surprise: Common 'Herbivore' Dinosaur Found To Snack On Crustaceans

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:02:00 -0400

"I immediately said, 'Oh, no, no, it can't be crustaceans.' That was my knee jerk reaction," a paleontologist said. The prehistoric snacking was likely intentional and linked to mating behaviors.

Hurricane Maria Leaves Puerto Rico Without Electricity, Hits Dominican Republic

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:10:00 -0400

"We are without power, the whole island is without power," Jenniffer González-Colón, Puerto Rico's resident commissioner, tells NPR.

NATO Chief On President Trump's U.N. General Assembly Address

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:46:00 -0400

Mary Louise Kelly talks to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg for his reaction to Trump's remarks to the U.N., and to get his views on the state of the international security alliance.

At Duke University, A Bizarre Tour Through American History And Palates

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Through the Rubenstein Test Kitchen project, librarians and staff re-create historical recipes from thousands of cookbooks in the collections. Some dishes are culturally telling ... and comical.

Oklahoma City Police Fatally Shoot Deaf Man Despite Yells Of 'He Can't Hear'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:31:00 -0400

The police department's spokesperson said he didn't know whether officers heard witnesses yelling that the man was deaf and couldn't hear the officers' commands.

Afghan President Is In Favor Of Trump's Strategy To End The War

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:04:00 -0400

President Trump announced that his administration will take a new approach toward U.S. military engagement in Afghanistan. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani about the plan.

SEC Reveals It Was Hacked Last Year

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:04:00 -0400

The Securities and Exchange Commission says someone breached a major database last year. And it says information accessed in the hacking may have been used for illicit stock trades.

After Inflicting Major Damage, Maria Moves Away From Puerto Rico

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:04:00 -0400

David Greene talks to Jenniffer González-Colón, Puerto Rico's resident commissioner — the island's representative in Congress, about the problems Hurricane Maria created.

Equifax Breach Puts Credit Bureaus' Oversight In Question

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:02:00 -0400

The day that Equifax said millions of Americans' personal information had been exposed, lawmakers were considering legislation the industry favored. Now, some are calling for tougher regulation.

Women With Opioid Addiction Live With Daily Fear Of Assault, Rape

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Such attacks among women and some men with an opioid addiction often go unreported because the victims fear retaliation from drug dealers or charges from police.

SEC Says Cybercriminals Hacked Its Files, May Have Used Secret Data For Trading

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:37:00 -0400

The Securities and Exchange Commission says the "nonpublic information" might have given the intruders an edge in the markets, but didn't contain personally identifiable information.

Border Patrol Arrests Parents While Infant Awaits Serious Operation

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:06:46 -0400

The Sanchezes, who are undocumented immigrants, were apprehended while taking their son to emergency surgery. Immigrant advocates fear this is the new normal under the Trump administration.

Hurricane Maria Hits Areas Still Recovering From Hurricane Irma

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:14:00 -0400

NPR's Ailsa Chang gets a view of what's happening on the ground in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria from Carlos Mercader, the Washington, D.C.-based representative for the island's governor.