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Political Outsider Emmanuel Macron Campaigns To 'Make France Daring Again'

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 04:47:00 -0500

The presidential campaign has brought an unlikely candidate to the fore. Macron, a former banker and former economy minister, is surging in the polls. His message: Embrace innovation and risk.



What's The Environmental Footprint Of A Loaf Of Bread? Now We Know

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:20:00 -0500

New research calculates the greenhouse gas emissions involved in making bread, from wheat field to bakery. The vast majority of emissions come from one step in the process: farming.



Rexnord Finalizes Plans To Move Indianapolis Jobs To Mexico

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:37:27 -0500

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with John Feltner, a machinist at the Rexnord plant in Indianapolis, which is moving operations to Mexico. President Trump took credit for preventing a Carrier plant, which is one mile away from the Rexnord plant, from moving some jobs to Mexico.



In India, People React To Killing Of IT Worker In Apparent Hate Crime

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:37:00 -0500

People in India are reacting to the death of an IT worker shot in an apparent hate crime in Kansas.



'Miami Herald' Reporter Visits Father Of Navy SEAL Killed In Yemen Raid

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:37:00 -0500

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Julie Brown, an investigative reporter at the Miami Herald, about her visit with Bill Owens, the father of the Navy SEAL killed last month during a raid in Yemen.



Repeal Of Anti-Corruption Rule May Hurt National Security, Critics Warn

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:29:00 -0500

The repealed Securities and Exchange Commission rule required oil, gas and mining companies to disclose overseas payments. It was meant to promote transparency in countries riddled with corruption.



PHOTOS: Wild Weather In Chile Leaves Millions Without Access To Running Water

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:20:00 -0500

Authorities cut off service to the capital, Santiago, following torrential rains that contaminated the water supply. People are now scrambling to find alternative sources of drinking water.



Minus The U.S., Asian Economic Powers Meet To Form Trade Deal

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:52:00 -0500

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, seen as China's response to the rival TPP, has benefited from a shift in American politics.



Philippines Plans To Shut 23 Mines Because Of Environmental Concerns

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 04:59:00 -0500

The environment secretary in the Philippines has decided to take on powerful mining interests. World markets were shocked by the announcement. The Philippines is the world's largest nickel exporter.



Pentagon Officials Review Overall Strategy To Fight ISIS

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 04:59:00 -0500

Rachel Martin talks to Sarah Margon, Washington director of Human Rights Watch about the potential shift in the strategy to fight ISIS. Some worry it may call for expanding the rules of engagement.



Seven Fun Facts About 'Arab Idol'

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:50:00 -0500

The finalists were a Palestinian, a Yemeni and a Palestinian Israeli citizen. The show highlights and erases the region's borders. The Israeli citizen was given an honorary permit to travel to Beirut.



2017 Oscars: Nominations For Documentary Category Upends Genre

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:19:00 -0500

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Nina Gilden Seavey, director of the Documentary Center at George Washington University, about what this year's documentary lineup mean for the art and industry.



Decades Later, Translation Of Jewish Text Will Open Zohar's Gates To English Speakers

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:19:00 -0500

The translation of a rare Jewish text is almost done, thanks to Berkeley scholar Daniel Matt. This May, publishers will release the final volume of the authoritative English translation of the Zohar.



After Kansas Shooting, More Than $1 Million Donated For Victims' Families

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:29:00 -0500

Between three GoFundMe pages, thousands of strangers have opened their wallets for the victims. Still, many in India fear last week's shooting shows the U.S. is now a dangerous place for immigrants.



Indonesia Wakes Up And Smells Its Own Coffee — Then Drinks It

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:18:00 -0500

Indonesia is the world's fourth-largest coffee producer, exporting more than it consumes. But that's changing, as demand from a rising middle class fuels entrepreneurship and connoisseurship.