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Report: Kushner Discussed Setting Up Secret Communications With Russia

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:20:00 -0400

Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak told the Kremlin that Jared Kushner had discussed setting up a secret means of communicating directly, using Russian facilities, according to the Washington Post.

Life-Without-Parole Sentences For D.C. Sniper Thrown Out By Judge

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:08:00 -0400

The judge ruled Friday that, because the Supreme Court has found mandatory life for juveniles unconstitutional, two sentences being served in Virginia by Lee Boyd Malvo must be reconsidered.

In Mexico, A Last-Ditch Effort To Save The Vaquita, On The Verge Of Extinction

Fri, 26 May 2017 19:56:00 -0400

There are only 30 of the small porpoise left, due to over-fishing in the waters of the Gulf of California. Efforts to save the vaquita have pitted environmentalists against fishermen.

After A Terrorist Attack, Social Media Can Cause More Harm Than Good

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:44:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Emily Dreyfuss, a reporter for Wired, who explains how sharing information about a terrorist attack on social media helps terrorists spread their message.

Military Mortuary Employee Allegedly Offered Peek At John Glenn's Remains

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:40:00 -0400

DOD inspectors declined the offer and "at no time viewed the remains" during a review of the mortuary at Dover Air Force Base. The Air Force says it will investigate the incident.

Boehner Says Apart From Foreign Policy, Trump Has Been 'A Complete Disaster'

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:23:00 -0400

The former speaker of the House told an energy conference in Texas that Trump is "still learning how to be president."

Confessed Killer Pleads Guilty To 7 Murders Over A Dozen Years In South Carolina

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:59:00 -0400

On Friday, Todd Kohlhepp was sentenced to seven consecutive life terms — as well as 60 years in prison for other crimes — in a plea bargain.

Beaches, Bathing Suits, And Finally On The Big Screen, 'Baywatch'

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:53:00 -0400

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews a movie that could only come out in the summer — Baywatch, starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.

Brand New Coaster Replaces One Tossed Into The Waves By Superstorm Sandy

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:35:00 -0400

Nearly five years ago, the storm ravaged an amusement park in Seaside Heights, N.J., and plunged its old Jet Star coaster into the surf. Now, people can strap into its twisty, neon green Hydrus ride.

Denis Johnson, Author Who Wrote 'Jesus' Son,' Dies At 67

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:32:24 -0400

Denis Johnson was best known for his 1992 short story collection Jesus' Son. He won the 2007 National Book Award for the novel, Tree of Smoke. Johnson died Thursday at age 67.

Nashville Predators Look To Make History In Stanley Cup Finals

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:32:23 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Justin Bradford, a reporter with Penalty Box Radio, about the Nashville Predators making it to the Stanley Cup finals.

After Being Banned, Kinder Eggs Are Coming To America

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:32:00 -0400

Kinder Eggs are coming to the U.S. — legally. The hollow chocolate egg with the toy surprise inside has not been allowed in the states due to a 1930s law banning candy with non-food objects inside, though fans of the European treat have previously smuggled them in.

Instead Of Cracking Down On Beggars, Cities Put Panhandlers To Work

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:32:00 -0400

Begging is an ancient practice, and in recent years U.S. cities have been cracking down on panhandlers. But now a handful are trying a different approach — paying panhandlers to work.

In Manchester, Libyan Community Grapples With Impact Of Suicide Bombing

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:32:00 -0400

The Libyan community in Manchester, England, is struggling to understand how one of its own killed 22 people in a suicide bombing on Monday night.

New Orleans Mayor Delivers Message On Race In Monuments Speech

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:32:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu about his address on the removal of the city's Confederate monuments one week ago.