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Customs Agents Search A Bus Near Paris — And Discover A Stolen Degas Painting

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:27:25 -0500

The artwork was quietly spirited from a Marseille museum in 2009. The trail was cold until last week, when officers happened to check the luggage compartment of a bus.

'400,000 People ... Live In Hell On Earth': Bombing Of Syrian Suburbs Kills Hundreds

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 11:00:00 -0500

Airstrikes, shells and barrels filled with TNT are being dropped on neighborhoods where civilians have no way to escape. More than 120 of those killed in the past week are children.

Chef David Chang Dishes On The 'Ugly' Side Of 'Delicious' Food

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 10:00:24 -0500

David Chang's show, Ugly Delicious, delves into how various cultures approach comfort foods that have complicated back stories. "There's no universal truth about any food," says the chef.

Fresh Air Weekend: From Survivalist Childhood To Cambridge; Actor Richard Jenkins

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 09:00:24 -0500

Memoirist Tara Westover talks about growing up in a survivalist household. Critic David Bianculli calls Blue Planet II a "dazzling piece of television." Richard Jenkins discusses The Shape of Water.

Churchill Nostalgia Takes A Hold In The U.K.

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

As the British government is divided over Brexit, and Prime Minister Theresa May is criticized for weak leadership, some British citizens are nostalgic for Winston Churchill's authority and vision.

Saturday Sports: Curling, Snowboarding And Doping In Pyeongchang

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

We have an update on the biggest stories in the 2018 Winter Olympics in the past week.

Colorado Lawmakers Debate Sexual Harassment And Guns In The Capitol

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

Tensions are high in the Colorado Capitol with gun violence, sexual harassment complaints and an election coming, so lawmakers are wary of a bill to allow visitors to bypass normal security screening.

On Brock Turner And The Campaign To Recall The Judge In The Case

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

Stanford student Brock Turner's 2016 sexual assault conviction outraged many as too lenient, leading to a campaign to recall the judge. Retired judge LaDoris Cordell talks with NPR's Scott Simon.

In Ohio, Some Teachers Have Been Armed For Years

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

President Trump says a teacher who is "adept at firearms" could help stop an active shooter. In Ohio, a training program attempts to prepare teachers who plan to open-carry on campus.

What Authorities Knew About The School Shooter

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

It's been a extraordinary week in Florida. Funerals, protest rallies, gun policy proposals and new details about what authorities knew about the gunman before the Parkland shooting.

Week In Politics

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

This week in Washington we got a guilty plea from a former Trump campaign aide, questions about the security clearance of a White House staffer, and some new voices in the gun debate.

A Vermont High School Has Just 3 Students

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

A tiny high school in a rural Vermont will close at the end of the school year. Scott Simon asks freshmen Nicholas Steeventon and Hap Ingramthere what it's like attending a school with three students.

The Zoologist Barista

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

Caleb Bell dreams of someday hosting a TV show about animals. But for now, he works at a Starbucks in Chapel Hill, N.C., serving up animal facts alongside lattes.

What's The Best Way To Verify Votes?

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

What's the best way to safeguard elections from hackers? Good old-fashioned paper ballots, says Marian Schneider, President of Verified Voting. She talks with NPR's Scott Simon.

The State Of Current Gun Laws

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:08:02 -0500

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with James Burnett of nonprofit news site The Trace about current gun regulations in the U.S.