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Olympics' Board Does Not Lift Suspension Of Russian Olympic Committee

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 23:07:29 -0500

Calling two doping cases "hugely disappointing," the IOC's executive board said that factors had "prevented the IOC from even considering lifting the suspension for the closing ceremony."

South Korea's 'Garlic Girls' Win Silver Medal In Curling, Sweden Wins Gold

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 22:51:42 -0500

With their performance, the much-loved Garlic Girls medalled in a sport that's still unfamiliar to most South Koreans. The nation's first Olympic women's curling team debuted just four years ago.

Canadian Olympic Athlete And Coach Apologize After Drunken Joyride Arrest

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 20:59:15 -0500

Skier Dave Duncan, his wife and his coach were arrested after drunkenly stealing an idling pink Hummer in Pyeongchang. Until prosecutors weigh in, all three are restricted from leaving South Korea.

The 'Forgotten Olympians': Winners Even Without Medals

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 19:47:16 -0500

We know the names of the stars: Mikaela Shiffrin, Shaun White, Adam Rippon. But what about the athletes who compete and receive virtually no attention?

In 'The Undressing,' Li-Young Lee Processes Violence And Beauty Of Human Connection

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:28:39 -0500

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with poet Li-Young Lee about his new collection of poetry, The Undressing. The book explores love, violence and the confusion between those emotional states.

Poll: Where Americans Draw Lines On Workplace Behavior

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:28:39 -0500

The #MeToo movement has brought a fresh examination of workplace behavior. A new NPR-Ipsos poll found little tolerance for a broad range of behaviors — from gossip to unwanted touching.

Trump Calls To Arm Teachers. What Do Teachers Think?

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:28:39 -0500

NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with assistant professor Josh Grubbs of Bowling Green State University, Virginia elementary school teacher Sarah Plumitallo and Pennsylvania math teacher Mark Zilinskas.

Heritage Foundation President On The Conservative Movement

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:28:39 -0500

Conservatives gathered for the Conservative Political Action Conference this week. NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with the Heritage Foundation president, Kay Coles James, about the future of conservatism.

Craig David Seizes The Moment With 'The Time Is Now'

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:28:39 -0500

The British singer discusses making a staggered comeback after a career full of ups and downs and celebrating the changes in R&B.

French Food Waste Law Changing How Grocery Stores Approach Excess Food

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:28:39 -0500

Two years ago, France introduced a law to force supermarkets to donate unsold food to charities and food banks. Skeptics called it unworkable at the time, but there are signs the effort is succeeding.

Democrats Release Memo Countering Republicans' Claims Of Surveillance Abuses

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:28:00 -0500

Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, discusses the memo that rebuts Republican allegations of FBI and DOJ surveillance abuses of a former Trump campaign adviser.

Millennials Are No More Liberal On Gun Control Than Elders, Polls Show

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:24:37 -0500

Polling suggests millennials are more liberal than earlier generations on many social issues except gun laws. Pollsters say they can't explain this anomaly. Some millennials are surprised by it, too.

Memo By House Intelligence Committee Democrats Released As Nunes Addresses CPAC

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 16:40:00 -0500

The document counters Republican accusations that the Department of Justice, the FBI and the Mueller investigation are infected with political bias against the Trump campaign and the president.

Welcome To The Country With The Biggest Crush On America

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 15:51:30 -0500

Here's why Kosovo — land of Bill Clinton Boulevard, pets named Trump and a pantsuit boutique called Hillary — gives the United States its highest ratings.

How A Sneaky Alabama Town Launched America's 911 System

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 15:36:00 -0500

Fifty years ago, the Alabama Telephone Co. heard AT&T was creating a three-digit emergency number. So it decided to beat AT&T to the punch — and made the first 911 call in the town Haleyville.