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New Mix: Beach House, Tank And The Bangas, Stevie Wolf, More

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:31:00 -0400

This week's mix of essential new songs includes this year's Tiny Desk Contest winner, Naia Izumi, the mind-blowing guitarist Rafiq Bhatia of the band Son Lux, passionate rock from Welles and more.



Transcript: NPR's Full Interview With Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:19:42 -0400

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif talks to NPR's Steve Inskeep about U.S.-Iran relations, the Iran nuclear deal and the war in Syria.



Trump, Macron To Hold Joint Press Conference During State Visit

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:11:20 -0400

While French President Emmanuel Macron is in Washington, D.C., for a state visit, he and President Trump are expected to discuss the Iran nuclear deal, Syria and the Trump administration's tariffs.



Democrats Push For Internal Documents On 2020 Census Citizenship Question

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:01:55 -0400

More lawmakers are calling for a subpoena to force the Census Bureau and Commerce Department to release documents about the controversial citizenship question before an upcoming hearing.



Ronny Jackson's VA Nomination Hearing Postponed Amid 'Serious Allegations'

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:12:00 -0400

In an interview with NPR, Mike Rounds, a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, declined to elaborate on the nature of what he described as "unsubstantiated allegations."



The Rock*A*Teens, Cabbagetown's Vibrantly Weird Rock Band, Is Back

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:00:55 -0400

Emblematic of Atlanta's eccentric '90s scene, hear the first single from The Rock*A*Teens first album in 18 years, Sixth House.



Amazon Wants To Deliver Packages Inside Your Car

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:50:00 -0400

The offer for now is for people who have a 2015 or newer GM car or Volvo with an active OnStar or Volvo On Call account. It's an extension of Amazon's program to deliver packages inside homes.



Chinese Women Face Rampant Gender Discrimination From Employers, Report Says

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:44:00 -0400

Human Rights Watch says 19 percent of job advertisements in 2018 were designated "men only." Meanwhile, several tech companies feature young female employees in ads to attract male counterparts.



Protection For The Steel Industry Is As Old As America

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:19:00 -0400

The U.S. steel industry has enjoyed protection from foreign competitors since the 1790s. It says new import tariffs are actually just leveling the playing field and shouldn't be labeled "protection."



Pompeo Expected To Head State, Jackson Not Likely To Be VA Chief

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:18:00 -0400

David Greene talks to Republican Sen. Mike Rounds of South Dakota about the upcoming vote on CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be secretary of State and the nomination of Dr. Ronny Jackson to head the VA.



'Beneath A Ruthless Sun,' Cruelty And Injustice Burn Hot

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:00:25 -0400

Gilbert King returns to Lake County, Fla., in his new book, which tells the tangled story of a rape accusation, a racist sheriff, and a mentally disabled white man railroaded and stuck in an asylum.



Suspected Pirates Board Dutch Cargo Ship Off Nigeria, Seize Crew

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:54:57 -0400

Twelve crewmembers of the MV FWN Rapide were reportedly taken hostage over the weekend. The ship's manager says it is working to gain their release.



Failure To Declare Apple At Customs Costs Colorado Woman $500

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:38:00 -0400

On the way back from Paris, a flight attendant gave Crystal Tadlock an apple which she put in her carry-on to eat later. She didn't declare the apple when she arrived at U.S. customs and was fined.



Court Rules Monkeys Can Take Selfies But Only People Can Copyright

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:30:00 -0400

A monkey created a series of selfies in 2011 and a photographer used them. PETA sued claiming copyright infringement. An appeals court has ruled against the suit.



Announcing The 2018 Tiny Desk Contest Winner

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:47:00 -0400

After receiving nearly 5,000 entries this year, we have a winner! Meet the virtuosic talent who won over this year's panel of judges.