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Ex-CIA Officer Arrested On Suspicion Of Exposing U.S. Spy Network In China

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:25:00 -0500

Jerry Chung Shing Lee, 53, was arrested at New York's JFK Airport on Monday, capping a six-year investigation that began when the FBI searched his hotel room in 2012, uncovering classified notes.

What Stories Do You Want From Code Switch In 2018?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:18:21 -0500

New year, new stories. Let us know which topics, stories and notable people you want us to cover in the coming year.

Naval Commanders In 2 Deadly Ship Collisions To Be Charged With Negligent Homicide

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:02:47 -0500

A total of 17 crew members were killed. The two incidents called into question the Navy's training procedures and preparation.

Ronny Jackson: The White House Doctor Who Gave Trump A Clean Bill Of Health

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:16:28 -0500

The Navy rear admiral found himself in the spotlight Tuesday as he offered a folksy and authoritative update on the president's physical exam.

How To Parent From Prison And Other Advice For Life Inside

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:43:00 -0500

Johnathon Shillings just got out of prison. He talks to Macario Gonzales Jr., who is currently serving seven years, about how to be the father his daughters deserve — and avoid becoming a target.

Man Ruptures His Throat By Stifling A Big Sneeze, Prompting Doctors' Warning

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:57:00 -0500

Not long after he suppressed a powerful sneeze, the patient's neck began swelling, crackling and popping. It was a rare case — and he recovered — but doctors say there's a moral here: Just let it rip.

Turning Soybeans Into Diesel Fuel Is Costing Us Billions

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:43:00 -0500

The law that requires America to turn some of its soybeans into diesel fuel for trucks has created a new industry. But it's costing American consumers about $5 billion each year.

Veteran Sues After Scalpel Found Inside His Body 4 Years After Surgery

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:38:00 -0500

"It's a level of incompetence that's almost incomprehensible," the plaintiff's lawyer tells NPR. The surgical instrument had been causing him abdominal pain for four years before it was discovered.

DOJ Plans To Ask The Supreme Court To Intervene On DACA

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:29:44 -0500

Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants the high court to reverse a decision out of California forcing the government to resume accepting DACA applications. He said the ruling defies common sense.

The Boundary-Breaking Success Of Edwin Hawkins' 'Oh Happy Day'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:27:00 -0500

Gospel singers look back at the legacy of choirmaster and four-time Grammy winner Edwin Hawkins, who died Monday at 74.

We Asked, You Answered: What Shaped Trump's View Of Poor Countries?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:22:00 -0500

Is it fair to make a connection between the president's comments and the way aid groups and the media portray poverty? Our readers weigh in.

White House Doctor Says Trump Is In 'Excellent' Physical, Cognitive Health

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:17:04 -0500

Dr. Ronny Jackson said the president could benefit from losing between 10 and 15 pounds over the coming year as well as beginning an exercise regimen.

Homeland Security Secretary Says She 'Did Not Hear' Trump Use 'That' Vulgar Word

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:01:00 -0500

At a contentious congressional testimony, Kirstjen Nielsen said under oath said President Trump and others used "tough language" on immigration, but not a particular

The Fine Line Between A Bad Date And Sexual Assault: 2 Views On Aziz Ansari

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:34:00 -0500 published a woman's account of a date with comedian Aziz Ansari that she says turned into "the worst night" of her life. In conversation with NPR's Kelly McEvers, two writers — Caitlin Flanagan of The Atlantic and Anna North of Vox — discuss whether the story describes a bad date, sexual assault or something in between.

How The Convenience Economy Has Led To Clutter In Urban China

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:34:00 -0500

The advent of shared bikes and food delivery service apps have led to an unprecedented amount of clutter on the sidewalks of China's largest city. Where pedestrians once walked freely, they now have to compete with speeding electric scooters belonging to armies of food delivery men along limited sidewalk space due to heaps of shared bicycles strewn about.