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Homeland Security Extends Protections For Thousands Of Haitians In U.S.

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:48:56 -0400

Some 58,000 Haitians are in the U.S. under a program known as Temporary Protected Status, which Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has extended for six months.



Princess Engagement Revives Debate Over Rules Of Japan's Monarchy

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:35:58 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Motoko Rich, the Tokyo bureau chief for The New York Times, about how the engagement of a Japanese princess is reviving a debate about the rigid set of laws that govern Japan's monarchy.



President Trump Makes Historic Visit To Old City Of Jerusalem

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:35:58 -0400

President Trump visits Jerusalem's Old City on Monday, stopping at two religious sites and leaving locals to debate his impact.



Turkish Businessman With Ties To Michael Flynn Hosts Conference At Trump Hotel

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:35:00 -0400

The Turkish businessman who paid Michael Flynn $530,000 to lobby for the Turkish government is heading up a conference held at the Trump International Hotel, a few blocks from both the White House and the FBI. The event comes at a time when all of Trump's tangled interests are being scrutinized, but that doesn't seem to bother the participants.



Chinese Investors Among Majority Of EB-5 Visa Recipients

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:35:00 -0400

The EB-5 visa grants permanent U.S. residence to anyone investing a half million dollars in a U.S.-based development project. Eighty percent of EB-5 recipients are Chinese. NPR takes a look at why they are applying for these visas.



Trump Continues Criticism Of Iran On Middle East Trip

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:35:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Vali Nasr, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, about President Trump's comments regarding Iran during his Middle East trip, and what they mean to the U.S. relationship with Iran and other countries.



South African Man Crushed To Death By Wounded Elephant

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:28:16 -0400

Theunis Botha was leading a hunting group when the elephant charged and lifted him up in the air. At that point, a member of Botha's party fatally shot the animal.



They Outnumber Refugees But Don't Often Make Headlines

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:43:40 -0400

The world is riveted by the ongoing refugee crisis. Less so by the ongoing — and much larger — internally displaced persons crisis.



4 Climbers Killed In Deadly Week On Mount Everest

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:44:00 -0400

An American doctor who was trying for a second time to conquer the mountain after surviving an avalanche in 2015 was among those who died.



Here's The Deal With That Glowing Orb — And Plenty Of Notes On What It Isn't

Mon, 22 May 2017 12:30:00 -0400

It seemed an innocuous gesture: President Trump joined two other world leaders in laying their hands on a lit-up globe at an event in Saudi Arabia. Then, Twitter caught wind of it.



In A Historic First, Trump Visits Old City Of Jerusalem

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:02:00 -0400

Trump is the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Old City of Jerusalem, seized by Israel in the Six-Day War a half-century ago. President Trump visited Christian and Jewish religious sites.



Iran Prison Atlas' Database Keeps Track Of Iranian Political Prisoners

Mon, 22 May 2017 07:45:00 -0400

The organization, United For Iran, publishes the Iran Prison Atlas. It's a website collecting information about Iranians described as political prisoners.



Trump Arrives In Israel For Second Leg Of International Trip

Mon, 22 May 2017 07:05:00 -0400

On his first overseas trip as president, Trump flew from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to Tel Aviv, Israel — the only known direct flight between the two countries, which do not have diplomatic relations.



Administration To Decide Whether To Renew Haitians' Protected Status

Mon, 22 May 2017 05:04:00 -0400

Officials will decide whether to extend temporary protected status to 50,000 Haitians in the U.S. Steve Inskeep talks Marleine Bastien of Haitian Women of Miami about the potential impact on families.



Do Iranian Photojournalists Still Face Strict Restrictions?

Mon, 22 May 2017 05:04:00 -0400

Steve Inskeep talks to Iranian photojournalist Maryam Majd about what has and hasn't changed for journalists under the presidency of Hassan Rouhani, who has been re-elected for a second term.