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Syrian Airstrike Hits Marketplace Near Turkish Border, Killing More Than Two Dozen

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:58:05 -0400

The airstrike in northwest Syria comes after a rebel rocket reached a Damascus neighborhood earlier this week, killing 35 people.

$500K Bond For Brother Of Alleged Florida Shooter Is 'Reprehensible,' Lawyer Says

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:33:21 -0400

The usual bond for misdemeanor trespassing on school grounds is $25, but a judge ordered a considerably higher sum for Zachary Cruz. Prosecutors say "he has all the same flags present as his brother."

U.K. Officer Hospitalized In Russian Poisoning Case Released As a Second Is Admitted

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:43:54 -0400

The policeman who responded to the scene of the nerve agent attack on a former spy was released Thursday, as another officer exposed to the deadly chemical was being treated for minor symptoms.

In Mexico, Candidates Move Away From Cambridge Analytica

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:25:38 -0400

The data-mining company being scrutinized in the U.S. may have been involved in Mexican politics since last year, and presidential candidates are scrambling to distance themselves from the firm.

The Trash Patch In The Pacific Is Many Times Bigger Than We Thought

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:41:42 -0400

In total, scientists say there are about 79,000 tons of plastic in this area, which is more than double the size of Texas.

Volunteer Network In Ireland Helps Women Get Access To Abortions

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:36:00 -0400

This spring, Ireland holds a referendum on abortion, which is currently illegal in the country. But a network of abortion providers and volunteers helps thousands of Irish women travel abroad each year for the procedure — mostly to the U.K.

What Newly Proposed Tariffs On China Mean For The U.S. Business Community

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:36:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Erin Ennis, Vice-President of the US-China Business Council, about the White House proposal for tariffs on China. She talks about how the proposed tariffs concern American companies doing business with China.

Dow Drops 724 Points Amid Fears Of A U.S. Trade War With China

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:19:00 -0400

The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled nearly 3 percent Thursday after the Trump administration announced plans to impose tariffs on Chinese imports.

The U.N. Set 17 Goals To Make The World A Better Place. How's It Doing?

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:40:51 -0400

It's hard tracking down data to see what progress is being made on the Sustainable Development Goals. Now there's a shiny new tool that does it for you.

How The Trump Organization Mixes Business And Politics In India

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:25:10 -0400

Journalist Anjali Kamat spent a year investigating Trump's business deals in India. Her report is in the New Republic and on the WNYC podcast, Trump Inc., which is co-hosted by Andrea Bernstein.

One Month After Abduction, Boko Haram Brings Home More Than 100 Dapchi Girls

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:21:00 -0400

Just one student who reportedly refused to convert to Islam from Christianity remains in captivity. 110 girls were snatched from their school in northeastern Nigeria on Feb. 19.

Former South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak Is Arrested On Graft Charges

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:20:00 -0400

Lee's arrest comes just a year after the impeachment of his successor, Park Geun-hye, over corruption allegations of her own. Both former presidents are now in jail.

How Global Politics Made Yemen's Humanitarian Disaster

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:03:00 -0400

The war in Yemen is one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. Reporters were recently given access to a part of the war zone, where the conflict has become a bloody battleground.

Woman's Instagram Post About Kenyan Child Ignites Fury

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:01:00 -0400

In the post, since deleted, the woman wrote: "One of the happiest moments in your life was probably when you met me and my friends," she wrote.

Infiltrating Power Grid Would Be Difficult; Here's Why

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:55:30 -0400

The Trump administration said it has evidence that Russian hackers got into the U.S. power grid. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to The Washington Post's Philip Bump, who says that's overly simplistic.