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Report: Kushner Discussed Setting Up Secret Communications With Russia

Fri, 2017-05-26 21:20

Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak told the Kremlin that Jared Kushner had discussed setting up a secret means of communicating directly, using Russian facilities, according to the Washington Post.

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In Mexico, A Last-Ditch Effort To Save The Vaquita, On The Verge Of Extinction

Fri, 2017-05-26 19:56

There are only 30 of the small porpoise left, due to over-fishing in the waters of the Gulf of California. Efforts to save the vaquita have pitted environmentalists against fishermen.

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After A Terrorist Attack, Social Media Can Cause More Harm Than Good

Fri, 2017-05-26 17:44

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Emily Dreyfuss, a reporter for Wired, who explains how sharing information about a terrorist attack on social media helps terrorists spread their message.

Beaches, Bathing Suits, And Finally On The Big Screen, 'Baywatch'

Fri, 2017-05-26 16:53

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews a movie that could only come out in the summer — Baywatch, starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.

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Denis Johnson, Author Who Wrote 'Jesus' Son,' Dies At 67

Fri, 2017-05-26 16:32

Denis Johnson was best known for his 1992 short story collection Jesus' Son. He won the 2007 National Book Award for the novel, Tree of Smoke. Johnson died Thursday at age 67.

Nashville Predators Look To Make History In Stanley Cup Finals

Fri, 2017-05-26 16:32

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Justin Bradford, a reporter with Penalty Box Radio, about the Nashville Predators making it to the Stanley Cup finals.

In Arizona, Doctors Criticize Tightening Of Late Abortion Rules

Fri, 2017-05-26 16:32

Many states have laws about what to do if there are signs of life after an abortion. But Arizona legislators have passed new rules that some doctors say go against national standards of care.

After Being Banned, Kinder Eggs Are Coming To America

Fri, 2017-05-26 16:32

Kinder Eggs are coming to the U.S. — legally. The hollow chocolate egg with the toy surprise inside has not been allowed in the states due to a 1930s law banning candy with non-food objects inside, though fans of the European treat have previously smuggled them in.

Instead Of Cracking Down On Beggars, Cities Put Panhandlers To Work

Fri, 2017-05-26 16:32

Begging is an ancient practice, and in recent years U.S. cities have been cracking down on panhandlers. But now a handful are trying a different approach — paying panhandlers to work.

In Manchester, Libyan Community Grapples With Impact Of Suicide Bombing

Fri, 2017-05-26 16:32

The Libyan community in Manchester, England, is struggling to understand how one of its own killed 22 people in a suicide bombing on Monday night.

New Orleans Mayor Delivers Message On Race In Monuments Speech

Fri, 2017-05-26 16:32

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu about his address on the removal of the city's Confederate monuments one week ago.

President Trump's Overseas Trip Provides New Insight Into His Foreign Policy

Fri, 2017-05-26 16:32

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Susan Glasser, chief international affairs columnist for Politico, about what Trump's first overseas trip as president reveals about his foreign policy.

At Least 28 Dead, Many Wounded, After Attack On Christians In Egypt

Fri, 2017-05-26 16:32

There was another deadly attack on Christians in Egypt Friday as gunmen opened fire on two buses taking worshippers to mass. At least 28 people were killed in the attack.

In Arizona, Doctors Criticize Tightening Of Late-Term Abortion Rules

Fri, 2017-05-26 16:32

Many states have laws about what to do if there are signs of life after an abortion. But Arizona legislators have passed new rules that some doctors say go against national standards of care.

Massive Landslide Closes Part Of California's Highway 1 Near Big Sur

Fri, 2017-05-26 16:32

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to longtime Big Sur resident Erin Gafill about the recent landslide that closed a portion of Pacific Coast Highway and has changed life for residents.

Week In Politics: Trump's Overseas Trip, CBO Scores Health Care Bill

Fri, 2017-05-26 16:32

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators, Kimberly Atkins, chief Washington reporter and columnist for the Boston Herald, and Reihan Salam, executive editor for National Review and a columnist for Slate. They discuss Trump's first overseas trip as president, the latest CBO score for the House health care bill and the Montana's special election results.

President Trump Attends Meeting Of G-7 Leaders In Italy

Fri, 2017-05-26 16:32

President Trump is in Italy for a meeting of G-7 countries. Aides say he's listening and learning from America's allies and his views on climate change are "evolving."

As Nursing Homes Evict Patients, States Question Motives

Fri, 2017-05-26 16:13

According to the federal government, the top complaint about nursing homes is wrongful eviction. Advocates say nursing homes want residents who pay more but require less care.

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'Praise The Lard': A Barbecue Legend Shows Us How To Master Smoked Chicken Wings

Fri, 2017-05-26 14:15

Mike Mills' chicken wings have been named the best in the country. He is even in the Barbecue Hall of Fame. His new book with daughter Amy Mills shares the gospel of barbecue with home cooks.

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White House Plans To Take Block On Revised Travel Ban To Supreme Court

Thu, 2017-05-25 18:18

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Trump's revised travel ban should be kept on hold. Already the Trump administration has said it plans to ask the Supreme Court to hear the case.