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Miami Fourth-Graders Write About Their Experiences With Hurricanes

47 min 16 sec ago

At Sunset Elementary in Miami, fourth-graders are writing personal essays about their experience with Hurricane Irma, and they have some advice for other kids who have yet to live through one.

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Mexico City Doomed By Its Geology To More Earthquakes

1 hour 18 min ago

The problem is that just to the west, a huge slab of the Earth's crust called the Cocos Plate is grinding relentlessly toward North America. And it's running under another slab to the north.

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An Anti-Violence Activist Shares Her Reason For Buying A Gun

1 hour 23 min ago

Camiella Williams is an anti-violence advocate, who works hard to teach people other ways of dealing with problems, but she's lost more than two dozen friends and family members to Chicago's gun violence in recent years.

Jimmy Kimmel Says Sen. Cassidy Fell Short Of Standard For Obamacare Repeal

1 hour 23 min ago

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel credits good healthcare to saving the life of his newborn son. That led Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), a medical doctor, to say that any replacement of the Affordable Care Act should pass "The Jimmy Kimmel Test." Now, Kimmel says Cassidy has fallen short of that with his new bill being considered by Congress.

Senate Republicans Up Against Sept. 30 Deadline For Last Effort To Replace Obamacare

1 hour 23 min ago

Senate Republicans may vote next week — again — on repealing the Affordable Care Act. The latest bill is sponsored by Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.

Geologically Speaking, Mexico City Is Not Built In A Very Good Place

1 hour 23 min ago

Mexico City has the misfortune of being situated where two massive tectonic plates grind into each other. The geological situation is made worse by the kind of soil the city is built on.

Puerto Rico And U.S. Virgin Islands Hit By Hurricane Maria

1 hour 23 min ago

Less than a month after Hurricane Irma hit, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are dealing with another storm as Hurricane Maria barrels through the region.

St. Louis On Edge As Protesters Expected To Gather Again

1 hour 23 min ago

Since last Friday, when a judge acquitted a white police officer in the fatal shooting of a black motorist demonstrators have gathered in St. Louis to protest police tactics.

Hurricane Maria Hits Puerto Rico At Time When The Island Is Already Struggling

1 hour 23 min ago

Devastation expected from the hurricane will challenge many Puerto Rico institutions, especially its beleaguered power authority, which is still struggling to restore electricity in some areas after Hurricane Irma.

President Trump's U.N. Address Receives Widespread Praise From Conservatives

1 hour 23 min ago

President Trump's address to the United Nations General Assembly generated a lot of praise from conservative outlets, even those often critical of him. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Michael Warren of The Weekly Standard about how the speech as been received by those right-of-center.

Iranian President Tells U.N. Trump Could Be At Blame If Nuclear Deal Falls Apart

1 hour 23 min ago

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to hold an evening news conference following a day at the United Nations focused on the nuclear deal between Iran and the United States.

Former President Obama Speaks Out On Efforts To Replace Affordable Care Act

1 hour 23 min ago

Former President Obama spoke at a Gates Foundation event and delivered a not so thinly veiled message to President Trump about what he sees as America's role in the world.

Sen. Rand Paul Says He Won't Vote For Latest Affordable Care Act Replacement Bill

1 hour 23 min ago

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has opposed all of the Republican leadership's efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act, including the latest attempt, the Graham-Cassidy bill.

President Trump's Decision On Iran Nuclear Deal Could Affect Boeing Sales

1 hour 23 min ago

Boeing has been one of the big winners with the Iran nuclear deal with two deals worth roughly $20 billion with Iranian airlines. This could be in jeopardy if President Trump does not certify Iran's compliance with the accord.

Hurricane Maria Leaves Hospital In Puerto Rico Running On Generator Power

1 hour 23 min ago

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to Domingo Cruz Vivaldi, an administrator at the San Jorge Children's Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria's trajectory is affecting the island.

Search Continues For School Children After Mexico City Earthquake

1 hour 23 min ago

Rescue workers are battling a mountain of concrete and time to find dozens of children buried under the rubble of a collapsed school in central Mexico following a 7.1 magnitude earthquake.

Former Boxing World Champion 'Raging Bull,' Jake LaMotta Dies At 95

1 hour 23 min ago

Former boxing world champion Jake LaMotta has died at 95. His colorful life was the subject of a book and an Academy Award winning movie, Raging Bull.

One Reporter Shares The 'Extraordinary Generosity' She Saw After Mexico City's Earthquake

1 hour 23 min ago

When Mexico City was rocked by a powerful earthquake, people ran out into the street as the buildings they were in collapsed. Devastation was everywhere, but so was kindness amid the disaster.

In Mexico City, Volunteers Rush To Clear Rubble After Earthquake

Tue, 2017-09-19 19:59

All Things Considered checks in on the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico on Tuesday. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with freelance journalist Natasha Pizzey.

Puerto Rico Governor Anticipates Hurricane Maria Will Bring 'Severe Devastation'

Tue, 2017-09-19 18:24

Hurricane Maria threatens to devastate Puerto Rico, weeks after it was battered by Hurricane Irma. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello tells NPR how the island is preparing.