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Like Lemons? Quinoa? Thank This Food Explorer For Bringing Them To Your Plate

Tue, 2018-02-20 17:24

In the early 20th century, botanist David Fairchild traveled the world and brought plants back to the U.S. that we now see as thoroughly American. NPR talks with the author of a book on Fairchild.

Report Detailing Harassment At NPR Cites 'High Level Of Distrust' Of Management

Tue, 2018-02-20 17:00

An outside legal review of NPR's handling of allegations against former top news executive Michael Oreskes found that questions were raised about his behavior even before he was hired.

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Palestinian Authority President No Longer Wants U.S. To Lead Peace Efforts

Tue, 2018-02-20 16:38

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, angry over the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, wants other countries to lead peace efforts now. He is making his case to the U.N. Security Council.

U.S. Officials Say Scheduled Transfer Of Guantanamo Bay Detainee Is Not Happening Yet

Tue, 2018-02-20 16:38

There are six detainees cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay. One was scheduled to be transferred to Saudi Arabian custody Tuesday, but U.S. officials now say that's not happening. The five others have been awaiting placement in a third country for years, but the State Department office assigned to place them remains vacant.

Russian Bots Are Spreading False Information After The Florida Shooting

Tue, 2018-02-20 16:38

It's known that Russian groups used Facebook and other social media platforms to spread false information during the 2016 election, but now Russian bots are doing the same after the Florida shooting. So, how are tech giants thinking about tackling these issues and making sure the same thing doesn't happen in this year's midterm election?

Actor Michael Stuhlbarg On His Approach To Playing Real-Life Characters

Tue, 2018-02-20 16:38

Michael Stuhlbarg is having a breakout year in Hollywood. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to the actor about his year, which includes being in three of this year's Best Picture nominated films.

Fergie Apologizes After Her National Anthem Rendition Goes Wrong

Tue, 2018-02-20 16:38

The National Anthem is easy to get wrong, and pop star Fergie's rendition before Sunday's NBA All-Star game was all sorts of wrong. The Grammy winner said afterwards she was trying to do something new with her slower, jazzier version.

Trump's Responses To Florida Shooting And WH Scandals Under Scrutiny

Tue, 2018-02-20 16:38

President Trump responded to the indictment of Russian nationals over interference in the 2016 campaign with tweets blaming President Obama for not stopping the interference and insisting it did not change the outcome of the election. Trump's responses to the shooting in Florida and recent White House scandals are also under scrutiny.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Secures Another Guilty Plea

Tue, 2018-02-20 16:38

Special counsel Robert Mueller has secured another guilty plea, from a lawyer who lied to the FBI last year. But President Trump continues to attack the investigation, even as it intensifies.

U.S. Trade Partners Threatening Retaliation If Proposed Tariffs Go Through

Tue, 2018-02-20 16:27

U.S. trade partners are threatening retaliation if the Trump administration follows through with proposed tariffs or quotas on imported steel and aluminum. Kentucky bourbon and Harley Davidson motorcycles are among the exports that could be targeted.

How New Leadership Has Affected The Democratic National Committee

Tue, 2018-02-20 16:27

The Democratic National Committee elected new leadership one year ago, with many major problems to solve in the wake of a disastrous 2016 campaign for the party. Now, party leaders look at what success they have had.

What Pennsylvania's New Congressional Districts Mean For Elections In The State

Tue, 2018-02-20 16:27

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has released a new map of the state's congressional districts, correcting what it deemed an unfair advantage to Republicans. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with David Wasserman of The Cook Political Report about what the map means for Pennsylvania's political calculus.

The 'Garlic Girls,' South Korea's Women Curlers, Are A Surprise Olympics Sensation

Tue, 2018-02-20 16:17

The team, ranked first, is heading to the playoffs after a win over the U.S. on Tuesday. The athletes all come from the same small town, which is watching this hot streak with pride.

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'Black Panther' Success Proves That Movies With Black Actors Can Do Well Internationally

Tue, 2018-02-20 16:17

Black Panther broke records and crushed expectations at the box office it. Not just here in the States, but in foreign markets too. That performance, as well as the one by Get Out, can finally put to rest the notion that movies with black actors don't do well internationally.

Former FBI Assistant Director On What Went Wrong With Tip About Florida Shooter

Tue, 2018-02-20 16:17

Less than a month ago someone close to the Parkland shooter contacted the FBI to report his gun ownership, desire to kill people and the potential to conduct a school shooting. The FBI now says that tip never made it out of its central call center to be acted upon. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with former FBI assistant director Ron Hosko about what the FBI's processes are for handling tips from the public, and what needs assessing in the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting.

After Florida Shooting, Students Are Lobbying For New Gun Regulations

Tue, 2018-02-20 16:17

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are headed to Tallahassee to lobby state lawmakers to pass new gun regulations. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Steve Bousquet of the Tampa Bay Times about the state of play and Gov. Rick Scott's relationship with the NRA.

What Could Be Coming Next In Robert Mueller's Russia Investigation

Tue, 2018-02-20 15:37

NPR's Embedded asks what the special counsel's track record could suggest about the road ahead for the special counsel, the White House and Congress.

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'New York Times' Investigates Ambush Of U.S. Soldiers In Niger

Mon, 2018-02-19 17:17

A New York Times investigation has found new details about an ambush in Niger last year that left four U.S. soldiers dead. Host Ari Shapiro talks with Rukmini Callimachi who reported the story.

Grocery Bagging Champ: 'You Just Sacked As Fast As You Possibly Could'

Mon, 2018-02-19 16:46

Trevor DeForest, 35, of Maquoketa, Iowa, beat out competitors from 22 other states to win the National Grocery Association's Best Bagger competition — and $10,000 — in Las Vegas last week.

'Automating Inequality': Algorithms In Public Services Often Fail The Most Vulnerable

Mon, 2018-02-19 16:44

Author Virginia Eubanks argues that automated systems that governments across the U.S. use to deliver benefit and welfare programs are often rigged against the very people who need it most.

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