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Federal Investigators Thwart Potentially Massive Terrorist Attack

2 hours 15 min ago

Federal investigators have thwarted a potentially massive terrorist attack, after discovering a stockpile of weapons in Maryland. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Washington Post reporter Lynh Bui.

Chicago Police Say Actor Jussie Smollett Is Now A Suspect For Filing False Report

3 hours 40 min ago

The Chicago Police Department issued a statement Wednesday saying actor and musician Jussie Smollett is now a suspect for filing a false police report in the attack he alleged happened last month.

Terence Blanchard, Longtime Composer For Spike Lee, On His First Oscar Nomination

4 hours 29 min ago

Terence Blanchard received his first Oscar nomination for the BlacKkKlansman score. The 56-year-old jazz trumpeter from New Orleans has been Spike Lee's right-hand composer since Jungle Fever in 1991.

North Carolina State Board Of Elections Finishes Day 3 Of Public Hearing

4 hours 29 min ago

North Carolina's state board of elections is trying to get to the bottom of what happened in the state's 9th Congressional district last year. The outcome of that race still hasn't been called.

Tom Barrack, Trump's Longtime Friend, Comes Under More Scrutiny

4 hours 29 min ago

Tom Barrack is one of President Trump's oldest friends. He's also been the subject of unwelcome headlines recently, over comments concerning Saudi Arabia and his role in Trump's inauguration.

Trump Threatens To Cut Grant Money For High-Speed Trains In California

4 hours 52 min ago

The Trump administration threatened Tuesday to cancel a billion dollar grant for a high speed rail in California. This after California joined a lawsuit against the national emergency declaration.

Putin Delivers Stark Warning To U.S. About Missile Stationing In Europe

4 hours 52 min ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country will target the U.S. with new weapons if the U.S. stations intermediate-range missiles in Europe.

Southwest Airlines Cancels More Flights Because Of Unspecified Mechanical Issues

5 hours 36 min ago

An "operational emergency" is grounding more than 40 planes at Southwest Airlines because of mechanical problems and creating havoc with travelers.

Second U.S.-North Korea Summit Likely Focus On Nuclear Weapons Center

5 hours 36 min ago

This month's summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is likely to focus on North Korea's main nuclear weapons center at Yongbyon.

What's Changed Between U.S. And North Korea Since First Summit

5 hours 36 min ago

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet for a second time next week. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with North Korea expert Frank Aum about what's changed since the last meeting.

Maidens On The Mall: Hulu Series Brings Red Cloaks To Steps Of Lincoln Memorial

5 hours 41 min ago

The Handmaid's Tale the Hulu TV series based on Margaret Atwood's novel, came to Washington, D.C., to shoot a scene on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Extras gathered to portray the handmaids.

Philly District Attorney Larry Krasner Earns Praise And Pushback For Changes Made

5 hours 41 min ago

In his first year, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner has remade the office with changes to sentencing recommendations, bail and who to charge. They've also invited controversy.

Backpack Kid Sues Fortnite For Stealing 'The Floss' Dance

5 hours 51 min ago

A wannabe rapper named Backpack Kid is suing game maker of Fortnite for stealing a dance he claims he created called The Floss.

Lawsuit Accuses 'Washington Post' Of Bullying Covington High School Student

5 hours 51 min ago

The family of a Covington High School student at the center of a standoff is suing The Washington Post. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with media law professor Derigan Silver about First Amendment law.

The Power Of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Anger

6 hours 11 min ago

Martin Luther King Jr. dealt with anger in both his personal life and life's work. He often tried to turn his anger into constructive action, but he did occasionally struggle with that balance.

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Trump Says Attorney General Barr Will Decide If Mueller Findings Will Be Made Public

6 hours 11 min ago

President Trump says it's up to his newly confirmed attorney general, William Barr, to decide whether to make public the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

State Department Says It Will Not Allow Woman Who Supported ISIS To Enter U.S.

6 hours 11 min ago

As the battle against ISIS in Syria winds down a woman claiming to be an American woman who went to support ISIS pleads to come back to the U.S. She's one of many languishing in detention camps now.

A Handful Of U.K. Lawmakers Are Trying To Create A New Political Party

6 hours 11 min ago

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with James Blitz, Whitehall editor of the Financial Times, about the latest in Brexit and the formation of a new political party in the U.K. called "the Independent Group."

The Women Behind The Songs: Ester Dean

6 hours 11 min ago

Fun, fearless and freethinking, Ester Dean's vivacious personality comes across in her work. The songwriter has written hits for Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry.

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When Nazis Took Manhattan

9 hours 44 min ago

In 1939, an event at Madison Square Garden was billed as a "Pro American Rally." It was, in fact, a rally in support of Hitler and fascism.

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