NPR3 min de lecturePolitics
White House Announces $16 Billion In Aid To Farmers Hurt By China Trade Dispute
The U.S. agricultural sector has been hit hard by the trade conflict with China. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says some of the aid money will be used to build markets elsewhere.
NPR3 min de lecturePolitics
Modi Wins In Landslide Election, A Victory For Hindu Nationalists
It was a resounding victory not just for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but for his political party. Critics accused the party of using fear tactics amid rising Hindu nationalism.
NPR2 min de lectureFood & Wine
To Reduce Food Waste, FDA Urges 'Best If Used By' Date Labels
Confusion over whether a food is still safe to eat after its "sell by" or "use before" date accounts for about 20% of food waste in U.S. homes, the FDA says. The new wording aims to clear that up.
NPR3 min de lecture
Not Bitter, Just Sweet: The Rolling Stones Give Royalties To The Verve
A songwriting dispute left a Britpop band bereft of royalties from its biggest hit, "Bitter Sweet Symphony." More than 20 years later, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have signed over their rights.
NPR3 min de lecturePolitics
Feds Say Chicago Banker Loaned Manafort Money In Hopes Of Trump Administration Job
A grand jury in New York City returned an indictment against Stephen Calk, who made $16 million in loans to Paul Manafort allegedly with the hope of a Cabinet post or diplomatic appointment.
NPR5 min de lecture
Former Inmates Are Getting Jobs As Employers Ignore Stigma In Bright Economy
People convicted of felonies often have difficulties getting hired. But many employers say they're suffering a labor shortage, and attitudes toward hiring people with criminal records are changing.
NPR3 min de lecturePolitics
FBI Stays On Watch As Terrorists Finish Prison Terms And Broader Threat Evolves
Investigators acknowledged that Americans might worry about the release of terrorists such as John Walker Lindh, but said the FBI is tracking a changing terror threat across the board.
NPR4 min de lecture
'All In The Family' And 'The Jeffersons' Revival Delivers Nostalgia — For What?
ABC's two-hour live special re-created classic episodes of celebrated sitcoms with famous actors — and original creator Norman Lear. TV critic Eric Deggans found it both triumphant and bittersweet.
NPR3 min de lecture
Global Aviation Regulators Meet To Consider Timetable For Boeing's 737 Max
Global aviation safety officials are meeting in Dallas to discuss how they will certify Boeing's 737 MAX as airworthy, and how soon the troubled plane can fly again.
NPR4 min de lecture
U.K. Votes For European Parliament, Even As Many Long For The Day Outside The EU
As many pro-Brexit voters express nostalgia for an earlier time in the country's history, the governing Conservative Party could face a humiliating defeat in European elections.
NPR3 min de lecturePolitics
John Walker Lindh, The 'American Taliban,' Set To Be Released
Lindh has served 17 years of a 20-year sentence for being a Taliban soldier. In the coming years, dozens of Americans linked to extremist groups are in line to be released from U.S. prisons.
NPR5 min de lecturePolitics
Misery Grows At Syrian Camp Holding ISIS Family Members
In recent visits to the camp, NPR was told of babies dying of malnutrition, and found women collapsed by roadsides. "There's a lack of supplies and the numbers of patients are huge," a doctor says.
NPR3 min de lectureSociety
Abortion Limits Carry Economic Cost For Women
More states have adopted new restrictions on abortion in hopes the Supreme Court will revisit Roe v. Wade. That could have profound effects on the economic prospects for women seeking abortions.
NPR2 min de lecture
South And West Continue Rapid Growth, According To New Population Data
The fastest growing cities are in Arizona, Texas, Washington and North Carolina. Columbus, Ohio, is the only Midwestern city in the top 15 fastest-growing populations.
NPR2 min de lectureSociety
Disabled Woman Who Gave Birth At Care Facility May Have Been Impregnated Before
New medical documents filed on Wednesday say the woman was sexually assaulted multiple times. An exam after the birth of the child in December indicated she may have been pregnant before.
NPR2 min de lecture
Facebook Removed Nearly 3.4 Billion Fake Accounts In Last Six Months
Nearly all the phony accounts were caught by artificial intelligence and a boost in human monitoring. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said breaking up the company would make purging abusive accounts harder.
NPR3 min de lecture
3 Killed As Violent Tornadoes Cause 'Devastation' In Missouri
Thousands were without power and multiple people were hurt as a series of storms spawned multiple tornadoes in Missouri late Wednesday and into Thursday.
NPR4 min de lecture
A Decade Ago, Suicides Rocked A French Telecom Firm. Now Its Execs Stand Trial
Prosecutors accuse former executives and managers at France Télécom of "moral harassment" or complicity during a major restructuring.
NPR2 min de lecture
American Man Achieves Dream By Reaching Mount Everest Summit, Then Dies
Donald Lynn Cash of Utah achieved his goal of climbing the highest peaks on all seven continents. A traffic jam on Mount Everest may have impeded efforts to carry him down the mountain before he died.
NPR4 min de lecture
Joel Ross And His (Exceptionally) Good Vibes
The vibraphonist has a "love-hate relationship" with his instrument that has been helpful in perfecting his craft — but it wouldn't mean much without the deep emotional well he pulls from.
NPR5 min de lectureSociety
What One Doctor Is Doing To Fight Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbugs'
A doctor’s story of what it takes to save patients from increasingly deadly pathogens. As drug-resistant bacteria spread, can new genomic science battle back?
NPR2 min de lecture
Botswana Lifts Its Ban On Elephant Hunting
Fewer than 400 licenses will be granted annually, the government of Botswana said Thursday. Conservationists are decrying the decision as horrific and unethical.
NPR5 min de lecture
As Employment Rises, African American Transplants Ride Jobs Wave To The South
At a time of low unemployment for African Americans, educated, well-connected professionals are starting new lives in cities such as Charlotte, N.C.
NPR3 min de lecturePolitics
Amid Impeachment Cries, Pelosi Speaks: President Trump 'Engaged In Cover-Up'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she believes the President engaged in a "cover-up" as the call for impeachment gets louder from some Democrats.
NPR7 min de lectureSociety
The Philippines Is Fighting One Of The World's Worst Measles Outbreaks
As health workers in the Philippines continue to try to contain the outbreak, a botched vaccination campaign against dengue is making their job harder.
NPR2 min de lecturePolitics
Senate Reaches Deal On Disaster Aid Package As Trump Pivots To Support It
The deal does not include any funding for any border-related programs, which had been sought by the White House. But Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said President Trump would sign the legislation.
NPR3 min de lecture
These 'Empty Words' Are Full Of Life
The late Uruguayan novelist Mario Levrero was known for his gleeful weirdness. Empty Words follows a writer who tries to cure his block by writing boring nothings — and it's anything but boring.
NPR3 min de lectureSociety
In This Town, You Apply For A Job And You Get It
Ames, Iowa, has an unemployment rate of 1.5%, making it the tightest job market in the country. That's great for workers — but a challenge for those looking for them.
NPR6 min de lecturePolitics
How Trump Breaks With Clinton And Nixon On Governing While Under Investigation
President Trump is so determined to pressure his antagonists to relent that he suddenly seems ready to renounce the governing obligations of his own office.
NPR2 min de lectureScience
The 2019 Hurricane Season Will Be 'Near Normal.' But Normal Can Still Be Devastating
NOAA forecasts that two to four major hurricanes will form this year in the Atlantic. But even an average year can cause record-breaking damage, as storms get bigger and wetter.
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