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February 26 2017

22:19

How Much Will Trump's Address To Congress Reflect 'Renewal Of American Spirit' Theme?

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says President Trump will focus on the "renewal of American spirit" when he addresses a joint session of Congress early next week.
22:19

When Mexican Deportees Return To A Country They Hardly Know

Tania Mendoza left Mexico for the U.S. when she was a toddler. She lived almost her whole life and started a family there. But in 2010 she was deported back to a country she had never really lived in.
22:19

Witnesses Say Kansas Bar Shooting Was Racially Motivated

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with KCUR reporter Laura Ziegler about the shooting of two Indian men in an Olathe, Kan. bar. The FBI is determining whether to investigate it as a hate crime.
22:19

Teen Transgender Wrestler — A Reluctant Symbol Of A Nation Divided

Mack Beggs, who identifies as a boy, won a girls state wrestling championship in Texas this weekend. He'd rather have wrestled boys. Journalist Asa Merritt talks about the reactions at the tournament.
22:19

Fearing Climate Change Policy Under Trump, STEM Group Works To Get Scientists Elected

Scientists across the country are planning to go to Washington — and take office. Shaughnessy Naughton is the founder of 314 Action a non profit that helps scientists run for office.
22:19

Decades Later, Translation Of Jewish Text Will Open Zohar's Gates To English Speakers

The translation of a rare Jewish text is almost done, thanks to Berkeley scholar Daniel Matt. This May, publishers will release the final volume of the authoritative English translation of the Zohar.
22:19

2017 Oscars: Nominations For Documentary Category Upends Genre

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Nina Gilden Seavey, director of the Documentary Center at George Washington University, about what this year's documentary lineup mean for the art and industry.
21:26
White House Power Player Jared Kushner Is Keeping Parts of His Real Estate Empire
20:45

The Early 2000s Are Calling: New Nokia 3310 Phones Revealed

We reported earlier this month on rumors that the Internet's favorite indestructible brick of a phone would be returning to shelves. Now it's official. The not-so-smartphone will cost about $50.
20:23

North Korean Leader’s Half Brother Died After “Very Painful” 20 Minutes

The half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was attacked with such a high dose of a toxic nerve agent that he was dead within 20 minutes. “VX only requires 10 milligrams to be absorbed into the system to be lethal, so I presume that the amount of dose that went in is more than that,” Health Minister...
19:55

NPR News Nuggets: A Plea To Texans, Eat Your Veggies & Chris Christie's Next Move

Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.
19:50

Nokia Launches New 3310 with Battery Life of One Month

Nokia’s newly revitalised phone business saw it re-introducing a brightly coloured version of the classic 3310 talk and text phone, the world’s most popular device in the year 2000. The new model has bigger screens and is priced at just €49 euros. Its 22 hours of talk time and up to one month of standby time potentially heighten the phone’s appeal as a backup for smartphone users. Analysts hailed the 3310 launch as a smart retro gambit, but one which could overshadow the...
19:29

After Kansas Shooting, More Than $1 Million Donated For Victims' Families

Between three GoFundMe pages, thousands of strangers have opened their wallets for the victims. Still, many in India fear last week's shooting shows the U.S. is now a dangerous place for immigrants.
18:18

Indonesia Wakes And Up And Smells Its Own Coffee — Then Drinks It

Indonesia is the world's fourth-largest coffee producer, exporting more than it consumes. But that's changing, as demand from a rising middle class fuels entrepreneurship and connoisseurship.
16:44

Bill Paxton, Prolific Actor And Star Of 'Titanic' And 'Apollo 13,' Dies At 61

Paxton was perhaps best known for his roles in Hollywood blockbusters, but he also took starring turns in TV series like Big Love and Training Day.
15:58

Banned Nerve Agent Killed Kim Jong Nam Within 20 Minutes, Malaysia Says

The dose smeared on the face of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's half-brother was so high, even an antidote may not have been able to save him, according to the Malaysian health minister.
14:22

'Highly Intoxicated' Driver Plows Into Mardi Gras Crowd, Injuring At Least 28

An apparent drunk driver careened into spectators at one of Mardi Gras' biggest parades Saturday. "We are grateful that none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening," New Orleans' mayor said.
13:33
Religious Leaders in Southern California Creating Network of Havens to Hide the Undocumented
13:12

If You've Got Any Compound Interest, Solving This Puzzle Will Surely Pay Off

Every five-letter answer in this week's puzzle must complete a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase.
12:35
Solar Industry Now Provides Twice as Many Jobs as Coal
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