Southern California Fire Forces New Evacuations, Threatens Coastal Communities
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:35:45 -0500
The Thomas Fire has raged for nearly two weeks and on Saturday, new evacuation orders were issued in Santa Barbara County. A local zoo was preparing to move some of its animals out of the danger zone.
Democrat Ruben Kihuen Won't Seek Re-Election Following Sexual Harassment Allegations
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:04:00 -0500
His announcement comes a day after the House Ethics Committee said it opened an investigation into the harassment allegations leveled at the 37-year-old freshman congressman from Nevada.
Brexit Is One Step Closer As EU Agrees To Talk About U.K. Trade
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:32:40 -0500
European Union leaders have agreed to discuss the process by which the U.K. will leave the EU. The talks focus on the trade relationship Britain will have with the EU in the future. Guest host Ray Suarez speaks with NPR's Frank Langfitt about whether Brexit has entered a point of no return.
Weighing The Impact Of Repealing The Health Insurance Mandate
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:32:40 -0500
The tax bill being considered by Congress includes a repeal of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate. Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News talks to guest host Ray Suarez about how that could affect the health insurance market.
What It Took To Convince Final Holdouts To Support The GOP Tax Bill
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:32:40 -0500
Republicans seem to have secured enough votes to pass their tax bill next week. It marks the most sweeping tax overhaul in decades. Guest host Ray Suarez speaks with NPR's Kelsey Snell about the bill.
Pope Begs Journalists To Avoid 'Sins Of Communication'
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:03:04 -0500
He will also dedicate his annual communication message next year to the topic of "fake news."
Trump Administration Reportedly Instructs CDC On Its Own Version Of 7 Dirty Words
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:14:00 -0500
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysts have been told to omit words such as "vulnerable," "transgender" and "evidence-based" from an upcoming budget. Critics say it amounts to censorship.
New Austrian Government Will Have A Far-Right Tilt
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:45:29 -0500
The country's chancellor finalized a deal Friday to form a governing coalition with a party that has Nazi roots.
Cabela's Sale Sends Ripples of Anxiety Through Rural Nebraska Town
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:00:37 -0500
The sale of the outdoor retail giant to rival Bass Pro Shops has folks in Sidney, Neb., wrestling with the notion of becoming just another struggling rural American town.
Saudi Banks And Businesses Feel Effects Of High-Profile Detentions
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:00:07 -0500
Saudi banks and businesses are feeling the effects of the government's detention of some of its wealthiest citizens. But the government stands to gain billions if detainees opt to buy their freedom.
She Escaped The Shooter's Bullets In Las Vegas, But Her Mental Scars Remain
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:48:13 -0500
Melissa Barham went to the Jason Aldean concert with her family. They all escaped without physical injury, but Barham is wrestling with the emotional aftereffects, especially during the holidays.
Black Farmers Are Sowing The Seeds Of Health And Empowerment
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:48:13 -0500
More than nine of 10 farm owners in the U.S. are white. A movement to change that is selling farming to people of color as a healthy lifestyle — and a way to fight discrimination.
VIDEO: For LSD, What A Long Strange Trip It's Been
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:00:07 -0500
It's been reviled and revered, criminalized and exploited by the CIA. And now and other psychedelic drugs are being tested as legitimate medical treatments. NPR's original animation tells the tale.
In Interviews With 122 Rapists, Student Pursues Not-So-Simple Question: Why?
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:00:07 -0500
Shattered by the rape and subsequent death of a student in Delhi in 2012, a graduate student in psychology wanted to know why they did it — and if they felt remorse.
PHOTOS: Animals That Could Disappear Because Of Us
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:00:07 -0500
And the well-being of humans could suffer if the species go extinct. The images are from a new book, "Endangered," by Tim Flach.