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 2021-07-31 12:03 

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Senate Agrees To Infrastructure Package Deal...

Scott Simon asks Republican Senator Mike Braun of Indiana about the infrastructure deal. This week, the Senate voted to advance the bill to formal debate....

 2021-07-30 09:08 

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North Korea Is Strictly Enforcing Its Language Purification Policy...

North Korea is trying to purge foreign cultural influences, including South Korean variations on the language that the two countries share. Experts say controlling language is an uphill battle....

 2021-07-28 20:35 

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The Senate May Move Ahead On A $3.5 Trillion Spending Plan With Just Democrat Votes...

As the Senate moves forward with a procedural vote on a bipartisan infrastructure deal, they are also hoping to move a $3.5 trillion spending plan with just Democratic votes....

 2021-07-27 14:52 

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Justice Department Clears Way For Trump Officials To Testify About Jan. 6th...

The department says it would not be appropriate for former officials to claim executive privilege forbids them from testifying before Congress....

 2021-07-27 09:00 

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Jan. 6 Insurrection Committee Holds Its 1st Hearing, Questioning Police: Watch Live...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy have sparred over who should be a part of the select committee, which is tasked with investigating the U.S. Capitol riot....

 2021-07-26 20:08 

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Tuesday Could Be A Dramatic And Pivotal Day For America's Gold Medal Hopes...

Simone Biles leads the U.S. team into a showdown with Russia, while the undefeated softball team tries to beat Japan for the second straight time....

 2021-07-26 20:03 

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A Lawsuit Against Jan. 6 Rally Speakers Forces DOJ To Consider Who's Legally Immune...

The Justice Department is considering whether the federal officials who spoke at a Trump rally ahead of the insurrection were acting within the scope of their jobs that day....

 2021-07-26 19:58 

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Iranian Railway, Thai National Park Among New UNESCO World Heritage Sites...

What do a railway in Iran, a mountainous national park in Thailand and a spa town in the Czech Republic have in common? They're all part of a newly announced group of UNESCO World Heritage Sites....

 2021-07-25 10:01 

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U.S. Women's Gymnasts Have A Surprisingly Rough 1st Day Of Olympic Competition...

A few stumbles from U.S. gymnasts including from star Simone Biles allowed Russia's team to take the lead. The U.S. is the heavy favorite. Russia came out one point ahead with the total team score...

 2021-07-24 11:40 

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What Can The IRS Do To Enforce Tax Laws?...

NPR's Scott Simon discusses the ability of the IRS to enforce tax laws with Chye-Ching Huang of the Tax Law Center at the NYU School of Law....

 2021-07-24 03:44 

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The First Gold Medal Of The Tokyo Olympics Goes To China...

A 21-year-old woman from China came out on top in the 10 meter air rifle competition. Qian Yang narrowly beat out a competitor from Russia and beamed as she held up her gold medal....

 2021-07-23 20:22 

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CIA Director On America's Biggest Challenges...

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with CIA Director William Burns about Russia, China and what keeps him up at night....

 2021-07-23 20:11 

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China Issues Counter-Sanctions After U.S. Warned Against Doing Business In Hong Kong...

China is imposing fresh counter-sanctions on United States entities just days ahead of a visit by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman....

 2021-07-23 11:16 

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The Afghan Government Retains Significant Military Capabilities, CIA Chief Says...

In an exclusive NPR interview, CIA Director William Burns addresses Taliban advances in Afghanistan, and what U.S. intelligence can do once the U.S. military is gone....

 2021-07-23 09:10 

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News Brief: CIA's Afghan Operations, Mose's Funeral, Tokyo Olympics...

As the security situation devolves, the CIA will remain in Afghanistan to gather intelligence. There's a funeral mass for Haiti's assassinated president. Also on Friday, the Olympics officially begin....

 2021-07-22 20:36 

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Director For Human Rights Watch Weighs In On What's Next For Afghanistan...

Now that U.S. forces are set to leave for good, what is next for Afghanistan? NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Patricia Gossman, Associate Asia Director for Human Rights Watch....

 2021-07-22 10:01 

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The IRS Won't Be Calling, Emailing Or Texting. Don't Fall For Child Tax Credit Scams...
 2021-07-21 20:15 

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Nancy Pelosi Rejects 2 GOP Picks For Jan. 6 Inquiry Committee...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has rejected two of House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy's nominations to serve on the select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot....

 2021-07-21 20:12 

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Afghans Face Deportation From Turkey After Trying To Flee Taliban Occupation...

A group of 16 Afghans who tried to go to Russia via Turkey are face deportation back to their home country — a plight faced by thousands who have sought refuge in Turkey over the last decade....

 2021-07-21 17:53 

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Pelosi Rejects 2 GOP Nominees For The Jan. 6 Panel, Citing Integrity Of The Probe...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Reps. Jim Jordan and Jim Banks could not serve on the select committee. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy threatened to pull all five of his members in response....

 2021-07-19 21:52 

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Justice Department Blasts Purdue Pharma's Bankruptcy Plan...

Two divisions of the DOJ filed briefs Monday arguing the deal improperly shelters members of the Sackler family and their associates from liability....

 2021-07-18 21:10 

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Democrat In Texas Voting Bill Walkout Says She's Protecting Civil Rights...

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Texas state house Democrat Ann Johnson. She is one of the lawmakers who left Texas in order to block Republicans from passing election-related legislation....

 2021-07-16 20:31 

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Biden Administration Warns Against Doing Business In Hong Kong...

President Biden has issued a warning to U.S. companies doing business in Hong Kong that because of China's national security law, the former colony is no longer a safe place for commerce....

 2021-07-16 18:24 

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist Danish Siddiqui Is Killed In Afghanistan...

The 38-year-old journalist, who worked for the Reuters news agency, died in southern Afghanistan during a clash between Taliban militiamen and Afghan troops with whom he was embedded....

 2021-07-16 10:52 

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How The U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan Affects Pakistan...

As Washington completes its military withdrawal from Afghanistan, NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Asad Khan, Pakistan's ambassador to the U.S., about diplomatic developments in the region....

 2021-07-15 20:12 

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Sen. Blumenthal Calls For Accountability In FBI's Mishandled Nassar Investigation...

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., on the FBI's mishandling of the investigation into abuse perpetrated by gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar....

 2021-07-15 11:19 

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The FBI Warned An Iranian American Woman That She Might Be Kidnapped...

NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Masih Alinejad, an Iranian American journalist, who was named by federal prosecutors as the target of an alleged Iranian kidnapping plot....

 2021-07-15 09:12 

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Watchdog: FBI Failed To Properly Respond To Gymnasts' Sex Abuse Allegations...

A new report by a DOJ watchdog finds the FBI mishandled sexual assault allegations involving Larry Nassar, the longtime USA Gymnastics doctor who was accused of abuse by dozens and women and girls....

 2021-07-14 20:20 

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Afghan National Security Advisor Talks Future Of The Country...

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Afghanistan National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib about the nation's path ahead as the U.S. completes its withdrawal from the country....

 2021-07-13 21:00 

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The U.S. Almost Out Of Afghanistan. What Happens There Next?...

The U.S. military will be fully out of the country by August 31. The Taliban already control more than half of it. A U.S. intelligence assessment reportedly says the Afghan government could collapse in as little as six months. Some members of the Afghan m...

 2021-07-13 20:24 

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Pentagon Press Secretary On Pulling Troops Out Of Afghanistan...

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby about the U.S. decision to pull troops out of Afghanistan....

 2021-07-12 23:18 

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Senators Unveil Competing Funding Proposals For Capitol Police Now Short On Cash...

Weeks before the police agency is slated to run out of money, the Democratic Senate Appropriations chair and the panel's ranking Republican introduced competing emergency funding bills....

 2021-07-12 20:25 

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Democratic Lawmakers In Texas Have Left The State To Try To Block Voting Restrictions...

The Texas House Democratic Caucus has confirmed that Democrats have fled the state in an effort to block Republican voting restrictions from advancing in a special legislative session....

 2021-07-12 20:20 

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Afghan Commanding General Says Afghans Feel Abandoned By The U.S....

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with commanding general of the Afghan Army, Gen. Sami Sadat, about U.S. troops being almost completely withdrawn from Afghanistan....

 2021-07-12 16:42 

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Prince William And Boris Johnson Denounce The Racist Abuse Of England's Soccer Team...

As soon as Italy clinched its win over England in the Euro 2020 Final, racist comments started pouring in blaming three Black players for the loss....

 2021-07-12 11:12 

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As U.S. Troops Withdraw, A Map Shows The Taliban Control Much Of Afghanistan...

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Bilal Sarwary, who's based in the Afghan capital Kabul, about the unstable security situation in Afghanistan as U.S. troops leave the country....

 2021-07-11 11:53 

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Copa Amrica And The Euro Cup: It's A Big Weekend For Soccer Fans...

It's a big weekend for soccer. Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to ESPN's Sebastian Salazar about who dominated the Capo America Cup, and who will bring home the glory at the Euro Cup....

 2021-07-10 21:42 

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David Baddiel On England's Soccer Anthem...

Ahead of Sunday's Euro 2020 final, NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben speaks with British writer and comedian David Baddiel, who helped write the English soccer anthem...

 2021-07-10 11:45 

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Saturday Sports: It's Finals Weekend In Wimbledon, The NBA, Euro Cup And Copa America...

Howard Bryant of Meadowlark Media discusses the ongoing felony assault investigation against the Dodger's Trevor Bauer as well as the Wimbledon, NBA, Euro Cup and Copa Amrica games this weekend....

 2021-07-10 11:22 

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Week In Politics: Biden Focuses On Foreign Policy...

We look at how the White House is handling the consequences of pulling U.S. troops out of Afghanistan. We also look to what's next in the fight against limiting voting rights....

 2021-07-10 11:22 

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The U.S. Leaving Afghanistan Will Also Effect Neighboring Countries...

Scott Simon speaks to Ahmad Shuja Jamal, head of international affairs at Afghanistan's National Security Council, about regional security issues in the event of a Taliban takeover....

 2021-07-10 09:00 

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2 Pivotal Soccer Matches This Weekend Could Turn Around Long Histories Of Heartbreak...

Fans of England's men's team, who play in the Euro finals Sunday, have waited 55 years for an international championship. Argentina could end a 28-year title drought in Saturday's Copa America final....

 2021-07-09 20:07 

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The Stage Is Set For The Euro 2020 Final Between England And Italy...

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with English writer Nels Abbey and New York Times reporter Jason Horowitz about the Euro 2020 final and what the moods are like in England and Italy....

 2021-07-09 20:07 

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'There Is Not Unlimited Patience': U.S. Ambassador To Russia Discusses Cyberattacks...

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with U.S. Ambassador to Russia, John Sullivan, about his departure from Moscow, relations after the Geneva summit and pressure on Putin regarding recent cyberattacks....

 2021-07-09 09:00 

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Two Pivotal Soccer Games Will Be Played This Weekend...

It's a busy summer for soccer fans. NPR talks to longtime soccer commentator Grant Wahl about what's at stake this weekend at the Copa America tournament in Rio de Janeiro and UEFA Euro 2020 in London...

 2021-07-09 09:00 

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President Biden Defends Decision To Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan...

NPR talks to Veteran diplomat Aaron David Miller about Biden's decision, even as a newly-emboldened Taliban continues to gain territory and Afghanistan's military shows further signs of disarray....

 2021-07-08 20:27 

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The Taliban Have Been Sweeping Across Afghanistan As Foreign Forces Leave...

The Taliban have been sweeping through Afghanistan as the U.S and other forces pull out of the country and Afghan security forces surrender or flee....

 2021-07-08 15:47 

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As U.S. Troops Leave Afghanistan, Biden Is Set To Explain What Happens Now...

President Biden will address the ongoing withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, at a moment when the Taliban is gaining power and threatening the Afghan government....

 2021-07-08 09:10 

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The Pentagon Plans To Support Afghan Forces After U.S. Troops Withdraw...

NPR's Noel King talks to Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Presidents Bush and Obama, about what's ahead as the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan is nearly complete....

 2021-07-08 04:30 

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FEMA Has An Equity Problem, Part Two: Race...

FEMA acknowledges that the way it distributes aid often benefits some people more than others--and those who receive less aid are those people with the fewest resources to begin with. Rhitu Chatterjee talks with NPR climate correspondent Rebecca Hersher a...

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