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Sun, 12/07/2014 - 06:38

The theoretical physicist has been using the same communication system for more than 20 years, until now. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Horst Haussecker of Intel about the new and faster technology.

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 06:38

Gaziantep is a city that brings together Syrian rebels, U.S. aid workers and suspected ISIS militants. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Robin Wright of the Wilson Center about her recent trip there.

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 06:38

Republicans have reason to party in New Orleans this weekend. The GOP picked up a ninth Senate seat in Louisiana's runoff election Saturday — and by a wide margin.

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 06:38

As Congress wraps up, it still must pass a federal budget, address immigration and release a torture report. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Washington correspondent Mara Liasson about the agenda.

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 18:16

In September, 43 students went missing in Mexico; drug gang members confessed to their murder last month. Now, the remains of one student have been identified.

After scanning a $1 bill with iBill, a speaker announces, "one dollar."
Sat, 12/06/2014 - 16:02

The iBill, a new currency reader being offered by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, aims to change how the blind identify different kinds of bills.

A TSA agent checks a bag at a security checkpoint area at Midway International Airport last month. The new federal government guidelines on racial and religious profiling won't apply to the TSA.
Sat, 12/06/2014 - 15:14

The Justice Department's new rules would prohibit some agents from using factors such as religion to profile, but the rules-change doesn't apply at airports or along the border.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is greeted by Gen. John F. Campbell (right) after arriving in Kabul on Saturday. Hagel announced that an additional 1,000 U.S. troops would remain behind in the country after Dec. 31.
Sat, 12/06/2014 - 13:01

The secretary of defense says an additional 1,000 troops will remain to support a NATO training program.

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani appeared on the Fox Business Network earlier this year. He has been a frequent cable news commentator about the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases.
Sat, 12/06/2014 - 12:52

After grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans notes media missteps in discussing race.

Judy Huth, left, appears at a news conference with attorney Gloria Allred outside the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire Division station on Friday. Huth says that in 1974 as a 15-year-old she was drugged and raped by comedian Bill Cosby.
Sat, 12/06/2014 - 11:22

Judy Huth, the latest accuser of the 77-year-old comedian, says Cosby drugged and raped her in 1974 when she was only 15. Cosby's lawyer has called the claim "absolutely false."

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 10:53

American photojournalist Luke Somers was killed during a rescue attempt by U.S. special forces. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Sean Carberry in Afghanistan about what happened.

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 10:51

After a rough start, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are winning.'s Howard Bryant tells NPR's Scott Simon that off the court, James has been outspoken on political issues.

Sony Pictures is still investigating who hacked its systems and leaked sensitive information, including unreleased films.
Sat, 12/06/2014 - 09:08

In this week's roundup of tech headlines, Microsoft bids adieu to the clip art we came to love and the High Court considers how to handle online threats.

Adnan Shukrijumah is shown in these undated images provided by the FBI. The suspected al-Qaida operative who lived for more than 15 years in the U.S., was reportedly killed in a raid by the Pakistani military.
Sat, 12/06/2014 - 08:53

Adnan Shukrijumah, who allegedly planned bombings in London and New York and served as the head of al-Qaida's external operations, was killed by troops near the Afghan border, Islamabad says.

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 07:03

A new book argues that education aid, when done badly, can bring the opposite of peace.


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