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    What Cuba's New President Hopes To Accomplish

    What Cuba's New President Hopes To Accomplish


    Cuba's new president, Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez took office Thursday promising to defend the Castro legacy, but he also pledged reforms aimed at modernizing the island nation's...

    Cuba's new president, Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez took office Thursday promising to defend the Castro legacy, but he also pledged reforms aimed at modernizing the island nation's economy.

    1 Of Trump's Accusers Now Able To Talk Freely About Her Alleged Affair

    1 Of Trump's Accusers Now Able To Talk Freely About Her Alleged Affair


    Former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who claims to have had a 10-month affair with President Trump, has settled a lawsuit that kept her from publicly discussing the alleged relationship. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Peter Stris, her...

    Former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who claims to have had a 10-month affair with President Trump, has settled a lawsuit that kept her from publicly discussing the alleged relationship. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Peter Stris, her lawyer.

    New Study Says Ancient Humans Hunted Big Mammals To Extinction

    New Study Says Ancient Humans Hunted Big Mammals To Extinction


    As humans spread around the globe, other big mammals vanished. Researchers believe it's because they were tasty.(Image credit: British Library/Science...

    As humans spread around the globe, other big mammals vanished. Researchers believe it's because they were tasty.

    (Image credit: British Library/Science Source)

    How Ambassador Nikki Haley Rose To The National Stage

    How Ambassador Nikki Haley Rose To The National Stage


    Ambassador Nikki Haley has been a forceful voice for President Trump at the U.N. — most recently making the case for military strikes in Syria. NPR looks at Haley's rise to the national stage and what might be...

    Ambassador Nikki Haley has been a forceful voice for President Trump at the U.N. — most recently making the case for military strikes in Syria. NPR looks at Haley's rise to the national stage and what might be ahead.

    IRS Computer System Crashes A Year After An Official Warning Was Issued

    IRS Computer System Crashes A Year After An Official Warning Was Issued


    Right as people were filing their taxes, the IRS suffered a technical malfunction that did not allow online filing, but what happened? A look inside the crash — and how the agency has been hobbled and put at risk for this very...

    Right as people were filing their taxes, the IRS suffered a technical malfunction that did not allow online filing, but what happened? A look inside the crash — and how the agency has been hobbled and put at risk for this very thing.

    Saudi Arabia Is Lifting Its Longtime Ban On Movie Theaters

    Saudi Arabia Is Lifting Its Longtime Ban On Movie Theaters


    Saudi Arabia is ending a three-decade ban on cinema. Black Panther screened for an invitation-only crowd last night. A look at Saudi showbiz finds filmakers eager to light up the big...

    Saudi Arabia is ending a three-decade ban on cinema. Black Panther screened for an invitation-only crowd last night. A look at Saudi showbiz finds filmakers eager to light up the big screen.

    Parkland Students And Parents Aren't Happy With How Shooting Aftermath Is Being Handled

    Parkland Students And Parents Aren't Happy With How Shooting Aftermath Is Being Handled


    More than two months after the deadly Parkland, Fla., shooting, students and parents from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School say they're unhappy with how the school district has handled the aftermath. They believe more should be done on school safety...

    More than two months after the deadly Parkland, Fla., shooting, students and parents from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School say they're unhappy with how the school district has handled the aftermath. They believe more should be done on school safety and to help students traumatized by the mass shooting.

    New York Congressional Candidate Wants To Use Campaign Funds To Pay For Child Care

    New York Congressional Candidate Wants To Use Campaign Funds To Pay For Child Care


    Liuba Grechen Shirley, a Democratic congressional candidate in New York, is petitioning the Federal Election Commission to use campaign funds for child care while she devotes time to running for...

    Liuba Grechen Shirley, a Democratic congressional candidate in New York, is petitioning the Federal Election Commission to use campaign funds for child care while she devotes time to running for office.

    Kauai Struggles With Severe Flooding, As More Rain Is In The Forecast

    Kauai Struggles With Severe Flooding, As More Rain Is In The Forecast


    A storm dropped record rainfall on the island this past weekend. Residents are assessing the damage — and bracing for even more rain. There's a flash flood watch in place for all of Hawaii.(Image credit: Brandon Verdura/U.S. Coast...

    A storm dropped record rainfall on the island this past weekend. Residents are assessing the damage — and bracing for even more rain. There's a flash flood watch in place for all of Hawaii.

    (Image credit: Brandon Verdura/U.S. Coast Guard/AP)

    Justice Department Refers McCabe To Prosecutors, But Unclear If They'll Charge Him

    Justice Department Refers McCabe To Prosecutors, But Unclear If They'll Charge Him


    The DOJ's Inspector General's Office has sent the case of former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe to the Washington, D.C., U.S. Attorney's Office, but it isn't clear what comes next.(Image credit: Jacquelyn...

    The DOJ's Inspector General's Office has sent the case of former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe to the Washington, D.C., U.S. Attorney's Office, but it isn't clear what comes next.

    (Image credit: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

    Former 911 Operator Who Cut Short Thousands Of Calls Is Sentenced To 10 Days

    Former 911 Operator Who Cut Short Thousands Of Calls Is Sentenced To 10 Days


    "Ain't nobody got time for this. For real," Williams reportedly was recorded saying after ending a call in which a security guard tried to report cars racing on a Houston-area interstate.(Image credit: Houston Police Department via...

    "Ain't nobody got time for this. For real," Williams reportedly was recorded saying after ending a call in which a security guard tried to report cars racing on a Houston-area interstate.

    (Image credit: Houston Police Department via Reuters)

    To Curb Ocean Pollution, U.K. May Ban Plastic Straws, Stirrers And Cotton Swabs

    To Curb Ocean Pollution, U.K. May Ban Plastic Straws, Stirrers And Cotton Swabs


    Prime Minister Theresa May called plastic waste "one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world." The government said it will work with industry to develop alternatives.(Image credit: Thn Rocn Khosit Rath Phachr Sukh / EyeEm/Getty...

    Prime Minister Theresa May called plastic waste "one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world." The government said it will work with industry to develop alternatives.

    (Image credit: Thn Rocn Khosit Rath Phachr Sukh / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm)

    'Fearless Girl' Statue Will Face Down Stock Exchange, Not 'Charging Bull'

    'Fearless Girl' Statue Will Face Down Stock Exchange, Not 'Charging Bull'


    The statue — installed in 2017, on a temporary basis, to honor International Women's Day — will stay in New York City permanently. But it will relocate, shifting around the corner from the bull.(Image credit: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty...

    The statue — installed in 2017, on a temporary basis, to honor International Women's Day — will stay in New York City permanently. But it will relocate, shifting around the corner from the bull.

    (Image credit: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Blessed Burden Of Consolata Agunga

    The Blessed Burden Of Consolata Agunga


    She is a community health worker in Kenya. She is paid next to nothing. It's a tough job. And she loves it.(Image credit: Marc...

    She is a community health worker in Kenya. She is paid next to nothing. It's a tough job. And she loves it.

    (Image credit: Marc Silver/NPR)