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The Danish inventor set out in his submarine with the Swedish journalist in August — but she never returned alive. On Tuesday, after months of shifting stories, he was charged with homicide.
Jan. 16, 2018
"North Korea appears to have launched a missile ... The government urges people to take shelter," Tuesday's false alert read. Hawaii sent out a similar message three days ago.
Jan. 16, 2018
The danger for the U.S. is that Trump's reported slurs make China an even more enticing partner for African nations, writes Somali-British journalist Ismail Einashe.
Jan. 16, 2018
Also: Pope Francis is in Chile, facing anger over clergy sex abuse cases; ex-White House strategist Steve Bannon will speak privately to a House committee; and gospel star Edwin Hawkins dies.
Jan. 16, 2018
A supermarket in central Japan sold several packages of the fish containing potentially deadly parts. Officials have issued a warning to residents.
Jan. 16, 2018
A federally funded experimental program is partnering with a Latino grocery chain to reward people who use their food stamps to put more fresh produce on their tables.
Jan. 16, 2018
The sexual assault of a person with an intellectual disability is the one of the most difficult crimes to prosecute, but some prosecutors are tackling the tricky cases.
Jan. 16, 2018
In 1970, the Edwin Hawkins singers won a Grammy for best soul gospel performance for "Oh Happy Day." It became an unexpected hit when a San Francisco disc jockey began playing the song.
Jan. 16, 2018
At least five churches have been vandalized since Friday ahead of Francis' visit, some with firebombs as anger persists years after a major sex-abuse scandal that many see as a coverup by the Vatican.
Jan. 16, 2018
Authorities said a daughter who managed to escape and dial 911 alerted police to the house of horrors in a Los Angeles suburb: 12 of her siblings, restrained in "dark and foul-smelling surroundings."
Jan. 16, 2018
The United States has always thought of itself as a nation of immigrants. So why has immigration been such a controversial topic throughout our nation's history?
Jan. 15, 2018
The Google Arts & Culture app, allowing users to compare their selfies to famous works of art, took a top spot in the app store over the weekend and took over social media.
Jan. 15, 2018
Past presidents have honored the civil rights leader's birthday by helping out at libraries or homeless shelters but Preisdent Trump chose to spend the day at his Florida resort.
Jan. 15, 2018
Some 1,300 black men from the Memphis Department of Public Works went on strike 50 years ago to protest poor working conditions. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about them a day before his assassination.
Jan. 15, 2018
After the letter she signed sparked a backlash, the French actress said she needs to provide "clarification," and denounced the "conservatives, racists and traditionalists" who have supported her.
Jan. 15, 2018
NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with retired Adm. David Simpson, former chief of the FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau about how states coordinate with the federal government for emergency alerts system.
Jan. 15, 2018
French actor Catherine Deneuve has distanced herself from co-signers of a public letter critical of the #MeToo movement. This comes after one of the signatories made controversial comments about rape.
Jan. 15, 2018
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The annual remembrance of civil rights leader at his church in Atlanta carried extra significance this year.
Jan. 15, 2018
Between sexual harassment scandals, fake ads and stronger calls for regulation, Big Tech had a rocky year in 2017. LinkedIn Co-founder and venture capitalist Reid Hoffman talks with NPR's Kelly McEvers about resolutions Silicon Valley should make in 2018.
Jan. 15, 2018
While Congress tries to come up with a deal on DACA, thousands of recipients are uncertain about their status. NPR's Kelly McEvers checks in with DACA recipient Juan de la Rosa Diaz, who works at Virginia Tech.
Jan. 15, 2018

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