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Netanyahu In Washington For Controversial Speech To Congress

22 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

"The move has created bad blood between Netanyahu and Obama, and relations between the two countries have suffered," NPR's Jackie Northam reports.

The Past Of 'Jihadi John': Early Run-Ins And Radicalization

3 days agoNews : The Two-Way

There are two narratives about Mohammed Emwazi's past that attempt to explain how he went from a well-to-do background to being internationally notorious.

The Oscars: What People Are Saying The Day After

last weekNews : The Two-Way

From civil rights to immigration and health issues such as Alzheimer's and ALS, advocacy was a big part of last night's show. Here's what people are saying about it Monday.

There's A Reason We Say 'Self-Declared Islamic State'

last weekNews : The Two-Way

When NPR correspondents report about that group, they try to make it clear that it is not a "state" in the standard sense of that word. This month's "Word Matters" conversation explains why.

U.S.: Major Offensive Planned Against ISIS In Mosul This Spring

last weekNews : The Two-Way

Looking to take back a city with strategic and symbolic value, the Iraqi military is preparing to launch an offensive against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, a U.S. military official says.

Oregon's New Governor, Kate Brown, Is Sworn In

last weekNews : The Two-Way

Brown took over after John Kitzhaber, Oregon's only four-term governor, stepped down amid scandal. Brown said all of that ends today.

On Revolution Day, Iran's President Calls For A 'Win-Win' Nuke Deal

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Iran's leaders sounded a positive note about the possibility of a deal on Iran's nuclear program. Still, a final agreement is considered uncertain at best.

White House Will Request War Powers From Congress Today, Senator Says

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

The new Authorization for the Use of Military Force, or AUMF as it's known, would replace the 2001 authorization that was provided to President Bush in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Man Talks About Shooting His ‘Demon Possessed’ Mentally Ill Son In Chest During Disturbing 911 Call

A man shot his mentally ill son in the chest because he says he was “demon possessed” and trying to burn down the house. A disturbing 911 call details the attack. The Gaston Gazette reports that the incident happened in Gaston County, North Carolina following what 78-year-old Ralph George Wilson called a demonic possession. Show More Summary

U.S. And NATO Seek New Ways To Help Secure Ukraine's Border

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

"Clearly what we see is that conditions in eastern Ukraine have to change," NATO Commander Gen. Philip Breedlove tells NPR's Renee Montagne.

TransAsia Plane Crash: Pilot, Co-pilot Among 31 Dead, 12 Missing, Black Box Found

The TransAsia plane crash that went down without warning into a Taiwanese river Wednesday killed a confirmed 31 of its 58 passengers, including the pilot and co-pilot, reports local Taiwanese news agency CNA via CNN. The crash injured...Show More Summary

Conservative Neurosurgeon Ben Carson Says Vaccines Are A Public Health Issue

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

In an interview with NPR, Carson said science has proven the efficacy of vaccines so "why would you even think about not doing it."

Obama's Budget Proposal Lifts 2013 Caps, Adds Billions In Spending

4 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

The president's $3.99 trillion proposal, released Monday, calls for more spending on domestic programs, infrastructure and defense — and includes tax hikes the new Congress is unlikely to approve.

Charles Townes, Laser Inventor, Black Hole Discoverer, Dies At 99

last monthNews : The Two-Way

Physicist Charles Townes died Tuesday. He was a key inventor of the laser and won the Nobel Prize for his discovery in 1964. But his career didn't end there.

Matthew Fischer, 16, Disemboweled Classmate After Victim Sent Snapchat To His Girlfriend

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC – Police have charged 16-year-old Matthew Fischer with murder after fatally stabbing 17-year-old Lucas Cavanaugh during an argument over a picture the victim sent to Fischer’s girlfriend. The stabbing happened on Sunday after Fischer became angry over some Snapchat messages that Cavanaugh sent to Fischer’s girlfriend. Show More Summary

Chicago Cubs Legend Ernie Banks, 1st Black Player In Team History, Dies

last monthNews : The Two-Way

The shortstop known as "Mr. Cub," who began his career in the Negro leagues, hit 512 home runs in his 19 seasons with the team and remained a cherished figure to the team and its fans. He was 83.

White House Seeks More Time From Congress On Iran

last monthNews : The Two-Way

There is bipartisan support for sanctions — and a veto threat from the president. His chief of staff, Denis McDonough, says the White House would consider congressional action "later in the year."

Rand Paul to Hannity: "I'm seeing Christians beheaded"; Wants "Civilized Islam" to Fight ISIS

2 months agoNews : Reason

Yesterday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) appeared on Sean Hannity's radio program to talk about "Islamophobia" in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre. According to the transcript by the National Journal's Emma Roller, Paul said "I haven't...Show More Summary

Details Emerge About Suspects In 'Charlie' Attack; Manhunt Continues

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Thursday was a national day of mourning in France, even as a force some 88,000-strong provided sought two men suspected of killing 12 people at a satirical magazine's office in Paris.

Alabama Police Officers Recorded Mocking Special Needs Children At A Local Learning Center

A handful of Alabama police in Pelham are in trouble over an audio recording made of them mocking special needs children at a local learning center. It’s the reason why Dustin Chandler, a Pelham police officer, says he just turned in his resignation. Show More Summary

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