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New Research: Bats Harbor Hundreds Of Coronaviruses And Spillovers Aren't Rare

2 hours 35 min ago

The coronavirus outbreak in China seems like an unusual event. But scientists have found that similar viruses have been quietly jumping from bats into humans for years.

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Making Fun Of The Rich Is A British Comedy Tradition Honored In 'Greed'

3 hours 42 min ago

Steve Coogan plays a gazillionaire who throws himself a party that is the very picture of wretched excess in the satirical comedy Greed.

Michael Bloomberg Heads To Campaign In Utah After Nevada Debate

3 hours 42 min ago

Mike Bloomberg follows up his uneven debate debut Thursday with an early-morning rally in Utah and three fresh endorsements from prominent House Democrats.

Sen. Susan Collins Was Known As A Moderate Republican — At Least Before Trump

3 hours 42 min ago

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Rebecca Traister about her New York magazine profile of Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. It's called "The Immoderate Susan Collins."

Morgan Stanley Buys Online Discount Brokerage E*Trade

3 hours 42 min ago

Wall Street moves a little closer to Main Street with Morgan Stanley's acquisition of discount brokerage E*Trade. The $13 billion deal is the largest by a major U.S. bank since the financial crisis.

Assessing The State Of The Democratic Presidential Field After The Nevada Debate

3 hours 42 min ago

Mike Bloomberg made his debate debut last night in front of a record TV audience. It didn't go great for the former New York mayor.

Germany To Investigate Mass Shooting Outside Frankfurt As Right-Wing Terrorist Attack

3 hours 42 min ago

German police say the gunman who murdered 10 people late on Wednesday at two hookah bars near Frankfurt might have been motivated by far-right and anti-immigrant views.

It's National Marimba Day In Guatemala — And For Guatemalans In The U.S.

3 hours 42 min ago

Feb. 20 is Día Nacional de la Marimba in Guatemala. The instrument's importance as a symbol of resistance and cultural pride has taken on new meaning among refugees and immigrants in the U.S.

Latino Early Voters In Nevada Weigh In On Democratic Primary Candidates

3 hours 42 min ago

Latino voters who have already showed up to the Nevada caucus say they are focused on economic issues and proposals from Democratic candidates — not just what they say about immigration.

How New Acting Intel Director Richard Grenell Has Served As Ambassador To Germany

3 hours 42 min ago

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Emily Schultheis, an Institute of Current World Affairs fellow, about incoming acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell, the current ambassador to Germany.

The Pink Congo Scam Of Houseplant Influencer Instagram

3 hours 42 min ago

A bright pink houseplant called the pink congo philodendron is all the rage on Instagram, demanding high prices from buyers. Wired reporter Arielle Pardes says it's a scam targeting rare plant lovers.

Multinational Companies Reliant On Chinese Goods Disrupted By New Coronavirus

3 hours 42 min ago

The coronavirus outbreak in China continues to have ripple effects on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. Many multinational companies depend on China for both supplies and sales.

Human Connections Light Up 'This Brilliant Darkness'

3 hours 42 min ago

Journalist Jeff Sharlet's new book is a memoir told through images and stories of other people; it grew out of a series of Instagram posts about night shift workers he met and photographed.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Back In Media Spotlight After Nevada Debate Performance

3 hours 42 min ago

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly asks Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren about surging back into national attention after an energetic performance during the debate on Wednesday night.

Roger Stone Sentenced To Over 3 Years In Prison

3 hours 42 min ago

Roger Stone, a longtime political operative and ally of President Donald Trump, was sentenced in federal court Thursday to 40 months in prison by Judge Amy Berman Jackson.

Human Trafficking Survivor Settles Lawsuit Against Motel Where She Was Held Captive

14 hours 49 min ago

Lisa Ricchio recently settled a first-of-its-kind lawsuit under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. She sued the motel where she was held captive, accusing it of turning a blind eye to her abuse.

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Trump Names Richard Grenell Acting Director Of National Intelligence

Wed, 2020-02-19 20:18

President Trump has named Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell as the new acting director of national intelligence.

What's A 'Super-Spreading Event'? And Has It Happened With COVID-19?

Wed, 2020-02-19 16:52

At least 11 cases of the viral disease are linked to a British man's ski trip to the Alps after attending a conference in Singapore.

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Rapper Pop Smoke, 20, Killed In Home Invasion

Wed, 2020-02-19 16:11

Brooklyn-born rapper Pop Smoke, who was born Bashar Barakah Jackson, was shot and killed early this morning during an invasion of a Hollywood Hills house. He was 20 years old.

Rapper Pop Smoke, 20, Has Died

Wed, 2020-02-19 16:11

Brooklyn-born rapper Pop Smoke, who was born Bashar Barakah Jackson, died Wednesday morning, according to his record label. He was 20 years old.