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  1. Dozens Of Diplomats Gather In Paris For Israel-Palestinian Peace Talks

    01.15 / 16:12 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Foreign Ministers and other diplomats from some 70 different countries have descended on Paris, with the intent to renew peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. The summit, which opened Sunday without leaders from either side of the conflict, is expected to urge the establishment of a Palestinian state. "We are here to reiterate strongly that the two-state solution is the only one possible," said French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, in his opening remarks to top envoys at…
  2. End of 'wet foot, dry foot' means Cubans can join ranks of the undocumented

    01.15 / 13:09 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    There's a popular saying in Spanish — O todos en la cama, o todos en el suelo. It conveys a selfless commitment to equal treatment, and translates roughly like this: Either we all get the bed, or we all get the floor. Among many immigrants in the U.S., there's been a feeling that when it comes to the spoils of U.S. immigration policy, the government has given Cubans the bed all to themselves, while it has relegated others – Mexicans, Haitians, Central Americans — to the floor. This is becau…
  3. DOJ Releases Chicago Police Department Report, Updates On Philadelphia

    01.15 / 02:55 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: There is big news this week from the U.S. Justice Department about several major police departments, news that could have reverberations around the country. Federal civil rights lawyers reached an agreement to overhaul the police force in Baltimore. You remember that the death of a young man in police custody there set off days of protests that occasionally turned violent. The very next day, top DOJ officials released a scathing…
  4. Jennifer Holliday Won't Be Performing At Trump Inauguration Event After All

    01.14 / 21:47 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Just one day after Jennifer Holliday told the media she planned to sing at a welcome concert for President-elect Donald Trump, the Tony Award-winning singer says she has reconsidered. Holliday will not be performing at the inauguration-related event. She announced the turnabout in a letter provided to The Wrap . She wrote, in part: "Regretfully, I did not take into consideration that my performing for the concert would actually instead be taken as a political act against my own personal…
  5. Watch Live: SpaceX Attempts A High-Stakes Launch, Months After Explosion

    01.14 / 17:42 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTmbSur4fcs Just months after a launch pad explosion thwarted its last attempt, SpaceX is trying again to launch an unmanned rocket into orbit. The launch, which is set to unfold Saturday at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base, marks a crucial — and expensive — test for the private space company in the aftermath of its recent, very visible misfire . SpaceX is live-streaming the launch, which is scheduled to begin at 12:54 p.m. ET. You can watch it here or p…
  6. Zhou Youguang, Architect Of A Bridge Between Languages, Dies At 111

    01.14 / 16:41 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Zhou Youguang, the inventor of a system to convert Chinese characters into words with the Roman alphabet, died Saturday at the age of 111. Since his system was introduced nearly six decades ago, few innovations have done more to boost literacy rates in China and bridge the divide between the country and the West. Pinyin, which was adopted by China in 1958, gave readers unfamiliar with Chinese characters a crucial tool to understand how to pronounce them. Without such a system, they do not…
  7. NPR News Nuggets: Eggtravaganza, A Job For Obama & Found Money

    01.14 / 14:38 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition. Eggcelent Island Is there anything better than chocolate? Yes, chocolate eggs. And much to the delight of children on the German island of Langeoog, tens of thousands of these eggs washed up on the beaches. The eggs appeared to come from nowhere, but as Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep said on Monday, Deutsche Welle reported a passing cargo ship weathered a storm, sending the eggs…
  8. A Trump Swing Voter Looks Ahead

    01.14 / 13:38 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    This story is part of Kitchen Table Conversations, a series from NPR's National Desk that examines how Americans from all walks of life are moving forward from the presidential election. Pennsylvania surprised a lot of people in November when voters abandoned a long history of electing Democrats for president and chose Republican Donald Trump. Jamie Ruppert, a 33-year-old mother in Luzerne County , is among those who switched parties and voted for Trump. It's an exciting time in Ruppert's…
  9. For People With Developmental Disabilities, Food Work Means More Self Reliance

    01.14 / 12:57 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Every child wants to grow up to be independent — to leave their parents' home, find work, build a life of their own. But that seemingly simple step into adulthood can be a monumental challenge for children with developmental disabilities like autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, or any of a range of other such disabilities that affect about one in six American children , according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of them remain dependent on their parents and …
  10. Will Racism End When Old Bigots Die?

    01.14 / 12:56 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Shelly Fields is a 46-year-old white woman living in Richton Park, a racially diverse Chicago suburb. She says she's raised her four daughters, who are biracial, to see people of all races as equal, just as her parents raised her. Fields doesn't think that racism will ever disappear completely, but she's hopeful that it lessens with each passing generation. "The more biracial children there are, the more equality we see," Fields said. "The more people of color we see in positions of power…
  11. In China, A Shift Away From Trade In Ivory and Shark Fins

    01.13 / 21:16 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Little white chips fly off in every direction with each blow of master ivory carver Li Chunke's chisel. Gradually, the folds of a robe, tassels and hands of an ancient Chinese woman begin to emerge from a rough piece of ivory in front of him in his Beijing workshop. Li says nothing looks as smooth, nothing can be carved as intricately or expressively as ivory. Wood and jade are too brittle. "Whether I'm carving animal or human figures, I try to express their feelings," he says. "That's…
  12. Takata To Pay $1 Billion Over Air Bag Fraud; 3 Executives Criminally Charged

    01.13 / 21:14 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    The Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata has reached a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over a deadly defect in its air bags that led to a massive recall. At least 16 deaths, 11 of them in the U.S. , have been linked to the defect. As part of the deal, which still needs to be approved by a judge, Takata agreed to plead guilty to the felony offense of wire fraud. Of the $1 billion total, $25 million will be paid as a fine to the U.S. government and $125 million will be…
  13. 'Urban Myths' Episode With Joseph Fiennes As Michael Jackson Gets Yanked

    01.13 / 18:09 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jvtHgoLzk8 How much criticism can a single half-hour episode of television sustain before it gets the ax? On Friday, we may have gotten our answer: An episode of the British comedy series Urban Myths — which drew widespread complaints for featuring the white actor Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson — has been cancelled by Sky TV before it could air. "We have taken the decision not to broadcast 'Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon,' a half-hour episode from the Sky A…
  14. In China, State Media Blast Tillerson's Comments On South China Sea Islands

    01.13 / 16:06 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    After President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state made strong statements about China's actions in the South China Sea, Chinese officials have responded with muted, measured statements — while state-run media have warned of the potential for conflict and retaliation. Rex Tillerson, the former Exxon Mobil CEO nominated to lead the U.S. State Department, had a confirmation hearing Wednesday. He told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that China's actions in the South China S…
  15. Obama's Impact On America's Schools

    01.13 / 12:00 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    When President Obama took office in January 2009, the country was on edge, the economy in free-fall. The federal education law, known as No Child Left Behind, was also in need of an update after earning the ire of teachers, parents and politicians alike. In short, there was much to do. In time, that update would come, but President Obama's education legacy begins, oddly enough, with his plan to bolster the faltering economy. Race To The Top In the summer of 2009, Obama and Education…
  16. With His Choice Of Inauguration Prayer Leaders, Trump Shows His Values

    01.13 / 10:17 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    The six faith leaders President-elect Donald Trump has invited to pray at his inauguration come from diverse backgrounds, but they have something in common: All have personal ties to Trump or his family or have in some way signaled their approval of him, his politics or his wealth. The group includes an African-American megachurch leader from Detroit, a Florida woman known for her lavish lifestyle and preaching on "abundancy," a rabbi from Los Angeles, and a Hispanic evangelical — as well a…