All Things Considered


Jack Welch, Legendary CEO Of General Electric, Dead At 84

Welch, dubbed "manager of the century" in 1999 by Fortune magazine, grew GE into an industrial powerhouse. During his reign, the company's market value skyrocketed to $410 billion from $12 billion.(Image credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for LinkedIn)
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Taliban Attacks Could Resume

A spokesman for the Taliban has announced its forces may resume attacks in Afghanistan. This comes after the U.S. announced a peace agreement with the group just this weekend.
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Coronavirus: 2nd Person Dies In U.S.; New Cases Reported In Florida And New York

The man was in his 70s and had been living at a nursing facility near Seattle that's now suspected of being the site of America's first outbreak of the novel coronavirus. (Image credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
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Season 6 Trailer

This season on Invisibilia: inventors in desperate times.
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'The Mirror & The Light' Is A Triumphant End To A Spellbinding Story

In this new novel, Hilary Mantel brings her award-winning trilogy on the life of Tudor politician Thomas Cromwell to an end. And even though readers know how this story will end, it's still gripping.(Image credit: Petra Mayer/NPR)
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Live: Super Tuesday 2020 Results And Analysis

Fourteen states are voting in the presidential primary on Tuesday, with 1,357 delegates at stake. Follow the latest updates.(Image credit: Caroline Amenabar/NPR)
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Ohio Man Forced To Say Goodbye To Pet Alligator

Dusty Rhoades obtained a baby alligator at a flea market 25 years ago. Officials learned the gator, now 5 feet long, was living in the basement. Rhoades had no exotic animal permit so it had to go.
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Metallica Is Honored To Have A Crustacean Named After It

Scientists discovered a colorless, eyeless creature which dwells in metallic environments deep in the northern Pacific Ocean. Naturally, they named it after the band Metallica.
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Migrants Again Try To Leave Turkey For Europe, But This Time The Gate Is Closed

Four million Syrian refugees are living in Turkey, and another million displaced Syrians are trapped between Russian-backed Syrian forces and the Turkish border. Turkey says to head for Europe.(Image credit: Darko Bandic/AP)
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U.S. Could Be Entering New Phase In Caronavirus Battle

More and more cases are being diagnosed in this country. And those numbers may grow as testing for this dangerous new virus ramps up.
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Buttigieg Suspends His Democratic Run For The Presidency

Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., announced Sunday night that he was suspending his presidential bid, as supporters were already gathering for a planned rally in Dallas.
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U.S. Could Be Entering New Phase In Coronavirus Battle

More and more cases are being diagnosed in this country. And those numbers may grow as testing for this dangerous new virus ramps up.
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Afghan Interpreters Worry A U.S. Withdrawal Will Leave Them Behind

With the signing of a deal between the U.S. and Taliban, Afghanistan could be on the precipice of a new era. What will happen to the interpreters who put their lives at risk to work with U.S. forces?
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Your State-By-State Guide To Super Tuesday

Fourteen states, a third of all delegates and an emerging race between Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden. Here's what to know about the 2020 contests.(Image credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Megachurch In South Korea Accused Of Spreading Coronavirus

A megachurch in South Korea accounts for more than half of the nearly 4,000 coronavirus cases in the region. Critics accuse the church of being a cult and obstructing efforts to fight the coronavirus.
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Coronavirus Tests States' Under-Funded Public Health Systems

"Tip of the iceberg," is how one doctor working on the coronavirus outbreak in Washington state described the new cases. Public health agencies believe more will be confirmed as testing picks up.
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Brandy Clark, A Vivid Storyteller, Finally Tells Her Own

"I went through a breakup of a 15-year relationship. And my therapy on an everyday basis is to go in and write songs," Brandy Clark says of her string- and horn-laden album, Your Life is a Record. (Image credit: Chris Phelps/Courtesy of the artist)
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Despite Cybersecurity Risks And Last-Minute Changes, The 2020 Census Goes Online

For the first time in U.S. history, the federal government is trying to count most households through the Internet for the once-a-decade census, but the rollout has been fraught with risks.(Image credit: Amr Alfiky/NPR)
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A $100 Million HIV Vaccine Project Failed. But All Hope Is Not Lost

The scientists believed that the HVTN-702 vaccine would protect people from infection. But the trial was halted this year. Here's why — and what comes next.(Image credit: Jackie Clausen/Gallo Images /The Times/Getty Images)
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Bloomberg Aims To Use Coronavirus Confusion To Appear Presidential

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg sees a chance to seize the moment in the Democratic primary as a trusted leader in times of crisis as fears rise over the coronavirus outbreak.
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News Brief: Coronavirus Outbreak, 2020 Campaign, Israel Election

U.S. health officials ramp up the ability to test for coronavirus. The Democratic presidential race may narrow again after Super Tuesday. And, Israel holds a third election in less than a year.
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Bloomberg Seizes On Coronavirus Scare To Appear Presidential

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg sees a chance to seize the moment in the Democratic primary as a trusted leader in times of crisis as fears rise over the coronavirus outbreak.
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Israel Holds Unprecedented 3rd Election In Less Than A Year

Israelis are back at the polls Monday — their third election in less than a year. The last two elections ended in a stalemate which has never happened before in Israel.
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Erik Larson's Latest Book Focuses On Winston Churchill During The Blitz

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Erik Larson about his latest book: "The Splendid and the Vile."
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Vatican Allows Scholars Access To Archives Of Pope Pius XII

Now that the Vatican has opened the archives, scholars hope the documents will shed light on ties among the Vatican, Nazi Germany, and fascist Italy, and on the Vatican's role in the Cold War.
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14 States Will Participate In Super Tuesday's Nominating Contests

NPR's David Greene talks to Karen Finney, a spokesperson for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, about whether the Democratic race will be more defined after Super Tuesday states vote.
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Celebrating 116 Years Since The Birth Of Dr. Seuss

Theodor Seuss Geisel, commonly known by his pen name Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904. We pay tribute to the author of The Cat in the Hat and so many more children's favorite books.
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We Answer Listeners' Questions About The Coronavirus

New cases of the coronavirus were identified in at least four states on Sunday: New York, Rhode Island, California and Washington. What kinds of precautions can you take to safeguard yourself?
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Deal With Taliban Could Lead To The End Of America's Longest War

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Diaa Hadid and Roya Rahmani, Afghanistan's ambassador to the U.S., about the historic peace agreement signed between the U.S. and the Taliban over the weekend.
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Migrants Mass At Greece's Border With Turkey

Refugees have been streaming across the border from Turkey into Greece where migrant camps are already stretched. The Greek prime minister has announced he's freezing asylum applications.
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