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Iran Shows Off New Ballistic Missile At Military Parade

Iran's military says its Khorramshahr missile has a range of 2,000 kilometers and can carry multiple warheads. Tasnim News Agency Iran unveiled a new ballistic missile Friday, showing off the weapon during a military parade in Tehran. "When it comes to defending our country, we will ask nobody for t

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-22 19:21:41

Puerto Rico's Weak Infrastructure Creates Big Challenges For Recovery

An aerial view shows the flooded neighborhood of Juana Matos in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Catano, Puerto Rico on Friday. The island could be without power for months, complicating relief efforts. Well before this year's series of historically powerful hurricanes, Puerto Rico already had a

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-22 23:09:29

An Accident On The Moon, Young Lawyers To The Rescue

The surface of the Moon as seen during the Apollo 17 mission. This year's international space law moot court competition case describes a hypothetical lunar legal dispute. NASA When Alexia Boggs was applying to law school, she initially considered all the big specialties, but none of them seemed qui

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-22 21:23:44

What To Know About The Independence Referendum In Iraqi Kurdistan

Iraqi Kurdish leaders plan to hold a controversial independence referendum on Monday. Kurds are expected to overwhelmingly vote in favor of separating from Iraq. The United States and other allies have warned them not to go ahead. Here's what to know: Who and where are the Kurds? An estimated 30 m

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-22 13:11:43

If Republicans Revive Health Care Again, This Is What It Could Mean For Your State

All eyes are on Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. (third from left), and his Republican colleagues as they pitch yet another Obamacare repeal-and-replace plan. John McCain on Friday imperiled Republicans' latest Affordable Care Act repeal and replace effort when he said he "cannot in good conscience" supp

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-22 19:20:24

McCain Announces Opposition To Obamacare Repeal Bill, Possibly Dooming It

Sen. John McCain may, once again, be the savior of President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement. The Arizona Republican announced in a statement on Friday that he opposes the latest GOP legislation to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. "I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Ca

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-22 18:58:06

Can Teaching Civics Save Democracy?

LA Johnson / NPR Young adults are losing faith in American Democracy and have difficulty distinguishing between "fake news" and reliable news. That's according to a new research paper out from Tufts University. The solution? Support civic learning programs in K-12 education at the state and local l

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-22 17:01:37

Erdogan Speech Triggers Physical Confrontations At Turkish-American Event In N.Y.C.

Protesters were forcibly ejected from a speech by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in New York City, Thursday, in the latest U.S. confrontation involving protesters against Turkey's leader. Erdogan was speaking to an audience at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square when, as the AP repor

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-22 16:37:41

Far-Right German Party Could Lead Opposition After Sunday's Election

Alice Weidel and Alexander Gauland, leading candidates of the right-wing, populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) political party, stand near an AfD poster that reads: "Crime Through Immigration, The Refugee Wave Leaves Behind Clues!" Sept. 18 in Berlin. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christ

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-22 15:56:42

Why A Potential 'Free Speech Week' At Berkeley Is Causing A Stir

A conservative student group at the University of California, Berkeley, and far-right activist Milo Yiannopoulos (shown here in New York) are planning to host an event they're calling "Free Speech Week" starting on Sunday. Seth Wenig / AP Tensions continue to mount at the University of California, B

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-22 13:17:43

Uber To Lose License In London: 'Not Fit And Proper,' City Says

Uber's app is seen running in London on Sept. 22. The company's bid for a new five-year license has been denied by London transport authorities. Uber's license to operate in London expires in eight days - and London's transportation agency says it won't be renewed, citing a range of problems that ma

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-22 12:45:50

Gassy Cows Warm The Planet. Scientists Think They Know How To Squelch Those Belches

Researchers have won a prize for discovering that a cow's genetics determine which microbes populate its gut. Some of those microbes produce the greenhouse gas methane that comes out of cow belches and farts and ends up in the atmosphere. Charlie Litchfield / AP Cattle pass a lot of gas, and the met

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-22 11:45:48

Mexico City Earthquake Update: Desperate Attempts To Reach Girl Trapped By Rubble

A strong earthquake that hit Mexico City and other central areas has killed at least 245 people, officials say. Search teams are working feverishly to find any survivors who were trapped - including at least one girl who's among students caught when the quake turned their school to rubble. The girl

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-21 17:09:43

In Catalonia, Thousands Protest Spanish Attempts To Stop Referendum Vote

Demonstrators clash with Spanish National Police officers outside the headquarters of a pro-independence political party in Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday. Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Barcelona, protesting the Spanish government and expressing support for a planned Oct.

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-21 17:07:47

World Leaders Gobble Up M&Ms Imprinted With U.N. Goals

U.N. Sustainable Development Goals printed on M&Ms will melt in your mouth, not on your hands. Josh Loock / NPR Sometimes it can get people to pay attention to the biggest problems of the world - poverty, hunger, disease. But what if they were printed on M&M's? That was the idea that a U.N. promoti

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-22 16:41:39

How To Soften The Blow From Recent Hurricanes And Earthquakes

Rescue crews try to free a trapped child at the Enrique Rebsamen primary school in Mexico City on Wednesday after a powerful earthquake jolted central Mexico a day earlier. Marco Ugarte / AP Back-to-back natural disasters in Mexico and across the Caribbean have left millions of people reeling. The

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-21 16:39:40

Advocates Say Seniors With Obamacare Need More Time To Switch To Medicare

Some people seeking Medicare penalty waivers have experienced delays at Social Security Administration offices like this one in San Francisco, Calif. Many older Americans who have Affordable Care Act insurance policies are going to miss a Sept. 30 deadline to enroll in Medicare, and they need more t

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-22 09:33:29

Snow Falls In The Sierra Nevada On Summer's Last Full Day

It's still technically summer - the Autumn Equinox doesn't arrive until 4:02 p.m. ET Friday. It was a tad unusual then to see it snowing Thursday in the Sierra Nevada, the mountain range that is shared by California and Nevada. It usually doesn't snow there for about another month. Some areas got

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-22 09:41:31

How States Are Banding Together To Take On Trump

When President Trump announced a ban on travel for citizens from several predominantly Muslim countries in January, a coalition of officials from various blue states quickly rallied to fight it. "We just started talking to each other Friday afternoon," recalls New York Attorney General Eric Schneid

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-22 00:37:07

'World's Wealthiest Woman,' Liliane Bettencourt, Dies At 94

L'Oreal cosmetics heiress Liliane Bettencourt died sometime late Wednesday or early Thursday at the age of 94. Jacques Brinon / AP Liliane Bettencourt, heiress to the L'Oreal cosmetics dynasty, has died at the age of 94. In March, Forbes ranked Bettencourt the world's richest woman, putting her net

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-21 20:05:40