The first year after it was introduced, not many three-pointers were attempted. But by last season, more than one out of every three shots attempted in NBA games was a three-pointer. We bring you the story of the three-point shot's takeover of basketball, the economic lessons of how it changed the game, and why it is now having unintended effects that could be a problem for basketball's future. A bonus episode of NPR's The Indicator from Planet Money.
Published 06/15/19
The U.S. blames Iran for an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. What does Iran's dismissal of the accusation mean for the standoff between the two countries? And Democrats are responding to President Trump's remarks about foreign campaign influence with legislative plans, but have they moved the needle on impeachment plans?
Published 06/14/19
President Trump says he doesn't think there would be anything wrong with listening to foreign actors who offer information on campaign opponents. Why does the FBI director say there is? And health officials say a fear about the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has come true: The virus has spread to a neighboring country.
Published 06/13/19
Protests in Hong Kong turned violent as tens of thousands of people filled the streets overnight to oppose a controversial extradition bill. Why do citizens say it could threaten their freedom from mainland China? And what do President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden stand to gain by trading barbs with each other and ignoring a crowded field of other Democrats running for the White House?
Published 06/12/19
House Democrats and the U.S. Department of Justice make a deal on who can see documents related to the Mueller probe. Could it move the needle for lawmakers considering impeachment? Also, an opioid manufacturer goes from making hundred of millions of dollars to bankruptcy in two years. What does that mean for families impacted by the nation's addiction crisis?
Published 06/11/19
President Trump says he's not getting enough credit for a border security deal with Mexico, but his critics say he's claiming too much. What will the agreement actually achieve? Plus, massive crowds in Hong Kong protest a change in the law that would send people to mainland China if they're accused of crimes.
Published 06/10/19
Mitch McConnell has been described as "opaque," "drab," and even "dull." He is one of the least popular - and most polarizing - politicians in the country. So how did he win eight consecutive elections? And what does it tell us about how he operates? We're sharing a bonus episode of NPR's Embedded.
Published 06/08/19
Mexico is making a new pledge to address the immigration crisis: sending 6,000 troops to its border with Guatemala. Is it enough to stop the U.S. from imposing tariffs on Monday? And the abortion debate in America is as divisive as ever, but are opinions shifting? A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows how Americans feel in light of new restrictive state laws on the procedure.
Published 06/07/19
President Trump alluded to "something pretty dramatic" early Thursday, suggesting he still plans to impose new tariffs on Mexican imports by Monday. Who will actually feel the pain? And eight Americans captured in northern Syria, believed to be family members of ISIS fighters, are being repatriated to the U.S. Could all families who have lived under ISIS be returned to their home countries, too?
Published 06/06/19
Mexican diplomats head to the White House today to argue against new tariffs, and top Senate Republicans hope they succeed. President Donald Trump calls the possibility of Republicans blocking those tariffs "foolish." And newly-surfaced documents from a late Republican strategist are at the center of a court hearing today over allegations of bias in the 2020 census.
Published 06/05/19
What's on the agenda for President Donald Trump's meeting with outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May, as demonstrators gather in several U.K. cities to protest the state visit? And what's ahead for Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google as the federal government asks whether these tech companies have gotten too big and powerful?
Published 06/04/19
A woman who lost her best friend in a workplace shooting is calling for tighter security. What's next for her and survivors of the mass shooting in Virginia Beach? Also, President Trump insulted London's mayor on Twitter as he landed in the UK today. What kind of reception can he expect for his first state visit to the country?
Published 06/03/19
President Trump announces a 5% tax on all goods from Mexico — until Mexico stops people from illegally crossing into the U.S. Missouri may soon be without a clinic that provides abortions. Millions of children in West Africa almost lost access to a life-saving rotavirus vaccine. What happened to revive the supply?
Published 05/31/19
Special counsel Robert Mueller underscores Russia's attempt to interfere in the 2016 election, and that his investigation did not exonerate President Trump. Venezuela's opposition leader talks to NPR. And, the shifting reputation of the common weed killer, Roundup.
Published 05/30/19
Special counsel Robert Mueller officially shut down his Russia investigation on Wednesday in an unusual appearance in which he restated his findings and made clear that he never considered it an option to charge President Trump.
Published 05/29/19
Missouri's last abortion provider could lose its license this week. Aging levees are all that protect some Oklahoma communities from rising waters in the Arkansas River as forecasters predict more rain. New election technology sparks security questions.
Published 05/29/19
Destructive tornadoes touched down in Ohio overnight. A lesson from a California wildfire: aid may need to come before a disaster strikes. And, four French ISIS fighters have been sentenced to death.
Published 05/28/19
President Trump meets with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on North Korea, trade, and more. Populist and nationalist parties make gains in Europe's parliament. And, Teva Pharmaceuticals agrees to settle an opioid case in Oklahoma.
Published 05/27/19
Theresa May resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The Senate approved a $19.1 billion disaster aid package. And, a federal grand jury hit WikiLeaks' leader Julian Assange with new charges.
Published 05/24/19
President Trump's bipartisan infrastructure meeting escalates in blame-trading with Democrats. After 17 years in federal prison, John Walker Lindh is set to be released. He was captured in Afghanistan in 2001. The White House may blacklist a Chinese video surveillance company — is this the latest escalation in the ongoing trade war?
Published 05/23/19
House Democrats meet to decide whether to move forward with impeaching the president. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are briefed on the threat Iran poses. Viruses are genetically modified to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Published 05/22/19
A fifth migrant child dies in U.S. custody. The White House eases a ban on Chinese company Huawei, while Google restricts access to its operating system and apps. And the U.S. tracks deals with Iran after it reimposed secondary sanctions against the country.
Published 05/21/19
The debate over abortion heats up ahead of the 2020 presidential election as more states pass restrictive laws and aim to get the issue to the Supreme Court. As the U.S. nears full employment, what does that mean for Americans' job prospects and paychecks? And, HBO's "Game of Thrones" has aired its final episode.
Published 05/20/19
In 1965, the Rev. James Reeb was murdered in Selma, Ala. No one was ever held to account. We return to the town where it happened, searching for new leads in an old story. We're sharing a bonus episode of NPR's White Lies.
Published 05/18/19
A federal judge orders the government to release parts of the Mueller report that were previously redacted. President Trump calls for an overhaul of how the U.S. handles legal immigration. A rural Kansas town grapples with its hospital's closure.
Published 05/17/19