As Israelis Flock To UAE, They See A New Precedent: Peace Deals Without Giving Ground
Daniel Estrin | January 24, 2021
Israeli tourists walk through the Deira district near Dubai's grand souk in December.Christopher Pike for NPR Israelis are visiting Dubai in the tens of thousands. Where in the past, they could only arrive as undercover spies, competitive athletes or foreign passport holders, now they are loud and proud, running into ...
Edwin Perez: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
Bob Boilen | January 24, 2021
NPR Every January, I attend globalFEST at a New York City nightclub and see some of the most fantastic music I'll experience all year. Now, given the pandemic's challenges and the hardening of international borders, NPR Music and globalFEST moved the 2021 edition from the nightclub to your screen of ...
Arizona Republicans Censure Party Leaders At Odds With Trump
Matthew S. Schwartz, Emma Bowman | January 23, 2021
Arizona Republicans voted Saturday to censure Cindy McCain, widow of late Arizona Sen. John McCain, and two prominent GOP officials who have found themselves in disagreement with former President Donald Trump.Ross D. Franklin | AP Arizona Republicans passed resolutions on Saturday to censure three of the state's most prominent party ...
Facebook Oversight Board Co-Chair On Determining The Future Of Trump’s Accounts
Jason Slotkin | January 23, 2021
Facebook's oversight board is considering what to do about Donald Trump's accounts.Jeff Chiu | AP An independent oversight board for Facebook is now determining if Donald Trump will be allowed to return to the company's social media platforms after Facebook indefinitely suspended Trump's accounts following the Jan. 6 insurrection. Facebook ...
Jonas Gwangwa, South African Musician And Activist, Dies At 83
Martin Johnson | January 23, 2021
Trombonist Jonas Gwangwa performs in Sandton, South Africa in 2017.Veli Nhlapo Sowetan | Getty Images The great South African trombonist and composer Jonas Gwangwa, who was an ambassador for his country's music around the globe and an advocate against apartheid at home, died today. Gwangwa's death was announced in a ...
Lawmakers React As Trump Senate Impeachment Trial Gets Timetable
Jason Slotkin | January 23, 2021
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, called a post-presidency Senate trial for Trump "vindictive."J. Scott Applewhite | AP As the Senate prepares to try former President Donald Trump and potentially bar him from again holding office, some Republican lawmakers criticized the idea of trying an out-of-office president, while Democrats worried about distracting ...
Mexico’s Oscar-Winning Directors Embrace Rise Of Fernando Frías De La Parra
Mandalit del Barco | January 23, 2021
Director Fernando Frías arrives for the screening of the HBO series Los Espookys on June 2019 in New York City.Johannes Eisele | AFP via Getty Images Mexican film directors have enjoyed success at the Academy Awards in recent years. Alfonso Cuarón won an Oscar for directing Gravity in 2014, and ...
Biden Is Catholic. He Also Supports Abortion Rights. Here’s What That Could Mean
Sarah McCammon | January 23, 2021
Joe and Jill Biden attend Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday morning before his inauguration.Jim Watson | AFP via Getty Images Joe Biden is only the second Catholic president of the United States. He's also a supporter of abortion rights — a ...
Fauci Relishes A ‘Hallelujah’ Moment
Avie Schneider | January 23, 2021
Dr. Anthony Fauci laughs while speaking at a White House briefing on Thursday. Fauci, President Biden's chief medical adviser on COVID-19, says he rejoiced when the new president declared that "science and truth" would guide the nation's policies toward the pandemic.Alex Brandon | AP Dr. Anthony Fauci says letting the ...
Who Wants To Be A Billionaire? $1 Billion Winning Lottery Ticket Sold In Michigan
Matthew S. Schwartz | January 23, 2021
A patron, who did not want to give his name, uses the lottery ticket vending kiosk at a Smoker Friendly store to purchase tickets for the Mega Millions lottery drawing Friday in Cranberry Township, Pa.Keith Srakocic | AP It's the kind of purchase many shoppers make on impulse. Eggs, milk, ...