Linda Wertheimer

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Intercepted Al-Qaida Communication Prompts Warnings

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The State Department on Tuesday advised all U.S. citizens to leave Yemen because of "extremely high" danger there. This comes as 19 U.S. embassies and consulates remain closed across much of the Middle East and Africa because of a security threat. Al-Qaida chatter picked up by intelligence sources suggested a major attack was in the works.


Jeff Bezos To Buy 'Washington Post' From Graham Family

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post and its sister papers. The Graham family, which has controlled the Post for decades, is selling the flagship paper.


Morsi Supporters Face Government Crackdown In Egypt

Monday, July 29, 2013

In Egypt, the military-backed interim government is moving to end protests by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. This follows a weekend police attack in Cairo on those supporters โ€” the deadliest since the political crisis began.


Remembering Former Rep. Lindy Boggs

Monday, July 29, 2013

Lindy Boggs died Saturday at 97. She served in Congress for nearly 20 years and was U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.


Ex-Rep. Lindy Boggs: Advocate For Women, Dedicated To Family

Saturday, July 27, 2013

The former congresswoman from New Orleans and U.S. ambassador to the Vatican died Saturday morning. She was 97. NPR's Linda Wertheimer traces her life and accomplishments, along with her personal legacy.


'Wringing' Out Personal Bias Is A Daily Exercise

Saturday, July 20, 2013

In his speech addressing the Trayvon Martin case, President Obama encouraged everyone to ask the question, "Am I wringing as much bias out of myself as I can?" Guest host Linda Wertheimer remembers the first time she caught herself having "terrible little thoughts," and worked to change them.


Fireworks Celebrate Independence In Both Egypt And U.S.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Judging by pictures in the newspapers this week, you might think what happened in Egypt was oddly like our Fourth of July celebrations. Guest host Linda Wertheimer reflects on the importance of founding documents in light of the July 4th holiday and a coup that threw out Egypt's new constitution.


Rotenberg's Toronto Thrillers Mix Canadian Courtesy With Murder

Monday, July 01, 2013

Lawyer turned author Robert Rotenberg takes great pains to re-create the relatively calm atmosphere of Canadian courtrooms in his suspense novels. But not all of his characters play by the rules. "Well, they are murder mysteries," he says.


Syrians React To U.S. Providing Military Aid To Rebels

Friday, June 14, 2013

The Obama administration has decided to provide more assistance to the Syrian opposition after officials became confident the Syrian regime was using chemical weapons against rebel forces.


Are American Attitudes Toward Privacy Changing?

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The ongoing national debate over surveillance prompts us to take a closer look at the way Americans think about their privacy. Several scientific studies show that what Americans say they want in terms of privacy does not match the way they behave.


Feds Buckle On Emergency Contraception Age Restrictions

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The administration had been trying to appeal a judge's ruling to make the morning-after birth control pill available over the counter with no age restrictions. The Justice Department said it would obey the order โ€” sort of. The FDA may soon approve the over-the-counter sale of Plan B One Step without a prescription.


'Guardian' Reveals Source Of NSA Leaks

Monday, June 10, 2013

The Guardian newspaper says the insider who blew the whistle on the NSA's probing of major U.S. Internet and telecom companies is a 29-year-old analyst who's been working for the agency under a government contract. His name is Edward Snowden.


Intelligence Community Mines Phone Records, Internet Data

Friday, June 07, 2013

Over the past two days, there have been revelations about the way the National Security Agency is gathering information for intelligence. While details of both programs are still coming out, the data collection practice appears to be legal. But it could be the beginning of something new in the intelligence community. And that is, the use of data to find patterns analysts might have missed.


NSA Collects Verizon Customers' Records

Thursday, June 06, 2013

The National Security Agency is collecting the phone records of millions of Americans for three months. The news was first reported by the Guardian newspaper. The request for the records was placed with a special intelligence court days after the Boston bombings.


National Security Adviser Donilon Resigns; Rice To Take Over

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

The White House announced Wednesday that Tom Donilon is resigning as President Obama's national security adviser. He will be replaced by Susan Rice, the current U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.


Violent Protests Persist In Turkish Cities

Monday, June 03, 2013

It was another night of violent protests in Turkey. Police clashed with tens of thousands of protesters in Istanbul, Ankara and other cities, capping a weekend of unrest that has seen more than 1,000 people injured. The violence prompted the White House to issue a statement Sunday calling on Turkey's security forces to "exercise restraint."


Talks On Iran's Nuclear Program To Resume In April

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Two days of talks on Iran's nuclear program ended in Kazakhstan Tuesday. Although there were no dramatic breakthroughs, officials reported there was enough movement to return to the table in April to try to resolve concerns and questions about the program.


Dickens At 200: A Birthday You Can't 'Bah Humbug'

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

For nearly two centuries, Charles Dickens' colorful characters and memorable expressions have worked their way into the vernacular. The prolific 19th-century English novelist left behind 989 named characters and two dozen novels full of the pathos and comedy of London's rich and poor.

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