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South Korea has reversed its decision to scrap a military intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan, hours before the move was to become official at midnight Friday. South Korea had said in August that it would leave the pact, after Japan removed the country from its "whitelist" of favored trade partners.

The eleventh-hour reversal salvages a 2016 pact brokered by the Obama administration that has allowed South Korea and Japan to share valuable information about their neighbors, most notably North Korea and China.

On the face of it, director Marielle Heller’s exhilaratingly impolite indie resume doesn’t make her an intuitive fit for a movie about the nicest man in the world — let alone a big studio picture starring nice Tom Hanks.

Officials: ‘Ghost Gun’ Used in Santa Clarita School Shooting

Following the deadly school shooting in Santa Clarita, investigators want to know how the teenage shooter obtained his weapon. Officials now say it was homemade.Reporter: Darrell Satzman, KCRW

President Trump Won’t Have to Release Taxes to Appear on California Ballot

Mandy Len Catron: Can You Jumpstart Love?

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Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode In & Out Of Love.

About Mandy Len Catron's TED Talk

Can you fall in love after just one date? With the help of 36 questions, author Mandy Len Catron did. She says, reframing love as something you can control can lead to healthier, longer relationship.

About Mandy Len Catron

Portland officials are zeroing in on what a new program intended to respond to low-priority calls involving people experiencing homelessness will look like. 

At a City Hall meeting Thursday, commissioners accepted recommendations on the new program, which aims to provide a more compassionate response to people in crisis as well as free up emergency responders for life-threatening calls. The unit is slated to start answering 911 calls in the spring of 2020.

The Corbett School District board approved the application to become a charter school district Wednesday.

District leaders have talked about becoming a charter for almost two years. Being a charter allows the district in eastern Multnomah County to bring in out-of-district students without requesting an inter-district transfer, which requires permission from the neighboring district.

A previous Oregon law allowed open enrollment for students, but that expired earlier this year.

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NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to GOP Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana and NPR's Tim Mak about the conclusion of the first public phase of the impeachment inquiry. What is the next phase of the probe?

Inside of Oakland School of The Arts’ classroom 302, there’s a bi-weekly student-run talent showcase unlike any other. Ok, well, it’s kind of like NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series, except this one is run by teenagers.  

What Makes BART Such A Politicized Space?

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Steven Foster was detained and cited by BART police for eating a sandwich on a train platform. This isn’t the first time BART has been the backdrop of significant social and political conversations in the Bay Area. From Oscar Grant to controversial fare gates, the transit agency is just a microcosm of a larger place: America.

Ever since they were kids growing up on Staten Island, N.Y., David Carles and his younger brother Mark Carles have been inseparable.

But in October last year, they were dealt a huge blow: Mark, now 25, was diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer called fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma.

The brothers, just a year apart in age, still don't know how much time they'll have together; they only know that they want to spend as much of it as they can side by side.

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For decades, I've managed to sneak my family's controversial, Pepto-Bismol-pink cranberry relish recipe onto the air, and 2019 will be no exception. This year I went straight to the source: Bobby J. Chacko, President and CEO of Ocean Spray.

To start off, I want to know: Has he ever stood in a bog? "Absolutely," he answers. "It's one of the most exciting feelings when you're in waders and in water and all you have around are cranberries."

Standing in a sea of crimson, up to his hips in berries and cold water, Chacko says he feels like a kid again.

Until Ambassador Gordon Sondland's public testimony on Wednesday, Vice President Pence had managed to keep out of the center of the impeachment inquiry.

For the first time during the public phase of the impeachment hearings, a witness connected Pence to a possible quid pro quo. Sondland said that just ahead of a Sept. 1 meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, he conferred with Pence about a link between U.S. military aid for Ukraine and the investigation that President Trump sought into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

For several nights this month, searchlights have been illuminating the sky on the U.S.-Mexico border between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. They don't have anything to do with stepped-up border enforcement. Instead, they're part of a binational art installation that aims to connect people on both sides of the Rio Grande.

The marathon of testimony in Democrats' impeachment inquiry this week confirmed that the Ukraine affair, like so many earlier subplots in the era of President Trump, boils down to two big questions:

What do the president's words mean? Can the president do what he did?

The answers to those questions have been a partisan inkblot test since Trump exploded onto the political scene, and now they are burning again as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats decide how they'll move ahead in a showdown over impeachment.

London Breed might have breezed into her first full term as San Francisco mayor on Nov. 5, but Election Day was a loss for her moderate faction at City Hall — one that could stifle the mayor’s agenda.

There's an unverified story that has circulated placing Donald Trump in the presidential suite of the Moscow Ritz-Carlton in 2013.

NPR has not detailed it because it remains unverified. Trump and his supporters have called it outrageous and ridiculous.

So where'd it come from?

Seven Russian sources told British specialist Christopher Steele the hotel anecdote, write Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch in their new book Crime in Progress: Inside the Steele Dossier and the Fusion GPS Investigation of Donald Trump.

The California Restaurant Association filed suit against the city of Berkeley Thursday alleging that its recently approved ban on the use of natural gas in newly constructed buildings will have "uniquely negative impacts" on the culinary community.

Marisa and Scott recap a hectic week of impeachment hearings and the most recent Democratic debate, and analyze the State Supreme Court ruling against the law to force disclosure of presidential candidates’ tax returns (0:30). Then, Republican activist Corrin Rankin joins to discuss her childhood experience with redlining, her family bail bonds business, leaving the Democratic party, and her efforts to recruit African-American Republicans to run for office (6:14).

The U.S. Navy said Thursday that it will proceed with a hearing to consider the expulsion of Special Operations Chief Eddie Gallagher from the Navy SEALs, despite his support from President Trump.

Gallagher and three supervising officers were informed of the administrative review board hearing, set for Dec. 2, on Wednesday.

The two new occupants of a three-bedroom house on Magnolia Street in West Oakland were busy this week sprucing up the place — the blue cement front stairs still wet from a recent power wash.

But Dominique Walker, 34, and Sameerah Karim, 41, are not the legal tenants. On Monday, they occupied the long-vacant house, which is owned by a real estate investment firm, in a protest against housing speculation and Oakland’s growing homeless crisis.

Herman Ware sits at a small, wobbly table inside a large van that's been converted into a mobile health clinic. The van is parked on a trash-strewn, dead-end street in downtown Atlanta where homeless residents congregate.

Ware is here for a seasonal flu shot.

"It might sting," he says, thinking back on past shots.

Ware grimaces slightly as the nurse injects his upper arm.