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Mary Louise Kelly talks to Jim Waterson of BuzzFeed UK, who’s in the British Virgin Islands, about Hurricane Maria, which made landfall in the Caribbean island of Dominica as a Category 5 storm. Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/09/19/552006696/maria-downgraded-to-a-category-4-hurricane?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Federal officials obtained a wiretap of adviser Paul Manafort, according to reports. There’s concern he might have been communicating with Russian operatives who wanted to influence the 2016 election. Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/09/19/552009390/fbi-wiretapped-manfort-befor-and-after-trump-campaign-reports-say?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Shellfish biologist Sarah Dudas works with an oyster specimen at her Vancouver Island University lab. Ken Christensen/KCTS Television hide caption toggle caption Ken Christensen/KCTS Television Shellfish biologist Sarah Dudas works with an oyster specimen at her Vancouver Island University lab. Ken Christensen/KCTS Television Sarah Dudas doesn’t mind shucking an oyster or a clam in the [...]

Hurricane Irma devastated the Caribbean island of St. Thomas, and another major hurricane may be on the way. St. Thomas depends on tourism, and it’s uncertain when the tourists will return. Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/09/18/551726456/irmas-caribbean-destruction-sends-tourists-packing-for-other-destinations?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

In India, yoga has been causing some controversy after it became associated with militant Hindu nationalism. NPR’s international podcast follows a yoga-loving Indian Muslim caught in the middle. Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/09/18/551726470/rough-translation-why-many-muslims-in-india-feel-yoga-has-been-weaponized?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

President Trump makes his United Nations debut this week and he’s making a big push to cut the U.N.’s budget. The State Department plans to have a smaller footprint as part of this effort. Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/09/18/551726550/trump-wants-u-s-delegation-to-the-u-n-to-be-more-cost-efficient?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: Now to Florida. It’s been nearly a week since Hurricane Irma made landfall there. Hundreds of thousands in South Florida are still without power. Kat Chow of NPR’s Code Switch team reports that for some Floridians who have family in Cuba, the recovery after Irma is twice as taxing. KAT CHOW, BYLINE: [...]

A sign is held up by the White House in support of the DREAMers and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, on Sept. 5, when Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration will “wind down” DACA. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption toggle caption Jacquelyn Martin/AP A sign is held up by the White [...]

The White House has reaffirmed its position on the Paris Climate Agreement despite reports that the United States would stay. “There has been no change in the United States’ position on the Paris agreement. As the President has made abundantly clear, the United States is withdrawing unless we can re-enter on terms that are more [...]

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: As hard as Hurricane Irma hit Florida, it was much worse when it tore through islands in the Caribbean. Many of the 50,000 people who live on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands are in damaged homes without power. They’re also struggling because of the huge amount of debris. It’s everywhere, [...]