Rachel Martin

Moviegoers sitting down to see Incredibles 2 are in for a tasty treat in the form of an animated short called Bao. It tells the story of an empty nester who discovers joy — and sorrow — when a steamed bun she makes comes to life.

The story is pulled from the childhood of Domee Shi, who wrote and directed the Pixar film. Shi was born in China and raised in Toronto. She started working at Pixar as an intern in 2011, and now she's the first woman to direct a Pixar short.

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Jun 7, 2018

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In recent years, North Korea has launched missiles that theoretically could have reached the United States.

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Paul Manafort has been at home waiting for his trial to start, and soon, he may have to wait in jail.

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Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and other top Democrats sent a letter to President Trump yesterday, laying out five tough demands ahead of Trump's summit with North Korea later this month, including "verifiable and irreversible dismantlement of North Korea's nuclear program." Schumer spoke with NPR's Rachel Martin on Monday afternoon in his office at the Capitol.

Rachel Martin: Thank you so much for taking the time to talk with us.

Sen. Chuck Schumer: Great to be here.

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How much does President Trump's power protect him from the special counsel?

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Jun 1, 2018

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So much talk about the talks, you'd think the U.S.-North Korea summit was already underway.

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A group of U.S. officials crossed into North Korea yesterday.

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Even though President Trump has called off the summit, North Korea says it's still willing to meet President Trump, quote, "at any time."

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