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Lesson For Motorists: Mannequin Doesn't Count For Carpool Lane

13 hours 17 min ago

A traffic officer in California stopped a pickup-truck driver — he'd changed lanes too fast and was going to get a warning. That is until the officer noticed a female mannequin in the passenger seat.

Prince George Leaves Canada's Prime Minister Hanging

13 hours 24 min ago

Video shows Prime Minister Justin Trudeau crouching to the royal toddler's level. He offered a low-five, but Prince George did not respond. Trudeau tried a high-five, even a handshake. Also declined.

After 5 Decades, Colombia And Rebel Group FARC To Sign Peace Treaty

15 hours 29 min ago

The Colombian government and FARC guerrillas on Monday will sign a pact that could end a war that has killed more than 200,000 people. The treaty still will need support through a public referendum.

Divided States: Ga. Farmer And Trump Backer Looks Forward To The Debate

15 hours 29 min ago

Jon Jackson, 40, is new to farming — he served 11 years with the Army Rangers. Jackson knows it's unusual for an African-American to support Trump, and says some of his friends give him a hard time.

Politics In The News: First Presidential Debate

15 hours 29 min ago

The first presidential debate at Hofstra University is just hours away. David Greene talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and National Review senior editor Jonah Goldberg for a preview.

U.N. Security Council Fails To Act After Emergency Meeting On Syria

15 hours 29 min ago

The aerial bombardment of eastern Aleppo by Syrian regime and Russian warplanes has reached a new level of ferocity. The attacks killed hundreds, overwhelmed hospitals and destroyed neighborhoods.

Divided States: Female Business Owner In Georgia Favors Clinton

15 hours 29 min ago

As part of Morning Edition's debate coverage "Divided States," Steve Inskeep visits Atlanta, and talks to business owner Tonia Hicks about what she thinks of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Meant For Space Aliens, Earthlings Get To Hear Voyager Golden Record

15 hours 29 min ago

The Voyager Golden Record, sent into outer space in the hopes of reaching alien ears, is getting a new audience here on Earth. It's being reissued on vinyl to mark the 40th anniversary of its launch.

Obama To Discuss Controversial Pipeline With Tribal Leaders

15 hours 29 min ago

The federal decision to stop work on the Dakota Access Pipeline in order to have consultation with the tribes may mark a turning point in relationships with tribes over infrastructure projects.

Divided States: 'I'm Ready To Vote For Hillary,' Suzanna Menarcine Says

15 hours 29 min ago

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in their first presidential debate Monday night. Steve Inskeep is in the swing state of Georgia, and talks to Suzanna Menarcine about why she favors Clinton.

Marlins Pitcher José Fernández And 2 Others Die In Boating Accident

15 hours 29 min ago

José Fernández, 24, had an amazing fastball and was considered one of the best young pitchers in the league. His defining characteristic was that he played the game with extraordinary joy.

Divided States: Georgia Auto Mechanic Ties Racial Tensions To Obama

15 hours 29 min ago

As part of Morning Edition presidential debate coverage "Divided States," Steve Inskeep visits the battleground state of Georgia, where he talks to the Arno family, who says the country is in trouble.

War Studies Suggest A Concussion Leaves The Brain Vulnerable To PTSD

15 hours 47 min ago

Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are far more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder if they have suffered a concussion. The reason may be a change in the brain's fear circuits.

Golfer Arnold Palmer, Who Gave New Life To A Staid Game, Dies At 87

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 8:51pm

In the 1960s, Palmer became golf's first TV star. His good looks and charm were as important to promoting the sport as his 62 PGA victories. His competition with Jack Nicklaus also excited the fans.

If Trip Home Is Delayed, Astronaut Will Have To Vote From Space

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 6:04am

Kate Rubins was supposed to depart the International Space Station in time for the U.S. presidential election, but her homecoming has been delayed. She may have to cast an absentee ballot from space.

Goldfish Populate Australian River Like Crazy

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 5:16am

These are not the cute goldfish you bring home in a plastic bag. Some of these fish are more than a foot long and weigh several pounds.

Protests In Charlotte, N.C., Continue For A Third Night

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Protests began after a police officer shot and killed a black man earlier this week. Charlotte's mayor imposed a midnight to 6 a.m. curfew while the city remains in a state of emergency.

Yahoo Confirms Data From Millions Of Accounts Were Stolen In 2014

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Yahoo says at least 500 million accounts were hacked two years ago. The company revealed the data breach on Thursday, without saying whether it knew all along or just found out.

Debates Will Showcase 'NBC Nightly News' Anchor Lester Holt

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Lester Holt assumed the NBC evening anchor chair after his predecessor's career collapsed. Monday night, he'll moderate the first of three debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Movie Reviews: 'Magnificent Seven' And 'Storks'

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

David Greene talks to Justin Chang about two movies out this week: the remake of The Magnificent Seven and the animated children's picture Storks. Chang is film critic for the Los Angeles Times.

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