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Wanna Dress Like David S. Pumpkins? Sorry. Suit Sells Out

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 5:30am

Perhaps you saw the Saturday Night Live skit with Tom Hanks in a crazy pumpkin suit playing David S. Pumpkins. That suit of pumpkin printed fabric is now sold out.

Chicago Art Institute's Bronze Lions Don Cubs Caps

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 5:21am

It's a tradition for the big bronze lions that guard the doors of the school to wear the head gear of whichever local team is in the finals. For the first time, they're wearing Cubs baseball caps.

Indians Vs. Cubs: Each Aims To End Decades-Long Championship Drought

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 4:05am

The Cleveland Indians host the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night. The Indians last title was in 1948 — the Cubs in 1908.

Pediatricians Release Updated Guide For Preventing Sudden Infant Deaths

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 4:05am

American Academy of Pediatrics recommends newborns sleep in their parents' rooms until they're at least 6 months old to avoid SIDS. David Greene talks to Natasha Burgert, doctor, mother and blogger.

With 2 Weeks To Go Before The Election, Trump Focuses On Florida

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 4:05am

For three straight days Donald Trump is campaigning in Florida, a state that is crucial to his hopes of winning the White House. If Trump loses Florida, he'll have no plausible path to the presidency.

King's Death Slows Tourist Visits To Thailand

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 4:05am

The death of Thailand's king this month left a hole in the hearts of many. It also created uncertainty for some in the tourism industry — which accounts for at least 10 percent of the country's GDP.

Obamacare Rates Will Be Approximately 22 Percent Higher For 2017 Policies

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 4:05am

The new rates for the Affordable Care Act were released, and they show an average 22 percent increase. Analysts say how people react to the price hikes will determine if the law succeeds.

U.N. Official Says War Crimes Are Being Committed In Aleppo

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 4:05am

David Greene speaks with Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, who called what is taking place in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo, "crimes of historic proportions."

At Daughter's Insistence, Bourdain Includes Ratatouille Recipe In 'Appetites'

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 4:05am

For years, Anthony Bourdain was identified as a "bad boy" of the culinary world. The chef and TV host's new cookbook reflects his life as a dad. Renee Montagne talks to him about his book Appetites.

Calif. Voters To Decide On Background Checks For Ammunition

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 4:05am

Voters in four states will decide whether to strengthen gun laws next month. In California, a first in the nation ballot measure would make it much harder to buy ammunition and for felons to own guns.

Kurdish Journalists, Embedded With Peshmerga, Live Stream Mosul Battle

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 4:05am

Renee Montagne talks to Hemin Lihony, head of digital media for Rudaw, a Kurdish network that's been live streaming the battle for Mosul, Iraq.

Dozens Dead After Gunmen Storm Pakistani Police Training Center

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 4:05am

The assault occurred on a police training academy in the Pakistani city of Quetta, near the border with Afghanistan. Blame is leveled at an Islamist Sunni group with links to al-Qaida.

'Trump Effect' Will Outlast His Campaign, Conservative Blogger Says

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 4:05am

Donald Trump may be coming up short in the polls, but his brand of politics has sparked a movement. David Greene talks to Chris Buskirk, a conservative blogger and a talk radio host in Arizona.

It Ain't Me, Babe: Researchers Find Flaws In Police Facial Recognition

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 3:38am

Nearly half of American adults have been entered into law enforcement facial recognition databases, a new report shows. But problems with the accuracy of the technology could affect innocent people.

Campus Cop On Trial For Shooting Death During Routine Traffic Stop

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 3:37am

Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing shot and killed Sam DuBose in July 2015. Unlike some other shootings involving police, Tensing was quickly indicted for murder.

Why Improved U.S.-Cuba Relations Are Creating A Surge Of Cuban Migrants

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 8:23am

Cubans migrants have received preferential treatment for more than a half-century. But as the U.S. and Cuba normalize relations, that policy could change and Cubans are racing to reach U.S. shores.

World Waits For Bob Dylan To Acknowledge His Nobel

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 6:04am

Bob Dylan, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, has yet to recognize the honor. The continuing silence prompted a member of the Nobel committee to call Dylan "impolite and arrogant."

Letter To The Editor Leads To Yoga Pant Parade

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 5:14am

A male reader of the Barrington Times in Rhode Island wrote in complaining about yoga pants. To protest his letter, hundreds of people in yoga pants streamed past his house.

Politics In The News: Election Day Countdown

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 4:03am

With just two weeks until Election Day, David Greene talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Jonah Goldberg of the National Review about the bitterly divisive Trump-Clinton showdown.

New Guidelines To Prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Released

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 4:03am

The American Academy of Pediatrics has new advice out for parents to protect babies from sudden infant death syndrome. SIDS claims the lives of about 3,50 babies each year in the U.S.




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