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Obama Faces Possible First Veto Override Of His Presidency

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

Obama plans to veto a bill allowing relatives of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for allegedly helping the hijackers. The White House says it could lead to reprisals by nations against the U.S.

National Museum of African American History And Culture Opens Saturday

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

Of the thousands arriving for the new museum's opening, we hear from three people who are traveling to Washington, D.C., to be some of the first people to tour the exhibits.

Deal To Keep The Government Running Past Sept. 30 Eludes Congress

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

Congress has just one thing to do this month before its October recess: keep the federal government funded. With just one week left before the deadline, there's still no deal in sight.

Witness Recounts Deadly Attack On Aid Convoy In Syria

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

A man who heads a volunteer rescue group in the rebel-held parts of Aleppo says he was in the office when the convoy arrived — and then he heard the sound of bomb-carrying helicopters.

Clinton, Trump Differ On How To Create Economic Opportunity In The U.S.

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

Hillary Clinton tends to focus on the importance of education in creating opportunity. For Donald Trump, the emphasis is on cutting taxes and rewriting trade agreements.

Protesters Demand Tape Of Police Shooting Of Black Man Be Released

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

In Charlotte, N.C., some demonstrators chanted "release the tapes" — a reference to police videos of the shooting, which have been shown to the victim's family, but have not been made public.

'Darktown' Imagines What It Was Like For Atlanta's First Black Policemen

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

In 1948, eight African-American men joined Atlanta's police force. Those pioneer officers — who couldn't drive squad cars or even step foot in headquarters — inspired Thomas Mullen's new novel.

Are We Reaching The End Of The Trend For Longer, Healthier Lives?

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 3:57am

In the past 50 years, better medical care and healthier habits have greatly reduced the risk of dying young from heart disease. But the obesity epidemic threatens to reverse that happy trend.

Black Evangelical Amisho Baraka: Why I'm Not Voting For Trump Or Clinton

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 3:56am

Morning Edition's David Greene talks to Christian rapper Amisho Baraka, who says that as a black evangelical, he's not comfortable supporting either party's presidential candidate.

Resources To Quell Protests Will Be Helpful, Charlotte Mayor Says

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 7:02am

North Carolina's governor declared a state of emergency after more unrest. Steve Inskeep talks to Mayor Jennifer Roberts, who says more resources that come with the declaration will be a big help.

North Korea Accidentally Opens Access To Its Websites

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 6:28am

Researcher Matthew Bryant had a look, and realized that in all of North Korea there are only 28 websites. One is a flight booking site. Another appears to be some kind of social network.

Hotel Provides Framed Photos Of Jeff Goldblum For Fan's Stay

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 5:56am

When the Calif. hotel asked Seth Freedland what else they could do to make his stay better, Seth answered that his girlfriend would love framed photos of Jeff Goldblum in the room. The hotel did it.

In Indiana, The Last Remnants Of America's Free African-American Settlements

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

Lyles Station has been a black-owned farming community since the 1800s. A small number still farm, and their story is told at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History and Culture.

If You Think Eating Is A Political Act, Say Thanks To Frances Moore Lappe

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

When Frances Moore Lappe wrote the best-selling Diet For A Small Planet back in 1971, she helped start a conversation about the social and environmental impacts of the foods we choose.

'Genius Grant' Winner Is A Genius At Inspiring Students

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

Engineering professor Rebecca Richards-Kortum wins a MacArthur Fellowship for inspiring her students to invent medical devices for the developing world.

Chicago Mayor To Address Effort To Reduce Gun Violence

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

The city is hiring nearly 1,000 thousand police officers over the next two years. Mayor Rahm Emanuel will outline a broader effort to try to reduce gun violence in a speech Thursday night.

Why Isn't Hillary Clinton Doing Better With African-American Voters?

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

Hillary Clinton has been working to attract more black voters, and President Obama also made an appeal for her. Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina, who is a Clinton supporter.

Trump Still Trying To Sway Black Voters To The Side Of Republicans

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

Donald Trump is continuing his efforts to reach out to Africa-Americans. He spoke on Wednesday at a predominantly black church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

Power Of Place Exhibit: Indiana's Last Remaining Black Settlement

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

Lyles Station has been a black-owned farming community since the 1800s. A small number still farm, and their story is told at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History and Culture.

U.S. Officials Approve Deal With Iran For Boeing Planes

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

The U.S. Treasury gave its approval for Boeing to sell 80 airliners to Iran — a deal made possible by the easing of sanctions in the nuclear agreement signed last year.

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