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Details Of Bipartisan Health Insurance Plan Come Into Focus

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:44am

Text of legislation, obtained by NPR, offers ways to fix the Affordable Care Act that some Republicans and Democrats favor. Whether it ever becomes law, is a different question.

Canadian Man Sues Low-Cost Sunwing Airlines Over Beverage Service

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 5:54am

He says the champagne service on his flight to Cuba was sparkling wine — not champagne. The airline says champagne service means a certain class of service — not what beverage would be in the glass.

Pirate Party Parliament Member In Iceland Wears Eye Patch

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 5:08am

Eva Pandora Baldursdottir says it's not an old sea injury, just a bizarre accident when her one-year-old scratched her eye. She had to wear the eye patch for a TV debate.

Spain Moves To Strip Catalonia's Autonomy

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:04am

Spain was preparing to impose direct rule over semi-autonomous Catalonia after the region's leader Carles Puigdemont declined to categorically renounce an independence referendum.

Sen. Kaine On Measure To Stabilize The ACA's Insurance Markets

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:04am

David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia about a new bipartisan health care proposal out of the Senate that looks to stabilize insurance markets shaken by President Trump last week.

Marijuana Farms In California Count Their Losses From Wildfires

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:04am

Medical and recreational marijuana use is legal in California. But under federal law, growing cannabis is illegal — which means growers don't have access to crop insurance

Weeks After Maria, FEMA Still Distributing Basic Needs To Puerto Ricans

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep checks in with FEMA coordinator Michael Byrne about the recovery effort in Puerto Rico as its governor meets with President Trump.

North Korea's Cut From Small Businesses Goes To Its Nuclear Program

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:04am

North Korea is known as one of the most closed down socialist economies in the world. But even still, there is a small class of budding entrepreneurs. We learn how that works.

Health Care Bill Appears To Address Trump's 'Bailout' Concerns

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:04am

NPR has obtained a draft of the measure. One key part of the bill has to do with payments to insurance companies that are supposed to go to subsidizing coverage for low income customers.

Night + Market Chef's New Cookbook Combines Thai Food And Fun

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:04am

David Greene talks to chef Kris Yenbamroong. His new cookbook. It's titled: "Night Market: Delicious Thai Food to Facilitate Drinking and Fun-Having Amongst Friends."

Venezuela's Opposition Movement Struggles To Unseat The President

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:04am

Venezuela's opposition is in crisis. They say the president is using dirty tricks to gut their efforts to unseat him. But critics blame the opposition for a muddled message and poor leadership.

University Of Florida Officials Brace For White Nationalist's Speech

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:04am

The University of Florida campus in Gainesville is on high alert. It's intended to prevent an outbreak of violence around a speech, scheduled for later Thursday by White Nationalist Richard Spencer.

All-Boys School In D.C. Focuses On Helping Young Men Of Color

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:04am

The public school designed specifically to meet the needs of young men of color. It features a "restorative justice circle," which includes the school's psychologist, a social worker and counselors.

Morning News Brief:

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:04am

A bipartisan health bill in the Senate to help stabilize Affordable Care Act marketplaces is officially released on Thursday. President Trump welcomes the governor of Puerto Rico to the White House Thursday. And Florida's governor has declared a state of emergency ahead of a speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer.

Young Children Are Spending Much More Time In Front Of Small Screens

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:01am

A new national survey of parents suggests mobile device use by children under 8 has increased tenfold in the last 6 years.

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Weinstein Battles A Crisis Of His Own Making: Harassment Allegations

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 6:45am

Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein actively worked behind the scenes to avoid scrutiny for years. The movie mogul blended charm and menace when dealing with the media.

Senators Aim To Restore ACA Subsidies To Insurance Companies

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 6:43am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire, who says there needs to be a long-term solution to the Affordable Care Act instead of step-by-step fixes.

Michigan Fugitive Finally Surrendered In Style

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 5:36am

Michael Zaydel, wanted by police for probation violations, said he would turn himself in, if the Facebook post about him was shared 1,000 times. It was, and after a delay Zaydel showed up with donuts.

English Soccer Fan Just Couldn't Take It Anymore

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 5:16am

The other night in England, a Coventry City soccer fan saw his team down. He ran out onto the pitch during a play, walked up to his team and berated them. Security removed him.

Nielsen Develops Ratings System To Measure Netflix Audience

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 5:02am

The TV ratings company says it can now estimate how many people watch individual shows on Netflix. Widespread knowledge of such information could transform the TV industry.




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