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World Series Game 1: Cleveland Indians Beat Chicago Cubs 6-0

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 4:06am

Cleveland fans hope their city will claim its 2nd championship this year. The Cavaliers won the NBA championship in June. Will the baseball team be next? The Indians are on their way, winning Game 1.

Calif. National Guardsmen Wait For Resolution To Bonus Scandal

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 4:06am

Members of Congress and veterans groups are outraged that the California National Guard is forcing thousands of veterans to pay back bonuses they might have been wrongfully paid during the Iraq War.

'Black Jeopardy' Sketch Is Compelling Analysis, 'Slate' Correspondent Says

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to Jamelle Bouie of Slate, about the sketch on Saturday Night Live. He says it had more to say about race than a thousand tenderly crafted portraits of the white working class.

China Is Ready To Step In If U.S. Retreats From Trade Deals, Author Says

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 4:06am

Renee Montagne talks to Eswar Prasad about the potential costs of U.S. disengagement from free trade pacts. He's a Cornell economics professor and author of Gaining Currency:The Rise of the Renminbi.

AT&T-Time Warner Deal Raises Profile Of CEO Randall Stephenson

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 4:06am

Just a year and a half after closing a deal to acquire DirectTV, Randall Stephenson is at it again. Stephenson, the CEO of AT&T, is attempting a takeover of Time Warner.

Undecided Voter Stymied By Candidates' Answers To Islamophobia Question

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 4:06am

Renee Montagne talks to Gorbah Hamed, an "undecided" Muslim-American voter who asked a question regarding Islamophobia during the second presidential debate in St. Louis.

'Double Bind' Explains The Dearth Of Women In Top Leadership Positions

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 4:06am

Women in power often have to choose between being seen as likeable but incompetent, or competent but cold. We explore what's known as "double bind" — assumptions about men, women and leadership.

South Africa Withdraws From International Court; Others Follow

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 4:06am

For years, African leaders have criticized the International Criminal Court in The Hague — arguing that it targets only Africans, while failing to go after other alleged global wrongdoers.

Premium Hike Catapults Obamacare Into Election Spotlight

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 4:06am

Health care has not been a major issue in this year's campaign. But both the major candidates have plans for how to deal with Obamacare. As part of our What's The Issue series, we look at the details.

Wayne Gretzky On Hockey History, Dreaming Big And Canadian Pride

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 3:37am

The ice hockey legend marks the 99th anniversary of the NHL with his new book 99: Stories of the Game. Never mind the sport's tough guy reputation; "the game of hockey is an art," Gretzky says.

What's More Distracting Than A Noisy Co-Worker? Turns Out, Not Much

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 3:36am

Open offices are often said to promote teamwork and communication, but the benefits come with a drawback. Office workers are also distracted by coughs, loud conversations and other annoying noises.

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.




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