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ISIS Gains A Foothold In Afghanistan

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 4:07am

Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi talks about his journey into ISIS-held territory for his Frontline documentary "ISIS in Afghanistan." It shows the extent to which the militant group has not only gained a foothold in another country, but is planning to expand its sphere of influence through the training of young children.

With Paris Attacks, ISIS Changes Its Strategy, McCants Says

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 4:07am

Will McCants, author of the book "The ISIS Apocalypse," talks about the wider impact of the involvement of militants from the Islamic State in the Paris attacks. McCants is a fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. Steve Inskeep reports.

Louisiana's Bitter Governor's Race Enters Its Final Week

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 4:07am

Louisiana is embroiled in a bitter race for governor. The presumed frontrunner, Republican Senator David Vitter, is being forced to address a prostitution scandal in his past. And polls show the Democrat, state representative John Bel Edwards has an upset opportunity in the reliably Republican Deep South. The election is Saturday.

A City In Mourning, Parisians Go Back To Work

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 4:07am

People are resuming normal activities after Friday night's terrorist attacks at six targets in Paris. The investigative trail leads to Belgium, where 3 suspects, who are brothers, were living.

In Caring For Sickest Babies, Doctors Now Tap Parents For Tough Calls

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 3:30am

Doctors were once unquestioned authorities on how aggressively to treat the sickest and most premature babies. Then parents started pushing back for more say. The responsibility can be excruciating.

Say Yes To Down Dog: More Yoga Poses Are Safe During Pregnancy

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 3:29am

Moms-to-be who practice prenatal yoga say it reduces stress, anxiety and even pain. A study finds that even poses once thought to be off limits to pregnant women are safe.

Pro Skier Falls Down Mountain While Being Filmed For A Movie

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 6:36am

On an Alaska mountaintop, Ian McIntosh fell and cartwheeled 1,600 feet down a nearly vertical wall of snow. Video shows a black spot tumbling down, so small in the landscape he looks like an insect.

Astronaut Kjell Lindgren Plays Bagpipes In Space

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 6:21am

Kjell Lindgren played "Amazing Grace" aboard the International Space Station in honor of research scientist Victor Hurst who had passed away last month.

A Coveted Destination By Migrants, Sweden Imposes Border Controls

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 4:14am

Sweden has already seen more than 120,000 people arriving since January. Linda Wertheimer talks to Swedish journalist Emma Lofgren.

Oregon Orders A Stop To Surveillance Of Black Lives Matter Supporters

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 4:14am

An employee at the Oregon Department of Justice engaged in surveillance of people using #blacklivesmatter on social media. The state's attorney general says she was outraged when she found out about the surveillance and ordered it to stop.

Reviewing Where GOP Presidential Candidates Stand On Immigration

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 4:14am

A big issue that came up in this week's debate was immigration. It exposed a divide between the candidates. We check many of the presidential candidates positions to see if they've changed.

Despite Encouragement To Eat Better, Obesity Still Rises Among U.S. Adults

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 4:14am

The number of obese Americans is up, especially for middle-aged adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 36 percent of adults and 17 percent of youth under 19 are obese.

Trade Negotiator Michael Froman Insists TPP Will Work

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 4:14am

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman defends the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement involving the U.S. and 11 other Asian-Pacific nations. Froman tells Steve Inskeep the deal will be successful, even as many Americans worry about losing jobs to globalization.

Iraqi Kurdish Forces Move In On ISIS-Held Sinjar

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 4:14am

Kurdish forces supported by U.S. air power entered Sinjar Friday in an effort to retake it from ISIS, which has occupied it since August 2014. Linda Wertheimer talks to the AP's Susannah George.

Young Black Voters Point To Lack Of Race Discussions In Democratic Debates

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 4:14am

They voted in record numbers for President Obama in 2008, but now they're lukewarm about any Democratic presidential candidate — saying nobody adequately addresses their big priority: racial justice.

Russian Jetliner Disaster Renews Airport Security Concerns

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 4:14am

The possibility that a bomb caused the mid-air disintegration of a Russian airliner has officials worried about airport security. Workers in the U.S. undergo background checks, but gaps remain.

ISIS Takes Credit For Beirut Suicide Bombings; At Least 43 Killed

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 4:14am

Two suicide bombers set off explosions within minutes of each other Thursday in southern Beirut. Steve Inskeep talks to Nour Sahama, managing editor of the Beirut newspaper Al Akhbar English.

U.S. Missiles Boost Rebels Stand Against Syrian Regime

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 4:14am

As Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Vienna for talks on the Syrian civil war, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia are countering Russia's entry into the conflict by supplying more TOW missiles to rebels.

As Asylum Seekers Swap Prison Beds For Ankle Bracelets, Same Firm Profits

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 3:56am

A court ordered the release of women and children held in immigrant detention centers in favor of electronic monitoring. The GEO Group operates both. Advocates say that's a conflict of interest.

Indie Filmmaker Brings Story Of Chile's '33' Miners To The Big Screen

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 3:55am

Before making the film, Patricia Riggen met with the real miners and heard their stories. She says she aimed to "portray the heart of these guys and what they went through emotionally."




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