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What Are Nevada Voters Anxious About? Trump, According To Radio Listeners

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:10am

Why are so many voters anxious and angry? Carrie Kaufman, host of the daily call-in show "State of Nevada" on member station KNPR talks to Steve Inskeep about the answers she heard from some of her listeners.

Trump Counter-Programs GOP Debate; Raises Millions For Veterans

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:10am

Donald Trump pulled out of the last Republican debate before the Iowa caucuses, choosing instead to counter-program with a fundraiser for veterans. Trump took the stage 15 minutes after the debate began — clearly looking to steal the audience away from Fox News. It was his feud with one of the moderators, Megyn Kelly, that caused him to skip the event and schedule his own.

Trump's Absence Was A Big Presence At The GOP Debate In Iowa

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:10am

The final Republican debate before the Iowa caucuses took place without the national front-runner, Donald Trump — but his presence was still felt in the room. Sen. Ted Cruz, who was leading in the polls in Iowa until Trump subjected him to a barrage of attacks, is hoping Trumps decision to boycott the debate turns out to be a big mistake.

Doctors See 'Profound Abnormalities' In Zika-Linked Microcephaly Cases

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:10am

An investigation into the link between the virus and the brain-damaged babies born in Brazil to infected moms is finding signs of a different type of microcephaly.

Defense Secretary Carter: 'We Need To Accelerate The Defeat Of ISIL'

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:10am

Ash Carter says he's hoping this year to drive the Islamic State out of the two largest and most important cities in its self-proclaimed caliphate, Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq.

How Do Voters Really Feel This Election? We Asked

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:00am

Angry. Anxious. Hopeful. These are some of the responses we received from social media and public radio stations around the country.

The Fragile Peace Of An Iraqi City Once Run By ISIS

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 3:59am

ISIS has been driven out of Tikrit and most residents have returned. But armed Shiite groups are becoming entrenched in the Sunni city, an arrangement that's led to trouble elsewhere in Iraq.

Amid A Lost Love, A Son And Father Finally Speak The Secret Between Them

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 3:55am

It was a love long hidden, and cut short all too soon. But it was only around the time Andy Goodling's boyfriend died that he was finally ready to tell his father: "Bryan was my everything."

FBI Releases Aerial Surveillance Video Of Refuge Occupier's Death

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 3:05am

The FBI said the video shows 54-year-old Robert "LaVoy" Finicum reaching for a handgun as police approach him. Finicum was shot and killed by Oregon State Police troopers.

Fan's Tattoo Is A Reminder Of Patriots' Loss

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 6:24am

Burke O'Connell got a tattoo celebrating the New England Patriots as Super Bowl 50 champs. Soon after he got the tattoo, the Patriots lost a playoff game and will not even play in the big game.

DeLeorean To Crank Out More 'Back To The Future' Cars

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:40am

DeLorean Motor Company, which hasn't made a car in more than 30 years, plans to build several hundred replicas of the stainless steel, gull-winged car featured in the movie trilogy Back To The Future.

Flint Needs Long-Term Solutions To Unsafe Water, State Official Says

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

Steve Inskeep talks to Brian Calley, Michigan's lieutenant governor, about plans to use state and federal funds to deal with Flint's troubled water system. Drinking water is contaminated with lead.

Drop In Oil Prices Complicates Effort To Combat Climate Change

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy to combat climate change will require trillions of dollars in investment. Cheap prices for fossil fuels are making that transition a bit more complicated.

Flint's Undocumented Migrants Hesitate To Request Help During Water Crisis

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

Some undocumented immigrants in Flint, Mich., are just finding out that the water from their taps is contaminated with lead. Fear of being deported keeps some from picking up free water and filters.

Monitoring The Anti-Government Cause In Oregon

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

Three more people have been arrested in connection with the armed protesters occupying a wildlife refuge in Oregon. On Tuesday, eight were arrested and one was killed.To find out what other militias and patriot groups are saying about the incident, Steve Inskeep talks to Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Italian Lawmakers Debate Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

Legislation to legalize same-sex civil unions is fueling passions across Italy. Activist say they expect hundreds of thousands of anti-gay adoption supporters to protest against the bill on Saturday.

Defiant Trump Exposes More Divisions Within Republican Ranks

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

The presidential candidates are in Iowa. Front-runner Donald Trump holds his own event Thursday night after pulling out of the GOP debate. Steve Inskeep talks to Jonah Goldberg of the National Review.

Human Smuggler: Central Americans Are Worth Their Weight In Gold

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

It has gotten harder for undocumented migrants to sneak into the U.S. from Latin America. That has led to a rise in the price charged by human smugglers.

CDC Expects Larger Numbers Of Zika Virus Cases To Be Reported

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

Zika virus only recently appeared in the Americas. Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Beth Bell, head of the office dealing with emerging infectious disease at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Finicum's Death Changes Tone Of Occupied Wildlife Refuge In Oregon

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

One person was killed as authorities arrested militants who had been occupying the federal refuge. Family identified the man as Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, an Arizona rancher and father of 11 children.

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