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In Besieged Eastern Aleppo, A Struggle To Keep City Running

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10am

An ambulance driver and others in the Syrian city of Aleppo talk about life amid the past two weeks of intensive bombing of civilian areas.

Strongest Caribbean Hurricane In Nearly 10 Years Hits Haiti

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10am

Miami Herald reporter Jacqueline Charles has the latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew from Port-au-Prince.

4 Voters In Arizona Assess The Vice Presidential Debate

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10am

Trump supporter Eileen Eagar, Clinton supporter Lanny Lahr, undecided Latina voter Mary Graham and reluctant Clinton supporter and Native American Majerle Lister weigh in on how the candidates did.

100 Years After Epic Mismatch, It's Still True: Carnage In College Football Pays

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10am

College football can feature some of the most lopsided scores in sports. Commentator Frank Deford traces the reason why, right back to its roots.

Hidden Brain: New Research Ties Unconscious Biases, Fear And Voter ID Laws

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10am

New research explores why people support voter identification laws.

Fact-Checking VP Debate Points On Iran Nuclear Deal, Bill Clinton, Putin

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10am

Statements made by Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence in last night's vice presidential debate undergo some scrutiny.

Supreme Court To Hear Death Penalty Case Based On Racially Tainted Testimony

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10am

Duane Buck was given the death penalty after an expert witness testified that he was more likely to be dangerous in the future because he was black. The Supreme Court hears his case Wednesday.

Along Germany's Coast, A Nazi Resort Becomes An Upscale Destination

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10am

One of the biggest Nazi relics, a massive beachfront indoctrination camp on the Baltic Sea, has been transformed into condominiums and a luxury tourist resort. It's causing a stir.

Mom Sues JetBlue After Her 5-Year-Old Was Delivered To Wrong City

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:44am

It's not uncommon for an airline to lose luggage in transit. It's less common to lose children. But that's exactly what happened to Maribel Martinez. Her son was sent to Boston rather than New York.

Park In Queens Honors Native Christopher Walken With ... A Trail Of His Heads

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:37am

A number of disembodied heads emerge from the ground in the "Monument to Walken" installation through March. Should you get any ideas, the park informs visitors: "No Walken Picking" allowed.

Physics Nobel Goes To 3 Scientists For Insights Into Matter's Behavior

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:00am

The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to David Thouless, who gets half the prize, and Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz, who share the other half.

Undecided Catholic Voter Hopes Pence Is Persuasive In VP Debate

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:04am

A third-generation Mexican-American, Mary Graham says she is hoping Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence — a fellow Catholic — can persuade her in tonight's debate to vote for his ticket.

A Wealthy Retiree Outside GOP-Leaning Phoenix Plans To Vote D

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:04am

In a city that leans Republican, retired wealthy businessman Lanny Lahr is an anomaly among his friends: He is supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton this election.

Trump Makes No Apologies For Tax History: 'I Have Brilliantly Used Those Laws'

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:04am

Donald Trump embraced the idea that he may have carefully navigated the tax code to avoid paying income taxes as he campaigned in Colorado on Monday.

For A Navajo Voter In Arizona, Environment, Jobs Are Top Concerns

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:04am

Majerle Lister lives part-time with his grandmother on the Navajo Nation reservation. He's driven by social justice issues and, after backing Bernie Sanders, is reluctantly supporting Hillary Clinton.

In Ohio, Clinton Zeroes In On Trump's Tax Returns

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:04am

Hillary Clinton campaigned Monday in Ohio, where she is facing unfavorable demographic trends as she tries to claim a state that President Obama won twice. But her major focus was a response to Donald Trump's tax story.

Former Ambassador Robert Ford On The Stalled Syrian Cease-Fire

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:04am

The United States has suspended talks with Russia over the conflict in Syria. Former U.S. ambassador to Syria Robert Ford offers his thoughts on the diplomatic breakdown and how it might be resolved.

A Chinese-American Family Faces Financial Ruin In 'The Wangs Vs. The World'

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep talks with writer Jade Chang about her comic novel "The Wangs vs. The World." It's the story of a Chinese-American family that comes together following the 2008 financial crisis.

Haiti Braced For Direct Hit From Hurricane Matthew

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:04am

Hurricane Matthew threatens Cuba, Haiti and beyond with devastating winds, torrential flooding and surging tides. The Miami Herald's Jacqueline Charles in Port-au-Prince has the latest.

Former Wells Fargo Employees Describe Toxic Sales Culture, Even At HQ

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:04am

Wells Fargo workers blame a toxic high-pressure sales culture for pushing some workers to engage in deceptive practices — even in the bank branch at the company's headquarters in San Francisco.




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