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As More States Consider Legalizing, Questions About Pot And The Brain

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:12am

Studies suggest that smoking heavily in adolescence may affect brain function in adulthood, but there's a dearth of hard evidence for voters contemplating pot's long-term effects.

A Rare Bird Is Looking for Love In Southern California

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 6:19am

An East African crowned crane has turned up in wetlands of Rancho Cucamonga. How the crane got there is a mystery. Romantics at heart, these birds mate for life.

College Football Fan Receives Plenty Of Beer Money

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 6:12am

A guy was holding a sign on Saturday that read: Hi Mom! Send Beer Money. He was behind the set of College GameDay, ESPN's football pre-game show. At least 2,000 people sent him money.

A Good Dentist Is Hard To Find In Rural America

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 5:50am

A Wisconsin clinic provides free dental care so that poor rural residents can get their teeth fixed. But in most states people aren't so lucky. Millions of people have no access to dental care.

Politics In The News

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:09am

In two weeks, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will meet for their first debate. David Greene talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Mollie Hemingway senior editor at The Federalist.

Kashmir Is Inundated By Violence But This Cycle Is Unique

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:09am

Protests in the Indian-administered region of Kashmir have been especially violent this summer, fueled by social media. Kashmir is claimed by both India and Pakistan and has been disputed for decades.

350 Varieties Featured At The International Vinegar Museum

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:09am

As part of our series on unsung museums, we hear from the founder of the International Vinegar Museum in Roslyn, South Dakota. The vinegars are displayed in elegant bottles like fine wine.

Flood-Ravaged Schools In Louisiana Try To Get Students Back On Track

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:09am

A Louisiana parish devastated by recent floods is trying to figure out how to get children back in school this week, with more than a third of their schools damaged by water.

Hillary Clinton Diagnosed With Pneumonia; Campaign Events Canceled

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:09am

Questions are being raised after Hillary Clinton left a memorial for Sept. 11 victims due to feeling overheated. Later, her doctor revealed Clinton had been diagnosed with pneumonia last Friday.

Rape Charge Resurfaces As Nate Parker Promotes 'Birth Of A Nation'

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:09am

At the Toronto film festival, actor and director Nate Parker faced the press about a 1999 rape charge against him. Parker's promoting a movie about Nat Turner's slave rebellion The Birth of a Nation.

Insecurity, Anxiety Were Constant Companions, ABC News' Vargas Says

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:09am

ABC News TV anchor Elizabeth Vargas opens up about a life dogged by anxiety, insecurity and the hidden shame of alcoholism. Her new memoir is titled, Between Breaths.

Turkey Wants U.S. To Extradite Exiled Cleric Blamed For Attempted Coup

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:09am

A Turkish delegation is in the U.S. to discuss the extradition of an exiled cleric living in Pennsylvania. David Greene talks to Mehdi Eker, head of the delegation, about their case.

Syrian Cease-Fire Is Expected To Begin At Sundown

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:09am

A Russian-U.S. plan for a reduction in hostilities in Syria is due to go into effect on Monday, but violence flared over the weekend. Russia supports the Assad regime while the U.S. supports rebels.

New President Will Inherit The War In Afghanistan

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:09am

Fifteen years after being touched off by the Sept. 11 attacks, Afghanistan has become America's longest war. It's also become the forgotten war, all but absent from the presidential campaign.

Do Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump's Tax Proposals Add Up?

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:09am

Morning Edition examines the competing tax proposals of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton — part of an exploration of presidential policies we're calling, "What's the Issue."

Desperate Mother's Call Leads To Wis. Dental Clinics That Treat Rural Poor

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:09am

What if you had cavities and gum disease and couldn't find a dentist to treat you? That's the reality for millions of poor people who live in rural areas and have little or no access to dental care.

Can A Vegan Diet Give You All You Need? German Nutritionists Say 'Nein'

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:08am

Berlin has become a vegan mecca, with ice cream shops, restaurants and even butchers catering to a plant-based diet. Now Germany's nutritionists warn that a vegan diet can't provide all a body needs.

N.D. Pipeline Protester: It's About Our Rights As Native People

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:07am

Protesters continue to gather at the site of a proposed oil pipeline despite Friday's announcement that the government would pause construction on federally-owned land.

Hot New Metal Credit Card Comes With A $450 Annual Fee

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 6:22am

The Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card is so popular that the company ran out of alloy. So for the moment, new customers are getting super trendy metal cards that are made of plastic.

Basket-Shaped Office Building For Sale In Ohio

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 6:09am

The building was the headquarters of Longaberger baskets but the company is downsizing. Built for $32 million, it's going for $5 million. A lesson in not putting all your eggs in a basket building.

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