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Samsung Permanently Halts Production Of Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

Samsung is ending production of the smartphone after reports that some replacement devices were also spontaneously igniting. Renee Montagne talks to Wall Street Journal reporter Jonathan Cheng.

Clinton Uses Intense Presidential Debate To Try To Win Over Young Voters

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

Hillary Clinton campaigned in the Midwest on Monday, following her second debate with Donald Trump. She urged voters at Wayne State University to not let the ugly debate discourage them from voting.

South African Nation Of Zimbabwe Is In An Economic Tailspin

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

The country is short of cash, creditors want payment and many are increasingly hungry due to drought. Opposition is growing to the only leader the nation has ever known, 92-year-old Robert Mugabe.

GOP Strategist Expects October To Be Full Of Presidential Campaign Surprises

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

Renee Montagne talks to Republican operative Mac Stipanovich for a look at the state of the presidential campaign following a shocking weekend for Donald Trump and an angry debate in St. Louis.

3 Russian Officials Arrested After Bug Catches Them Accepting A Bribe

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 6:37am

The Russian newspaper Kommersant reports the listening device was hidden in a samovar, which is a traditional Russian urn with a spigot that's used to serve tea.

Ruth's Chris Steak House Football Promotion In Ann Arbor Backfires

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 4:53am

When Michigan played Rutgers, people could get a percentage discount equal to the winning margin. Michigan won 78-0 which meant 78 percent off. But fine print limits the discount to 50 percent off.

Monuments And Artifacts Destroyed By ISIS 'Rising From Destruction' In Rome

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 4:00am

An exhibit at the Coliseum features life-size reconstructions of ancient works that ISIS damaged or destroyed in Iraq and Syria. "It is a universal heritage," says curator Francesco Rutelli.

NBC Suspends Billy Bush For His Role On Trump Video

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 4:00am

The release of an 11-year-old Donald Trump video has sent reverberations throughout the media, and raised many questions about how news organizations should cover the GOP presidential candidate.

Ohio Voters Weigh In On Sunday's Presidential Debate

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 4:00am

As part of the Morning Edition Divided States project, Steve Inskeep checks in with voters from Ohio who he interviewed last week to see what they thought of the second presidential debate.

Replicas Of Artwork Damaged By ISIS Displayed At Rome's Coliseum

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 4:00am

In Italy, an exhibit has opened at the Coliseum showing reconstructions in scale of several important art works that were destroyed by Islamist fundamentalists in Iraq and Syria.

Matthew Moves Offshore After Dumping Torrential Rain On North Carolina

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 4:00am

Hurricane Matthew dumped more than a foot of rain in many parts of North Carolina. The heavy rainfall caused widespread flooding and prompted some dramatic rescues.

Voters In Ohio React To The Second Presidential Debate

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep has been reporting from Ohio, and he checks in with some of the voters he talked to last week to get their response to the debate. We'll fact check some of the candidates' statements.

Billy The Kid: New Novel Separates The Man From The Myth

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 4:00am

Renee Montagne talks to author Ron Hansen about his novel based on the life of legendary outlaw Billy the Kid. It's called The Kid: A Novel. The outlaw died on July 14, 1181, but his legend lives on.

South African Students Clash With Police At Education Protests

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 4:00am

Violent protests have shut down most South African universities in recent weeks as students nationwide protest high tuition fees. They pledge to continue the violence until tuition fees are scrapped.

4 Ohio Voters Comment On The Candidates' Debate Performance

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 4:00am

After the second presidential debate, we gather together four voters for a roundtable in Cincinnati, where some polls have Clinton modestly ahead in the race and others have Trump slightly leading.

Why Parents Don't Get Their Children Vaccinated For The Flu

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 4:00am

Parents decline to vaccinate kids against the flu because they don't think they need it. Influenza leads to more hospitalizations and deaths among children than any other vaccine preventable disease.

Trump Apologizes For 'Locker-Room Talk' On Leaked Video

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 4:00am

Following the second presidential debate, we get a roundup of what happened. Plus, analysis from columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at the National Review.

With No Sense Of Smell, The World Can Be A Grayer, Scarier Place

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 3:42am

Some people are born with anosmia — the inability to smell. Others lose their sense of smell later in life. That makes it hard to taste food, detect threats, or even savor memories.

100-mph Wind Gusts At Cape Canaveral As Hurricane Matthew Arrives

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 8:39am

This dangerous storm is the worst in more than 10 years to barrel toward the Atlantic Coast. Matthew is expected to pummel Florida all day before spinning toward Georgia and South Carolina.

Florida Bracing For Matthew's Eye; Haiti's Death Toll Tops 280

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 8:16am

David Greene has the latest information on Hurricane Matthew, which was downgraded to a Category 3 storm. Early Friday morning, it was nearing Florida's coast.




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