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U.S. Wants Russia To Help With Goal Of Reducing Syrian Airstrikes

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

A day after another U.S.-Russia statement attempting to coordinate peace efforts in Syria, it's clear the U.S. has to rely on Russia to put any pressure on the regime — though Russia has other plans.

Is There Time For A Third-Party Candidate To Launch A Presidential Bid?

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

Some Republicans who won't support Donald Trump as the party's presidential nominee are calling for a conservative third-party candidate. Getting one on the ballot, though, is a complicated process.

In Polluted New Delhi, Triathlete Weighs Costs Of Exercising Outside

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

In the Indian capital of New Delhi — the city with the most polluted air in the world — exercising outdoors is as good for your lungs as chain smoking. A triathlete explains why he keeps at it.

New Technology Could Revive Pacific Northwest's Ailing Timber Industry

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

The process uses regular wood to make a building material as strong as steel. It's been manufactured and used in buildings in Europe for years. A mill in Oregon is the first in the U.S. to produce it.

Trump Has Not Yet Earned My Vote, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry Says

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

On Nebraska's primary day, Renee Montagne talks to Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, who endorsed Carly Fiorina early on in the GOP presidential race, but has not endorsed Donald Trump.

Federal Judge Will Have To Rule On Whether N.C. Law Discriminates

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

The governor's lawsuit against the Department of Justice is over the contention that the state is violating the Civil Rights Act with its new law that limits protections for LGBT people.

As Opiod Crisis Escalates, Missouri Is Without Monitoring Database

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

Missouri is the only state without a prescription drug database. David Greene talks to Danna Droz of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy; Bram Sable-Smith of member station KBIA reports.

As U.S. Attitudes Change, Some Evangelicals Dig In; Others Adapt

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 3:31am

America's culture war is being fought inside evangelical Christian circles. Some are resisting secular society's trends that conflict with biblical teaching. Others have found a way to live with them.

More Than A Mistress: Madame De Pompadour Was A Minister Of The Arts

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 3:28am

Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, may be best known as King Louis XV's chief mistress. But she was also a well-educated tastemaker, a patron of the arts and an artist in her own right.

Methods For Reforming Neo-Nazis Help Fight The Radicalization Of Muslims

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 3:24am

To fight radicalization of young Muslims, a German program applies lessons from a unexpected source: reformed neo-Nazis. "There is a commonality between extremist ideologies," says a counselor.

North Carolina Files Lawsuit Defending Its 'Bathroom Law'

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 10:10am

North Carolina is going to court over its new law that limits protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Renee Montagne gets the latest from WUNC reporter Jeff Tiberii.

'Tom And Jerry' Blamed For Violence In The Middle East

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 6:20am

The cartoon has been called out in America for racial stereotypes and smoking. And now, an Egyptian official says the cat-and-mouse cartoon is responsible for violence in the Middle East.

NBA Star Dwayne Wade Of The Miami Heat Makes Canadians Mad

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 5:58am

Before a playoff game against Toronto, Dwayne Wade made practice shots during Canada's national anthem Canadians said he violated a rule that players stand in a dignified posture during anthems.

Trial To Begin For 3 Somali-Americans Accused Of Planning To Join ISIS

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:01am

Jury selection starts Monday in this country's largest ISIS recruitment trial to date. Three Somali-Americans face charges in a Minneapolis federal court for allegedly planning to join ISIS in Syria.

Politics In The News

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Tucker Carlson, editor-in-chief of "The Daily Caller," about the week ahead in politics. West Virginia and Nebraska hold primaries on Tuesday.

Rape Suspects In New Delhi Have A Good Chance Of Being Acquitted, Report Says

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:01am

Three and half years after a brutal gang rape in the Indian capital New Delhi ignited global outrage, a new report finds that rape suspects there have an 83 percent chance of acquittal.

N.C. Officials Face DOJ Deadline To Change 'Bathroom Law'

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:01am

Renee Montagne talks to N.C. Rep. Paul Stam, one of the sponsors of House Bill 2, about the Justice Department's determination that the measure violates federal civil rights laws.

Why Americans Are Buying More Trucks And SUVs Than Cars

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:01am

2016 is the year of the SUV and pick up truck. Car sales aren't keeping up. Each month their share of the market slips a bit. Lower gas prices and changing consumer tastes are making the sedan an endangered species.

In The Digital Age, Connecticut State Police K-9 Unit Trains Edogs

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:01am

For years, police have used dogs like German Shepherds and blood hounds to sniff out things a human officer might miss. As more evidence goes digital — getting stashed on hard drives and cell phones — officers are training their K-9s to sniff out clues there, too.

Republican Backlash Continues To Build Against Donald Trump

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to Mac Stipanovich, a former Bush aide and longtime Republican strategist in Florida, on his assertion that not voting for Donald Trump — or even voting for Hillary Clinton — is the better option for Republicans in November's general election.

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