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America's Food Truck Craze Parks On The Streets Of Kolkata

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 3:40am

Kolkata now has its first food truck: Agdum Bagdum, which hawks Indian fusion food. It was inspired by American food trucks – which were originally inspired by street food in places like Kolkata.

Wrong Ball Park Adorns Cover Of Washington Nationals' Calendar

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 6:33am

For Washington baseball fans, the next season brings a new manager and a new calendar. Nationals Park is supposed to be on the cover but there was an error. Instead, you see Boston's Fenway Park.

Brazilian Toddler Takes On Snake; Hair Dresser Takes On Alligator

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 6:26am

A toddler mistook a black snake that slithered into his crib for a toy, and bit down on it. A Texas dental hygienist and licensed alligator wrangler subdued a gator heading for a hair salon.

World Anti-Doping Agency Wants Russia Suspended From Athletics Competitions

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 4:09am

The Russian government and parliamentarians have responded angrily to a report by the World Anti-Doping Agency. It said there is alleged widespread drug use by the country's track and field athletes, and corruption in Russia's main sample testing laboratory.

Rich Nations Should Pay To Preserve Amazon Rainforest, Brazilian Politician Says

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 4:09am

Representatives of almost every country in the world are meeting in Paris in November to try to hammer out an agreement on climate change. NPR explains why what happens in one small Brazilian state in the Amazon can effect a global deal on climate change.

Normally Peaceful Jordan Shaken After Police Officer Kills 5 People

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 4:09am

At least five people, including two Americans, were killed when a Jordanian police officer opened fire at a training center near the capital city of Amman. The incident has shaken Jordan, which is a crucial ally of the U.S. in the fight against ISIS.

How Racial Incidents Sparked Change At The University Of Missouri

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 4:09am

There was a remarkable turn of events in Columbia, Missouri, on Monday, when the chancellor of the university there, and the president of the entire University of Missouri system announced they would leave their posts. This after a series of racist incidents sparked an intense week of protests.

Campaign Adviser Armstrong Williams Sheds Light On Ben Carson

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 4:09am

In the lead-up to Tuesday's night's Republican presidential debate in Wisconsin, Renee Montagne talks to Armstrong Williams, an adviser to Ben Carson. With Carson's recent rapid rise in the polls, his back-story has come under intense media scrutiny in recent days.

Jeb Bush Makes An Effort To Be More Assertive And Dynamic

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 4:09am

Linda Wertheimer talks to Jonah Goldberg, a senior editor at the "National Review," about Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush's new propensity for cursing on the trail, and what it says about the state of his campaign.

Missouri Football Team's Threat Helped To Get 2 School Officials To Resign

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 4:09am

A strike threat by the University of Missouri football team has led to the resignation of the school's chancellor and the president of the university system. There were widespread student protests over the school's failure to deal with a culture of racial intimidation on campus. Linda Wertheimer talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about how the football team's action helped to get to the two officials to step down.

Before Bright Lights And Rapid Fire, There Was 1948 And One Question

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 4:00am

The first presidential debate broadcast lasted one hour, and was broadcast without commercial interruption. Dewey and Stassen debated whether the Communist Party in the U.S. should be outlawed.

This Is Where Donald Trump Played By The Rules And Learned To Beat The Game

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 4:00am

"We used to refer to our detention as a 'DT' — a 'Donny Trump' — because he got more of them than most other people in the class," said one of Trump's grade school classmates.

Anxiety Grows As Conditions Worsen In Afghanistan

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 3:52am

High unemployment, a weak central government and recent Taliban gains are creating a growing apprehension on the streets of the capital, Kabul.

For Irving Penn, Perfect Portraiture Wasn't Just For Fashion Models

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 3:51am

Penn created many of the stark, glossy pictures of stick-thin fashion models that appeared in Vogue. But he also made portraits of nudes, celebrities, and also every day objects, like cigarettes.

The Oral Polio Vaccine Can Go 'Feral,' But WHO Vows to Tame It

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 3:50am

The World Health Organization will start phasing out the oral vaccine next spring.

For Taiwanese Dogs, Being Square Is Stylish

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 3:49am

These days, owners are asking for their four-legged friends to be styled as spheres and squares. We visit the Taiwanese grooming shop where the geometric grooming trend took root.

John Adams Mines Beethoven's Mind

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 1:03am

Almost every composer, sooner or later, must come to grips with Beethoven. John Adams is inspired by the master's wit and rhythm.

Catalonia's Government Votes For Independence From Spain

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 10:04am

The parliament of the distinctive northeastern region called for independence in what the central government says was an illegal vote. Linda Wertheimer talks with reporter Lauren Frayer in Madrid.

New York Public Library To Defend Its Sorting Title

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 6:11am

The New York Public Library claims the world's fastest book sorting system. It will be tested against the King County library system in Washington state. The rematch is Tuesday.

To Get To His Math Final, South African Student 'Borrows' Bus

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 6:04am

Le-Aan Adonis and others were waiting for the bus driver when they decided they weren't going to make it. Adonis decided to drive — they were close to the school when the police stopped them.




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