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GOP Debate Wi-Fi Password: 'StopHillary'

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 6:02am

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told Politico that the "StopHillary" password was to emphasize to reporters that there are in fact two political parties.

After Last Christmas, Reading, Pa., Goes All Out For A Tree

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 5:49am

This holiday season, the people of Reading will celebrate with a 25-foot tall tree. The city's sparse tree last year looked more like the tree out of A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Break It Down: NPR Reporters Fact Check The Republican Debate

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 5:10am

Last night's debate focused on economic issues. Our reporters look at candidate claims about business creation, the minimum wage, trade and the length of the tax code.

Latino Republicans Monitor Presidential Debate For Immigration Issues

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

Linda Wertheimer talks to Alfonso Aguilar of the American Principles Project's Latino Partnership about the GOP presidential debate. Aguilar is critical of Donald Trump's remarks about the topic.

States Do Better Cracking Down On Child Sex Trafficking, Report Says

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

Shared Hope International, which tracks how many states have passed laws against trafficking, finds many state are doing better at stopping the practice than when the first report was issued in 2011.

Supporters Urge Obama To Take Executive Action To Close Guantanamo

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

President Obama is expected to send Congress a plan soon for how to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. While Congress is expected to oppose him, advocates say that might not matter.

3 Charged In Hacking Case Against JPMorgan Chase, 11 Other Firms

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

The Justice Department believes it's figured out who hacked JP Morgan Chase. On Tuesday, prosecutors unsealed an indictment which names three men — 2 from Israel and one from the U.S. — and charges they orchestrated the largest hack against a U.S. financial institution in history.

GOP Spin Room Finds Less To Criticize In Latest Presidential Debate

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

Republicans have been debating over the format and tone of the presidential debates as much as the issues lately. After Tuesday night's showdown in Wisconsin, campaigns offered reaction to how the debate went.

LA Combats Homelessness Which Is up 12 Percent From 2 Years Ago

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

In Los Angeles, city officials have announced a $100 million fight against homelessness. It's a response to the growing number of people on the streets. Residents are upset about the worsening situation.

Shoppers In Mexico Show Up For Opening Of Luxury Department Store

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

A high-end retailer just opened its $300 million remodeled flagship store in Mexico's City's swankiest neighborhood. The store is banking on Mexico's rising middle-class consumers.

Picture Book Sheds Light On India's Diwali Holiday

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

Wednesday is Diwali, the Indian festival of lights. It marks the beginning of a new year. We hear from the authors behind The Diwali Gift, a picture book that celebrates the holiday.

Intelligence Community Rethinks Strategy After Russian Military Moves

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

NATO's supreme commander says the quality of western intelligence about Russia has declined since the Cold War's end, and that the West was caught off guard by Russia's actions in Ukraine and Syria.

White House To Appeal Immigration Ruling To Supreme Court

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

The GOP-controlled Congress says it will not take up immigration overhaul until after next year's election. What's next for the nearly 4 million immigrants who would be covered by the Obama actions?

Chinese Online Retailer Alibaba Racks Up Sales On Singles Day

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

The one-day shopping spree is promoted by China's online retail giant Alibaba. More than $10 billion in sales were generated — more than five times the volume of last year's Cyber Monday in the U.S.

Advocates Question Whether Veterans Day Promotions Have Gotten Off Track

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

There's a huge gap between what vets consider real support and self-interested promotions. Advocates welcome businesses goodwill but are leery about the way some use Veterans Day to self promote.

GOP Presidential Debate: Policies Not Personalities Dominate

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

The main focus of the fourth debate was on the economy. The gathering in Milwaukee had the fewest candidates on stage so far this year as just eight qualified for the main stage.

Russia's Demographics: A Problem Decades In The Making

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

Russia is facing a demographic crisis. Some women are having more babies, but there are fewer mothers overall. The country may face worse economic problems and challenges staffing its armed forces.

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.




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