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88 Former Military Leaders Come Out In Support Of Donald Trump

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 4:07am

In an open letter, they said they believed America needs a leader who has not been deeply involved with the hollowing out of our military. Steve Inskeep talk to retired Rear Admiral Philip Anselmo.

Retitred Gen. Lloyd Newton Endorses Hillary Clinton For President

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 4:07am

Retired Air Force Gen. Lloyd Newton is a registered independent who is announcing his endorsement of Clinton on Morning Edition. He weighs in on the national security speech she delivered in Tampa.

Trump's Campaign Message Focuses On Clinton's Private Email Server

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 4:07am

Donald Trump campaigned in Greensboro, North Carolina, Tuesday night and discussed the latest revelations involving Hillary Clinton's private email system from her time as secretary of State.

Clinton Pushes Beyond Sound Bites To Get Her Message Out

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 4:07am

Aside from attacking Donald Trump while campaigning, Hillary Clinton is making her pitch to be president with a relatively large volume of policy plans that don't make for snappy sound bites.

Beach Season Winds Down, But Burkini Debate Rages On In France

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 4:07am

Controversy in France over bans on the full body covering swim suit, dubbed the burkini, has moved from the beaches and into the French presidential campaign.

Trial To Begin In Occupation Of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 4:07am

Jury selection beings Wednesday for defendants accused of conspiring to occupy the refuge in Oregon. It highlighted the frustrations some in the West have with federal management of public lands.

Violence In Chicago Escalates Over Labor Day Holiday Weekend

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 4:07am

The Labor Day weekend in Chicago saw an uptick in violence. Renee Montagne talks to Jeremy Gorner of the "Chicago Tribune" about how the city's police department has responded.

Minn. Man Admits Killing Boy; 1989 Kidnapping Led To Sex Offender Registries

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 4:07am

Jacob Wetterling's mother became a nationally-recognized advocate for missing and exploited children, and a 1994 federal law named for Jacob requires states to establish sex offender registries.

Burkini Debate Plays Out On France's National Political Stage

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 4:07am

Controversy in France over bans on the full body covering swim suit, dubbed the burkini, has moved off the beaches and into the French presidential campaign.

Social Science Researchers Explore 'Unethical Amnesia'

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 4:07am

Researchers find that one reason some people cheat over and over again is because we all tend to suffer from "unethical amnesia" — our minds are prone to forgetting the bad stuff we've done.

Mecca Pilgrimage Begins Friday; Last Year's Hajj Was Marred By Tragedy

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 4:07am

Renee Montagne talks to Vali Nasr, author of "The Shia Revival," about the escalating disagreement between Iran and Saudi Arabia over the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, which begins on Friday.

Indiana Neighborhood Learns It's Had Lead-Contaminated Soil For Decades

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 4:07am

Officials in East Chicago, Ind., notified some 1,000 residents about lead contamination in the soil at their low-income housing complex. Families will be displaced and the complex will be demolished.

Obama's Latest Stop In Laos Focuses On Younger Demographic

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 4:07am

Obama is in Laos as part of his final trip to Asia as president. Some 60 percent of the population in Southeast Asia is under the age of 35. On Wednesday he held a town hall with college students.

Sept. 11 Marked Turning Point For Muslims In Increasingly Diverse America

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 3:50am

Muslim Americans are more engaged in public life, and interfaith outreach efforts expanded notably after Sept. 11. But terrorism concerns continue to drive anti-Islam and anti-foreigner sentiment.

'Bark Ranger' Helps Lick Dangerous Wildlife Encounters In National Park

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 3:48am

This summer rangers in Montana's Glacier National Park brought in man's best friend to train wildlife to stay away from popular park areas and to teach park visitors how to safely view wildlife.

Former Fox Host Gretchen Carlson Gets Apology, $20M Settlement

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 11:01am

Carlson sued Fox News chief Roger Ailes for sexual harassment. In a statement Tuesday, Fox said Carlson "had not been treated with the respect and dignity that she and all our colleagues deserve."

Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem Protest Is Good For Jersey Sales

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 6:21am

The San Francisco quarterback is refusing to stand during the national anthem. Dick's Sporting Goods reports that Kaepernick's jersey is now the No. 3 seller — behind only Cam Newton and Tom Brady.

British Scrabble Champ Wins With Help From A Parasitic Wasp

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 5:18am

Braconid, or parasitic wasp, helped Brett Smitheram triumph at the World Scrabble Championship. The word was good for 181 points.

Minn. Nurses Walk Picket Line After Talks With Allina Health Fail

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 4:02am

The nurses oppose the company's demand to end health care plans sponsored by the nurse's union and replace them with corporate-sponsored plans which have higher deductibles and out-of-pocket costs.

Morehouse Professor Weighs In On Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Voter Comments

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep talks to Morehouse College professor Marc Lamont Hill, who says it's important that Americans, who may be considered to be uninformed citizens, vote in the presidential elections.

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