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To Prevent Sexual Assault, Schools And Parents Start Lessons Early

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 3:48am

While most college students go through courses aimed at preventing campus sexual assault, advocates say it's too little, too late. Some are pushing for similar efforts as early as elementary school.

Vive Le Confort! For Corseted Courtiers, This Dress Was A French Revolution

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 3:45am

A really old French dress has sold for more than $150,000. The brocade gown is an exquisite example of the loose-fitting dresses that women — fed up with restrictive bodices — embraced in the 1700s.

Verizon's Metamorphosis: Can You See Me As A Tech Giant Now?

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 3:41am

Verizon has transformed from a child of the Bell monopoly to parent of tech legends AOL and Yahoo. It wants to play with Google and Facebook — but don't expect a full transformation just yet.

An Alabama Museum You Can Enjoy From The Driver's Seat

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 8:22pm

Artist Butch Anthony has created a drive-thru museum in Seale, Ala. On display is a collection of odd items, decorated and displayed inside shipping containers that vehicles drive between.

Hospital Bombing In Pakistan Follows Prominent Lawyer's Slaying

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 9:47am

The suicide bombing left over 60 people dead and dozens wounded. A lawyer had been gunned down, and his colleagues had gathered at the hospital to remember him, says Fahd Husain of Express News.

Delta Grounds All Its Airplanes After Power Outage

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 9:39am

Hundreds of flights were delayed or canceled after a power outage in Atlanta that affected the whole computer system. The airline hasn't said what caused the outage.

Missouri's Top Public Defender Enlists Governor To Lighten Caseload

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 6:00am

State law lets any member of the bar be appointed as a public defender. Gov. Jay Nixon was assigned a client, but Nixon's spokesman says you can't appoint an attorney without the attorney's consent.

Kanye West May Branch Out Into Furniture Design

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 5:25am

The rapper tells the BBC that he would like to design furniture. In fact, he has a specific notion: He wants to team up with IKEA. He'd like to design a minimalist set for college dorms.

In A Rare Speech, Japan's Emperor Hints At Abdicating

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 4:32am

Emperor Akihito said his age and poor health could make the performance of his duties impossible. But Japanese law doesn't allow for the emperor to step down.

Down In The Dumps, Rome Deals With A Garbage Crisis

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 4:06am

For years, Rome's trash collection has been handled by organized crime. After a purge of corrupt contracts, it is dealing with a garbage crisis. Steve Inskeep talks to reporter Barbie Latza Nadeau.

This Week In Politics

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 4:06am

After a week of turmoil for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, Steve Inskeep discusses the fallout with columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Republican analyst John Feehery.

Trump, Clinton To Deliver Economic Policy Speeches This Week

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 4:06am

Donald Trump will offer his ideas on Monday in Detroit. Hillary Clinton will give her speech on Thursday — also in Detroit.

U.S. Women Considered A Lock For The Team Gold Medal In Rio

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 4:06am

Simone Biles led the star-studded U.S. women's gymnastics team Sunday night in qualifiers at the Summer Olympic games. Biles and teammate Aly Raisman will advance to the all-around competition.

Turkey's President Raises The Possibility Of Restoring Death Penalty

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 4:06am

David Greene talks to Turkish journalist Mustafa Akyol about why Turks feared a military coup more than the president's increasing authoritarianism.

Trump Comment Gives Clinton A Campaign Slogan With Layered Meaning

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 4:06am

Hillary Clinton has struggled to find a message that resonated, but her motto "Stronger Together" found new meaning in recent weeks due to its contrast with Donald Trump's convention and message.

In Rio Olympics, Swimmers Katie Ledecky And Michael Phelps Win Gold

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 4:06am

Michael Phelps added to his Olympic record, winning a 19th gold medal on Sunday night, while American Katie Ledecky smashed her own world mark in the 400-meter freestyle at the Summer Games.

Alabama's Chief Justice Faces Removal From The Bench

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 4:06am

Chief Justice Roy Moore is accused of judicial ethics violations for ordering probate judges to ignore the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.

Food Manga: Where Culture, Conflict And Cooking All Collide

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 3:40am

In Japan, a country rich with visual storytelling, food has skyrocketed as a genre of manga — and the stories often depict a struggle for self-improvement.

When Pregnant Women Need Medicine, They Encounter A Void

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 3:34am

Women encounter a dilemma when they get pregnant: Should they continue taking medications that keep them healthy? That question can be scary, because drugs are rarely tested for safety in pregnancy.

In China, Some Schools Are Playing With More Creativity, Less Cramming

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 3:22am

Local governments are allowing schools to experiment with new teaching methods. Educators hope to develop self-motivated, critical thinkers.




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