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At Age 93, Ohio Golfer Finally Gets A Hole-In-One

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 5:16am

Ben Bender of Zanesville played golf most of his life, and at last decided it was his final round. That final round was when he hit his first hole-in-one.

Palestinians Reflect On Their Losses After Last Week's Deadly Protests

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 4:00am

A Palestinian surgeon failed to convince his brother to stay away from the Gaza border protests. Then in the operating room, he failed to save his wounded brother's life.

Texas Democrats Debate How To Win The 7th Congressional District Seat

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 4:00am

Two Democratic candidates in Texas who are facing off in the 7th congressional district's primary have very different views for how to flip the seat from Republican control.

Venezuela's President Wins Boycotted Elections Amid Fraud Charges

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 4:00am

Venezuela held a presidential election on Sunday as the country struggles with inflation and food shortages. Preliminary results indicate President Maduro has won a second term.

VA Says It's Trying To Improve Caregiver Program's Appeals Process

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 4:00am

The VA's caregiver program provides a stipend to family members of disabled vets to provide home health care. NPR revealed numerous VA centers were ejecting hundreds of people from the program.

Sessions Intervenes In Salvadoran Woman's Asylum Case

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 4:00am

Trump's administration is moving to limit who can get asylum in the U.S. Attorney General Sessions has intervened in a Carolina woman's case, questioning whether she and others deserve protection.

Morning News Brief

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 4:00am

Trump says he'll order an investigation into whether the FBI and the DOJ "infiltrated or surveilled" his campaign "for political purposes." And, a follow-up to the deadly school shooting in Texas.

Trump To Demand Review Of Surveillance Tactics In Russia Probe

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 4:00am

President Trump says he will demand that the Justice Department investigate whether his 2016 campaign was infiltrated by the DOJ or FBI for political purposes.

Alanis Morissette's 'Jagged Little Pill' Is Now A Musical

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 4:00am

Morissette's multi-million-selling breakout album has been transformed into a musical for the stage by its creator and Diane Paulus' American Repertory Theater at Harvard.

The Larger Costs Of The Explosion In Sports Gambling

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 4:00am

David Greene talks to Les Bernal, who heads the group Stop Predatory Gambling, about last week's Supreme Court decision that threw out a law that prevented most states from legalizing sports betting.

Cinderella Team: Vegas' NHL Team Reaches Stanley Cup Finals

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 4:00am

The Vegas Golden Knights, an expansion NHL team in its first season, beat all the odds and made it to the finals of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

U.S. Puts Trade War On Hold While Talking With China, Mnuchin Says

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 4:00am

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says the U.S. and China have agreed on a trade framework. Steve Inskeep talks to William Zarit, head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Beijing.

All Bets Are On Jade Bird

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 4:00am

The British-born artist developed a fondness for American country music in her teens. At just 20 years old, the NPR Music Slingshot artist's new single is starting to break big in the U.S.

(Image credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images )

Is Sleeping With Your Baby As Dangerous As Doctors Say?

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 4:00am

Many doctors in the U.S. say the practice puts an infant at risk of sleep-related death. A close look at the research reveals a different picture.

(Image credit: Fabio Consoli/for NPR)

School Shooting Reported Near Houston

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:24am

NPR's David Greene talks to Houston Public Media's Davis Land about reports of a gunman at a high school in Texas. The school was put on lockdown. A suspect is in custody, local media say.

Pro-Life Group Reacts To Restrictions For Clinics That Refer Patients For Abortions

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 9:48am

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, responds to news that the White House will revive a rule to bar groups that provide abortions from receiving federal funds.

Anti-Abortion-Rights Group Reacts To Restrictions On Clinics

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 9:48am

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony List, responds to news that the White House will revive a rule to bar groups that provide abortions from receiving federal funds.

Pakistan Still Struggles To Eradicate Polio

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 6:21am

Health workers have made some large strides against polio but getting to zero is elusive. There's violence against workers and anti-vaccination advocates use social media to frighten parents.

After Trump's NATO Criticism, Countries Spend More On Defense

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 6:16am

David Greene talks to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, who met with President Trump this week. Top on the agenda was defense spending, Iran and the war on terrorism.

World War I Artillery Shell Put Out With The Trash

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:51am

It's believed a landlord in London, Ontario, tossed the shell while he was cleaning up after recently evicted tenants. A neighbor who found the shell said, "Those idiots had that in their house."

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