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In The Oil Business, Why Timing Is Everything

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:09am

NPR's "Planet Money" team embarked on a quest to buy, transport and refine crude oil. The team learns that you have to be as savvy as possible because oil prices go up — and down.

Clinton Prepares For 'Difficult, Challenging' Debate With Trump

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:09am

The stakes are high for both candidates in the first presidential debate next Monday. We start today with a look at what Hillary Clinton needs to accomplish. Tomorrow, Donald Trump.

DOJ Unseals Criminal Complaint Against Ahmad Khan Rahami

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:09am

Investigators say the suspect may have been motivated by a hatred for U.S. foreign policy. In a handwritten journal, investigators say he lauded terrorists who have attacked the U.S. in the past.

NATO's Evolving Issues Now Focus On Syria's War And Refugee Crisis

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:09am

The alliance's most recent challenges involve the war in Syria and containing the refugee crisis. David Greene talks to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about Syria and the future of the NATO.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Tells Wells Fargo CEO That He Should Resign

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:09am

Wells Fargo appropriated customers' information to create millions of bogus accounts. Sen. Warren told Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf that he should resign and be criminally investigated.

After Bombings, Clinton And Trump Press Issue Of Homegrown Terrorism

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:09am

Steve Inskeep talks to Del Wilber of the Los Angeles Times about where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on homegrown terrorism, and how they would make America safer if they were president.

Political Money Trail: From Big Donors' Wallets To Field Operations

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:09am

The Hillary Victory Fund raises major contributions and distributes the cash to Democratic organizations up and down the line. We follow the money from George Soros to field canvassers in Virginia.

Family Disputes Claims Man Who Police Killed Was Armed

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:09am

At least a dozen police were injured during protests in Charlotte, N.C., following the shooting death by police of an African-American man Tuesday. Police say he was armed, his family says he was not.

Refugee Summit Held On Sidelines Of U.N. General Assembly Meeting

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:09am

In his farewell appearance at the U.N., Obama made an impassioned plea for rich countries to do more to aid refugees. Leading companies have come forward with ways they can help employ refugees.

Obama Delivers His Last Address To U.N. General Assembly

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 10:04am

President Obama is delivering his final speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. "Today a nation ringed by walls would only imprison itself," he says.

Bonjour! Place A Call To France Even If You Don't Know Anyone

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 6:18am

France copied a service first launched by Sweden. You call a number and are connected with a French volunteer. It's a way to learn more about France.

Bars In Belarus Urged To Sell Cow-Blood Snacks

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 6:08am

A bar owner got a letter demanding he sell hematogen snacks from a state health supplement company. The company's chief says citizens should eat his hematogen, not the lower quality stuff from Russia.

Wells Fargo CEO John Stempf To Appear Before Senate Banking Committee

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02am

The CEO of Wells Fargo testifies on Tuesday before the Senate Banking Committee. Earlier this month, regulators fined the bank after it was discovered employees created at least two million fake accounts. David Greene talks to Senator Sherrod Brown, chairman of the panel.

Clinton And Trump Poll Poorly With Voters Under 35, Research Shows

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02am

Hillary Clinton spoke Monday night in Philadelphia in an effort to appeal to millennials. A new poll finds that she has the support of 31 percent of likely voters under 35, Trump has 26 percent. Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic pollster Margie Omero and Republican analyst Kristen Soltis Anderson.

Vin Scully, 88, Will Retire Soon As LA Dodgers' Announcer

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02am

One of the greatest sports announcers of all times, Vin Scully, is set to retire after 67 years calling plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. David Greene reports.

Shaky Cease-Fire Ends In Syria With A Bang

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02am

Syria's government resumed air attacks, particularly on areas held by the opposition around Aleppo. Airstrikes hit an aid convoy. The government had given permission for the convoy to move.

Obama To Give His Final Speech To The U.N. General Assembly

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02am

President Obama on Tuesday gives his final speech to the U.N. General Assembly. Syria and the refugee crisis are high on the agenda.

Investigators Focus On Bombing Suspsect's Motivation, Inspiration

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02am

A key suspect in the weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey was cornered, wounded and then captured on Monday — he's still in the hospital and was charged overnight with attempting to kill police officers. Investigators are focused on his international travel and whether he was inspired by the Boston Marathon bombers.

Transportation Officials To Issue Rules For Self-Driving Vehicles

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02am

In an unprecedented move, federal safety regulators on Tuesday will issue guidelines for self-driving cars. That means the federal government will be in charge of oversight for the booming industry.

Republican Leaders In Iowa Show Full Support For Donald Trump

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02am

Many Republican officials in swing states have been wary of giving Donald Trump too much support. But that's not the case in Iowa where the entire GOP has lined up behind the controversial nominee.

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