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Truck Bomb In Somalia's Capital Kills And Injures Hundreds Of People

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:02am

The government's latest figures show more than 300 people were killed in Mogadishu in what is being described as one of the deadliest terrorist attacks in the country's history.

Iowa Tries To Prevent Health Insurance Premiums From Escalating

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep talks to Iowa's Health Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen about the state's stopgap measure that seeks to lower costs for tens of thousands of residents.

Puerto Rico Health Officials Worry About Contaminated Water Effects

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:02am

It's been nearly a month since Hurricane Maria ripped across Puerto Rico. Nearly a third of the island still lacks potable water which is raising health concerns.

Senate Leadership Fund Fights Attacks On Establishment Candidates

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:02am

Steve Bannon of Breitbart News will support GOP candidates who promise to vote against Senate leader Mitch McConnell. David Greene talks to Steven Law, president and CEO of the Senate Leadership Fund.

After Coalition Talks, Kurz Expected To Be Austria's Next Prime Minister

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:02am

No party won a majority but Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, 31, is poised to head the government following tough coalition government negotiations.

Catalan Leader Fails To Clarify Stand On Independence

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:02am

Rachel Martin talks to reporter Lucia Benavides about the separatist leader who was supposed to give a simple yes or no answer to the question "have you declared independence in Catalonia."

News Brief: GOP Relations, Iraqi Forces Launch Kirkuk Operation

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:02am

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Trump meet for lunch on Monday for a chance to work out their differences. And in Iraq, two key U.S. allies are fighting each other.

Mindfulness Apps Aim To Help People Disconnect From Stress

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:55am

Finding inner calm hard to come by? Some people use their device obsession to help them disconnect. The apps aren't a quick fix, therapists say, but might help you stick to a mindfulness practice.

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Floating Away Your Anxiety And Stress

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:55am

Americans' stress levels rose significantly over the past year, according to the American Psychological Association. A doctor tries float therapy to see if it can help him feel less stressed out.

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Cities Dream Of Landing Amazon's New HQ And They're Going To Great Lengths To Show It

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:54am

Retail giant Amazon is looking for a second home, and many cities are trying to land the HQ2 project. At stake are 50,000 jobs and a new economic anchor for the winner. It has led to a lot of stunts.

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Tom Hanks Is Obsessed With Typewriters (So He Wrote A Book About Them)

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:53am

The actor's new collection of short fiction — his debut book as an author — is called Uncommon Type, and each story has something to do with the machine close to his heart.

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Trump Announcement Expected To Detail New Approach To Iran Nuclear Deal

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 6:51am

If the Trump administration fails to certify Iran's compliance with the deal, what does that mean for the U.S. relationship with Iran? European allies are strongly opposed to unraveling the accord.

Trump Expected To Detail Tougher Line On Iran's Nuclear Program

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 6:49am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania about indications that President Trump won't re-certify the 2015 nuclear deal. Congress could re-impose sanctions.

End Of Health Care Subsidies To The Poor Is Another Blow To Obamacare

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 6:48am

President Trump is doing away with subsidies to health insurance companies that helped low-income Americans. David Greene talks to Dr. Zeke Emanuel, an architect of the Affordable Care Act.

TV Review: Jay Pharoah In 'White Famous'

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:07am

White Famous is a new Showtime comedy series premiering Sunday. It's a satire on Hollywood race relations based on the career of Jamie Foxx. It stars Jay Pharoah, who was on Saturday Night Live.

Equifax Help Site Manipulated By Hackers To Push Adware

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:07am

Equifax is taking a customer help Web page offline as the company investigates reports that the site directed people to download fraudulent Adobe Flash updates.

Follow Your Dreams, Except Maybe This One

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:07am

A man in Iowa led police on a chase after refusing to pull over for a traffic stop. He said he wanted to be chased because it was a goal on his "bucket list." Now he faces multiple charges.

Trump May Put Congress On The Hook Over Iran Deal

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:07am

If the president should declare that Iran is not in compliance with the nuclear deal, a 60-day countdown begins during which Congress can choose to reimpose sanctions — or choose not to.

Parts Of Sonoma County 'Looked Like Warzones'

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:07am

Wildfires continue to devastate northern California. As relief efforts continue, Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane speaks about the dangers in air quality and what's been damaged.

Family Freed After 5 Years Of Captivity In Afghanistan

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:07am

An American woman and her family were freed after being held by an extremist group in Afghanistan for five years. David Greene talks with journalist David Rohde, who was held by the same group.




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