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Self-Imposed GOP Deadline Looms To Vote On Health Care Bill

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 6:46am

Senate Republicans aim to vote on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act by July 4. To find out how things are going, Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Leonard Lance of New Jersey.

Groom Gets Arrested For Assault At Wedding Reception

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 5:52am

Police in Rhode Island say an argument with family members escalated to include restaurant staff. The groom pleaded no contest to the charges.

Family In A 'Haunted House' Needs Another Nanny

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 5:42am

The family says when they bought the house they were told it was haunted. Five nannies have left their job in the last year citing broken windows, strange noises and other haunted stuff.

Republican Handel Hopes To Win Traditionally GOP House Seat

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:05am

Voters in Georgia's sixth congressional district vote in a special election on Tuesday to replace Tom Price, who is now Health and Human Services Secretary. Handel was secretary of state in Georgia.

History Of Our Time: How Americans View Islam

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:05am

Shadi Hamid, author Islamic Exceptionalism, argues that many Muslims support a religious-dominated government, but that doesn't equal violence. Steve Inskeep talks to Hamid about Islam and democracy.

Morning News Brief

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:05am

The story of a young American student detained in North Korea has come to a tragic end — Otto Wermbier has died. And, Russia says it will target U.S. planes if they fly over certain parts of Syria. That after the U.S. shot down a Syrian warplane over the weekend.

Hidden Brain: Terror Attacks

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:05am

Research shows people are more likely to label an attack as terrorism if the perpetrator is Muslim. Terrorist attacks committed by Muslims receive more coverage than those not committed by Muslims.

6 Members Of The Presidential Advisory Council On HIV/Aids Resign

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:05am

Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Michelle Ogle of the Warren-Vance Community Health Center in Henderson, N.C., about why she chose to resign from the advisory council. Five others also left the panel.

Georgia Congressional District Holds Closely Watched Special Election

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:05am

It's Election Day in Georgia's sixth district to fill the congressional seat formerly held by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Rachel Martin talks to Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff.

Russia To Target U.S. Aircraft Flying Over Syrian Government Airspace

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:05am

Rachel Martin talks with Daniel Fried, a former senior career diplomat of the United States, about the rising tensions between Russia and the U.S. over Syria.

Sherman Alexie's New Book Is An Emotional Memoir About His Mother

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:05am

Sherman Alexie has often turned to his childhood on the Spokane Indian Reservation for inspiration. Now, he looks at the life of his mother in a memoir called You Don't Have to Say You Love Me.

Otto Warmbier, American Recently Released By North Korea, Dies At 22

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:05am

American Otto Warmbier, who was detained in North Korea, died on Monday. Steve Inskeep talks to Anna Fifield, a reporter for "The Washington Post" who covers North Korea from Tokyo.

Sen. Bernie Sanders On GOP Efforts To Replace Obamacare

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:05am

On the Senate floor, Democrats railed against secretive effort by Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Rachel Martin talks to Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is on the Senate Health Committee.

Study Finds Yoga Can Help Back Pain, But Keep It Gentle, With These Poses

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:00am

A new study finds that a yoga class designed specifically for lower back pain can be as effective as physical therapy in easing pain. The class and teacher manuals are available on-line, for free.

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When Sleeping In The Car Is The Price Of A Doctor Visit

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:00am

The Remote Area Medical charity holds dozens of free health clinics each year. Low-income patients waited in their cars and on blankets for the clinic to open one recent Saturday morning.

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How To Deal With North Korea? Some Options Are Worse Than Others

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 6:36am

Rachel Martin talks to Mark Bowden, national correspondent for The Atlantic, about how to deal with the nuclear threat from North Korea. Bowden says the U.S. has four broad strategic options.

Vehicle Veers Into People Leaving Ramadan Services In North London

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 6:35am

One Person is in custody. David Greene talks to Vikram Dodd, crime reporter for The Guardian. He was last on Morning Edition following the terror attack in Manchester, England, last month.

Survey Asked: Where Does Chocolate Milk Come From?

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 5:52am

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy says 7 percent of American adults believe chocolate milk comes from brown cows. The study is meant to demonstrate how disconnected we are from our food.

Slot Machine Winner Sues Over Machine Malfunction

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 5:46am

The Resorts Casino in New York City told Katrina Bookman that she did not win $43 million because of a machine malfunction. The state gaming commission backed up the casino. Now she's suing.

Police In London Investigate Attack On Pedestrians As Terrorism

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 4:59am

David Greene talks to Omer El-Hamdoon, president of the Muslim Association of Britain about the attack on pedestrians outside a mosque in north London early Monday.

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