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After Weekend Blast, Another Bomb Discovered In New York City Region

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 4:07am

A bomb exploded Saturday in lower Manhattan, injuring 29 people. Gov. Cuomo directed 1,000 state troopers and the National Guard to help patrol. On Monday, a device was found in Elizabeth, N.J.

Bill Clinton: 'It's Hard' To Think About Leaving Foundation

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 4:00am

The former president talks to NPR about the prospect of stepping away from the Clinton Foundation if his wife is elected — and why even false accusations of impropriety can stick.

Springfield, Ohio: A Shrinking City Faces A Tough Economic Future

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 3:59am

As it transitions away from manufacturing, Springfield relies more on lower-paying service jobs. For many, a middle-class life is out of reach. But some see signs of hope for the local economy.

Juggernauts Repeat At 2016 Emmys, But Fresh Faces Get Their Due

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 6:40pm

Game of Thrones, Veep and The People v. O.J. Simpson won for best drama, comedy and limited series — but some new names made splashes, too. NPR's pop culture crew live-tweeted the night's festivities.

Dinosaur Saved From Extinction In Boston Suburb

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 6:07am

For generations, an orange dinosaur has stood over the miniature golf course in Saugus. The complex is closing and a housing development is planned. The new project plans to keep the dinosaur.

After 100 Years, Yisrael Kristal Will Finally Get His Bar Mitzvah

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 5:18am

Yisrael Kristal, the world's oldest man, was never bar mitzvahed. He was living in Poland when he turned 13. His coming-of-age ceremony was called off because of World War One.

Movie Review: Oliver Stone's 'Snowden'

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 4:01am

There has already been a high-profile documentary about Edward Snowden. Now comes a drama from a filmmaker known for dramatizing the Vietnam war and the Kennedy assassination.

VP Pick Tim Caine's Stand On Abortion Is At Odds With Catholic Teachings

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 4:01am

Senator Tim Kaine says his Catholic faith informs how he lives and the rules he follows. But, he tells Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep that he does not believe that his job as a public official is to make others follow the church's teachings. For instance: on abortion.

Clinton Jumps On Trump Comments Over Where Obama Was Born

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 4:01am

Donald Trump refused to say President Obama was born in the U.S. during an interview with The Washington Post on Thursday, though his campaign insisted later that he believes that to be true.

Community-Led Sanitation Tasked With Ending Open Defecation

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 4:01am

In developing countries, open defecation is a major cause of diarrheal diseases, child mortality and even sexual assault against girls and women exposed while relieving themselves outside. We examine an unconventional approach to try to end the practice.

Unlike Duma Elections 5 Years Ago, Russian Opposition Is Expected To Be Muted

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 4:01am

On Sunday, Russian voters will choose members of a new Duma, the lower house of parliament. Tens of thousands of people turned out to protest the results of the last such election in 2011, after wide-spread accusations of vote fraud. Now those protesters say they are too disheartened to vote, and too afraid to protest.

How Risk Affects The Way People Think About Their Health

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 4:01am

Researchers found that by telling people the risk of HIV is lower than they previously thought, they can get people to behave in safer ways. Paradoxically, when people think their risk is very high, they can sometimes act less responsibly.

Immigration Views Were Shaped By Time Abroad, Sen. Tim Kaine Says

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 4:01am

Kaine, Hillary Clinton's vice presidential pick, tells Steve Inskeep that his experience living in Honduras as a young man has informed his immigration beliefs. He says many are fleeing violence.

Syrian Refugee Gets Free Dental Care From A Dentist Who Also Was A Refugee

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 4:01am

The blind father of a Syrian refugee family in New Jersey gets free dental work from a dentist who knows what it's like to be lost and overwhelmed. Twenty years ago she fled the war in Bosnia.

Wells Fargo Scrutinized For Executive's Retirement Package

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 4:01am

The executive oversaw the employees who opened as many as 2 million fake accounts to boost sales figures. David Greene talks to Alan Sklover, an attorney who brokers retirement deals for executives.

Outgoing NYPD Commissioner Bratton Attends Final Crime Stat Meeting

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 4:01am

One of the nation's most influential police chiefs steps down from his post on Friday. William Bratton is retiring from the NYPD. On Thursday, he participated in one final crime stat meeting.

Why Middlemen Are Taking Over The Global Economy

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 4:01am

The internet was supposed to get rid of middlemen. Sellers on Amazon find their products being resold on eBay without permission for a markup, with middlemen capitalizing on the efficiency of online shopping to make an extra buck.

Kaine: Some Trump Voters Are 'Motivated By Dark Emotions'

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 4:00am

The Democratic vice presidential nominee said many Trump backers have "transitional anxiety" over societal and economic changes, but over time "you realize...these demographic changes aren't bad."

Hari Kondabolu Says His Mom Is Hilarious - And Not Because Of Her Accent

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 3:39am

The immigrants rights organizer turned comedian won't impersonate his parents' Indian accents. For many people, he says, "immigrants are funny voices," and he's not interested in playing into that.

A Piece Of The Past, A Price In The Present: Paying For The Erie Canal

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 3:39am

The Erie Canal was once one of the country's most important trade routes. Some are questioning whether this historical relic is still worth the tens of millions of dollars needed to maintain it.

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