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Give Chickpeas A Chance: Why Hummus Unites, And Divides, The Mideast

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 3:51am

Nothing is simple in Mideast relations. Not even hummus. Lebanon, Israel and Palestinians are entangled over who owns the dish. Not even the title of world's largest hummus platter settled the matter.

Wellness Programs Take Aim At Workplace Stress

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 3:48am

A recent poll shows stress tops the list for people concerned about the impact of their job on their health. Workplace wellness programs often address stress, but many employees don't sign up.

Cardiac Rehab Saves Lives. So Why Don't More Heart Patients Sign Up?

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 3:21am

Research shows exercise-based cardiac rehab programs help heart patients heal faster and live longer. But fewer than a third take part. Time and cost are the main barriers, doctors and patients say.

Breaking Down Trump's VP Announcement, On A Difficult Day

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:41am

Donald Trump ended weeks of speculation Friday by announcing his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. The announcement wasn't simple, though, coming in the wake of the mass killing in Nice, France.

Donald Trump Announces His Vice Presidential Pick: Mike Pence

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:34am

Though Trump called off his news conference announcing his running mate, nevertheless he made his announcement right on time — on Twitter. In the tweet, Trump said his choice is the Indiana governor.

A Glimpse Of The Mood In France, The Day After Bastille Day Attack

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 9:20am

NPR's Renee Montagne speaks with Regis Le Sommier, the deputy editor-in-chief of the weekly French magazine Paris Match, about French national security in the wake of another apparent attack.

After Bastille Day Rampage, Investigators Turn Up Details On Attacker

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 9:17am

At least 84 people have been killed in the French city of Nice after a truck plowed into a crowd there. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston explains the latest on the investigation into that attack.

Crowd In Nice Was Watching Fireworks When A Truck Driver Attacked

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 6:57am

Steve Inskeep talks to Imad Dafaaoui, a Moroccan university student, who was among those celebrating France's Independence Day in Nice Thursday night.

French Authorities Probe Motive For Nice Attack

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 6:57am

France's president has called the incident a terrorist attack. Renee Montagne talks to Harold Hyman, a journalist specializing in geopolitics and radicalization.

Mood Of Celebration Turned To Horror In France

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 6:42am

Crowds were celebrating France's Independence Day in the seaside city of Nice, when a speeding truck plowed into the festivities. Time magazine reporter Vivienne Walt says the crowd was dazed.

New York City Council Votes To Give Landmark Status To Pepsi Sign

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 6:04am

The council majority leader says the giant neon Pepsi-Cola sign in the borough of Queens is not an ad, but "a staggering piece of pop art."

Word Play: N.Y. Airport Sign Spelled Wrong; Puzzle No No

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 5:57am

Officials finally took down the Syracuse Airport sign that was spelled Sryacuse. At a German museum, an elderly visitor began filling in a crossword puzzle that was really an avant-garde work of art.

French President Hollande Calls Nice Tragedy A Terrorist Attack

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 5:31am

Thursday's attack in Nice has many similarities to terrorist attacks that have struck France over the past year. Steve Inskeep talks to Harold Byman, national security journalist for France's BFM-TV.

In Nice Attack, People Were Diving For Their Lives

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 5:28am

Renee Montagne reports on Eric Drattell, who is an American living in London. He is in Nice on vacation with his wife. They were having dinner when they heard screaming.

Ex-GOP Operative Reveals Sexual Advances Made By Fox News Chief Ailes

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 4:05am

Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes is fighting a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by former anchor Gretchen Carlson. Since the suit was filed, other women have stepped forward. We have Kellie Boyle's story.

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Apologizes For Trump Comments

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 4:05am

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has expanded on her statement apologizing for her critical comments about Donald Trump. In an interview with NPR, Ginsburg sought to put the controversy behind her.

French President Hollande Calls Nice Tragedy A Terrorist Attack

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 4:05am

The Nice attack bears many similarities to terrorist attacks that have struck France over the past year. Steve Inskeep talks to Harold Hyman, national security journalist for France's BFM-TV.

Political World Lingers In Suspense After Trump Delays VP Announcement

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 4:05am

Donald Trump delayed his long-awaited announcement of who will be his running mate. A campaign source tells NPR it will be Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

Truck Rams Bastille Day Crowd In Nice, France

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 4:05am

A large white truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice. At least 84 people were killed.

'Ghostbusters' Review: Reboot Has Winks To The '80's Franchise

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 4:05am

Renee Montagne talks to Rebecca Keegan of the "Los Angeles Times" about the new "Ghostbusters" movie. A generation later, much has changed — this time it's an all-female cast.

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