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U.S. Navy Fires At Yemeni Radar Sites After Navy Destroyer Was Targeted

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 5:07am

A U.S. official says the Navy has destroyed three radar locations in Yemen after missiles were fired at a U.S. destroyer off the Yemeni coast.

Colombia To Begin Peace Talks With Country's 2nd Largest Rebel Group ELN

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:07am

Just days after Colombian voters rejected a peace plan with FARC rebels, Colombia's president is forging ahead with another group. The National Liberation Army, or ELN, is a smaller group than FARC.

Lawsuit Aims To Change How Alabama's Appeals Court Judges Are Elected

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:07am

Civil rights activists say the process violates the Voting Rights Act. Renee Montagne talks to Vanzetta McPherson, a retired federal magistrate judge, about how the imbalance impacts the community.

Research Explores The Effects Of Trade And Economic Disruption

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:07am

Economic disruption has been a big part of the political conversation. Free trade might be a net benefit to the U.S., but there are large areas of the country that bear the brunt of negative effects.

John Sumpf's 34-Year Tenure Ends At Wells Fargo Amid Banking Scandal

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:07am

Wells Fargo Chairman and CEO John Stumpf has stepped down, a month after the bank's sales scandal broke. Stumpf drew fire for overly aggressive sales tactics. President Timothy Sloan replaces him.

2 Women Accuse Donald Trump Of Inappropriate Touching

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:07am

The New York Times reports 2 women say Trump groped them in separate incidents years ago. The campaign denies the events took place. Steve Inskeep talks to Megan Twohey, a reporter with The Tmes.

'Carl From Nashville' Dials In His Complaints To A Political Talk Show

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:07am

As part of our "Nation Engaged" project, we're asking what does it mean to be an American? For one answer, we meet a prolific political talk show caller known widely as "Carl from Nashville."

Iraqi Efforts To Take Mosul From ISIS Could Trigger Humanitarian Crisis

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:07am

Iraqi forces are gearing up to try to retake the city of Mosul in Northern Iraq from ISIS. Renee Montagne talks to Thomas Weiss of the International Organization for Migration.

Thailand's King, World's Longest Reigning Monarch, Dies At 88

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:07am

Bhumipol Adulyadej had been in poor health for most of the past decade. For most Thais, he was the only king many of them have known. Bhumipol was born in Cambridge, Mass.

Former Indiana Senator Evan Bayh Is Criticized For Being A Washington Insider

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:07am

Former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh's double-digit lead in a Senate race has shrunk after weathering criticism for making a home in Washington, D.C., instead of Indiana during his years after the Senate.

Man Arrested In German Bomb Plot Commits Suicide In Jail

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:07am

The Syrian refugee who German authorities accuse of planning an attack on a Berlin airport has committed suicide. German politicians say they are stunned that someone on suicide watch was left alone.

Pakistan Delays 2010 Death Row Blasphemy Appeal

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:07am

Pakistan's Supreme Court has delayed hearing the blasphemy case of a woman sentenced to death in 2010 for insulting the prophet Muhammad. Liberal activists are calling for her release.

Voters Are Not As Diverse As People Who Live In America, Data Show

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:07am

This week we're exploring the question: What does it mean to be an American? The country is at a demographic inflection point this election year. The country is changing — it's getting browner.

Magpie Swoops Down On Newlyweds In Australia

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 6:30am

Australian photographer Karen Parr posted wedding photos. She was taking shots of a happy couple on a bridge when they were repeatedly dive-bombed by a magpie.

Bernie Sanders' Brother Seeks Seat In British Parliament

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 5:49am

Larry Sanders is running for former Prime Minister David Cameron's old seat in the British Parliament. In a video to voters, Bernie says his brother would do a great job.

Thousands Of Haitians Trying To Get Into The U.S. Are Stuck In Tijuana

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:10am

Under new U.S. policy, Haitians seeking humanitarian parole at the U.S.-Mexico border are being detained and deported. Activists urge U.S. authorities to let them stay after Haiti's hurricane damage.

How The Presidential Contest Is Affecting Illinois' Senate Race

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:10am

Clashes between Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump are distracting. Steve Inskeep talks to Ill. Rep. Tammy Duckworth about what she's doing to gain votes in a tight Senate race with incumbent Mark Kirk.

Episode Of 'The Simpsons' Predicted Holstrom's Nobel Win

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:10am

In 2010, a character on The Simpsons predicted that MIT Professor Bengt Holmstrom would win a Nobel Prize. Four of the show's cartoon children had a betting pool for the various Nobel Prizes.

Nobel Prize Winners Demonstrate Importance Of Contracts

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:10am

Two economists who figured out the underlying patterns to make better contracts won this year's Nobel Prize in economics. Steve Inskeep talks to Bengt Holmstrom of MIT, who was one of the winners.

Conservative Female Voters Disagree On Trump Tape Fallout

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:10am

Following a tape of Donald Trump making vulgar comments about women, some female voters struggle to support him. Steve Inskeep talks to Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List.




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