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High Schools In Texas Spend Big Bucks On Football Stadiums

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 6:17am

The Allen High School Eagles' stadium cost $60 million. Not to be outdone, a rival school district in McKinney is about to build a stadium costing $70 million.

Scientists Attribute Diego With Giving His Species A Future

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 6:07am

The tortoise is more than 100 years old and lives in the Galapagos Islands. Diego's species was almost extinct until scientists say he got busy. He now has 800 offspring.

NPR Podcast 'How I Built This': Instagram

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

David Greene talks to Guy Raz — host of the new NPR podcast "How I Built This" — about how the founders of the photo-sharing app Instagram got their business off the ground.

In Germany, Far-Right Party Strikes A Blow To Merkel's Ruling Party

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

Chancellor Angela Merkel's political party suffered a historic defeat in state elections in Berlin on Sunday — the second time in as many weeks where voters have lashed out against her.

This Week In Politics

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

With the first presidential debate just a week away, Steve Inskeep talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who is also editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller.

Parents May Be Giving Their Children Too Much Medication, Study Finds

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

The biggest mistake parents make is over dosing. Part of the problem is the spoons and measuring cups the parents use are not accurate, and researchers suggest using a syringe instead.

Voters Are Being Deluged With 'Designed Clamor,' Bill Clinton Says

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

Former President Bill Clinton is in the public eye more than any other past U.S. president. Clinton talks to Steve Inskeep about his wife's presidential campaign.

Police In New York Follow Leads In Saturday's Bomb Blast In Chelsea

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

Police have yet to find any links to international terrorism, as they zero in on a man they believe is a "person of interest."

Museum In France Closes; Auctions Off Tanks

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

After suffering a lack of visitors since the terrorist attacks in Paris, the Normandy Tank Museum is closing. Dozens of historic armored vehicles have been auctioned off.

'Planet Money' Team Heads To Kansas To Get Into The Oil Business

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

NPR's Planet Money team embarks on a quest to buy, transport and refine crude oil. We'll meet all the people who make our gasoline possible.

Pentagon Investigates Airstrike That May Have Hit Syrian Soldiers

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

The attack on Saturday in eastern Syria, which had been targeting Islamic State militants, hit Syrian soldiers instead, according to the Russian military.

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.

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