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Pickpockets' Pants Tip Police Off To Their Motives

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 6:03am

The two men in Britain got the attention of police after they were spotted with their pants taped at their ankles. Police concluded they were dropping stolen items down their pants.

40 Years Later, 'Mean' Joe Greene And Coca-Cola Kid Reunite

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 5:33am

In the iconic Super Bowl ad from 1979, a nine-year-old fan shared his Coca-Cola with Pittsburgh Steelers star "Mean" Joe Greene. After Greene drinks the bottle of Coke, he tosses the kid his jersey.

ABC's Bob Woodruff: The Unexpected Life

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:24am

The ABC News correspondent was almost killed in Iraq ten years ago. His recovery and return to network journalism beat all the odds.

Should The U.S. Be Concerned About The Zika Virus?

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:10am

The World Health Organization meets next week to determine if the Zika virus is an international health emergency. That's after officials said the virus is spreading explosively in the Americas. Renee Montagne talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci (FOW-chee) head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Iowa Voters In Correctionville Think The Country Needs Some Correcting

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:10am

The Iowa caucuses are three days away. Some voters in the rural and largely conservative part of Western Iowa are struggling between the pull of their choice candidate and who they think is likely to win. David Greene talks to a small group of voters in Correctionville about their concerns — which include protecting the nation and gun rights.

In Jacksonville, Voters Feel A Loss Of Control Over The Presidential Election Process

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:10am

Member stations around the country have been helping answer a question about the election: Why are American voters anxious? Melissa Ross, host of the call-in show "First Coast Connect" on WJCT in Jacksonville, Florida, tells Steve Inskeep what she has heard from listeners this week.

Is Zica Virus Responsible For A Rise In Cases Of Microcephaly?

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:10am

Brazil is the epicenter of a crisis where thousands of children have been born with brain damage and the suspected cause is the Zica virus.

As Iowa Caucuses Near, Clinton Email Probe Persists

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:10am

The State Department faces another deadline to publish emails from her time as secretary of State. The FBI continues to investigate her use of a personal server while at the State Department.

Bernie Sanders Has A Lot Riding On Iowa's Caucuses

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:10am

If Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders wins the Iowa caucuses, he'll gain momentum that could transform the Democratic race for president. If Hillary Clinton wins, her once seemingly inevitable campaign could start seeming inevitable again.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter On Issues Facing The Military

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:10am

The U.S. military is facing big challenges in places like Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria. Steve Inskeep went to the Pentagon to talks to Defense Secretary Ash Carter about several issues.

What Are Nevada Voters Anxious About? Trump, According To Radio Listeners

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:10am

Why are so many voters anxious and angry? Carrie Kaufman, host of the daily call-in show "State of Nevada" on member station KNPR talks to Steve Inskeep about the answers she heard from some of her listeners.

Trump Counter-Programs GOP Debate; Raises Millions For Veterans

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:10am

Donald Trump pulled out of the last Republican debate before the Iowa caucuses, choosing instead to counter-program with a fundraiser for veterans. Trump took the stage 15 minutes after the debate began — clearly looking to steal the audience away from Fox News. It was his feud with one of the moderators, Megyn Kelly, that caused him to skip the event and schedule his own.

Trump's Absence Was A Big Presence At The GOP Debate In Iowa

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:10am

The final Republican debate before the Iowa caucuses took place without the national front-runner, Donald Trump — but his presence was still felt in the room. Sen. Ted Cruz, who was leading in the polls in Iowa until Trump subjected him to a barrage of attacks, is hoping Trumps decision to boycott the debate turns out to be a big mistake.

Doctors See 'Profound Abnormalities' In Zika-Linked Microcephaly Cases

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:10am

An investigation into the link between the virus and the brain-damaged babies born in Brazil to infected moms is finding signs of a different type of microcephaly.

Defense Secretary Carter: 'We Need To Accelerate The Defeat Of ISIL'

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:10am

Ash Carter says he's hoping this year to drive the Islamic State out of the two largest and most important cities in its self-proclaimed caliphate, Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq.

How Do Voters Really Feel This Election? We Asked

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:00am

Angry. Anxious. Hopeful. These are some of the responses we received from social media and public radio stations around the country.

The Fragile Peace Of An Iraqi City Once Run By ISIS

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 3:59am

ISIS has been driven out of Tikrit and most residents have returned. But armed Shiite groups are becoming entrenched in the Sunni city, an arrangement that's led to trouble elsewhere in Iraq.

Amid A Lost Love, A Son And Father Finally Speak The Secret Between Them

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 3:55am

It was a love long hidden, and cut short all too soon. But it was only around the time Andy Goodling's boyfriend died that he was finally ready to tell his father: "Bryan was my everything."

FBI Releases Aerial Surveillance Video Of Refuge Occupier's Death

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 3:05am

The FBI said the video shows 54-year-old Robert "LaVoy" Finicum reaching for a handgun as police approach him. Finicum was shot and killed by Oregon State Police troopers.

Fan's Tattoo Is A Reminder Of Patriots' Loss

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 6:24am

Burke O'Connell got a tattoo celebrating the New England Patriots as Super Bowl 50 champs. Soon after he got the tattoo, the Patriots lost a playoff game and will not even play in the big game.

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