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House Speaker Paul Ryan On Why He Wants To Customize Welfare Benefits

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan talks to Steve Inskeep about his ideas to reshape the countries policies to address poverty in America.

Latest Shooting Of Police Officers Cast A Shadow On GOP Convention

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

As the Republican convention kicks off in Cleveland, the news from Baton Rouge has cast a shadow. Scott Detrow talks to Leslie Rutledge, who is attorney general in Arkansas.

Baton Rouge Rocked By Shooting Deaths Of 3 Police Officers

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

In Louisiana, the city of Baton Rouge is mourning three police officers who were shot and killed Sunday morning. The shooting comes after days of protests and unrest in response to video of police shooting and killing Alton Sterling.

Politics In The News: GOP Convention; Baton Rouge Police Killings

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

As the Republican Convention kicks off, columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Tucker Carlson of The Daily Caller examine the political impact of the attack on police officers in Baton Rouge, La.

GOP Gonvention To Address Protecting The U.S.

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

As the Republican convention kicks off in Cleveland, "Morning Edition" examines how the killings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, impact discussion of guns and national security.

Turkey's President Cracks Down After Failed Coup

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could use the coup attempt against him to purge government institutions, including the military and the judiciary. Critics say he has already accumulated too much power.

International AIDS Conference Returns To Durban, South Africa.

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

When the conference was held there in 2000, HIV was terrifying. It was spreading rapidly and an infection was viewed as a death sentence. Now, conference attendees celebrate a sea change around HIV.

Islamic Scholar In Pennsylvania Denies He's Behind Failed Coup In Turkey

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

Turkey's president insists an aging Islamic scholar exiled in Pennsylvania was behind the coup attempt in Turkey. Fethullah Gulen has a large following in Turkey and among Turks around the world.

Jihadi Recruiters Find Success In French City Of Nice

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

In France, most people in Nice know that their city is a hotbed of jihadism. More than 100 people have left Nice — the most of any city in France — to fight with Isis in Syria and Iraq.

National Security Events Overshadow Republican Convention

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

As the Republican convention gets ready to kicks off, Morning Edition is in Cleveland. Steve Inskeep and Scott Detrow talks to Roger Villere, chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party.

Turkey Cracks Down On Military Elements After Coup Attempt

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

The failed coup opened divisions between those who support the current leadership and those who worry they are using the failed takeover to purge the judiciary and the army and amass even more power.

Baton Rouge Is Shattered Again By Deadly Gunshots

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

Three police officers were killed and 3 injured in a shooting in Baton Rouge Sunday. This comes after days of protests in the city in response to video of police shooting and killing Alton Sterling.

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.

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