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ISIS Takes Credit For Beirut Suicide Bombings; At Least 43 Killed

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 4:14am

Two suicide bombers set off explosions within minutes of each other Thursday in southern Beirut. Steve Inskeep talks to Nour Sahama, managing editor of the Beirut newspaper Al Akhbar English.

U.S. Missiles Boost Rebels Stand Against Syrian Regime

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 4:14am

As Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Vienna for talks on the Syrian civil war, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia are countering Russia's entry into the conflict by supplying more TOW missiles to rebels.

As Asylum Seekers Swap Prison Beds For Ankle Bracelets, Same Firm Profits

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 3:56am

A court ordered the release of women and children held in immigrant detention centers in favor of electronic monitoring. The GEO Group operates both. Advocates say that's a conflict of interest.

Indie Filmmaker Brings Story Of Chile's '33' Miners To The Big Screen

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 3:55am

Before making the film, Patricia Riggen met with the real miners and heard their stories. She says she aimed to "portray the heart of these guys and what they went through emotionally."

Ishqr Helps Muslim Millenials Find Love, Parents Not Included

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 3:55am

This new dating app wants to help Muslim millennials meet friends, dates, and spouses.

Conversations Turn Into Monologues As Alzheimer's Robs Family Of Memories

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 3:40am

Teresa Valko's family has been battling Alzheimer's disease for generations. She remembers when her mother's memory faded: "I've essentially lost my mother, although she's still living," Valko says.

Rolls-Royce Recalls 1 Car Over Airbag Issue

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 6:45am

When we hear of automobiles being recalled, we generally hear of a high number getting called back. This recall notice is different: Exactly one Rolls-Royce Ghost was found to have an airbag problem.

Email Proclaims Work Week To Be Free Of Email

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 6:34am

An Italian textile company hopes the week of no emails will help employees rediscover the pleasure of actual face-to-face interaction. The company's announcement was made by email.

Can E-Commerce Pump Up China's Economy?

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 4:13am

As coal mines close and apartment blocks sit empty, China's old industrial sector continues to decline. One of the economy's few bright spots is the rapid expansion of e-commerce, but is it enough to halt the overall slide in China's growth?

Can Life Insurance Affect The Propensity To Commit Suicide?

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 4:13am

Economists have long talked about a phenomenon known as moral hazard. When you protect people against risk you prevent bad things from happening. But something curious happens: Some people start to take more risks because they now feel safer.

School-House Police Need New Tactics, Association Says

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 4:13am

The role of police in schools has come under new scrutiny following a viral video that shows an officer throwing a student to the floor in a South Carolina classroom. Linda Wertheimer talks to Don Bridges, vice president of the National Association of School Resource Officers, which offers training to school-house police.

Carson Campaign Looks To Attract Black Voters In GOP Primaries

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 4:13am

Ben Carson still polls high in the wide field of Republican presidential candidates. But fellow African-Americans traditionally fall in the Democratic column. Linda Wertheimer talks to Republican strategist Ron Christie about Carson's plan to attract black voters in Republican primaries.

Egyptian Souvenir Shop Struggles To Stay Open During Air Crash Probe

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 4:13am

Egypt says its already weak tourism industry will take big hits if the crash of a Russian jet there scares off Russian visitors. And one Egyptian talks about trying to make it in the tourism business.

Kurdkish Forces Begin Military Operation To Retake Sinjar From ISIS

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 4:13am

Thousands of Kurdish Peshmerga forces with U.S. air support launched an offensive on the eastern Iraqi city of Sinjar, now held by ISIS, in an attempt to retake the city. Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Gordon, a reporter with "The New York Times," who is with the troops.

Soldier Who Tackled Suicide Bomber To Receive Medal Of Honor

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 4:13am

President Obama awards the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military decoration, to former Army Capt. Florent Groberg on Thursday. Groberg and his fellow soldiers describe the lightning-quick action in Afghanistan in which Groberg tackled a suicide bomber and saved the lives of many men on his patrol.

NPR Amazon Reporting Team Tries To Offset Its Carbon Footprint

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 4:13am

When we drive, fly orwalk, we contribute to carbon emissions that cause global warming. One solution often cited is to pay to heal the harm by underwriting the cost of planting a tree.

Thousands Of Afghan Demonstrators Demand Justice For Dead Shiites

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 4:13am

Thousands took to the streets after the killing of 7 members of a Shiite minority group. Protesters blamed the deaths on Islamist militants. Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Sune Engel Rasmussen.

Democrats Clinton And Sanders Use Postcards To Organize Support In Iowa

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 4:13am

The ground game. It's how elections are won and for all the high-tech tools campaigns use every day, many votes are still secured the old fashioned way: door to door, person to person.

Racial Tension Still Envelops Missouri University's Columbia Campus

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 4:13am

Linda Wertheimer talks to journalism professor Earnest Perry about the racial tensions at the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, even after the president and chancellor resigned.

New Album Of Previously Unheard Jeff Buckley Recordings To Be Released

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 4:02am

The album You and I, due in March, is made up of songs recorded in Buckley's very first studio sessions after signing to Columbia Records, and displays the singer's wide range of influences.




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