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Senate Committee To Vote On Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 6:26am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, who has said he will vote against the nomination of judge Neil Gorsuch. Cardin, however, has not said if he will support the filibuster.

Mass. Man Accuses Dunkin' Donuts Of Using A Butter Substitute

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 6:04am

A court settlement has been reached. A Dunkin' Donut spokeswoman told the Boston Globe that their stores in Massachusetts do carry both butter and also a butter substitute vegetable spread.

Singer Bob Dylan Finally Gets His Nobel Prize

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 5:34am

Over the weekend, Bob Dylan turned up in Stockholm, where he was in town for a concert. In a ceremony he received his award. Afterward, an academy representative in Sweden called him "very nice."

Gonzaga, North Carolina To Meet Monday In Men's NCAA Basketball Final

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:55am

The men's NCAA college basketball championship will be decided Monday night. Gonzaga faces North Carolina — both earned tough wins in the national semifinals over the weekend.

Activists For Egyptian Political Prisoners Monitor Sisi's U.S. Visit

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:55am

As Egypt's president meets President Trump Monday, Egyptians in exile and in jail wonder if the U.S. cares about human rights. Activists don't want Trump to turn a blind eye to Egypt's political prisoners.

Will Russia Probes Affect Trump's Bargaining Position With World Leaders?

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:55am

As President Trump heads into a week of meetings with allies and rivals, Steve Inskeep talks to ex-Assistant Defense Secretary Mary Beth Long about how the investigations are affecting negotiations.

How Trump's Administration May Get Caught Up In Complicated Entanglements

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:55am

Steve Inskeep talks to Norman Eisen and Richard Painter, ethics lawyers for the Obama and George W. Bush presidencies, about financial disclosures that show Trump's administration is the richest ever.

Politics This Week: Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court Nomination

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:55am

The Senate is headed for a showdown this week. Republicans are looking to go home on recess following a victory after judge Neil Gorsuch is confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

'Fine Mess': You Can Learn A Lot About A Country By Its Taxes

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:55am

Steve Inskeep talks to journalist and author T.R. Reid, who traveled the world to look at the tax codes of other nations to see how the U.S. might learn from their experience.

Rescuers In Colombian Town Of Mocoa Search For Flood Survivors

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:55am

In Mocoa, Colombia, entire neighborhoods were wiped out over the weekend by flooding and landslides. Colombia's president says more than 200 people have been killed.

Examining The Investigations Into Russian Influence In The U.S. Election

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:55am

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn says he would be willing to testify in the Russia investigations, if he's granted immunity. Where do things stand with the House, Senate and FBI probes?

Immigration Dragnet Gains Support After Migrants Are Arrested For Crimes

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:55am

A double murder allegedly committed in San Antonio by an immigrant in the country illegally is gaining attention. President Trump has pointed to similar crimes as justification for more deportations.

Sen. John Thune Says He's Confident Gorsuch Will Win Confirmation

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:55am

Sen. Thune tells Rachel Martin that he hopes Judge Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed to the Supreme Court with the help of Democrats, and that the GOP won't need to change the rules to get him confirmed.

What Do Hanson And Madonna Have In Common? Hits Ideal For Saving A Life

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:26am

A New York City hospital has created a playlist of songs with the ideal tempo for CPR, although previous research suggests there is more to good chest compressions than just the right tempo.

(Image credit: Mike Prior/Redferns/Getty Images)

Some Wildlife Photographers Use Bait, But Is It Worth The Shot?

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:25am

Photos of an owl swooping in with wings wide, eyes glowing and talons outstretched might not really be because of chance. Photographers using mice to lure the owls have caused a fierce debate.

(Image credit: Derek Montgomery for MPR News)

Self-Driving Cars Raise Questions About Who Carries Insurance

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:23am

Currently, insurance rates are calculated based on drivers' claims histories and driving records. Driverless cars are expected to shift the liability toward carmakers. But it won't happen all at once.

(Image credit: Eric Risberg/AP)

'A Dream Come True' As Baseball Player Joins The Majors

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 5:53am

After years in the minor leagues, Brock Stassi joined the Phillies. His brother wrote: "My brother is a prime example to everyone : chase your dream, prove the doubters wrong, and GRIND!!!!!!!!!"

The Hardest Spelling Test Ever

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 5:36am

A Michigan teacher gave a spelling test. He was going over the answers, including: "S-P-E-E-K-U-Z-S-L-M-N, there are silent letters at the end of that one," he said. It was an April Fools' joke.

Trump Advisers Under Scrutiny In Russia Investigations

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 4:07am

As investigations into the Trump campaign's potential connections to Russia get underway, Trump associates Roger Stone, Paul Manafort and Carter Page are all expected to face intense scrutiny.

Venezuela In Political Crisis After Supreme Court Takes Over Legislature

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 4:07am

Venezuela's Supreme Court has taken over the legislature in what opposition leaders say is President Maduro establishing a dictatorship. David Greene talks with Hannah Dreier of The Associated Press.

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