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Tennis Tournament In Brazil Tries Out Ball Dogs

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 6:03am

Four shelter dogs were trained to fetch errant shots during an exhibition match. The idea was to promote pet adoption. The dogs were great at retrieving the balls. Giving them back — not so much.

Did Supreme Court Justices Forget To Pay The Light Bill?

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 4:55am

The high court "went dark" on Tuesday when the lights briefly flickered out during arguments. Justice is blind though, and the case at hand continued through about five minutes of darkness.

Is It time For The GOP Establishment To Get Behind Trump?

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 4:11am

Donald Trump won seven Super Tuesday contests. Steve Inskeep talks to former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman about the results.

Other Candidates Keep Pressure On Trump, Clinton

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 4:11am

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump had strong Super Tuesday showings, but their rivals didn't let up. Bernie Sanders won 4 states. Ted Cruz captured three. And, Marco Rubio won the Minnesota caucuses.

Frustrated Migrants Try To Reach Macedonia Through Greece

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 4:11am

Thousands of asylum-seekers are stranded at the border between Greece and Macedonia after migrants clashed with Macedonian frontier guards on Monday. The Macedonians have been gradually restricting the ability of migrants to move north after coming under pressure from Austria and some Balkan states.

GOP Super Tuesday Field: Trump Wins 7 States, Cruz 3 And Rubio 1

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 4:11am

Morning Edition looks at the impact of the Super Tuesday results on the Republican Party with GOP strategist Mark McKinnon and Rep Tom Marino, who is backing Donald Trump.

U.N. To Vote On Tough Sanctions Against North Korea

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 4:11am

In response to North Korea's recent nuclear test and rocket launch, the U.S. and China spent weeks negotiating new sanctions. On Tuesday, Russia asked for the vote to be postponed until Wednesday.

Clinton Uses Super Tuesday To Widen Her Lead Over Bernie Sanders

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 4:11am

Hillary Clinton swept the Southern states voting in Super Tuesday contests, and won by wide margins. Democratic pollster Margie Omero, co-host of the podcast The Pollsters weighs in on the results.

Students Enter Global Competition To Counter Extremism

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 4:11am

Pakistani, American and Italian college students responded to find ways to counter groups like ISIS, but the U.S. government's record of battling propaganda online is not a strong one.

FBI Chief To House Panel: Tech Firms Create Dangerous New Normal

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 4:11am

As part of a showdown over whether Apple must develop a way to unlock the iPhone owned by a San Bernardino shooter, Apple and the FBI faced off Tuesday before members of the House Judiciary Committee.

Trump, Clinton Win Big In Race To Reach Party's Presidential Nomination

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 4:11am

Donald Trump keeps on winning and confounding the Republican Party establishment with his broad coalition of voters and his geographical reach. He won seven states on Super Tuesday. Hillary Clinton also won seven. Her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders won four.

Supreme Court Tests Texas' New Restrictions On Abortion

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 3:54am

At issue is whether a Texas law requiring clinics to meet surgical-center standards is aimed at safeguarding women's health, or unconstitutionally limiting a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy.

Doctors In Flint, Mich., Push A Healthy Diet To Fight Lead Exposure

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 3:54am

Even low levels of lead in children can cause learning or behavioral problems, the CDC says. But foods packed with calcium, iron and vitamin C can help reduce the absorption of lead in kids.

Basketball's 3-Pointer: From Tacky Gimmick To Strategic Platform

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 3:32am

This shot has come a far piece since it was adopted by the NBA in 1979, and Stephen Curry's prowess will make it an even bigger part of the game, according to sports commentator Frank Deford.

Gov. Kasich Still Campaigning For First GOP Primary Win

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 9:41am

Donald Trump is collecting wins in the presidential contests. Ohio Gov. John Kasich is one of the remaining candidates in the race. He talks to Steve Inskeep about why voters haven't supported him.

Super Tuesday Wins Would Move Clinton Closer To Democratic Nomination

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 8:35am

After a S.C. win, Hillary Clinton is ahead of rival Sen. Bernie Sanders. Renee Montagne talks to Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota, which is one of the states holding a nominating contest on Super Tuesday.

66-Year-Old Surfer Rides 1 More Time Before Retiring

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 5:59am

Competitive surfer Clyde Aikaur rode his final wave in "The Eddie" on Oahu's North Shore. The competition is named in honor of his brother — another legendary surfer who died nearly 40 years ago.

Supreme Court Justice Breaks His Silence

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 5:29am

On Monday, Justice Clarence Thomas asked several questions during oral arguments for the first time in a decade. He's said he prefers to listen, that questions don't help.

Five Years On, Syria's Moderate Rebels Are Exhausted And Sidelined

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 4:29am

The Free Syrian Army was a key player in the early days of the uprising against Bashar al-Assad. But many members are now feeling lost in a war that's become a morass of factions.

GOP Candidates Battle To Win Super Tuesday's Delegates

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 4:20am

This day has more delegates at stake in both parties than at any other point in the primary process. Donald Trump wants all the delegates — Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are trying to prevent that.




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