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Robot Helps 160,00 Motorists Beat Parking Tickets

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 6:05am

Joshua Browder was fed up with parking tickets so he made a robot to help people challenge fines. The robot chats with people in London and New York, asks them what happened and writes an appeal.

Obama Answers Critics That He Hasn't Done Enough To Help Black People

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:03am

Steve Inkeep talks to President Obama about how race relations have evolved during his presidency. The president says you can always find people who feel that "change hasn't happened fast enough."

Obama To Meet Mexican-Canadian Counterparts In Ottawa

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:03am

When North American leaders get together, it's often called the "Three Amigos" summit. This year it's a friendly gathering, and one sign of cooperation is a continent-wide push for more clean energy.

VW Owners Mull Options After Carmaker Settles Emissions Scandal Case

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:03am

Under the terms of the nearly $15 billion deal announced on Tuesday, Volkswagen will spend up to $10 billion to fix or buy back cars of nearly 500,000 owners.

Deal Between Colombia's Governent And FARC Would Disarm Rebels

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:03am

A peace deal between Colombia's FARC guerrillas and the government will end five decades of conflict. Colombia's president reflects on the deal that could win him a Nobel peace prize.

Carnage And Panic Abound During Attack At Istanbul's Busy Airport

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:03am

ISIS is suspected in Tuesday's attack at Istanbul's airport. David Greene talks to Erin Cunningham of The Washington Post and Omer Taspinar of the National War College and the Brookings Institution.

Michael Phelps Attempts To Make 5th Consecutive Olympic Team

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:03am

Phelps holds a lion's share of Olympic swimming records. As he is about to turn 31, an age long past retirement in his sport, he is expected to be a threat for more medals at this summer's Rio games.

Why Would ISIS Be Motivated To Strike Inside Turkey?

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:03am

At least 36 people were killed at an attack on Istanbul's main airport on Tuesday. Steve Inskeep talks to terrorism expert Henri Barkey of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

After Brexit, 28 Bloc EU Summit Charged With Emotion

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:03am

Cameron faced the dissonant music in Brussels on Tuesday, meeting with fellow EU leaders for the first time since the U.K. voted to leave the bloc. On Wednesday, the remaining 27 EU members huddle.

Dozens Killed In Attack On Istanbul's International Airport

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:03am

At least 36 people died in an attack on Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport Tuesday night. Turkey's prime minister said officials suspect the attack was committed by extremists loyal to ISIS.

Botswana's Economy Needs More Than Diamonds To Shine

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:03am

The world's second largest diamond goes on the auction block today for an expected $70 milllion. How much do diamond sales benefit Botswana's citizens?

Colombia's President: Making Peace With Rebels Is 'A Good Investment'

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:03am

After 52 years of conflict, Colombia's civil war is now over. President Juan Manuel Santos tells NPR how he worked out the deal with the FARC rebels.

When The Going Gets Hot, Construction Workers Get Nocturnal

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:01am

Arizona is getting so hot during the summer days, one construction site in Phoenix has to redefine "nightlife" and pour concrete at 1 a.m.

Beyond Sightseeing: You'll Love The Sound Of America's Best Parks

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:52am

The National Park Service is racing to record soundscapes of each park that capture nature for the ear. "If we start to lose sounds of wilderness, we start to lose a piece of us," one scientist says.

As Adults Legally Smoke Pot In Colorado, More Minority Kids Arrested For It

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:50am

The state legalized marijuana at the start of 2014 for anyone 21 or older. An increasing rate of Latino and black youths were arrested for violating that age limit, even as the white arrest rate fell.

Obama: Trump Hasn't Captured 'Zeitgeist Of The Country'

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 4:00pm

Donald Trump may have clinched the GOP nomination, but President Obama says Trump's record low favorability ratings show that he hasn't won over the hearts and minds of the country just yet.

$15 Billion Settlement Proposed In Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 11:18am

Two-thirds of the sum will be set aside to compensate U.S. owners of nearly 500,000 VW diesel cars. The company will also pay $2.7 billion into an environmental remediation fund.

House Report On Benghazi Attack: Ample Warning, Weak Response

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 11:04am

Republicans on the House special committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi, Libya, attacks release the results of their two-year-long investigation on Tuesday.

Iceland Boots England From Euro 2016 Tournament

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 5:59am

Iceland pulled off a historic upset on Monday, sending England home with a 2-1 shocker. Iceland becomes the smallest nation to reach the quarterfinals of the UEFA European Championship.

Twinkie Is A Little Dusty But Stands The Test Of Time

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 5:51am

A chemistry teacher in Maine put a Twinkie on display for years until he retired — it held its shape and color. It now marks its 40-year anniversary, exhibited in a glass box in the dean's office.

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