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Wis. Woman Values Grandchildren Photos Over Money

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 5:21am

Norberta Pickett left her purse behind in a mall bathroom. It contained photos of her kids and grandkids. She was relieved when the photos were recovered — along with the $12,000 inside the purse.

Republican Convention: Most Evangelicals Fall In Line Behind Trump

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 4:05am

On the second day of the RNC, we hear from Pastor Mark Burns, who backs Donald Trump and is speaking at the convention, and get the download from Jonah Goldberg about the cocktail parties that are the fuel of the RNC.

It's Impossible To Guarantee That The Rio Games Will Be Drug Free

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 4:05am

In this age of drug-tainted Olympic champions, sports commentator Kevin Blackistone thinks there's a lesson to be learned from a university commencement ceremony.

Republicans Focus Day 2 Of Their Convention On Jobs

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 4:05am

The theme of the second day of speeches at the GOP convention was "Make America Work Again." Steve Inskeep takes a close look at America's economic realities with Kyle Kondik, author of "The Bellwether: Why Ohio Picks the President." And, Mara Liasson has a wrap up of the second night's events.

Garry Marshall, Director Of Big And Small Screen Projects, Dies At 81

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 4:05am

Writer-director Garry Marshall, who had a string of TV hits that included Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley and the box-office smashes Pretty Woman and Runaway Bride, has died. He was 81.

Facebook Blamed For Flare Up In Fighting In South Sudan

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 4:05am

Earlier this month, South Sudan teetered on the brink of a return to civil war. The government cites a Facebook post for sparking the violence.

VW Suffers Another Blow After 3 States File Suit Over Emissions Cheating

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 4:05am

New York and two other states filed lawsuits against Volkswagen over the diesel engine cars the came equipped with an emission test defeat device. VW still faces a federal criminal investigation.

How The Recent Attacks On Officers Are Affecting Police Training

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 4:05am

Renee Montagne talks to former Sheriff Sue Rahr, head of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, about the impact the recent police attacks in Baton Rouge and Dallas are having.

GOP Convention Formally Votes For Trump As Party's Presidential Nominee

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 4:05am

Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Scott Detrow and gets analysis from Jonah Goldberg of the "National Review." We hear from NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik about the reports that Roger Ailes has been ousted as Fox News CEO.

Garry Marshal, Director Of Big And Small Screen Projects, Dies At 81

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 4:05am

Writer-director Garry Marshall, who had a string of TV hits that included Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley and the box-office smashes Pretty Woman and Runaway Bride, has died. He was 81.

Multi-Racial Organization Aims To Bring Baton Rouge Together

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 4:05am

The probe continues in the murder of three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, La. The group Together Baton Rouge offered some specific ideas on how to bring the divided city together.

Republican Convention 2016: Day 3

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 4:05am

We hear about the "counter convention" that the Hillary Clinton campaign is running alongside the RNC from NPR's Tamara Keith. NPR's Asma Khalid reports on the mood of Latino delegates.

Transcript: Defense Secretary Carter On Turkey, ISIS And Afghanistan

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 4:05am

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the U.S. was surprised by the attempted coup in Turkey, but he does not expect it to affect the campaign to destroy ISIS.

Woman Marries Man Who Got Her Attention With Tweets

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 5:54am

He handled social media for a book shop in London. She found his tweets amusing. On Sunday, Victoria and Jonathan O'Brien tied the knot. And now their marriage is trending.

Can't Get Enough Of Chris Christe? He's Now A Bobblehead

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 5:41am

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum released a new bobblehead: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christe. He's available even though Donald Trump passed him over as a vice presidential choice.

2016 Republican National Convention: Party's Platform

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 4:06am

Rachel Hoff, the first openly gay Republican on the GOP Platform Committee, found herself asking "Why am I even here?" after the RNC passed its platform, doubling down on the belief that marriage is between one man and one woman and other socially conservative positions.

'Veep' Writers Take On The Republican Convention

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 4:06am

What would the writers of Veep say about the scripting of the Republican National Convention so far? Steve Inskeep talks to three writers of the HBO show: Dave Mandel, Billy Kimball and Erik Kenward.

Day 1 In Cleveland: Chaos On The Republican Convention Floor

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 4:06am

Some delegates to the Republican National Convention were hoping to amend the rules to allow delegates to vote against Trump if they say they cannot vote for him in good conscience. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Scott Detrow about what happened on the floor.

Open-Carry, Concealed-Carry Gun Permits Add To Police Nervousness

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 4:06am

Gun carriers and officers aren't being given consistent instructions on what to do to avoid the use of lethal force during interactions with police.

'Ban The Box' Laws,' Do They Help Job Applicants With Criminal Histories?

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 4:06am

To help ex-felons land jobs, many states have enacted a law that prevents employers from asking applicants to check a box to reveal criminal history. But these laws may not have the intended effect.




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