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Handshake-Free Zones Target Spread Of Germs In The Hospital

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 4:01am

Hospital-acquired infections can be life-threatening, and unwashed hands are often to blame. One hospital in California thinks banishing handshakes could help reduce infections.

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Uprooted By Conflict, Stuck In Limbo, Yearning For A Place To Call Home

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 4:01am

Thousands displaced by conflict have been living for years in crumbling, unsafe apartments. At a recent protest, some sewed their lips shut; others threatened to set themselves on fire.

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Adult ADHD Can't Be Diagnosed With A Simple Screening Test, Doctors Warn

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 4:01am

Despite support from the World Health Organization for the latest adult ADHD screening survey, some researchers worry that it will lead to over-prescribing of powerful amphetamines.

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Remembering The Great Poet Gwendolyn Brooks At 100

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 3:01am

A new biography celebrates the life and legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks, who wrote about ordinary black life using extraordinary language.

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In Egypt, Gunmen Open Fire On Coptic Christians

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 6:52am

The attack occurred in Minya, a province some 160 miles south of Cairo where many of Egypt's Christians live.

Ford Gives New CEO Jim Hackett A Big To-Do List

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 6:47am

Hackett's job description: Prepare Ford for a future of self-driving cars and keep thing profitable by selling trucks. While Hackett has a unique set of skills, that's still an extremely tall order.

Time Is Running Out For White House To Turn Over Ethics Documents

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 6:40am

Steve Inskeep talks to Don Fox, who was general counsel, deputy director and acting director of the Office of Government Ethics from 2008 to 2013, about the June 1 deadline the administration faces.

Just Cats Veterinary Clinic Is Looking For A Cat Lady Or A Cat Man

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 6:06am

The clinic advertised for a "cat cuddler." Qualifications include gentle hands that calm a nervous cat and an ability to understand different types of purring.

'Dallas Morning News' Apologizes For 40-Year-Old 'Star Wars' Error

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 6:02am

In its 1977 review, the Dallas Morning News called Chewbacca a "Wookie." Now, on the film's 40th anniversary, the long national nightmare has ended. The correct spelling is "Wookiee."

Have U.S. Leaks On The Manchester Bombing Damaged Relations With Britain?

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:05am

British officials are fuming about U.S. leaks of the terror probe. Rachel Martin talks to Matt Tait, CEO of U.K.-based Capital Alpha Security, who says the close intelligence relationship has soured.

LeBron James Breaks Michael Jordan's Playoff Scoring Record

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:05am

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers has passed Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader. Rachel Martin and Steve Inskeep have more.

Humanitarian Groups: Libya's Coast Guard Is Interfering With Migrant Rescues

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:05am

Rachel Martin talks to Marcela Kreey of Doctors Without Borders about the dozens of migrants who drowned trying to reach Europe this week. The Libyan Coast Guard is accused of robbing migrants.

Trump's Budget Proposes Six Weeks Paid Parental Leave

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:05am

Steve Inskeep talks to Sabrina Schaeffer, executive director of the conservative Independent Women's Forum about the provision in President Trump's budget for paid family leave.

When Foreign Trip Is Over, Trump Will Again Face Dometic Controversies

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:05am

Scandals — such as the Russian investigation — have taken a toll on the president's approval ratings. One part of the electorate, however, is sticking with Trump, and that is his core supporters.

Amid Assault Charges, Republican Gianforte Wins Montana's House Seat

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:05am

Republican Greg Gianforte claimed victory in a special election for Congress Thursday despite an election eve assault charge for allegedly body-slamming a reporter.

Immigrant Families Find Soccer Shockingly Expensive To Play In The U.S.

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:05am

Across much of the globe, soccer is played by the rich and the poor. A Latino soccer club in New Hampshire is helping immigrant children in the U.S. play what has become an expensive sport.

Manchester Bombing Probe Focuses On Libya And ISIS' Presence There

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:05am

Steve Inskeep talks to Sudarsan Raghavan, the Cairo bureau chief for "The Washington Post," about the links between the Manchester suicide bomber and Libya.

Chicago Could Lose Federal Funds Under Scope Of 'Sanctuary Cities' Order

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:05am

Several regions threatened with cuts to federal funding over immigration policies say they will not be bullied by the Trump administration. They maintain enforcing federal immigration laws is illegal.

Battle To Wrest ISIS From Iraqi City Of Mosul Enters More Intense Phase

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:05am

Iraqi forces say they're closing in on the final ISIS-held neighborhoods of Mosul. But the question of how to deal with civilians there looms large.

News Brief: Results Of Montana Special Election, Trump Trip Winds Down

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:05am

Greg Gianforte wins Montana's special election for its congressional seat. The GOP win may have implications for the 2018 midterms. Trump attends the summit of the world's big industrial powers.

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