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Hunter S. Thompson's Widow Returns Ernest Hemingway's Elk Horns

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 4:43am

The gonzo journalist was so enamored with Hemingway that early in his career he traveled to the Idaho cabin where Hemingway died. After 52 years, the antlers he took were returned to the Hemingways.

Hunter S. Thompson's Widow Returns Earnest Hemingway's Elk Horns

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 4:43am

The gonzo journalist was so enamored with Hemingway that early in his career he traveled to the Idaho cabin where Hemingway died. After 52 years, the antlers he took were returned to the Hemingways.

A Is For August And Animation. 3 Animated Movies Debut This Month

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 4:05am

Renee Montagne talks to Crystal Bell of MTV News, who walks us through this month's animated films: Pete's Dragon, Kubo and the Two Strings and a more adult animated film, Sausage Party.

Russian President Accuses Ukraine Of Planning Terror Attack In Crimea

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 4:05am

Russia will boost security in Crimea after an attempted incursion. Steve Inskeep talks to Stephen Sestanovich, senior fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Comoros Islands Doesn't Have A Track But That Didn't Stop An Olympic Hurdler

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 4:05am

A competitor in Rio grew up poor in the Comoros Islands — he left home to live on the street when he was 8. There's not even a running track there. Now, he's competing in the 400 meter hurdles.

Clinton Explains How Her Economic Plan Differs From Trump's Ideas

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 4:05am

Steve Inskeep talks to Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the conservative think tank American Action Forum about Hillary Clinton's speech.

Vibraphonist Lugs His Picnic Table-Sized Instrument Around Chicago

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 4:05am

For our summer series "The World's a Stage" — we meet a man who plays the vibraphone on a busy Chicago street corner.

New TV Series Rely On Nostalgia To Hook Viewers

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 4:05am

From Happy Days to The Wonder Years, television has long looked to the past for inspiration. Some new shows dig into 1980s and '90s nostalgia: The Get Down, Stranger Things and MacGyver among them.

2 Resign From Panel Set Up To Rehab Panama's Financial System

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 4:05am

Millions of documents — dubbed the Panama Papers — were released earlier this year that showed how a local law firm hid the money of the world's rich and famous in offshore accounts. The government hoped a new transparency commission would rehabilitate the country's battered reputation, but the resignations of two members have once again put Panama on the defensive.

Trump Grabs Recent Media Headlines But They're Mostly Negative

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 4:05am

The vast majority of political headlines have been about Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton is fine with the attention Trump has been getting because the stories have been dragging down his poll numbers.

From Comoros Islands, An Olympian Clears Hurdles On And Off The Track

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 4:05am

A competitor in Rio grew up poor in the Comoros Islands, leaving home to live on the streets when he was 8. There's not even a running track there. Now he's competing in the 400-meter hurdles.

It Was A Gold Day For The USA In Rio Summer Olympics

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 4:05am

Swimming sensation Michael Phelps added to his gold medal tally and, for the first time, an African-American woman swimmer won gold. And the U.S. women continued their dominance in gymnastics.

Borderland Trump Supporters Welcome A Wall In Their Own Backyard

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 4:04am

Along the U.S.-Mexico border, most people favor Hillary Clinton for president and oppose building a wall. But a small group of Trump supporters demostrates zeal.

Where Lead Lurks And Why Even Small Amounts Matter

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 3:40am

Federal environmental regulations for lead in drinking water still leave room for concentrations high enough to pose a health hazard, critics say.

Could Worms In Your Gut Cure Your Allergies?

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 3:37am

Some people are trying to treat autoimmune problems with an unlikely tool: worms that live in your gut, permanently. Scientists are finally starting to figure out if they work.

Computer Love: Their 1960s-Era Dating Strategy? Modern Technology!

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 3:29am

Back in the early '60s a computer dating service decided these two people were compatible. That calculation was right. John and Carol Matlock will celebrate 52 years of marriage in December.

Crash-Landing Survivor Wins Sweepstakes Prize

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 6:40am

Mohamed Basheer was on a plane that crash-landed in Dubai. After he left the burning plane, he bought a ticket in a contest sponsored by the duty-free shops at Dubai's airport, and he won $1 million.

Why Canadian Swimmer Flips His Dad The Bird

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 6:00am

Swimmer Santo Condorelli and his father give each other the middle finger wave. Joseph Condorelli told the New York Daily News they started doing this routine when Santo was 8 to release tension

Microbes Cause Black Film Over Parts Of Jefferson Memorial

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 5:50am

The National Park Service says microscopic organisms are increasingly pronounced at the Thomas Jefferson memorial. The Washington Post reports the park service doesn't know how to get rid of them.

Despite Campaign Stumbles By Their Candidate, Trump Fans Remain Loyal

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 4:04am

At a rally in Florida on Wednesday, Trump supporters talked about the presidential candidate after yet another gaffe, a week of bad poll numbers and a growing number of admonitions from Republicans.

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