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Melania Trump To Keep Michelle Obama's Garden

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 5:57am

First lady Melania Trump has decided to keep the garden Michelle Obama started as part of a campaign to encourage kids to eat vegetables.

A New Trick To Get Those VIP Tickets

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 5:51am

A teenager in the U.K. got bad seats at a concert. So he edited the band's Wikipedia page to say he was the singer's cousin — and he got his seats upgraded.

How To Get $20,000 Off The Price Of A Master's Degree

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 4:49am

A master's degree, especially from an elite university, can be expensive. But a few universities are trying a combination of online classes with in-person ones, which can make things cheaper.

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Researchers Examine Race Factor In Car Crashes Involving Pedestrians

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

Cars are less likely to stop when people of color step into intersections, study says. That may partly explain why there are higher levels of pedestrian deaths among racial minority communities.

Lawmakers Call For Probe Into Flynn's Russian Communications

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana, who's on the House Judiciary Committee. There are calls for an investigation into Michael Flynn's interactions with the Russians.

Political Disagreements In Illinois Foil Budget Agreement

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

Illinois has gone 20 months without a budget and the state's finances and services are increasingly precarious. Gov. Bruce Rauner and his chief Democratic opponent show little sign of compromising.

Trump Claims Voter Fraud, FEC Wants Administration's Evidence

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

Morning Edition's Rachel Martin talks to Ellen Weintraub — commissioner of the Federal Election Commission — about the Trump administration's claims of voter fraud.

Unions And Their Complicated Relationship With President Trump

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

Union leaders may not like Trump's pick for labor secretary, but they do like the way he has gone after companies for sending jobs overseas and his criticism on NAFTA and other trade deals.

Trump, Netanyahu Expected To Talk About Middle East Conflicts

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

President Trump meets Wednesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. They're expected to talk about Iran, ISIS and the long-simmering conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

Federal Trial Begins For Leaders Accused Of Occupying Wildlife Refuge

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

Federal prosecutors in Oregon are getting a second chance to prove the armed occupation of a wildlife refuge was illegal. Jury selection is underway in Portland, Oregon.

#AskCokie: Listeners Ask About Rule 19 That Silenced Sen. Warren

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

David Greene talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts about the rules of the Senate, the breakdown of civility and when good manners turn bad.

Authorities Hope To Avoid Knee-Jerk Reaction To Crime Crackdown

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

A group of current and retired police chiefs are hoping to talk the Trump administration out of a return to what they see as a "lock 'em up" approach to law enforcement.

Trump Claims Voter Fraud, FEC Commissioner Wants Administration's Evidence

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Ellen Weintraub — commissioner of the Federal Election Commission — about the Trump administration's claims of voter fraud.

Trump Aides Often Contacted Russian Intelligence, 'New York Times' Says

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep talks to Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times about evidence that U.S. spy agencies have that show the Trump campaign was repeatedly in contact with senior Russian intelligence officials.

With Flynn Out, Who Will Trump Pick To Be National Security Adviser?

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

Michael Flynn resigned for misleading the vice president about his conversations with a Russian diplomat. To discuss possible replacements, David Greene talks to retired Army Colonel Peter Mansoor.

With Politics, NBA Speaks Its Mind

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:57am

If you enjoy sports only as an escape from political give and take, commentator Pablo Torre warns there's some bad news: You can no longer enjoy the NBA. Players and coaches are talking politics.

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Don't Think Your Bias Can Boss You Around? David Byrne Says Think Again

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:56am

The musician and multimedia artist has created an immersive experience designed to make people aware of their implicit biases. It's called "The Institute Presents: NEUROSOCIETY."

(Image credit: Susana Bates for Drew Altizer Photography/Courtesy of the artist and Pace Gallery)

N. Korean Leader Kim Jong Un's Half-Brother Is Dead. But Why?

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 12:54am

"It probably is the strangest story that I have encountered about North Korean elites and the Kim family," says Michael Madden, who runs the site North Korea Leadership Watch.

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English Pub Patrons Buy Nelson Foyle A Lordship Title

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 5:47am

In Salisbury, England, Nelson Foyle, 93, has been drinking in the same pub — the Dog and Gun — for the past 80 years. To honor him, fellow drinkers bought him a lordship of the manor title.

U.S. Court Of International Trade Resolves Snuggie Issue

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 5:28am

The trade court has now ruled the Snuggie is a blanket not a garment because it opens in the back. That means lower tariffs, so importers will warm to that decision.

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