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Pa. Delegate: State Will Swing Red; Fact Checking Convention Statements

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

Pennsylvania is a true swing state. It may go red this year, says pro-Trump delegate Lynn Ryan. And, Steve Inskeep and Scott Detrow fact check the statements made Monday night at the convention.

Days After Failed Coup, Turkey's Epic Crackdown Persists

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

Renee Montagne talks to Tulin Daloglu, a freelance journalist based in Ankara, about the aftermath of an attempted coup in Turkey. Nine thousand police officers have been fired.

Cokie Roberts, Sam Donaldson On Conventions: We Witnessed History

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

Commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts and former ABC News newsman Sam Donaldson have been reporting on conventions for two decades. They give us some historical perspective on the week ahead.

World Anti-Doping Agency Finds Russia Endorsed Athletes Cheating

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

The International Olympic Committee will hold an emergency conference call for members of its Executive Board on Tuesday to discuss the latest revelations about Russian doping in international sport.

Baton Rouge Shooter, Gavin Long, Dispensed Radical Political Ideology

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

In Louisiana, the investigation continues into the murder of three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers. Gavin Long, a Marine veteran who served in Iraq shot, 6 officers before being killed by SWAT.

Republican Convention Day 1: 'Make America Safe Again'

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

Steve Inskeep talks to Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser to the Trump campaign, and NPR's Scott Detrow. NPR's Mara Liasson wraps the convention events of the first night.

Twin Sisters Try To Get Pregnant With Ovaries They Froze In 2009

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 3:43am

Each twin had an ovary removed and frozen in 2009, when they were in their 30s, in hopes of buying more time to get pregnant and have babies. But will the thawed, reimplanted ovaries work?

Twin Sisters Try To Get Pregnant With Ovaries They Froze In 2012

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 3:43am

Each twin had an ovary removed and frozen in 2012, when they were in their 30s, in hopes of buying more time to get pregnant and have babies. But will the thawed, reimplanted ovaries work?

World Anti-Doping Agency Confirms Allegations Of Russian Cheating

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 10:33am

An independent report found evidence of a state-sponsored effort to encourage Russian athletes to take performance-enhancing drugs and avoid detection. This could affect the Rio Olympics.

To Protest The Republican Convention, 100 women Pose Nude

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 6:31am

Photographer Spencer Tunick gathered 100 naked women. They covered strategic spots by holding up mirrors. Tunick is known for his large-scale art installations.

Police In New Hampshire Try Pokemon Craze To Lure Crooks

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 6:14am

The Manchester police department claims a coveted Pokemon character was spotted in the booking room. The police challenged a list of 500 fugitives to catch it. The post has yet to bring anyone in.

House Speaker Paul Ryan On Why He Wants To Customize Welfare Benefits

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan talks to Steve Inskeep about his ideas to reshape the countries policies to address poverty in America.

Latest Shooting Of Police Officers Cast A Shadow On GOP Convention

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

As the Republican convention kicks off in Cleveland, the news from Baton Rouge has cast a shadow. Scott Detrow talks to Leslie Rutledge, who is attorney general in Arkansas.

Baton Rouge Rocked By Shooting Deaths Of 3 Police Officers

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

In Louisiana, the city of Baton Rouge is mourning three police officers who were shot and killed Sunday morning. The shooting comes after days of protests and unrest in response to video of police shooting and killing Alton Sterling.

Politics In The News: GOP Convention; Baton Rouge Police Killings

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

As the Republican Convention kicks off, columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Tucker Carlson of The Daily Caller examine the political impact of the attack on police officers in Baton Rouge, La.

GOP Gonvention To Address Protecting The U.S.

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

As the Republican convention kicks off in Cleveland, "Morning Edition" examines how the killings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, impact discussion of guns and national security.

Turkey's President Cracks Down After Failed Coup

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could use the coup attempt against him to purge government institutions, including the military and the judiciary. Critics say he has already accumulated too much power.

International AIDS Conference Returns To Durban, South Africa.

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

When the conference was held there in 2000, HIV was terrifying. It was spreading rapidly and an infection was viewed as a death sentence. Now, conference attendees celebrate a sea change around HIV.

Islamic Scholar In Pennsylvania Denies He's Behind Failed Coup In Turkey

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

Turkey's president insists an aging Islamic scholar exiled in Pennsylvania was behind the coup attempt in Turkey. Fethullah Gulen has a large following in Turkey and among Turks around the world.

Jihadi Recruiters Find Success In French City Of Nice

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

In France, most people in Nice know that their city is a hotbed of jihadism. More than 100 people have left Nice — the most of any city in France — to fight with Isis in Syria and Iraq.

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