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Politics In The News

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at "National Review" about guns, taxes and Twitter tirades.

Research Explores Pornography's Effect On Long-Term Relationships

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 4:01am

Married men and women who use pornography are more likely to get divorced than men and women who do not, researchers say. Porn is a driver in making relationships worse, increasing the divorce risk.

Hundreds Of Thousands Rally Against Catalan Secession

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 4:01am

Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards rallied over the weekend against Catalan independence. Will the voice of what some call a "silent majority" sway plans for a declaration of independence this week?

How Messing With Our Biological Clock Impacts Well-Being

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 4:01am

Three scientists have won the Nobel prize in Medicine for research into our internal clocks. Biological clocks regulate everything from behavior to metabolism and play a crucial role in our health.

Puerto Rico's Christopher Columbus Statue Survives Hurricane Maria

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 3:58am

Residents of Arecibo love the 350-foot tall statue, which they hope will bring tourists to the region. But they aren't fond of the conquistador who people say discovered the island and America.

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Poet Rupi Kaur: 'Art Should Be Accessible To The Masses'

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 3:58am

Rupi Kaur came to Canada from India when she was four years old and didn't learn English well for years; she says her raw, minimalist poems are tailored for readers like her, with limited English.

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Republican Rep. Tom Cole On Bump Stock Restrictions

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 6:06am

House Republicans said they will consider restrictions on bump stock gun accessories. Steve Inskeep talks with Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma about his position.

A Restaurant Robber Takes Time To Cook, Clean And Tip

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 4:00am

Security video shows a man breaking into a restaurant. He hammered open the cash register, but also made food, then refrigerated the leftovers and cleaned up. He also put a dollar in the tip jar.

2 Schools Reopen Their Doors In Puerto Rico

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 4:00am

Schools across Puerto Rico are still largely closed since the storm hit. But two have opened as school leaders try to bring some normalcy to students' lives.

Review: 'Blade Runner 2049'

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 4:00am

Thirty-five years after the release of Blade Runner comes Blade Runner 2049. The original wasn't a big hit. Film critic Kenneth Turan talks with Rachel Martin about why a sequel was made anyway.

The Public Therapists Of Sao Paulo

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 4:00am

In a public park in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a handful of psychotherapists are open for business. This is literally a public service — they've set up shop on folding beach chairs in a busy city park.

Deadly Hazing Continues On College Campuses

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 4:00am

Rachel Martin speaks to Caitlin Flanagan about her reporting for The Atlantic on why fraternity hazing continues to be so prolific on college campuses despite all the efforts to curb it.

Proof Of The Dangers Of Pumpkin Spice

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 4:00am

A school in Baltimore was evacuated for what was thought to be a potentially dangerous substance. It was a pumpkin spice air freshener.

News Brief: Investigating The Shooter's Motive, NRA Endorses Regulations

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 4:00am

Investigators are looking into the life of the Las Vegas shooter while the NRA made a rare concession. Elahe Izadi of The Washington Post discusses sexual harassment claims against Harvey Weinstein.

EPA's Scott Pruitt Vows To Speed Toxic Superfund Site Cleanup

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 4:00am

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt wants to clean up toxic Superfund sites faster. We visit one place where the process has dragged on for decades.

The Economics Of A Monthly Movie Pass

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 4:00am

We investigate the economic mystery of how a movie pass for $10 a month can offer daily movies at just about any theater.

International Campaign To Abolish Nuclear Weapons Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 4:00am

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, or ICAN, a group working to establish a global prohibition on nuclear weapons under international law.

All Names Of Las Vegas Victims Released

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 4:00am

Authorities have now released the names of all 58 of the victims of the massacre in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, law enforcement continues to piece together the shooter's life.

NRA Makes Rare Endorsement Of Regulations

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 4:00am

The NRA came out in support of regulating bump stocks, like those possessed by the Las Vegas shooter, as some Republican lawmakers warmed to the idea of a ban on the devices.

Hurricanes Could Affect Monthly Jobs Report

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 4:00am

The Labor Department's monthly jobs report may be skewed by the impact of hurricanes that hit in late August and mid-September.




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