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Afghan Governor Wants Government To Control Poppy Crop

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 4:02am

Fifteen years into the Afghan war, locals continue to grow, harvest and sell poppy, notwithstanding attempts to eradicate it, replace it with something else, or use it for constructive means.

FBI To Recommend No Charges Against Hillary Clinton In Email Probe

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 4:02am

The FBI director said Clinton was careless in handling classified information. David Greene talks to GOP analyst John Feehery and Democratic analyst Mo Elleithee — as well as NPR's Tamara Keith.

Researchers Examine Why Tylenol Affects Empathy

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 4:02am

Nearly one quarter of all Americans reach for a bottle of Tylenol every week to take the edge off a headache, fever or toothache. Experiments suggest it might also have another effect on you.

Abuse Documented In The Way Prisoners Are Transported Across State Lines

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 4:02am

David Greene talks to Eli Hager of the Marshall Project about abuse in the private prisoner transportation industry. He co-authored a report published Wednesday in partnership with The New York Times.

Wimbledon Fans Wait To See If It Will Be An All-Williams Final

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 4:02am

Venus and Serena Williams have both made it to the semi-finals at Wimbledon. David Greene talks to Courtney Nguyen, a writer for WTA Insider, about the possibility of an all-Williams Wimbledon final.

Chilcot Report Details Britain's Role in The Iraq War

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 4:02am

The long-awaited report of the inquiry into Britain's involvement in the war in Iraq is published on Wednesday.

In Virginia, A Battle To Give Former Felons The Right To Vote

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 4:00am

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe restored voting rights to more than 200,000 ex-offenders. Now, the state's Republicans are suing the governor, who they say overstepped his authority.

How Teachers Can Help 'Quiet Kids' Tap Their Superpowers

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 4:00am

Remember that quiet kid in class who never spoke up? In New York, teachers are learning how to make sure the ideas of introverts don't get overlooked.

Ripple Effects: Will The Brexit Vote Lead To The Break Up Of The U.K.?

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:49am

Scotland voted strongly to stay in the European Union, while England and Wales led the successful campaign to exit. Now, some Scots want to rerun their 2014 referendum on independence from Britain.

Ripple Effects: Will The Brexit Vote Lead To The Break Up Of The UK?

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:49am

Scotland voted strongly to stay in the European Union, while England and Wales led the successful campaign to exit. Now, some Scots want to rerun their 2014 referendum on independence from Britain.

Dine Like A Soviet Spy: Old KGB Haunt Opens Its Doors Again

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:48am

Soviet-era movie stars, cosmonauts and, yes, intelligence agents once socialized at Aragvi over chicken tabaka and Georgian wine. Now the restaurant has reopened for regular diners.

For Heptathlete Sharon Day-Monroe, It's Seven Events With Just One Goal

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:23am

She's already been to the Olympics twice and been a U.S. champion several times over. But at 31, Day-Monroe knows this may be her last shot at an Olympic medal.

FBI Director: Evidence Against Clinton Points To Carelessness, Not Criminality

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 11:17am

FBI Director James Comey announced that the agency is wrapping up its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state — and recommends against any charges.

NASA's Juno Space Probe Tweets Followers On Earth

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 6:18am

Early Tuesday morning, the probe reached Jupiter's obit after a 540-mile journey. One of its tweets read: I'm ready to unlock your secrets, #Jupiter. Deal with it.

Army Veteran Saves Bald Eagle Tangled In Rope

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 6:07am

The national bird was hanging 75 feet up a tree in rural Minnesota. Using a rifle and 150 rounds, Jason Galvin shot out the four inches of rope that trapped the bird.

Life-Size Noah's Ark To Open Amid A Flood Of Skepticism

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

A replica of Noah's Ark opens in Williamstown, Kentucky, this week. The group behind Ark Encounter and many local officials say it will be an economic boon to the area, but some locals are skeptical.

Lawmakers Return To Washington With Contentious Issues On Their Plates

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

Congress is back after their July 4th break and a after a full throated protest by Democrats over gun control. But they also are under increasing pressure to provide funding to fight Zika before they leave for their summer breaks.

Obama's Years: Road Trip Obama School

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

As part of a radio documentary — "Obama's Years" — Steve Inskeep traveled the country asking Americans how their lives have changed over nearly eight years. This excerpt features his visit to Barack Obama Elementary School in St. Louis, Missouri.

The State Of The War In Afghanistan

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

The Afghan war is in its 15th year, but nothing like victory or even resolution appears in sight. U.S. forces continue to help Afghan troops battle back the Taliban, but the security situation remains uncertain at best. Our team has just returned from a fateful reporting trip to Afghanistan.

World's A Stage: Beer Garden

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

Beer and polka. That's a longstanding combination in Milwaukee. And enjoying it in a city park is what people do on a summer evening. We visit one beer garden as part of Morning Edition's summer series: "The World's a Stage."




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