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Clinton And Her Surrogates Focus On Swing States Heading Into Election Day

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 4:03am

Hillary Clinton capped off her final campaign swing with a massive rally in Philadelphia — featuring her husband, President Obama and Michelle Obama, before holding a midnight rally in North Carolina.

Encore: Renee Montagne Remembers A Legendary Hawaiian Voice

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 4:03am

To mark Renee Montagne's last week with Morning Edition, the show is revisiting some of her favorite pieces - including her profile of "the voice of Hawaii," singer Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.

Supreme Court Revisits 2008's Housing Collapse With Banking Test Cases

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 2:37am

Miami claims bank foreclosures in 2008 targeted black and Latino homeowners. When they defaulted, property values fell, which meant a drop in taxes. The city wants the right to sue the banks.

China Cracks Down On Drivers Who Misuse Their Bright Lights

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 5:58am

China posted photos of people being made to sit in front of their cars and stare into their highbeams for 60 seconds. The crime? Blinding other drivers with their bright lights.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Pulled Over For Speeding

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 5:52am

A police officer in Fort Worth, Texas, pulled over a car and discovered the big-name NASCAR driver at the wheel. Earnhardt was heading to the Texas Motor Speedway. He was given a warning.

Janet Reno, First Female U.S. Attorney General, Dies At 78

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:40am

Reno's tenure was marked by tragedy and controversy. But she left office widely respected for her independence and accomplishments.

Social Media's Increasing Role In The 2016 Presidential Election

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:07am

Did social media help make 2016 one of the nastiest campaign seasons ever? In part yes, due to the nature of social networks.

FBI Affirms July Decision Not To Charge Clinton After Additional Email Reviews

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:07am

The FBI concluded that emails discovered on the laptop of a key Hillary Clinton aide don't change an earlier conclusion: that Clinton's use of a private email server does not rise to a criminal act.

Iraqi Fight Against ISIS Moves Deeper Into Mosul

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:07am

Iraqi forces are advancing toward Mosul's center from the east. As the battle intensifies, more people are fleeing the city.

Renee Montagne Looks Back On Her Interview With Mel Brooks

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:07am

As Renee Montagne begins her final week hosting Morning Edition, we'll listen to some of her favorite interviews, including one with comedian Mel Brooks. (This piece initially aired on Jan. 23, 2015).

Economic Issues Are Prevalent In This Year's Presidential Campaign

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:07am

Steve Inskeep talks to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities' Jared Bernstein, who's an ex-Obama aid. And, Peter Morici of the University of Maryland, who's a conservative syndicated columnist.

What Life Is Like In Raqqa, A Syrian City Controlled By ISIS

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:07am

Abdalaziz Alhamza is a founder of the underground journalism website "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently." Steve Inskeep talks to him about the city which has been controlled by ISIS since 2014.

In South Carolina, Jury Selection To Begin In Church Shooting Trial

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:07am

Jury selection begins in the federal death penalty trial for Dylann Roof, the white man accused of killing nine worshippers at Charleston's Mother Emanuel AME Church.

Politics In The News: 1 Day Until Election Day

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:07am

The day before American voters go to the polls, Steve Inskeep talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

Final NPR Battleground Map: The Race Snaps Back, But Clinton Maintains Advantage

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:00am

Hillary Clinton retains a broad, consistent and shallow lead over Donald Trump in battleground states. If her Blue Wall of states leaning her direction holds, she wins. If not, anything can happen.

Laughing Gas Gives Women Another Option To Manage Labor Pain

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:00am

Move over, epidurals, here comes nitrous oxide. After enjoying popularity in the U.S. for managing labor pain until the mid-20th century, it was dropped in favor of anesthesia. Now it's back.

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