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As Human Rescues Wind Down, Helicopters Drop Hay To Stranded Cattle

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 4:04am

Hurricane Harvey stranded thousands of cattle along the south Texas coast. Ranchers are flying hay to the animals — trying to keep them fed and alive until the animals can be rescued.

News Brief: DACA's Future, Congress Weighs Harvey Recovery Response

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 4:04am

President Trump on Tuesday will announce his policy on the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. And, Houston struggles to get on track after Hurricane Harvey.

Violence In Mexico Expands To Tourist Destination

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 6:32am

Violence in Mexico is widespread and no longer isolated to a few states. It's hitting cities once untouched by Mexico's drug war, like tourist hot spot Los Cabos.

FEMA's Role In Responding To Disasters

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 6:29am

David Greene talks with Craig Fugate, who ran FEMA under President Obama and oversaw the agency's response to Hurricane Sandy, about what the agency can and can't do for people affected by disasters.

These Oklahoma City Schools Are Named For Confederate Generals ... Or Are They?

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 5:03am

Oklahoma City school leaders announced they wanted the community to decide whether to change the names of four schools, only to find that some important details about the schools may be lost to time.

(Image credit: Nick Oxford for NPR)

Thousands Of Rohingya Flee Myanmar Amid Brutal Violence

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 4:10am

Thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar.

Remembering Walter Becker Of Steely Dan

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 4:10am

Walter Becker, one of the founders of the band Steely Dan, died on Sunday at age 67.

What Diplomacy Can And Can't Change With North Korea

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 4:10am

After North Korea's weekend nuclear test, Mary Louise Kelly talks with former Ambassador Christopher Hill, who has negotiated with North Korea over its nuclear program.

Someone Steals $7,000 In Legos

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 4:10am

In Grandville, Mich., somebody broke into Brian Richards' home. No cash or electronics were stolen, but someone took $7,000 worth of Legos. Richards had been collecting them since age 5.

Legal Scholars Support Reassigned Climate Scientist

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 4:10am

Advocacy groups are weighing in on behalf of Joel Clement, a climate change scientist who says he was reassigned in retaliation for his views.

Worries Over Chemicals In The Water In Texas

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 4:10am

Scientists are concerned about the risk of chemicals washing around in the flood water in Texas.

Washington Responds To Pyongyang

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 4:10am

President Trump is set to make a decision on the Obama-era DACA program for immigrants. It's shaping up to be a major story this week, along with a response to North Korea's latest nuclear test.

What's Next In The Diplomatic Spat Between The U.S. And Russia

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 4:10am

Mary Louise Kelly talks with reporter Charles Maynes in Moscow about ongoing tensions between the U.S. and Russia as the countries close diplomatic posts.

Some Houstonians Still Haven't Seen Their Homes

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 4:10am

In one Houston community, residents stand around on a street corner as if it were a bus stop — waiting to catch a ride on a boat that will take them to see their flooded homes.

World Leaders Condemn North Korean Nuclear Test

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 4:10am

North Korea conducted its sixth test of a nuclear weapon on Sunday, and the world reacted with condemnation. North Korea claims to have tested a hydrogen bomb.

High School Female Quarterback Throws Touchdown Pass In First Game

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 4:10am

Holly Neher is a high school quarterback who threw a touchdown pass in her very first varsity game, and possibly the first female to throw a touchdown pass in a high school game in Florida.

News Brief: North Korean Nukes, Trump's Response, Harvey's Toxic Effects

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 4:10am

North Korea claimed to have successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb on Sunday, which would be a big development in the country's nuclear program. Also, we have the latest on the U.S. response.

Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers, Or You May Not Be Able To Later

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 4:10am

If you sit too much during middle age — at work and at home — your ability to exercise or even walk in late decades is at risk, a study hints. And, of course, your risk of heart disease climbs, too.

(Image credit: Lily Padula for NPR)

Coca-Cola Offers A Sweet Quest: A Million Bucks To Replace Sugar

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 4:10am

The company is holding a contest to find a new and natural, low-calorie sweetener. The challenge comes at a time when many Americans are cutting back on sugar due to obesity and diabetes risks.

(Image credit: Courtesy of The Coca-Cola Company)

3 ... 2 ... 1 ... Beeeep! Your Microwave's 50th Anniversary Is Ready

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 4:07am

No self-respecting cook would admit to using the food-nuker for anything more than heating up last night's pasta, but it's hard to deny the influence this little machine has had on American life.

(Image credit: Courtesy of The Smithsonian Institution )




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