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March Gladness: A Northwestern Fan Celebrates The Team's First NCAA Bid

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 3:56am

Commentator Kevin Blackistone is overjoyed his alma mater, Northwestern, has finally made the NCAA basketball tournament — but with some caveats.

(Image credit: Nam Y. Huh/AP)

A Long List Of Challenges Awaits Rex Tillerson In Asia

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 3:42am

As the new secretary of state starts a six-day sweep through East Asia, he heads into a region full of challenges, both old and new.

(Image credit: U.S. Forces Korea)

Sen. Claire McCaskill Speaks Out On Why 'Trumpcare' Is A 'Disaster'

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 7:29am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri who sits on one of the Senate committees that must approve the Republican health care bill in order for it to reach the floor.

Looking For A Job? Afraid Of Snakes? Florida Needs Python Hunters

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 6:26am

South Florida officials tell the Tampa Bay Times they're hiring 25 people to kill pythons in the Everglades. The job pays $8.10 an hour plus the opportunity for bonuses.

Minnesota Hockey Fan Acknowledges Players' Epic Hair

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 6:14am

Hockey players are known for being tough and fast but did you know they also have epic hair? John King's 2017 ranking for the best hair in a Minnesota high school hockey league is out.

Dutch Voters Prepare For Wednesday's Elections

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

The Netherlands holds parliamentary elections on Wednesday, and the far-right candidate Geert Wilders is expected to do well.

Why More Details May Be Counterproductive When Battling Fake News

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

As the country has become more polarized, we increasingly disagree not just on policy, but on the facts. Can more and better information solve the problem of fake news?

'The Atlantic' Examines Trump Adviser Kellyanne Conway

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin talks to Molly Ball, who profiles presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway in the new issue of "The Atlantic." The story is called: "Kellyanne's Alternative Universe."

Exercises With U.S. Military Helps Chadian Forces Fight Extremism

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

The U.S. military is wrapping up counter-terrorism training with African armies battling ISIS-affiliated Boko Haram. In one exercise, troops from Chad secured a vital waterway and attacked a Boko Haram safe haven.

Airbnb Counters Critics On Housing Supply And Tax Collection

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

Airbnb says a study which claims the fastest-growing share of its listings come from property managers — not individual home owners renting out their residences — is flawed.

CBO Report: GOP Bill Could Leave 24M More Without Health Coverage By 2026

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

The Congressional Budget Office released a report on Monday estimating that the GOP health care bill would reduce the number of people with health insurance by 24 million a decade from now.

ICE Agents' Tactics Raise Concerns About Migrants Access To The Justice System

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

Lawyers and judges in some parts of the country say that for the first time Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents are coming inside courthouses to question people about their immigration status.

Researchers Examine Breitbart's Influence On Election Information

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

A study of 1.25 million media stories says a Breitbart-centered media ecosystem fostered the sharing of stories that were, at their core, misleading. Steve Inskeep talks to researcher Yochai Benkler.

What CBO's GOP Health Plan Forecast Means For California

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

Reporter Stephanie O'Neill of Kaiser Health News looks at the impact of the Republican health care bill on the nation's largest state, California, which fully embraced Obamacare.

Girl, Interrupted: Hurray For The Riff Raff On Identity Lost And Found

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:01am

Singer Alynda Segarra explains the band's new album, The Navigator, which tells the story of a Puerto Rican girl who wishes away her culture and community in exchange for more freedom.

(Image credit: Sarrah Danziger/Courtesy of the artist)

A Microbe Hunter Plies Her Trade In Space

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:00am

Meet Kate Rubins, a virus-hunter turned astronaut. When she sequenced DNA in space for the first time, she opened the door to a new era in space biology.

(Image credit: NASA Johnson/Flickr)

As China's Coal Mines Close, Miners Are Becoming Bolder In Voicing Demands

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:58am

State-run coal mines are shutting down in China's rust belt. Facing layoffs, miners are worried about their future — and in the absence of labor unions, are organizing to demand better treatment.

(Image credit: Rob Schmitz/NPR)

Orangutan's Vocal Feats Hint At Deeper Roots of Human Speech

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:57am

Rocky wowed scientists when he showed he could control his vocal cords much the way people do. His abilities suggest that early humans might have spoken words 10 million years ago.

(Image credit: Mark Kaser/Courtesy of Indianapolis Zoo)

Congressional Budget Office Delves Into GOP Health Plan's Cost

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 6:55am

The CBO is expected to soon release its projections on the impact of the House Republicans' proposed health care bill on the economy, the federal budget and the health care industry.

Atlanta TV Station Pays Tribute To Rapper Biggie Smalls

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 6:05am

On the 20th anniversary of his death, members of the Atlanta news team paid tribute to the Notorious B.I.G. by working the rapper's lyrics into morning traffic reports.




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