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Voters Are Being Deluged With 'Designed Clamor,' Bill Clinton Says

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 4:07am

Former President Bill Clinton is in the public eye more than any other past U.S. president. Clinton talks to Steve Inskeep about his wife's presidential campaign.

Police In New York Follow Leads In Saturday's Bomb Blast In Chelsea

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 4:07am

Police have yet to find any links to international terrorism, as they zero in on a man they believe is a "person of interest."

Museum In France Closes; Auctions Off Tanks

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 4:07am

After suffering a lack of visitors since the terrorist attacks in Paris, the Normandy Tank Museum is closing. Dozens of historic armored vehicles have been auctioned off.

'Planet Money' Team Heads To Kansas To Get Into The Oil Business

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 4:07am

NPR's Planet Money team embarks on a quest to buy, transport and refine crude oil. We'll meet all the people who make our gasoline possible.

Pentagon Investigates Airstrike That May Have Hit Syrian Soldiers

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 4:07am

The attack on Saturday in eastern Syria, which had been targeting Islamic State militants, hit Syrian soldiers instead, according to the Russian military.

After Weekend Blast, Another Bomb Discovered In New York City Region

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 4:07am

A bomb exploded Saturday in lower Manhattan, injuring 29 people. Gov. Cuomo directed 1,000 state troopers and the National Guard to help patrol. On Monday, a device was found in Elizabeth, N.J.

Bill Clinton: 'It's Hard' To Think About Leaving Foundation

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 4:00am

The former president talks to NPR about the prospect of stepping away from the Clinton Foundation if his wife is elected — and why even false accusations of impropriety can stick.

Springfield, Ohio: A Shrinking City Faces A Tough Economic Future

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 3:59am

As it transitions away from manufacturing, Springfield relies more on lower-paying service jobs. For many, a middle-class life is out of reach. But some see signs of hope for the local economy.

Juggernauts Repeat At 2016 Emmys, But Fresh Faces Get Their Due

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 6:40pm

Game of Thrones, Veep and The People v. O.J. Simpson won for best drama, comedy and limited series — but some new names made splashes, too. NPR's pop culture crew live-tweeted the night's festivities.

Dinosaur Saved From Extinction In Boston Suburb

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 6:07am

For generations, an orange dinosaur has stood over the miniature golf course in Saugus. The complex is closing and a housing development is planned. The new project plans to keep the dinosaur.

After 100 Years, Yisrael Kristal Will Finally Get His Bar Mitzvah

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 5:18am

Yisrael Kristal, the world's oldest man, was never bar mitzvahed. He was living in Poland when he turned 13. His coming-of-age ceremony was called off because of World War One.

Movie Review: Oliver Stone's 'Snowden'

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 4:01am

There has already been a high-profile documentary about Edward Snowden. Now comes a drama from a filmmaker known for dramatizing the Vietnam war and the Kennedy assassination.

VP Pick Tim Caine's Stand On Abortion Is At Odds With Catholic Teachings

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 4:01am

Senator Tim Kaine says his Catholic faith informs how he lives and the rules he follows. But, he tells Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep that he does not believe that his job as a public official is to make others follow the church's teachings. For instance: on abortion.

Clinton Jumps On Trump Comments Over Where Obama Was Born

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 4:01am

Donald Trump refused to say President Obama was born in the U.S. during an interview with The Washington Post on Thursday, though his campaign insisted later that he believes that to be true.

Community-Led Sanitation Tasked With Ending Open Defecation

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 4:01am

In developing countries, open defecation is a major cause of diarrheal diseases, child mortality and even sexual assault against girls and women exposed while relieving themselves outside. We examine an unconventional approach to try to end the practice.

Unlike Duma Elections 5 Years Ago, Russian Opposition Is Expected To Be Muted

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 4:01am

On Sunday, Russian voters will choose members of a new Duma, the lower house of parliament. Tens of thousands of people turned out to protest the results of the last such election in 2011, after wide-spread accusations of vote fraud. Now those protesters say they are too disheartened to vote, and too afraid to protest.

How Risk Affects The Way People Think About Their Health

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 4:01am

Researchers found that by telling people the risk of HIV is lower than they previously thought, they can get people to behave in safer ways. Paradoxically, when people think their risk is very high, they can sometimes act less responsibly.

Immigration Views Were Shaped By Time Abroad, Sen. Tim Kaine Says

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 4:01am

Kaine, Hillary Clinton's vice presidential pick, tells Steve Inskeep that his experience living in Honduras as a young man has informed his immigration beliefs. He says many are fleeing violence.

Syrian Refugee Gets Free Dental Care From A Dentist Who Also Was A Refugee

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 4:01am

The blind father of a Syrian refugee family in New Jersey gets free dental work from a dentist who knows what it's like to be lost and overwhelmed. Twenty years ago she fled the war in Bosnia.

Wells Fargo Scrutinized For Executive's Retirement Package

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 4:01am

The executive oversaw the employees who opened as many as 2 million fake accounts to boost sales figures. David Greene talks to Alan Sklover, an attorney who brokers retirement deals for executives.

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