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How Bump Stocks Make Guns Fire Faster

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 6:05am

Police say the Las Vegas shooter had many bump stock devices. They're legal and widely available and enable semi-automatic weapons to fire similar to fully automatic weapons.

Where Recovery Stands In Puerto Rico

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 5:59am

Most Puerto Ricans remain without power and basic supplies. David Greene talks about recovery efforts with Chris Krebs of the Department of Homeland Security.

Deadline Looms For Thousands Of DREAMers

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 5:31am

Across the country, so-called DREAMers have been scrambling to renew their DACA benefits for the last time before the Trump Administration begins phasing out the program in March.

(Image credit: Joel Rose/NPR)

I'm Not Drunk, I'm A Time Traveler

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 4:39am

Police in Casper, Wyo., arrested a man for public intoxication. He said he was a time traveler from the year 2048 and aliens forced him to drink.

Thief Targets Martial Arts Gym

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 4:36am

A man in Rio de Janeiro tried to rob a gym, which turned out to be a martial arts gym. Surveillance video shows him being chased by students in jiu jitsu uniforms.

News Brief: Congress Talks 'Bump Stocks,' Las Vegas Latest, DACA Deadline

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 4:02am

The Las Vegas attack has got lawmakers talking about banning "bump stocks," which simulate automatic weapons. Also, the Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend said she didn't know of his plans.

Nobel Prize In Literature To Be Announced

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 4:02am

Just as with the other Nobel prizes, there's no shortlist of nominees for the literature prize. But every year, speculation spreads from the literati to the betting houses.

French Cigarette Sellers Protest Government Price Hike

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 4:02am

In France, the owners of licensed tobacco stores are protesting against the government's plans to raise cigarette prices.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar On Social Media Political Ad Disclosure

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 4:02am

Lawmakers are pushing for new legislation that would require greater disclosure of political ads that run on social media. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is the co-author and talks with NPR's David Greene.

Security Readies For Next Big Music Festival

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 4:02am

The country's next big music festival is this weekend in Austin, Texas. Austin City Limits is a three-day outdoor event that has seen crowds topping 75,000. Security will be tighter this year.

Following Disaster Teams In Puerto Rico

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 4:02am

Puerto Rico's death toll from Hurricane Maria has jumped to 34 because of the "indirect deaths" from heart attacks and dialysis failure. We travel with a disaster medical team as they try to help.

Deadline Approaches For Trump On Iran Deal

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 4:02am

Oct. 15 is the deadline for the Trump administration to decide whether to recertify the Iran nuclear deal. Rachel Martin talks to Mark Dubowitz, an adviser to President Trump.

Anti-Abortion Congressman Reportedly Asks Woman To Get An Abortion

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 4:02am

After news that he asked a woman with whom he had an affair to get an abortion, Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Tim Murphy announced he won't seek re-election. He's a member of the House Pro-Life Caucus.

Classifying Attacks: Mental Illness Or Terrorism?

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 4:02am

New research explores our tendency to label mass shooters as either mentally ill or as terrorists, based on whether they are Muslim or not.

Shooter's Girlfriend Denies Knowledge Of Attack

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 4:02am

Marilou Danley said in a statement that she had no idea of her boyfriend's intentions to carry out a massacre in Las Vegas. She flew back to the U.S. and has met with investigators.

We Are What We Wear: Exhibition Examines Clothing That Changed The World

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 4:02am

A new exhibition at New York's MoMA explores the social history of clothing items like flip-flops ("a humble masterpiece," according to one curator) and the white T-shirt.

(Image credit: Courtesy Shutterstock/SFIO CRACHO/ The Museum of Modern Art, New York)

To Save Opioid Addicts, This Experimental Court Is Ditching The Delays

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 4:02am

Underscoring the severity of the U.S. overdose crisis, a first-of-its kind opioid intervention court aims to get drug-addicted criminal defendants into recovery before their criminal case is heard.

(Image credit: Carolyn Thompson/AP)

All Of Las Vegas Feels A Deep Pain After Sunday's Shooting

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 6:31am

Some 2 million people call Las Vegas home. Some of them were at the country music concert Sunday night, others were not. But either way, the wounds from the attack on their city run deep.

Remembering Lisa Patterson, A Las Vegas Shooting Victim

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 6:30am

Lisa Patterson was a mom, who worked with her husband in the family's hardwood flooring business in Los Angeles. The couple, married for 30 years, often visited Las Vegan to have fun.

Trump Travels To Las Vegas As Probe Continues Into Shooter's Motive

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 6:29am

President Trump arrives in a city where investigators are hard at work reconstructing Sunday night's mass shooting. Trump says gun laws will be talked about "as time goes by."




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