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GOP Presidential Candidates Put Iowa Behind Them And Court N.H. Voters

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

As the presidential campaign turns to New Hampshire, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are trying to build on their momentum from Iowa. After a humbling defeat, Donald Trump is trying to prove he's resilient with a return to his raucous rallies.

Obama To Make His First Visit As President To A U.S. Mosque

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

Renee Montagne talks to Peter Manseau, author of "One Nation, Under Gods: A New American History," about President Obama's engagement of Americans of different faiths. On Wednesday, the president visits a mosque in Baltimore.

Morris Robinson's Circuitous Route To The Operatic Stage

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

You don't often think of football and opera in the same sentence, but singer Morris Robinson started out on the football field during college and has ended up onstage. He explains how he went from offensive lineman to stentorian bass.

Turkey Contributes To Migrants Overwhelming Greece, Ambassador Says

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

Greece is the first stop for many migrants coming from the Middle East. Renee Montagne talks to Christos Panagopoulos, Greece's ambassador to the U.S. about E.U. to try to curb the flow of migrants.

Thousands Of Foreign Fighters Still Join ISIS Despite Visible Defeats

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

ISIS has lost a lot of territory but that hasn't translated into a loss of supporters. The reason: the group has convinced its followers that defeat is part of a larger plan.

House Panel To Hold First Hearings Into Flint's Water Crisis

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

Investigations are being conducted into how Flint's drinking water was contaminated with lead. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Keith Creagh, interim head of Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality.

American Football Catches On In China; League Champion Crownded

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

In advance of this weekend's Super Bowl, we're going to look at another football championship game — this one in China. A grass roots football league has sprouted there in recent years and the title game was held between two Shanghai teams, the Nighthawks and the Warriors.

Convicted Killer In Podcast 'Serial' To Ask For A New Trial In Baltimore Hearing

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

The true-crime podcast "Serial" became a public radio sensation telling the story of a suburban Baltimore murder. In a hearing Wednesday, the man convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend is getting a chance to present new evidence.

Clinton, Sanders Focus On New Hampshire Ahead Of Next Week's Primary

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are in New Hampshire coming off the heels of the Iowa caucuses — Clinton won by the narrowest of margins.

Nonprofit's Rescue Ship Prowls Waters Between Greece And Turkey Looking For Migrants

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

Thousands of migrants land daily on Greece' shores seeking asylum in Europe. Hundreds don't make it, drowning during the perilous sea voyage. Volunteers, with private rescue boats, are trying to save migrants.

American Football Catches On In China

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

Far from Sunday's Super Bowl, another championship game takes place in China, where a grassroots league is gaining fans. The players learned about football via Hollywood movies and online NFL games.

From Football To Opera: Singer Morris Robinson Takes Center Stage

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

Once Morris Robinson dreamed of fame on the football field. Now, he's moving audiences across the world with the power of his voice, and changing the face of opera.

American Football Catches On In China; League Champion Crowned

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

In advance of Sunday's Super Bowl, we're going to look at another football championship game. A grass roots football league in China is gaining fans. The title game was held between 2 Shanghai teams.

Super Bowl 50's Quarterbacks: So Talented And So Different

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:02am

For Frank Deford, the best football games are those played with two star quarterbacks, because football needs quarterbacks.

The Hong Kong Bookseller Who's Keeping 'Banned' Books On His Shelves

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 3:58am

Five people in Hong Kong's book industry disappeared. All were linked to books forbidden in mainland China. Here's one bookseller who says he has no plans to remove the "banned" works.

Looking To N.H.: Rubio's Broad Support, Sanders' Familiarity

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 11:33am

After Monday night's caucuses in Iowa, the presidential candidates are turning their attention to New Hampshire. NPR's Asma Khalid tells David Greene the vote on both sides will be close.

How Iowa Results Will Affect Voters' Choices In Next-Up N.H.

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 8:44am

David Greene talks with All Things Considered host Robert Siegel, who's in Manchester, N.H., trying to find out how mainstream Republicans are reacting to outsider candidates.

Little Time To Celebrate Iowa; It's On To New Hampshire

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 6:42am

Caucus night is over. Sen. Ted Cruz was the winner on the Republican side and Hillary Clinton pulled out victory in a very close race with Sen. Bernie Sanders. New Hampshire holds a primary next week.

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