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Texas Trade School Tries To Keep Up With Construction Demand

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:08am

A new construction trade school is opening in Houston just weeks after flooding from Hurricane Harvey ravaged homes around the city. Students are learning skills that are in high demand.

WTF Podcast Host Marc Maron's New Book: 'Waiting For The Punch'

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:08am

Marc Maron's collected the wisdom of his WTF podcast guests and published the interview excerpts in the form of the book: "Waiting For the Punch."

Armed With NASA Data, South Korea Confronts Its Choking Smog

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:51am

The U.S. space agency and the South Korean government teamed up for the most ambitious study of Korean air quality to date and found the majority of the toxic air is homegrown, and not from neighbors.

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School Year Opens In Mosul After ISIS Forced Out Of Iraqi City

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 6:57am

Most residents had kept their kids home for three years as schools were run by the militants. Then some kids started catching up on classes as ISIS was forced from neighborhoods in the spring.

Las Vegas Concert-Goers May Begin Reclaiming Objects Left Behind

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 6:57am

The items were abandoned as thousands of people fled a mass shooting. The objects form a record of the long minutes when the crowd at a concert realized they were under fire — just over one week ago.

Democrats Deal With Trump On DREAMers May Be In Trouble

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 6:57am

The deal agreed to last month traded increased border security for permanent protections for people in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The White House has announced new demands.

New Jersey Beach Town Hosts Annual Zombie Walk

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 6:10am

Hundreds of people took part in Asbury Park's annual zombie walk. People wear costumes — at least we think it's people in costumes.

Food Banks Appreciate Edible Donations

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 5:36am

A food bank in Wales was given a can of Heinz kidney soup that was 46 years old. There's also a price tag in an old currency. The food bank reminded people to check dates.

Boat Carrying Fleeing Rohingya Muslims Capsizes Off Bangladesh

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 4:01am

Police in Bangladesh announced that at least 12 people have died after a boat capsized. It had been carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar.

Morning News Brief

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump is in a fight with Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee. Corker told "The New York Times" that Trump is putting the nation on a path to World War Three. And, Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been fired as head of the Weinstein Company over sexual harassment allegations.

Nobel Prize In Economics Announced Monday Morning

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 4:01am

The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences is an award for outstanding contributions to the field of economics.

Trump Rescinds Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, who has denounced the Trump administration's rollback of the Affordable Care mandate to cover birth control.

Medical Residents Were Put To The Test After Vegas Mass Shooting

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 4:01am

Surgical fellows at the only Level 1 trauma center in Las Vegas got their medical board certification just three days before the mass shooting, and tested all their training that night.

Gulf Coast Cleans Up After Hurricane Nate Comes Ashore

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 4:01am

Cleanup is underway after Hurricane Nate hit early Sunday, coming ashore on the Mississippi coast. The region is trying to recover from a Category 1 hurricane and get back to business.

Weinstein Company Fires Co-Founder Harvey Weinstein

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 4:01am

He was forced out days after The New York Times published a report detailing decades of sexual harassment accusations against Weinstein, levied by ex-employees and the legal settlements that followed.

Politics In The News

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at "National Review" about guns, taxes and Twitter tirades.

Research Explores Pornography's Effect On Long-Term Relationships

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 4:01am

Married men and women who use pornography are more likely to get divorced than men and women who do not, researchers say. Porn is a driver in making relationships worse, increasing the divorce risk.

Hundreds Of Thousands Rally Against Catalan Secession

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 4:01am

Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards rallied over the weekend against Catalan independence. Will the voice of what some call a "silent majority" sway plans for a declaration of independence this week?

How Messing With Our Biological Clock Impacts Well-Being

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 4:01am

Three scientists have won the Nobel prize in Medicine for research into our internal clocks. Biological clocks regulate everything from behavior to metabolism and play a crucial role in our health.

Puerto Rico's Christopher Columbus Statue Survives Hurricane Maria

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 3:58am

Residents of Arecibo love the 350-foot tall statue, which they hope will bring tourists to the region. But they aren't fond of the conquistador who people say discovered the island and America.

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