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In Election Year, Sen. Gardner Says Senate Is Focused On American People

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 6:35am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, who leads the National Republican Senatorial Committee which is charged with keeping his party in the Senate majority.

Robust Apprenticeship Program Key To Germany's Manufacturing Might

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 6:34am

Every year, about half a million young Germans enter the workforce through apprenticeship training programs. They provide a steady stream of highly qualified industrial workers.

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Passenger Takes Emergency Exit After Plane Is Delayed At Airport Arrival

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 4:50am

A plane was delayed after arrival at a Spanish airport, so a frustrated passenger opened the emergency exit and went out onto the plane's wing. He came back in and was later arrested.

The NBA's Dallas Little Cows

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 4:29am

Maverick has two definitions: an independent-minded person, but also an unbranded calf. In China, the NBA's Dallas Mavericks were known as the Little Cows, but changed it to the Lone Ranger Heroes.

Trump Dissolves Controversial Voter Fraud Commission

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:59am

President Trump has dissolved the commission he had set up to investigate claims of voter fraud. Steve Inskeep speaks with Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, one of the former commissioners.

News Brief: Trump Attacks Bannon, Manafort Sues The DOJ, Winter Storm

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:59am

President Trump attacked his former adviser Steve Bannon after Bannon criticized the Trump campaign in a new book. Also, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is suing the Justice Department.

Howard Dean Calls For A New Generation Of Democratic Leaders

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:59am

Howard Dean, former Vermont governor and former Democratic National Committee chair, tells NPR's Rachel Martin about why he's called on older Democrats to retire and make room for younger politicians.

Tensions Escalate Between The U.S. And Pakistan

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:59am

Pakistani relations with the U.S. are at a crisis point. Steve Inskeep talks with Pakistani journalist and Friday Times editor Najam Sethi about where things stand between the countries.

Trump Says Bannon 'Lost His Mind'

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:59am

Steve Bannon reportedly called a Trump campaign meeting with Russians "treasonous." President Trump said that Bannon "lost his mind."

Fred Bass, Owner Of Landmark NYC Bookstore, Dies At 89

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:59am

Fred Bass took over The Strand bookstore in New York City from his father and spent most of his long life working in the store which he built into a literary landmark. He died Wednesday at age 89.

Manafort Sues Justice Department Over Russia Investigation

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:59am

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is suing the Justice Department and Robert Mueller, alleging that Mueller has exceeded his mandate by investigating matters unrelated to the 2016 election.

Digital Spying And Divorce

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:59am

A woman discovers she's being spied on by her former husband using a GPS tracker, and she suspects using spyware as well. We look at how digital spy tools are changing divorce.

'Meditation For Fidgety Skeptics' Offers Practical Advice For Stressed-Out Cynics

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:59am

Trying to reduce anxiety and stress in 2018? If the idea of meditation makes you want to toss your coffee cup across the room, ABC News anchor Dan Harris offers some advice in his new book.

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