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Human Smuggler: Central Americans Are Worth Their Weight In Gold

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

It has gotten harder for undocumented migrants to sneak into the U.S. from Latin America. That has led to a rise in the price charged by human smugglers.

CDC Expects Larger Numbers Of Zika Virus Cases To Be Reported

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

Zika virus only recently appeared in the Americas. Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Beth Bell, head of the office dealing with emerging infectious disease at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Finicum's Death Changes Tone Of Occupied Wildlife Refuge In Oregon

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

One person was killed as authorities arrested militants who had been occupying the federal refuge. Family identified the man as Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, an Arizona rancher and father of 11 children.

Militants Encouraged To End Occupation Of Wildlife Refuge

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

Ammon Bundy is asking the remaining armed militants occupying a national wildlife refuge in Oregon to stand down and return home to their families. Bundy was arrested on Tuesday.

Denmark's Far-Right Party Argues Migrants Should Help Pay for Their Stay

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

Steve Inskeep talks to Martin Henriksen of the Danish People's Party about a new law in Denmark requiring migrants to hand over personal property, to pay for government services they'll be getting.

Iran's President Is In Paris To Look For Business Opportunities

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is in Paris, where he's holding talks with French leaders and marking the lifting of sanctions on Iran by signing major contracts with a number of French companies

Guest Workers, Legal Yet Not Quite Free, Pick Florida's Oranges

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 3:59am

Most of the workers who are picking oranges in Florida are temporary "guest" workers from Mexico. They have signed contracts to work for growers who arranged their visas and provide their housing.

How Do You Measure Passion? Figuring The Value Of Social Media Followers

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 3:38am

Having millions of followers on Twitter or Instagram isn't necessarily a great achievement if they don't engage with you. Putting a value on social media followers is a burgeoning business.

'Millennial Think-Piece Bingo'

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 6:52am

McSweeney's came up with a game: Millennial Think-Piece Bingo. The next time you're reading a deep dive on 18 to 35-year-olds. Play along, with squares like: entitlement complex.

Toy Helps Preoccupy Uber Passengers

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 6:40am

Drivers in Charlotte, N.C., are equipped with a children's toy called Bop It. It's a test of reflexes — you're supposed to press buttons when the toy tells you. It's considered a great diversion.

Oregon Refuge Occupation: Several Arrests, 1 Killed

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 5:43am

Steve Inskeep talks to John Sepulvado of with Oregon Public Broadcasting for the latest developments in the occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon.

Abe Vigoda, Tessio In 'The Godfather' And Fish In 'Barney Miller,' Dies At 94

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 4:12am

Character actor Abe Vigoda has died at the age of 94. He was known for his role as Tessio in the first "Godfather" movie, as well as Fish in the TV series "Barney Miller." Vigoda was also the subject of rumors of his death going back to the 1980s.

Perry Campaigning For Cruz: No One Is More Prepared To Be Commander In Chief

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 4:12am

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, who dropped out of the Republican presidential race last year, is back on the trail this week in Iowa. This time in support of fellow Texan, Senator Ted Cruz.

Is It Realistic To Recommend Delaying Pregnancy During Zika Outbreak?

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 4:12am

Some Latin American countries are calling on women to postpone getting pregnant. Women's rights activist Monica Roa thinks that's "naive and ineffective."

Sidestepping Iowa, John Kasich Is Hedging His Bets On New Hampshire

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 4:12am

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has held more town halls in New Hampshire than any other candidate — 80 to date. He's hoping a strong performance in the state will keep his campaign alive.

Kasich Focuses On N.H. Primary. Jokes: I Might Qualify As A Resident

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 4:12am

Ohio Gov. John Kasich appears to be gaining traction in the state's GOP presidential primary race. Kasich has held 80 town halls there this campaign season — more than any other candidate.

7 Months Without A Budget, Ill. Gov. Rauner To Deliver State Address

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 4:12am

The stalemate between the Republican governor and the Democratic legislature has left Illinois without a budget. In that atmosphere, Gov. Bruce Rauner is present his State of the State address.

4 Countries Caution Women Not To Get Pregnant During Zika Virus Outbreak

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 4:12am

The Zika virus has been spreading across Latin America and it is expected to reach every country in the Americas except Canada. The virus causes birth defects. Ecuador, El Salvador, Jamaica and Colombia are asking women to delay pregnancies during the outbreak. Renee Montagne talks to Monika Roa of Women's Link Worldwide, which is a gender rights organization.

Promoting Partisan Divide May Up Candidates' Donations

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 4:12am

A field experiment into political fundraising reveals something interesting: Small donors are more likely to open their wallets for political campaigns when they are told that other donors who support a rival candidate are being generous.

Iran's President To Stop In France

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 4:12am

Iran's president is on his first trip to the West since sanctions were lifted, visiting Rome earlier in the week, and Paris on Wednesday. Some European countries were big trading partners with Iran in the past, but while their companies are eager to rebuild that trade, they're also wary of Iran's hard liners and American prosecutors.




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