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Pa. Man Sues State Police Over Traffic Stop

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 4:32am

Alexander Bernstein spent 29 days in jail after a field test indicated a powdery substance in the car was cocaine. Laboratory tests revealed that Bernstein was behind bars for transporting soap.

Commentary: Mizzou Football And The Power Of The Players

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 4:31am

Frank Deford wonders: Once the games are over, are the football players really accepted, or are they just hired hands?

Police Raid Apartment In French Suburb Looking For Terrorists

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 4:08am

Police have surrounded an apartment in Saint Denis, a northern suburb of Paris. The main target of the raid is a man they think was behind last week's terrorist attacks which killed 129 people.

Gray-Haired Granny? An 85-Year-Old Writer Goes Punk Rock Instead

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 4:08am

An octogenarian dyes her hair bright blue, and reflects on the cultural fixation with women's looks.

Charlie Sheen Says He's HIV-Positive, Paid To Keep It A Secret

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 8:27am

Steve Inskeep talks with NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans about the actor's announcement that he is HIV-positive. Sheen said he has paid millions to keep his health issue a secret for years.

Sen. McCain On ISIS: I'd Rather Fight Them Overseas Than Here

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 6:45am

Steve Inskeep talks to Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, about the ISIS threat, U.S. governors not wanting to accept Syrian refugees and the possibility of peace in Syria.

Hey, New Teacher, Don't Quit. It Will Get Better.

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 5:43am

One new teacher in 10 will quit by the end of the first year. One teacher coined a phrase that explains why: Dark, Evil Vortex of Late September, October, and November. DEVOLSON.

As Paris Recovers From Attacks, Russia Confirms Bomb Caused Airliner Crash

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 5:37am

Russian has finally acknowledged a bomb brought down a Russian jetliner over Egypt last month. It's the first time officials said terrorists caused the crash that killed all 224 people on the plane.

Word Of The Year Is Really An Emoji

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 5:22am

The people at the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year got creative. This year's new word is really an emoji entitled: "Face with Tears of Joy." The frequency of its use tripled in 2015.

U.S. Governors Balk At Taking In Syrian Refugees

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 5:09am

After last week's terrorist attacks in Paris, governors across the U.S. say they won't take Syrian refugees — citing the risk that terrorists could use the program to slip into the country.

Refugees Likely To Experience Backlash After Paris Attacks

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 5:09am

Paris has long been a city of immigrants. But there are now fears of repercussions against the refugees who are streaming into Europe at a faster pace from places like Syria.

Paris Pauses To Remember Those Killed In Friday's Massacre

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 5:01am

People stopped to honor the dead in Metro stations, at makeshift memorials and at sites like the Eiffel Tower. Hotel staff members also went outside to take part in the moment of silence.

Comedians Remind Everyone That Muslims Experience Terrorism Firsthand

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 4:46am

Some Pakistani comedians posted a video on Facebook, denouncing the Paris attacks as the work of deranged individuals and reminding viewers that Muslims are the most numerous victims of terror.

For Women, Income Inequality Continues Into Retirement

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 4:46am

Lydia Smith, 87, is one of the 2.6 million women aged 65 and over living at or below the poverty line. Older women are more than twice as likely as men to live in poverty.

Is There A Hierarchy Of The Importance Of Death In The News Business?

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 4:43am

A day before the Paris attacks, two suicide bombers killed more than 40 people in a crowded commercial district of Beirut, Lebanon. Did the news media cover each story equally?

NATO Allies Grapple With Appropriate Response To Paris Attacks

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 4:34am

Steve Inskeep talks to Mary Beth Long, former assistant secretary of Defense and current adviser to NATO, about the Islamic State's terror campaign, and the efforts underway to combat the threat.

Secretary Of State Kerry Meets French President Hollande

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 4:33am

Kerry is the first high-ranking U.S. official to visit Paris after last week's attacks. He said U.S. and French officials talked about what can be done to step up the efforts to fight ISIS.

Colorado Town Ponders Accepting Guantanamo Detainees

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 4:13am

The White House will soon send Congress its proposal to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. A Colorado town that hosts a federal and state prison debate taking in the detainees.

Belgium Neighborhood Had Earlier Links To Terrorism

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 4:13am

Molenbeek has come into focus after the Paris terrorist attacks. Two suspects were arrested there. and this isn't the first time the neighborhood has been tied to terrorism.

Residents Of Paris Eye Each Other Cautiously

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 4:13am

There's still such a chill in Paris — even the weather turned cold and dreary since the attacks. A Muslim leaving a mosque says people have been shooting him dirty looks.




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