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Book Fair Aims To Help Change Somaliland's Oral Culture

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:05am

In the unrecognized autonomous region of Somaliland, literacy is more than a educational goal. It's an economic lifeline to the diaspora who provide most of the country's economic support.

In Ohio Speech, Trump Proposes Steps To Fight ISIS

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:05am

David Greene talks to Republican political strategist Mike Murphy about Donald Trump's new anti-ISIS proposals, which were outlined in a speech in Youngstown, Ohio, on Monday.

The Familiar Voice Of Delilah: A Nighttime Companion On The Radio

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:05am

This year marks 20 years that Delilah Rene Luke has been talking to strangers about their problems. Radio personality Delilah talks to David Greene about giving advice and dedicating songs to callers.

The Difficult Task Of Moving Freight Forwarding Into The Internet Age

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:05am

When products move around the world, they pass through a highly sophisticated system of ships, docks, trucks and more. But there is one link that has remained stubbornly human: freight forwarding.

Comedy Central Cancels 'Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore'

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:05am

Wilmore has had a few viral moments but mostly the show was unable to connect with viewers and build ratings. It will air for the last time on Thursday.

A Rise In Radical Islam Draws A Reporter Back To Kosovo After 15 years

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:05am

Renee Montagne talks to Carlotta Gall of The New York Times about the rise of radical Islam in the Balkan country. Gall says radical clerics have turned Kosovo into a recruiting ground for ISIS.

Conjoined Twins In Syria Evacuated From Rebel Stronghold

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:05am

Syrian aid workers managed to evacuate a set of twins — joined at their heart — from a besieged suburb to the capital Damascus. Activists hope the evacuation will lead to life-saving surgery abroad, and put a spotlight on other critical cases in the country.

Wasserman Schultz Faces Tough Primary Against Sanders-Endorsed Canova

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:05am

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is fighting to keep her seat in Congress. Progressive Democrat Tim Canova has matched Wasserman Schultz in fundraising after being endorsed by Bernie Sanders.

Louisiana Flood Victims Aided By Members Of The 'Cajun Navy'

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:05am

Members of the "Cajun Navy" — an armada of volunteers with their big pickups towing big boats — are helping neighbors near Baton Rouge, where record floods have displaced tens of thousands of people.

The Dangerous Side Of Synchronized Swimming: Concussions

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:05am

Synchronized swimming is known for its demanding precision. Less known are the serious injuries, like concussions, that occur perfecting and performing that precision.

The Fine Line Between Countering Security Threats And Racial Profiling

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:05am

A U.S. nuclear engineer is accused of spying for China. Chinese economic espionage costs the U.S. billions each year. The case raises questions about whether Chinese-Americans are unfairly targeted.

Reality Show Resonates With Politically Starved Young Palestinians

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:05am

A 24-year-old Palestinian who was elected president on a TV reality show gets peppered with policy questions by his fans. It's a sign of how hungry Palestinians are for delayed real elections.

Competitors In Russian Town Vie For Most Mosquito Bites

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 6:13am

Irina Ilyukhina, 9, won the "tastiest girl" category at the mosquito festival in Berezniki, Russia. She received 43 bites while berry-picking. She takes home a ceramic mug for her efforts.

Obama Releases His Summer Music Playlist

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 5:57am

This is the second year in a row that President Obama has released his playlist to rave reviews. It features artists like Chance The rapper and the Beach Boys.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt Retains Title: Word's Fastest Man

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 4:01am

Bolt past all challengers to win the men's 100 meters in Rio for an unprecedented third time. He's attempting to do exactly what he did in 2008 and 2012 — win the 100, the 200 and the 4x100 relay.

This Week In Politics

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Republican pollster Jim Hobart about the missed opportunities, and capitalized moments from the presidential campaign trail.

What's The Best Way To Stop Taking Powerful Prescription Drugs?

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 4:01am

With all the concern about opioid addiction, some patients are worried and want to stop taking powerful medication. Tapering the drugs gradually may be a better way to do that than going cold turkey.

Boko Haram VideoSaid To Show Some Of The Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 4:01am

In Boko Haram's reported video, the camera pans across about 50 veiled females. They appear to be some of the missing Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped en masse by the extremist group two years ago.

More Unrest After Milwaukee Police Shooting But No Widespread Destruction

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 4:01am

A black man was shot by police over the weekend but unlike Saturday, there was not a lot of destruction on Sunday. Authorities say they've been able to handle protests on there own.

Clinton Releases 2015 Tax Returns; Pressure On Trump To Do The Same

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 4:01am

Hillary Clinton last week released her latest tax returns. It's a move to pressure Trump to release his tax records but it also underscores the wealth that the Clinton's have amassed in recent years.

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