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Sweet Sweet Little Ramona

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:57am

An NPR editor mistakenly posted on NPR's Facebook page about a baby and a cat. It went viral, after people said it was something happy to read about after recent bad news.

Why Counting Injuries Is Difficult

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:47am

It's hard to get an exact number of the people shot during the massacre in Las Vegas, especially because of the enormous number of victims.

Ibeyi On Spirituality And Joy In 'Ash'

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:36am

The French-Cuban twins of Ibeyi are back with Ash, a new record that confronts themes of womanhood, racism and faith.

(Image credit: David Uzochukwu/Courtesy of the artist)

Puerto Rico's 'Singing Newspapers'

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:01am

Folks are beginning to rebuild their lives after Hurricane Maria, and for Puerto Rico's plena musicians, it means rebuilding a sense of culture and community.

News Brief: Trump In Las Vegas, Gun Control, Theresa May's Troubles

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump is traveling to Las Vegas Wednesday after Sunday's mass shooting. Also, Democrats are pushing for measures related to gun control, and Theresa May's conservative party is in disarray.

Chemistry Nobel Prize To Be Announced

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:01am

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is announcing the winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday.

Securing Public Spaces From The Next Attack

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:01am

We talk with a security consultant about the dangers inherent in large public spaces and how security experts are hoping to find signs to help stop future attackers.

The Big Life Of John Phippen, Who Died In Las Vegas

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:01am

John Phippen was 56 years old, a handsome guy with gray hair and a mustache. He was at the music festival with his son Travis, an emergency medical technician, when they were both shot.

Why The Gun Debate Goes On And Nothing Changes

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:01am

In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, the inevitable gun control debate has resurfaced. Rachel Martin talks with NRA member Chris Buskirk of the conservative site American Greatness.

Alaskans Among Victims Of Las Vegas Massacre

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:01am

Among the Las Vegas shooting victims were two from Alaska: Adrian Murfitt was a commercial fisherman and Dorene Anderson was a stay-at-home mom and a hockey fan.

Authorities Detail How Shooter Prepared For Attack

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:01am

Law enforcement confirms the Las Vegas shooter had multiple rifles equipped with devices to enable guns to fire very quickly, as well as spy cameras to watch for approaching police.

Trump And The Truth About NFL Ratings

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:01am

Commentator Mike Pesca talks about President Trump's attack on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem and his claim about the NFL rapidly losing viewers.

Theresa May Under Fire Within Her Own Party

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:01am

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to her Conservative Party's annual conference on Wednesday, trying to retain her job despite a barely-disguised bid for the leadership by her foreign secretary.

A Father Races To Vegas After His Daughter Is Shot

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:01am

We talk with a father who's spending time at the bedside of his daughter in the hospital after she was shot at Sunday's concert.

State Department Expels 15 Cuban Diplomats

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:56am

The State Department is ordering the Cuban embassy in Washington to downsize, expelling 15 Cuban officials. They have 7 days to leave.

For Nev. Sen. Cortez Masto, It Is A Time To Comfort Shooting Victims, Families

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 9:09am

NPR's Rachel Martin gets an update from Nevada Democrat Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto on the investigation and prospects for a new gun control debate after Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas.

President Trump To Tour Puerto Rico's Devastation From The Air

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 6:28am

One person the president is not scheduled to meet is Carmen Yulín Cruz — the Puerto Rican mayor who has been locked in a public feud with Trump over his administration's hurricane response.

Las Vegas Community Remembers Off-Duty Officer Killed At Concert

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 6:27am

The Las Vegas PD confirms that one of its officers was killed, but they haven't named him. Charleston Hartfield was also a youth football coach, and his death is being mourned on social media.

Why Did Stephen Paddock Open Fire On Las Vegas Concert-Goers?

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 6:26am

Authorities say that so far a motive for the shooting is elusive. He also doesn't fit any common profiles for a mass murderer. One thing that is known, is that Paddock had a lot of weapons.

Stolen Wallet Turns Up Inside House Being Renovated

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 5:48am

Nearly 50 years ago, Dennis Helmer's wallet was stolen. reports among the items in it, a receipt for his first semester at Drexel University in 1956. The cost: $168.




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