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The Long, Strange History Of Campaign Endorsement Songs

10 min 4 sec ago

From "Nixon's The One" To "El Corrido de Hillary Clinton," an odd subgenre of music raises its head every four years: the endorsement song. It's part commercial jingle, part aspirational anthem.

How Native Students Can Succeed In College: 'Be As Tough As The Land That Made You'

20 min 38 sec ago

Native Americans make up less than 1 percent of students in college. Many say they feel invisible, without access to elite campuses. One program helps them leverage their heritage and identity.

'Deepwater Horizon' Director On The BP Oil Spill And The 'Addictive Dance' For Fuel

27 min 4 sec ago

Peter Berg discusses his new film, which recreates the final hours of the oil rig that exploded and sank, causing the BP oil spill. Eleven rig workers died trying to prevent the disaster.

Angel Olsen Sings With Fierceness And Fatalism On 'My Woman'

27 min 4 sec ago

Though Olsen sets pain and frustration to music in her latest album, critic Ken Tucker says it's clear that the singer is "very much in control of her emotions and her life."

They Dreamed Of Sheep (Farming): Peek Inside An Alabama Dairy

2 hours 39 min ago

Greg Kelly wanted out of corporate America for a lifestyle better suited to raising a family. So he and his wife launched Alabama's only sheep dairy. "We feel like we're really living now," she says.

Ex-Wells Fargo Employees Sue, Allege They Were Punished For Not Breaking Law

2 hours 41 min ago

Wells Fargo staff secretly opened millions of unauthorized accounts to meet lofty sales targets. A class-action suit has been filed on behalf of employees who obeyed the law and failed to meet quotas.

FBI: Murders Up Nearly 11 Percent In 2015; Violent Crime Rose Slightly

3 hours 45 min ago

FBI data show seven cities are largely responsible for the increase in murders last year. Experts said homicides and other violence remain at low rates compared with a crime wave from 20 years ago.

Curfew Lifted In Charlotte After Several Days Of Peaceful Protests

5 hours 41 min ago

After two nights of violent unrest, a midnight curfew was imposed on Thursday night. As protests became peaceful, though, it was not always enforced, and authorities lifted it on Sunday.

Lesson For Motorists: Mannequin Doesn't Count For Carpool Lane

6 hours 29 min ago

A traffic officer in California stopped a pickup-truck driver — he'd changed lanes too fast and was going to get a warning. That is until the officer noticed a female mannequin in the passenger seat.

Prince George Leaves Canada's Prime Minister Hanging

6 hours 36 min ago

Video shows Prime Minister Justin Trudeau crouching to the royal toddler's level. He offered a low-five, but Prince George did not respond. Trudeau tried a high-five, even a handshake. Also declined.

4 Things To Watch At The First Presidential Debate

7 hours 37 min ago

Which Donald Trump will show up? That's one of several unknowns that will determine the outcome of tonight's debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Divided States: Georgia Business Owner

8 hours 40 min ago

As part of Morning Edition's debate coverage "Divided States," Steve Inskeep visits Atlanta, and talks to business owner Tonia Hicks about what she thinks of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Divided States: Views From Georgia

8 hours 40 min ago

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in their first presidential debate Monday night. As part of the coverage "Divided States," "Morning Edition" visits the battleground state of Georgia.

After 5 Decades, Colombia And Rebel Group FARC To Sign Peace Treaty

8 hours 41 min ago

The Colombian government and FARC guerrillas on Monday will sign a pact that could end a war that has killed more than 200,000 people. The treaty still will need support through a public referendum.

Divided States: Farmer Profile

8 hours 41 min ago

A profile of Georgia farmer and Trump supporter Jon Jackson. The retired Army Ranger is breaking from his Democratic roots because of his frustration with the government, including the VA.

Politics In The News: First Presidential Debate

8 hours 41 min ago

The first presidential debate at Hofstra University is just hours away. David Greene talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and National Review senior editor Jonah Goldberg for a preview.

U.N. Security Council Fails To Act After Emergency Meeting On Syria

8 hours 41 min ago

The council met in an emergency session on Sunday to figure out a solution to unrelenting attacks on Aleppo. U.S. and Russia representatives sparred and the session ended without a resolution.

Meant For Space Aliens, Earthlings Get To Hear Voyager Golden Record

8 hours 41 min ago

The Voyager Golden Record, sent into outer space in the hopes of reaching alien ears, is getting new audience here on Earth. It's being reissued on vinyl to mark the 40th anniversary its launch.

Obama To Discuss Controversial Pipeline With Tribal Leaders

8 hours 41 min ago

The federal decision to stop work on the Dakota Access Pipeline in order to have consultation with the tribes may mark a turning point in relationships with tribes over infrastructure projects.

Marlins Pitcher José Fernández And 2 Others Die In Boating Accident

8 hours 41 min ago

José Fernández, 24, had an amazing fastball and was considered one of the best young pitchers in the league. His defining characteristic was that he played the game with extraordinary joy.

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