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Dualing Florida Presidential Rallies

1 hour 39 min ago

Presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both campaigned in Florida this week. The differences between the two rallies paint a portrait of two very different candidates.

Italians Decry Rome's Invasion Of McDonald's And Cheap Souvenir Shops

1 hour 39 min ago

Some intellectuals have written a letter to the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural organization bemoaning the siege of fast-food joints that have replaced Rome's workshops and bookstores.

In Florida, People Wait For Hours To Get Into Presidential Rallies

1 hour 39 min ago

Fans of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tell their stories while waiting outside rallies in Tampa and Coconut Creek, Florida.

Republicans Try To Counter Democrats' Money In Down-Ballot Races

1 hour 40 min ago

Worried about losing the Senate, Republicans are funding down-ballot races. Renee Montagne talks to Steven Law, head of the Senate Leadership Fund, which will give $25 million to six Senate races.

Afghan Girl From Famed Photo 3 Decades Ago Is Jailed In Pakistan

1 hour 40 min ago

The green-eyed Afghan girl, famous from the photo taken by Steve McCurry for National Geographic, has been arrested in Pakistan for having a fake ID card. She's been living as a refugee in Pakistan.

President Zuma Is In A Power Struggle With South Africa's Finance Minister

1 hour 40 min ago

South Africa's ruling African National Congress is fracturing over questions regarding President Jacob Zuma's leadership, and fraud charges the state has made against his finance minister.

Bill Clinton Campaigns For Hillary At Fayetteville State University

1 hour 40 min ago

Bill Clinton has been tasked with driving up Democratic turnout for Hillary Clinton's campaign. On Wednesday, he was in North Carolina.

Traveling Exhibit Shows What It's Like To Be A Refugee

1 hour 40 min ago

A Doctors Without Borders exhibit leads visitors through a simulation during which they're crowded onto a tiny boat and led through stifling hot tents and makeshift latrines.

Rep. Schiff 'Appalled' That National Guard Troops Asked To Repay Bonuses

1 hour 40 min ago

Nearly 10,000 Calif. National Guard troops have been asked to repay large enlistment bonuses that they earned for fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Renee Montagne talks to California Rep. Adam Schiff.

Hey, Indians Fans – Where Was The Love Before The World Series?

1 hour 48 min ago

The Indians are enjoying sellout crowds in Cleveland for Series games against the Chicago Cubs. But where were those enthusiastic fans during 2016 regular season?

Seniors' Teeth Need Dental Care, But Insurance Coverage Is Rare

1 hour 48 min ago

Aging takes a toll on teeth, but Medicare doesn't cover most dental needs, and private plans often have skimpy coverage. That means people are paying out of pocket for care or going without.

National Science Test Scores Are Out, But What Do They Really Tell Us?

2 hours 4 min ago

The results are mixed for fourth-, eighth- and 12th-graders. More than that, though, experts say the nation's report card may be out of step with the latest goals for science learning.

In Fight Over N.D. Pipeline, Tribe Leader Calls For Peace And Prayers

2 hours 5 min ago

Protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline have been raging. Tribe leader Dave Archambault II says he's telling supporters "not to react to any form of aggression that law enforcement brings."

'Good Girls Revolt' Takes On Gender Bias In The Newsroom

2 hours 6 min ago

Amazon's new series Good Girls Revolt, set in 1969, was inspired by a landmark gender bias case at Newsweek. Showrunners also hired women at every level of the cast and crew — a Hollywood rarity.

Little Fish Tales: Micro Fishers Focus On The Species, Not Size

2 hours 7 min ago

Want to hear a really big fish story? These guys don't. They're micro-fishers, seeking out the smallest fish and the largest number of species in this relatively new sport.

Delayed In The Airport? Take A Cue (Well, Maybe) From This Bird

3 hours 30 min ago

A songbird, trapped in an airport, gets cute and playful; cue the inevitable video shares. But what are we missing, asks anthropologist Barbara J. King?

Tesla Surprise: It's A Profit

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 8:51pm

The company posted a profit of nearly $22 million for the third quarter, the first quarterly profit since 2013. Tesla attributes the good results in part to new stores.

Episode 387: The No-Brainer Economic Platform

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 6:43pm

Behold the Planet Money economic platform, crafted by brilliant economists of all stripes, and pure poison to any politician who embraces it.

Chicago Cubs Hope To Even The World Series In Game 2 Against Cleveland

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 5:25pm

The Cubs hope to shake off their 6-0 loss in Game 1 and that they'll have a better chance with their ace Jake Arrieta facing the Indians' Trevor Bauer.

WikiLeaks Reveals Clinton Aides Knew They Had An Email Problem On Their Hands

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 5:16pm

In one email, a Clinton aide says "we need to clean this up — [Obama] has emails from her — they do not say"




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