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Video By 2 ESPN Female Reporters Calls Attention To Hateful Online Posts

3 hours 22 min ago

ESPN host and reporter Sarah Spain comments on her viral video #MoreThanMean, in which male sports fans read hateful social media comments made to her and a colleague, to their faces.

Sanders Reminds Appalachia Voters He Has Championed Their Cause

3 hours 22 min ago

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump will be in West Virginia on Thursday ahead of its primary on May 10. Appalachia is an important region for Sanders, who has done well among the white working class.

Theaters Welcome Another Superhero Movie: 'Captain America: Civil War'

3 hours 22 min ago

Captain America: Civil War is the latest offering from the Marvel universe and it's a thriller with strong political themes.

Colorado Springs Agrees To Stop Jailing People Too Poor To Pay Court Fines

3 hours 22 min ago

Debtors' prisons have long been illegal in the United States. But many courts across the country still send people to jail when they can't pay their court fines — even when they're too poor to pay.

Pat Buchanan On Why He Shares Trump's Ideas On Foreign Policy

3 hours 22 min ago

Pat Buchanan, who twice ran for the Republican presidential nomination, is known for his isolationist streak. He says Donald Trump's success is evidence that there is a revolution going on in America.

Jobs Tug Of War: Kansas City Businesses Poached By Kansas, Missouri

3 hours 22 min ago

Kansas and Missouri offer incentives to locate within their borders. Politicians call this job creation. But is it really creating a job if it came from a few miles away across the state border?

After Indiana, Trump Puts Primaries Behind Him; Looks Ahead To November

3 hours 22 min ago

Donald Trump once had 16 opponents in the Republican presidential race. With John Kasich's exit on Wednesday, Trump stands alone as the apparent GOP nominee.

Study: Party Affiliation Plays A Role In Defining Policy Threat

3 hours 22 min ago

Rachel Martin talks to Carroll Doherty of the Pew Research Center about a new report that compares the attitudes of the supporters of various presidential candidates toward foreign policy issues.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Rule Would Ban Class-Action Waivers

3 hours 23 min ago

Consumer groups say people should be able to join class actions if they fell they've been harmed. Industry groups say arbitration clauses are necessary to protect against frivolous lawsuits.

Transcript: NPR's Interview With Bernie Sanders

3 hours 30 min ago

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep about whether he will work for party unity if he does not win the Democratic nomination.

Can A Hospital Tell A Doctor To Stop Talking About Abortion?

3 hours 44 min ago

A doctor filed a complaint against a Washington, D.C., hospital, saying that by telling her not to say that she does abortions, the hospital is stigmatizing the procedure. The hospital cites safety.

Novelist Richard Russo: 'I Find Myself Now ... Having Lived The American Dream'

3 hours 57 min ago

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author says his blue-collar grandfather would have been astonished by the life Russo leads. His new book, Everybody's Fool, is a sequel to 1993's Nobody's Fool.

What Wage Stagnation Looks Like For Many Americans

4 hours 24 min ago

Figures show the U.S. economy is on an upswing but wages haven't gone up and many say their standard of living has flat lined or declined. It's a feeling the presidential candidates are tapping into.

Episode 699: Why Did The Job Cross The Road?

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 9:42pm

To get to the other side...where there are millions of dollars in tax breaks.

U.S. Says North Carolina Transgender Law Violates Civil Rights Act

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 6:27pm

The Justice Department warned North Carolina its transgender bill violates the Civil Rights Act. In a letter to the governor, the state is warned it could lose millions of dollars in federal money.

'I've Got Your Back,' Obama Tells Residents Of Flint, Mich., Amid Water Crisis

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 5:28pm

The president told an energetic audience he "will not rest" until the city's water is safe to drink. A federal state of emergency has been declared as a result of lead leaching into Flint's water.

How Much Does It Cost To Educate A Student In Michigan? (Or, In The U.S.?)

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:56pm

Who knows how much it takes to educate a child, and how do you find out? The state of Michigan is trying to answer those questions right now.

Justice Department Says North Carolina Bathroom Law Violates Civil Rights

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:55pm

The DOJ warned that the law preventing transgender people from using public bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity and also limiting protection for LGBT people can't be enforced.

Ex-Chemist In Massachusetts Was High On Drugs At Work For 8 Years

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:40pm

Documents released Tuesday say Sonja Farak was under the influence of methamphetamines, ketamine, cocaine, LSD and other drugs nearly every day between 2005 and 2013.

Syrian Army Declares 48 Hour Truce After Intense Fighting In Aleppo

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:31pm

The U.S. has said it is working with Russia to restore cessation of hostilities to the city. This comes after days of intense fighting in the area.

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