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Sebastian Junger's Examines Veteran Life After Leaving 'Tribe'

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 7:29am

Sebastian Junger's new book, "Tribe," looks at soldiers returning home from war. He tells NPR's Scott Simon that veterans often don't feel like they belong to the society they fought for.

Egypt Veers From Track Record By Raising Terrorism As Possible Cause

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 7:29am

Egyptian authorities have been more willing to admit fears of terrorism in the downing of EgyptAir 804 than Egyptians have been in previous air disasters.

How Important Are Superdelegates In Securing The Democratic Nomination?

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 7:29am

The math is stacked against Sen. Bernie Sanders. Hillary Clinton leads in both votes cast and pledged delegates. To match her delegate lead, he'd need 70 percent of the vote.

In Basketball's D-League, Player Takes Long Shot At NBA Dream

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 6:01am

John Holland made six figures playing pro basketball in Europe. He traded that for $19,000 and Canton, Ohio, playing on the Cleveland Cavaliers' farm team for a chance to play in the NBA.

The Sacred Glacier Is Melting But The Festival Goes On

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 6:00am

That's the sad situation facing thousands of Peruvians who climb a mountain for the 'Snow Star' festival, which starts on Sunday.

'Girls On Fire' Is Terrifying, Upsetting And Beautiful

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 6:00am

Young adult author Robin Wasserman's new novel is definitely just for grown-ups — it's a tangled, thrilling story of two friends gone very wrong; hard to put down, with a twist you won't see coming.

Cue The Political Commentary: Grad Speeches In An Election Year

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 5:08am

Grad speeches are underway. And since it's an election year, it's hard for speakers to resist stepping onto the soapbox.

Today's Tools For Combating Zika Mosquitoes Hark Back To 1945

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 4:00am

The message about reducing the risk from the Aedes aegypti mosquito is the same today as it was 70 years ago. This time there's just a new virus involved.

Secret Service Shoots Armed Man Near White House

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 2:13am

After ignoring orders to drop his gun, the man was shot by a Secret Service agent outside a White House checkpoint on Friday afternoon. No other people were injured, according to the Secret Service.

Sanders Campaign Still Leads In Fundraising; Its Spending Is Even Higher

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 8:45pm

The Vermont senator's organization was down to $5.8 million at the end of April as it bought ample ad time in California's TV markets. The campaign spent 43 percent more than it raised that month.

Nigeria, You Win! Your Development Plan May Be The 'Best In History'

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 7:08pm

The idea of just giving away nearly $60 million to tiny businesses seemed crazy. Did it work?

Episode 702: Nigeria, You Win!

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 6:53pm

One night, Lariat Alhassan heard an ad on the radio. It said the Nigerian government was offering millions of dollars to people with business ideas, practically no strings attached. She gave it a go.

Rising Tides Force Thousands To Leave Islands Of Eastern India

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 5:54pm

On the small Indian island of Ghoramara, many people have never heard of climate change. It has forced tens of thousands of people to move after their homes were swallowed by rising tides.

Oklahoma Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Criminalize Performing Abortions

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 5:37pm

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a controversial abortion bill Friday. The measure would have made it a felony for doctors to perform abortions.

Oklahoma Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Make Performing Abortion A Felony

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 4:55pm

Mary Fallin's office released a statement, touting her anti-abortion credentials but saying the bill was "vague and would not withstand a criminal constitutional legal challenge."

In Life And In Film, The Past Is Ever Present For Director Terence Davies

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 4:38pm

Over the course of his 40-year career, Davies has only released six full-length feature films. His latest, Sunset Song, follows a young Scottish woman in the years before World War I.

Nile Crocodiles Found Near Miami, Researchers Confirm

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 4:28pm

Three crocodiles captured near Miami in 2009, 2011 and 2014 are indeed Nile crocodiles. They are bigger and far more aggressive than the American crocodiles that are native to the Florida Everglades.

'El Chapo' One Step Closer To U.S. After Mexico Approves Extradition

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 3:42pm

Mexico's Foreign Relations Department approved a judge's ruling from earlier this month that the process could go ahead. Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán's attorneys have 30 days to appeal.

TSA Head Visits Chicago Airports In Effort To Reduce Long Security Lines

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 3:28pm

The head of the TSA is in Chicago Friday, trying to mend fences with city leaders and angry airline passengers who have been stuck waiting for hours to get through security checkpoints.

San Francisco Police Chief Resigns After Fatal Shooting Of Black Woman

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 3:28pm

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr resigned this week shortly after the fatal shooting of an African-American woman in the city.

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