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The Resemblance Is Less Than Striking For Brandi Chastain's Plaque

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:46am

Brandi Chastain was one of the stars of the 1999 U.S. women's team that won the World Cup. The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame unveiled a bronze plaque to honor her that was less than flattering.

Eau De Doh

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:35am

Hasbro announced that Play-Doh had received a trademark for its particular smell.

Texas Governor Holds Discussion After School Shooting

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:11am

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott held a meeting in response to Friday's shooting at Santa Fe high school. Dallas County Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa talks with Rachel Martin.

Lawsuit Challenges Laws Barring Israel Boycott

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:11am

Many states have laws requiring any company contracting with the state to agree to not boycott Israel. A federal lawsuit in Arizona is the first to challenge these "anti-BDS" laws.

Sen. Chris Van Hollen On ZTE Sanctions

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:11am

Lawmakers spoke out against President Trump's suggestion to ease sanctions on Chinese telecom company ZTE. Maryland Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen talks with NPR's Rachel Martin.

Court Sides With Transgender Student In Bathroom Case

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:11am

A federal court has ruled in favor of a transgender student in Virginia who wanted to use the boys' restroom at school. The school had blocked him from doing so.

Pompeo Gives Iran List Of Demands

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:11am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo laid out an aggressive list of demands for Iran this week. Steve Inskeep talks with Trita Parsi of the National Iranian American Council.

Prolific Author Philip Roth Dies At 85

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:11am

Philip Roth, whose novel American Pastoral won a Pulitzer Prize in 1998 but who was best-known for the controversial and explicit 1969 Portnoy's Complaint, has died at age 85.

News Brief: Hopes Dwindle For North Korea Meeting, Southern Primary Results, Olympics Scandal

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:11am

President Trump sounded a lot less optimistic on Tuesday when asked about plans for a summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Also, we look at primary election results in several states.

Olympic Officials Testify On Sexual Abuse Scandal

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:11am

Top U.S. Olympic and sporting officials will testify before Congress. They're expected to get tough questions about a widening sexual abuse scandal that has victimized hundreds of athletes.

Reports: Former Cohen Business Partner To Cooperate With Prosecutors

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:11am

Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti tells Steve Inskeep about what it means that a former business partner of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is reportedly cooperating with the Mueller investigation.

Cokie Roberts On The History Of Women In Politics

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:11am

Commentator Cokie Roberts talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep and answers listener questions about the history of women in American politics.

Iraq Works To Form New Government

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:11am

Former U.S. foe Muqtada al-Sadr appears to be the new face of reform in Iraq. The Shia cleric's bloc won the most votes in this month's parliamentary election.

Coming To Terms With Texas School Shooting

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:11am

Residents in Santa Fe, Texas are trying to make sense of last week's school shooting, which left 10 people dead. A 17-year-old student allegedly opened fire on classmates.

Southern Primary Results

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:11am

We look at what primary election results from several states mean for races in November.

Australian Archbishop 'Stands Aside' Following Conviction For Concealing Sex Abuse

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 1:39am

Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson said he was stepping aside from his duties following Tuesday's verdict, but would only resign his post if it "comes necessary and appropriate."

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American Novelist Philip Roth, Author Of 'Portnoy's Complaint,' Dies At 85

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:46pm

Roth, one of the most influential novelists of the later part of the 20th Century, is the author of American Pastoral, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and 1969's Portnoy's Complaint.

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With Word And Deed, Trump Rallies Abortion Rights Opponents In Midterms

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:17pm

President Trump addressed an anti-abortion rights group on the same day his administration unveiled a proposal to block groups like Planned Parenthood from receiving Title X funds.

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Hunt For Escaped South Carolina Inmate Intensifies As Second Wanted Man Is Captured

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 6:49pm

After a 2 1/2-day manhunt across three states only one of the three inmates who escaped on Saturday night is still on the lam. The men escaped when a system glitch unlocked the doors to their cells.

House Passes 'Right-To-Try' Bill For Experimental Drugs

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 5:05pm

Some patient groups, including the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and the American Lung Association opposed the bill because they said it could do more harm than good.

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