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A Growing Champagne Trend Is Uncorking More Ways To Celebrate

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 6:00am

Champagne shouldn't be just for special occasions, says wine writer David White. He explains how to choose it, how to pair it with food and how small growers are changing the industry.

WATCH: Rosetta Crashes Into Comet, Bringing Historic Mission To End

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 5:46am

The Rosetta spacecraft has been orbiting the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet for two years. Now it's lost contact with Earth forever.

Meet Some Of The Voices From 'Working' Then And Now

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 5:44am

Taped interviews that Studs Terkel used for his book Working had been packed in boxes for decades. Here are some of those recordings, as part of a new series produced by Radio Diaries and Project&.

There's Still Time To Punch Martin Shkreli In The Face

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 5:14am

The pharmaceutical executive became despised after raising the price of a lifesaving drug by more than 5,000 percent. When his publicist died, Shkreli proposed to raise money with a punch gimmick.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Magnificent Seven' And 'Fleabag'

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 5:00am

The gang discusses a new Western remake starring Denzel Washington, as well as a beloved British TV import starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Plus, as always, What's Making Us Happy this week.

Questions Of Race And Charter Schools Divide Education Reformers

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 5:00am

Black Lives Matter, the NAACP, and the future of a once bipartisan alliance on education.

Saddam Hussein's Basra Palace Transformed Into Museum

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

Since the fall of Saddam Hussein, Iraq has lost thousands of antiquities to looters and ISIS fighters. Museum director Qahtan al-Abeed tells Renee Montagne that the new institution signifies progress.

Has Hillary Clinton Done Enough To Reach Out To Black Voters?

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

Steve Inskeep talks to Leslie Wimes, president of the Democratic African-American Women Caucus, who says Clinton's campaign needs to be in full panic mode about recruiting African-Americans voters.

Thomas Friedman On The Legacy Of Shimon Peres

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

A funeral was held on Friday for former Israeli president Shimon Peres. Steve Inskeep talks to New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, who shares memories of Israel's veteran statesman.

2016's Presidential Campaign Has Turned Into A Gender War

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

The first contest between major party male and female presidential candidates has inevitably made gender an issue in the campaign. Hillary Clinton is doing her best to use Donald Trump's public controversies to win over female voters.

Investigators In Hoboken Sift Through Wreckage Of Deadly Commuter Train Crash

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

Federal investigators in Hoboken, New Jersey, are trying to determine what happened on Thursday before a commuter train barreled through a station and crashed into a barrier. A young mother was killed by falling debris, about 100 other people were injured.

Netflix Film Documents White Helmet Volunteers Who Save Lives In Allepo

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

The Syria Civil Defense are volunteers who rescue Syrian citizens from the rubble, after airstrikes from government forces. Their work has earned them a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Man Behind Colombia's Peace Deal With Rebels Is Cheered By Some, Criticized By Others

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

Peace is finally coming to Colombia after more than 50 years of conflict with Marxist rebels. And much of the credit for the peace treaty is being given to a Bogota attorney who was the government's chief peace negotiator.

Israelis, World Leaders Say Goodbye To Shimon Peres

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

Mourners from around the world are in Jerusalem for the funeral of former president Shimon Peres. The U.S. delegation includes President Obama and former President Bill Clinton who will both speak.

Researchers Study Sugar's Effect On Bees

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

A study says that after bees got a jolt of sugar-water, they would fly faster toward a flower, have higher levels of dopamine and recover faster after being attacked.

Commuter Train Crash In Hoboken, N.J., Disrupts Commute Into Manhattan

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

Commuter train service at Hoboken Terminal has been restored following Thursday's New Jersey Transit rail crash. The city knows something about catastrophic events and their aftermath. Hoboken was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and 9/11 before that.

In Iowa And Elsewhere, White Working-Class Voters May Be Key To Victory

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

Barack Obama won Iowa twice — in part, because he did well with white working-class voters. This campaign season, as education and race have erupted as big fault lines, can a Democrat still win that demographic in Iowa?

Family Of Black Man Killed By Police In California Want Video Released

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

Relatives of a black man shot to death by police in El Cajon want cell phone video released. They say a still photo shows the moments just before the shooting but does not answer key questions.

FDA Approves The First Automated Insulin System For Type 1 Diabetes

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:00am

The new system joins a continuous glucose monitor with an insulin pump, which work together to keep blood sugar from going too high or too low. That will make it safer to sleep through the night.

A Storied Hong Kong Newspaper Feels The Heat From China

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 3:43am

Recently purchased by Chinese tech tycoon Jack Ma, the South China Morning Post, one of Hong Kong's premier newspapers, seems to be under pressure from mainland China, just like the city it serves.




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