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Floods Disrupt Louisiana's School Schedule

12 hours 46 min ago

School had just started when flooding hit the southern part of the state. Some schools plan to reopen this week, but many schools are still too damaged and its unclear when students can return.

Donald Trump Continues To Reach Out To Latino Voters

12 hours 46 min ago

Donald Trump recently met with the National Hispanic Advisory Council for Trump. Renee Montagne talks to one council member who was at that meeting: Kentucky State Senator Ralph Alvarado.

Save The Children Explains Its Role In Treament Of Refugees

12 hours 46 min ago

Steve Inskeep talks to Mat Tinkler, Save the Children Australia's director of Public Affairs and Policy, about the non-profit's work with children in the refugee detention center on Nauru.

Colombia, FARC Reach Deal To End Armed Conflict

12 hours 46 min ago

The 50-year-old guerrilla war between Colombia and FARC rebels is coming to an end. Negotiators have signed a peace pact, and the public will decide whether to accept it in a referendum on Oct. 2.

Aftershocks Rumble Across Central Italy; Quake's Death Toll Rises

12 hours 46 min ago

The earthquake that struck overnight on Wednesday destroyed large swaths of several towns. Victims are still being pulled from the rubble. Renee Montagne talks to reporter Christopher Livesay.

Oneida Tribe's Annual Pow Wow Brings Tradition Alive

12 hours 46 min ago

As part of our summer series, The World's a Stage, we visit a Native American pow wow near Green Bay, Wis. The pow wow is a place to meet, dance, sing and drum — renewing old traditions.

Tallying Hillary Clinton's Appearances With The News Media

12 hours 46 min ago

When Hillary Clinton is criticized for failing to give enough access to the press, she says she's done more than 300 interviews. That figure sounds impressive, and yet it is only part of the story.

3 Central Italian Towns Are Reduced To Rubble After Wednesday's Quake

12 hours 46 min ago

Searchers continue to go through piles of rock and sand that were once buildings. An Italian government agency says while people are still being pulled from the debris, the death toll is up to 247.

On Its 100th Anniversary, The National Park Service Plans For The Future

12 hours 46 min ago

As the National Park Service celebrates its centennial, questions about its future remain. At 100, the service is facing challenges like climate change, overcrowding, underfunding and relevancy.

Polls Show Clinton Has An Edge With White College-Educated Voters

12 hours 46 min ago

Historically, white college-educated voters support Republicans, but they seem to be leaving Donald Trump. The demographic is pushing Colorado from a battleground state more toward the Democrats side.

Attack On American University Of Afghanistan Kills Students, Others

12 hours 46 min ago

Police in Kabul say a violent attack on the American University of Afghanistan has ended with as many as 12 people killed. Renee Montagne talks to Mark English, the president of the university.

Are We The Earliest Intelligent Life In The Universe?

13 hours 23 min ago

A new paper suggests there are good reasons to predict that life will be increasingly common in the universe as the eons pass, says guest blogger Marc Kaufman.

Should Your Next Car Be Electric?

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 11:04pm

Should Your Next Car Be Electric?

U.S. Women's Soccer Team Suspends Hope Solo For Sweden Comments

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 10:17pm

After losing to the Swedes in the Olympic quarterfinals, the longtime Team USA goalkeeper said she thought "we played a bunch of cowards." Solo was widely criticized for her criticism.

Colombian Government, FARC Reach Deal To End Hostilities

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 7:21pm

The accord, which is not yet finalized, aims to end one of the world's longest-running armed conflicts. The announcement follows four years of talks between the government and the rebel group.

Down With Homework: Teacher's Viral Note Tells Of Growing Attitude

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 5:08pm

Second-grade teacher Brandy Young announced the policy to parents this month. Her stance is one being taken by more and more educators.

Here's Looking Achoo! Debunking The Sneeze

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 4:44pm

Let's look deeper into your nose and all of its mysteries, shall we? Are you a snatiator? And does tweezing your eyebrows really make you sneeze?

Watch: A Slow-Motion Sneeze Looks A Lot Like Breathing Fire

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 4:43pm

What happens when you let loose with a juicy one? A lab of MIT mathematicians and physicists are taking a close look, with the goal of improving public health.

For Many Black Voters, Trump's 'What Do You Have To Lose?' Plea Isn't Enough

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 4:08pm

Donald Trump promises to help bring jobs and security to black neighborhoods. But his poll numbers with African-Americans are in the low single digits, and many say his message is insulting.

WATCH: Squishy 'Octobot' Moves Autonomously

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 4:03pm

The robot designed by a team from Harvard University moves without the help of any rigid parts. Researchers say it is the first proof-of-concept design for an entirely soft, autonomous machine.

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