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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'O.J.: Made In America' And A Quiz

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 6:00am

For the show's 300th episode, we look at a stunning new seven-and-a-half-hour documentary, take a TV-themed quiz and discuss What's Making Us Happy this week.

Both Flight Recorders From EgyptAir Crash Now Recovered, Officials Say

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 6:00am

A day after recovering the plane's cockpit voice recorder, a ship has found and retrieved the flight data recorder as well, Egypt's Civil Aviation Authority says.

Slippers Protect British Man From Lightening Strike

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 5:58am

Brian Phillips got quite a shock in this kitchen, a lightening strike threw him across the room. Paramedics concluded the rubber soles of his well-worn slippers protected him from electrocution.

Dalai Lama Prefers Badminton To Golf, Hasn't Seen 'Caddyshack'

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 5:31am

Fox News host Bret Baier asked the Dalai Lama if he's ever seen Caddyshack. In that movie, Bill Murray claims to have caddied for the Dalai Lama. The real Tibetan spiritual leader plays badminton.

Will Senate Democrats' Talk-A-Thon Get Movement On Gun Legislation?

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 5:13am

The outcome of Monday's gun legislation votes may surprise no one, but some Senate Democrats are convinced their talk-a-thon has prompted colleagues on the other side to brainstorm workable solutions.

Game Developers Try Hard To Appeal To Professional Competitors

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 4:09am

They may not be lifting weights to get in shape, but eSports players train hard. And they're competing hard at this year's E3 conference for video gamers in Los Angeles. Top prize is $10,000.

Hong Kong Bookseller Describes Harrowing Ordeal With Chinese Police

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 4:09am

The disappearance of 5 political booksellers raises concerns about the rule of law in Hong Kong. The men reappeared saying nothing was wrong. But 1 man has reversed his previous confessions of guilt.

After Orlando News, American Talks About Being Attacked In London

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 4:09am

Renee Montagne talks to Lyle Zimmerman, who was attacked in London in 2015 by a self-radicalized young man with a history of mental illness. He attempted to decapitate Zimmerman with a bread knife.

Orlando Shooting Prompts Cities To Consider More Security For Pride Events

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 4:09am

June is Pride month for the LGBT community and several larger cities will hold events over the next two weekends. Some would-be participants are debating whether they'll stay home this year.

8th Grader Uses Graduation Speech To Impersonate Politicians

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 4:09am

In his 8-minute graduation speech, Jack Aiello, mimicked President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

Anakonda '16, West's War Games In Poland, Gets Russia's Attention

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 4:09am

Troops from 24 nations are doing maneuvers as the U.S. prepares to significantly bolster collective defense along Russia's western frontier. Moscow is protesting the show of force on its doorstep.

State Department Officials Urge More Action Against Syria's Regime

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 4:09am

More than 50 career diplomats in the State Department signed an internal letter protesting Obama administration policy in Syria. Steve Inskeep talks to Maria Abi-Habib of The Wall Street Journal.

Russian Track Team May Be Banned From Rio Olympics

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 4:09am

The leaders of the international body that regulates track-and-field will decide whether Russian athletes will be allowed in the Rio Olympics. This comes in the middle of a doping scandal in which Russia has been accused of wide-spread, state-sponsored cheating with performance-enhancing drugs.

Investigators Hope Voice Recorder Will Give Clues To EgyptAir Crash

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 4:09am

EgyptAir flight 804 crashed into the Mediterranean last month while traveling from Paris to Cairo — killing all 66 people on board. The cockpit audio recorder has been recovered.

Sen. Johnson Looks To Facebook For Information On Orlando Shooter

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 4:09am

Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-WI, is lobbying Facebook to provide more information about Orlando shooter Omar Mateen's social media habits.

Sanders To Work To Defeat Trump And Transform Democratic Party

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 4:09am

Senator Bernie Sanders signaled Thursday night during a livestream web event, that he is winding down his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. He did not explicitly endorse Hillary Clinton.

British MP Jo Cox Shot And Killed; Suspect Is In Custody

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 4:09am

British police are investigating the motives of a man who fatally shot Labour Party MP Jo Cox on Thursday. She was an advocate for Syrian refugees and a campaigner against Britain leaving the EU.

Chord Change Shifts 'Morning Edition' Theme To Passionate Tango Music

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 4:09am

Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne share a version of the Morning Edition theme with a tango flavor, arranged by a classical composer and local public radio host.

After Deployment, Marine Returns To Find His 'Most Important Thing': Fatherhood

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 3:25am

When 1st Lt. Ernesto Rodriguez deployed to Iraq, his son had only recently been born. When he returned, he struggled to keep his life together — but it was his son who helped him see things through.

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Fri, 06/17/2016 - 2:53am

Alix Spiegel and new co-host, Hanna Rosin, examine two grand social experiments that attempt to teach McDonald's employees in Russia to smile, and workers on an oil rig how to cry.

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