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Right Won Over Wrong In Alabama, Perez Says

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 6:34am

Steve Inskeep talks to Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez about Democrat Doug Jones' victory over Republican Roy Moore in Tuesday's special Senate election in Alabama.

U.S. Marine Helicopter In Okinawa Loses Windshield Over School

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 5:42am

A 10-year-old boy was slightly injured when the object landed. It is the latest incident in the Japanese prefecture that have emboldened calls from locals to close down U.S. military bases there.

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Fossils In New Zealand Reveal Penguins Used To Be Bigger

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 5:42am

The largest Emperor penguins today stand less than 4 feet. Fossils show a prehistoric penguin weighed about 220 pounds and was a bit shorter than 6 feet in height.

More College Presidents Join The Millionaires' Club

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 5:26am

Sixty-six university presidents took home more than $1 million in 2015, according to a new analysis by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Tillerson Makes A N. Korea Overture, But It Highlights His Credibility Problem

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 5:23am

The secretary of state says the U.S. would be willing to engage North Korea "without preconditions." But he's signaled support for talks before, only to be publicly rebuked by the president.

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2-Year-Old Twins Are Big Philadelphia Eagles Fans

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 5:05am

Like most sports teams, the Eagles have a fight song. Listening to a baby monitor, parents of the twins were surprised to hear them singing the song from their cribs.

California's Thomas Fire 25 Percent Contained

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:38am

The wildfire has burned through 236,000 acres and destroyed more than 700 homes.

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Japan's Babe Ruth Is The Latest Japanese Player To Sign With MLB Team

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:04am

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Gemma Kaneko, a writer and editor with MLB.com's Cut Four, about the history of Japanese baseball players in Major League Baseball.

Talks With North Korea Could Begin Without Conditions, Tillerson Says

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:04am

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. is willing to enter negotiations with North Korea without pre-conditions, such as giving up its nuclear weapons. This is a departure from earlier policy.

Alabama Upset: Democrat Doug Jones Beats Roy Moore In Senate Race

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:04am

The Republican Senate majority shrinks to one seat after a race tainted by sexual assault allegations. President Trump, who backed Moore, congratulated Jones. Moore has not yet conceded the race.

Kansas' 2012 Tax Cut Experiment Could Serve As A Cautionary Tale

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:04am

People in Kansas are struggling to recover from the state's experiment with deep tax cuts. What happened in Kansas is similar in many ways to what Congress is attempting to do on a national level.

Remarkable Win Sends Democratic Candidate To U.S. Senate

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:04am

Democrat Doug Jones overcame tough odds to win the special election in the very red state of Alabama. He beat Republican Roy Moore to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Firefighters Battle The 5th Largest Blaze In California's History

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:04am

Firefighters in California are making progress containing the enormous Thomas fire near Santa Barbara, but fear even one flying ember could send them back to where they were.

Alabama Sends The First Democrat To The U.S. Senate In 25 Years

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin talks to John Archibald, a columnist for the Alabama Media Group, about Doug Jones' win and a possible recount called for by Republican Roy Moore.

Europe Complicit In Libyan Migrant Abuses, Human Rights Group Says

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:04am

Amnesty International says European governments of being complicit in the abuse of tens of thousands of refugees and migrants it says are detained in bad conditions by Libya's immigration authorities.

Ask Cokie: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As Israel's Capital

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:04am

Commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts takes listener questions on the history of U.S. policy regarding the status of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

News Brief: Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama's Special Election

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:04am

Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore, who faced sexual misconduct allegations, to become the next U.S. senator from Alabama. Jones is the first Democrat elected to the Senate from Alabama since 1992.

Down Syndrome Families Divided Over Abortion Ban

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:03am

An Ohio bill would ban abortions after a Down syndrome diagnosis. It's become a divisive issue in the community, much like it is everywhere else.

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Showstopping Holiday Desserts For Home Cooks Of All Skill Levels

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:02am

Want to take your homemade treats to the next level? We've got three recipes to put warmth, color and a little wow on your holiday table from chef Yotam Ottolenghi.

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In Reaction To Trump, Democratic Candidates Surge In Deep-Red Texas

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:00am

For the first time in 25 years, Democrats are running in all of Texas' 36 congressional districts. But that doesn't mean they can win in the Republican state.

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