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Michigan Fugitive Finally Surrendered In Style

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 5:36am

Michael Zaydel, wanted by police for probation violations, said he would turn himself in, if the Facebook post about him was shared 1,000 times. It was, and after a delay Zaydel showed up with donuts.

English Soccer Fan Just Couldn't Take It Anymore

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 5:16am

The other night in England, a Coventry City soccer fan saw his team down. He ran out onto the pitch during a play, walked up to his team and berated them. Security removed him.

Nielsen Develops Ratings System To Measure Netflix Audience

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 5:02am

The TV ratings company says it can now estimate how many people watch individual shows on Netflix. Widespread knowledge of such information could transform the TV industry.

Drug Companies Make Eyedrops Too Big, And You Pay For The Waste

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:00am

When eyedrops dribble down your face, it's not your fault. Drugmakers have long known that their drops of medicine exceed the capacity of the human eye. Why didn't companies make the drops smaller?

(Image credit: Matt Roth for ProPublica)

Harvey Weinstein Scandal May Prompt A Sea Change In Hollywood

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:00am

The fallout continues in the entertainment industry following sex abuse allegations against the movie mogul. People in Hollywood are asking how to change the climate for women in the industry.

In Syria, What Role Should The U.S. Play In Raqqa?

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:00am

U.S. airstrikes helped U.S.-backed forces oust ISIS from the Syrian city. Steve Inskeep talks to James Jeffrey, former ambassador to Iraq and Turkey, who says the U.S. will have to stay engaged there.

The Economic Backdrop To China's Crackdown On Civil Society

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:00am

Since Xi Jinping took power five years ago, he's led an unprecedented crackdown on lawyers, NGOs, academics, and journalists. Civil society in China is in a state of panic, and information is more tightly controlled by the party than it's been since the Mao years.

Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal To Stabilize ACA Insurance Markets

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:00am

Senators leading bipartisan health care talks say they've reached a deal. It aims to stabilize the individual market. Intermountain Healthcare CEO Dr. Marc Harrison gives his thoughts on the deal.

Age-Defying Athletes May Provide Clues For The Rest Of Us

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:00am

From Tom Brady to Venus Williams to baseball's Ichiro Suzuki, elite athletes are playing past their supposed primes. Are there lessons they can teach average people about exercise and health?

Numbers Disagree With Trump Golf Course Claim Of 'Millions To Charity'

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:00am

NPR's "Embedded" podcast team, examined charitable giving by Trump National Golf Club, Los Angeles. It found the organization appears to have fallen short of its bold claims of philanthropic giving.

NFL Owners And Players Discuss Anthem Protests, No Resolution Yet

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:00am

NFL owners and players met at league headquarters on Tuesday but failed to resolve the contentious issue of national anthem protests. David Greene talks to Jesse Washington of ESPN's "The Undefeated."

California Wildfires Further Burden The State's Housing Crisis

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:00am

Thousands are displaced by the northern California fires — sleeping in hotels, shelters or on couches of friends and relatives. They're facing a long period of uncertainty about where to call home.

Cokie Roberts On The History Of U.S. Relations With Iran

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump's handling of the Iran nuclear agreement prompted listener questions about the history of the U.S. relationship with Iran. In "Ask Cokie," commentator Cokie Roberts has the answers.

Morning News Brief: Health Care Deal, Travel Ban Blocked

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:00am

Senators have reached a bipartisan deal to stabilize the Affordable Care Act insurance markets for two years. President Trump has embraced it, but other GOP leaders have not. Trump's third executive order restricting travel from some countries to the U.S. was to go into effect on Wednesday but a federal judge in Hawaii has blocked it.

'A Major Distraction': Is A Mega-Deal Like Amazon's HQ2 Always Worth It?

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:52am

Amazon's unmatched promise of 50,000 well-paying jobs has red carpets rolling out across the U.S. — but also some soul-searching: How much should communities subsidize wealthy American corporations?

(Image credit: Jordan Stead/Amazon)

A Third Of California's Fire Evacuees Still Waiting To Go Home

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:43am

Some 34,000 of the 100,000 people forced to flee the blazes are still under evacuation orders. Authorities they were getting close to containing the largest of the fires in northern California.

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A Year Of Love And Struggle In A New High School

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:00am

When this new, boys-only, public school in Washington D.C. opened its doors in August 2016 to a class of roughly 100 freshmen of color, NPR and Education Week were there. All. Year.

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Democrats To Attorney General Sessions: Don't Duck Our Questions

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:00am

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify at a Senate oversight hearing Wednesday. Lawmakers have questions about his contacts with Russia and his reversals on civil rights positions.

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Officers Fired After Forcible Removal Of United Airlines Passenger

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:13am

David Dao, a 69-year-old Kentucky doctor was injured as he was dragged from a United Express flight in April. Video taken by fellow passengers went viral, sparking outrage.

(Image credit: Kiichiro Sato/AP)

Amazon Studios Fires Top Exec Roy Price Following Harassment Allegations

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:44am

Price was suspended last week after producer Isa Hackett, who works on the Amazon series The Man in the High Castle, said he had "repeatedly and persistently" propositioned her.

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