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Clinton And Trump: The Final Sprint

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 4:00am

How each candidate has framed their closing argument — and the strategies for victory on Election Day.

Wayne Gretzky On Hockey History, Dreaming Big And Canadian Pride

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 3:37am

The ice hockey legend marks the 99th anniversary of the NHL with his new book 99: Stories of the Game. Never mind the sport's tough guy reputation; "the game of hockey is an art," Gretzky says.

What's More Distracting Than A Noisy Co-Worker? Turns Out, Not Much

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 3:36am

Open offices are often said to promote teamwork and communication, but the benefits come with a drawback. Office workers are also distracted by coughs, loud conversations and other annoying noises.

Poll: Cost Of Child Care Causes Financial Stress For Many Families

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 3:35am

The most common challenge parents face when looking for child care is the high cost. At an average cost of $10,000 a year, infant child care rivals a year's tuition at a state college or university.

Cleveland Hosts Chicago Cubs In Game 1 Of World Series

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 7:46pm

The 112th edition of the Series pits two of Major League Baseball's franchises with the longest World Series droughts. By the time of the first pitch fans in Cleveland already were ecstatic.

U.N. Says 2016 Will Be Deadliest Year Ever For Migrants Crossing The Mediterranean

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 7:15pm

That's despite far fewer people making the treacherous passage. The U.N. says smugglers set people off on mass embarkations on "flimsy inflatable rafts that often do not make the journey."

Novelist Paul Beatty Is First American To Win Britain's Man Booker Prize

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 6:10pm

Beatty won for The Sellout, a satire hailed as hilarious about the fraught subject of race in the U.S. The competition was opened recently to any author writing in English and published in the U.K.

U.N. Considers $400 Million Plan To Address Cholera In Haiti

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 4:55pm

The plan could include cash payments to individuals and communities that have been affected by the outbreak. But it has its critics.

Giants Cut Kicker Josh Brown Over Domestic Abuse Allegations

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 4:29pm

The case has raised questions about the NFL's willingness to punish domestic abusers. "Our beliefs, our judgments and our decisions were misguided," the team's president said.

What A Reporter Learned When He Infiltrated An Arizona Militia Group

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 4:28pm

Going on patrol along the U.S.-Mexico border with the Three Percent United Patriots — amped up and equipped with night vision goggles — felt like going to war, says journalist Shane Bauer.

Single Moms By Choice Don't Need To Do It Alone

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 4:25pm

At 36 and without a partner, Liv Aannestad has chosen to become a mother. Eighteen years ago Pam Rector went through a similar process. Pam tells Liv that being single doesn't mean you're on your own.

We've Seen This Election Before, In Classic Movies

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 4:00pm

It's life imitating art — election edition. A look at movies that have covered ground that's been well trod this campaign season, like A Face in the Crowd and The Lion in Winter and Ace in the Hole.

Researchers Build 'Nightmare Machine'

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 3:46pm

An MIT project rolled out just in time for Halloween uses artificial intelligence to generate horror images.

Even With Failures, North Korea's Nuclear Program Races Ahead

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 3:37pm

North Korea apparently attempted another ballistic missile launch last week. The launch failed, but U.S. intelligence officials warn the country is learning from these mistakes.

Kula Shaker On World Cafe

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 3:23pm

The band revisits the psychedelic spirituality of its debut album on its latest release, K 2.0. Hear the performance and conversation.

Book Review: 'Garden Time,' W.S. Merwin

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 3:23pm

Our poetry reviewer, Tess Taylor, praises the most recent collection by W.S. Merwin called, Garden Time.

New U.S. Census Category Proposed For Middle Eastern People

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 3:23pm

The U.S. Census Bureau may add a new category to its 2020 form for people of Middle Eastern or North African descent. The category — called "MENA" for short — encompasses a broad range of people and identities.

Future Of International Criminal Court In Jeopardy After South Africa Withdraws

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 3:23pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Harvard Law Professor Alex Whiting about the future of the International Criminal Court.

New Hampshire Car Dealership Owner Warms To Trump After Meeting

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 3:23pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to Toyota of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, dealer Jim Boyle, who he previously spoke to last fall when he was an uncommitted Republican. Boyle says he is now supporting Donald Trump after meeting him face-to-face.

Texas Hispanic Republicans Chairman 'Very Disappointed' With Trump Campaign

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 3:23pm

NPR's Robert Siegel checks back in with Artemio Muniz, chairman of the Federation of Hispanic Republicans in Texas. Back in July at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Muniz was a self-described "leave it blank" uncommitted delegate because he said he was unsure about who to vote for. At the time, Muniz said he was undecided about Donald Trump.




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