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Janet Reno, First Female U.S. Attorney General, Dies At 78

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:40am

Reno's tenure was marked by tragedy and controversy. But she left office widely respected for her independence and accomplishments.

Janet Reno, First Female U.S. Attorney General, Dies At 78

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:17am

Reno died from complications of Parkinson's disease. She was at the epicenter of several political storms during the Clinton administration.

Social Science Says: Go Vote!

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:08am

Millions of Americans will vote for the next U.S. president Tuesday. In case you need the extra encouragement, Tania Lombrozo offers three (more) reasons to vote — courtesy of the social sciences.

FBI Affirms July Decision Not To Charge Clinton After Additional Email Reviews

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:07am

FBI director James Comey has informed Congress that the bureau has concluded that emails recently discovered on the laptop of a key Hillary Clinton aide don't change an earlier conclusion: that former Secretary of State Clinton's use of a private email server does not rise to a criminal act.

Iraqi Fight Against ISIS Moves Deeper Into Mosul

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:07am

Iraqi forces are advancing toward Mosul's center from the east. As the battle intensifies, more people are fleeing the city.

Renee Montagne Looks Back On Her Interview With Mel Brooks

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:07am

Renee Montagne begins her final week hosting Morning Edition. This week we'll listen back to some of her favorite interviews, including one with legendary comedian Mel Brooks.

Economic Issues Prevalent In 2016 Presidential Campaign

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:07am

On the day before Election Day, Steve Inskeep talks to two economists about how much the economy is driving the outcome of the election. Jared Bernstein is with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and a former adviser to President Obama. Peter Morici, of the University of Maryland, is also a conservative syndicated columnist.

In South Carolina, Jury Selection To Begin In Church Shooting Trial

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:07am

Jury selection begins in the federal death penalty trial for Dylann Roof, the white man accused of killing nine worshippers at Charleston's Mother Emanuel AME Church in what prosecutors say was a racially-motivated attack.

Politics In The News

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:07am

The day before American voters go to the polls, Steve Inskeep talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

Social Media's Increasing Role In The 2016 Presidential Election

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:07am

Did social media help make 2016 one of the nastiest campaign seasons ever? In part yes, due to the nature of social networks, and the candidates themselves.

What Life Is Like In Raqqa, A Syrian City Controlled By ISIS

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:07am

Abdalaziz Alhamza is one of the founders of the underground journalism website "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently." Steve Inskeep talks to him about the ISIS-controlled Syrian city of Raqqa.

Poverty Wages For U.S. Child Care Workers May Be Behind High Turnover

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:01am

The high cost of child care is a strain for many families in the U.S., yet child care workers average less than $10 an hour. This strain on workers hurts babies and toddlers, too, researchers say.

Final NPR Battleground Map: The Race Snaps Back, But Clinton Maintains Advantage

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:00am

Hillary Clinton retains a broad, consistent and shallow lead over Donald Trump in battleground states. If her Blue Wall of states leaning her direction holds, she wins. If not, anything can happen.

Laughing Gas Gives Women Another Option To Manage Labor Pain

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:00am

Move over, epidurals, here comes nitrous oxide. After enjoying popularity in the U.S. for managing labor pain until the mid-20th century, it was dropped in favor of anesthesia. Now it's back.

A First In Gaza: A Female Treats Injured Male Soccer Players

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 3:59am

Hanan Abu Qassem is one of a handful of female emergency medical technicians working at Palestinian soccer games. Stares and jeers don't faze her. "I'm anxious to be a very famous EMT," she says.

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