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Chemistry Nobel Prize To Be Announced

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:01am

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is announcing the winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday.

Securing Public Spaces From The Next Attack

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:01am

We talk with a security consultant about the dangers inherent in large public spaces and how security experts are hoping to find signs to help stop future attackers.

The Big Life Of John Phippen, Who Died In Las Vegas

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:01am

John Phippen was 56 years old, a handsome guy with gray hair and a mustache. He was at the music festival with his son Travis, an emergency medical technician, when they were both shot.

Why The Gun Debate Goes On And Nothing Changes

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:01am

In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, the inevitable gun control debate has resurfaced. Rachel Martin talks with NRA member Chris Buskirk of the conservative site American Greatness.

Las Vegas Police Release Body Cam Footage; ATF Says Gunman Had 'Bump-Fire' Stocks

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:44pm

12 of the devices were found in Stephen Paddock's hotel room. The ATF says bump stocks, although used for the purpose of "simulating automatic fire," are legal under current federal law.

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As Kurdish Leader And Iraqi President, Jalal Talabani Brought People Together

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 9:06pm

As Iraq's president, Talabani was considered a unifying force who could get feuding political leaders to talk to each other. His death came days after Iraqi Kurds voted for independence.

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Troker Expands Horizons With Integrity Intact

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 8:11pm

The Mexican jazz band's new single displays their heady mix of jazz, rock, electronics and hip-hop.

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Mokoomba On Mountain Stage

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 7:40pm

Hear the Zimbabwean Afro-fusion band blends traditional rhythms with funk, ska and soukous in their Mountain Stage debut.

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Some Skeptical, Some Hopeful, San Juan Residents React To Trump's Visit

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 6:41pm

"I think that it makes no difference in our situation right now," says one resident. Says another: "Any help is welcomed considering the situation in which we find ourselves in, be it large or small."

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Equifax And Wells Fargo Apologize To Congress; Lawmakers Not Buying It

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 6:19pm

Equifax's former CEO Richard Smith and Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan both said "sorry" for the harm their companies have inflicted on consumers. But lawmakers scolded them in two different hearings.

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Alicia Montgomery Joins Morning Edition Leadership

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 5:41pm

Alicia Montgomery is returning to NPR after a year at WAMU

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Facebook, Google Spread Misinformation About Las Vegas Shooting. What Went Wrong?

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 5:16pm

The platforms promoted the name of a man falsely accused of being the shooter by surfacing less-credible sites. The companies say they're working on fixes, but analysts say the challenge is massive.

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Tom Petty's Songs Served As Anthems For Many Generations

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 5:10pm

American rocker Tom Petty has died at age 66. Petty is known for hits like "American Girl" and "Refugee" — hard driving paeans to everyday folks.

Did The Las Vegas Shooter Use A Device That Helped Him Fire Faster?

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:58pm

Authorities say Stephen Paddock had at least 23 guns in his hotel room. Now, the FBI and the ATF are investigating whether — and how — he might have modified them.

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Out Of The Gate, Tesla Stumbles On Its Mass-Market Car

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:40pm

After Tesla CEO Elon Musk bragged about producing more than 1,000 of its new lower-priced Model 3 cars a month, the company struggled to make 300.

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