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Amsterdam's International Airport Gives Spencer A Trial Run

13 hours 20 min ago

Before the robot can go to work, it must prove it can use its lasers to lead passengers through a busy airport. There's a challenge: "temporarily permanent obstacles." That means piles of luggage.

Stanford Researchers Find A Flaw In Self-Driving Cars

13 hours 27 min ago

If the auto-pilot on a car fails, the person at the wheel is supposed to be alert and seize control. But when testing the technology in driving simulators, drivers tended to fall asleep.

IMF To Add China's Yuan To Its Official Basket Of World Currencies

15 hours 14 min ago

The group consists of the U.S. dollar, euro, British pound and Japanese yen. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution about China's milestone.

Vienna Hotel Staff Proves Refugees Can Be Integrated In Europe

15 hours 14 min ago

Europeans worry that the asylum-seekers who have flooded the continent this year will struggle to integrate and find work. A Vienna hotel is showing that newcomers can succeed.

Philly Engineer Finds With Climate Change The Past Doesn't Predict The Future

15 hours 14 min ago

Ministers from nearly 200 nations are in Paris hammering out an agreement to cut CO2 emissions. But most of the people charged with preparing cities and towns for the worst impacts of climate change won't be there. We hear about the dilemma of one engineer in Philadelphia.

After Paris Attacks, U.S. Tightens Visa Waiver Program

15 hours 14 min ago

The Department of Homeland Security is under pressure to tighten visa requirements in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

Syrian Broadcaster Dodges Syria's Regime, ISIS And Other Groups

15 hours 14 min ago

Raed Fares runs Radio Fresh, a pro-democracy media outlet in a small town in northwest Syria. Fares tells Steve Inskeep he came to Washington, D.C., to talk to politicians and government officials.

'Hollywood Reporter' Ending Annual Index Of Powerful Women In Entertainment

15 hours 14 min ago

Janice Min, president of The Hollywood Reporter, tells Steve Inskeep why the magazine will stop publishing its "Women in Entertainment Power 100" list as a ranking.

The New Hotel In Vienna, Run By Refugees

15 hours 14 min ago

The hotel is staffed by refugees from countries including Afghanistan, Nigeria and Algeria. It serves as a model for how to train newcomers to work in the European countries where they claim asylum.

S.C. Farmers Burdened By Catastrophic Rainfall, Crop Losses

15 hours 14 min ago

Extensive flooding that drowned fields came on top of a summer of drought. Farming accounts for one out of every 10 jobs in the state. Many farmers will have the worst crop losses they've ever seen.

Being Labeled An Expert May Contribute To Someone Being Closed-Minded

15 hours 14 min ago

New research shows that when people are labeled experts, they often become more rigid in their thinking and less likely to consider other points of view.

'Marvel's Jessica Jones' Is An Ex-Superhero Turned Private Investigator

15 hours 14 min ago

Our television critic says the plot of the Netflix show is something rare in superhero TV or film stories. It's a tale of women banding together to stop the man who abused them.

International Summit To Debate Editing Human DNA

15 hours 14 min ago

Hundreds of scientists from around the world are participating in a three-day summit in Washington, D.C., to discuss the promises and dangers of powerful new gene editing techniques.

Obama To Put A Human Face On Dangers Of Climate Change

15 hours 14 min ago

In Paris, President Obama meets with the leaders of island nations — they are among the first to feel the effects of rising sea levels. Obama will urge the leaders to get serious about climate change.

S.C. Farmers Burdened By Catastrophic Rainfall; Crop Losses

15 hours 14 min ago

In South Carolina, this a grim year for one of the state's biggest industries: farming. Just when fall crops were ready to harvest, extensive flooding drowned fields and sidelined farm workers.

Red Cross Offers Free Calls Home To South Sudanese Refugees

15 hours 14 min ago

The Red Cross in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, is providing a free, three-minute phone call to South Sudanese displaced by ethnic warfare a chance to reconnect with long-lost loved ones.

Why Hasn't Rand Paul Inherited His Father's Success?

15 hours 43 min ago

Iowa provided a strong base of support for Ron Paul in the 2012 presidential race. But several factors have driven voters to candidates other than his son Rand.

As Big Food Feels Threat Of Climate Change, Companies Speak Up

15 hours 44 min ago

A warming climate is likely to disrupt global food production, which has Big Food companies worried. Some, like Mars, are becoming increasingly vocal advocates for action on greenhouse gas emissions.

From Pocket Lining To Jeans, A Niche Means Survival In LA Fashion

15 hours 47 min ago

The fashion industry in LA has been bleeding jobs for years. One bright spot has been high-end denim. Whereas $30 jeans are often made in China or Mexico, designer jeans are almost always made here.

2 Men Wearing Military Fatigues: Terrorists Or Filmmakers?

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 6:33am

One was wearing a gas mask, and they appeared to have assault rifles. The California Highway Patrol shut down the freeway. The threat was eased when the young filmmakers surrendered.




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