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Search Continues For Victims After Ferry Capsizes In Tanzania

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 7:20am

The office of President John Pombe Magufuli released a statement saying he is shocked and saddened by the accident, and that he is praying for those who were on the ferry.

VA Will Try Again To Make Its Health Records Compatible With Pentagon's

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 6:24am

The VA is now set to spend $10 billion over the next 10 years adopting the Pentagon's system for electronic health records, but it's not clear who is in charge of the effort.

Shelter Volunteer Takes Cat Naps, Cat Takes A Bite Out Of Crime

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 5:59am

The man at a Wisconsin animal shelter takes naps every day on a couch amid the cats. People at the shelter love it. In England, a man's cat went outside and came back with a bag full of drugs.

Senate Panel Considers Options For Brett Kavanaugh Accuser's Testimony

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 5:18am

A lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford offered conditions for her to against Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh. Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley insists he's committed to a "fair forum."

Fake Poster Leads To McDonald's Asian-American Marketing Campaign

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:55am

Two Asian-American men made a fake poster and hung it up at McDonald's. The company plans to feature more Asian-Americans in its marketing, and cut each of the guys a $25,000 check.

Texas Senate Race Is In The Spotlight With The 1st Of 3 Debates

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:09am

Democrat Beto O'Rourke is hoping to end a 24-year Republican streak in the state. He will meet Friday night for the first of three debates against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.

Ferry In Tanzania Capsizes

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:05am

A ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized on Lake Victoria in Tanzania and at least 86 people are feared dead.

Christine Blasey Ford Is Open To Testifying About Sexual Assault Allegations

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:05am

Rachel Martin talks to Republican strategist Scott Jennings about allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted a woman decades ago when they were in high school.

New Biography More Fully Defines Playwright Lorraine Hansberry

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:05am

Historian Imani Perry looks beyond Hansberry's artistic genius to her involvement in several movements — civil rights, LGBTQ rights, anti-colonialism — ahead of the popular curve.

While Demand For Rice In Japn Is Down, Prices Are Up

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:05am

The demand for rice in Japan is down. The government is taking action to reverse it with some unintended consequences that seem to defy the laws of economics.

GOP Voters Plan To Do Their Part For A 'Red Wave' In November

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:05am

Despite warning signs that Democrats could gain big in the midterm elections, many Republican supporters remain enthusiastically behind President Trump and his predictions of a "red wave" in November.

EU Is Unreceptive To Britain's Plan To Stay In Europe's Single Market

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:05am

British Prime Minister Theresa May's hopes of persuading her peers in the European Union to keep the U.K. in the bloc's single market were dashed at an informal summit in Germany.

85-Year-Old Flies To New Heights At Calif. Trapeze School

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:05am

Betty Goedhart of Escondido will appear in the 2019 Guinness World Records as the oldest performing female trapeze artist. She set the record when she was 84 but her eye was on the sport much earlier.

No Matter How Far Off, Mediator Prepares For Post-War Syria

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:05am

Mediator Salman Shaikh is preparing for the eventual end to the civil war in Syria. He tells NPR's Steve Inskeep about how a new constitution would give the opposition credibility and leverage.

News Brief: Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Senate Race In Texas

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:05am

Lawyers for the woman accusing the Supreme Court nominee of assault is discussing terms of her Senate panel appearance. And, it's been decades since a Democrat won a statewide race in Texas.

California Launches New Effort To Fight Election Disinformation

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:05am

The state is fighting misinformation about elections by creating an office that will flag suspicious social media posts about voting. But it comes with legal and political questions.

While Demand For Rice In Japan Is Down, Prices Are Going Up

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:05am

The Japanese are eating less rice. But prices are now so high that they are buying imported race, rather than the home-grown version. It's also a story of tariffs, subsidies and incentives.

How To Talk To Young People About The Kavanaugh Story

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:02am

In the age of #MeToo, experts say parents are the primary educators about consent, and the current debate offers a teachable moment.

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Parents Are Leery Of Schools Requiring 'Mental Health' Disclosures By Students

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 3:48am

Florida school districts now have to ask if a new student has ever been referred for mental health services. It's a legislative attempt to help troubled kids. Will it work, or increase stigma instead?

(Image credit: Andrea D'Aquino for NPR)

The Gift Of Posthumous Prince Music

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 3:47am

Rachel Martin talks to NPR Music critic Ann Powers about Piano & a Microphone 1983, Prince's first posthumous album of previously unreleased material, out now.

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