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Chinese City Discovers Paying For Cigarette Butts Was Too Successful

15 hours 17 min ago

According to local news, people flocked to a government office to turn over used butts. That mountain of butts led to suspicion that people brought them from out of town to collect the reward.

L.A. Gallery To Auction Disneyland Memorabilia

15 hours 21 min ago

This means that next month you can bid on one of the animatronic figures that smile along the boat ride "It's a Small World" --bringing joy to some people and rage to others.

Clinton, Trump Rallies Draw Crowds In Florida

17 hours 20 min ago

Presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both campaigned in Florida this week. The differences between the two rallies paint a portrait of two very different candidates.

Italians Decry Rome's Invasion Of McDonald's And Cheap Souvenir Shops

17 hours 20 min ago

Some intellectuals have written a letter to the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural organization bemoaning the siege of fast-food joints that have replaced Rome's workshops and bookstores.

Republicans Try To Counter Democrats' Money In Down-Ballot Races

17 hours 20 min ago

Worried about losing the Senate, Republicans are funding down-ballot races. Renee Montagne talks to Steven Law, head of the Senate Leadership Fund, which will give $25 million to six Senate races.

Afghan Girl From Famed Photo 3 Decades Ago Is Jailed In Pakistan

17 hours 20 min ago

The green-eyed Afghan girl, famous from the photo taken by Steve McCurry for National Geographic, has been arrested in Pakistan for having a fake ID card. She's been living as a refugee in Pakistan.

In Florida, People Wait For Hours To Get Into Presidential Rallies

17 hours 20 min ago

Fans of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tell their stories while waiting outside rallies in Tampa and Coconut Creek, Florida.

President Zuma Is In A Power Struggle With South Africa's Finance Minister

17 hours 20 min ago

South Africa's ruling African National Congress is fracturing over questions regarding President Jacob Zuma's leadership, and fraud charges the state has made against his finance minister.

Bill Clinton Campaigns For Hillary At Fayetteville State University

17 hours 20 min ago

Bill Clinton has been tasked with driving up Democratic turnout for Hillary Clinton's campaign. On Wednesday, he was in North Carolina to campaign at a historically black college.

Traveling Exhibit Shows What It's Like To Be A Refugee

17 hours 20 min ago

A Doctors Without Borders exhibit leads visitors through a simulation during which they're crowded onto a tiny boat and led through stifling hot tents and makeshift latrines.

Rep. Schiff 'Appalled' That National Guard Troops Asked To Repay Bonuses

17 hours 20 min ago

Nearly 10,000 Calif. National Guard troops were asked to repay large enlistment bonuses that they earned for fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Renee Montagne talks to California Rep. Adam Schiff.

National Science Test Scores Are Out, But What Do They Really Tell Us?

17 hours 44 min ago

The results are mixed for fourth-, eighth- and 12th-graders. More than that, though, experts say the nation's report card may be out of step with the latest goals for science learning.

In Fight Over N.D. Pipeline, Tribe Leader Calls For Peace And Prayers

17 hours 45 min ago

Protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline have been raging. Tribe leader Dave Archambault II says he's telling supporters "not to react to any form of aggression that law enforcement brings."

'Good Girls Revolt' Takes On Gender Bias In The Newsroom

17 hours 46 min ago

Amazon's new series Good Girls Revolt, set in 1969, was inspired by a landmark gender bias case at Newsweek. Showrunners also hired women at every level of the cast and crew — a Hollywood rarity.

Little Fish Tales: Micro Fishers Focus On The Species, Not Size

17 hours 47 min ago

Want to hear a really big fish story? These guys don't. They're micro-fishers, seeking out the smallest fish and the largest number of species in this relatively new sport.

First Self-Driving Truck Makes Budweiser Beer Delivery

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 6:05am

On a 120-mile beer run, the vehicle carried 2,000 cases of Bud from Fort Collins, Colo., to Colorado Springs. There was a police officer in hot pursuit — in case anything went wrong.

N.C. Woman Thought The Lottery Was A Waste Of Money; Then She Won

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 5:56am

Glenda Blackwell bought a Carolina Millions scratch-off ticket for $10 to prove to her husband that they didn't payoff. The lesson failed — her ticket hit for $1 million.

Twitter's Dual Challenges: Taming The Trolls, Attracting More Users

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 4:06am

Twitter is a powerful platform for news and conversation, but lingering problems with hate speech hamper its struggle to grow, says Emily Bell of the Columbia Journalism School.

3 Iran-Americans Receive Lengthy Prison Sentences In Iran

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 4:06am

A third Iranian-American has received a harsh prison sentence in Iran — in what activists say is an attempt by hardliners to undermine the Iranian president's efforts to reach out to the West.

Social Media Company Twitter Struggles Financially

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to Emily Bell, director for the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School, about the challenges Twitter faces.




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