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Why Boston Red Sox Players Were Very Busy Last Week

13 hours 27 min ago

The players tested a lot of new equipment so they'd be ready for next season. They tested mattresses, chose the perfect pillows, blankets and sheets — all to improve their dingy "sleep room."

Popular 'People's Court' Judge Joseph Wapner Dies At 97

15 hours 37 min ago

A 1989 Washington Post poll found that while two-thirds of those surveyed couldn't name any of the Supreme Court justices, 54 percent could identify Judge Wapner as the judge of The People's Court.

Has The Academy Awards Turned A Page On #OscarsSoWhite?

17 hours 7 min ago

David Greene talks to Cheo Hodari Coker — a screenwriter and creator of the Netflix series "Luke Cage" — about how people of color fared at Sunday night's Academy Awards.

Politics In The News: Previewing President Trump's Week Ahead

17 hours 7 min ago

On Tuesday, President Trump will address Congress. Over the weekend, he doubled down on his attacks on the press and tweeted that he will not attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner in April.

Africa's Great Civilizations Have Been Suppressed, Gates Says

17 hours 7 min ago

Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talks to Harvard's Henry Louis Gates Jr., who sets out to change that with his African history series that airs Monday night on PBS.

Ex-N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory Offers His Take On Transgender Rights

17 hours 7 min ago

With Obama-era rules on bathroom use by transgender students rescinded, NPR's Steve Inskeeps asks McCrory about the future of the issue. His state, North Carolina, was central to the controversy.

Late-Night Stunner: Best Picture Mix-Up At The Oscars

17 hours 7 min ago

Talk about a surprise Hollywood ending — "Moonlight" was crowned the winner of Sunday night's Academy Awards ceremony. The coming-of age film won for best picture after much confusion onstage.

A Medicine That Blunts The Buzz Of Alcohol Can Help Drinkers Cut Back

17 hours 7 min ago

Naltrexone was approved to treat alcohol disorders more than 20 years ago. But many doctors still don't know that when combined with counseling it can help people resist the urge to drink too much.

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How The Media Are Using Encryption Tools To Collect Anonymous Tips

17 hours 7 min ago

Technology has made for more ways to leak scoops to the press than ever before. And newsrooms across the country are taking advantage of that.

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Caucus Leader Is Skeptical Perez Will Energize The Democratic Party

17 hours 7 min ago

David Greene talks to Leslie Wimes of the Democratic African-American Women Caucus in Florida about the election of former Labor Secretary Tom Perez to head the Democratic National Committee.

Models Are Still Pressured To Be Ultra-Thin, Survey Says

17 hours 7 min ago

A majority of models say they're threatened with job loss if they don't shed pounds. Researchers worry this contributes to poor body image and might increase eating disorders among teenage girls.

Remembering Actor Bill Paxton Who Died Sunday At Age 61

17 hours 7 min ago

Paxton appeared in movies such as "Aliens" and "Titanic" and starred in the TV series "Big Love."

Philippines Plans To Shut 23 Mines Because Of Environmental Concerns

17 hours 7 min ago

The environment secretary in the Philippines has decided to take on powerful mining interests. The department plans to close 23 mines over issues related to the environment.

Vandals Desecrate Jewish Cemetery In City Of Brotherly Love

17 hours 7 min ago

Another Jewish cemetery has been damaged. Vandals entered Mount Carmel, a cemetery in northeast Philadelphia and vandalized more than 100 graves, toppling headstones and destroying religious markings.

Pentagon Officials Review Overall Strategy To Fight ISIS

17 hours 7 min ago

Rachel Martin talks to Sarah Margon, Washington director of Human Rights Watch about the potential shift in the strategy to fight ISIS. Some worry it may call for expanding the rules of engagement.

Trump Addresses An Ebuillent CPAC Crowd

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:39am

Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday morning. We discuss how Trump's idea of "America first" squares with traditional Republican ideas.

Trump Administration Denies That It Leaned On FBI To Knock Down Russia Story

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 9:28am

The Trump administration is denying a CNN report that it tried to enlist the FBI to rebut stories of contacts between Russian intelligence officials and people associated with the Trump campaign.

No More 'Footloose' Comparisons For This Oklahoma Town

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 5:45am

The city council in Henryetta, Okla., repealed an ordinance that had banned dancing within 500 feet of a church. Residents now can finally kick off their Sunday shoes.

Chris Christie Will Soon Need A Job

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 5:41am

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie leaves office at the end of the year. Despite being an early Trump supporter, he didn't get a Cabinet spot. And a radio station was even considering him for a talk show.

A Difficult Childhood Inspires A Dad To Do Better

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 4:02am

Michael Ryan, a juvenile judge in Ohio, says his mom was a drug addict, and the way he parents his own son is to do the opposite. His son gets it. "I don't want to see you in court," his son says.

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