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2 Couples In Love Attract Attention

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 5:59am

A man proposing to his girlfriend at a Yankees game, dropped the ring. He eventually found it, and she said yes. A jogger in Central Park stopped to be in wedding photos. The jogger was Tom Hanks.

After First Debate, Pace Picks Up On Presidential Campaign Trail

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:00am

Hillary Clinton was back out on the campaign trail on Tuesday at a rally in the swing state of North Carolina — pressing the case that she won the first presidential debate over Donald Trump.

Disney Said To Be Considering An Offer To Acquire Twitter

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:00am

The 10-year-old social media site Twitter has been struggling to attract users and grow its business. Renee Montagne talks to Farhad Manjoo, technology columnist for The New York Times.

Veteran Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres Dies At 93

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:00am

Peres served twice as prime minister and he was president of Israel from 2007 to 2014. Steve Inskeep talks to Dennis Ross, a diplomat in the administrations of George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

'Deflategate' As Seen Through The Prism Of Broadway's 'Hamilton'

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:00am

What do NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, deflated footballs, QB Tom Brady and a hit Broadway musical have in common? Commentator Pablo Torre, a senior writer with ESPN The Magazine, has the answer.

'Working' Then And Now: Terkel Interviews 'Token' Female Ad Ex

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:00am

In the '70s, Studs Terkel talked to an ad executive, who explained how as a "token woman" she had to navigate the male-dominated industry. Radio Dairies and Project And got access to the recording.

Donald Trump Tells Supporters That He Won The Debate With Clinton

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:00am

Trump campaigned in the swing state of Florida following the debate with Hillary Clinton. He touted the favorable results of unscientific online tallies where debate watchers picked their favorites.

Ex-AIG CEO Maurice 'Hank' Greenberg Begins To Testify In Fraud Trial

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:00am

Hank Greenberg, who built the insurance giant, will be back on the witness stand. He and another former executive face charges they deceived investors in the years leading up to the financial crisis.

Who Sets The Price Of Oil? Wall Street Speculators?

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:00am

Members of our "Planet Money" team recently got into the oil business. They learned one of the most basic questions about the business is: who sets the price of oil? Speculators are often blamed.

Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:00am

A new study by researchers at Yale found that pre-K teachers, white and black alike, spend more time watching black boys, expecting trouble.

Sept. 11 Lawsuits Vote Today Could Be First Reversal Of An Obama Veto

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:58am

The bill would let victims' families of the Sept. 11 attacks sue Saudi Arabia for aiding or financing the attacks. The White House says the move could put U.S. interests and personnel at risk.

Alabama's Chief Justice Faces Ethics Charges For Second Time

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:56am

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was ousted on ethics charges in 2003 for defying a federal court order. On Wednesday he faces trial for defying the U.S. Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling.

Shimon Peres, The Last Of Israel's Founding Leaders, Dies At 93

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 10:09pm

Peres served as prime minister three times, launched the country's nuclear program and won the Nobel Peace Prize. But his grandest goal, an Israel at peace with its Arab neighbors, eluded him.

Wells Fargo CEO To Forfeit Tens Of Millions In Stock Awards Amid Scandal

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 1:42pm

Wells Fargo says John Stumpf and the former retail-banking head will forfeit stock awards worth about $60 million combined, after employees opened unauthorized customer accounts to meet company goals.

Clinton Campaign Manager: Trump's Lack Of Preparation Surprising

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 10:33am

Robby Mook, the campaign manager for Hillary for America, joins David Greene the morning after the first presidential debate to discuss Hillary Clinton's performance.

University Of Michigan Displays Flawed Artifacts

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 6:45am

Archaeologists at the school are showing off stone carvings that cracked and ceramic vessels that warped. The curator says we can learn a lot from from the mistakes of past generations.

LA Rams Fan Trapped In Port-A-Potty

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 6:37am

After a game, an LA Rams fan was using a port-a-potty when a Seattle Seahawks fan tipped it over. A kinder Seahawks fan walks over and opens the door of the horizontal port-a-potty.

Ga. Voters Sift Through Points Made During Monday's Presidential Debate

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep follows up with a set of voters in the swing state of Georgia. The morning after the presidential debate, he asks whether their opinions of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have changed.

Trump Surrogate Boris Epshteyn Weighs In On First Presidential Debate

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 4:00am

David Greene talks to Boris Epshteyn, senior adviser to Donald Trump's campaign from Hofstra University, the setting for Monday night's debate. The debate was lively and often combative.

Research Explains The Bias Behind Slow-Motion Video Replay

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 4:00am

When we see someone perform an action in a slow-motion replay, we tend to believe the action had more intentionality behind it. This has implications in sports and in the criminal justice system.

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