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Aid Worker: Australian Treatment Of Migrants In Nauru Is A 'Stain'

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 4:08am

Save the Children had to sign confidentiality agreements to work at a migrant detention camp run by Australia in Nauru. The group's Mat Tinkler discusses what they did and didn't say about abuses.

Impeachment Trial To Begin For Brazil's Suspended President Rousseff

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 4:08am

Dilma Rousseff's removal would end 13 years of leftist rule in Latin America's biggest economy. Rousseff is facing charges that she illegally manipulated the government budget.

Floods Disrupt Louisiana's School Schedule

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 4:08am

School had just started when flooding hit the southern part of the state. Some schools plan to reopen this week, but many schools are still too damaged and its unclear when students can return.

Donald Trump Continues To Reach Out To Latino Voters

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 4:08am

Donald Trump recently met with the National Hispanic Advisory Council for Trump. Renee Montagne talks to one council member who was at that meeting: Kentucky State Senator Ralph Alvarado.

Save The Children Explains Its Role In Treament Of Refugees

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 4:08am

Steve Inskeep talks to Mat Tinkler, Save the Children Australia's director of Public Affairs and Policy, about the non-profit's work with children in the refugee detention center on Nauru.

Colombia, FARC Reach Deal To End Armed Conflict

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 4:08am

The 50-year-old guerrilla war between Colombia and FARC rebels is coming to an end. Negotiators have signed a peace pact, and the public will decide whether to accept it in a referendum on Oct. 2.

Aftershocks Rumble Across Central Italy; Quake's Death Toll Rises

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 4:08am

The earthquake that struck overnight on Wednesday destroyed large swaths of several towns. Victims are still being pulled from the rubble. Renee Montagne talks to reporter Christopher Livesay.

Oneida Tribe's Annual Pow Wow Brings Tradition Alive

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 4:08am

As part of our summer series, The World's a Stage, we visit a Native American pow wow near Green Bay, Wis. The pow wow is a place to meet, dance, sing and drum — renewing old traditions.

Tallying Hillary Clinton's Appearances With The News Media

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 4:08am

When Hillary Clinton is criticized for failing to give enough access to the press, she says she's done more than 300 interviews. That figure sounds impressive, and yet it is only part of the story.

3 Central Italian Towns Are Reduced To Rubble After Wednesday's Quake

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 4:08am

Searchers continue to go through piles of rock and sand that were once buildings. An Italian government agency says while people are still being pulled from the debris, the death toll is up to 247.

On Its 100th Anniversary, The National Park Service Plans For Future Challenges

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 4:08am

As the National Park Service celebrates its centennial, questions about its future remain. At 100, the service is facing challenges like climate change, overcrowding, underfunding and relevancy.

Polls Show Clinton Has An Edge With White College-Educated Voters

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 4:08am

Historically, white college-educated voters support Republicans, but they seem to be leaving Donald Trump. The demographic is pushing Colorado from a battleground state more toward the Democrats side.

Attack On American University Of Afghanistan Kills Students, Others

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 4:08am

Police in Kabul say a violent attack on the American University of Afghanistan has ended with as many as 12 people killed. Renee Montagne talks to Mark English, the president of the university.

'Saving Lives' Or 'Selling Access'? Explaining The Clinton Foundation

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 4:05am

Donald Trump has centered on a key attack against Hillary Clinton: He says the Clinton Foundation was a pay-to-play front that enabled Hillary and Bill Clinton to trade government access for money.

Bonjour, Barbie! An American Icon Packs Her Heels And Heads To France

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 3:51am

Some 700 Barbie dolls are visiting Paris this summer. They span almost six decades of pretty, plastic history, including Malibu Barbie, astronaut Barbie, and, of course, Royal Canadian Mountie Barbie.

Biden Meets With Leaders In Turkey As Turkish Troops Move Into Syria

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 9:54am

Vice President Joe Biden is on a fence-mending mission, meeting with Turkey's president and other officials during a two-day visit. A failed coup attempt in July has strained Turkey-U.S. relations.

Rescuers Scrambling To Find Quake Survivors In Amatrice, Italy

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 8:35am

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck central Italy on Wednesday. David Greene speaks with reporter Christopher Livesay in Amatrice, at the epicenter: "It does look like a war zone," Livesay says.

Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake In Central Italy Kills Dozens

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 6:43am

A strong quake struck central Italy Wednesday morning. Renee Montagne talks to Emma Tucker, deputy editor of The Times of London, who's in the quake zone. She was vacationing at the time of the quake.

Smartphones To Blame For Limp Handshakes

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 6:00am

A new study in the Journal of Hand Therapy finds that millennials constant texting, snapping, scrolling and gaming are causing the muscles in their hands to weaken — especially the guys.

Giant Russian Nesting Doll Delays Plane's Take Off

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 5:56am

Russia's Olympic team was delayed leaving Brazil for hours because their giant Matryoshka doll was too giant. It had gotten stuck at the airport.

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