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Politics In The News: Indiana's Primary

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 4:02am

There is another big presidential primary this week. Some analysts think the contest in Indiana could seal the deal for both parties' front-runners: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

If There's A Surplus Of Cheap Crude, Why Do Oil Wells Keep Pumping?

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 4:02am

Months of low prices have failed to stop oil producers from slowing their pumps. New drilling has slowed but producers need to keep the oil flowing through existing wells, or risk running out of cash.

Protesters Pull Back From Baghdad's Green Zone After Rushing Parliament

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 4:02am

Over the weekend, protesters broke through the walls surrounding the Green Zone. Rachel Martin talks to James Jeffrey, ex-U.S. ambassador to Iraq, about what the storming of Parliament means.

American Crossroads Turns Its Attention To Senate Races

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 4:02am

Conservative groups are pouring money into supporting GOP races, in the fear Republicans lose the White House. Steve Inskeep talks to Steven Law, CEO of the conservative SuperPAC American Crossroads.

Politics In Real Life: Paid Family Leave A Big Concern, Not A Top Campaign Issue

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 4:00am

After Nancy Glynn got pregnant, she learned her employer didn't offer paid family leave. Then, like many Americans, she discovered it was hard to get by without it.

Kansas Supreme Court Says Schools Could Close If System Doesn't Change

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 4:00am

Recently the Kansas Supreme Court told lawmakers: Fix our broken school funding system or public schools could shut down on June 30. Some lawmakers say Kansas already spends too much on education.

6 Years Later Families Of LA Serial Killer's Victims Still Await Closure

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 3:36am

Police allege Lonnie Franklin Jr. terrorized LA for decades, targeting mostly young black women. As his trial wraps up, critics wonder if racial bias caused the investigation to take so long.

On 'Changes,' Charles Bradley Keeps Going Forward

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 3:33am

On his third album, the soul singer carries the memory and wisdom of his late mother. "She showed me a lot of things," he says, "and maybe that's why I can hold up now, and try to be strong."

What's Good For The Heart Is Good For The Brain

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 2:44am

Choosing a heart-healthy lifestyle can help protect your brain as you age, research suggests. And it's not just memory skills that benefit. Problem solving abilities and judgement are preserved, too.

Leicester City: From Last Place To England's Likely Soccer Champion

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 7:46pm

One of the greatest underdog stories in sports history is small-town Leicester's bid for the championship of England's Premier League — the world's richest and most-watched soccer league.

Lawsuit Will Decide Who Owns 'Star Trek' Language Klingon

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 5:20am

Paramount Pictures holds the copyright to Klingon, spoken by some characters in "Star Trek." The Language Creation Society is arguing Klingon is a real language, and is therefore not copyrightable.

Les Waas, Creator Of Iconic Mister Softee Jingle, Dies At 94

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 5:06am

Les Waas, a beloved prankster, wrote the memorable song that drew children to the Mister Softee ice cream truck, among other well-known tunes. He passed away earlier this month, at 94 years old.

Reborn At 40, She Uncovered New Life In A 'Dream' — Looking At Skulls

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

But not just looking at skulls — reconstructing human faces from them. This forensic artist once worked several jobs, hating "every morning I got up." Then, she took a class in anthropology.

Key And Peele Duo Are Back As Action-Duo In 'Keanu'

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

Lourdes Garcia Navarro talks with Wesley Morris, critic at large for The New York Times, about Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, the comedians behind the award-winning sketch comedy show.

When A Resume Of Failures Becomes A Recipe For Success

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

When a friend suffered what he called "a professional setback," Professor Haushofer put together his resume of failures. Haushofer says failure is an essential part of what is means to be a scientist.

What To Do When You're Stuck On A College Waitlist

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

Tens of thousands of students are on admissions waiting lists for colleges — they won't find out until later in the summer if they've even been accepted.

Aleppo Airstrikes Hit Home For A Local Doctor

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

Dr. Rami Kalazi discovered his friend, a pediatrician, was killed after the Al Quds hospital was destroyed by airstrikes in Aleppo, a few miles from the makeshift medical facility where Kalazi works.

Yale Defies Student Calls For 'Calhoun' Name Change

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

Yale students pushing to change a college community's name that honors John C. Calhoun are unhappy that Yale has decided to keep the name.

16 People Disciplined After Kunduz Hospital Airstrike, But Questions Remain

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

The Pentagon disciplined 16 people in connection to the deadly airstrikes on the Doctors Without Borders-run hospital in Kunduz, Afganistan in October.

Comcast Buys DreamWorks

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

Cable industry analyst Craig Moffett says this move puts Comcast in closer competition with Disney — not necessarily on the big screen, but on television and among other franchises.




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