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Nigeria Has To Wipe Out Polio — Again

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:49am

Last year the country was declared polio-free. Now there are 3 new cases. And Boko Haram militants are the biggest obstacle to getting rid of the virus.

How Do You Anesthetize A Gold Fish?

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 6:34am

An Australia woman noticed her fish choking on a pebble in his tank. She rushed to the vet, who dripped anesthetic into the fish's water and then pried the pebble out of its throat.

Traffic Backups Can Be Irritating No Matter Where You Are

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 6:26am

Picton, Australia, suffered traffic delays when 2 drivers confronted each other on a one-lane bridge. In Allentown, Pa., marathon runners were backed up when a train crossed the track at miles seven.

Why Gap Insurance Is Making A Comeback

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

Gap health insurance plans are meant to cover one-time events like a sudden hospitalization or critical illness. So when the health care law required everyone to get some form of major medical insurance, the need for gap coverage should have disappeared. Instead, there's renewed interest in the plans.

A Refugee's Tale: He Escaped Iran, Now He's Stuck On A Pacific Island

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

A refugee fled Iran where he says he was often jailed. His goal is Australia, but he's landed on the Pacific island of Nauru. He has refugee status, but the trouble is finding a place to resettle him.

After 11 Years, Accounting Fraud Case Against Former-AIG Chief To Begin

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

New York's case against Maurice "Hank" Greenberg is scheduled to get underway Tuesday afternoon. The former CEO of insurance giant AIG stretches back to 2005 when Greenberg was charged with committing accounting fraud.

While Hillary Clinton Recovers From Pneumonia, Current And Former President To Campaign For Her

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

With Hillary Clinton recovering from pneumonia, husband and former president Bill Clinton will attend planned campaign events in California and Nevada over the next two days. President Obama will campaign in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Foreign Policy Experts Push Back On Trump's Remark To Shoot Iranian Ships Out Of The Water

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

Donald Trump says that if Iran harasses U.S. ships in the Persian Gulf, "they will be shot out of the water." Iranian and U.S. Navy vessels have long played cat-and-mouse in the Gulf. An Iranian ship came within 100 yards of a U.S. Navy patrol ship last week.

Senate To Vote On Package To Give More Funds Toward Flint's Drinking Water Crisis

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

Legislation making $100 million available to help Flint repair its water infrastructure is expected to come up for a vote in the Senate on Tuesday. Steve Inskeep talks to Senator Debbie Stabenow, who has co-sponsored the legislation, providing millions in new federal funding for drinking water to her home state of Michigan.

More Protests Planned For North Dakota Oil Pipeline Project

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe vow to continue their protest against an oil pipeline under construction in North Dakota. They're preparing for a long, cold winter.

English Teacher In Aleppo Waits To See If Cease-Fire Holds

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

NPR spoke with Abdel Kafi Alhamdo by Skype. He says he is an English teacher at the University of Aleppo, living in the rebel-held portion of the city.

U.S.-Russia Coordinate Cease-Fire In Syria

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

If the Syrian cease-fire holds for the next week, the U.S. and Russia will for the first time coordinate airstrikes against ISIS and the al-Qaida affiliate in Syria.

Venezuela's Economic Downturn Causes Austerity Measures In Cuba

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

Cuba is seeing a surge in tourism, helped in part by the arrival of Americans who can now travel commercially directly from the U.S. But the communist island is suffering economically, in part because of its reliance on fuel from Venezuela, which is itself collapsing.

Officials Find Closing Calais Refugee Camp A Difficult Task

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

The makeshift refugee camp outside the northern French port city of Calais continues to grow despite authorities attempts to shut it down. Many of the inhabitants are from war-torn and impoverished countries trying to get across the channel to Britain.

Libre Initiative Targets Latino Voters

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

Some GOP donors, skeptical of Donald Trump, are focusing on Senate races. Steve Inskeep talks to Daniel Garza of the Libre Initiative, a group targeting Latino voters in Nevada and Florida.

Tupac Shakur's Legacy, 20 Years On

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

Two decades after Tupac's death, writer Kevin Powell, who covered the rapper for Vibe magazine, unpacks the impact of his music and the complexities he embodied.

For One French Woman, An Eye-Opening Visit To Calais' Refugee 'Jungle'

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

The camp has grown to 9,000 people. Calais residents oppose it and want it shut down for good. But when one protester goes there for the first time, she is moved and surprised by what she sees.

Foreign Policy Experts Push Back On Trump's Iranian Ships Comments

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

Donald Trump says that if Iran harasses U.S. ships in the Persian Gulf, "they will be shot out of the water." Iranian and U.S. Navy vessels have long played cat-and-mouse in the Gulf.

London Borough Raises Pints — And Legal Protections — To U.K.'s Fading Pubs

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:12am

Thousands of British pubs have closed in recent years. One London borough is trying to protect its pubs by requiring government approval if owners want to sell them for a different use.

As More States Consider Legalizing, Questions About Pot And The Brain

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:12am

Studies suggest that smoking heavily in adolescence may affect brain function in adulthood, but there's a dearth of hard evidence for voters contemplating pot's long-term effects.




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