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Trump Grabs Recent Media Headlines But They're Mostly Negative

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 4:05am

The vast majority of political headlines have been about Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton is fine with the attention Trump has been getting because the stories have been dragging down his poll numbers.

From Comoros Islands, An Olympian Clears Hurdles On And Off The Track

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 4:05am

A competitor in Rio grew up poor in the Comoros Islands, leaving home to live on the streets when he was 8. There's not even a running track there. Now he's competing in the 400-meter hurdles.

It Was A Gold Day For The USA In Rio Summer Olympics

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 4:05am

Swimming sensation Michael Phelps added to his gold medal tally and, for the first time, an African-American woman swimmer won gold. And the U.S. women continued their dominance in gymnastics.

Borderland Trump Supporters Welcome A Wall In Their Own Backyard

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 4:04am

Along the U.S.-Mexico border, most people favor Hillary Clinton for president and oppose building a wall. But a small group of Trump supporters demostrates zeal.

Where Lead Lurks And Why Even Small Amounts Matter

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 3:40am

Federal environmental regulations for lead in drinking water still leave room for concentrations high enough to pose a health hazard, critics say.

Could Worms In Your Gut Cure Your Allergies?

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 3:37am

Some people are trying to treat autoimmune problems with an unlikely tool: worms that live in your gut, permanently. Scientists are finally starting to figure out if they work.

Computer Love: Their 1960s-Era Dating Strategy? Modern Technology!

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 3:29am

Back in the early '60s a computer dating service decided these two people were compatible. That calculation was right. John and Carol Matlock will celebrate 52 years of marriage in December.

Crash-Landing Survivor Wins Sweepstakes Prize

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 6:40am

Mohamed Basheer was on a plane that crash-landed in Dubai. After he left the burning plane, he bought a ticket in a contest sponsored by the duty-free shops at Dubai's airport, and he won $1 million.

Why Canadian Swimmer Flips His Dad The Bird

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 6:00am

Swimmer Santo Condorelli and his father give each other the middle finger wave. Joseph Condorelli told the New York Daily News they started doing this routine when Santo was 8 to release tension

Microbes Cause Black Film Over Parts Of Jefferson Memorial

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 5:50am

The National Park Service says microscopic organisms are increasingly pronounced at the Thomas Jefferson memorial. The Washington Post reports the park service doesn't know how to get rid of them.

Despite Campaign Stumbles By Their Candidate, Trump Fans Remain Loyal

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 4:04am

At a rally in Florida on Wednesday, Trump supporters talked about the presidential candidate after yet another gaffe, a week of bad poll numbers and a growing number of admonitions from Republicans.

Trump Offers Plan To Help Families Afford Child Care

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 4:04am

When Donald Trump unveiled his economic vision this week, he offered a tax deduction on child-care costs as part of his plan to help families. Steve Inskeep talks Trump economic adviser Stephen Moore.

Syrian Refugees Get Oriented To The Ways Of American Life

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 4:04am

The U.S. looks like it will meet the administration's goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the fiscal year in October. Newcomers are already getting a rundown on life in America.

China Angered By Britain's Delay In Approving Nuclear Power Deal

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 4:04am

China warns Britain to stop delaying a nuclear power plant deal, which it says could cost the country future Chinese investment. Britain's new prime minister wants to examine the project.

Rep. Dingel Presses Clinton To Talk More About Trade Issues

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 4:04am

Hillary Clinton addresses the economy in a speech on Thursday. Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingel, who represents Michigan's12th district, who says trade is a big issue in her state.

'World's A Stage' Series Goes To Key West's Mallory Square

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 4:04am

It is Key West's leading tourist attraction: the nightly sunset celebration on the island's Mallory Square. For more than 30 years, tumbler John Allicock has performed there.

2 Decades Later, Gymnast Dominique Moceanu Looks Back On Her Career

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 4:04am

Dominique Moceanu was the youngest U.S. gymnast in history to win Olympic gold in 1996. Twenty years later, she talks to David Greene about the pressure of competing at such a young age.

India's Lagging Manufacturing Sector Slows Job Creation

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 4:04am

India needs an uptick in manufacturing to employ millions who enter the labor force every year. The slow expansion is imperiling India's ability to create jobs and lift millions out of poverty.

Claims Probed Of Brutal Conditions For Refugees On Island Of Nauru

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep talks to Anna Neistat of Amnesty International about recently released reports detailing the condition of refugee detention centers on the Pacific island nation of Nauru.

Retired Professor Tries To Teach Robots To Sew Clothes

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 4:04am

Atlanta company SoftWear is trying to create a robot that can sew. If the project succeeds, it could have a huge effect on the global economy, and clothing manufacturing could return to the U.S.

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