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Still Down A Justice, Supreme Court Term Is Off To A Restrained Start

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:04am

Starting the term with an eight-justice court means it could remain short-handed, and often deadlocked, on some of the most controversial, and difficult, issues of the day.

Bridgeport Officials Want The Police Department To Look Like Its Residents

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:04am

City officials redesigned their test for police officers and give extra points to city residents who take it. They want the makeup of the department to hew more closely to the city's demographics.

Victims Of Turkey's Post-Coup Purge Invited To Prove Their Innocence

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 5:22am

Even government supporters worry that that the sweeping crackdown may have resulted in too many arrests, suspensions and firings. New crisis centers are helping some find justice.

Gene Study Points To A Sixth Sense

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 5:18am

Nothing to do with ghosts. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health identified a kind of intuition gene that lets us sense what our body is supposed to do without using the five other senses.

Japanese Biologist Wins Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 4:54am

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to a Japanese scientist who explained that cells have their own versions of recycling plants, how they work, and the role of this process in diseases.

Manhattan Gets A New Monument — To A (Fake) Octopus Attack

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 4:45am

The sculpture depicts that time a passenger ferry was dragged down by a giant octopus — which never happened. The artist says he conceived of the prank while telling fake history to an 11-year-old.

Week In Politics: Trump's Taxes, Clinton's Marriage, The VP Debate

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 4:11am

Ahead of the vice presidential debate Tuesday, we hear about what to look for on the campaign trail this week from NPR commentator Cokie Roberts and Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

Clif Bar Started With A Hungry Cyclist And A Mom Who Liked To Bake

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 4:11am

Gary Erickson, who was inspired by his mom's baking to create Clif Bar, a top-selling energy snack, is the latest guest on Guy Raz's new podcast HOW I BUILT THIS.

After 67 Seasons, Vin Scully, Voice Of The Dodgers, Retires At 88

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 4:11am

Vin Scully, who has been calling games for the Dodgers since 1950, is retiring at age 88. He called his final game Sunday at AT&T Park, the home of the LA Dodgers' rival, the San Francisco Giants.

AP: 'Apprentice' Staff, Contestants Say Trump Demeaned Them

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 4:11am

Associated Press investigative reporter Garance Burke talks with Renee Montagne about what more than 20 insiders from the reality TV show described as inappropriate behavior by Donald Trump.

Colombian Voters Reject Peace Deal; What's Next?

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 4:11am

Voters rejected the historic peace deal signed last week by Colombia's president and the leader of the FARC rebels. It would have disarmed FARC and brought a formal end to decades of hostilities.

'SNL' Season Premiere Shows What's Right — And Wrong — With Its Political Humor

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 4:11am

"Saturday Night Live" has returned for its new season. Three new cast members join the cast, including the first Latina in the show's history.

Hungarians Reject EU Migrant Plan, But Referendum Declared Invalid

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 4:11am

Hungarians voted over the weekend on whether they are willing to accept a European Union-imposed refugee policy that would allocate a share of Europe's refugees for resettlement there.

Mothers, Looking For Missing Loved Ones In Mexico, Find Scores Of Graves

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 4:11am

A group of relatives of the drug war's disappeared in the city of Veracruz took it upon themselves to search for their loved ones. In the past two months, they've discovered nearly 100 graves.

Leaked Tax Documents Show Trump May Have Legally Avoided Liability. How?

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 4:11am

The New York Times published some of Donald Trump's income tax returns from 1995 in which Trump reported over $900 million in loses. That could have legally relieved his tax burden for up to 18 years.

FDA Is Redefining The Term 'Healthy' On Food Labels

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 4:11am

Last year, the FDA told the maker of Kind bars some of its nut-filled snacks couldn't be labeled as "healthy." Now the agency is rethinking what healthy means, amid evolving science on fat and sugar.

Doll Therapy May Help Calm People With Dementia, But It Has Critics

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 4:11am

Hugging a doll can soothe an upset toddler, and some say it can do the same for people with dementia. But critics say this form of therapy infantilizes adults.

N.J. Commuters Struggle To Get To Work A Day After Train Crash

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 10:35am

Thursday's crash disrupted service at the regional hub. Officials promised extra buses, ferries and light rail, but WNYC's Stephen Nessen reports it was chaos for many Hoboken Terminal users.

Job Filled. Swiss Locale Needed A Hermit

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 6:28am

The new hire is a spiritual man with a long white beard and a kindly face. The hermit position dates back to the 15th century. It pays $24,000 a year.

There's Still Time To Punch Martin Shkreli In The Face

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 5:14am

The pharmaceutical executive became despised after raising the price of a lifesaving drug by more than 5,000 percent. When his publicist died, Shkreli proposed to raise money with a punch gimmick.




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