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Syrians Trapped By Fighting Desperately Need More Assistance

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 4:10am

Thousands of Syrians have been trapped by fighting for months. Steve Inskeep talks to Elizabeth Hoff, a World Health Organization representative, about the ongoing health crisis in besieged cities.

In Russia, Epiphany Comes With A Shockingly Cold Swim

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 4:09am

To celebrate the feast of Epiphany marking the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan, thousands of Russian Orthodox faithful take a dip in icy waters. How does it feel? "Absolutely good," one man says.

Zika Virus Likely Affected Her Baby, And She Feels Brazil Doesn't Care

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 4:03am

The government is trying to wipe out Zika virus, which has been linked to a severe birth defect. But is it doing enough to help families whose children have been affected?

Immigration Relief Possible In Return For Crime Victims' Cooperation

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 4:02am

The road to a U visa is long, and difficult to navigate. Proposed rule changes in New York City may streamline the process, and provide a model for other law enforcement agencies around the country.

Santorum Struggles To Regain 2012 Momentum

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 4:01am

The onetime Iowa caucus winner now sits dead last in the state's polls. But Santorum says he's still hoping for another last-minute surge.

Belgian Astronomers Honor David Bowie With A Constellation

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 6:52am

It's a tribute to the man who brought us "Space Oddity," "Starman" and "Life on Mars." Bowie may now be in the great unknown but his constellation shines on.

Becca Pizzi To Attempt Female Marathon Record

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 6:46am

She plans to run seven marathons on seven days in seven continents. She'll start with an "easy" one: 26.2 miles in Antarctica.

Area Satiric Publication The Onion Sold To Univision (Seriously)

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 5:23am

The Spanish-language network gets a 40 percent, controlling stake in The Onion and related sites, including the AV Club and Clickhole. The move comes as Univision tries to reach more millennials.

Sanctions Against Iran Were Lifted; Iranian Reaction Was Lukewarm

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:18am

The U.S. and European nations lifted sanctions against Iran over the weekend as part of the nuclear deal. Renee Montagne talks to economist Djavad Salehi-Isfahani about the impact in Iran.

Alaska Faces Budget Deficit As Crude Oil Prices Slide

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:18am

Alaska may overhaul the way it spends its oil wealth. That's significant because while it has a lot of oil, the price of oil has dropped so much, the state now has a $3 billion deficit in a $5 billion state budget.

'Dark Money' Delves Into How Koch Brothers' Donations Push Their Political Agenda

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:18am

Steve Inskeep talks to author Jane Mayer about her new book "Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right." Mayer is an investigative journalist for "The New Yorker."

Sanders Tells Black Voters U.S. Must Confront 'Institutional Racism'

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:18am

As the Democratic presidential primary narrows, Sen. Bernie Sanders is trying to rally African-American voters to his side. Sanders spent part of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in Birmingham, Ala.

What The Drop In Commodity Prices Means For The U.S. Economy

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:18am

Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution, about the long-term precipitous declines in commodity prices.

Robert Levinson Disappeared In Iran In 2007. Family Still Doesn't Know What Happened To Him

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:18am

As the news broke that Iran was releasing five prisoners, one family felt anything but overjoyed. Relatives of Robert Levinson have been waiting for news of him since 2007, when he was detained in Iran. His son Daniel Levinson talks to Renee Montagne about his father's case.

Co-Founder Of The Eagles Glenn Frey Dies At 67

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:18am

The Rock and Roll community has lost another musician. Glenn Frey, who was a founding member of The Eagles, died Monday in New York of complications from arthritis, colitis and pneumonia. He was 67.

Allegations Of Rigged Matches Rock Tennis World

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:18am

High-ranking tennis players have been paid to lose, a BuzzFeed-BBC investigation finds. Renee Montagne talks to Paul Scotney of Sports Integrity Services. He authored an initial report in 2008.

Social Science Research Examines The Generosity Of The Wealthy

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:18am

Self-made billionaires are bigger philanthropists than those who inherit their wealth, research says. That might explain why the self-made wealthy plan to donate much of their wealth to charity.

Trial To Begin For NYPD Officer Accused Of Killing Unarmed Black Man

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:18am

Peter Liang is charged with manslaughter in the 2014 shooting death of Akai Gurley in a Brooklyn housing project. Liang's lawyer calls the incident a tragedy but insists it's an accident, not a crime.

Calls To Resign Overshadow Michigan Govenor's State Address

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:18am

Gov. Rick Snyder is to deliver his sixth state of the state address Tuesday. It comes at a time of crisis for the state and the governor. He's criticized for his handling of Flint's water problems.

2 FLDS Towns Set To Face Religious Discrimination Trial

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:18am

The towns serve as headquarters for the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, known as FLDS. They're accused by the Justice Department of discriminating against non-FLDS members.

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