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U.S. Bombs Used In Saudi-Led Airstrike On Yemeni Market, Goup Says

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:07am

The Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels dropped bombs on a market in northwest Yemen. Steve Inskeep talks to Sarah Leah Whitson of Human Rights Watch about U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen.

The View From Here: Thomson, Ill., And Its Maximum Security Prison

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:07am

As part of a new election series, we visit Thomson, home to a maximum security prison that has been virtually unused since it opened 16 years ago. The state failed to provide a budget to operate it.

4 Fed Chairs Talk Publically For The First Time About The Job

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:07am

One of the most powerful and controversial jobs is head of the Federal Reserve. What the Fed chair does has an impact not just in the United States but around the world.

Gun Lovers And Critics Agree; They're Not Sold On Smart Guns

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:07am

Suppose there were a new kind of gun that might reduce accidental shootings. Such a smart gun exists, but you can't buy one in the U.S. Surprisingly, there's a lot of opposition to smart guns.

The View From Here: Thomson, Ill., And It's Mostly Unused Mazimum Security Prison

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:07am

Morning Edition begins a new election year series called: "The View From Here." We'll be listening to voters across the country, discovering: how where you live defines what you need from your government. David Greene visits Thomson, Illinois, home to a maximum security prison that has been virtually unused since it opened 16 years ago.

Presidential Campaign Moves From Wisconsin Nice To New York Nasty

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:07am

The focus of the presidential contest has moved to New York, a state where both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton can claim roots. The two Democratic candidates have traded in their rather gentle jabs for sniping over who's qualified to be president.

The 'Larger Than Life' Legend Of The Ballpark Aisles

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 3:32am

Clarence "Fancy Clancy" Haskett has been selling beer and snacks at Baltimore Orioles games so long, he's made vending an art form. "My mindset is I'm a professional athlete," he says.

Bill Clinton Gets Into Heated Exchange With Black Lives Matter Protester

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 5:26pm

Defending his 1994 crime bill to a protester, Clinton said: "You are defending the people who kill the lives you say matter."

NASA To Test Inflatable Room For Astronauts In Space

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:20pm

On Friday, a supply rocket is scheduled to send an inflatable module to the International Space Station. The expandable technology is being developed by a private firm.

Pa. Officials Consider Banning Drones Over State Game Lands

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 6:53am

The proposed rule would place 1.5 million acres off limits. The move comes after an unmanned aircraft were spotted near the nests of bald eagles.

Unfortunate Acronym Forces Law School Name Change

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 6:27am

Days after adopting a name change, George Mason University had to rename its law school. The first attempt to honor the late Antonin Scalia was ridiculed online because of the resulting acronym.

Fans Want Patriots' Draft Pick Restored And Sue NFL To Make It Happen

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:34am

The NFL took away the Patriots' first-round draft pick as punishment for Deflategate. Fans say the team shouldn't be penalized while the case is on appeal.

Country Superstar Merle Haggard Dies At 79

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:09am

Country music legend Merle Haggard died on Wednesday — it was his 79th birthday. He'd been fighting various health problems for a long time, but he kept on performing and releasing new albums. Steve Inskeep looks back on his 2010 interview with Haggard.

Veterans Groups Fight Stigma Associated With Hepatitis C

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:09am

A growing number of veterans say the military gave them hepatitis C during the Vietnam War. They say the virus was spread through a jet injector gun, and the same gun was used on hundreds of soldiers.

Exit Polls: As A Block, Women Are Voting For Hillary Clinton

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:09am

Data from all the states that have conducted exit polls so far — shows that with the exception of New Hampshire, Vermont and Wisconsin — Hillary Clinton has won women everywhere. Even in states like Michigan and Oklahoma that Clinton lost to Bernie Sanders, she's won women. Gender is essentially her safety net, and women's votes could be crucial in a general election match-up against Donald Trump.

Sunni Arab States' Personnel Contribution To Anti-ISIS Coalition Lags

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:09am

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said two months ago he was confident that Saudi and the United Arab Emirates would provide commandos for the fight against ISIS.

UConn's Moriah Jefferson Accomplishes Goal Of 4 Straight Championships

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:09am

The University of Connecticut women's basketball team won big at the NCAA championship. Renee Montagne talks to star point guard Moriah Jefferson about the Huskies' record-setting championships.

Kisich Won't Drop Out; Believes He'll Succeed In A Contested Convention

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:09am

John Kasich is mathematically eliminated from getting a majority of delegates to get the GOP presidential nomination, but he polls well in a general election. Supporters hope he can get the nomination at a convention, but with each loss that becomes tougher.

Prominent Young Afghans Press For Change Through Intellectual Soldiering

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:09am

Afghanistan's national unity government is struggling to survive. It faces internal divisions, an ailing economy, waning international interest and a widening conflict with the Taliban. The worsening situation has triggered a mass exodus of young Afghans. Yet some are staying home, hoping to save their nation by pressing for change from within.

Mississippi's Religious Objections Law Sparks Backlash From Other States

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:09am

Renee Montagne talks with Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin about banning all non-essential travel to Mississippi to protest a new law that allows people to deny certain services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, if providing them goes against a person's sincerely held religious beliefs.




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