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This Ain't Your Mama's Grindcore Band — It's His

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 3:32am

The Grindmother is a Canadian metal band that's just released its debut album. It's also what the group's 67-year-old lead singer prefers to be called.

Medical Errors Are No. 3 Cause Of U.S Deaths, Researchers Say

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 5:31pm

If not for flawed classification of deaths, medical mistakes would be the third leading cause of U.S. deaths, Johns Hopkins researchers say. They're calling on the CDC to track deaths from errors.

Places Where Selfies Are A No-No: Roller Coaster, Voting Booth

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 6:29am

Disney's California Adventure shut down a roller coaster after a rider pulled out a selfie stick. And in West Virginia, election officials have banned selfies while voting.

British 'Vogue' Celebrates Centennial; 100-Year-Old Model Graces Its Pages

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 5:49am

Bo Gilbert is the oldest model to appear on the pages of British Vogue. Gilbert says she's always liked to wear nice things. She is part of a Harvey Nichols campaign.

Climbers' Remains Found On Himalayan Glacier After 1999 Avalanche

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 4:15am

The bodies of elite mountain climber Alex Lowe and expedition cameraman David Bridges have been found. Rachel Martin talks to Conrad Anker, who was climbing with the group when the avalanche struck.

The Health Benefits Of Dancing Go Beyond Exercise And Stress Reducer

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 4:15am

What are the health implications of dancing? New social science research shows that dancing in synchrony with others increases people's threshold for dealing with pain.

As Primary Season Winds Down, Indiana Voters To Play An Important Role

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 4:15am

Tuesday's Indiana primary could make it clear whether Donald Trump is on the path to clinching the GOP presidential nomination — or on his way to a contested convention.

'Missing Man' Examines Ex-FBI Agent Robert Levinson's Mission To Iran

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 4:15am

Steve Inskeep talks to New York Times reporter Barry Meier about his investigation into Robert Levinson's disappearance, chronicled in his book Missing Man: The American Spy Who Vanished in Iran.

Why Does Random Chance Decide Who Gets Housing Subsidies?

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 4:15am

When the federal government gives out social benefits like food stamps, if you qualify, you get it. But housing vouchers are often distributed through a lottery.

Conditions Deteriorate In Aleppo As Syrian Forces And Rebels Drop Bombs

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 4:15am

Steve Inskeep talks to Declan Walsh of "The New York Times," who recently left Aleppo, Syria. There are reports that hundreds of civilians have been killed there in the last week.

How Steel Scraps From The World Trade Center May Help To Cut Down On Vets' Suicides

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 4:15am

A coalition of veterans groups calling itself the Spartan Alliance is trying to get vets to take a pledge not to commit suicide. They're using a powerful symbol to invoke the pledge — a sword forged from steel from the World Trade Center.

U.N. Mediator Tries To Revive Cease-Fire In Syria As Fighting Intensifies

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 4:15am

The U.N. mediator in the Syrian peace efforts is in Russia to discuss how to revive and strengthen the cessation of hostilities. The talks come amid an upsurge of violence in Syria.

There's Still Time To Submit Your Rendition Of The 'Morning Edition' Theme

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 4:15am

Steve Inskeep shares new versions of the Morning Edition theme recorded by listeners.

Ex-CIA Spy Faces Italian Prison Sentence For Her Role In Cleric's Kidnapping

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 4:15am

Sabrina De Sousa may be the first U.S. official held publicly accountable for the CIA's rendition program. De Sousa was convicted of helping kidnap Abu Omar from the streets of Milan in 2003.

Hedge Fund Founder Scaramucci Would Support Trump If He Wins GOP Nomination

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 4:15am

Steve Inskeep talks to hedge fund manager Anthony Scaramucci about his willingness to support Donald Trump if he becomes the Republican nominee, in spite of Trump's knocks on the the hedge fund sector. Scaramucci is the founder of the hedge fund SkyBridge Capital. He also hosts a program on the Fox Business Network.

Will An Ex-CIA Spy Go To Prison In Italy?

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 4:15am

Sabrina De Sousa could become the first U.S. official jailed for the CIA's rendition program. She was convicted of helping seize a radical Muslim cleric from the streets of Milan in 2003.

Politics In Real Life: Rising Health Care Costs Weigh On Voters

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 3:36am

When Renee Powell's premiums exceeded her mortgage payments, it was upsetting. But it's just one way health care costs rise for her many voters.

Uber Plans To Kill Surge Pricing, Though Drivers Say It Makes Job Worth It

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 3:36am

Uber is using machine learning to predict high demand, which would allow the app to schedule extra drivers instead of hiking rates at busy times. But such a change would hurt driver pay.

Backing 'Brexit,' A Salmon Smokehouse Says It's Been Swimming Upstream

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 3:34am

Mom-and-pop businesses are considering how a British exit from the EU could affect them. The owner of Britain's oldest salmon smokehouse, who wants out, says EU membership dilutes British culture.

Australian Man Says He Is Bitcoin's Founder

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 6:55am

Australian entrepreneur Craig Steven Wright has come forward as the elusive founder of bitcoin, a fact that has been in question for years. Rachel Martin talks to Ludwig Siegele of The Economist.

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