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Searching For Her Mother, Her Story Touches An Entire Chinese City

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 3:51am

Jenna Cook returned to China at age 20 to search for her birth mother. What she found, above all else, was the collective pain of dozens of Chinese families who had given up children.

Make Way For Celebration: These Ducklings Are Turning 75

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 3:44am

Robert McCloskey was a young artist when he brought a crate of ducks back to his studio apartment. Since then, the plucky Mallard family (Jack, Lack, Mack, et al.) has charmed its way into our hearts.

Does Carrying A Pistol Make You Safer?

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 3:41am

Even as violent and property crimes fall, more Americans are carrying concealed handguns. Many think having a gun makes them safer, but the decision to shoot is a serious one with grave consequences.

Hundreds Protesting Political System Arrested On Capitol's Steps

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 6:26pm

The Democracy Spring coalition of progressive groups called on legislators to replace caps on campaign donations, fix the Voting Rights Act and end gerrymandering. At least 400 were arrested.

See Where Women Have The Most And Least Political Representation In The U.S.

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:34am

Women may make up half the population in the U.S., but just 24.5 percent of state lawmakers are women.

Is The Sharing Economy Ready To Hop Into A Hot Tub?

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 6:33am

The app Nookzy, launching in San Francisco, allows people to rent out their urban and suburban nooks: the front porch, backyard, a garden alcove — places you usually want to keep strangers out of.

Brother Of Masters Winner Steals Twitter Spotlight

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 6:11am

P.J. Willet posted on Twitter while his brother Danny was winning the Masters golf tournament on Sunday. P.J. also mocked his brother's opponent Jordan Spieth for playing so slowly.

As Beverly Cleary Prepares To Turn 100, Readers Cherish Memories

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

Without Beverly Cleary there would be no Ramona Quimby, no Henry Huggins and no Ralph S. Mouse. Morning Edition celebrates the beloved children's book author who turns 100 years old on Tuesday.

The U.S. Helps Foreign Banks Navigate Restrictions On Iran

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

The Obama administration is concerned that Iran hasn't received the economic boost it expected from the nuclear deal. It's trying to help foreign companies work through the remaining sanctions.

Politics In The News

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to columnist and NPR commentator Cokie Roberts and "Washington Post" columnist Kathleen Parker about the weekend's primary caucuses and other political developments.

War Crimes Investigators Secretly Build Cases Against Syrian Officials

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

In this week's issue of The New Yorker, Ben Taub traces the journey of secret documents from Syria to an undisclosed location and explains how they could be used for future war crimes prosecutions.

Mexican Mayoral Candidate Rides Wave Of Revulsion With Traditional Parties

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

The U.S. is not the only country where voters are tired of politics as usual. For the first time, Mexican ballots will be full of independent candidates free from the established parties.

High School Senior Elected As Republican Delegate From Colorado

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

Renee Montagne talks to 18-year-old Joel Crank, who was elected over the weekend as a Colorado delegate to the Republican National Convention this summer.

As Beverly Clearly Prepares To Turn 100, Readers Cherish Memories

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

Without Beverly Cleary there would be no Ramona Quimby, no Henry Huggins and no Ralph S. Mouse. Morning Edition celebrates the beloved children's book author who turns 100 years old on Tuesday.

Willett Wins Masters, Defending Champ Spieth's Game Collapses On 12th Hole

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

There was a stunning end to the Masters golf tournament on Sunday. Last year's winner Jordan Spieth gave up a significant advantage, falling apart down the stretch and losing to Danny Willett.

Survivors Of Afghan Hospital Bombing Dissatisfied With Compensation Plan

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

It's been six months since 42 people were killed in the bombing. The injured and families of the dead are scheduled to receive condolence money of up to $6,000.

Areas Of Fighting Threaten Ceasefire In Syria

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

There are growing signs that a ceasefire that's largely held since the end of February is fraying. Over the weekend, there were reports of fighting around the city of Aleppo.

U.S. Officials Help Foreign Banks Navigate Restrictions On Iran

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

The Obama administration is concerned that Iran hasn't received the economic boost it expected from the nuclear deal. It's trying to help foreign companies work through U.S. restrictions — especially on the flow of dollars needed to do business there.

Citizens United Weighs In On Big Money In The Presidential Election

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

Citizens United head David Bossie talks to Steve Inskeep about the role of big money in politics in this election year.

The North Korea Threat Keeps A Cold-War Era Security Law Around

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 3:56am

The U.S. State Department, the United Nations and human rights groups say South Korea's controversial National Security Law chokes freedom of expression.

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