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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.

Saddam Hussein's Basra Palace Transformed Into Museum

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

Since the fall of Saddam Hussein, Iraq has lost thousands of antiquities to looters and ISIS fighters. Museum director Qahtan al-Abeed tells Renee Montagne that the new institution signifies progress.

Has Hillary Clinton Done Enough To Reach Out To Black Voters?

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

Steve Inskeep talks to Leslie Wimes, of the Democratic African-American Women Caucus in Florida, who says Clinton's campaign needs to be in full panic mode about recruiting African-Americans voters.

Thomas Friedman On The Legacy Of Shimon Peres

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

A funeral was held on Friday for former Israeli president Shimon Peres. Steve Inskeep talks to New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman, who shares memories of Israel's veteran statesman.

2016's Presidential Campaign Has Turned Into A Gender War

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

The first contest between major party male and female candidates has made gender a campaign issue. Hillary Clinton is doing her best to use Donald Trump's controversies to win over female voters.

Investigators In Hoboken Sift Through Wreckage Of Deadly Train Crash

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

Federal investigators in New Jersey are trying to determine what happened on Thursday before a commuter train barreled through a station and crashed into a barrier. A woman was killed by debris.

Netflix Film Documents White Helmet Volunteers Who Save Lives In Allepo

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

The Syria Civil Defense, known as the White Helmets, is made up of volunteers who rescue Syrian citizens from the rubble of rebel-held sections of Allepo, after airstrikes from government forces.

Colombians To Vote Sunday On Peace Agreement With Rebels

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

Peace is finally coming to Colombia after more than 50 years of conflict with Marxist rebels. Much of the credit is being given to a Bogota attorney who was the government's chief peace negotiator.

Family Of Black Man Killed By Police In California Want Video Released

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

Relatives of a black man shot to death by police in El Cajon want cell phone video made public. They say a still photo shows the moments just before the shooting but does not answer key questions.

Israelis, World Leaders Say Goodbye To Shimon Peres

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

Mourners from around the world were in Jerusalem for the funeral of former President Shimon Peres. The U.S. delegation includes President Obama and former President Bill Clinton — both gave eulogies.

Researchers Study Sugar's Effect On Bees

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

A study says that after bees got a jolt of sugar water, they would fly faster toward a flower, have higher levels of dopamine and recover faster after being attacked.

Commuter Train Crash In Hoboken, N.J., Disrupts Commute Into Manhattan

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

Commuter rail service in Hoboken has been restored following Thursday's crash. The city knows something about catastrophic events and their aftermath. Hoboken was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy.

White Working-Class Voters May Be Key To A Presidential Victory

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

Barack Obama won Iowa twice — in part because he did well with white working-class voters. Now, as education and race have erupted as fault lines, can a Democrat still win that demographic in Iowa?

A Storied Hong Kong Newspaper Feels The Heat From China

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 3:43am

Recently purchased by Chinese tech tycoon Jack Ma, the South China Morning Post, one of Hong Kong's premier newspapers, seems to be under pressure from mainland China, just like the city it serves.




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