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Must See Spots: California Ghost City, Secret Eiffel Tower Apartment

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 4:07am

David Plotz of the travel website Atlas Obscura takes us to two places. One high above a historic city and another in the middle of a desert where history was almost made.

This Week In Politics

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 4:07am

As candidates rise to prominence in a presidential election, they may feel optimistic for a time — feel that things are really going their way. Then, things can start to get uncomfortable. That is what's been happening in recent days to Republican candidates Ben Carson and Marco Rubio.

Why Eating Food Out Of A Bowl Makes Nigella Lawson Happy

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 4:07am

Steve Inskeep talks to celebrity chef Nigella Lawson about the breadth of food you can serve in a bowl. Her latest cookbook is called, Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food.

Prescription Drug Use Increases Over The Last Decade, Study Says

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 4:07am

Americans are taking more prescription drugs than ever before. And many are taking five drugs or more a day. We examine a new report that has some surprising information about prescription drugs.

Bollywood Star Speaks Out Against 'Growing Intolerance' In India

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 4:07am

India's "culture wars" have risen to a new level with actors, filmmakers and writers joining to protest against the right-wing Hindu government's inaction against religious intolerance and violence.

During Sinai Plane Crash Probe, Sharm el-Sheikh Hits A Rough Patch

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 4:07am

U.S. lawmakers say intelligence indicates a bomb was the likely cause of the break-up of a Russian airliner. The air crash and the cancellation of flights has hurt the resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh.

With 'Pickup Scooter,' America Meets Indian Car Maker

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 3:42am

Facing competition at home, Indian manufacturing company Mahindra recently introduced to the U.S. the GenZe, a scooter with cargo space designed to appeal to young Americans in cities.

Cruz's Crew: You Play The Game, But It's The Cruz Campaign That Scores

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 3:40am

Ted Cruz's campaign is hoping its app motivates supporters to volunteer and donate as well as turn over personal information.

It's Never Too Soon To Plan Your 'Driving Retirement'

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 3:36am

Families should rethink how seniors give up driving, researchers say. Figuring out transportation alternatives long ahead of time can help preserve independence and avoid painful confrontations.

Hormones May Help Younger Women With Menopause Symptoms

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 3:35am

Thirteen years after a study on hormone therapy was abruptly halted due to concerns about cancer risk, some doctors say that it's safe for most younger women if they take hormones short term.

Scientists Say The Amazon Is Still Teaching Us New Lessons

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 3:27am

Recent scientific discoveries show the Amazon might control the climate for much of South America. The theory could point to potentially disastrous ramifications if deforestation continues.

For Some Muslim Asylum-Seekers In Germany, Christianity Beckons

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 3:25am

Some Muslim migrants from Afghanistan and Iran are converting to Christianity in Germany. Skeptics claim it is a ploy to gain asylum.

Russian Airliner Crash Update

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 11:45am

The latest information on the Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt. All 224 people on board were killed.

October Jobs Report Is Best Yet This Year

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 11:00am

Employers added 271,000 jobs in October. The pace of hiring far exceeded expectations, and may increase chances that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates at its next meeting.

It's Possible Bomb Caused Russian Plane To Crash, Britain, U.S. Suggest

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 6:16am

Britain's prime minister and President Obama have mentioned the possibility of a bomb aboard the passenger jet. Their information, whatever it is, apparently comes from intelligence agencies.

British Supermarket To Hire Official Christmas Tree Lights Untangler

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 6:07am

According to published reports in Britain, the ideal candidate should be "persistent and patient." They should be able to untangle three meters of Christmas lights in less than three minutes.

Seattle's Famed Gum Wall To Be Melted Clean

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 5:59am

Authorities say the wall needs to be scrubbed to protect the historic buildings at the Pike Place Market. But cleaning 20 years' worth of gum off a brick wall is no easy task.

Bet You Read It Now: iTunes Terms Of Service Becomes A Graphic Novel

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 4:08am

In an online graphic novel, the only dialogue is the lengthy iTunes Terms and Conditions agreement. Steve Jobs is the main character, and the author gives readers an education in comic book history.

App Allows Shy Students To Ask Questions Anonymously

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 4:08am

Pooja Sankar used her computer skills to equal the playing field, and unlocked the upside potential of something that has been blamed for all manner of gender discrimination online: anonymity.

Bernie Sanders On Being Jewish And A Democratic Socialist

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 4:08am

Steve Inskeep continues his conversation with the Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Sanders talks about his early days as a political activist, why he self-identifies as a Socialist and how being Jewish has influenced his worldview.




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