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Election Demographics Appear To Favor Clinton Over Trump

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:03am

Demographics play a huge determinative factor in presidential elections. NPR's Politics team has assembled a way for the audience to calculate possible voting outcomes based on demographics trends.

Minnesota Juvenile Correctional Facility To Close Following Abuse Allegations

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:03am

Mesabi Academy is closing on Thursday after an investigation into reports of sexual and physical abuse. The facility also served foster care and children with mental illness who became too aggressive.

Orange County Sheriff's Office Releases Information About Orlando Shooting

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:03am

New details about what happened inside the club was made public. A law enforcement agency has released records of what dispatchers heard from deputies on the scene and 911 callers trapped inside.

Zombie Docket Keeps Foreclosures From The Financial Crisis Alive

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:03am

After the housing market crash, a lot of foreclosure cases got started and then were abandoned. A court clerk in Queens discovered it's hard, lonely work to tie up a loose end of the financial crisis.

In Brexit Family Feud, It's Johnson Vs. Johnson

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:03am

Jo Johnson is a British MP who voted to remain in the EU. He also happens to be the brother of Boris Johnson, who campaigned to leave the EU, and is now the leading candidate for prime minister.

Syrian City Of Aleppo Is In Short Supply Of Medical Specialists

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:03am

David Greene talks to Syrian-American Dr. Zaher Sahloul, who was in Syria visiting Aleppo, meeting with the few physicians who have remained in the besieged city and their critically injured patients.

Pentagon To Release New Policy For Transgender Service Members

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:03am

Transgender troops have long been deemed "unfit" for military service. Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talked to Captain Jennifer Peace about her experience as a transgender soldier.

Senate Passes Bill To Help Puerto Rico Restructure Debt

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:03am

Puerto Rico has $70 billion in debt. The measure passed by the Senate sets up a fiscal control board for the island, and helps it avoid defaulting on a critical $2 billion debt payment due Friday.

Funerals Begin For 42 Victims Of Istanbul's Airport Attack

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:03am

The probe continues into what officials say was a triple suicide bombing at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport Tuesday. Families are holding funerals for their loved ones — mostly Turks are among the dead.

Dev Hynes On Taking Time With His Music: 'I Want It To Be The Most Me'

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 3:47am

The producer known as Blood Orange says his new album is for everyone who grows up feeling "underappreciated." To serve them, he has to be wholly himself.

Veteran Swimmer Michael Phelps And Newer Names Headed For Olympics

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 12:08am

At trials in Omaha, Neb., Phelps earned a trip to his fifth Olympics. Katie Ledecky, Leah Smith, Townley Haas and Kelsi Worrell are some of the younger competitors who will be joining him in Rio.

Obama: Trump, Brexit Vote Both Tap Into Fear Of 'Funny-Looking People'

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 8:01am

In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, the president acknowledges "parallels" between the U.S. election and Britain's vote to leave the EU. But "the differences are greater than the similarities."

Death Toll Rises In Istanbul; Airport Reopens Hours After The Attack

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 6:49am

The death toll from Tuesday night's attack rose to more than 40 people. Authorities say the violence was carried out by three suicide bombers armed with guns and explosives.

Zuckerberg's Hawaii Neighbors Disgree Over Facebook CEO's Fence

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 6:27am

One neighbor says the rock wall looks daunting and forbidding. Another says the wall looks nice. A spokesman says the wall is designed to reduce road noise.

Robot Helps 160,00 Motorists Beat Parking Tickets

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 6:05am

Joshua Browder was fed up with parking tickets so he made a robot to help people challenge fines. The robot chats with people in London and New York, asks them what happened and writes an appeal.

Obama Answers Critics That He Hasn't Done Enough To Help Black People

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:03am

Steve Inkeep talks to President Obama about how race relations have evolved during his presidency. The president says you can always find people who feel that "change hasn't happened fast enough."

Obama To Meet Mexican-Canadian Counterparts In Ottawa

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:03am

When North American leaders get together, it's often called the "Three Amigos" summit. This year it's a friendly gathering, and one sign of cooperation is a continent-wide push for more clean energy.

VW Owners Mull Options After Carmaker Settles Emissions Scandal Case

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:03am

Under the terms of the nearly $15 billion deal announced on Tuesday, Volkswagen will spend up to $10 billion to fix or buy back cars of nearly 500,000 owners.

Deal Between Colombia's Governent And FARC Would Disarm Rebels

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:03am

A peace deal between Colombia's FARC guerrillas and the government will end five decades of conflict. Colombia's president reflects on the deal that could win him a Nobel peace prize.

Carnage And Panic Abound During Attack At Istanbul's Busy Airport

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:03am

ISIS is suspected in Tuesday's attack at Istanbul's airport. David Greene talks to Erin Cunningham of The Washington Post and Omer Taspinar of the National War College and the Brookings Institution.

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