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10-Year-Old Boy From Finland Hacks Instagram; Gets Rewarded

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 6:10am

Facebook, which owns Instagram, pays people who find bugs on its services. When a young hacker found a way to delete other people's comments, he emailed Facebook, and then received $10,000.

With Cruz Out Of The GOP Race, Will His Supporters Back Trump?

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

One of Ted Cruz's most important constituencies in the contest for the presidential nomination was religious conservatives. Rachel Martin talks to Ron Johnson, head of the Indiana Pastors Alliance.

Clock Continues To Tick On Flint's Drinking Water Crisis

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

For more than two years, residents of Flint, Michigan, have had unsafe drinking water. Steve Inskeep talks to Bishop Bernadel (Burr-nuh-DELL) Jefferson of Faith Deliverance Center, a church in Flint, who has become one of the leaders of the fight for clean water.

Obama To Travel To Flint, Where City Water Still Requires A Filter

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

President Obama visits Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday for the first time since the city's water crisis began. Flint residents are still relying on bottled water and faucet filters to get safe drinking water.

Scientists Look To Insects To Diagnose The Health Of A National Park

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

Put on your waders and foam-soled boots — we're about to adventure into a shallow creek in Great Smoky Mountains National Park which straddles the border of North Carolina and Tennessee. Entomologist Becky Nichols uses insects to evaluate the health of the park's streams and the ecosystems they are part of.

Rep. Tom Marino Weighs In On Trump's Victory In Indiana

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to Pennsylvania Republican Congressman Tom Marino, who supports Donald Trump.

Cruz Drops Out Of GOP Race; Party Official Calls Trump 'Presumptive Nominee'

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

The race for the GOP presidential nomination is all but over. After losing in Indiana Tuesday night, Senator Ted Cruz suspended his campaign. That leaves Trump and Ohio Governor John Kasich, and Trump has a commanding lead over Kasich.

While The GOP Race Is Essentially Over, Sanders And Clinton Press On

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

Bernie Sanders won the Democratic primary in Indiana. It wasn't a big enough win to erode Hillary Clinton's massive lead in pledged delegates, but it was a win. Sanders vows to fight on.

Uptick In Fighting In Syria Keeps Humanitarian Aid From Aleppo

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. and Russia are working on details of a more durable cease-fire in Syria that would include Aleppo, the country's largest city. Rachel Martin talks to Jan Egeland, head of the Norwegian Refugee Council and an adviser to the U.N.'s special envoy for Syria, who is trying to expand the areas of Syria receiving humanitarian aid.

Hollywood Rediscovers Cuba. Is It Too Soon To Call It Havanawood?

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

The first blockbuster since the U.S. embargo is filming in Cuba: Fast & Furious 8. Filmmakers are rushing to take advantage of the island's distinctive look and it's relatively cheap labor.

Trump Wins Indiana; Cruz Drops Out. Sanders Defeats Clinton

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

Donald Trump won a decisive victory in Indiana on Tuesday, and it's looking less and less likely he'll face a contested convention. Rival Ted Cruz dropped out of the race. On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton but she still leads in the delegate race. NPR's Mara Liasson reports on the GOP turning point. And for analysis of the primary, Rachel Martin talks to Democratic pollster Margie Omero and Republican pollster Jim Hobart.

Hollywood Rediscovers Cuba: Is It Too Soon To Call It Havanawood?

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

Fast & Furious 8 is the second U.S. movie, and the first big-budget Hollywood film, to be shot in Cuba since the recent improvement of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

As A Guerrilla Movement, Tiny Homes May Emerge As Alternative To Shelters

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 3:40am

Tiny homes are a growing solution to homeless veterans and vulnerable youth, especially those who identify as LGBTQ. But the movement faces challenges from regulations and neighbors across the nation.

Why Do Cities Keep Vying To Host The Olympics?

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

They invariably never live up to what the politicians and construction moguls promise, says sports commentator Frank Deford.

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.

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