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Louisville Paper Apologizes For Each Of Its Hot Dog Mistakes

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:36am

The paper recently issued a correction — noting every time that the hot dog was referred to as a sandwich. Because you can call a hot dog a frankfurter but it is clearly not a sandwich.

Iran Builds World's Largest Bookstore

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to Bloomberg reporter Golnar Motevalli, who explains why Iran — a country better known for its censorship — has built what it claims is the world's largest bookstore in Tehran.

When A Historically Black University's Neighborhood Turns White

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:00am

The area around Howard University was once working class and black. As more non-black residents move in and property values rise, the university is taking advantage of the hot real estate market.

(Image credit: Tyrone Turner/WAMU)

Rep. Castro On Human Smuggling Deaths In San Antonio

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to Congressman Joaquin Castro, about the migrants who were found dead in a truck in a Walmart parking lot over the weekend.

Iraqi Civil Defense Workers Recover The Dead From Mosul Battles

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:00am

Iraqi civil defense workers have been living under ISIS without pay but they're working daily in the hot sun — recovering those killed in the battle for Mosul.

House Expected To Pass Russia Sanctions Bill

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:00am

The House is slated to vote Tuesday on bipartisan legislation to limit the Trump administration's ability to lift sanctions on Russia. Rachel Martin talks to Representative Will Hurd of Texas.

Fox News And 'New York Times' Clash Over Paper's ISIS Reporting

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:00am

The New York Times and Fox News are engaged in a spat over the cable network's accusations that the paper's reporting in 2015 tipped off an ISIS leader that the U.S. was close to tracking him down.

Hidden Brain: How Cigarette Taxes Affect Food Buying

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:00am

A new study shows a connection between cigarette taxes and food stamps. When cigarette taxes go up, smokers end up spending more of their income on cigarettes and that leaves less money for food.

We Go To The Sheridan County Fair In Hoxie, Kansas

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:00am

Rural county fairs are a high point on the plains and elsewhere across the country. In Sheridan County, generations have been flocking to the same Kansas fair grounds.

Trial Opens For Opposition Journalists In Turkey

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:00am

In Turkey, which is in a state of emergency, the purge continues. Seventeen journalists are on trial amid the government's broader crackdown on the media.

Calif. Lawmakers Extend Cap-And-Trade Program Through 2030

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:00am

David Greene talks to Gov. Jerry Brown about the program which sets limits on greenhouse gas emissions while issuing permits for emission of pollutants which companies can sell.

News Brief: Trump Urges Repeal Of Obamacare, Turkish Journalists On Trial

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump pressures Senate Republicans to keep their promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. In Turkey, 17 journalists from the country's oldest independent newspaper go on trial.

Alabama Woman Stuck In NYC Traffic In 1902 Invented The Windshield Wiper

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 3:52am

Entrepreneur Mary Anderson thought it made no sense that New York streetcar drivers had to keep jumping off to clean snow from the windshield. She soon won a patent for her "window cleaning device."

(Image credit: The United States Patent and Trademark Office )

Kushner Says He Did Not Collude With Russia During 2016 Campaign

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 7:04am

Senior adviser Jared Kushner states that during the presidential campaign he had "hardly any" contact with Russia representatives. He is set to participate in a closed-door meeting with senators.

Scars Still Run Deep In Motor City 50 Years After Detroit Riots

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 6:51am

Detroit police raided an illegal after-hours club when a brick was thrown and the city ignited into five days of rioting. Many African-Americans see it as rebellion against decades of harassment.

(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Jared Kushner Will Need To Clear Up Many Questions, Sen. Klobuchar Says

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 6:43am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota about the Trump administration officials who have agreed to be interviewed by senators concerning the Russia probes.

Excited To See Metallica, New York Teenager Loses Car In Toronto

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 6:04am

After the concert, Gavin Strickland wandered around for hours looking for his car. With the help of a woman who likes scavenger hunts, Strickland drove his car back home to New York.

Man Gets Stuck In Trash Chute Trying To Retrieve Phone

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 5:33am

In Washington, D.C., a man had to be rescued after he accidentally dropped a cellphone into an apartment building's trash chute. Rescuers eventually hauled him out using a harness.

Morning News Brief: Russia Probes, Louisville Clinic Protests

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 4:05am

House and Senate investigations into any links between Russia and the Trump campaign continue. Protests erupt outside Kentucky's last clinic that performs abortions.

Blackwater Founder Backs Outsourcing Afghan War Fighting to Contractors

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 4:05am

Steve Inskeep talks to Erik Prince, founder of the now defunct private security firm Blackwater, who has reportedly submitted a proposal to the White House calling for contracting out the Afghan war.




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