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Athlete Activists Aren't New. Kaepernick Is Just The Latest

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 4:07am

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has decided to sit through the national anthem. His protest prompted a debate about patriotism and contentious social issues in the U.S.

Church-Going Catholics Reject Trump Expected To Support Clinton

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 4:07am

Renee Montagne talks to John Carr, head of Georgetown University's Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, about why Catholic voters seem to prefer Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump.

For U.S. Businesses, Brexit Leads To Uncertainty And Worry

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 4:03am

The U.K.'s vote to leave the European Union has forced businesses ranging from American automakers to financial services companies to ponder their investments in Europe.

S. Korea's Hit Zombie Film Is Also Searing Critique Of Korean Society

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 4:02am

The film's themes point to strains of modern Korea: distrust of government and institutions, disdain for corporate leaders and a sense everyone's in it for themselves.

Your Dilapidated Barn Is Super Trendy. Just Ask HGTV

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 4:02am

Small firms are popping up in the rural Midwest that buy old barns to feed remodelers' demand for weathered wood. As more historic barns come down, is the iconic American rural landscape fading away?

Smithsonian Collects Convention Memorabilia To Tell This Election's Story

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 3:59am

Smithsonian curators shipped some 100 pounds of souvenirs from the Republican and Democratic conventions — "great objects that engage issues for 2016" — back to the American history museum.

New Policy In LA Cracks Down On Problem Of Police Shooting At Moving Cars

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 3:58am

Los Angeles County sheriff deputies shot unarmed people in cars at least eight times between 2010 and 2014 because they said they feared being run over, an investigation by member station KPCC found.

POLL: Most Americans Want Congress To Make Zika Funding A High Priority

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 2:05am

That's what 76 percent said in a recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey. Half the respondents also said they'd be uncomfortable traveling to places in Florida where mosquitoes are spreading Zika.

ISIS Says One Of Its Key Leaders Was Killed. Is It True?

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 9:27am

A founding member of ISIS, Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, was reportedly killed. The Pentagon said he was the target of a strike, but didn't confirm his death. What does this mean for the Islamic State?

After 14 Months Of Trading Barbs, Trump To Meet Mexico's President

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 6:39am

President Enrique Peña Nieto surprised fellow countrymen when he extended an invitation to GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump to meet with him ahead of Trump's immigration speech on Wednesday.

Perry, Lochte To Compete On 'Dancing With The Stars'

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 6:04am

Ex-Texas Gov. Rick Perry ran for president and now he's contestant on Dancing With The Stars. The field also includes Maureen McCormick, who played Marsha on The Brady Bunch and swimmer Ryan Lochte.

Australian Senator Photographed Snoozing On His First Day

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 5:57am

Journalist-turned-politician Derryn Hinch showed up in the news slouched down with his eyes closed. Despite that, Hinch says he'll still push for relaxing photographer rules in the Senate.

How 1 Video Game Is Trying To Make The Leap To eSport

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 4:10am

There's lots of money to be made by turning a casual video game into a competitive sport, or eSport. These days there are millions of fans watching video game athletes compete for millions of dollars in prize money. But getting a video game to go from living room to sports arena is complicated.

FBI Warns State Election Offices To Be Wary Of Hackers

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 4:10am

The FBI and other government security agencies are working with local election offices to protect against cyberattacks that might affect the elections. Hackers tried to gain access to two state voter registration databases this summer — in Illinois and Arizona. Russian hackers are suspected in at least one of the cases.

Prisoners Granted Clemency Must Adjust To New Lives

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 4:10am

Prisoners granted clemency must adjust to new lives. Shauna Barry-Scott of Youngstown, Ohio, who was released from prison last fall after serving 10 years of a drug conviction, offers her perspective on making a new life.

Obama Commutes 111 Prison Sentences; DOJ Working To Clear Backlog

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 4:10am

More than 100 prisoners got word on Tuesday that their sentences are being shortened, as a result of the Obama administration's efforts on clemency. At the same time, Justice Department officials are working through a backlog of drug cases, and say they will be able to consider each of the thousands of clemency applications before Obama leaves office in 2017.

Before Trump Delivers Immigration Speech, He'll Meet With Mexico's President

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 4:10am

Donald Trump is expected to give a major speech on immigration Wednesday night in Arizona. Before the speech, Trump is to travel to Mexico City to meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

Why Do Colleges Spend Million To Compete In Football, Our Commentator Asks

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 4:10am

The college football season officially kicks off this weekend. Powerhouse division 1 schools will play. That got our commentator wondering: What's in it for the weaklings of that division?

ISIS Says No. 2 In Command Has Been Killed In Syria; Pentagon Assessing Strike

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 4:10am

One of the Islamic State's top commanders and the man in charge of disseminating its propaganda was killed in Aleppo, Syria, the group's semi-official Amaq news service announced. The Pentagon said in a written statement that it had launched a strike against him, but was still assessing the results of the strike.

Mass Graves In Iraq Thought To Hold Members Of Yazidi Minority Killed By ISIS

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 4:10am

The AP documented 72 mass graves across Iraq and Syria attributed to ISIS. Renee Montagne talks to Naomi Kikoler who works with populations at risk of genocide for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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