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The U.S. Helps Foreign Banks Navigate Restrictions On Iran

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

The Obama administration is concerned that Iran hasn't received the economic boost it expected from the nuclear deal. It's trying to help foreign companies work through the remaining sanctions.

Politics In The News

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to columnist and NPR commentator Cokie Roberts and "Washington Post" columnist Kathleen Parker about the weekend's primary caucuses and other political developments.

War Crimes Investigators Secretly Build Cases Against Syrian Officials

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

In this week's issue of The New Yorker, Ben Taub traces the journey of secret documents from Syria to an undisclosed location and explains how they could be used for future war crimes prosecutions.

Mexican Mayoral Candidate Rides Wave Of Revulsion With Traditional Parties

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

The U.S. is not the only country where voters are tired of politics as usual. For the first time, Mexican ballots will be full of independent candidates free from the established parties.

High School Senior Elected As Republican Delegate From Colorado

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

Renee Montagne talks to 18-year-old Joel Crank, who was elected over the weekend as a Colorado delegate to the Republican National Convention this summer.

As Beverly Clearly Prepares To Turn 100, Readers Cherish Memories

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

Without Beverly Cleary there would be no Ramona Quimby, no Henry Huggins and no Ralph S. Mouse. Morning Edition celebrates the beloved children's book author who turns 100 years old on Tuesday.

Willett Wins Masters, Defending Champ Spieth's Game Collapses On 12th Hole

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

There was a stunning end to the Masters golf tournament on Sunday. Last year's winner Jordan Spieth gave up a significant advantage, falling apart down the stretch and losing to Danny Willett.

Survivors Of Afghan Hospital Bombing Dissatisfied With Compensation Plan

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

It's been six months since 42 people were killed in the bombing. The injured and families of the dead are scheduled to receive condolence money of up to $6,000.

Areas Of Fighting Threaten Ceasefire In Syria

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

There are growing signs that a ceasefire that's largely held since the end of February is fraying. Over the weekend, there were reports of fighting around the city of Aleppo.

U.S. Officials Help Foreign Banks Navigate Restrictions On Iran

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

The Obama administration is concerned that Iran hasn't received the economic boost it expected from the nuclear deal. It's trying to help foreign companies work through U.S. restrictions — especially on the flow of dollars needed to do business there.

Citizens United Weighs In On Big Money In The Presidential Election

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 4:01am

Citizens United head David Bossie talks to Steve Inskeep about the role of big money in politics in this election year.

The North Korea Threat Keeps A Cold-War Era Security Law Around

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 3:56am

The U.S. State Department, the United Nations and human rights groups say South Korea's controversial National Security Law chokes freedom of expression.

A Fitbit Saved His Life? Well, Maybe

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 3:40am

A man shows up in the emergency room with a speedy, irregular heartbeat, but can't say when it first went awry. No problem. The ER doctors just checked the phone records of his fitness tracker.

Parent Support May Help Transgender Children's Mental Health

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 3:39am

Transgender people tend to have more mental health problems than the general population, but having supportive parents in childhood may help reduce that risk, a study finds.

Gardens Don't Tend Themselves: Portraits Of The People Behind LA's Luxury

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 3:36am

Behind every gleaming bathroom or expertly manicured lawn is a person tasked with its upkeep. These workers are the stars of Ramiro Gomez's art — he's a former nanny and the son of Mexican immigrants.

It's Not Just What You Make, It's Where You Live, Study On Life Expectancy Says

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 11:15pm

A study of Social Security and tax records says poor people live longer in some cities than others, and it's not clear why.

Go Ahead, Call A Random Swede

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 6:15am

As a way to encourage communication between people from different countries, Sweden invited people from all over the world to call a number which would connect them to random Swede.

Will It Play In Peoria? 'Morning Edition' Hopes So

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 6:11am

The line, made famous by Groucho Marx, dates to Vaudeville. Peoria was a good test — crowds were known for being hard to please. Morning Edition broadcasts live on Friday from Peoria.

The View From Here: Peoria, Ill., Home To Caterpillar

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:07am

As part of Morning Editions new election-year series, "The View From Here," David Greene visits Peoria, Illinois, home to the Caterpillar — one of the world's largest heavy machinery manufacturers.

The View From Here: Washington, Illinois, Remembers 2013's Tornado

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:07am

Morning Edition's election series, The View From Here, continues with a visit to Washington, Illinois. David Greene talks to voters there about their experiences surviving and rebuilding after a devastating 2013 tornado.

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