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A NYC Scout Troop Provides Homeless Girls A Place Of Their Own

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

The 28 members of Girl Scout Troop 6000, and its two co-leaders, live in a shelter in Queens, N.Y. The troop that Giselle Burgess started is the first specifically for girls who are homeless.

(Image credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Venezuela Set To Begin 2-Day Strike

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

Venezuela's opposition party has called for a 48-hour general strike, which is starting Wednesday morning. Rachel Martin talks with reporter Andrew Rosati of Bloomberg.

The Steps Ahead For The Senate On Health Care

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

The Senate has voted to debate their measures on health care overhaul. Steve Inskeep talks with reporter Noam Levey of the Los Angeles Times about the latest.

Commentary: 'We Should Demand More Of Our Athletes'

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor have made controversial comments while promoting an upcoming boxing match. Sarah Spain of ESPN asks why they aren't held to the same standards as other athletes.

Alice Cooper Finds Andy Warhol Art After 40 Years In Storage

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

In the 1970s, Alice Cooper received a silkscreen by his friend Andy Warhol. Then he forgot about it. He and his manager dug it out of storage, and now it may be worth millions.

U.K. To Ban Diesel And Gas Cars In 2040

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

In an effort to improve air quality, the U.K. government is set to ban the sale of all diesel and gas cars and vans starting in 2040.

Labor Department Starts To Roll Back Obama Overtime Rule

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

The Labor Department has started to dial back an Obama administration rule that would have made more workers eligible for overtime pay.

'LA Times' Investigates The Double Life Of A Med School Dean

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

Marc Duvoisin of the Los Angeles Times talks with Steve Inskeep about an investigation into a former medical school dean at the University of Southern California who led a drug-fueled double life.

House Takes Step Toward Culling Wild Horses

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

Last week, the House Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment sponsored by Rep. Chris Stewart that would allow for the culling of wild horses.

Military Tries To Cut Through The Noise Of War

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

Noise on the battlefield leads to problems communicating and other dangers. The military is making new efforts to enhance some sounds and dampen others.

Morning News Brief: Senate Debates Health Care, Manafort Subpoena Dropped

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

Noam Levey of the LA Times has the latest on health care. Also, a Senate committee is dropping their subpoena for Paul Manafort to testify. And the U.K. is set to ban new diesel and gas cars in 2040.

Lafayette Gilchrist Plays The 'Blues For Freddie Gray'

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

The jazz pianist's latest album with his go-go backing band features a powerful song he wrote in tribute to the young Baltimore man who died in 2015 of injuries sustained in police custody.

(Image credit: David I Muir/Courtesy of the artist)

Teachers With Student Debt: These Are Their Stories

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

If you're a teacher, you have one of the lowest-paid professional jobs in the U.S. Most require a four-year degree, which can require tens of thousands of dollars in loans that some struggle to repay.

(Image credit: Lilli Carré for NPR)

Nashville's Police Department Makes Diversifying A Priority

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 6:40am

The department, which is 85 percent white, is offering minority high school boys an inside look. It's hoped the boys will consider law enforcement or at least come away with respect for police work.

Trump Tweets Early, Pushes GOP To Repeal And Replace Obamacare

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 6:28am

Before 7 a.m. Tuesday, President Trump had fired off seven different messages on Twitter. Amid it all, he urged the Senate to repeal Obamacare which they may take a step toward doing on Tuesday.

Man In Northern Ireland Takes His Sheep Shopping

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 6:10am

The store's sign read no dogs — it didn't mention sheep. The man who took his sheep into the store quickly found out that sheep were also not welcomed inside.

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.

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