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Tourists Can Now Experience Northern Ireland's Violent Political History

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am

One of the most remarkable tours in Belfast is a walk along the walls that still divide Catholic and Protestant neighborhoods, guided by former paramilitary soldiers who fought on either side of the conflict. Relatives of victims say the tours could perpetuate the conflict, but the tour guides, who served prison terms, make recent history come alive.

Sexual Misconduct Allegations Mount Against Roy Moore

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am

Rachel Martin talks to Steven Law, head of the Senate Leadership Fund, which backs establishment Republican candidates in Senate races. Moore denies the allegations and plans to stay in the race.

Movie Reviews: 'Justice League' And 'Mudbound'

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am

Rachel Martin talks to Angelica Jade Bastien, a staff write for the entertainment site Vulture, about a couple of movies out this week: Justice League and Mudbound.

Protestor Takes Police Officer's Suggestion, Runs For Council And Wins

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am

Last September, Braxton Winston was protesting the death of Keith Lamont Scott on the streets of Charlotte, N.C. He's turned that protest into politics — as one of the city's new council members.

News Brief: Accusations Against Franken, House Tax Overhaul Win

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am

A Los Angeles radio host says now-Sen. Al Franken forced himself on her while the two were on a USO tour in 2006. And, the House has passed its massive 1.4 trillion dollar tax overhaul.

Climate Change Unlocks Possibilities In German Wine Country

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am

Germany is hosting U.N. climate talks this week. Germany is already feeling the results of climate change — particularly in its wine country.

Pentagon Says It's Staying In Syria, Even Though ISIS Appears Defeated

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 3:51am

The U.S. is keeping its troops in Syria and continues to press for a political settlement to that country's civil war. It's far from clear the U.S. has sufficient leverage to achieve that.

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The Largest Digital Camera In The World Takes Shape

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 3:51am

A two-story tall, digital camera is taking shape in California. It will ultimately go on a telescope in Chile where it will survey the sky, looking for things that appear suddenly or change over time.

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Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish Takes Heat From One Of The Family's Own

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 3:50am

It's the Friday before Thanksgiving. That means it's time for NPR's Susan Stamberg's traditional recipe that "sounds terrible but tastes terrific" — though her granddaughter begs to differ.

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After He Died From An Opioid Overdose, She Got A New Chance At Life

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 3:49am

When Marlene Shay lost her son Adam to an opioid overdose, his organs went to Karen Goodwin, who was in treatment for drug addiction. If it wasn't for him, Goodwin tells Shay, "I wouldn't be here."

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Oops, We Lost Your DACA Application

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 9:19pm

Immigrants' rights groups say thousands of DACA renewal applications may have been wrongly rejected for being late. The Trump administration now says it will reconsider some of those applications.

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Woman Alleges Sen. Al Franken Groped Her Without Her Consent

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:26am

A woman has come forward with an account of alleged sexual assault by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., in 2006. Franken is not denying the incident and apologized to the woman in a statement.

Trump To Visit Capitol Hill To Rally Support For House Tax Bill

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 6:37am

Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Ron Estes of Kansas about the plan which would lower the cap on mortgage interest deductions and cut the corporate tax rate. There's a competing measure in the Senate.

Struggling For Investments, Silicon Valley Women Reluctant To Speak Out On Harassment

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 6:15am

In Silicon Valley, it's difficult for women to come forward if they want to join the ranks of its richest. Some think the best way to fight harassment is to tread carefully and get to the top.

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Rail Officials Apologize For Train That Didn't Run On Schedule

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 5:47am

Train management in Japan issued a statement saying, "We deeply apologize for the server inconvenience imposed upon our customers." How late was the train? It was 20 seconds early.

Sale Of Popemobile Will Help Female Victims Of ISIS

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 4:54am

Pope Francis is selling a Lamborghini. The carmaker made him a gift of one of its cars. Since he's not a fancy car guy, Francis plans to put it up for auction.

National Book Awards, The Industry's Oscars, Awarded In New York

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 4:04am

The National Book Foundation added some star power to its annual awards ceremony. President Bill Clinton and Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway were on hand Thursday as presenters.

Quick Acting School Staff In California Avert A Sandy Hook Massacre

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 4:04am

Within hearing the first 3 gunshots, staff at Rancho Tehama Elementary School immediately started lock-down procedures they'd practiced for years. Their quick action is credited with saving lives.

Mugabe's Presidential Chapter In Zimbabwe's History Appears To Be Over

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 4:04am

Peter Godwin was born and raised in Zimbabwe, and has written a number of books about the country and Robert Mugabe's regime. Rachel Martin asks him what he hopes is next for his country.

Lawyer For Alabama Senate Candidate Works To Discredit Accusers

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 4:04am

Roy Moore's legal team is trying to discredit the sexual misconduct allegations against the candidate. Rachel Martin talks to Don Dailey, who covers politics for Alabama Public Television.




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