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Obama To Discuss Controversial Pipeline With Tribal Leaders

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 3:57am

The federal decision to stop work on the Dakota Access Pipeline in order to have consultation with the tribes may mark a turning point in relationships with tribes over infrastructure projects.

Divided States: 'I'm Ready To Vote For Hillary,' Suzanna Menarcine Says

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 3:57am

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in their first presidential debate Monday night. Steve Inskeep is in the swing state of Georgia, and talks to Suzanna Menarcine about why she favors Clinton.

Marlins Pitcher José Fernández And 2 Others Die In Boating Accident

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 3:57am

José Fernández, 24, had an amazing fastball and was considered one of the best young pitchers in the league. His defining characteristic was that he played the game with extraordinary joy.

Divided States: Georgia Auto Mechanic Ties Racial Tensions To Obama

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 3:57am

As part of Morning Edition presidential debate coverage "Divided States," Steve Inskeep visits the battleground state of Georgia, where he talks to the Arno family, who says the country is in trouble.

War Studies Suggest A Concussion Leaves The Brain Vulnerable To PTSD

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 3:39am

Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are far more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder if they have suffered a concussion. The reason may be a change in the brain's fear circuits.

Golfer Arnold Palmer, Who Gave New Life To A Staid Game, Dies At 87

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 8:51pm

In the 1960s, Palmer became golf's first TV star. His good looks and charm were as important to promoting the sport as his 62 PGA victories. His competition with Jack Nicklaus also excited the fans.

If Trip Home Is Delayed, Astronaut Will Have To Vote From Space

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 6:04am

Kate Rubins was supposed to depart the International Space Station in time for the U.S. presidential election, but her homecoming has been delayed. She may have to cast an absentee ballot from space.

Goldfish Populate Australian River Like Crazy

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 5:16am

These are not the cute goldfish you bring home in a plastic bag. Some of these fish are more than a foot long and weigh several pounds.

Protests In Charlotte, N.C., Continue For A Third Night

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Protests began after a police officer shot and killed a black man earlier this week. Charlotte's mayor imposed a midnight to 6 a.m. curfew while the city remains in a state of emergency.

Yahoo Confirms Data From Millions Of Accounts Were Stolen In 2014

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Yahoo says at least 500 million accounts were hacked two years ago. The company revealed the data breach on Thursday, without saying whether it knew all along or just found out.

Debates Will Showcase 'NBC Nightly News' Anchor Lester Holt

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Lester Holt assumed the NBC evening anchor chair after his predecessor's career collapsed. Monday night, he'll moderate the first of three debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Movie Reviews: 'Magnificent Seven' And 'Storks'

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

David Greene talks to Justin Chang about two movies out this week: the remake of The Magnificent Seven and the animated children's picture Storks. Chang is film critic for the Los Angeles Times.

Obama Faces Possible First Veto Override Of His Presidency

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Obama plans to veto a bill allowing relatives of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for allegedly helping the hijackers. The White House says it could lead to reprisals by nations against the U.S.

National Museum of African American History And Culture Opens Saturday

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Of the thousands arriving for the new museum's opening, we hear from three people who are traveling to Washington, D.C., to be some of the first people to tour the exhibits.

Deal To Keep The Government Running Past Sept. 30 Eludes Congress

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Congress has just one thing to do this month before its October recess: keep the federal government funded. With just one week left before the deadline, there's still no deal in sight.

Witness Recounts Deadly Attack On Aid Convoy In Syria

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

A man who heads a volunteer rescue group in the rebel-held parts of Aleppo says he was in the office when the convoy arrived — and then he heard the sound of bomb-carrying helicopters.

Clinton, Trump Differ On How To Create Economic Opportunity In The U.S.

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Hillary Clinton tends to focus on the importance of education in creating opportunity. For Donald Trump, the emphasis is on cutting taxes and rewriting trade agreements.

Protesters Demand Tape Of Police Shooting Of Black Man Be Released

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

In Charlotte, N.C., some demonstrators chanted "release the tapes" — a reference to police videos of the shooting, which have been shown to the victim's family, but have not been made public.

'Darktown' Imagines What It Was Like For Atlanta's First Black Policemen

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

In 1948, eight African-American men joined Atlanta's police force. Those pioneer officers — who couldn't drive squad cars or even step foot in headquarters — inspired Thomas Mullen's new novel.

Are We Reaching The End Of The Trend For Longer, Healthier Lives?

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 3:57am

In the past 50 years, better medical care and healthier habits have greatly reduced the risk of dying young from heart disease. But the obesity epidemic threatens to reverse that happy trend.

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