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A Departing Bank Regulator's Advice To Stave Off Another Financial Crisis

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:41am

Departing Federal Reserve Board member Daniel Tarullo was a key architect of post-crisis financial reforms. He talks about how those reforms have worked and what could help in the future.

What Trump's Break From Tradition Means For The U.S.-Israel Relationship

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:41am

Steve Inskeep talks with Elliott Abrams of the Council on Foreign Relations about the future of the U.S.-Israel relationship after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington.

An Indiana Mayor On The Way Forward For Democrats

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:41am

Peter Buttigieg is the mayor of South Bend, Ind., who's running for DNC chair. He says issues like "economic fairness" and voting rights should appeal to both white working-class and minority voters.

Immigration Executive Order Causes Anxiety In VP Mike Pence's Hometown

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:41am

In Vice President Pence's hometown of Columbus, Ind., there are a lot immigrants with H1-B visas who were affected by the on-hold executive order. Others are scared they could be next.

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Zach Galifianakis Says 'Baskets' Isn't For Everyone, 'And That Was The Point'

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:41am

The comic plays a clown school dropout who finds work with a rodeo. He describes the show as "a weird mix" of drama and comedy. "It's an acquired taste," he says.

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In West Bank, Israeli And Palestinian Archaeologists Both Lay Claim To Heritage

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:41am

The military's archaeology unit conducts excavations but keeps some information about the digs secret. "This approach raises suspicions," says an Israeli archaeologist who favors greater transparency.

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Former NATO Leader On The Future Of The Alliance

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:41am

Retired Adm. James Stavridis served as the leading commander for NATO. He talks with David Greene about upcoming challenges, including new Russian missile deployments and Trump's comments about NATO.

Gay Journalist Leaves Left Behind And Embraces A 'Brand New Conservative'

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:41am

Journalist Chadwick Moore says he's coming out. He's not coming out as gay — he did that a long time ago. Instead, Moore says he's abandoned the political left and has found a home on the right.

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How The Trump And Netanyahu Meeting Is Playing In The Middle East

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:41am

Israelis and Palestinians are taking in the meeting between President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — where U.S. policy seemed to turn more toward some Israeli priorities.

A Bit More Vitamin D Might Reduce Winter Colds And Flu

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:31am

A new analysis finds if you're deficient in Vitamin D, taking a vitamin D supplement might cut your risk of respiratory infections. Eating a diet rich in D can be just as protective for many.

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Broad Institute Wins Big Battle Over CRISPR Gene-Editing Patent

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 6:31pm

CRISPR technology is already worth billions of dollars, investors say. This ruling seems to affirm the biggest piece of the pie goes to the Broad, over patent rival University of California, Berkeley.

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U.S. Must Probe The Extent Of What Russia Did, Sen. King Says

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 6:45am

Steve Inskeep talks to Sen. Angus King of Maine, an independent, aligned with Democrats and a member of the intelligence committee, about the resignation of Michael Flynn as national security adviser.

Melania Trump To Keep Michelle Obama's Garden

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 5:57am

First lady Melania Trump has decided to keep the garden Michelle Obama started as part of a campaign to encourage kids to eat vegetables.

A New Trick To Get Those VIP Tickets

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 5:51am

A teenager in the U.K. got bad seats at a concert. So he edited the band's Wikipedia page to say he was the singer's cousin — and he got his seats upgraded.

How To Get $20,000 Off The Price Of A Master's Degree

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 4:49am

A master's degree, especially from an elite university, can be expensive. But a few universities are trying a combination of online classes with in-person ones, which can make things cheaper.

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Researchers Examine Race Factor In Car Crashes Involving Pedestrians

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

Cars are less likely to stop when people of color step into intersections, study says. That may partly explain why there are higher levels of pedestrian deaths among racial minority communities.

Lawmakers Call For Probe Into Flynn's Russian Communications

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana, who's on the House Judiciary Committee. There are calls for an investigation into Michael Flynn's interactions with the Russians.

Political Disagreements In Illinois Foil Budget Agreement

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

Illinois has gone 20 months without a budget and the state's finances and services are increasingly precarious. Gov. Bruce Rauner and his chief Democratic opponent show little sign of compromising.

Trump Claims Voter Fraud, FEC Wants Administration's Evidence

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

Morning Edition's Rachel Martin talks to Ellen Weintraub — commissioner of the Federal Election Commission — about the Trump administration's claims of voter fraud.

Unions And Their Complicated Relationship With President Trump

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

Union leaders may not like Trump's pick for labor secretary, but they do like the way he has gone after companies for sending jobs overseas and his criticism on NAFTA and other trade deals.

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