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Yale Defies Student Calls For 'Calhoun' Name Change

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

Yale students pushing to change a college community's name that honors John C. Calhoun are unhappy that Yale has decided to keep the name.

16 People Disciplined After Kunduz Hospital Airstrike, But Questions Remain

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

The Pentagon disciplined 16 people in connection to the deadly airstrikes on the Doctors Without Borders-run hospital in Kunduz, Afganistan in October.

Comcast Buys DreamWorks

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

Cable industry analyst Craig Moffett says this move puts Comcast in closer competition with Disney — not necessarily on the big screen, but on television and among other franchises.

To Lure Patients, Pennsylvania Hospital Refunds Unhappy Customers

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

A Pennsylvania's Geisinger Health is taking a page from retail and treating patients more like customers.

Trapped By ISIS, Fallujah Residents Desperate For Aid

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

With ISIS in the city, and the Iraqi army massed around it, the people of Falujah fear the situation will get even more violent. Aid is needed badly.

Fallujah Residents Say Violence Has Heightened Since Iraq War

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

The city of Fallujah was the site for some of most intense battles between insurgents and the U.S. military during the Iraq War.

Kenya To Host Largest Ivory Burn To Combat Elephant Poaching

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

Kenya will host the largest ever ivory burn on Saturday, burning over 100 tons, or hundreds of millions of dollars of elephant tusks in a statement against poaching.

Leicester City On The Verge Of An Improbable, Historic Title

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

Leicester City, long a minor player in England's powerful top soccer league, is now doing the unthinkable, with a team featuring players who were semi-pro just a few years ago.

Economists Say Trade Is Good, As Long As We Refocus Resources On Workers

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

There have always been winners and losers from trade, but economists say the U.S. has not helped the losers, due to underfunded employment programs, especially compared to advanced economies.

Is The 'Never Trump' Movement Backfiring?

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

Tim Miller, spokesman for an anti-Trump super PAC, Our Principles PAC, talks to host Lourdes Garcia-Navarro about whether the anti-Trump messaging is having the opposite effect.

California Republicans Move Into Spotlight, With Prospect Of Crowning Trump

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 4:30am

The state GOP convention hears from Donald Trump Friday. If he clinches the nomination, it'll be when California's 172 Republican delegates are awarded in June — and many are working to prevent that.

Hospital In Aleppo 'Fully Destroyed' In Airstrike, Red Cross Says

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:08am

At least 14 people were killed in an overnight bombing of a hospital in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro speaks with Pawel Krzysiek from the International Committee of the Red Cross.

If Basketball Had A Penalty Box, Ted Cruz Would Be In It

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 6:16am

While on a campaign trip to Indiana, GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz referred to a "basketball ring" when he meant hoop. Cruz later told reporters he stumbled while speaking.

12-Year-Old Girl Enters 5K But Runs Half Marathon

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 5:21am

LeeAdianez Rodriguez-Espada was late for the 5K in Rochester, N.Y. She jumped in with a group of runners and eventually realized they were half marathoners. She decided to keep going.

Residents Of Ohio County Are On Edge After 8 Family Members Are Murdered

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:08am

Authorities in rural Pike County are tight-lipped about the details of the probe into last week's murders. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks to Chris Graves, a columnist with the Cincinnati Enquirer.

28 Pages In Sept. 11 Report Should Be Declassified, Ex-Sen. Graham Says

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:08am

Former Senator Bob Graham, who co-chaired the joint congressional inquiry into the September 11th terrorist attacks, talks to Lourdes Garcia-Navarro about why he wants the White House to declassify secret pages of the report that address allegations of Saudi ties to the hijackers.

When It Comes To Foreign Policy, Trump Promises To Put America First

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:08am

Donald Trump delivered his first formal foreign policy speech on Wednesday to a group of conservative experts and writers in Washington, D.C. — telling them that his goal is "peace and prosperity, not war and destruction." To delve into the GOP front-runner's foreign policy speech, Steve Inskeep talks to one of his advisers Walid Phares (FEHR'-ihs).

Florida Gov. Scott Tries To Attract Businesses To The Sunshine State

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:08am

Florida Governor Rick Scott heads to California on a trade mission next week to try to encourage businesses there to relocate.

Assessing The Myth Of Vladimir Putin

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:08am

Is the Russian president the unquestioned master of his realm? Steve Inskeep talks to Mark Galeotti, a professor at New York University, about a piece he's written for the website Vox.

Secretary Foxx Pushes To Make Transportation Projects More Inclusive

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:08am

Highways are supposed to help get people from one place to another, but Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says that in many cases they have also divided neighborhoods. He wants to change that.

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