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Democrats Prepare For Chances To Serve As A Check Against Trump

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 4:06am

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-MN, talks to Steve Inskeep about the party's approach to the next Republican-controlled Congress. She says there will be major reasons for them to be an emergency brake.

Choosing A Charity: Should You Go With Your Heart Or Your Head?

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 4:06am

Today is "Giving Tuesday." Is it time to rethink how you make your donation decisions?

In Montana, An Unease Over Extremist Views Moving Out Of The Woods

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 3:56am

The remote woods of the Northwest have long been a haven for far-right extremists. After Donald Trump's election, some in communities here worry about extremists entering the mainstream.

Gunman Reported On Ohio State University Campus

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 10:58am

At least nine people were reportedly injured in a shooting at the Ohio State University in Columbus. For the latest, Steve Inskeep speaks with reporter Jo Ingles of Ohio Public Radio and Television.

Belgium Wants U.N. Agency To Recogonize Its Beer Culture

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 6:00am

The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Culture Organization meets soon to discuss its list of cultural practices that need safeguarding. Belgium says its beer drinking culture is a great contribution.

Finland's Postal Service Goes Above And Beyond Delivering Mail

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 5:01am

To supplement the declining mail business, the state-owned service is offering buddy walks for the elderly. For about $73, customers can order a buddy who will help them walk in slippery conditions.

More Civilians Flee ISIS-Held Iraqi City Of Mosul

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 4:01am

The Iraqi Army, Kurdish fighters and Shiite militias are all grinding toward the city of Mosul. Civilians are fleeing the city in greater numbers, resigning themselves to spending winter in a tent.

Politics In The News: Transition And Recount

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 4:01am

An effort led by Green Party candidate Jill Stein to recount votes is moving ahead in Wisconsin, as Donald Trump's deliberations over who to pick as secretary of state has turned into a public feud.

Cuban-Americans Mark The Passing Of Fidel Castro

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 4:01am

Castro shaped history, not just in Cuba, but also in South Florida. Most of the 2 million Cuban-Americans are there because they, or relatives, fled the island in the decades Castro was in power.

1 Year Later: Fence Between Serbia And Hungary Slows Migrant Traffic

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 4:01am

The fence dramatically reduced the number of crossings. In 2015, as many as 3,000 migrants crossed daily, now only about 30 asylum seekers a day have been officially allowed to enter Hungary.

Former Obama Adviser Discusses Fidel Castro's Legacy

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 4:01am

Longtime Cuban leader Fidel Castro died on Friday. Steve Inskeep talks to Dan Restrepo about his legacy. Restrepo advised President Obama for many years on issues related to Latin America.

'Mayor Of Mogadishu': Symbol Of Hope Or Divisive Figure?

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to the BBC's Andrew Harding about his book: The Mayor of Mogadishu. It's a look at Somalia's modern history through the life story of one of its most controversial politicians.

Fillon Beats Juppe In French Conservative Presidential Primary

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 4:01am

In the conservative party's race for president, Alain Juppé, conceded defeat to Francois Fillon, who will face candidates from the left and the extreme right in the presidential election next May.

The Day In 1959 When Castro Took Questions From Harvard Law Students

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 4:01am

Soon after Fidel Castro assumed power in 1959, he visited the U.S. at a time when he was viewed as a potential ally. One of the stops was at Harvard, where he gave a talk and took students' questions.

Key Positions Remain To Be Filled In Trump's Cabinet

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Mollie Hemingway, senior editor at The Federalist magazine, about the dispute inside the GOP. Should President-elect Donald Trump name Mitt Romney as his secretary of State?

Hijab-Wearing News Anchor Makes History In Canada

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 4:01am

Ginella Massa is the first person to wear a hijab, the traditional head covering worn by Muslim women, and anchor a major nightly newscast in Canada. She did it last week on Toronto's CityNews.

Ryan, Who's Challenging Pelosi, Wants Democrats' Focus On Working Class

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 4:01am

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan says Democrats have lost a connection to working-class voters in the Midwest. Ryan is challenging the woman he considers a mentor, Nancy Pelosi, for leadership of House Democrats.

Fidel Castro's Hold On Cuba Persisted Until His Death

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 4:01am

Cuba continues an official period of mourning following the death last Friday of longtime dictator Fidel Castro. What did Fidel Castro mean to Cubans in 2016?

Some Assembly Required: New Space Telescope Will Take Shape After Launch

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 3:51am

The James Webb Space Telescope is undergoing its final series of tests in NASA workshops. It's designed to take even grander images than the Hubble telescope. But deploying it will be a major feat.

A British Grocery Chain Faces A Lawsuit By Iceland

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 5:33am

Iceland, the grocery store, registered its name across Europe. It blocked companies from Iceland, the country, for including Iceland in their names. That's why Iceland the country is suing the chain.

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