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Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins Show Strain Of Not Getting Enough Sleep

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 4:04am

The Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin isn't getting enough sleep. Ann Garrett of the National Marine Fisheries Service explains a proposed rule that's intended to help the dolphins get some sleep.

Police Shooting Victim To Be Buried Friday As Tensions Simmer In Milwaukee

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 4:04am

The Milwaukee man fatally shot by a police officer two weeks ago will be buried on Friday. The shooting resulted in two days of riots and a 10 p.m. curfew for teens.

After Losing Steam In Smartphones, Chinese Firm Turns To Smart Rice Cookers

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 4:04am

One of China's most valuable tech startups, smartphone maker Xiaomi, is getting into networked appliances, in a bid to innovate its way out of trouble, as its core business falls flat.

In Rubble Of Quake-Hit Italian Towns, Rescuers Race To Find Survivors

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 4:04am

Many hill towns in central Italy were reduced to rubble by this week's powerful earthquake. Many devastated communities are difficult to reach, and the exact number of missing persons isn't known.

A Dying Japanese Village Brought Back To Life — By Scarecrows

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:46am

A remote mountain village once was home to hundreds. Now it has just 30 residents. Tskukimi Ayano, 67, is one of the younger ones. She has repopulated the village by making scarecrow-like figures.

At 81, Disney's First African-American Animator Is Still In The Studio

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:45am

First hired in the 1950s, Floyd Norman is still drawing. "Creative people don't hang it up," he says. "We don't walk away, we don't want to sit in a lawn chair. ... We want to continue to work. "

Planned Parenthood Joins Campaign To Rid Miami Neighborhoods Of Zika

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:45am

The organization is going door to door in some of the city's poorest neighborhoods. The goal: Reach 25,000 households in six weeks with information about Zika prevention and family planning services.

When The Family Business Is Keeping Cool, It Pays To Be Warm With People

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:43am

More than six decades since Frank Mutz's grandfather started in the air conditioning business, Frank runs the same company with his children. They've also passed down common sense and personal warmth.

America's Real Mountain Of Cheese Is On Our Plates

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:42am

To help dairy farmers hurt by a glut, the USDA said this week it'll buy $20 million worth of cheese and give it to food banks. But we eat so much of the stuff, that's hardly a drop in the bucket.

Teaching Medical Teamwork Right From The Start

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:42am

Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic are collaborating to better integrate the training of student doctors, dentists, nurses and social workers. One goal: Reduce medical errors.

Domino's Pizza Tests Drone Delivery In New Zealand

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 6:08am

Don't expect the service soon. The head of a drone company told Reuters they have to figure out how to navigate "random hazards like power lines, moving vehicles and children in the backyard playing."

Eureka! Chunk Of Gold Discovered; Fisherman Finds Huge Pearl

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 4:59am

After digging down just a foot, a modern-day prospector found a 9-pound chunk of gold in Australia. In the Philippines, a fisherman kept secret his 75-pound pearl for 10 years.

Aid Worker: Australian Treatment Of Migrants In Nauru Is A 'Stain'

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 4:08am

Save the Children had to sign confidentiality agreements to work at a migrant detention camp run by Australia in Nauru. The group's Mat Tinkler discusses what they did and didn't say about abuses.

Impeachment Trial To Begin For Brazil's Suspended President Rousseff

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 4:08am

Dilma Rousseff's removal would end 13 years of leftist rule in Latin America's biggest economy. Rousseff is facing charges that she illegally manipulated the government budget.

Floods Disrupt Louisiana's School Schedule

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 4:08am

School had just started when flooding hit the southern part of the state. Some schools plan to reopen this week, but many schools are still too damaged and its unclear when students can return.

Donald Trump Continues To Reach Out To Latino Voters

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 4:08am

Donald Trump recently met with the National Hispanic Advisory Council for Trump. Renee Montagne talks to one council member who was at that meeting: Kentucky State Senator Ralph Alvarado.

Save The Children Explains Its Role In Treament Of Refugees

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 4:08am

Steve Inskeep talks to Mat Tinkler, Save the Children Australia's director of Public Affairs and Policy, about the non-profit's work with children in the refugee detention center on Nauru.

Colombia, FARC Reach Deal To End Armed Conflict

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 4:08am

The 50-year-old guerrilla war between Colombia and FARC rebels is coming to an end. Negotiators have signed a peace pact, and the public will decide whether to accept it in a referendum on Oct. 2.

Aftershocks Rumble Across Central Italy; Quake's Death Toll Rises

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 4:08am

The earthquake that struck overnight on Wednesday destroyed large swaths of several towns. Victims are still being pulled from the rubble. Renee Montagne talks to reporter Christopher Livesay.

Oneida Tribe's Annual Pow Wow Brings Tradition Alive

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 4:08am

As part of our summer series, The World's a Stage, we visit a Native American pow wow near Green Bay, Wis. The pow wow is a place to meet, dance, sing and drum — renewing old traditions.

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