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Italy Stuns Soccer Fans, Fails To Qualify For World Cup

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:00am

For the first time in 60 years, Italy has failed to qualify for the World Cup. It lost a qualifying match to Sweden Monday night. David Greene talks to journalist Christopher Livesay.

Morning News Brief

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:00am

A fifth woman has come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. He denies the allegations. And, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds the first congressional hearing in more than four decades on the president's unfettered power to launch a nuclear strike.

Researchers Explore The Effects Of Section 8 Grants In Houston

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:00am

A study looks at the effect of housing vouchers on criminal activity. People who receive Section 8 vouchers are more likely to be arrested for violent crimes, but this effect only shows up for men.

NSA's Hackers Are Hacked In Major Cybersecurity Breach

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:00am

David Greene talks to Matthew Olsen, former head of the National Counter Terrorism Center, for an assessment after hackers at the National Security Agency were hacked.

Former Argentina President Denies Bombing Cover Up Allegations

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:00am

Cristina Kirchner is accused of hiding Iran's role in a 1994 bombing that killed 85. Investigators conclude the prosecutor investigating that attack, who was mysteriously found dead, was murdered.

Moore Urged To Abandon Senate Bid After Additional Allegations Surface

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:00am

Senate Majority Leader McConnell has asked Roy Moore to quit as the GOP candidate in the Senate election in Alabama. It comes amid new allegations of sexual assault against Moore, which he denies.

Senate Panel Will Question Presidential Authority To Launch Nuclear Strike

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:00am

For the first time in more than 4 decades, Congress holds a hearing Tuesday on the president's sole authority to order the use of nuclear weapons, and the process by which that power is exercised.

After Deadly Earthquake, Iran Declares A National Day Of Mourning

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:00am

The death toll continues to rise in one of the worst earthquakes to hit Iran and a nearby region. The 7.3 magnitude quake hit along the border with Iraq and was felt as far away as Turkey.

'The Atlantic': The Making Of An American Nazi

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:00am

As the founder of the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer, Andrew Anglin has been described as the alt-right's most effective propagandist. Steve Inskeep talks to Luke O'Brien who wrote about Anglin.

10 Great, Perfect, Solid-Mithril Ideas For 'Lord Of The Rings' TV Spin-Offs

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:00am

Amazon Studios is bringing an ongoing Lord of the Rings prequel series to television. The deal includes an option for "a potential additional spin-off series." Tom Bombadil, call your agent.

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For Native Americans Facing Sexual Assault, Justice Feels Out Of Reach

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:00am

Half of American Indians living in majority-Native areas say they or a family member feels he or she has been treated unfairly by the courts, according to an NPR poll.

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When Wrestling Is 'Physical Theater,' Fans See Art In The Ring

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 3:54am

Jeff Melton and his friend Adrian Rohr of Charlotte, N.C., are wrestling fans, a sport they love because it lifts their spirits by making them feel like the underdog sometimes can win.

(Image credit: Photo illustration by Claire Harbage/NPR and Paige Vickers for NPR)

For Attorney General Sessions, Hill Testimony Presents Risk And Opportunity

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 8:27pm

Ahead of the Tuesday's hearing with the House Judiciary Committee, a letter from the Justice Department appeared to throw GOP members of the panel as well as President Trump a bone.

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Trump Travel Ban Allowed To Take Partial Effect

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 5:51pm

Travelers from six Muslim-majority nations may be temporarily barred entry into the United States if they don't have a close "bona fide relationship with a person or entity in this country."

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Longtime Gossip Columnist Liz Smith Dies At 94

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 6:49am

Smith gave millions a peek into the private lives of the rich and famous through her columns. While she scored big scoops, her insider's take allowed her to shirk the usual salacious brand of gossip.

U.N. Peacekeepers Withdraw From Haiti, After 13 Years There

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 6:48am

Brought in to restore peace and stabilize the western hemisphere's poorest nation, the U.N. force, which at its height had more than 7,000 troops, has left a mixed and sometimes deadly legacy.

Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore Says He Isn't Going Anywhere

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 6:47am

The Republican vows to stay in next month's special election despite allegations of sexual misconduct with minors decades ago. Republicans in the Senate have been distancing themselves from Moore.

Dry Cleaning Bag Inspires Italian Designer

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 5:48am

The outer layer is a clear plastic bag topped by that hanger flap that reads "We Love Our Customers." The "Cape Sheer Overlay Dress" might be best worn with something underneath.

Seeking Owner: Set Of Dentures Left Behind In Voting Booth

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 5:26am

Someone left some dentures after voting last week in Portland, Maine. The city clerk's office has them in a plastic bag, ready to be claimed at lost and found.

Scores Killed When Strong Quake Hits Near Iran-Iraq Border

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 4:00am

Iranian state media reports that 200 people are dead and nearly 1,700 injured in that country alone. But the quake struck at night and officials say the death toll was likely to rise.




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