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Spain Plans To Move Franco's Remains To A Madrid Cathedral

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 4:04am

Decades after his death, Spain's government passed legation allowing officials to move the remains of the country's ex-dictator Francisco Franco out of the giant memorial that he built for himself.

For Republicans, There's More At Stake Than Just A Midterm Victory

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 4:04am

Both parties have a lot at stake this November. Democrats say their survival is on the line. While for President Trump and his GOP allies in Congress, the prize is to stay in power and stay relevant.

The Latest On Brexit Talks

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 4:04am

The British media is reporting that Prime Minister Theresa May is planning to keep the U.K. in a customs union with the EU after Brexit — to the fury of some of her own ministers.

Kentucky Bourbon's Global Sales Outpace Domestic Sales

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep talks to Eric Gregory, president of the Kentucky Distillers' Association, about the impact of free trade agreements on Kentucky bourbon.

In German Regional Elections, Merkel's Allies Falter

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 4:04am

Bavarian voters dealt German Chancellor Angela Merkel a tough blow Sunday. Her conservative allies in the region are projected to receive their second-worst result in regional elections since 1946.

On '60 Minutes,' Trump Talks About A Variety Of Issues

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 4:04am

President Trump discussed his view on climate change, North Korea, NATO and the disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi on CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday night.

Oscar-Winner Damien Chazelle Talks About His New Film 'First Man'

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin talks to director Damien Chazelle about his new film First Man, which retells Neil Armstrong's dramatic story leading up to the Apollo 11 flight that landed him on the moon.

'Newt Gingrich Says You're Welcome,' 'Atlantic' Magazine's Latest Profile

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin talks to McKay Coppins of "The Atlantic" magazine about his latest profile of Newt Gingrich, and how the conservative politician paved the way for President Trump.

Ukraine Hopes Russia Takes Note Of Its Air Exercises With U.S.

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 4:04am

The U.S. Air Force is holding exercises with allies in Ukraine for the first time since Russia's military intervened in eastern Ukraine four years ago. The conflict there continues.

Morning News Brief

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 4:04am

Washington and Riyadh ratchet up the rhetoric over missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A lawsuit alleging racial discrimination by Harvard against Asian-American applicants goes to court Monday.

'Atlantic' Magazine Publishes Its Latest Profile Of Newt Gingrich

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin talks to McKay Coppins of The Atlantic magazine about his most recent story on Newt Gingrich, and how the conservative politician paved the way for President Trump.

Blue And Red Companies: How CEO Activism Is Reshaping Workforce Politics

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 4:04am

More workers are demanding their leaders take stands on hot-button issues, and some CEOs don't shy away from the controversy. But they also must navigate the risks and benefits for their workforce.

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As E-Scooters Roll Into American Cities, So Do Safety Concerns

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 3:52am

Electric scooters zoom through traffic in many cities these days, and have the potential to take cars off the road. But experts worry that the many riders who forgo safety gear are taking big risks.

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Does Harvard Treat Asian-American Applicants Unfairly? The Case Goes To Trial

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 11:01pm

A federal lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in Harvard University's admissions process goes to court this week. It could have big consequences for higher education.

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Michael Will Cost Insurers Billions, But Won't Overwhelm Industry, Analysts Say

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 6:15pm

The storm's costs to insurers will be substantial, Fitch Ratings says, but companies should be able to absorb the losses. Still, communities will be coping with the financial fallout for a long time.

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Last Year, The Flu Put Him In A Coma. This Year He's Getting The Shot

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 7:02am

When 39-year-old Charlie Hinderliter got the flu last winter, he ended up in a medically induced coma and spent 58 days hospitalized. Serious, even fatal, complications can hit patients of any age.

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Turkish Court Orders Release Of Pastor Andrew Brunson

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 9:08am

North Carolina pastor Andrew Brunson had been detained in Turkey for his alleged ties to political groups involved in a failed 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Pope Francis Accepts Cardinal Wuerl's Resignation

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 8:13am

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C., stood accused of being complicit in covering up years of sexual abuse by priests. NPR talks to Joshua McElwee of the National Catholic Reporter.

Hurricane Michael Leaves Many Florida Communities In Ruin

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 6:11am

Residents of Mexico Beach, where Hurricane Michael made landfall, say the devastation is overwhelming — few structures remain standing. Nearby areas also are without power and cellphone service.

Squirrel Interrupts London Assembly Committee Meeting

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 5:43am

It happened to be a meeting of the city's environmental committee. A Green Party member joked the squirrel: "Wanted to make sure there was a voice representing the natural world at the meeting."

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