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Israelis Hope Subsidies Will Help To Counter Skyrocketing Housing Prices

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 4:03am

Data show housing prices have climbed around 80 percent over the past eight years. The trend is upsetting Israelis and alarming politicians as they deal with policies that helped cause the high costs.

Obama Wraps Up Vietnam Visit; Heads To Japan

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 4:03am

Obama's last stop of his Asia visit is Japan. David Greene talks to Evan Medeiros, former chief adviser for Asia on the National Security Council. He now heads Asia research at the Eurasia Group.

Sports Commentary: Russia Clinches Gold Medal For Cheating

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 4:03am

If Russian athletes are allowed to compete in Rio without proper vetting of doping allegations, it'll be history repeating itself when Soviet athletes were suspected of doping in the 1970s and '80s.

Behind The Mystique: Tour Interpol Washington

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 4:03am

The international law enforcement agency holds a rare open house in Washington, D.C. 190 countries belong to Interpol, which issues global alerts on fugitives and collects info on stolen ID documents.

N.M.'s Primary Could Predict How Latinos Vote In November

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 4:03am

Renee Montagne talks to Gabriel Sanchez of the University of New Mexico for a preview the June 7 primaries and the way the Latino voting bloc is expected to influence campaign strategies.

Aviation Authorities Examine Evidence From EgyptAir Flight 804

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 4:03am

David Greene talks to aviation analyst Alex Macheras about the crash of EgyptAir flight 804. The plane plunged into the Mediterranean Sea last Thursday, while en route from Paris to Cairo.

The Pitfalls Of Creating A Disaster Recovery Program From Scratch

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 4:03am

We have the second report in a probe into who profits when disaster strikes. NPR and the PBS show Frontline examine the millions wasted when state disaster recovery programs aren't up to the job.

In A Lawsuit, New York Accuses Domino's Pizza Of Wage Theft

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 4:02am

It's the latest chapter in a long campaign against wage theft by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. His office has already recovered millions of dollars in wages for low-income workers.

Rising Seas Push Too Much Salt Into The Florida Everglades

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 3:55am

Rising sea levels put extra pressure on coastal bedrock in South Florida. Eventually, as seawater moves in, it could contaminate plants on the surface and the region's stores of fresh water beneath.

Online Eye Exam Site Makes Waves In Eye Care Industry

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 3:54am

Need a vision test? Now you can do it online with a computer and a smartphone. The site has attracted a lot of attention in the tech world, but eye care professionals have concerns.

Why Your Dog Doesn't Respond To You When You're Angry

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 6:26am

Researchers found that dogs responded more slowly when volunteers expressed negative emotions — like frowny faces, harsh tones and creased brows — while pointing to treats.

To Hear Kids Tell It, Getting Older Is A Real Pain

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 6:19am

A British film director recently ran across a book called Happy Birthday! (You Poor Old Wreck). The premise: children imagine what it feels like to be 40. Their predictions — not pretty.

Verizon, Quicken Loans And Others Bid On Yahoo's Core Internet Business

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

Bidders will submit offers next week for a second round of bidding on Yahoo's Internet business. Renee Montagne talks to Executive Editor Kara Swisher of Recode, a tech news site.

ISIS Bombings Target Syrian Coastal Cities

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

David Greene talks to Sam Dagher of "The Wall Street Journal" about the significance of recent bombings in the Syria port cities of Tartus and Jableh, not far from Russian military facilities.

U.S. Defense Contractors May Be Slow To Profit From Lifting Of Arms Embargo Against Vietnam

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

Now that the U.S. arms embargo has been lifted, Vietnam will be able to access the latest weapons technologies from the United States. What does this mean for U.S. arms manufacturers?

Secretary Johnson On Efforts To Cut Airport Security Wait Times

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

The head of TSA security operations is out. There were allegations of mismanagement and massive security lines at airports. David Greene talks to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

El Nino Offers Clues To California's Future Under Climate Change

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

El Nino didn't deliver the monster rains many Californians were hoping for but it wasn't a total bust. The weather system raised ocean temperatures off the coast and led to some extremely high tides.

House Panel Hearings May Lead To Impeachment Of IRS Commissioner Koskinen

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

House Republicans pushing to impeach the IRS commissioner make their case Tuesday on Capitol Hill. They accuse him of lying under oath to Congress.

To Shorten Long Security Lines Union Calls For More TSA Screeners

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

The American Federation of Government Employees has called for 6,000 new screeners to handle the rise in air travel traffic. Renee Montagne talks to union President J. David Cox.

Gig Economy Reduces Lower Quality Entrepreneurial Activity, Study Shows

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

The gig economy might allow entrepreneurs more freedom to earn a living working hours that suit start-up activities, but that it discourages lower quality ventures — the type that fail on Kickstarter.




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