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Stealing From The Pope

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 5:57am

A 3-year-old got lifted to get a kiss from the pope in St. Peter's Square. But she reached up to snatch his hat, called a zucchetto.

Iguana Interrupts Tennis Match

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 5:53am

In a Miami tennis tournament, an iguana decided to stop by. It found a perfect viewing spot on top of a little scoreboard.

Estonian Foreign Minister On NATO And Its Neighbor Russia

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

Estonia relies on NATO support along its border with Russia. David Greene talks to Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser about President Trump's recent comments about NATO.

Republican Sen. Cory Gardner On Gorsuch Hearing And Health Care Bill

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

Republican Sen. Cory Gardner spoke on behalf Judge Neil Gorsuch at his confirmation hearing this week. Steve Inskeep speaks with Gardner about Gorsuch and the health care vote in the House.

Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff On Nunes And Intelligence

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep speaks with Rep. Adam Schiff about his rift with Rep. Devin Nunes. Nunes disclosed intelligence committee findings to President Trump before sharing with committee members.

GOP Leaders Seek Votes To Pass Health Care Bill

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump and top House Republicans are working to secure the votes needed to pass the GOP health care bill in the countdown to a scheduled vote in the House Thursday.

How The 'Scarcity Mindset' Can Make Problems Worse

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

Researchers had a hypothesis that when you really want something, you start to focus on it obsessively. It produces a kind of tunnel vision and creates problems for thinking in the long-term.

Methods In London Attack Similar To Earlier Cases

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

An attacker killed four people and injured dozens in London Wednesday. The nature of the attack is similar to previous such ones in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East.

North Carolina's 'Bathroom Bill,' A Year Later

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

It's been a year since North Carolina passed HB2, the so-called "bathroom bill" that mandates transgender people use the bathrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates.

House Set To Vote On Republican Health Care Bill

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

A vote on the Republican health care plan in the House is scheduled for Thursday. Some very conservative Republicans say they'll vote against it.

Attacker Kills 4, Injures 40 In London

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

We have the latest on the attack British police describe as a terrorist incident, in which a man killed three civilians and a police officer before being shot to death in London Wednesday.

Republican Blake Farenthold On Changing His Position On GOP Health Care Bill

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

David Greene speaks with Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas. He originally didn't like the GOP health care bill, but has changed his position after meeting with the president.

Refugees Leave The U.S. In Hopes Of Better Treatment in Canada

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

A surge of refugees is leaving America for Canada as they look for a more secure future. Refugees are quickly vetted by border agents and given access to shelter, health care and a work permit.

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The Forces Driving Middle-Aged White People's 'Deaths Of Despair'

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

Middle-aged white people without college degrees are increasingly likely to die of suicide, or drug and alcohol abuse. The lack of a pathway to solid jobs is one reason why, two economists say.

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Jersey City Debates Kushner Family Tax Breaks

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:00am

Demonstrators at a Jersey City, N.J. city council meeting demanded that council members commit to not giving a tax break for a large development planned by the Kushner family real estate company.

Doctor Turns Up Possible Treatment For Deadly Sepsis

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:01pm

Research hasn't yet confirmed the early hints that a mix of IV vitamins and steroids might stop the fatal organ failure of sepsis. But an effective treatment for sepsis would be a really big deal.

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U.K. House Of Commons Locked Down After Westminster Bridge Incident

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:07am

Police descended on the Parliament grounds after reports that a car struck pedestrians on Westminster Bridge. Witnesses say a man went on the attack by Parliament's gates. This is a developing story.

Sen. Feinstein To Gorsuch: You 'Avoid Specificity Like No One I Have Ever Seen'

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:59am

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is answering a second round of questions from a Senate committee today. Democrats are expressing frustration because they're not learning specifics about his views.

Republican Charlie Dent On His Reservations Over GOP Health Plan

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 6:39am

President Trump went to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to sell the GOP health care bill to Congress. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Republican Rep. Charlie Dent, who says he has reservations about it.

The Fight For Pluto's Fate As A Planet Continues

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:09am

About a decade ago Pluto was demoted to a dwarf planet. Now scientists are arguing that because of shape and surface features, Pluto and 110 bodies in our solar system deserve to be planets.

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