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Trapped Bear Is Freed From Subaru

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 5:25am

The bear got into the Subaru but it couldn't get out. A sheriff's deputy decided to open the hatch and stand clear, while another deputy waited with a shotgun just in case.

GOP Holdouts Mull Options To Stop Trump's Nomination

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:10am

The Republican National Convention rules committee meets on Thursday in Cleveland, where anti-Trump forces will be making their last ditch efforts to throw the convention open to a contested vote.

Egypt's Repressive Government Co-Stars In El Rashidi's First Novel

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:10am

Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Yasmine El Rashidi about her debut novel, Chronicle of a Last Summer. It follows a young Egyptian whose life and country change over three turbulent summers.

Before Britain's EU Departure, We Fly To Some European Destinations

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:10am

One of the perks of being in the European Union is easy travel. Flights are cheap and there are no border checks between most of the countries.

Archeological Dig May Counter Bible's Version Of The Philistines

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:10am

Archeologists in Israel have unearthed an ancient cemetery believed to be the final resting place of some 200 Philistines. They hope the bones will show a new side of the notorious biblical people.

Sen. Jeff Sessions Shares Donald Trump's Hardline View On Immigration

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:10am

Sessions was the first sitting senator to endorse Trump's candidacy. He's campaigned with Trump and serves as an important ally for the candidate that the GOP leadership still hasn't fully embraced.

St. Paul Mayor Coleman Weighs In On White House Police Reform Meeting

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:10am

Steve Inskeep talks to Mayor Christopher Coleman of St. Paul, Minnesota, who participated in President Obama's meeting about policing reform on Wednesday. Philando Castile was killed by a police officer in a St. Paul suburb last week, and more than 100 protesters have been arrested in and near St. Paul since then.

What's Being Done To Curb Dangerous Behavior At Yellowstone?

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:10am

So far this tourist season, there have been two fatal accidents at Yellowstone National Park. And, you may have heard about the baby bison that had to be euthanized after tourists put it in their car.

ISIS Juggles Losing Territory While Stepping Up Attacks In Iraq

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:10am

Baghdad has been hit recently with a string of bombings including the deadliest attack since the American-led war there officially ended. Renee Montagne talks to Liz Sly of The Washington Post.

Key Cabinet Members Chosen By Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:10am

The Cabinet member who is best known in the U.S. is Boris Johnson, the former mayor of London, and a leader of the campaign to withdraw Britain from the European Union. He's the new foreign secretary.

Rumored To Be On The VP List, Sen. Kaine To Campaign With Clinton

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:10am

Hillary Clinton will soon announce her choice for vice president. On Thursday, she campaigns with Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine. Online odds makers put Kaine at the top of Clinton's short list.

Can Trump's Business Prowess Help Him Mend The U.S. Economy?

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:10am

Donald Trump has built his brand and political career based on his business success. Steve Inskeep talks to investigative reporter Michael Isikoff, who's been examining Trump's business career.

Frustrated You Can't Find A Therapist? They're Frustrated, Too

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 3:59am

Why is it so hard to connect people with therapists? Insurance bureaucracy cuts both ways, it turns out. Patients have trouble finding therapists in networks. And therapist have trouble joining them.

Meet The Guy Who's Been 'A Hero,' 'A Pirate,' 'A Mountain Of Molten Lust'

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 3:58am

Model Jason Aaron Baca has appeared on 475 romance book covers. By his tally, that's more than even Fabio. His is a story of hard work and luck in the swashbuckling, bodice-ripping world of romance.

In Baton Rouge, Simmering Mistrust Divides Police, Community

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 3:58am

Even before last week's shooting of Alton Sterling, Baton Rouge's mostly-white police force had an uneasy relationship with the mostly-black city.

Chief Mouser Gets To Keep His Job At 10 Downing Street

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 6:44am

While David Cameron is leaving the British prime minister's address, Larry the cat is keeping his position. Larry has what's been described as a "strong predatory drive."

Driving Tip: Motorists Should Keep Their Eyes Open

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 5:05am

The Northwest Florida Daily News reports a driver closed her eyes to pray, and while her eyes were shut, she ran through a stop sign and struck a house. There was only minor damage.

Emergency Funds Versus Savings Account

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 4:07am

Americans are feeling more confident about their finances according to a survey released by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation on Tuesday.

David Cameron To Step Down As British Prime Minister On Wednesday

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 4:07am

As David Cameron prepares to leave office, political scientists say he will be judged — and probably harshly — for calling the referendum for the U.K. to leave the European Union.

Iran Indicts Several Dual Citizenship Nationals On Undisclosed Charges

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 4:07am

Iranian prosecutors indicted several people with dual citizenship this week. Steve Inskeep talks to Haleh Esfandiari of the Woodrow Wilson Center about the indictments.

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