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Vin Scully, 88, Will Retire Soon As LA Dodgers' Announcer

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02am

One of the greatest sports announcers of all times, Vin Scully, is set to retire after 67 years calling plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. David Greene reports.

Shaky Cease-Fire Ends In Syria With A Bang

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02am

Syria's government resumed air attacks, particularly on areas held by the opposition around Aleppo. Airstrikes hit an aid convoy. The government had given permission for the convoy to move.

Obama To Give His Final Speech To The U.N. General Assembly

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02am

President Obama on Tuesday gives his final speech to the U.N. General Assembly. Syria and the refugee crisis are high on the agenda.

Investigators Focus On Bombing Suspsect's Motivation, Inspiration

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02am

A key suspect in the weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey was cornered, wounded and then captured on Monday — he's still in the hospital and was charged overnight with attempting to kill police officers. Investigators are focused on his international travel and whether he was inspired by the Boston Marathon bombers.

Transportation Officials To Issue Rules For Self-Driving Vehicles

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02am

In an unprecedented move, federal safety regulators on Tuesday will issue guidelines for self-driving cars. That means the federal government will be in charge of oversight for the booming industry.

Republican Leaders In Iowa Show Full Support For Donald Trump

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02am

Many Republican officials in swing states have been wary of giving Donald Trump too much support. But that's not the case in Iowa where the entire GOP has lined up behind the controversial nominee.

U.N. Agency Wants U.S. To Be An Example By Taking In More Refugees

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02am

The United Nations is trying to address the world's growing refugee crisis. On Monday it called on member states to boost aid programs. David Greene talks to Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

'Washington Post' Calls For Snowden's Prosecution After Using Information To Win Pulitzer

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02am

The editorial page of "The Washington Post" is calling for Edward Snowden to be prosecuted after he leaked NSA secrets — a leak the paper benefited from. Snowden lives in Russia to avoid facing espionage charges.

Drivers In The Southeast Feel The Effects Of Gas Pipeline Leak In Alabama

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02am

A 1960s era gasoline pipeline that sprung a leak in Alabama continues to create trickle-down problems in many southeastern states. Some gas stations are out of fuel as crews rush to fix the pipeline.

Bombing Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder; More Charges Expected

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02am

Ahmad Khan Rahami on Monday was charged with counts of attempted murder after a shootout with police in Linden, New Jersey. Rahami is suspected of planting explosive devices that detonated over the weekend in New York and New Jersey.

Talk Radio Host Reflects On His Split With Conservative Establishment

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02am

For more than two decades, Wisconsin talk radio host Charlie Sykes has helped shape modern conservatism. With the rise of Donald Trump, Sykes questions whether he still belongs in the movement.

'Planet Money' Oil Makes The Trip From Tanker To Pipeline

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02am

NPR's "Planet Money" team has gotten its start in the oil business after buying 100 barrels of crude oil. We follow the oil as it makes its way to the refinery, where it will get turned into gasoline.

Patient Diplomacy And A Reluctance To Act: Obama's Mark On Foreign Policy

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:01am

President Obama speaks to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday. It'll likely be his last time to do so as president.

Authorities Release Name Of Person Of Interest In Chelsea Bombing

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 7:17am

Police are looking for Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, who was born in Afghanistan. His last known address was in Elizabeth, N.J., where an explosive device was found near a train station overnight.

Police Search For Man Sought In Connection With Weekend Bombing

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 6:55am

Authorities announced on Monday that they are looking for Ahmad Kahn Rahami, 28, in connection with Saturday's bombing in the lower Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea. Twenty-nine people were injured.

High Schools In Texas Spend Big Bucks On Football Stadiums

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 6:17am

The Allen High School Eagles' stadium cost $60 million. Not to be outdone, a rival school district in McKinney is about to build a stadium costing $70 million.

Scientists Attribute Diego With Giving His Species A Future

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 6:07am

The tortoise is more than 100 years old and lives in the Galapagos Islands. Diego's species was almost extinct until scientists say he got busy. He now has 800 offspring.

NPR Podcast 'How I Built This': Instagram

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 4:07am

David Greene talks to Guy Raz — host of the new NPR podcast "How I Built This" — about how the founders of the photo-sharing app Instagram got their business off the ground.

In Germany, Far-Right Party Strikes A Blow To Merkel's Ruling Party

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 4:07am

Chancellor Angela Merkel's political party suffered a historic defeat in state elections in Berlin on Sunday — the second time in as many weeks where voters have lashed out against her.

This Week In Politics

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 4:07am

With the first presidential debate just a week away, Steve Inskeep talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who is also editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller.




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