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4 Things To Know About Visa Waivers And Security

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 4:03am

The visa waiver program allowed 20 million travelers into the U.S. last year, and many say it poses a bigger threat than the refugee resettlement program.

E. Coli Bacteria Can Transfer Antibiotic Resistance To Other Bacteria

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 3:36am

Reports from China show that E. coli bacteria are increasingly resistant to the antibiotic of last resort — and can pass that resistance on to other strains of bacteria.

Some States Are Cutting Poor Dads A Deal On Unpaid Child Support

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 3:36am

In exchange for completing job training and parenting programs, Maryland is writing off some of parents' back child support. Similar efforts across the country are addressing the staggering debt.

For Ex-Pats In Afghanistan, A Cranberry Dish To Relish Far From Home

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 3:35am

In 2011, about 100 Americans living and working in Kabul gathered for a Thanksgiving feast a long way from family. But a dish familiar to many NPR listeners helped bring them a taste of home.

Square Goes Public And Fields A Flood Of Customer Complaints

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 3:33am

The mobile payment startup Square has grown rapidly and went public this week. But it is dogged by complaints from small businesses that use it.

A Pair Of Stabbings Bring ISIS Violence To Southern France

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 3:18pm

In Marseilles, a large multi-ethnic city in the south of France, a Jewish teacher was attacked by a mob claiming to be ISIS supporters. A woman wearing a Muslim headscarf was also stabbed.

French Official Confirms Chief Planner Of Paris Attacks Died In Raid

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 7:18am

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 28, who had boasted of mounting ISIS attacks, has been confirmed dead in Wednesday's police raid in a suburb north of Paris, according to the Paris prosecutor's office.

Preliminary Confirmation: Planner Of Paris Attacks Died In Police Raid

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 6:42am

The suspected organizer of the attacks that killed 129 people was among those killed in a police raid in a suburb of the French capital, the Paris prosecutor said in a statement on Thursday.

French National Assembly Extends State Of Emergency

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 6:17am

The French government is pressured to prevent another attack. The fate of the planner of last week's attacks is still unknown. Tension from the attacks has spread to other European countries.

Rival Arizona State Pulls Prank On University Of Arizona

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 5:59am

Pranksters collected signatures for a ballot measure declaring the University of Arizona was built on land taken from Mexico. For the record, both schools are on land taken from Mexico in the 1840s.

Tennesse's Republican Leader Wants To Close The Door To Syrian Refugees

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 5:47am

A small group of Syrian refugees has arrived in Tennessee. A top Republican lawmaker there has called for the state's National Guard to remove them and prevent new refugees from entering the state.

ISIS, Refugees Elevate National Security Issues In U.S. Campaign

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 5:46am

President Obama challenged his critics to offer solutions of their own to defeat ISIS. So what are the Republican candidates saying?

Piano Set Up At Paris Train Station Provides Music And Comfort

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 5:40am

A piano was set up inside the Gare du Nord for anyone to play. Issam Djouad, a young man with curly dark hair and a multicolored scarf, sat down and began to play.

Chicago City Council Approves Ban On Drones

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 5:33am

It prohibits the flying of drones within 5 miles of the city's airports, and creates no-fly zones over churches, schools, hospitals, police stations and private property without the owner's consent.

Hitting ISIS Where It Hurts By Striking Oil Trucks

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 5:30am

Illicit oil sales generate large revenues every day for the so-called Islamic State. The U.S. strikes could dry up a significant stream of cash for the group.

U.S. Launches Airstrikes On Scores Of ISIS Oil Tankers

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 5:30am

Illicit oil sales generate millions of dollars for the so-called Islamic State each day. The U.S. strikes could dent a much needed stream of revenue.

U.S. Looks For More Help To Fight ISIS, End Syria's Civil War

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 5:27am

Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken says defeating militants from the Islamic State is going to take some time. He tells Steve Inskeep that coalition forces have made significant progress.

Paris Market Buzzes With Early Morning Activity

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 5:16am

It turns out that the Bastille Market was just a short cab ride from where we've been staying in Paris. We got there before most shoppers and vendors were rushing to get set up for the morning rush.

Race Organizers Apologize For 'Longer' Half Marathon

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 4:33am

Runners in Bangkok entered a half marathon. Race organizers, however, accidentally had the runners take a wrong turn, adding four miles to the race.

National Book Awards Handed Out In New York City

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 4:28am

The winners included Adam Johnson in fiction, Ta-Nehisi Coates in nonfiction, Robin Coste Lewis in poetry and Neal Shusterman in young people's literature.




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