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Trial Begins In Meningitis Case That Reshaped Compounding Pharmacies

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 4:01am

Opening statements begin on Monday in the murder trial of a former Massachusetts pharmacist accused of causing a nationwide meningitis outbreak in 2012 that killed 64 people.

Sen. Kaine Weighs In On Obamacare And Russian Hacking Hearing

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, who has been pushing to get moderate Democrats to work with Republicans to overhaul Obamacare.

'La La Land' Breaks Golden Globe Record; Trump Mentioned Often

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 4:01am

La La Land was a big winner at Sunday night's Golden Globe awards. So was Moonlight, and the TV series The People v. O.J. Simpson. Plus, the stars had plenty to say about President-elect Trump.

College Football Champion Will Be Crowned Monday Night

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 4:01am

The Alabama Crimson Tide plays the Clemson Tigers almost a year to the day since the two teams vied for last year's title. Alabama won that game 45-40. Alabama has won 4 of the last 7 championships.

Decision Expected Soon In Florida Golf Course Suit Involving Trump

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 4:01am

A federal judge will rule on a 2013 lawsuit involving the Trump National golf course in Jupiter, Fla. Trump bought the club in 2012 and has refused to return $6 million to members wanting refunds.

Annual Auto Show Kicks Off In Detroit

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 4:01am

The 2017 North American International Auto Show opened over the weekend in Detroit. A diverse lineup of new vehicles are vying for attention.

Why Generals Need Congressional Waivers To Become Defense Secretary

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 4:01am

George Marshall was the last general nominated for defense secretary and he needed a waiver from Congress. We take a look at Marshall's Senate hearing in 1950. Donald Trump's pick also needs a waiver.

What Trump Should Know About North Korea Before He Takes Office

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Joel Wit, senior fellow at the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, about how to stop North Korea's nuclear ambitions.

Bears That Inspired 'Adorable' Korean Paralympic Mascot Live In Caged Captivity

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 4:00am

The 2018 Paralympic mascot is the Asiatic black bear, a symbol of Korean folklore. But behind the caricature, South Korea has a troubled relationship with the bears, farming them for their bile.

(Image credit: Elise Hu/NPR)

Bears That Inspired 'Adorable' Korean Paralympic Mascot Live In Caged Captivity

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 4:00am

The 2018 Paralympic mascot is the Asiatic black bear, a symbol of Korean folklore. But behind the caricature, South Korea has a troubled relationship with the bears, farming them for their bile.

(Image credit: Elise Hu/NPR)

Electronic Health Records May Help Customize Medical Treatments

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 3:59am

Most people's doctors put their health information in an electronic health record. Scientists are mining those records for clues to what treatments work best for individuals.

(Image credit: Maria Fabrizio for NPR)

Senate Armed Services Committee Rallies Behind Intelligence Community

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 7:38am

David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, a member of the panel, about what intelligence officials had to say about findings that Russia meddled in the U.S. presidential election.

File This Under Dumb Criminal Behavior

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 6:04am

A guy walks into a bank. Goes up to the window. Swipes his debit card so the teller has his info. Authorities say he then robbed the place. Police had his name and address and arrested him.

The Island Of Foula Celebrates Christmas Day

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 5:51am

The residents of Foula, just over 30 strong, are big on tradition. Norse tradition. That includes the use of the ancient Julian calendar — meaning Christmas comes 12 days after the rest of Britain.

Alway Have A Bathing Suit In The Winter, Ice Swimmer Says

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:00am

Nuala Moore always has her bathing suit with her in January and other winter months. She is participating in the second International Ice Swimming Association World Championships.

Sessions Hasn't Done Enough To Stop Voter Supression, Simelton Says

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:00am

The NAACP has been protesting Donald Trump's pick of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general. David Greene talks to Alabama NAACP State Conference President Benard Simelton.

N.C.'s Democratic Governor Braces For Contentious Session With Republicans

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:00am

Incoming North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper will have one of the toughest jobs in politics in 2017. The Democrat will govern one of the most divided states in the country.

Trump To Get Russian Cyber Briefing; May Announce Intelligence Chief

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:00am

A day after the Senate held a public hearing on Russia's cyber activities, Donald Trump gets his briefing. And, Trump's reported to have picked ex-Sen. Dan Coats to head National Intelligence.

States Create A Patchwork Of Regulations For Employers To Follow

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:00am

State and local governments are expected to continue to be very active in employment law — passing their own rules on minimum wage, paid leave and other worker protections.

Secretary Moniz Is Confident The U.S. Can Achieve Energy Independence

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:00am

Rachel Martin talks to outgoing energy secretary Ernest Moniz about the U.S. energy picture as renewables take a larger share of the electric power mix, and vulnerabilities in the grid emerge.

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