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Amid A Lost Love, A Son And Father Finally Speak The Secret Between Them

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 3:55am

It was a love long hidden, and cut short all too soon. But it was only around the time Andy Goodling's boyfriend died that he was finally ready to tell his father: "Bryan was my everything."

FBI Releases Aerial Surveillance Video Of Refuge Occupier's Death

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 3:05am

The FBI said the video shows 54-year-old Robert "LaVoy" Finicum reaching for a handgun as police approach him. Finicum was shot and killed by Oregon State Police troopers.

Fan's Tattoo Is A Reminder Of Patriots' Loss

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 6:24am

Burke O'Connell got a tattoo celebrating the New England Patriots as Super Bowl 50 champs. Soon after he got the tattoo, the Patriots lost a playoff game and will not even play in the big game.

DeLeorean To Crank Out More 'Back To The Future' Cars

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:40am

DeLorean Motor Company, which hasn't made a car in more than 30 years, plans to build several hundred replicas of the stainless steel, gull-winged car featured in the movie trilogy Back To The Future.

Flint Needs Long-Term Solutions To Unsafe Water, State Official Says

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

Steve Inskeep talks to Brian Calley, Michigan's lieutenant governor, about plans to use state and federal funds to deal with Flint's troubled water system. Drinking water is contaminated with lead.

Drop In Oil Prices Complicates Effort To Combat Climate Change

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy to combat climate change will require trillions of dollars in investment. Cheap prices for fossil fuels are making that transition a bit more complicated.

Flint's Undocumented Migrants Hesitate To Request Help During Water Crisis

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

Some undocumented immigrants in Flint, Mich., are just finding out that the water from their taps is contaminated with lead. Fear of being deported keeps some from picking up free water and filters.

Monitoring The Anti-Government Cause In Oregon

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

Three more people have been arrested in connection with the armed protesters occupying a wildlife refuge in Oregon. On Tuesday, eight were arrested and one was killed.To find out what other militias and patriot groups are saying about the incident, Steve Inskeep talks to Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Italian Lawmakers Debate Legalizing Same-Sex Civil Unions

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

Legislation to legalize same-sex civil unions is fueling passions across Italy. Activist say they expect hundreds of thousands of anti-gay adoption supporters to protest against the bill on Saturday.

Defiant Trump Exposes More Divisions Within Republican Ranks

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

The presidential candidates are in Iowa. Front-runner Donald Trump holds his own event Thursday night after pulling out of the GOP debate. Steve Inskeep talks to Jonah Goldberg of the National Review.

Human Smuggler: Central Americans Are Worth Their Weight In Gold

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

It has gotten harder for undocumented migrants to sneak into the U.S. from Latin America. That has led to a rise in the price charged by human smugglers.

CDC Expects Larger Numbers Of Zika Virus Cases To Be Reported

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

Zika virus only recently appeared in the Americas. Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Beth Bell, head of the office dealing with emerging infectious disease at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Finicum's Death Changes Tone Of Occupied Wildlife Refuge In Oregon

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

One person was killed as authorities arrested militants who had been occupying the federal refuge. Family identified the man as Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, an Arizona rancher and father of 11 children.

Militants Encouraged To End Occupation Of Wildlife Refuge

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

Ammon Bundy is asking the remaining armed militants occupying a national wildlife refuge in Oregon to stand down and return home to their families. Bundy was arrested on Tuesday.

Denmark's Far-Right Party Argues Migrants Should Help Pay for Their Stay

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

Steve Inskeep talks to Martin Henriksen of the Danish People's Party about a new law in Denmark requiring migrants to hand over personal property, to pay for government services they'll be getting.

Iran's President Is In Paris To Look For Business Opportunities

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is in Paris, where he's holding talks with French leaders and marking the lifting of sanctions on Iran by signing major contracts with a number of French companies

Guest Workers, Legal Yet Not Quite Free, Pick Florida's Oranges

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 3:59am

Most of the workers who are picking oranges in Florida are temporary "guest" workers from Mexico. They have signed contracts to work for growers who arranged their visas and provide their housing.

How Do You Measure Passion? Figuring The Value Of Social Media Followers

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 3:38am

Having millions of followers on Twitter or Instagram isn't necessarily a great achievement if they don't engage with you. Putting a value on social media followers is a burgeoning business.

'Millennial Think-Piece Bingo'

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 6:52am

McSweeney's came up with a game: Millennial Think-Piece Bingo. The next time you're reading a deep dive on 18 to 35-year-olds. Play along, with squares like: entitlement complex.

Toy Helps Preoccupy Uber Passengers

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 6:40am

Drivers in Charlotte, N.C., are equipped with a children's toy called Bop It. It's a test of reflexes — you're supposed to press buttons when the toy tells you. It's considered a great diversion.




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