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CDC Arrives In Brazil To Investigate Zika Outbreak

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 4:14am

U.S. disease detectives are launching a research project that health authorities hope will produce the most definitive evidence yet about whether the virus is really causing birth defects.

U.S. Navy Brings Back Navigation By The Stars For Officers

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 4:14am

A decade after phasing out celestial navigation from its academy courses, the U.S. Navy has restarted that formal training. The shift comes at a time of growing anxiety over possible threats to GPS.

Strokes On The Rise Among Younger Adults

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 2:50am

Fewer people are having strokes now than decades ago. But that improvement seems to be mostly among the elderly. Young people are actually having more strokes, partly because of the rise in obesity.

'To Kill A Mockingbird' Author Harper Lee Dies

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 10:26am

Lee won the Pulitzer Prize for the novel that was published in 1960 and didn't publish another book for more than 50 years afterward. She avoided the spotlight her entire life. She was 89.

U.S. Warplanes Strike ISIS Target In Libya

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 9:00am

American defense officials said Friday that U.S. planes hit an Islamic State training camp and a senior extremist leader in Libya overnight. As many as 60 people were killed.

Can A 1789 Law Apply To An iPhone?

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 6:18am

The All Writs Act of 1789 was cited by a federal magistrate in ordering Apple to unlock an iPhone.

Moka Pot Replica Holds Ashes Of Italy's Coffee King

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 6:12am

Seventy years ago, Renato Bialetti took the little 8-sided espresso pot his father invented and turned it into a worldwide hit. The Moka pot bears his image, a small Italian man with a big mustache.

Ladybug Spotting Encourages Woman To Buy Lottery Ticket

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 6:03am

When a California woman saw the ladybug she drew the obvious conclusion: It was time to buy several lotto tickets at a nearby store. She won $6 million.

Julian Assange Says Confinement Has Sharpened His Perspective On The World

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 4:35am

The founder of WikiLeaks talks about what it's like to live in the same building for more than three years. He says he misses nothing from the outside world, apart from his children and his mother.

Can Gov. Kasich's Record Indicate What Kind Of President He Would Be?

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 4:16am

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is running as a relative moderate in the Republican presidential field. During his five years in office, his record suggests a more complicated governing style.

Colombian Clinic Probes A Mystery: Is Zika Triggering A Rare Disorder?

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 4:16am

Since the fall, Colombia has seen about 100 cases of Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Most of the patients reported they'd had Zika virus. Researchers are trying to figure out what's going on.

In Sweden, Ronneby's Residents Welcome Migrants

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 4:16am

Per capita, Sweden has taken in more migrants than any country in Europe. "The only thing you can do is to help them," says a Swedish volunteer who's teaching newcomers the language.

Voter Diversity Expected To Play A Role In Nevada's Democratic Caucuses

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 4:16am

Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders face off in Nevada's Democratic caucuses on Saturday. Renee Montagne talks to former state assemblywoman Lucy Flores about the Latino vote.

Repercussions Will Follow If Britain Leaves E.U., Former MP Says

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 4:16am

British officials are debating whether to leave the European Union. Renee Montagne talks Ed Balls, a former member of Parliament, who favors the U.K. staying in the E.U.

Increased Cases Of Guillain-Barre In Colombia Appear To Be Linked To Zika Outbreak

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 4:16am

There's growing concern that the Zika virus may be triggering a rare and mysterious neurological condition that can leave people temporarily paralyzed for weeks. Colombia has seen about 100 cases of Guillian-Barre (gee-yan buh-rey) so far linked to Zika, including three people who have died. Officials have also expressed concern that certain medications needed for severe G-B cases may be scarce in Colombia.

Congress Should Decide Encryption Issue, Sen. Angus King Says

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 4:16am

Apple has not complied with a federal court order to unlock the iPhone of one of the shooters in the San Bernardino attack. Independent Senator Angus King of Maine, is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. He talks to Steve Inskeep about whether the government or courts should be able to compel companies to allow law enforcement access to encrypted communications.

Trump Is Defiant After Pope Criticizes His Plan To Build Border Wall

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 4:16am

Campaigning in South Carolina, Donald Trump denounced Pope Francis' comments suggesting that he is not a Christian because of the GOP presidential front-runner's hardline position on immigration.

In Sweden, Ronneby's Residents Welcome Migrants

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 4:16am

Per capita, Sweden has taken in more migrants than any other country in Europe. To share the burden, the Swedish parliament voted that every municipality must accept its share of migrants.

Mozilla Foundation Backs Apple In Encryption Case With Federal Government

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 4:16am

A federal court is battling Apple over encryption. The Mozilla Foundation launched a pro-encryption campaign. Steve Inskeep talks to Mark Surman, the foundation's executive director.

Sanders, Clinton Face Immigration Questions At Nevada Town Hall

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 4:16am

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders discussed their immigration politics at at a Telemundo/MSNBC forum Thursday night in Las Vegas.

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