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Researchers Examine How To Spot A Lying Politician

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 4:08am

Can you tell anything about politicians' accuracy by analyzing how they speak? A new analysis finds that lying politicians tend to be more verbose.

Release Of Trade Agreement Text Stokes Debate Over TPP

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 4:08am

Details of the giant trade deal known as the TPP, or Trans-Pacific Partnership, are finally out. The proposed trade pact among the U.S. and 11 other Pacific rim nations has been in the works for years. The new rules on everything from removing import tariffs to allowing the formation of trade unions have only intensified the debate over trade and globalization.

Investigators Look For Signs At To What Brought Down A Russian Plane In Egypt

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 4:08am

Renee Montagne talks with Jonathan Marcus, diplomatic correspondent for the British Broadcasting Corporation, about the latest information regarding the Russian airliner that crashed over Egypt last week. All 224 people on board were killed.

Seth Meyers Takes On The Campaign, Canned Jokes To Day Drinking

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 4:00am

The presidential campaign is butt of many of Late Night host Seth Meyers' jokes these days. "So many butts, there are so many butts in this campaign," he said.

How Franklin, The Black 'Peanuts' Character, Was Born

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:58am

Until a teacher convinced Charles Schulz to create Franklin, all of Charlie Brown's friends were white.

The Claims Are Rosy, But Brazil's Rain Forest Is Still Disappearing

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:57am

Brazil says it's greatly reduced the rate of deforestation. That may be true, critics say, but they argue such figures are misleading because so much of the Amazon has already been degraded.

The Death That Ended His War: 'I Felt That ... I Failed My Family'

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:40am

Practically brothers, both Barry Romo and his nephew served during the Vietnam War. But only Barry made it home.

Margaret Thatcher's Outfits To Go To The Highest Bidder

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 6:01am

The late British prime minister was known for her handbags. During Cabinet meetings, she reached into her bag so often for political ammunition that her verbal beatings became known as handbagging.

Colorado County Approves New Tax On Marijuana Growers

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 5:29am

The money raised in Pueblo County will go to provide scholarships. Any local high school senior will be able to attend either of the county's public colleges.

U.S.-Led Airstrikes Over Syria Seem To Have Dropped Off

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 4:18am

Steve Inskeep talks to General Charles Brown, the Commander of Air Force's Central Command, who is responsible for the U.S. air campaign over Syria.

Double Murder Charges Still Haunt Ex-Raven Linebacker Ray Lewis

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 4:18am

Ray Lewis was leaving a Super Bowl party in Atlanta in 2000 when a ruckus broke out. Two men were stabbed to death, and Lewis was charged with double murder. The charges were soon dropped and Lewis pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice.David Greene talks to the former Baltimore Ravens football player about his book, "I Feel Like Going On."

GOP Lawmakers Reluctant To Act On ISIS War Authorization Request

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 4:18am

President Obama's decision to send special operations ground forces into Syria is again prompting calls for specific authorization from Congress to wage war. There's bipartisan support for replacing the 2001 anti-al-Qaida use of force measure — but there's also reluctance to take any political ownership of a very messy conflict.

Why President Obama Is Unpopular In Kentucky

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 4:18am

A political official credits the strong GOP election showing to the loss of coal mining jobs and anger toward Obama. Renee Montagne talks to Democrat Dan Mosley, judge executive in Harlan County.

Burmese Artists Drum Up Voter Support For Myanmar's Main Opposition Party

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 4:18am

Myanmar, also known as Burma, holds elections on Sunday. They're the first major elections in 25 years. The repressive military dictatorship has been on the path toward democracy since 2010.

Rubio Steps Up Presidential Campaign In New Hampshire

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 4:18am

Until recently, Sen. Marco Rubio has kept a fairly low profile in the GOP presidential race. Now he's starting to show momentum, and is eclipsing his political mentor Jeb Bush. Rubio is campaigning in the critical primary state of New Hampshire.

Britain Prohibits Its Aircraft From Flying Over Sinai Peninsula

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 4:18am

U.S. officials say it's premature to speculate on why a Russian jet crashed in the Sinai. Britain's foreign secretary says there's "a significant possibility" that ISIS somehow brought the plane down.

German Authorities Shut Down Suspected Migrant Smuggling Ring

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 4:18am

Journalist Maximilian Popp, of the weekly German magazine Der Spiegel, tells Renee Montagne that such raids are routine and rarely make a difference in smuggling operations.

How A Folding Electric Vehicle Went From Car Of The Future To 'Obsolete'

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 4:07am

Engineers at MIT developed an electric, shareable car that would fold to conserve parking spaces. A prototype was made for production in Europe. But why did this promising auto never hit the road?

Powerful 'Gene Drive' Can Quickly Change An Entire Species

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 4:06am

A genetic engineering technique raises hopes for eliminating diseases, such as malaria. But it is also sparking fears of unintended consequences if delicately balanced ecosystems are disrupted.

As Taiwan Gears Up For Elections, China, As Always, Looms Large

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 4:05am

A summit between leaders of China and Taiwan this Saturday will be the first in more than 60 years. It complicates Taiwan's already high-stakes presidential race.

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