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Turkey's Capital Suffers A Second Deadly Explosion In 2 Months

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 4:11am

A car bomb exploded in a busy square in Turkey's capital, Ankara, killing nearly three dozen and wounding scores more. It was the second car bomb in Ankara in the last month.

U.S.-Backed Forces In Syria Becoming More Effective Against ISIS

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 4:11am

The fight against militants belonging to ISIS continues in Syria. In the eastern part of the country, forces backed by the U.S. and its allies say they are pushing ISIS back. And U.S. officials say those forces are becoming more cohesive and effective.

Trump Rally Violence Stokes Primary Voters' Opinions In Ohio

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 4:11am

Voters in Ohio decide their primaries on Tuesday. Republicans there react to the volatile mood that has overtaken the GOP primary race in recent days.

NPR Clarifies Cokie Roberts Role After Anti-Trump Column

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 4:11am

The veteran commentator co-authored a column calling on "the rational wing" of the Republican Party to prevent Donald Trump's nomination for president.

Lessons From The School Where I Failed As A Teacher

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 4:00am

For years, NPR's Claudio Sanchez has struggled with his decision to leave teaching and the children he had grown so fond of.

Forget The Red Sports Car. The Midlife Crisis Is A Myth

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 3:59am

The midlife crisis is entrenched in American popular culture, but mostly, it doesn't exist in more than a mere 10 percent of the population. Here, five ways we misunderstand midlife.

Why Does Russia's Military Want To Buy 5 Dolphins?

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 6:22am

Russia Today got a hold of an official offer from the Ministry of Defense which seeks three male and two female bottlenose dolphins at a price of $4,900 each. The purpose was no disclosed.

Chicago Man Charged With Jamming Cell Phone Reception

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 6:12am

Commuters complained their calls started dropping along a commuter train route. Then a photo circulated on social media of a fellow commuter, an older man, operating a big boxy device with antennas.

Rancher Cliven Bundy Refuses To Enter Plea In Federal Court

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:11am

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy was in federal court in Las Vegas on Thursday, where he refused to enter a plea to 16 felony charges. He said he did not acknowledge federal authority. Outside the courthouse, supporters and sympathizers rallied on his behalf and denounced the federal government.

In Hastings, Brittons Caught Up In Debate Whether To Leave The E.U.

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:11am

In a national referendum in June, Brittons will decide whether the United Kingdom should continue as a member of the European Union. In the town of Hastings, once the site of England's failure to prevent a French invasion, the town's people are caught up in another battle — for Britain's future in Europe.

U.S., Canada Pledge To Lower Methane Emissions In Oil And Gas sectors

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:11am

President Obama on Thursday announced an agreement with Canada that both countries will institute tough new controls on methane emissions by the oil and gas industry. Seeing is believing. In a helicopter, we'll fly over a South Texas oilfield with a leak detection crew and witness — with the aid of an infrared camera — how much methane gushes into the atmosphere.

Without A Florida Primary Win, Rubio May Be At The End Of The Line

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:11am

John Stipanovich, a longtime GOP strategist and lobbyist in Florida, tells David Greene that he is going to stick with Sen. Marco Rubio — if only because Rubio is an alternative to Donald Trump.

Why A Group's Power Dynamics Interferes With Collaboration

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:11am

Research finds that when you put powerful people together in a group, individuals tend to vie for the same level of authority and deference they receive outside the group.

Russia Accuses Ukraine's First Female Military Pilot Of Murder

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:11am

A trial in southern Russia is the setting for one of the strangest side-stories of the war in eastern Ukraine. Two years ago, a news crew for Russian state television was hit by mortar fire. The soundman and a well-known reporter were killed. On trial for murder is a female military pilot serving in the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Naturalized Citizen In Ohio Takes Voting For The First Time Very Seriously

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:11am

Nearly 10 percent of the people who vote this presidential election will be naturalized citizens. What does the American political circus look like to a relatively new immigrant who's a first-time voter? We'll check in with one such voter in Ohio who's trying to decide which candidate to support.

2015 Worst Year Yet for Syria's War, Human Rights Report Says

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:11am

The report says 50,000 civilians were killed, and more than a million displaced. The groups, which include Oxfam and Care International, put much of the blame on Russia, France, Britain and the U.S.

GOP Debate Focused On Issues Instead Of Personal Insults

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:11am

The four remaining candidates held their 12th debate of the primary season in Miami Thursday. It was their last debate before the big states of Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and Florida vote next Tuesday.

Chicago Murder Rate Spikes; Less Aggressive Policing Blamed

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:11am

More than 100 people have already been murdered in Chicago this year. That's double the number of homicides in the city in the first two months of last year.

Split Views On Health Overhaul In Ohio

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:03am

A poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds that people in the politically important state of Ohio are divided over Obamacare.

5 Years After Japan Disasters, 'Temporary' Housing Is Feeling Permanent

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:02am

Deadlines to rehouse evacuees have come and gone. It's still not clear when they might go home, and if so, what would they return to?

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