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Boy Scouts To Admit Girls

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:18am

The Boy Scouts say they will soon admit girls to the Cub Scouts and establish a program for older girls.

Spain Celebrates National Day Despite Catalan Crisis

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:18am

Spain is celebrating National Day, which commemorates Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas. The celebration comes amid turmoil caused by a referendum on independence for Catalonia.

Why It Took So Long For Accusations Against Harvey Weinstein To Come Out

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:18am

Kim Masters of The Hollywood Reporter has spent years trying to expose Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct toward women. She talks with David Greene about why it has taken so long to become public.

Thousands Evacuate As California Wildfires Continue

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:18am

The wildfires in northern California are catastrophic. And they're quickly becoming some of the most deadly in state history.

What's At Stake For Boeing In The Iran Deal

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:18am

Most U.S. firms can't do business with Iran even under the nuclear deal the president may try to unravel. But a lot is at stake for airplane-maker Boeing, which has signed deals with Iranian airlines.

What's Changing With Trump's Executive Order On Health Care

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:18am

We look at what's expected to change in health care markets with President Trump's executive order he's expected to sign Thursday.

Romania's 'Brain Drain'

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:18am

An exodus of young and skilled workers has afflicted much of Eastern Europe since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Perhaps nowhere is this "brain drain" more striking than in Romania.

News Brief: Trump Health Care Executive Order, California Wildfires, Harvey Weinstein

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:18am

President Trump signs an executive order Thursday that is expected to roll back Obama-era health care policies. Also, wildfires continue to race across parts of northern California.

'It's Sorrow You Can Jam To': St. Vincent On 'Masseduction'

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 3:41am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Annie Clark about David Bowie, bad interview questions and her moody, emotionally direct fifth album as St. Vincent.

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Calif. Wildfires Force Residents To Evacuate In A Moment's Notice

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 6:41am

The death toll continues to rise in Northern California, where more than a dozen wildfires are burning out of control. Many of the dead were trapped in the fast-moving flames — thousands evacuated.

Republican Study Group Favors Trump's Tax Plan, Rep. Davidson Says

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 6:41am

President Trump and Congress may have one more chance to pass major legislation in 2017. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Warren Davidson of Ohio about plans to overhaul the tax system.

Australian Law Has An Unexpected Victim

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 5:59am

The law aimed at banning Muslim burqas forbids any kind of clothing that fully covers the face. It also limits the use of ski masks and surgical masks. A man in a shark suit was issued a citation.

Woman Pulled Over For A Fake DUI And A Marriage Proposal

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 5:42am

An officer in Palmdale, Calif., had her walk in a straight line. Then instructed her to turn around. That's when she saw another officer on his knee, holding a ring. It was all a stunt. She said yes.

In Spain, Catalan Separatist Leader Calls For Talks With Madrid

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:01am

The president of the Catalonia region of Spain says he's suspending a declaration of independence to allow time for mediation and talks with the Spanish government.

Calif. Fire Evacuees Want To Know What Happened To Their Homes

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:01am

California's wildfires this week have moved quickly, but in some cases official information hasn't. Some people only learned their houses were destroyed from their neighbors or on the news.

Assessing What Energy Groups Think Is Wrong With The Clean Power Plan

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:01am

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has signed a notice to repeal the Clean Power Plan — President Obama's signature effort to combat climate change. Steve Inskeep talks to lawyer Jeff Holmstead, who represents the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, one of the groups who had challenged the plan in court.

New NHL Team In Las Vegas Honors Victims Of Mass Shooting

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:01am

Las Vegas got its first major pro-sports franchise this fall with the NHL expansion team Golden Knights. The team played their first home game Tuesday night, and paid tribute to the shooting victims.

Is The Stock Market Bubble Waiting To Burst?

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:01am

Stock prices have more than tripled since the bull market began in 2009. David Greene talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution.

High Winds Hamper Firefighers Battling California Wildfires

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:01am

Fires in Northern California have killed more than a dozen people and destroyed more than 1,500 homes and businesses. David Greene talks to Jonathan Cox, battalion chief with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

U.S. Men's Team Misses Out On 2018 World Cup Play

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:01am

The Americans had good odds of making the 2018 tournament. They've been consistently in the tournament since 1990. Steve Inskeep talks to Jason Davis, host of "United States of Soccer" on SiriusXM.




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