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Conflicting Interpretations Add To Mystique Of GOP Convention

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 6:49am

Most people assume that delegates to the GOP convention are bound, at least at first, to a candidate. The convention starts by rewriting the rules, so things could be done differently this year.

'Game Of Thrones' Super Fan To Get Advanced Copy Of Season 6

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 6:26am

Show creators ruled out advanced copies to anyone, and then the White House called. They said that when the commander-in-chief asks for advanced episodes, "What are you gonna do?"

Kissing Couple Oblivious To Robbery

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 6:16am

Three people robbed a bar at gunpoint in Billings, Mont. Surveillance video shows a man and a woman kissing throughout the robbery. They didn't even notice what was going on.

Golden State Warriors Record Best Season In NBA History

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 4:10am

The Golden State Warriors broke the NBA record for most wins in a season. Steve Inskeep talks to Diamond Leung, who covers the team for the "San Jose Mercury News" and was there Wednesday night.

New York's Closed Primary Presents A Challenge To Sander's Campaign

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 4:10am

On the eve of a Democratic presidential debate, Bernie Sanders held a monster rally in Manhattan's Washington Square Park. Polls favor Hillary Clinton but Sanders has won 8 out of the last 9 contests.

Because Of ISIS, Pentagon Rethinks Deployments To Sinai Peninsula

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 4:10am

The U.S. is in talks with Egypt and Israel about withdrawing some troops posted on a peacekeeping mission. The area is a hotbed of ISIS activity and the lightly defended bases are in potential danger.

What Peabody's Bankruptcy Means To St. Louis

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 4:10am

Peabody Energy, the largest coal company in the United States, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday. The company is the second major coal company based in St. Louis to file for Chapter 11 protection. What impact will that have on the city?

It's Time Again For Putin's Annual Call-In TV Show

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 4:10am

Russian President Vladimir Putin will be on the phone for hours Thursday with callers from around Russia. He's taking questions from the public during his annual highly choreographed call-in show. Steve Inskeep talks to Andrew Roth, who reports for "The Washington Post" in Moscow.

Uncommitted Delegate From North Dakota Weighs In On GOP's System

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 4:10am

As the Republican Party grapples with its complex rules guiding the allocation of delegates to presidential candidates, Steve Inskeep talks to an unbound delegate from North Dakota, Curly Haughland.

Broadway's 'Hamilton' Makes Its Way Into NYC's High School Curriculum

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 4:10am

The Broadway hit tells the story of the American Revolution with a multi-racial cast and hip-hop music. The point is to make American history a lot more exciting than how it's often taught in school.

Life In Aleppo Improves During Syrian Cease-Fire

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 4:10am

Steve Inskeep talks to Syrian doctor Rami Kalazi, who's in the city of Aleppo, about if the cessation of hostilities, that went into effect in February, has calmed things were he lives.

What Does Trumpism Mean For The Future Of The Republican Party

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 4:10am

Consternation is growing among Republicans over Donald Trump's presidential campaign. The prospect of Trump as the Republican presidential nominee has raised questions about how the GOP will do in November, and what the future holds for the party.

Family In Gibraltar Braces For June's 'Brexit' Referendum

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 4:10am

The British territory Gibraltar is located at Spain's southern tip and it is geographically part of the European continent. A family in Gibraltar is concerned whether Britons will vote this summer to exit the European Union. The dad is a U.K. citizen and his wife is Spanish. If Britain votes to leave the EU, she's among 10,000 cross-border commuters whose jobs and lives could be disrupted.

Broadway's 'Hamilton' Makes Its Way Into NYC's High School Curriculum

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 4:10am

The Broadway hit tells the story of the American Revolution with a multi-racial cast and hip-hop music. The point is to make American history a lot more exciting than how it's often taught in school.

Chicago's Upgrades To Aging Water Lines May Disturb Lead Pipes

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 3:58am

The city of Chicago is continuing its 10-year plan to replace aging water lines. But some residents charge that as the city replaces water mains, it's causing unsafe lead levels in drinking water.

For Same-Sex Married Couples In America, A Historic Tax Day

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 3:57am

This tax season marks the first time that every married couple in the U.S. can file both state and federal taxes together, after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex unions across the land last year.

'Downton' Creator Brings Drama On The Installment Plan In 'Belgravia'

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 3:56am

Julian Fellowes' new novel is a twist on the form Charles Dickens made famous: the serial. Belgravia, the story of an ambitious family in 19th century England, will be released in chapters via an app.

The Next Encryption Battleground: Congress

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 3:55am

The top Republican and top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence panel are floating a bill that would mandate cooperation in encryption cases, but critics say it creates a dangerous "back door."

How Many Times Do We Have To Tell You? Watch What's In Your Carry-On

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 6:30am

An airline passenger in Bellingham, Wash., had a marijuana grinder in his bag. If you're going to pack your pot grinder in a carry-on, it might be better if the grinder was not shaped like a grenade.

Demand For Beer Increases In Cuba As More U.S. Tourists Visit

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 6:20am

With the sudden influx of Americans, the island is facing a shortage. Thanks to "Yanqui" capitalism, bars, cafes and gas stations across the country are running low on beer.

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