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2,000-Year-Old Butter Discovered In Ireland

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 5:57am

The butter was preserved in a bog. Curators of the "bog butter" told The Irish Times that "theoretically the stuff is edible." All they need to do now is to uncover some ancient jam.

Brutal Murder In India's Kerala Spotlights Underlying Maladies

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 5:50am

The Indian state of Kerala has been a model for the country, with near universal literacy and long life expectancy. But hiding underneath are problems, highlighted by the murder of a law student.

Private Equity Firm Buys 'Ebony' And 'Jet' Magazines

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 4:07am

"Ebony" and "Jet" magazines were once recognized worldwide as chroniclers of the black American experience — especially black achievement. Earlier this week, Johnson Publishing announced it had sold the magazines to black venture capitalists.

DNC Network Is Hacked; Trump Research Revealed

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 4:07am

The computer network at the Democratic National Committee has been breached by Russian hackers. Renee Montagne talks to Dmitri Alperovitch, CrowdStrike co-founder and chief technology officer, about Russia's hack of the DNC network.

Port Authority Aims To Empty Hangar Of World Trade Center Debris Soon

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 4:07am

There's a hangar at New York's John F. Kennedy International airport that has been storing debris from the World Trade Center attacks since 2002. Many of the items ended up in the 9/11 museum, but many things — like pieces of steel from the towers — have been sent across the world.

Valencia College Mourns 7 Students Killed In Orlando Nightclub Shooting

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 4:07am

Seven of the 49 victims of the shooting in Orlando were students at Valencia College. Steve Inskeep talks to Joseph Torres, the president of the student government association of Valencia's east campus.

Shooting Victim Angel Candelario-Padro Had Recently Moved To Orlando

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 4:07am

Funeral services have begun for victims of Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando. Some of the victims are being flown to Puerto Rico for burial including Angel Candelario-Padro.

Movie Review: 'Finding Dory'

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 4:07am

Pixar's sequel to "Finding Nemo," "Finding Dory," opens this week. In it, Nemo's friend Dory, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, goes on a quest to find her parents.

Rep. Quigley: Orlando Tragedy Highlights Discriminatory Blood Donation Rule

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 4:07am

Renee Montagne talks to Rep. Mike Quigley, D-IL, about his push to end the FDA's blood deferral policy. Gay and bisexual men are required to remain celibate for a year before donating blood.

Trump Favors Returning To The Gold Standard, Few Economists Agree

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 4:07am

Returning to the gold standard is an idea that's popular with a small segment of voters — many of them Republicans. Presumptive nominee Donald Trump suggested in an interview with the website thescene.com that gold may be the answer to what ails the U.S. economy.

AMA Declares Gun Violence 'A Public Health Crisis'

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 4:07am

Following the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub on Sunday, the American Medical Association has declared that gun violence is a public health crisis. Steve Inskeep speaks with AMA president Dr. Steven Stack, an emergency physician.

What A 'Goodnight Moon' Spinoff Tells Us About Copyright Law

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 4:07am

Our reporter wanted to write a prequel to Goodnight Moon. He ended up on the phone with lawyers.

Shooting Victim Had Recently Moved To Orlando From Chicago

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 4:07am

Funeral services have begun for victims of Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando, Fla. Some of the victims are being flown to Puerto Rico for burial including Angel Candelario-Padro.

Chicago Archdiocese To Offer Paid Family Leave

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 4:07am

Chicago's Catholic Archdiocese next month begins offering 12 weeks of paid parental leave to its employees. Officials say the directive ensures personnel policies are in line with church teachings.

U.S.-Russia Relations Are Frosty But They're Toasty On The Arctic Council

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 4:07am

The U.S. is halfway through its 2-year chairmanship of the Arctic Council. It's a high-level forum for 8 nations with Arctic territory, and one of the few areas where the U.S. and Russia cooperate.

Senator's Report Finds 'Fundamental Concerns' About Red Cross Finances

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 4:01am

A congressional inquiry finds that the American Red Cross stonewalled lawmakers as they sought to understand the charity's finances, and that it sent significantly less money to Haiti than claimed.

For Many Art Dealers, 'Selling' Is A Dirty Word (But Not For Young Collectors)

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 4:00am

Older collectors often want to keep their art forever, which is good for an artist's long-term career. But younger collectors are more commercially driven, and that can have ripple effects.

With Payday Loans Burying Borrowers, Community Tries Alternatives

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 3:59am

Some experts say there are better, cheaper alternatives for getting small dollar loans than payday loans, which are often cash sources of the last resort.

Bob Dylan Honors Fan's Request; Plays 'Free Bird'

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 6:20am

It's a tradition: No matter who the performer is, someone in the crowd requests Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird." It happened at a recent Bob Dylan show. The surprise was that Dylan actually obliged.

Beehive Hair Designer Dies At 98

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 6:07am

Margaret Vinci Heldt was a hairdresser from Chicago who knew how to work a teasing comb and hairspray. She took hairdos to new heights with the beehive style.

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