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Christie, Fiorina Drop Out; Rest Of The GOP Presidential Field Pushes On

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:25am

With the Republican race still unsettled after the New Hampshire primary, the battle moves to South Carolina. The top candidates have hit the ground running there. On Wednesday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina withdrew from the race.

Talking Polticis With Late-Night Host Seth Meyers Who Happens To Know New Hampshire Well

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:25am

David Greene talks to Seth Meyers, the host of "Late Night With Seth Meyers" on NBC, to talk about the presidential campaign, politics and the view from the late night stage.

At Munich Meeting, Kerry To Push For Ceasefire In Syria

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:25am

Efforts to end a Russian-backed offensive by the Syrian regime now turn to a diplomatic showdown between Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart at a meeting in Munich.

Elderly Former Nazi Death Camps Guard To Go On Trial In Germany

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:25am

A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard goes on trial in Germany on Thursday on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder. Reinhold Hanning admits to being a guard at the camp but denies he was involved in mass murder. His case is one of four that German prosecutors are pursuing against former Nazi guards.

Ex-LA County Sheriff Faces Months Behind Bars After Jail Scandal

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:25am

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca (BAH-kuh) has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of lying to federal prosecutors during a sweeping investigation into corruption and abuse inside the county's jails. He faces jail time. Baca's guilty plea follows the convictions of 17 of his former deputies in the investigation.

Remaining Occupiers Expected To Leave Wildlife Refuge Shortly

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:25am

The last four anti-government militants at the National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon appear close to surrendering to the FBI. Law enforcement began closing in on them late Wednesday afternoon.

Talking Politics With Late-Night Host Seth Meyers

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:25am

David Greene talks to Seth Meyers, the host of Late Night With Seth Meyers on NBC, about the presidential campaign, politics and the view from the late night stage.

Former 'Time' Journalist Says She Was Targeted By Iranian Intelligence Agents

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:25am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Iranian-American writer Azadeh Moaveni (AH-zuh-day MO-uh-ven-ee) about how Iran's intelligence establishment tries to intimidate journalists and what happened to her in a London cafe.

Pope To Visit Mexico As Priests Find Themselves On Drug War's Front Lines

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:25am

Pope Francis travels to Mexico on Friday, a country where suspected narco-traffickers have murdered nearly a dozen Catholic priests in the last few years.

DOJ Sues Ferguson After City Rejects Police Overhaul Deal

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:25am

The U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, alleging civil rights violations by the city's police and court system. The suit follows a decision by the city council not to accept the proposed consent decree negotiated between city and the federal government to settle complaints that arose following the shooting death of Michael Brown.

In South Carolina, Young Black Voters Could Put Holes In Clinton's 'Firewall'

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:24am

Most polls show Hillary Clinton beating Bernie Sanders soundly in the state's upcoming primary, due to overwhelming black support. But many young black voters are turning lukewarm on Clinton.

Should India's Internet Be Free Of Charge, Or Free Of Control?

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:17am

Facebook's free Internet service was banned in India on the basis of net neutrality this week. Internet providers, regulators say, should not be allowed "to shape the users' Internet experience."

Once Pakistan's Pride, Its Embattled National Carrier Fights To Survive

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:10am

Decades ago, Pakistan International Airlines was a trendy airline whose flight attendants wore Pierre Cardin uniforms. These days the national carrier is $3 billion in debt and fighting privatization.

Love Giant Insects? Meet The Tree Lobster, Back From The Brink

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:08am

The 8-inch insect nearly went extinct when hungry rats overran its island. But Melbourne scientists found a few in 2001 and started a thriving colony. Now the San Diego Zoo is hatching them, too.

The Precarious Existence Of Iran's Sunni Muslims

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:00am

Shiite-majority Iran is home to millions of Sunnis, including the Sunni imam who opened his door to NPR's Steve Inskeep in Tehran. "We live together nicely," he insists. But he must speak with care.

Supporters Take Advantage Of Free Bernie Sanders Tattoo

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 6:40am

A tattoo parlor in Vermont has gotten some publicity by giving away ink of Bernie Sanders. The Sanders tattoo is rendered simply as a pair of square glasses beneath ruffled white hair.

Red Lobster For The Real Beyonce Lover In You

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 6:28am

Red Lobster has seen a spike in business thanks to Beyonce's new hit single, "Formation," which she performed at the Super Bowl. In the song, she takes a guy there for dinner.

Low Prices Cause Carnage In The Oil Industry

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 4:03am

When you pull up to the gasoline pump, low oil prices may make you smile. Low prices, however, are wreaking havoc in Texas, Oklahoma and other oil states. We check in with a big oil field services firm based in Texas to assess the damage.

Why Work From Home Scams Persist

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 4:03am

Go anywhere on the Internet and your bound to see ads that read: work from home, earn thousands of dollars a week. Click on one of them and you enter a world that has ensnared tens of thousands of people in a variety of money-losing ventures.

High Court Temporarily Blocks Enforcement Of Carbon Emissions Rules

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 4:03am

The Supreme Court put a temporary hold on President Obama's stricter limits on carbon emissions. The justices say the rules can't take effect until courts have considered challenges from the states.

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