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Michigan Pushes To Have Nation's Toughest Lead Water Rules

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 4:00am

After the Flint crisis, GOP Gov. Snyder wants to adopt stricter rules regarding lead in water. He's pushing state regulators to change the federal rule because Republican state lawmakers won't do it.

Politics In The News

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at National Review, about Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who's fighting allegations that he dated underage girls in the late 1970s.

U.S. Navy Makes A Show Of Force Off The Korean Peninsula

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 4:00am

The Navy is running a four-day exercise with three of its biggest aircraft carriers. Steve Inskeep talks to retired Admiral James Stavridis about the Pacific Fleet's readiness.

Pastor Urges Texas Shooting Survivors To Choose Light Over Darkness

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 4:00am

A week after the shootings at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, the pastor held an emotional service at a community center. People honored the victims and gave hope to the community.

President Trump Meets With Duterte On Last Leg Of Asia Tour

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 4:00am

Trump is in the Philippines where he met with President Rodrigo Duterte, who's been criticized for his controversial war on drugs. Human rights activists say it has left more than 13,000 people dead.

News Brief: Asia Trip Winds Down, Moore Denies Misconduct Allegations

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump met with Philippine President Duterte on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit. And, Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore continues to deny allegations of sexual misconduct with minors.

A Lifetime Of Finding Peace, Purpose And Voice In The Pages Of Comics

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:57am

Stephanie Williams discovered comics young, drawn early to X-Men, which she saw as an allegory for the persecution of black Americans. An adult now, she co-hosts a podcast about black superheroines.

(Image credit: Photo illustration by Claire Harbage/NPR and Paige Vickers for NPR)

Separated First By War, Then Sickness, 2 WWII Veterans Are Laid To Rest Together

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:56am

Hundreds of American World War II veterans are dying each day. Isabell and Preble Staver, a couple married for 71 years, died on the same day last month.

(Image credit: Courtesy Staver Family)

Is There A Way To Keep Using Opiod Painkillers And Reduce Risk?

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:48am

As a result of the opioid epidemic, doctors are being urged to turn to other medications to treat chronic pain. But that can be a challenge for people who have used opioid painkillers for years.

(Image credit: Maria Fabrizio for NPR)

Brain Scientists Look Beyond Opioids To Conquer Pain

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:47am

The search is on for opioid alternatives that can block pain without causing addiction. One promising candidate: snail venom.

(Image credit: Hiroshi Watanabe/Getty Images)

Is A Corporate Tax Cut Really What The Economy Needs Right Now?

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:44am

Supporters of the tax cut say it will lead to more hiring and faster growth. But the evidence isn't so clear-cut.

(Image credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Chinese Company Mobike Focuses On Dockless Shared Bikes

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 6:40am

A bikeshare start-up in Beijing is set on getting China's commuters out of their cars and on two wheels. But even with 7 million bikes in cities in China and the U.S., Mobike has yet to show a profit.

Senate Candidate Roy Moore Denies Misconduct Allegations

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 6:32am

A Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama has been accused of sexual misconduct. GOP leaders in Washington have said that if there's any truth to the allegations, Roy Moore should step down.

Idaho Couple's Chickens Live Well And Prosper

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 5:34am

The Boise couple needed a bigger chicken coop so they went all out and built them a spaceship. It's silver with windows and flashing lights. The chickens seem to dig it.

Police In Montana Find Unique Way To Distribute Holiday Turkeys

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 5:01am

In Billings, police are pulling drivers over for traffic violations. And as long as there's no outstanding warrant, the officers have been saying, "here's your warning and also a frozen turkey."

In France, Women Denounce Alleged Sexual Harassers On Twitter

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:02am

The allegations that Harvey Weinstein sexually abused women in Hollywood have prompted many women in France to come forward with their own stories of sexual harassment.

Trump In Vietnam For Asia Pacific Economic Summit

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:02am

President Trump, at the APEC summit in Vietnam, delivered an address Friday morning. Trade is topping the agenda of the meeting of 21 economies from both sides of the Pacific.

Oil Companies Dig Deep To Attract And Retain Minority Workers

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:02am

Oil and gas companies are struggling to replace an aging work force with a more diverse generation of workers. But a history of racism and sexism makes that difficult.

Soprano Aubrey Luna Makes History At New York's Metropolitan Opera

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:02am

Aubrey Luna, a soprano with the Metropolitan Opera, hits an A above high C in her performance in "The Exterminating Angel." That's believed to be the highest note ever hit on the Met stage.

Sexual Harassment Allegations Continue In The Entertainment Industry

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:02am

There are more accusations of sexual harassment against men in the entertainment industry. "The New York Times" has confirmed years of rumors that involve comedian Louis C.K.




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