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Top Scientists Revamp Standards To Foster Integrity In Research

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 3:21pm

The National Academy of Sciences has toughened up its guidelines to call cutting corners, dubious statistics and not fully sharing research methods "detrimental" to science.

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Video Of Passenger Dragged From United Flight Goes Viral In China

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 7:08am

The airline overbooked and said it need his seat and three others. Refusing to leave, he was dragged off the plane. According to a witness, the man said he was targeted for being Chinese.

U.S. Must Have 'Clear Policy' On Syria, Ex-Obama Senior Adviser Says

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 7:01am

Syria will be the focus of U.S. talks with Russia. Rachel Martin talks to Ben Rhodes, ex-deputy national security adviser, who defends the Obama administration for not taking military action in Syria.

Braves' New Stadium To Debut A Beer Aged With Bat Wood

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 6:02am

How do you feel about some baseball in your beer? Fans of the Atlanta Braves can imbibe on beer that has been aged on wood chips that are basically the waste that comes from making baseball bats.

Rapper Tries To Avoid Restaurant Bill By Jumping Into The Water

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 5:41am

Australian Terry Peck was dining at a waterfront restaurant when he apparently tried to skip out on a $450 bill. Police on jet skis chased him down after he jumped into the water.

Federal Task Force Softens Opposition To Routine Prostate Cancer Screening

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 5:01am

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force proposes each man decide with his doctor whether to undergo routine PSA testing, citing recent evidence of benefits and ways to minimize downsides of screening.

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Tillerson's Trip To Moscow Is Overshadowed By U.S. Strikes On Syria

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 4:06am

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson upcoming trip to Moscow has gotten a lot more difficult. The trip originally was toexplore cooperation between the two countries but it's now likely to be dominated by recent events in Syria.

Ala. Gov. Bentley Agrees To Plea Deal And Resigns Amid Scandal

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 4:06am

After a year of fighting allegations he misused his office to cover up an affair with a top political aid, two-term Republican Governor Robert Bentley reached a plea deal that led to his resignation.

Rex Tillerson Stands Firm On Syria As Prepares To Meet With Russians

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to Ambassador Alexander Vershbow ahead of Secretary of State Tillerson's first diplomatic trip to Moscow. Vershbow was U.S. ambassador to Russia and deputy NATO secretary general.

Making Of Now: Global Interests

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 4:06am

Rachel Martin talks to Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and former U.N. high commissioner for Human Rights, about problems that require multilateral cooperation at a moment when nationalism is on the rise.

Survivors Describe Devastation After U.S. Air Strike On Mosul

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 4:06am

Survivors of last month's U.S. airstrike on the Iraqi city of Mosul, which targeted ISIS but is suspected of killing scores of civilians, talk about why they were in the houses that collapsed on them.

News Brief: All Eyes On Tillerson's Moscow Visit, Kansas Special Election

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 4:06am

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Moscow Tuesday. Will he take a tough line with Russia during his visit? And Democrats are feeling optimistic about a special election in Kansas on Tuesday.

Ford Unveils A Hybrid That Can Be Used In High-Speed Police Chases

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 4:06am

Ford has launched a version of its Fusion hybrid that the LAPD is interested in. Previously, police departments have snubbed hybrids on the grounds they lack the juice needed to chase down bad guys.

Why Chinese Scientists Are More Worried Than Ever About Bird Flu

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 4:06am

A rapidly evolving strain of bird flu has killed a record number of people this year in China. Scientists are concerned about its potential to spur a global pandemic.

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Lawmaker's Childhood Experience Drives New Mexico's 'Lunch Shaming' Ban

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 3:25am

New Mexico has made it illegal to stigmatize students who cannot pay for their lunches. State Sen. Michael Padilla, who introduced the bill, says he had to mop cafeteria floors as a foster child.

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To Ray Davies, America Is Still A Land Of Opportunity

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 3:24am

The former Kinks leader speaks with Steve Inskeep about Americana, a musical distillation of his sometimes tumultuous life as British rock star in the U.S.

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Why Send A Firetruck To Do An Ambulance's Job?

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 3:23am

Chicago's fire department gets 20 times more medical calls than fire calls, but it has twice as many firetrucks as ambulances. Other cities also face this disparity and there are calls for change.

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Ugandan Activist Nyanzi Arrested, Charged With Cyber Harassment

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 3:58pm

Stella Nyanzi's latest run-in with the regime of President Museveni began with a fight for free sanitary pads for school-age girls. Then she wrote about the president and his wife on social media.

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Has U.S. Policy Changed Regarding ISIS And Syria's Civil War?

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 7:04am

Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Tom Bowman and Republican Rep. Will Hurd of Texas about how the Trump administration is addressing Syria's civil war. Hurd says Syria's President Bashar Assad "must go."

Two Taco Restaurants Will Go To Court Over Trademark Issue

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 6:06am

In 2008, the Texas-based franchise Torchy's Tacos registered the phrase "damn good tacos." Torchy's is suing Colorado restaurant "Dam Good Tacos" over the rights to the phrase.

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