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After Indiana, Trump Puts Primaries Behind Him; Looks Ahead To November

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:07am

Donald Trump once had 16 opponents in the Republican presidential race. With John Kasich's exit on Wednesday, Trump stands alone as the apparent GOP nominee.

Study: Party Affiliation Plays A Role In Defining Policy Threat

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:07am

Rachel Martin talks to Carroll Doherty of the Pew Research Center about a new report that compares the attitudes of the supporters of various presidential candidates toward foreign policy issues.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Rule Would Ban Class-Action Waivers

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:07am

Consumer groups say people should be able to join class actions if they fell they've been harmed. Industry groups say arbitration clauses are necessary to protect against frivolous lawsuits.

Can A Hospital Tell A Doctor To Stop Talking About Abortion?

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 3:45am

A doctor filed a complaint against a Washington, D.C., hospital, saying that by telling her not to say that she does abortions, the hospital is stigmatizing the procedure. The hospital cites safety.

Novelist Richard Russo: 'I Find Myself Now ... Having Lived The American Dream'

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 3:31am

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author says his blue-collar grandfather would have been astonished by the life Russo leads. His new book, Everybody's Fool, is a sequel to 1993's Nobody's Fool.

What Wage Stagnation Looks Like For Many Americans

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 3:06am

Figures show the U.S. economy is on an upswing but wages haven't gone up and many say their standard of living has flat lined or declined. It's a feeling the presidential candidates are tapping into.

Bernie Sanders Says He's Staying In And It's 'Good For The Democratic Party'

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 2:00pm

The Vermont senator tells NPR he will stay in until June, despite the likelihood of Hillary Clinton being the Democratic nominee.

Wildfire Flares In Canada's Oil Sands Region

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 9:42am

Rachel Martin speaks with the CBC's Marion Warnica about the wildfires in Alberta, Canada, where authorities have issued a mandatory evacuation order for the 80,000 residents of Fort McMurray.

Governor Who Vetoes Many Bills Gets A Dog. Guess Its Name

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 6:19am

Maine Gov. Paul LePage, who has vetoed hundreds of measures, has adopted a Jack Russell terrier mix. The governor declared the dog "the mascot of good public policy," and has named it, Veto.

10-Year-Old Boy From Finland Hacks Instagram; Gets Rewarded

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 6:10am

Facebook, which owns Instagram, pays people who find bugs on its services. When a young hacker found a way to delete other people's comments, he emailed Facebook, and then received $10,000.

With Cruz Out Of The GOP Race, Will His Supporters Back Trump?

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

One of Ted Cruz's most important constituencies in the contest for the presidential nomination was religious conservatives. Rachel Martin talks to Ron Johnson, head of the Indiana Pastors Alliance.

Clock Continues To Tick On Flint's Drinking Water Crisis

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

For more than two years, residents of Flint, Michigan, have had unsafe drinking water. Steve Inskeep talks to Bishop Bernadel (Burr-nuh-DELL) Jefferson of Faith Deliverance Center, a church in Flint, who has become one of the leaders of the fight for clean water.

Obama To Travel To Flint, Where City Water Still Requires A Filter

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

President Obama visits Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday for the first time since the city's water crisis began. Flint residents are still relying on bottled water and faucet filters to get safe drinking water.

Scientists Look To Insects To Diagnose The Health Of A National Park

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

Put on your waders and foam-soled boots — we're about to adventure into a shallow creek in Great Smoky Mountains National Park which straddles the border of North Carolina and Tennessee. Entomologist Becky Nichols uses insects to evaluate the health of the park's streams and the ecosystems they are part of.

Rep. Tom Marino Weighs In On Trump's Victory In Indiana

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to Pennsylvania Republican Congressman Tom Marino, who supports Donald Trump.

Cruz Drops Out Of GOP Race; Party Official Calls Trump 'Presumptive Nominee'

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

The race for the GOP presidential nomination is all but over. After losing in Indiana Tuesday night, Senator Ted Cruz suspended his campaign. That leaves Trump and Ohio Governor John Kasich, and Trump has a commanding lead over Kasich.

While The GOP Race Is Essentially Over, Sanders And Clinton Press On

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

Bernie Sanders won the Democratic primary in Indiana. It wasn't a big enough win to erode Hillary Clinton's massive lead in pledged delegates, but it was a win. Sanders vows to fight on.

Uptick In Fighting In Syria Keeps Humanitarian Aid From Aleppo

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. and Russia are working on details of a more durable cease-fire in Syria that would include Aleppo, the country's largest city. Rachel Martin talks to Jan Egeland, head of the Norwegian Refugee Council and an adviser to the U.N.'s special envoy for Syria, who is trying to expand the areas of Syria receiving humanitarian aid.

Hollywood Rediscovers Cuba. Is It Too Soon To Call It Havanawood?

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

The first blockbuster since the U.S. embargo is filming in Cuba: Fast & Furious 8. Filmmakers are rushing to take advantage of the island's distinctive look and it's relatively cheap labor.

Trump Wins Indiana; Cruz Drops Out. Sanders Defeats Clinton

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

Donald Trump won a decisive victory in Indiana on Tuesday, and it's looking less and less likely he'll face a contested convention. Rival Ted Cruz dropped out of the race. On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton but she still leads in the delegate race. NPR's Mara Liasson reports on the GOP turning point. And for analysis of the primary, Rachel Martin talks to Democratic pollster Margie Omero and Republican pollster Jim Hobart.

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