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Gecko Makes Phone Calls From Hawaii Animal Hospital

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 5:30am

A veterinarian got multiple calls from the hospital but when she answered, no one was there. She later discovered a gecko on the touch screen of an office phone — making calls by tapping its feet.

Yellowstone's Ear Spring Geyser Erupts, Spewing Decades-Old Trash

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 4:59am

According to Live Science, the geyser discharged, among other things, a cement block, coins, cans, and a baby pacifier from the 1930s. The park encourages visitors not to throw things into geysers.

The Latest On The Disappearance Of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 4:02am

More details are emerging about the disappearance of a Saudi Arabian journalist and Washington Post contributor who was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, eight days ago.

Children's Picture Book 'Quiet' Celebrates Enjoying The Moment

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 4:02am

Rachel Martin talks to Tomie dePaola about his new children's book, Quiet. He lives in the countryside and while dining at a local restaurant, he was particularly struck by a family he noticed there.

With $1 Million, Exxon Mobil Corp Helps Fund Carbon Tax Campaign

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 4:02am

Exxon Mobil pledges to support passage of a carbon tax. Analysts say the company would rather face a single, overarching tax than a patchwork of taxes and regulation to address climate change.

Investigators Delve Into What Caused Deadly Limo Crash In New York

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 4:02am

The National Transportation Safety Board and other agencies are looking at the qualifications of the driver, the vehicle's condition and the layout of the intersection. Twenty people were killed.

George Taliaferro, 1st Black Player Drafted In The NFL, Dies At 91

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 4:02am

Trail-blazing football player George Taliaferro died Monday at the age of 91. In 1949, he became the first black player to be drafted into the National Football League.

Concerns Grow Over China's Influence On European Ports

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 4:02am

European Union leaders want to put the brakes on Chinese investment in European harbors, after China snapped up stakes in several ports from Greece to Belgium in the last decade.

Threatening Florida's Panhandle, Michael Becomes A Category 4 Hurricane

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 4:02am

Michael now has maximum sustained winds of 140 mph, as it barrels toward northwestern Florida. That makes it a stronger storm than when Hurricane Florence drenched the Carolinas last month.

Stephen Carter's Book Tells How His Grandmother Helped Convict A Mob Boss

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 4:02am

Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talks to Stephen Carter about his book Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster.

'Sports Illustrated' Details How Some Cuban Players Make It To The U.S.

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 4:02am

Rachel Martin talks to Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated about Major League Baseball's shady recruitment practices in Latin America. Some teams reportedly broke corruption laws to sign Cuban players.

Democratic Sen. Manchin Backed Kavanaugh. Will Red W.Va. Re-Elect Him?

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 4:02am

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin supported Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court. Up for re-election in a state President Trump won big, this Democrat faces tricky political consequences.

Trump Orders EPA To Lift Regulations On Ethanol

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 4:02am

President Trump is set to end ethanol regulations — to the praise of farmers and criticism of environmentalists. E15 is banned during summer months because of smog concerns.

News Brief: Hurricane Michael, Nikki Haley, Jamal Khashoggi

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 4:02am

Michael is expected to make landfall in Florida Wednesday. Nikki Haley resigns as U.N. ambassador. An update on the disappearance of a Saudi journalist last seen at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Talking With Boys About Sexual Assault And Consent

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 4:01am

How do we discuss sexual assault and consent with teenage boys? A Jewish organization based near Philadelphia has developed a program to discuss difficult topics like this in an all-male setting.

(Image credit: Jeff Brady/NPR)

Former U.N. Ambassador Bill Richardson On Nikki Haley's Resignation

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 10:46am

Nikki Haley has announced she's stepping down as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Bill Richardson, who held the post during the Clinton administration, talks about her impact on U.S. diplomatic policy.

Nikki Haley Steps Down As U.N. Ambassador

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 10:30am

Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., resigns. NPR Diplomatic Correspondent Michele Kelemen talks about Haley's work there and what this might mean for President Trump's international policy.

Nikki Haley Resigns As UN Ambassador

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 9:51am

Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, has resigned from her post.

New Embassy In Jerusalem Attracts Devout Christians From The U.S.

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 6:23am

The new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem is a pilgrimage site for some American Christians. They snap selfies there and say it's fulfillment of a biblical prophecy.

Not Every Republican Is Celebrating Trump's Kavanaugh Win

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 6:11am

Noel King talks to Tom Nichols, a U.S. Naval War College professor and longtime Republican, who says he's leaving the GOP after watching Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process.

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