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Pregnancy Is Personal, Not Political, In 'The Mothers'

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:44am

A teenager faces an unplanned pregnancy in this debut novel by Brit Bennett. The 26-year-old author says people don't necessarily ask themselves: What would I do if I were in this situation?

Nigeria Announces The Release Of Some Kidnapped Girls

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 9:33am

A spokesman says 21 of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents two years ago have been released after talks brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government.

U.S. Carries Out Strikes Against Rebels In Yemen

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 8:08am

The U.S. has launched missiles at three radar installations on Yemen's coast. It's the first time that the U.S. has carried out strikes against the Houthi rebels during the conflict in Yemen.

Swedish Academy Reveals Bob Dylan Wins 2016 Nobel Prize In Literature

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 7:36am

The academy on Thursday honored Bob Dylan for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition." He is the first American to win the prize in more than two decades.

Bob Dylan Wins 2016 Nobel Prize In Literature

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 7:20am

Dylan won "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition," according to the citation by the Swedish Academy, the committee that annually decides the winner.

Legal Battle Involves Twisted French Fries

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 6:24am

The J.R. Simplot company sells twisted french fries called "Sidewinders." The Times-News of Idaho reports the company is suing McCain Foods, which sells new "Twisted Potato" fries.

Fertilizer Helps To Grow Legal Pot Frenzy

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 5:23am

Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., which produces fertilizer, now has a line of special items to help grow pot indoors. And thanks to that line, the company's stock has shot up.

U.S. Navy Fires At Yemeni Radar Sites After Navy Destroyer Was Targeted

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 5:07am

A U.S. official says the Navy has destroyed three radar locations in Yemen after missiles were fired at a U.S. destroyer off the Yemeni coast.

Colombia To Begin Peace Talks With Country's 2nd Largest Rebel Group ELN

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:07am

Just days after Colombian voters rejected a peace plan with FARC rebels, Colombia's president is forging ahead with another group. The National Liberation Army, or ELN, is a smaller group than FARC.

Lawsuit Aims To Change How Alabama's Appeals Court Judges Are Elected

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:07am

Civil rights activists say the process violates the Voting Rights Act. Renee Montagne talks to Vanzetta McPherson, a retired federal magistrate judge, about how the imbalance impacts the community.

Research Explores The Effects Of Trade And Economic Disruption

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:07am

Economic disruption has been a big part of the political conversation. Free trade might be a net benefit to the U.S., but there are large areas of the country that bear the brunt of negative effects.

John Sumpf's 34-Year Tenure Ends At Wells Fargo Amid Banking Scandal

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:07am

Wells Fargo Chairman and CEO John Stumpf has stepped down, a month after the bank's sales scandal broke. Stumpf drew fire for overly aggressive sales tactics. President Timothy Sloan replaces him.

2 Women Accuse Donald Trump Of Inappropriate Touching

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:07am

The New York Times reports 2 women say Trump groped them in separate incidents years ago. The campaign denies the events took place. Steve Inskeep talks to Megan Twohey, a reporter with The Tmes.

'Carl From Nashville' Dials In His Complaints To A Political Talk Show

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:07am

As part of our "Nation Engaged" project, we're asking what does it mean to be an American? For one answer, we meet a prolific political talk show caller known widely as "Carl from Nashville."

Iraqi Efforts To Take Mosul From ISIS Could Trigger Humanitarian Crisis

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:07am

Iraqi forces are gearing up to try to retake the city of Mosul in Northern Iraq from ISIS. Renee Montagne talks to Thomas Weiss of the International Organization for Migration.

Thailand's King, World's Longest Reigning Monarch, Dies At 88

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:07am

Bhumipol Adulyadej had been in poor health for most of the past decade. For most Thais, he was the only king many of them have known. Bhumipol was born in Cambridge, Mass.

Former Indiana Senator Evan Bayh Is Criticized For Being A Washington Insider

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:07am

Former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh's double-digit lead in a Senate race has shrunk after weathering criticism for making a home in Washington, D.C., instead of Indiana during his years after the Senate.

Man Arrested In German Bomb Plot Commits Suicide In Jail

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:07am

The Syrian refugee who German authorities accuse of planning an attack on a Berlin airport has committed suicide. German politicians say they are stunned that someone on suicide watch was left alone.

Pakistan Delays 2010 Death Row Blasphemy Appeal

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:07am

Pakistan's Supreme Court has delayed hearing the blasphemy case of a woman sentenced to death in 2010 for insulting the prophet Muhammad. Liberal activists are calling for her release.

Voters Are Not As Diverse As People Who Live In America, Data Show

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:07am

This week we're exploring the question: What does it mean to be an American? The country is at a demographic inflection point this election year. The country is changing — it's getting browner.




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