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After 11 Years, Accounting Fraud Case Against Former-AIG Chief To Begin

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

New York's case against Maurice "Hank" Greenberg is scheduled to get underway Tuesday afternoon. The former CEO of insurance giant AIG stretches back to 2005 when Greenberg was charged with committing accounting fraud.

While Hillary Clinton Recovers From Pneumonia, Current And Former President To Campaign For Her

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

With Hillary Clinton recovering from pneumonia, husband and former president Bill Clinton will attend planned campaign events in California and Nevada over the next two days. President Obama will campaign in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Foreign Policy Experts Push Back On Trump's Remark To Shoot Iranian Ships Out Of The Water

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

Donald Trump says that if Iran harasses U.S. ships in the Persian Gulf, "they will be shot out of the water." Iranian and U.S. Navy vessels have long played cat-and-mouse in the Gulf. An Iranian ship came within 100 yards of a U.S. Navy patrol ship last week.

Senate To Vote On Package To Give More Funds Toward Flint's Drinking Water Crisis

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

Legislation making $100 million available to help Flint repair its water infrastructure is expected to come up for a vote in the Senate on Tuesday. Steve Inskeep talks to Senator Debbie Stabenow, who has co-sponsored the legislation, providing millions in new federal funding for drinking water to her home state of Michigan.

More Protests Planned For North Dakota Oil Pipeline Project

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe vow to continue their protest against an oil pipeline under construction in North Dakota. They're preparing for a long, cold winter.

English Teacher In Aleppo Waits To See If Cease-Fire Holds

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

NPR spoke with Abdel Kafi Alhamdo by Skype. He says he is an English teacher at the University of Aleppo, living in the rebel-held portion of the city.

U.S.-Russia Coordinate Cease-Fire In Syria

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

If the Syrian cease-fire holds for the next week, the U.S. and Russia will for the first time coordinate airstrikes against ISIS and the al-Qaida affiliate in Syria.

Venezuela's Economic Downturn Causes Austerity Measures In Cuba

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

Cuba is seeing a surge in tourism, helped in part by the arrival of Americans who can now travel commercially directly from the U.S. But the communist island is suffering economically, in part because of its reliance on fuel from Venezuela, which is itself collapsing.

Officials Find Closing Calais Refugee Camp A Difficult Task

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

The makeshift refugee camp outside the northern French port city of Calais continues to grow despite authorities attempts to shut it down. Many of the inhabitants are from war-torn and impoverished countries trying to get across the channel to Britain.

Libre Initiative Targets Latino Voters

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

Some GOP donors, skeptical of Donald Trump, are focusing on Senate races. Steve Inskeep talks to Daniel Garza of the Libre Initiative, a group targeting Latino voters in Nevada and Florida.

Tupac Shakur's Legacy, 20 Years On

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

Two decades after Tupac's death, writer Kevin Powell, who covered the rapper for Vibe magazine, unpacks the impact of his music and the complexities he embodied.

For One French Woman, An Eye-Opening Visit To Calais' Refugee 'Jungle'

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

The camp has grown to 9,000 people. Calais residents oppose it and want it shut down for good. But when one protester goes there for the first time, she is moved and surprised by what she sees.

Foreign Policy Experts Push Back On Trump's Iranian Ships Comments

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

Donald Trump says that if Iran harasses U.S. ships in the Persian Gulf, "they will be shot out of the water." Iranian and U.S. Navy vessels have long played cat-and-mouse in the Gulf.

London Borough Raises Pints — And Legal Protections — To U.K.'s Fading Pubs

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:12am

Thousands of British pubs have closed in recent years. One London borough is trying to protect its pubs by requiring government approval if owners want to sell them for a different use.

As More States Consider Legalizing, Questions About Pot And The Brain

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:12am

Studies suggest that smoking heavily in adolescence may affect brain function in adulthood, but there's a dearth of hard evidence for voters contemplating pot's long-term effects.

A Rare Bird Is Looking for Love In Southern California

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 6:19am

An East African crowned crane has turned up in wetlands of Rancho Cucamonga. How the crane got there is a mystery. Romantics at heart, these birds mate for life.

College Football Fan Receives Plenty Of Beer Money

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 6:12am

A guy was holding a sign on Saturday that read: Hi Mom! Send Beer Money. He was behind the set of College GameDay, ESPN's football pre-game show. At least 2,000 people sent him money.

A Good Dentist Is Hard To Find In Rural America

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 5:50am

A Wisconsin clinic provides free dental care so that poor rural residents can get their teeth fixed. But in most states people aren't so lucky. Millions of people have no access to dental care.

Politics In The News

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:09am

In two weeks, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will meet for their first debate. David Greene talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Mollie Hemingway senior editor at The Federalist.

Kashmir Is Inundated By Violence But This Cycle Is Unique

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:09am

Protests in the Indian-administered region of Kashmir have been especially violent this summer, fueled by social media. Kashmir is claimed by both India and Pakistan and has been disputed for decades.




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