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Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About Gun Regulation

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:03am

Congress passed gun control legislation in 1934 in response to gun-toting gangsters, with the NRA's blessing. David Greene talks with commentator Cokie Roberts about the history of gun regulation.

Details Emerge On Texas Church Shooter's Past

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:03am

We have an update on the Air Force record of Devin Patrick Kelley, the man who shot and killed 26 people in Sutherland, Texas, including details on his time spent in a mental health institution.

Why Some Sports Teams Don't Play To Win

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:03am

Commentator Mike Pesca talks about the strategy behind some pro sports franchises that go through "rebuilding" seasons of frequent losing, and the pitfalls for fans.

Democrat Ralph Northam Wins In Virginia

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:03am

Democrat Ralph Northam has won the Virginia governor's race in a rebuke of President Trump.

The Past And Future Of Coal In China

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:03am

In China's Shanxi province, farmers grew very rich prospecting for coal. Now, China has consolidated the mines and is aggressively cutting back production, for environmental reasons.

Shaky U.S.-China Trade Relationship Will Top Trump's Agenda In Beijing

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:03am

Many U.S. businesses say they're treated unfairly in China. And there are concerns about Chinese acquisitions of U.S. companies.

(Image credit: Rob Schmitz/NPR)

Trump Used To Disparage An Anti-Bribery Law; Will He Enforce It Now?

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:03am

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a 1977 U.S. law, bars payoffs to foreign officials by companies. Its global reach has helped fight corruption. But the law has critics, including President Trump.

(Image credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

In Italy, Right-Wing Politicians Set Their Sights On Parliament

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:03am

Right-wing movements favoring anti-immigrant platforms have gained ground in much of Europe. Italy is no exception. Some neo-fascist groups are aiming for parliamentary seats in next year's election.

(Image credit: Sylvia Poggioli/NPR)

1 Year Later Revisiting 2 Election Battleground States

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 8:19am

Donald Trump used strong support among working class voters in key states to win an electoral college victory in the 2016 presidential contest. We hear from Trump supporters in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Authorities Sift Through Crime Scene At Texas Church

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 8:19am

Sutherland Springs is a town of 400 people which means just about every resident knew a victim or their family.

Woman In Upstate New York Violates Honor System

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 6:10am

She was caught taking cheesecakes and leaving no money in the cash box. The cheesecakes are sold by an order of nuns, who are famous for their desserts.

Woman In Upstate New York Violates Honor System

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 6:10am

She was caught taking cheesecakes and leaving no money in the cash box. The cheesecakes are sold by an order of nuns, who are famous for their desserts.

James Comey Officially Joins Twitter. His Handle Is @Comey

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 4:51am

Former FBI Director James Comey previously was active under a pseudonym — Reinhold Niebuhr — the theologian, about whom Comey wrote his undergrad thesis back at the College of William & Mary.

James Comey Officially Joins Twitter. His Handle Is @Comey

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 4:51am

Former FBI Director James Comey previously was active under a pseudonym — Reinhold Niebuhr — the theologian, about whom Comey wrote his undergrad thesis back at the College of William & Mary.

A Year After Russia Meddling, Off-Year Elections Are Monitored

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 4:05am

Voter confidence was shaken by revelations that Russia targeted election systems in at least 21 states last year. A year later, efforts to tighten voting cybersecurity is making some progress.

A Year After Russia Meddling, Off-Year Elections Are Monitored

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 4:05am

Voter confidence was shaken by revelations that Russia targeted election systems in at least 21 states last year. A year later, efforts to tighten voting cybersecurity is making some progress.

Journalists Invited To Tour One Of Yemen's Safest Cities

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 4:02am

The Arab country of Yemen has been devastated by a civil war and famine. The governor of the safest province in Yemen invited journalists to see his boomtown.

Ronan Farrow On 'Harvey Weinstein's Army Of Spies'

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 4:02am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Ronan Farrow, whose article in The New Yorker says that Harvey Weinstein hired people to track actresses and journalists to prevent abuse allegations from surfacing.

North Korea Tops Trump's Agenda In South Korea And In China

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Rob Schmitz about how China is enforcing U.N. sanctions against North Korea. He also talks to analyst Tong Zhao about whether China is doing enough to contain North Korea.

United Says Goodbye To Its Last Boeing 747 With A Final Flight

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 4:02am

The Boeing jumbo jet, once known as the "Queen of the sky" made its debut in 1970 and ushered in the glory days of wide-body air travel.

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