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How Instant Replay Sucks The Fun From Football

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:58am

Commentator Mike Pesca says watching football is no longer just glorious enjoyment of fantastic plays. With the NFL's frequent use of instant replay, it's become an exercise in scrutiny and doubt.

Trump Calls For DACA Bill

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:58am

President Trump says he'll sign whatever deal Republicans and Democrats are able to work out on DACA recipients. But differences remain over what such a deal would look like.

Trump Executive Order Aims To Expand Veteran Mental Health Care

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:58am

The Trump administration is moving to enroll all new veterans in Department of Veterans Affairs mental health services. This greatly expands the numbers of veterans enrolled with the VA.

When Presidents Split With Staff

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:58am

As Steve Bannon and the president fall out, Steve Inskeep talks with commentator Cokie Roberts about the history of presidential aides who had acrimonious splits with their bosses.

Funk Carves Out A Groove At The Funk Music Hall Of Fame In Ohio

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:58am

The Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center honors genre greats like the Ohio Players, Issac Hayes, James Brown and more.

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An American Muslim Preacher Faces His Own Mortality

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:58am

Usama Canon is the founding director of the Ta'leef Collective, a "third place" for Muslims between mosque and home. After an ALS disagnosis, he's reflecting on his work.

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Special Counsel On Russia's Election Meddling May Interview Trump

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 6:36am

The president pledge in June that he was "100 percent" willing to be interviewed by the special counsel. NBC News reports Trump's lawyers are "discussing a range of potential options for the format.

In Maryland, Attempts To Thaw Frozen Pipes Lead To Fires

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 5:59am

Fire officials are blaming two fires on people trying to thaw frozen pipes. In one fire, a maintenance worker used a blowtorch, which then caused a fire resulting in $300,000 worth of damage.

Principal Parodies Mariah Carey Song To Announce School Closure

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 5:37am

Chad Caddell, a school principal in Kentucky, announced school was closed because of winter weather to the tune of Mariah Carey's song "Hero."

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Water Dispute Between Florida, Georgia

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 4:06am

The Supreme Court has heard arguments in a decades long water war between Georgia and Florida. But it's not clear if any decision will end the legal wrangling.

For Some With Intellectual Disabilities, Ending Abuse Starts With Sex Ed

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 4:06am

The high rates of sexual assault among people with intellectual disabilities can make romantic relationships difficult. One class aims to teach them about healthy relationships and sexuality.

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Time For Harassers To Be Held Accountable, Female Gamer Says

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 4:06am

A corner of the tech world may be due for a reckoning: the gaming industry. Brianna Wu was a key figure in "Gamergate," a 2014 campaign of threats targeting women in the gaming industry.

Alabama Beats Georgia In OT To Win College Football Championship

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 4:06am

In a game that went into overtime, Alabama beat Georgia 26-23 in overtime to win its fifth national championship since 2009 under Nick Saban.

Apple Asked To Help Wean Digital-Addicted Youths

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Rich about what Apple can do to curb teen phone addiction. Rich practices Adolescent Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital and researches children's media use.

Trump Administration Revokes Protection Status For Salvadorans

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 4:06am

David Greene talks to Yanira Arias of the immigration advocacy group Alianza Americas, about the decision to revoke the temporary protected status of about 200,000 Salvadorans in the United States.

Ex-Google Engineer Files Suit, Saying He Was Retaliated Against

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 4:06am

James Damore, the former Google engineer who was fired for writing an anti-diversity memo, has filed a class-action suit against the company. He claims Google's top brass discriminates against conservative men.

At Korea Talks, Pyongyang Agrees To Send Athletes To Winter Olympics

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 4:06am

North and South Korea talked Tuesday for the first time in two years. Seoul hopes for further dialogue that might lead to a fresh round of meetings between families divided by the peninsula's decades-old standoff.

Anna Mae Hays Who Broke U.S. Military Barriers Dies At 97

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 4:06am

The rank of brigadier general was given to Hays in 1970 by Gen. William Westmoreland — making her the first female general in the U.S. armed forces. She joined the Army as a nurse during WW II.

Hidden Brain: Great Recession Deaths

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 4:06am

Recessions are painful for a variety of reasons. A new study shows that during the Great Recession, mortality rates declined faster in areas where the unemployment rate grew faster.

U.S. Decision To End Salvadorans Status Reverberates Through El Salvador

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 4:06am

The U.S. ended a temporary immigration program that allowed roughly 200,000 Salvadorans to live and work in the U.S. for more than a decade. Most of them send their earnings back home.

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