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Dennis Ross Comments On Pompeo's First Trip As Secretary Of State

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Ambassador Dennis Ross, who advised several presidents on Middle East policy, about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trip to Saudi Arabia and his call for Gulf states to unite against Iran.

'True Conviction': Chris Scott Served Time For A Crime He Didn't Commit

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 4:01am

This is a story about a very unusual meeting between two men: Chris Scott spent 12 years in a Texas prison for a murder he didn't commit; Alonzo Hardy actually committed the crime.

Municipalities Team Up To Sue The Pharmaceutical Industry

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 4:01am

Rachel Martin talks to Mark Chalos (CHAL-ohs) who represents the city of Nashville, among other plaintiffs, in a consolidated lawsuit against the opioid industry.

Arkansas Requires Training For Enhanced Concealed Carry Permit

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 4:01am

An Arkansas law allows concealed carry in more sensitive places like churches, bars and public universities. To get the enhanced permit, applicants have to take a course on what to do in an active shooting.

Pompeo Makes His First Overseas Trip As Secretary Of State

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 4:01am

Newly appointed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is visiting the Middle East, sending signals that the Trump administration wants to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal unless significant changes are made.

Morning News Brief

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 4:01am

Roughly 200 people traveling from Central America arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border Sunday seeking political asylum. Immigration officials announced the San Diego County port of entry was at capacity.

Report To Army Cites Concussion Risk Of Weapon's Blast To The Shooter

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 4:01am

Service members who fire certain weapons can get concussion-like symptoms from the blasts, an Army-commissioned report finds. It urges taking measures to cut the risk of lasting brain damage.

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Probiotics For Babies and Kids? New Research Explores Good Bacteria

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 4:00am

Sales of probiotics are soaring. While some studies on this beneficial bacteria show it can treat specific health issues in children, scientists are exploring how it may help gut health more broadly.

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Write A Poem About Your Team, On Or Off The Court

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 3:51am

NPR's Morning Edition wants to hear about the moments of teamwork in your life. Share a couplet about the team in your life and we will transform a few into one, big poem.

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T-Mobile, Sprint Announce A Plan For Merger

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 12:44pm

The combined company would be called T-Mobile, and have a total value of $146 billion based on current stock prices. The deal, subject to regulatory review, comes after years of failed merger talks.

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Former NBC Anchor Tom Brokaw Is Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 6:36am

Rachel Martin talks to Sarah Eillison, a reporter with The Washington Post, who wrote about the network's response. Former NBC correspondent Linda Vester made the allegations against Brokaw.

EPA Chief Pruitt's Job Isn't In Jeopardy, Former Colleague Says

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 6:23am

Rachel Martin talks to David Rivkin, a former White House counsel, about Pruitt who says he has nothing to hide as he deflected Capitol Hill critics. NPR's Kelsey Snell weighs in on their discussion.

At Border Meeting, Leaders Pledge An End To Korean War

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 6:14am

Friday's summit between the leaders of South and North Korea also sets the stage for a meeting between North Korea and the U.S., which is expected to happen in the coming month or two.

Giving New Meaning To 'Beer Run'

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 4:19am

If the idea of running a marathon overwhelms you, a town in Texas is holding a "race" less than half a mile. There's even a break in the middle for coffee and doughnuts. And beer at the start and end.

Cosby Accuser Reacts To Verdict

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 4:01am

Bill Cosby was found guilty of sexual assault on Thursday. NPR's David Greene speaks with Donna Motsinger. She accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 1972.

Golfer Removes His Pants (For A Legitimate Reason)

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 4:01am

Golfer Justin Rose was playing at a golf tournament in Louisiana and his ball went into the water. He took off his pants and shoes and stepped into the water to hit it out.

News Brief: Koreas Summit Begins, Bill Cosby Convicted, Pruitt's Future

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 4:01am

Kim Jong Un crossed the South Korean border to begin a historic meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday. Also, Bill Cosby was convicted of sexual assault.

'We Were Representing Our Whole Race': A Mom Passes On Her Civil Rights Story

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 4:01am

Charisse Spencer grew up in the country's largest black suburb during the 1960s. She tells her son about being one of the first African-Americans to integrate an all-white school in Virginia.

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North-South Korea Summit Sets The Stage For Possible Trump Meeting

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 4:01am

North Korea's Kim Jong Un has traveled to South Korea to meet with South Korean leader Moon Jae-in. Steve Inskeep talks with Danny Russel, a former U.S. diplomat for East Asian and Pacific affairs.

Flint Activist On Water Crisis

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 4:01am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to LeeAnne Walters, who recently won the Goldman Environmental Prize, about the current state of the water crisis in Flint, Mich.




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