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Amy Schumer Bares Her Soul In 'The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo'

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:38am

Schumer's new essay collection is revealing, packed with personal diary entries going back to her pre-teen years — and funny. But she doesn't shy away from difficult topics like her sexual assault.

Deaf And Blind, Her Father Still Knows How To Speak His Love

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:31am

Through a TeleBraille machine, Melva Washington Toomer talked with her dad, John Carter Washington, for StoryCorps. "If I could help some person," he tells her, "then my living will not be in vain."

Man Banned From Ordering Pizza; Texas Cowboy Bypasses Drive-Thru

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 6:29am

A Florida judge ordered a man to never call for pizza again — he'd been pranking restaurants. In Texas, a professional cowboy rode his horse into a Taco Bell. He said his horse Hollywood was hungry.

Host Of 2020 Summer Olympic Games Has Plans To Beat The Heat

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 6:15am

Tokyo is super hot and humid in the summer, and the government is installing heat detectors and a heatstroke warning system for athletes and spectators. Plus, they're considering installing misters.

As November Approaches, Trump Overhauls Campaign Staff

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 4:05am

Donald Trump named a conservative media provocateur to lead his campaign — in the third major shakeup during the election season. David Greene talks to senior Trump adviser Boris Epshteyn.

As College Costs Soar, Critics Question Open Curriculum Courses

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 4:05am

College students heading back to campus may find some obscure course offerings such as: Zombies in Popular Media. Some argue every class has its merit; others worry they are a waste of time and money.

Louisianan's Lieutenant Governor Is Familiar With Disaster Responses

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 4:05am

Renee Montagne talks to Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser about the relentless floods that have displaced tens of thousands of people across his state.

Tribal Activists Push White House To Make Gold Butte A National Monument

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 4:05am

In the late hour of the Obama administration, Native American tribes are ramping up pressure on the president to designate several national monuments on western lands that they consider sacred.

Russia Begins Using An Air Base In Iran To Strike Syrian Targets

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 4:05am

David Greene speaks with Retired Admiral James Stavridis about Russia's use of an airbase in Iran to carry out air strikes in Syria.

Rival Mexican Cartel Kidnaps 'El Chapo' Guzman's Son, Authorities Say

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 4:05am

Imprison drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's son was confirmed as one of the six men kidnapped by rival cartel members. The move by cartel rivals could unleash a wave of violence in the state.

'68 Olympian: If You're Famous And You're Black, You Have To Be An Activist

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 4:05am

John Carlos won the bronze medal for the 200 meter run in the 1968 Olympics. He's remembered for a political gesture he made back then during the medal ceremony. Renee Montagne talks to him about whether athletes can influence public opinion.

Norweigan Woman's Olympic Hand Ball Team Favored To Win Gold

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 4:05am

Norway isn't terribly renowned for its prowess in summer sports. One exception: team handball. The sport is huge in Norway, and the Norwegian women hope to snag their third consecutive gold medal.

Louisiana Flood Victims Worry They Won't Have The Funds To Rebuild

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 4:05am

Baton Rouge residents are starting to cleanup from historic floods that devastated parts of South Louisiana. They are also starting to try to figure out how to pay for rebuilding.

2 U.S. Swimmers Pulled Off Flight Home As Police Probe Robbery Claim

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 4:05am

Two U.S. Olympic swimmers were removed from their return flight by Brazilian authorities, as differences emerged in their accounts of an armed robbery last weekend.

Blue Cut Fire Claims Unknown Number Of Structures

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 4:05am

Firefighters in Southern California are struggling to battle the Blue Cut wildfire near San Bernardino. It's now burnt more than 25,000 acres.

Norwegian Women's Olympic Handball Team Favored To Win Gold

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 4:05am

Norway isn't renowned for its prowess in summer sports. One exception: women's handball. The sport is huge in Norway, and the Norwegian women hope to snag their third consecutive gold medal.

U.S. Women's Basketball Teams Dominate Olympic Competition

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 4:05am

The U.S. Women haven't lost a game at the Olympics since 1992. They have medaled in all nine of the Olympics they've competed in, and they're hoping their next medal is another gold one.

YouTube Videos Lead 'Morris From America' Director To Markees Christmas

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 4:05am

Morris From America debuted at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The buzzed-about movie stars actor Markees Christmas as a 13-year-old hip-hop loving American who moves to Germany with his father.

A Mew-seum? Civil War Stories, Told With Tiny Tails

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 3:46am

The stars of the exhibits at Civil War Tails are the nearly 2,000 tiny clay soldiers. Their blue and gray uniforms are meticulously detailed, down to piping and patches. Look closely: They are cats.

Bringing Back Manufacturing Jobs Would Be Harder Than It Sounds

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 3:45am

On the campaign trail, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump frequently promises to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. But how realistic is it to think he could do that, if elected?




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