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Pope Francis To Issue Major Document Regarding Family Issues

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:07am

The Vatican on Friday is scheduled to release a long-awaited document, entitled "The Joy of Love." Steve Inskeep talks to Joshua McElwee of the National Catholic Reporter.

Why Wyoming's Laws Make It An Easy Tax Haven

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:07am

The Panama Papers data leak revealed how millionaires and others may be hiding assets in shell companies around the world. Wyoming's secretary of state says 24 of the businesses mentioned in the Papers are registered there. The state's laws make it an easy tax haven.

The View From Here: Englewood, A Suburb Of Chicago

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:07am

David Greene visit Englewood, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago earlier this week. The community has one of city's highest murder rates, and the way police in Chicago confront crime has been controversial

U.S. Bombs Used In Saudi-Led Airstrike On Yemeni Market, Goup Says

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:07am

The Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels dropped bombs on a market in northwest Yemen. Steve Inskeep talks to Sarah Leah Whitson of Human Rights Watch about U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen.

The View From Here: Thomson, Ill., And Its Maximum Security Prison

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:07am

As part of a new election series, we visit Thomson, home to a maximum security prison that has been virtually unused since it opened 16 years ago. The state failed to provide a budget to operate it.

4 Fed Chairs Talk Publically For The First Time About The Job

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:07am

One of the most powerful and controversial jobs is head of the Federal Reserve. What the Fed chair does has an impact not just in the United States but around the world.

Gun Lovers And Critics Agree; They're Not Sold On Smart Guns

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:07am

Suppose there were a new kind of gun that might reduce accidental shootings. Such a smart gun exists, but you can't buy one in the U.S. Surprisingly, there's a lot of opposition to smart guns.

The View From Here: Thomson, Ill., And It's Mostly Unused Mazimum Security Prison

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:07am

Morning Edition begins a new election year series called: "The View From Here." We'll be listening to voters across the country, discovering: how where you live defines what you need from your government. David Greene visits Thomson, Illinois, home to a maximum security prison that has been virtually unused since it opened 16 years ago.

Presidential Campaign Moves From Wisconsin Nice To New York Nasty

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 4:07am

The focus of the presidential contest has moved to New York, a state where both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton can claim roots. The two Democratic candidates have traded in their rather gentle jabs for sniping over who's qualified to be president.

The 'Larger Than Life' Legend Of The Ballpark Aisles

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 3:32am

Clarence "Fancy Clancy" Haskett has been selling beer and snacks at Baltimore Orioles games so long, he's made vending an art form. "My mindset is I'm a professional athlete," he says.




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