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Cops Free Texas Woman After Driving Her Car Into A Lake

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 4:13am

A woman fell asleep at the wheel in Texas and drove her car into a lake. She woke to find she could not open the doors and called 911. Body camera video shows police smashing windows to crack her out.

Veterans' Counselors Feeling Overworked

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 4:08am

The VA's Vet Centers have changed the metrics by which they evaluate counselors who work with veterans. They're required to see at least 25 clients a week, which some say is untenable.

The History Of Using The Fifth Amendment

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 4:08am

Commentator Cokie Roberts talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep and answers listener questions about the history of the Fifth Amendment.

Document Alleges Russian Billionaire Paid Michael Cohen

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 4:08am

President Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen may have received hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments from corporate clients and a Russian billionaire.

European Leaders Respond To Trump's Iran Deal Pullout

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 4:08am

Going against advice from European allies, President Trump has pulled out of the Iran deal and says he will reimpose economic sanctions. Now European leaders are reacting.

Interpreting The GOP Primary Results

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 4:08am

Voters in four states went to the polls to cast votes in highly contested primary races Tuesday. David Greene talks with Steven Law, head of the Senate Leadership Fund, about the implications.

State Department Official On Iran Deal

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 4:08am

President Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Steve Inskeep talks with Andrew Peek, a State Department official who handles policy on Iraq and Iran.

Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat's Teenage Years In 'Boom For Real'

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 4:08am

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat is a new documentary featuring interviews with those who knew the late artist as he was just beginning to ascend the art world ladder.

Reports Call For Change At NCAA

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 4:08am

NPR's David Greene talks to sports journalist Kevin Blackistone about the NCAA's future after numerous corruption investigations and recent reports calling for changes.

House Rolls Back Guidance On Auto Lending

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 4:08am

NPR's David Greene speaks to Rep. Jeb Hensarling and the Center for Responsible Lending's Debbie Goldstein about the vote to repeal CFPB guidance meant to protect car buyers from discriminatory loans.

Infrastructure Plan Stalled

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 4:08am

The Trump administration's plan to invest in infrastructure seems to be stuck in a rut, even as a week to highlight the nation's infrastructure needs approaches.

Pompeo Returns To North Korea

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 4:08am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in North Korea to discuss an expected summit between the the U.S. and North Korea. He is expected to return with three American detainees.

Iraqis To Vote In Parliamentary Elections

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 4:08am

Iraqis vote Saturday in the first national elections since ISIS was forced from the country. The prime minister is running for re-election largely on the success against the militants.

News Brief: Cohen Allegedly Received Russian Payments, Trump Ends Iran Deal

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 4:08am

Michael Cohen may have received hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments from corporate clients and a Russian billionaire. Also, President Trump says the U.S. will withdraw from the Iran deal.

White House Director On Iran Nuclear Deal, Gina Haspel Nomination

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 6:56am

Steve Inskeep talks to Marc Short, the president's Legislative Affairs director, about the Iran nuclear deal and Trump's pick for CIA director. Confirmation hearings begin Wednesday for Gina Haspel.

Democrats' Base Is Energized But They Still Need A Message

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 6:26am

Democrats have been in search of a message since their losses in 2016. They may have a quiet one emerging in 2018, as they contrast Democratic candidates with President Trump in the primaries.

Trump To Announce In Hours Whether U.S. Withdraws From Iran Nuclear Deal

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 6:20am

President Trump has long been critical of the agreement. Rachel Martin talks to Robert Malley, the lead White House negotiator on the deal under President Obama.

Margaret Reid Did Well Betting Kentucky Derby Races

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 6:06am

After carefully analyzing the odds, she picked the winning horses in five consecutive derby races. She spent $18 on her bet and by the time Justify won the main race, Reid had won $1.2 million.

Neighbors Are Divided Over Feral Peacocks In Vancourver

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 5:07am

A man's father slipped on peacock droppings. The peacock was in a tree so he cut the tree down. The Guardian reports that the man faces a fine of up to $10,000 for taking it down without a permit.

Fla. County's Discipline Program Questioned After School Shooting

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:59am

In 2013, Broward County school officials began a program designed to keep kids who commit misdemeanors out of the juvenile justice system. It's become a flashpoint since the Parkland shooting.

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