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He Was Shot In A Hate Crime. It Only Strengthened His Judaism

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 4:12am

Josh Stepakoff survived a shooting at a Jewish day camp when he was 6 years old. But, as he tells his father, it took years before he began to consider why he was targeted.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Josh Stepakoff)

Google Employees Plan A Walkout Over The Handling Of Sexual Harassment Claims

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 6:29am

Employees at several Google offices around the world have begun a series walkouts today, protesting the company's handling of sexual harassment claims.

Merck Pulls Out Of Agreement To Supply Life-Saving Vaccine To Millions Of Kids

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 6:21am

The pharmaceutical giant will stop delivering its rotavirus vaccine to four West African countries — and will begin to sell it in China for likely more than 10 times the cost.

(Image credit: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images)

The Republican Strategy 5 Days Before Midterms

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 6:12am

With five days to go until midterm elections, President Trump is escalating his attacks on Democrats, immigrants and the media, despite calls to tone down the rhetoric after a week of hate-based violence.

The Republican Strategy 5 Days Before Midterm Elections

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 5:36am

With five days to go until midterm elections, President Trump is escalating his attacks on Democrats, immigrants and the media, despite calls to tone down the rhetoric after a week of hate-based violence.

Poll: Nearly 4-In-5 Voters Concerned Incivility Will Lead To Violence

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 4:21am

A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds that voters are worried that the lack of a civil tone and negativity in Washington will lead to violence, but they don't agree on who to blame.

(Image credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Maryland Fires Football Coach

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 4:00am

The University of Maryland has dropped Coach DJ Durkin, who was accused of abusing players, including one who collapsed and died. Rachel Martin speaks with Barry Svrluga, Washington Post columnist.

Reese's Rolled Out A Candy Converter To Help Rid Unwanted Halloween Candy

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 4:00am

If you've got a stock pile of unwanted candy, Reese's created a converter just for that. A chance for people to trade out unwanted Halloween candy for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

Examining Squirrel Hill Neighborhood

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 4:00am

The Pittsburgh neighborhood where the synagogue massacre took place is called Squirrel Hill. It's been the heart of the city's Jewish neighborhood for generations.

Raqqa: View From The Ground

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 4:00am

Just over a year ago, ISIS was pushed out of the Syrian city of Raqqa. Now residents are trying to recover from a brutal military campaign which included house to house fighting and U.S. bombs.

Rare Mandarin Duck Struts Around Central Park

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 4:00am

A duck native to East Asia called the Mandarin Duck appeared in New York's Central Park. Birders are amazed as to how the bird got there and still roams the city.

Newsbrief: Current Political Divide And A Call For Cease-Fire In Yemen

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 4:00am

A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll revealed Americans' attitudes toward the current political climate. Also, the Trump administration called for a cease-fire in Yemen.

Bestia Chef Publishes New Cookbook

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 4:00am

Los Angeles restaurant Bestia has remained busy and buzzing. Chef Ori Menashe has a new cookbook and a new restaurant that was the glowing subject of one of food critic Jonathan Gold's final reviews.

Why Democratic 2020 Hopefuls Are So Invested In Stacey Abrams

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 4:00am

Democrats thinking about a 2020 run for president are stumping for candidates this fall, but Stacey Abrams, Georgia's candidate for governor, is getting special focus.

#MeToo In State Races

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 4:00am

In Oregon, a candidate has been asked to suspend his campaign over allegations of sexual misconduct.

U.S. Calls For Yemen Cease-Fire

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 4:00am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with The Intercept reporter, Iona Craig, who's been covering Yemen for eight years. Craig says peace talks in a major shift in U.S. policy and a cease-fire aren't likely.

A Couple's Plan To Vote On Issues Related To Family

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 4:00am

A couple in Denver, Colo. are weeks away from having their first child. And they'll be voting on issues that have a lot to do with family.

VIDEO: Muslim Trump Voters Reflect On Travel Ban Ahead of Elections

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 4:00am

Three Muslim-American voters from Detroit describe how their 2016 support for President Trump has evolved in light of his travel ban on several Muslim-majority countries.

(Image credit: NPR)

Voters In 4 States Set To Decide On Medicaid Expansion

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 6:18am

Ballot initiatives in Utah, Nebraska and Idaho will determine whether to expand Medicaid, after legislators refused to do so. Montanans will vote on whether to keep the state's expansion intact.

(Image credit: Kim Raff for NPR)

Former Trump White House Aide On Ending Birthright Citizenship

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 6:16am

Former Trump White House communications staffer Michael Anton talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about President Trump's claim that he wants to end birthright citizenship.

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