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Special Delivery At Wal-Mart: Utah Woman Gives Birth In Checkout Line

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 5:05am

A woman went into labor at the store in Payson, Utah. The Provo Daily Herald reports she had been buying groceries. The baby came swiftly — maybe it was because she didn't want to hold up the line.

The U.S. Dollar Is Zimbabwe's Main Currency, And It's Disappearing Fast

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

The southern African nation adopted U.S. currency to combat hyperinflation in 2009. As Zimbabwe faces a renewed crisis, citizens are lining up at banks to withdraw dollars as fast as they can.

Why Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Distrusts The U.S.

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

Duerte isn't winning friends in the U.S. with his tirades against President Obama and threats to downgrade military ties. The roots of his dislike of the U.S. go back more than a century.

'Shackles' Off, Trump Goes Hard On The Trail And Twitter

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

With signs of crisis around his campaign since the leak of a damaging tape on Friday, Trump's most loyal supporters remain fired as he scorches the GOP earth.

Refugees Detain Syrian Suspected Of Planning Attack, German Police Say

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

After a nationwide manhunt, Germans are relieved that a Syrian refugee suspected of preparing a bomb attack has been captured and arrested. He was seized and handed over to police by other refugees.

Brexit Results Prove Increasingly Costly To Britons

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

Since the U.K. voted to leave the European Union last June, the value of the pound has fallen 16 percent — making the U.K. relatively cheap for foreign tourists, but bad news for British consumers.

Clinton Criticized For Less Commanding Presence On Debate Stage

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

To some, Hillary Clinton's second presidential debate performance seemed more defensive than the first. Steve Inskeep talks to David Maraniss, who authored a 1996 biography of Bill Clinton.

China Imposes Restrictions To Try To Cool Real Estate Bubble

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

Many Chinese returned from a weeklong national holiday to discover that they could no longer purchase real estate, as local governments imposed restrictions intended to control massive asset bubbles.

Why Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Mistrusts The U.S.

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

Duerte isn't winning friends in the U.S. with his tirades against President Obama and threats to downgrade military ties. One reason he harbors a grudge toward the U.S. is over a mysterious bombing.

Muslims Take To Twitter To Report Stuff, Just Like Trump Asked

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

During the second presidential debate, Donald Trump said that American Muslims should report what they see going on. What happened next on Titter went viral.

Vladimir Pozner Discusses Russia's View On Syria

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

As Russian airstrikes pound civilians in Syria, U.S.-Russian relations have sunk to a post Cold War low. Steve Inskeep gets the Kremlin view from veteran Russian journalist Vladimir Pozner.

LA Deli Gears Up For End Of Yom Kippur Fast

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

In Los Angeles, Canter's Deli is an institution that's bursting with activity because of Yom Kippur. That's when observant Jews seek forgiveness during a 25-hour fast that begins at sundown.

After Second Presidential Debate, Trump Turns Up The Heat On Clinton Attacks

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

Donald Trump spent the day after his second debate with Hillary Clinton rallying supporters in Pennsylvania, as his campaign and party try to stem the crisis from the tape released of Trump last week.

Samsung Permanently Halts Production Of Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

Samsung is ending production of the smartphone after reports that some replacement devices were also spontaneously igniting. Renee Montagne talks to Wall Street Journal reporter Jonathan Cheng.

Clinton Uses Intense Presidential Debate To Try To Win Over Young Voters

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

Hillary Clinton campaigned in the Midwest on Monday, following her second debate with Donald Trump. She urged voters at Wayne State University to not let the ugly debate discourage them from voting.

South African Nation Of Zimbabwe Is In An Economic Tailspin

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

The country is short of cash, creditors want payment and many are increasingly hungry due to drought. Opposition is growing to the only leader the nation has ever known, 92-year-old Robert Mugabe.

GOP Strategist Expects October To Be Full Of Presidential Campaign Surprises

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

Renee Montagne talks to Republican operative Mac Stipanovich for a look at the state of the presidential campaign following a shocking weekend for Donald Trump and an angry debate in St. Louis.

3 Russian Officials Arrested After Bug Catches Them Accepting A Bribe

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 6:37am

The Russian newspaper Kommersant reports the listening device was hidden in a samovar, which is a traditional Russian urn with a spigot that's used to serve tea.

Ruth's Chris Steak House Football Promotion In Ann Arbor Backfires

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 4:53am

When Michigan played Rutgers, people could get a percentage discount equal to the winning margin. Michigan won 78-0 which meant 78 percent off. But fine print limits the discount to 50 percent off.

Monuments And Artifacts Destroyed By ISIS 'Rising From Destruction' In Rome

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 4:00am

An exhibit at the Coliseum features life-size reconstructions of ancient works that ISIS damaged or destroyed in Iraq and Syria. "It is a universal heritage," says curator Francesco Rutelli.




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