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Court Fines And Fees Almost Delay Homecoming For Wrongly Convicted Michigan Man

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 3:56am

Davontae Sanford spent nearly nine years in prison for crimes he never committed. But his release was almost stopped because of an unpaid bill he owed for his public defender.

Obama: No Direct Evidence That Terrorist Group Directed Orlando Attack

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 11:38am

President Obama spoke Monday after being briefed by his national security team about Sunday morning's mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

Hillary Clinton On Tackling Self-Radicalization: 'We Need To Get To Work'

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 9:58am

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee talks with Steve Inskeep about the Orlando attack. Her proposals include a team "exclusively dedicated to detecting and preventing lone-wolf attacks."

Omar Mateen Called 911 From Bathroom, Says House Intelligence Panel's Rep. Schiff

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 9:21am

Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the ranking Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, shares the latest on what's known about the gunman in Orlando.

Authorities Still Notifying Next Of Kin In Orlando Shooting Deaths

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 6:49am

Police in Orlando, Fla., held a news conference to let people know more about what happened during Sunday's nightclub shooting. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Carrie Johnson, who has new information.

Why Did The Chicken Cross The Sea?

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 5:55am

Guriec Soudee, 25, and his hen Monique have been sailing around the world for the past two years. Far from farms, Monique is probably the most adventurous chicken on the planet.

Medallion Stolen That Marked The Center Of San Francisco

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 4:36am

In fairness to the thief, the metal surveyor's disc was never in the perfect spot anyway. The actual center of the city is not on the sidewalk but under a nearby bush, which remains in place.

Analysts Probe Whether Abu Sayyaf Has Pledged Allegiance To ISIS

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 4:04am

In the Philippines, the recent beheading of a Canadian citizen re-focused attention on Abu Sayyaf, an al-Qaida-linked group, that now, some say is turning toward ISIS.

Politics In The News: Candidates And The Orlando Mass Shooting

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 4:04am

How are the presidential candidates handling what happened in Orlando? Steve Inskeep and David Greene talk to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Denise McAllister of The Federalist.

Orlando Suffers Deadlies Mass Shooting In U.S. History

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 4:04am

Most of the 50 people killed in Sunday's shooting at a nightclub still have not been publicly named. David Greene talks to NPR's Carrie Johnson and Tim Vargas of the GLBT Community Center of Orlando.

China's State Media Tries To Convey Foreign Media Can't Be Trusted

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 4:04am

How has reporting in China changed over the two decades? As people have become more open and sophisticated, the government has become more repressive.

Hamilton Wins 11 Tonys Out Of Its 16 Nominations

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 4:04am

Tony Awards host James Corden and the night's biggest winners paid an emotional tribute to the 50 lives lost in a mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday morning.

Orlando Reels From Sunday's Deadliest Mass Shooting In U.S. History

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 4:04am

Renata Sago of member station WMFE reports on a vigil for the 50 victims in the Orlando shooting. David Greene and Steve Inskeep talk to NPR's Carrie Johnson and Florida state lawmaker Mike Miller.

How Seeing YouTube Videos Helped Me Understand My Schizophrenia

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 3:42am

People with schizophrenia say it helps them cope when they see others talking about the experience online. Their friends and family members say it gives them insight into that hidden world.

Summer TV Preview: Which Shows Are Worth Staying Indoors?

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 3:41am

A rush of new shows are coming to network, cable and streaming channels in June. We'll tell you what's worth tuning in to (or at least setting the DVR for) and when you should just go outside.

In Germany, Asylum Seekers' Medical Needs Are Being Contained

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 3:41am

Providing care to asylum seekers has been a challenge, not least due to language barriers. Two entrepreneurs have turned shipping containers into mobile clinics, with 24-hour access to translators.

Mourners Gather At Vigils To Honor Orlando Shooting Victims

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 3:07am

Fifty people were killed when a gunman opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando. Steve Inskeep and David Greene talk to NPR's Carrie Johnson and Dan Byman of the Brookings Institution.

Detroit Hockey Legend Gordie Howe Dies At 88

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 9:45am

Helene St. James, hockey reporter at the Detroit Free Press, remembers Red Wings legend Gordie Howe. Howe's five-decade professional hockey career earned him the nickname "Mr. Hockey."

Seagull Takes A Dip In A Vat Of Curry And Comes Out Orange

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 6:02am

Hospital staff in Wales left some food outside — a vat of chicken tikka masala. A seagull fell in while seeking food. The staff rescued the white bird to find its feathers had turned orange.

Australia Finds Ugly Packaging Slows Cigarette Sales

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 5:47am

In 2012, Australia set out to design the ugliest possible cigarette packaging. Pantone 448c is so dreary that since introducing it on all cigarette packaging, Australia has seen cigarette sales drop.




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