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Ex-CIA Spy Faces Italian Prison Sentence For Her Role In Cleric's Kidnapping

5 hours 8 min ago

Sabrina De Sousa may be the first U.S. official held publicly accountable for the CIA's rendition program. De Sousa was convicted of helping kidnap Abu Omar from the streets of Milan in 2003.

Hedge Fund Founder Scaramucci Would Support Trump If He Wins GOP Nomination

5 hours 8 min ago

Steve Inskeep talks to hedge fund manager Anthony Scaramucci about his willingness to support Donald Trump if he becomes the Republican nominee, in spite of Trump's knocks on the the hedge fund sector. Scaramucci is the founder of the hedge fund SkyBridge Capital. He also hosts a program on the Fox Business Network.

Cyclist Teaches Kids To Use Fun To Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

5 hours 23 min ago

Jaime Rangel was 14 when he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Bike rides helped him get in shape and defeat the illness. Today he's 26 and showing other kids from low-income families how to do it.

Politics In Real Life: Rising Health Care Costs Weigh On Voters

5 hours 47 min ago

When Renee Powell's premiums exceeded her mortgage payments, it was upsetting. But it's just one way health care costs rise for her many voters.

Uber Plans To Kill Surge Pricing, Though Drivers Say It Makes Job Worth It

5 hours 47 min ago

Uber is using machine learning to predict high demand, which would allow the app to schedule extra drivers instead of hiking rates at busy times. But such a change would hurt driver pay.

Backing 'Brexit,' A Salmon Smokehouse Says It's Been Swimming Upstream

5 hours 49 min ago

Mom-and-pop businesses are considering how a British exit from the EU could affect them. The owner of Britain's oldest salmon smokehouse, who wants out, says EU membership dilutes British culture.

It's Raining All Over The Universe

6 hours 41 min ago

We are part of something much larger than ourselves, and our ideas about ourselves, says astrophysicist Adam Frank. And how can we be sure? Because, without doubt, it is raining all over the universe.

The Unintended Consequences Of Trying To Fix Traffic

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:10pm

Everyone hates traffic. Unfortunately, our best efforts to curb it usually make it worse.

4 Arrested In Murder Of Honduran Activist Berta Cáceres

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 9:05pm

Some of the suspects are said to have ties to DESA, the company building an electric dam protested by the environmental activist.

Longshot Leicester City Win English Premiere League Title

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 6:00pm

In what's being hailed as a "miracle," Leicester City, a small club from central England that started the season at 5000-1 odds of winning the prestigious title, have clinched the trophy.

Trade Opponents Leak Documents They Say Show Corporate Influence

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 5:38pm

Environmentalists opposed to a US-EU trade deal say documents they leaked prove corporations have too much say. But EU officials say that's "flatly wrong."

2015 Saw A Decrease In Religious Freedom Around The World, Says Annual Report

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 5:23pm

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says the refugee crisis, political strife, and economic dislocation all contributed to a worldwide deterioration of religious freedom last year.

In Memphis, A Divide Over How To Remember A Massacre — 150 Years Later

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 4:28pm

On May 1, 1866, Memphis was home to a massacre that killed 46 African-Americans and injured many others. Now a historical marker shows an ongoing rift between white historians and black activists.

At Food World 'Oscars,' Category Sneakily Redefines All-American Cuisine

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 3:49pm

Most James Beard awards go to haute cuisine, but one prize recognizes classic neighborhood joints. And increasingly, the winners are immigrants whose cultures haven't yet dissolved in the melting pot.

Should The U.S. Reconsider Its Stand On Foreign Aid For Abortion Clinics?

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 3:35pm

The Zika epidemic has prompted renewed debate over the controversial Helms Amendment.

Was It Good, Bad, Or Ugly? Takes On Larry Wilmore's Jokes At Correspondents' Dinner

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 3:30pm

Some say the "Nightly Show" host utterly bombed his routine at Saturday's White House Correspondents Dinner. Others say he simply had a different crowd in mind.

'Mick Jagger' Of Auctions Recalls Life In High End Art Trade

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 3:26pm

Simon de Pury has been called both the Mick Jagger and the Peter Pan of auctions. Dealer, collector, curator, schmoozer, his clients include billionaires, rock stars and royalty. He dishes plenty about the art market in his new book, The Auctioneer, and he explains the rise and fall of his own auction house, Phillips de Pury.

Eugene V. Debs Museum Explores History Of American Socialism

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 3:26pm

Eugene Debs was the first major Democratic Socialist in American history, running for president five times in the early 1900s. NPR goes on a tour of his home in Terre Haute, Ind., ahead of that state's primary with Benjamin Kite, an avid Bernie Sanders supporter. Kite, one of the home's caretakers, says Debs laid the groundwork for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal, and likewise Bernie Sanders may be laying the groundwork for a major shift left in American politics.

Malia Obama's 'Gap Year' Highlights Growing Trend In U.S.

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 3:26pm

President Obama's daughter, Malia, is taking a year off before starting college in the fall. The so-called "gap year" before college has long been a staple — even a right of passage — in many other countries. NPR reports on the growing trend to defer freshman year to pursue other interests.

Leicester City Soccer Club Ends Miracle Season With Premier League Title

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 3:26pm

Leicester City soccer club has finally completed its miracle season with a Premier League title.




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