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Americans For Prosperity's Tim Phillips On Trump's Budget Proposal

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:12am

President Trump's new budget plan sets up a fight between Trump's populists and small-government advocates. Steve Inskeep talks with Tim Phillips of the Koch-associated group Americans for Prosperity.

You're Not Even Safe From Bears In The Water

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:12am

Brad Meck of Pennsylvania noticed a black object in the water while fishing. It was a baby bear. Meck pulled the bear into his boat and it just sat quietly. He dropped the bear off on land.

Not As Much Of A Tongue-Twister

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:12am

Woodchucks pose a danger to gardens in Wisconsin, so the state proposed a hunting season. How many woodchucks could a woodchuck hunter hunt if a woodchuck hunter could hunt woodchucks?

Computer Wins Again In Chinese Game Of Go

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:12am

Google's AlphaGo program has won two games against Chinese player Ke Jie in the game of go, which has billions of possible moves and had been hard for computers to play.

Morning News Brief: Reporter Body Slammed, U.S. Assesses Civilians Killed In Airstrike

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:12am

A Montana GOP House candidate has been charged with assaulting a reporter. Also, the Pentagon reports on a U.S. airstrike that killed scores of civilians in Mosul, and the latest on Manchester.

How Elections Influence Judges

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:12am

Social science research looks at the relationship between how judges rule and how they are influenced by election campaigns.

Trump Meets NATO Officials In Brussels

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:12am

President Trump once called NATO "obsolete." He's since reversed that, but still thinks NATO countries should spend more on their militaries. He meets with NATO members Thursday in Belgium.

Pentagon Announces Results Of Investigation Into Civilians Killed In U.S. Airstrike

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:12am

The Pentagon is expected to announce the results of its investigation into an airstrike in Mosul, Iraq earlier this year that killed scores of civilians.

Chef Calls 'Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat' The 4 Elements Of Good Cooking

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:12am

Chef Samin Nosrat talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about what she calls the four essentials of good cooking. Nosrat's new cookbook is called Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat.

United Airlines Has Happy Shareholders, Unhappy Workers

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:12am

United Airlines' shareholders don't seem too worried about the long-term impact of a passenger being violently dragged off a plane. But workers for United's contractors are protesting low wages.

British Police Say Manchester Bomber Was Part Of A Larger Network

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:12am

U.K. law enforcement continues to expand its investigation of the Manchester bombing, and says the bomber likely was part of a larger network.

What It's Like To Live In A Small, Rural, Politically Divided Town

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:12am

Politics in Haines, Alaska — population 2,500 — has grown intensely bitter lately, reflecting the volume and heat of national politics.

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At 43, Goodwill Helped Her Get A High School Diploma

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:12am

Most American adults have finished high school. For those who haven't, wages are rock bottom and the unemployment rate is more than 7 percent. That's why Goodwill opened a charter school for adults.

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Should The Police Control Their Own Body Camera Footage?

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:00am

There is a growing perception that body cameras, now generating millions of hours of footage, are there less to keep tabs on police, and more to keep tabs on the public.

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Girl Dragged Into Water By Sea Lion Treated For 'Seal Finger' Infection

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 2:53am

The Canadian girl received a superficial wound and is being treated for a possible bacterial infection. Marine life experts warned she could be at risk for a rare infection known as seal finger.

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Republican's Altercation With Reporter Shakes Up Montana Race On Eve Of Voting

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 8:25pm

Montana voters fill their one seat in the U.S. House on Thursday, which was vacated by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. It's an unexpectedly close race in this heavily Republican state.

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Boom Time Again For U.S. Oil Industry, Thanks To OPEC

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 5:46pm

The oil industry is coming out of a two-year slump after OPEC cut production. In oil-rich North Dakota, there are more energy jobs than available workers and local businesses are seeing a revival.

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Eating Chocolate, A Little Each Week, May Lower The Risk Of A Heart Flutter

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 5:30pm

The latest evidence that a chocolate habit may lower your risk of heart disease: A study finds people who ate small amounts of chocolate several times a week had a lower risk of atrial fibrillation.

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Trump Wants Families On Food Stamps To Get Jobs. The Majority Already Work

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 5:14pm

Some 55 percent of families with kids on SNAP have jobs — they just don't earn enough to live on. Many states where reliance on SNAP is heaviest voted overwhelmingly for Trump last November.

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CBO Releases Score For House-Approved American Health Care Act

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 4:50pm

The Congressional Budget Office gave its projections Wednesday on the costs and impact of the version of the American Health Care Act passed by the House earlier this month.

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