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Channeling Sinatra? Trump Says He Has Regrets, But Too Few To Mention

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 4:00am

Do Donald Trump's comments about regret signal a new phase in the phenomenon? They might as easily be heard as a variation on what Trump has sounded from the beginning: Same song, different verse.

Louisiana Residents Stunned By Flood Losses

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 3:44am

The emergency food stamp process is only on surnames from A to D. Rachel Moriarty must try to hold out. Al McGee is grateful for his son-in-law's clean-up labor: "It's meant the world to me."

As Residents Slept, Quake Leveled Buildings In Several Italian Towns

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 11:07pm

The quake struck just after 3:30 a.m. and was felt across a broad section of central Italy, including Rome where people in homes in the historic center felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks.

Berkeley's Soda Tax Appears To Cut Consumption Of Sugary Drinks

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 6:49pm

According to a new study, the nation's first soda tax succeeded in cutting consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. But there's uncertainty about whether the effect will be permanent.

Zika Images Show 'Worst Brain Infections That Doctors Will Ever See'

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 5:39pm

Babies born with small heads are "just the tip of the iceberg" of what Zika does to a fetus's brain, says Dr. Deborah Levine, a contributor to a new study.

'The Terror Years' Traces The Rise Of Al-Qaida And ISIS

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 5:12pm

Lawrence Wright's new book collects his essays for The New Yorker on the growth of terrorism in the Middle East, from the 9/11 attacks to the recent beheadings of journalists and aid workers.


Tue, 08/23/2016 - 5:04pm

The Toronto improvisational band is known for collaborations with Ghostface Killah and Tyler, the Creator. Watch a video of "Speaking Gently."

Pennsylvania Trump Supporters Grapple With Their Candidate's Rough Summer

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 4:58pm

In central Pennsylvania, a farm family, the CEO of a small paper mill and a student at Penn State University — all Trump supporters — weigh in on the candidate's claim of potential voter fraud.

Mike Pence Got His Hair Cut At A Black Barbershop And This Happened

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 4:52pm

The GOP vice presidential candidate dropped into a Pennsylvania barbershop to get a haircut Thursday. The barber wasn't quite sure who he was.

California Firefighters Contain Blue Cut Fire, Grapple With Other Blazes

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 4:39pm

Crews surrounded the San Bernardino County fire Tuesday. Meanwhile, multiple wildfires continue to bedevil crews, including one near a historic estate built by William Randolph Hearst.

Controversy Erupts In Russia Over Report On Female Genital Mutilation

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 4:30pm

It's the first systematic documentation of the practice in the republic of Dagestan. Reactions from a mufti, a priest and a rabbi have sparked a charged debate.

Clinton Foundation To Drastically Shrink If Hillary Clinton Is Elected

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 4:23pm

The foundation would give up its most recognizable parts, including its major global health and wellness programs.

Gang Rape Of Aid Workers In South Sudan Is A Turning Point

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 3:49pm

The country faces one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. But the brutal rape has left aid agencies wondering whether to pull out their foreign staff.

Many Baton Rouge Area Schools Remain Closed Due To Flood Damage

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 3:42pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to Rick Wentzel, superintendent of the Livingston Parish School District in Baton Rouge, La., about how the flooding has affected back to school plans. Fifteen of the 46 schools in Wentzel's district were flooded, eight with extensive damage. He does not yet know when they will be opening.

Radio Rookies: Reformed Catcaller Explores Roots Of Street Harassment

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 3:42pm

Growing up, Jared Marcelle watched as older men catcalled women in his Brooklyn neighborhood. He thought it was normal, so as a teenager Marcelle and his friends became those guys. But now he's changed.

New Residential Towers Bring Big Changes To New York's Skyline

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 3:42pm

The New York skyline is undergoing big changes with more than a dozen super tall residential towers going up now. Many of the global ultra-rich who buy these apartments spend just a fraction of the year in them. Critics say they're paying a much lower tax rate than full-time New York residents. But defenders say these luxury buildings support a lot of good jobs and contribute to the local economy.

Persistent Drought Kills Millions Of Trees In California Forests

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 3:42pm

Years of drought have strained California's forests, killing millions of trees and fueling wildfires.

Obama Visits Flood Ravaged Baton Rouge, La.

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 3:42pm

President Obama travels to flood ravaged Baton Rouge, La., on Tuesday, just days after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump paid a visit.

Syrian Regime Area Residents Suffer Amid Deadly Rebel Offensive

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 3:42pm

Syrian regime attacks like the one that wounded an Aleppo boy in images last week have been commonplace. But recently rebels are attacking civilians on the government side of town as well.

FBI To Release Thousands More Documents In Clinton Email Probe

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 3:42pm

Thousands more emails from Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state could be released just weeks before the November election.




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