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Global Plan To Streamline 'Use By' Food Labels Aims To Cut Food Waste

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 5:00am

Confusion over "sell by" and "use by" dates is one reason why billions of tons of food are tossed each year. A new global initiative of food giants, including Walmart and Nestle, aims to tackle that.

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Hopefully This Would Be Obvious: Don't Climb A Mountain In Your Underwear

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:44am

A 19-year-old man climbed the highest peak in Wales for charity but developed hypothermia on the way down. One reason was that he was only wearing underwear.

Update On Hurricane Maria

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

Hurricane Maria is hitting Puerto Rico this morning after rolling across the Caribbean and devastating parts of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Netflix Says No To 'The Upside Down' Bar

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

A pop-up bar in Chicago calls itself The Upside Down, named after a parallel universe in the Netflix show Stranger Things. Then Netflix's lawyer sent a cease and desist letter full of show references.

Republicans Try Again With Health Care Overhaul

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

Republican lawmakers are making another effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. We take a look at what the current proposal would do and its chances of being passed.

More Than 220 Killed In Mexico Earthquake

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

More than 220 people were killed by a powerful earthquake that struck Mexico Tuesday. It's the second earthquake in less than two weeks.

Sen. Chris Coons On Protecting Robert Mueller's Investigation

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

Mary Louise Kelly talks with Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware, who has introduced bipartisan legislation protecting Robert Mueller from being removed from his position by the White House.

Paralyzed Veterans Vs. Airlines

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

A rule to track and report how airlines take care of wheelchairs has been delayed for a year by the government. The group Paralyzed Veterans of America is suing to stop that delay.

Iran Takes The Spotlight At The U.N.

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

Wednesday the focus at the United Nations will be the nuclear deal with Iran, as the country's president will speak and world powers in the deal will meet. President Trump blasted the deal on Tuesday.

'I'm Really Scared Right Now': Bracing For Hurricane Maria

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

As Hurricane Maria veers toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, people there explain how they're preparing to weather the storm.

Cokie Roberts On The History Of The United Nations

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

As world leaders meet in New York this week, David Greene talks to commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listeners' questions about the history of the United Nations in our #AskCokie segment.

Film Chronicles The Road To The 2 Hour Marathon: It's 'Just 25 Seconds Away'

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

The documentary Breaking2 follows three elite runners as they attempt to break one of the most famous barriers in sport — maintaining 26.2 four-minute, 34-second miles.

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Quantity Of 'Skills' Doesn't Mean Quality In Amazon Echo's Alexa

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

Amazon Echo's Alexa has helped people do all sorts of tasks. Although Alexa now has more than 15,000 so-called "skills," critics say that many of Amazon's skills are low-quality.

Federal Reserve To 'Unwind' Holdings

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

David Greene talks with David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the Federal Reserve's plan to shrink its balance sheet.

Death Toll Rises After Mexican Earthquake

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

A powerful earthquake south of Mexico City has killed more than 200 people. Rescuers are working to dig out collapsed buildings and looking for survivors.

News Brief: Mexico Earthquake, Hurricane Maria, New GOP Health Care Effort

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

More than 200 people were killed in an earthquake in Mexico. Also, Molly Hennessy-Fiske of the LA Times is in Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria nears and the GOP is again trying to overhaul health care.

Visiting Angela Merkel's Home District

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:10am

Chancellor Angela Merkel's home district handed her party a stinging defeat in state elections last year. As the general election draws near, voters seem to have forgiven her refugee policy.

Once Teased For Her Love Of Bugs, 8-Year-Old Co-Authors Scientific Paper

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:29pm

Sophia Spencer was extremely fond of bugs, especially grasshoppers. Her peers didn't always appreciate her interest. Entomologists on Twitter, on the other hand, were huge fans of her passion.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Nicole Spencer)

Equifax Confirms Another 'Security Incident'

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 8:46pm

Equifax is already struggling to retain public trust after it waited at least a month to disclose a cyberattack that potentially impacted the personal information of millions of people.

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In Mexico City, Volunteers Rush To Clear Rubble After Earthquake

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 6:59pm

All Things Considered checks in on the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico on Tuesday. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with freelance journalist Natasha Pizzey.




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