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Survivors Present Recommendations On How To End Human Trafficking

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Evelyn Chumbow, a survivor of human trafficking, about the report she and other survivors put together for the U.S. government with their recommendations for how to stem human trafficking in the U.S.

Obama Criticizes Trump's 'Rigged' Election Claims Alongside Italian Leader

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 3:31pm

President Obama took Donald Trump to task Tuesday for suggesting the U.S. election might be "rigged." Obama spoke at a White House news conference, alongside Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Demographic Changes Spark Debate Over Immigration In Nevada

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 3:31pm

Major demographic changes are driving contentious debates over immigration in Washoe County, Nevada, this year. Voters there represent both sides of deep divisions the campaign has exposed.

7 Insurers Alleged To Have Discrimated Against HIV Patients

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 3:19pm

The plans sought to discourage costly HIV patients by not including their drugs on approved lists or by requiring substantial cost sharing, a Harvard Law School group says in federal complaints.

Get Ready For Halloween By Watching The Moon's 'Occultation' Tonight

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 2:14pm

During the rare event, the waning gibbous moon will pass over the huge, bright orange star of Aldebaran. It'll be visible across large portions of the south and northeastern United States.

NPR Sees Large Ratings Increase

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 1:57pm

Across the board, NPR's multi-platform journalism has seen a tremendous audience growth. NPR's radio broadcasts, podcasts, and digital reporting have all reached new heights in 2016.

On Twitter, Africans Mock U.S. Elections, Joking Of Sanctions

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 1:42pm

The U.S. often chastises African states on elections that are less than free and fair. With Donald Trump claiming the U.S. vote could be rigged, Africans are taking to social media to turn the tables.

After ISIS, People From Mosul Fear What May Come Next

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 1:24pm

Iraqis from Mosul expect chaos when ISIS is pushed out. In 13 years of war, when the army and its U.S. ally have taken control of cities, the military victories were squandered amid sectarian feuding.

Internet Mourns Apparent Death Of Pedals, A Real Stand-Up Bear

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 1:17pm

Pedals was a wild black bear with injured forepaws, who stood and walked on his hind legs. State officials say he appears to have been a casualty of this year's bear hunt.

Call For Action From A Survivor Of Trafficking (Yes, It Happens To Men)

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 1:09pm

Ronny Marty talks about his experience — and the report he helped write as a member of the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking.

Fox News Anchor Takes The Moderator's Chair For Next Debate

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 12:52pm

Fox News's Chris Wallace will moderate Wednesday's presidential debate, marking a first for the network.

Farmers, Antitrust Activists Are Worried That Big Ag Is Only Getting Bigger

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 12:41pm

Five of the six largest agrochemical chemical companies are currently involved in mergers that may lead to four companies controlling the basics that farmers use to grow food globally.

How Sword & Plough Uses Military Surplus — And Hires Vets — To Grow Its Business

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 12:40pm

An active military officer and CEO, Emily Núñez Cavness works to reuse military surplus to create bags and other accessories.

Why Worries About Paperless Voting Loom Larger This Year

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 12:34pm

In tight elections, the loser often calls for a recount. But recounting ballots might not be easy in states that use paperless machines — including the presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania.

Goldman Sachs Profit Surges

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 12:33pm

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with The Wall Street Journal's Jason Bellini about what's behind the bank's strong earnings report.

President Obama To Donald Trump: 'Stop Whining'

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 12:31pm

Obama said that the GOP nominee's claims that the election will be rigged threaten to undermine American democracy and show that he's not able to handle the pressures of the Oval Office.

New Negativland Album Comes With A Bag Of A Band Member's Remains

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 12:24pm

The forthcoming album from the experimental rock band comes with a plastic bag containing 2 grams of Don Joyce's cremated remains.

New Album Offers A Varied Introduction To 'Queen of Gospel' Mahalia Jackson

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 12:23pm

In the 1940s and '50s, Jackson was the most famous gospel singer in the world. A new record, Moving On Up A Little Higher, presents never-released tracks from that era. Critic Milo Miles has a review.

Mary Oliver Issues A Full-Throated Spiritual Autobiography In 'Upstream'

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 12:23pm

Oliver's latest collection of essays reflect the author's passion for nature and literature. Critic Maureen Corrigan says Upstream presents a portrait of a visionary poet — and a "tough old broad."

Kidnapped, Then Forced Into The Sideshow: The True Story Of The Muse Brothers

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 12:23pm

Journalist Beth Macy talks about George and Willie Muse, black albino brothers who were born in the Jim Crow South and were forced to become circus freaks. Her new book, Truevine, retells their story.




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