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Want To Get An A? Better Know Your Words Backward And Forward

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:35am

For each question in this week's puzzle, you'll be given a word ending in the letter A. Anagram each of them to get a familiar word starting with A.

Deadly Opioid Overwhelms First Responders And Crime Labs in Ohio

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:35am

Carfentanil, a potent variation on fentanyl, is being blamed for a wave of opioid overdoses. In Cincinnati, the coroner, crime lab and first responders are struggling to keep up.

'Working' Then And Now: Studs Terkel's Book Interviews Resurface As Audio

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:35am

All this week on NPR, you'll hear the voices of people Studs Terkel interviewed in his book, Working. Among the interviews you'll hear this week are a telephone operator and hotel piano player.

Y La Bamba's Luz Elena Mendoza On Valuing One's Voice

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:35am

Mendoza says she's often felt caught between cultures. But she's learned to embrace multiple identities simultaneously — and it shows in her music.

First 2016 Presidential Debate Preview

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:35am

The first presidential debate of 2016 is Monday night in Hempstead, N.Y. It could be a major turning point in the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Donald Trump's Run Isn't Dampening Ohio Republican Senate Race

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:35am

Donald Trump's campaign is not weighing down Republican Senate candidates across the country as Democrats had initially hoped. In Ohio, the GOP Senate candidate has a big lead over the Democrat.

Sunday Sports: Baseball Season Stats

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:35am

As the baseball season enters the homestretch, Mike Pesca, host of The Gist podcast shares obscure baseball stats and somewhat dubious accomplishments with NPR's Rachel Martin.

King County In Seattle Wants To Open Legal Heroin Clinics To Combat Epidemic

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:35am

A Washington state county is floating the idea of supervised clinics where people can inject heroin. King County's health officer Jeff Duchin tells NPR's Rachel Martin why he thinks it's a good idea.

Talking Debate Strategy Before Monday Night

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:35am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with conservative commentator Beth Myers and Democratic strategist Bill Burton about what they will be watching for in the first presidential debate on Monday.

Father-Son's Carpool Karaoke Of 'Quando, Quando, Quando' Leads To Record Deal

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:35am

Ted McDermott struggles with Alzheimer's, but loves to sing. His son Simon recorded the two of them singing a Carpool Karaoke. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Simon.

What's Your Sign? Look Again, Says NASA

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:35am

If you rely on an insight from your daily horoscopes, you may have been looking at the wrong sign this whole time.

Facebook Group Launched To Combat KKK Presence In Pennsylvania Town

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:35am

Jaimi Hajzus was alarmed to learn that KKK fliers were dropped on lawns in her hometown of Coudersport, Pa. She tells NPR's Rachel Martin of a Facebook campaign to counter the hate group.

Lose Yourself In The Twisting, Turning Alleys Of 'Crooked Kingdom'

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 6:00am

Leigh Bardugo's followup to her steampunky heist tale Six of Crows follows teenage criminal mastermind Kaz and his ragged crew as they take revenge for a betrayal and deal with a dangerous drug.

Russian Hackers Doxxed Me. What Should I Do About It?

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 5:59am

NPR's David Welna was recently hacked by a pro-Kremlin website when he applied for press credentials in Ukraine. He's hardly alone. But it's an issue the U.S. government is reluctant to discuss.

A Harrowing, Mountain-Scaling Commute For Chinese Schoolkids

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 5:28am

To get to school, the children must trek as many as four hours up and down a 2,600-ft. mountainside, relying on rickety ladders. Their families see their education as a way out of poverty.

Live! From New York! It's Monday Night! And Possibly The Most-Watched Debate

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 5:00am

This campaign cycle's primary debates grew heated as the contests on each side became more competitive but those debates map pale in comparison to Monday's general election debate.

Donald Trump's Plan For America's Schools

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 5:00am

More choice, no Common Core, and a gutting of the U.S. Education Department.

Hillary Clinton's Plan For America's Students

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 5:00am

In advance of the first debate, a rundown of the Democratic presidential candidate's positions.

Is A 'Digital Detox' Vacation Right For You?

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 3:08am

Do we really need to unplug to ensure the most satisfying vacations? Anthropologist Barbara J. King returns from Yellowstone National Park with with a qualified "no."

Police Say Suspect In Washington State Mall Shooting In Custody

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 10:25pm

State authorities say they've captured the shooter who killed five people in a Burlington mall on Friday evening.

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