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Longtime Progressive Activist Tom Hayden Dies At 76

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 7:19am

Hayden was a radical anti-war activist in the '60s, and was famously prosecuted in the Chicago Seven conspiracy trial. He later became a politician and always remained an advocate for liberal causes.

World Waits For Bob Dylan To Acknowledge His Nobel

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 6:04am

Bob Dylan, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, has yet to recognize the honor. The continuing silence prompted a member of the Nobel committee to call Dylan "impolite and arrogant."

House Top 40: Flipping Control Still A Tough Task For Democrats

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 6:00am

Even with scandals from Donald Trump and a growing Hillary Clinton lead nationwide, Democrats aren't seeing the wave yet that they need to win back control of the House of Representatives.

Letter To The Editor Leads To Yoga Pant Parade

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 5:14am

A male reader of the Barrington Times in Rhode Island wrote in complaining about yoga pants. To protest his letter, hundreds of people in yoga pants streamed past his house.

What Are The Main Reasons Teachers Call It Quits?

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 5:00am

Teachers in the U.S. flee the profession at rates higher than other developed nations. Often, the reasons have little to do with pay, parents or students.

Politics In The News: Election Day Countdown

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 4:03am

With just two weeks until Election Day, David Greene talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Jonah Goldberg of the National Review about the bitterly divisive Trump-Clinton showdown.

New Guidelines To Prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Released

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 4:03am

The American Academy of Pediatrics has new advice out for parents to protect babies from sudden infant death syndrome, also known as SIDS.

Cubs Fans Celebrate Team's First World Series Appearance In 71 Years

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 4:03am

It has been more than a century since the Chicago Cubs last won a World Series. They meet the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 on Tuesday. Long suffering Cubs fans hope this is finally their year.

As U.S.-Cuba Ties Normalize, Cubans Fear End Of Special Migrant Status

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 4:03am

Florida is seeing a surge of Cuban migrants desperate to make the dangerous sea crossing. They fear an end to current U.S. immigration policy, which gives Cubans who reach U.S. land special status.

Mark Twain Prize: Bill Murray Accepts Nation's Top Humor Award

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 4:03am

Bill Murray received the 2016 Mark Twain Prize Sunday evening at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He was gently roasted by friends and fellow comics, and he was droll and deadpan and heartfelt.

'Planet Money' Finds The Most Expensive Voter In America

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 4:03am

Nothing has been normal about this presidential election — including ad spending. Donald Trump early on spent no money. Now he and Hillary Clinton have been targeting some unusual places.

AT&T-Time Warner Proposed Merger Is Compared To Comcast Deal

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 4:03am

The AT&T-Time Warner merger proposal is reminiscent of the massive joining of Comcast and NBC Universal five years ago. Analysts say the Comcast deal remains controversial.

France Begins Evicting Thousands Of Migrants From 'The Jungle'

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 4:03am

The refugee camp known as the jungle is located in the northern port city of Calais. Police have started evacuating thousands of migrants from the camp, and they're not happy about leaving.

Aid Workers Worry About Civilians Trapped In Mosul

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 4:03am

Renee Montagne talks to Save the Children's Ruaridh Villar about what he's seeing and hearing from Iraqis fleeing Mosul and the surrounding areas following the offensive against the Islamic State.

Atlantic Editor On Acrimony In U.S.: 'I Have To Imagine That It Actually Gets Worse'

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 3:39am

Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic's new editor, tells NPR about the magazine's unexpected endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president and anti-Semitic tweets directed at him and other journalists.

Out Of This World: How Artists Imagine Planets Yet Unseen

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 3:38am

When astronomers spot a new planet that's too far away to be seen in detail, they work with artists to depict it. Space artists say they have a lot of freedom, but have to be careful, too.

Getting Dental Care Can Be A Challenge For People With Disabilities

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 3:37am

People with serious disabilities and their caregivers often struggle to find dentists who have the ability and desire to take care of their teeth. Cost is another issue.

Waste, Families Left Behind As Nuclear Plants Close

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 3:36am

The Fort Calhoun nuclear plant in Nebraska shuts down Monday, 17 years ahead of schedule. It is just the latest U.S. nuclear plant to close because it can't compete with other cheaper energy.

So, Which Is It: Bigly Or Big-League? Linguists Take On A Common Trumpism

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 6:54pm

If you've followed the 2016 presidential election, you've probably heard Donald Trump say it: "bigly." Or is that "big-league"? We asked linguists settle the score — and offer a little context, too.

Why Does This Election Have Us So Down? Social Science May Have An Answer

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 4:43pm

U.S. politics have long been marked by disagreement and even rancor. But 2016 feels worse than usual. NPR's Hidden Brain podcast offers one explanation why, from deep in our psychological frameworks.




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