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2017 Physics Nobel Prize Honors Work On Gravitational Waves; Win For U.S. Team

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:59am

The 2017 Nobel Prize in physics is being split between three physicists who are part of the LIGO Collaboration that detected gravitational waves for the first time in 2015.

Paris Residents Reject Mayor's Idea To Rid The City Of Pigeons

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:31am

The mayor wanted to bring in three falcons and two hawks to scare the pigeons off. About 20,000 people have signed a petition to keep the birds of prey away.

Morning News Brief: Las Vegas Shooting, Puerto Rico Relief

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:00am

There are still more questions than there are answers about why a gunmen opened fire at a country music festival. And, President Trump sees first hand how Puerto Rico is recovering after Maria.

2017 Nobel Prize In Physics

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:00am

The 2017 Nobel Prize in physics will be announced on Tuesday. The smart money is on Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barrish for the detection of gravitation waves, but that's certainly not a given.

Calif. Special Education Teacher Was Killed In Las Vegas Shooting

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:00am

Sandy Casey, 35, was a special education teacher at Manhattan Beach Middle School, south of Los Angeles. She was attending the concert with her fiancé Christopher Willemse.

Young Las Vegas Woman, Like Others, Ran To Escape Shooter

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to Nicole Ruffino, a Las Vegas resident who went to Sunday's country music concert with friends. She was there when the shooting began and describes what it was like.

Why President Trump Has Exclusive Authority To Order A Nuclear Strike

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:00am

There is not a single check built in the nuclear launch protocols. We examine a system that leaves virtually no room for debate, and at why some are saying more checks are needed.

President Trump To Assess Hurricane Relief Efforts In Puerto Rico

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump is expected to take a helicopter ride over parts of the island that were demolished by the storm. Aid workers privately hope he doesn't stay too long and disrupt relief operations.

What Does The Term 'Lone Wolf' Really Mean?

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:00am

As more information comes to light about the Las Vegas gunman responsible for more than 50 deaths, Steve Inskeep talks to to Dr. Paul Gill, an expert on the "lone wolf" phenomenon.

Nevada Gun Laws

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep and NPR's Joseph Shapiro examine Nevada's gun Laws.

Trying To Make Sense Of The Tragic Shooting In Las Vegas

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:00am

NPR's Steve Inskeep visits the area of Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas, where more than 50 people died.

Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer Tom Petty Dies At 66

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:00am

Singer-songwriter Tom Petty's songs celebrated defiance and a strong-will — such as: "Refugee," "American Girl," "Breakdown," and "Won't Back Down."

Tech Companies Urge Congress To Help DREAMers

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:00am

A Senate committee holds a hearing on the fate of DACA recipients. Tech industry insiders say they're not optimistic the Senate will move on a bill. A business coalition pushes alternate strategies.

Post Hurricanes: Holyoke, Mass., Prepares For Influx Of Puerto Ricans

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:00am

Large numbers of Puerto Rican families are expected to come to the U.S. mainland. Per capita, Holyoke, Mass., is home to the largest population of Puerto Ricans living in the continental U.S.

Counselors In Las Vegas Lend An Ear To Those Who Want To Talk

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:00am

Volunteer counselors and therapists are reaching out to people who were on the scene of the deadly shooting in Las Vegas.

Navy Veteran Survives Afghanistan, But Dies In Las Vegas Shooting

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:00am

Christopher Roybal was one of the dozens of people killed during a mass shooting at a country music concert in Las Vegas Sunday night. The 28-year-old Navy veteran served in Afghanistan.

Supreme Court To Weigh In On Extreme Partisan Gerrymandering

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:00am

At issue is drawing state legislative and congressional districts to maximize and perpetuate the power of the incumbent party. Is there any constitutional limit to leveraging that partisan advantage?

This Supreme Court Case Could Radically Reshape Politics

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:00am

Wisconsin Republicans lost the 2012 election overall but won 60 percent of the legislative seats. They did it through extreme partisan gerrymandering. The court will weigh how far is too far.

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