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First Mention: Marco Rubio Campaigns For Bob Dole

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 3:17pm

The "First Mention" feature tackles presidential politics as we reveal that Marco Rubio was first heard on NPR campaigning for Robert Dole in 1996.

Illinois Newspaper Reporters Gauge Political Climate Ahead Of Primary

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 3:17pm

Next Tuesday, voters in Illinois will have their say in the presidential primary campaigns. NPR's Ari Shapiro and Kelly McEvers talk with Illinois newspaper reporters, Mike Riopell of the Daily Herald and Mike Fitzgerald of the Belleville News-Democrat, to gauge the political temperature there.

Republican Senators Give Ted Cruz The Cold Shoulder

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 3:17pm

Ted Cruz hopes he can grab the GOP nomination away from Donald Trump, but he is widely disliked by his own colleagues in the Senate and has had a hard time getting endorsements from fellow Senate Republicans. NPR explores what's behind all the bad blood.

From Television To '10 Cloverfield Lane,' A Composer Plays With Surprise — And Luck

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 3:17pm

When a film starts, "you have anywhere from two to 10 seconds to get the audience's attention," score writer Bear McCreary says. He gained this and other advice from his mentor, whom he met by chance.

Tedeschi Trucks Band On World Cafe

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 3:17pm

Hear the 12-member band perform powerful and expansive songs from its new album, Let Me Get By.

Presidential Candidates Back Away From Supporting Free Trade

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 3:17pm

The issue of trade has been an important dividing line within both parties this year. Democratic and Republican candidates are backing away from supporting free trade amid voter concerns and a rising tide of populism.

Slain American Tourist Puts Spotlight On Stabbing Attacks In Israel

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 3:17pm

The latest Palestinian stabbing attacks on Israelis are getting increased public and political attention.

Leaked Documents Reveal Information About ISIS Recruits

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 3:09pm

The German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung obtained a trove of digitized documents, which lists information about ISIS recruits from around the world. The paper's foreign editor says the documents reveal new insights into the bureaucracy of the terrorist group.

Hospitals Adapt ERs To Meet Patient Demand For Routine Care

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 3:01pm

Many Floridians and other Americans turn to the ER for problems that aren't emergencies, a poll suggests, even though the experience can be unpleasant. Some ERs are striving to change their image.

How Best To Test For Zika Virus?

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 1:45pm

Getting an accurate diagnosis is a big hurdle in the current outbreak of Zika virus. There are three kinds of tests for Zika, and each has problems. Scientists are working hard to improve diagnosis.

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