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Why A Silicon Valley Billionaire Wants To Put Gawker Out Of Business

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

Gawker's Nick Denton is at the eye of the storm as his media company faces legal threats financed by a Silicon Valley billionaire.

Union Voters In Ohio Are Not Satisfied With The Choice: Clinton Or Trump

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

Trade is a motivating issue for many union members, and Donald Trump has made that a hallmark of his campaign rhetoric. That's weighing on the minds of union voters, even long-time Democrats.

Trial To Start For Another Police Officer Charged In Freddie Gray Case

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

The Baltimore officer facing the most serious charges in the death of Freddie Gray goes on trial on Thursday. Caesar Goodson drove the van in which Gray apparently suffered a fatal spinal injury.

If Elected President, Would Trump Put His Investments In A Blind Trust?

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

Most presidents have tried to avoid conflicts by putting their investments in a blind trust. That only works for paper wealth, but Donald Trump wouldn't be like past presidents.

Journalist Says Supporters Of Philippine President-Elect Threaten Her Online

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

David Greene talks to journalist Raissa Robles about President-elect Dutert's comments that some journalists, who were killed deserved to die, and what the comment means to Philippine press freedom.

Teen Listener Presents His Version Of The 'Morning Edition' Theme

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

The theme submitted by 16-year-old Curtis Sun of Cincinnati, Ohio, has an ethereal, ambient feel and looks back to the 35th anniversary celebration of Morning Edition.

Ex-CIA Spy Says She Is To Be Extradited To Italy To Serve Prison Sentence

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to former CIA agent Sabrina de Sousa, who was convicted in absentia of having a role in the extraordinary rendition of an Islamist from a Milan street in 2003.

Not Always A 'Thunderbolt': The Evolution Of LGBT Rights Under Obama

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:02am

Much has changed during the Obama administration — including the legalization of same-sex marriage. The president praised that Supreme Court decision, but activists have not always applauded him.

Bashar Assad's Defiance Points To A Syrian Peace Effort In Tatters

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 3:48am

The Syrian president says he'll take back "every inch" of his ravaged country. It's the latest sign that U.S. efforts to find a diplomatic resolution are failing.

Legal Medical Abortions Are Up In Texas, But So Are DIY Pills From Mexico

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 3:47am

Women seeking an abortion in restrictive Texas now often pick the medical version, thanks to FDA rules making it easier. Others seek cheaper pills in Mexico, and aren't getting guidance from a doctor.

This Med School Teaches Health Policy Along With The Pills

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 3:47am

First-year medical students are usually busy studying lots of basic science and medicine. One medical school is making a point of schooling them on how health care delivery affects their patients.

Stanford Tops Federal List With 5 Sexual Violence Investigations

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 6:57pm

Just before the Brock Turner case sparked fresh outrage, a federal agency issued its latest list of inquiries into how sexual assault allegations are handled on U.S. campuses.

Invisibilia Season Two Party: Live!

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 6:45pm

Lulu, Hanna and Alix will entertain you with party games, cinematic shadow puppetry, celebrity guests, music interludes and dance moves.

In Texas, Strict Laws On Clinics Drive Demand For Abortion Pill

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 6:35pm

The abortion pill is booming in Texas. Since the FDA loosened restrictions, more women are circumventing strict state laws on Texas abortion clinics by taking the pill as an alternative to surgery.

Invisibilia Season Two Party: Live!

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 5:44pm

Lulu, Hanna and Alix will entertain you with party games, cinematic shadow puppetry, celebrity guests, music interludes and dance moves.

Fossils Suggest That Island Life Shrank Our 'Hobbit' Relatives

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 5:39pm

Scientists say tiny bones dating back 700,000 years on the Indonesian island of Flores shine new light on how these mysterious, 3-foot-tall creatures got that way.

Episode 536: The Future Of Work Looks Like A UPS Truck

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:58pm

Technology means that no matter what job you have — whether you're alone in a truck on an empty road or sitting in a cubicle in front of a computer — your company can now track everything you do.

Drone Taxis? Nevada To Allow Testing Of Passenger Drone

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:30pm

A Chinese company called EHang and the State of Nevada are partnering to test the EHang 184, which can carry a single passenger.

Mass Shooting In Tel Aviv Leaves 3 Dead, Several Wounded

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:11pm

Israeli police says two gunmen who shot shoppers at a popular open-air market were apprehended. Both are Palestinian men in their 20s.

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