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Has Hillary Clinton Done Enough To Reach Out To Black Voters?

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

Steve Inskeep talks to Leslie Wimes, president of the Democratic African-American Women Caucus, who says Clinton's campaign needs to be in full panic mode about recruiting African-Americans voters.

Thomas Friedman On The Legacy Of Shimon Peres

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

A funeral was held on Friday for former Israeli president Shimon Peres. Steve Inskeep talks to New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, who shares memories of Israel's veteran statesman.

2016's Presidential Campaign Has Turned Into A Gender War

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

The first contest between major party male and female presidential candidates has inevitably made gender an issue in the campaign. Hillary Clinton is doing her best to use Donald Trump's public controversies to win over female voters.

Investigators In Hoboken Sift Through Wreckage Of Deadly Commuter Train Crash

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

Federal investigators in Hoboken, New Jersey, are trying to determine what happened on Thursday before a commuter train barreled through a station and crashed into a barrier. A young mother was killed by falling debris, about 100 other people were injured.

Netflix Film Documents White Helmet Volunteers Who Save Lives In Allepo

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

The Syria Civil Defense are volunteers who rescue Syrian citizens from the rubble, after airstrikes from government forces. Their work has earned them a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Man Behind Colombia's Peace Deal With Rebels Is Cheered By Some, Criticized By Others

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

Peace is finally coming to Colombia after more than 50 years of conflict with Marxist rebels. And much of the credit for the peace treaty is being given to a Bogota attorney who was the government's chief peace negotiator.

Israelis, World Leaders Say Goodbye To Shimon Peres

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

Mourners from around the world are in Jerusalem for the funeral of former president Shimon Peres. The U.S. delegation includes President Obama and former President Bill Clinton who will both speak.

Researchers Study Sugar's Effect On Bees

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

A study says that after bees got a jolt of sugar-water, they would fly faster toward a flower, have higher levels of dopamine and recover faster after being attacked.

Commuter Train Crash In Hoboken, N.J., Disrupts Commute Into Manhattan

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

Commuter train service at Hoboken Terminal has been restored following Thursday's New Jersey Transit rail crash. The city knows something about catastrophic events and their aftermath. Hoboken was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and 9/11 before that.

In Iowa And Elsewhere, White Working-Class Voters May Be Key To Victory

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

Barack Obama won Iowa twice — in part, because he did well with white working-class voters. This campaign season, as education and race have erupted as big fault lines, can a Democrat still win that demographic in Iowa?

Family Of Black Man Killed By Police In California Want Video Released

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

Relatives of a black man shot to death by police in El Cajon want cell phone video released. They say a still photo shows the moments just before the shooting but does not answer key questions.

FDA Approves The First Automated Insulin System For Type 1 Diabetes

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:00am

The new system joins a continuous glucose monitor with an insulin pump, which work together to keep blood sugar from going too high or too low. That will make it safer to sleep through the night.

A Storied Hong Kong Newspaper Feels The Heat From China

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 3:43am

Recently purchased by Chinese tech tycoon Jack Ma, the South China Morning Post, one of Hong Kong's premier newspapers, seems to be under pressure from mainland China, just like the city it serves.

A Swedish Curmudgeon Wins Hearts, On The Page, And Now On Screen

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 3:42am

Move over, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo — a grumpy man may soon take your place as America's favorite fictional Swede. The film adaptation of the best-seller A Man Called Ove is now coming to the U.S.

Man Pleads Guilty To Elaborate Kidnapping Initially Deemed A Hoax By Calif. Police

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 10:02pm

In court documents, 39-year-old Matthew Muller is identified as a former Marine who suffers from bipolar disorder. He is described as a Harvard-educated lawyer who was later disbarred.

Decades-Old Housing Discrimination Case Plagues Donald Trump

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 9:22pm

In the 1970s, the U.S. Department of Justice sued Donald Trump, his father and Trump Managment alleging the Trumps engaged in racial discrimination at their properties.

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