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British Village Under Attack By Swans

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 5:58am

Since swans have enjoyed royal protection for more than 800 years, there's not a lot locals can do. Some villagers are fending off the swans with hoses, according to Metro UK.

Intel Discloses Diversity Data, Challenges Tech Industry To Follow Suit

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 5:00am

Intel is revealing more details about its diversity goals — the ones the chipmaker has met and failed to meet — than any other Silicon Valley giant to date.

How Engaged Are Young Voters In The 2016 Presidential Election?

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

Renee Montagne talks to Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University, about New Hampshire millennials.

Art World Captivated By 'Fake Rothko' Trial

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

The chairman of Sotheby's is suing a gallery that sold him a fake Mark Rothko painting. That trial is underway in Manhattan. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Noah Charney, author of The Art of Forgery.

With Sanctions Lifted, Iranians Wait For A New Day

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

After landing in Tehran, Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep shares his initial impressions of Iran — just weeks after Western powers lifted crippling economic sanctions.

GOP Presidential Candidates Put Iowa Behind Them And Court N.H. Voters

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

As the presidential campaign turns to New Hampshire, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are trying to build on their momentum from Iowa. After a humbling defeat, Donald Trump is trying to prove he's resilient with a return to his raucous rallies.

Obama To Make His First Visit As President To A U.S. Mosque

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

Renee Montagne talks to Peter Manseau, author of "One Nation, Under Gods: A New American History," about President Obama's engagement of Americans of different faiths. On Wednesday, the president visits a mosque in Baltimore.

Morris Robinson's Circuitous Route To The Operatic Stage

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

You don't often think of football and opera in the same sentence, but singer Morris Robinson started out on the football field during college and has ended up onstage. He explains how he went from offensive lineman to stentorian bass.

Turkey Contributes To Migrants Overwhelming Greece, Ambassador Says

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

Greece is the first stop for many migrants coming from the Middle East. Renee Montagne talks to Christos Panagopoulos, Greece's ambassador to the U.S. about E.U. to try to curb the flow of migrants.

Thousands Of Foreign Fighters Still Join ISIS Despite Visible Defeats

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

ISIS has lost a lot of territory but that hasn't translated into a loss of supporters. The reason: the group has convinced its followers that defeat is part of a larger plan.

House Panel To Hold First Hearings Into Flint's Water Crisis

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

Investigations are being conducted into how Flint's drinking water was contaminated with lead. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Keith Creagh, interim head of Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality.

American Football Catches On In China; League Champion Crownded

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

In advance of this weekend's Super Bowl, we're going to look at another football championship game — this one in China. A grass roots football league has sprouted there in recent years and the title game was held between two Shanghai teams, the Nighthawks and the Warriors.

Convicted Killer In Podcast 'Serial' To Ask For A New Trial In Baltimore Hearing

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

The true-crime podcast "Serial" became a public radio sensation telling the story of a suburban Baltimore murder. In a hearing Wednesday, the man convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend is getting a chance to present new evidence.

Clinton, Sanders Focus On New Hampshire Ahead Of Next Week's Primary

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are in New Hampshire coming off the heels of the Iowa caucuses — Clinton won by the narrowest of margins.

Nonprofit's Rescue Ship Prowls Waters Between Greece And Turkey Looking For Migrants

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

Thousands of migrants land daily on Greece' shores seeking asylum in Europe. Hundreds don't make it, drowning during the perilous sea voyage. Volunteers, with private rescue boats, are trying to save migrants.

From Football To Opera: Singer Morris Robinson Takes Center Stage

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

Once Morris Robinson dreamed of fame on the football field. Now, he's moving audiences across the world with the power of his voice, and changing the face of opera.

American Football Catches On In China; League Champion Crowned

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:11am

In advance of Sunday's Super Bowl, we're going to look at another football championship game. A grass roots football league in China is gaining fans. The title game was held between 2 Shanghai teams.

Super Bowl 50's Quarterbacks: So Talented And So Different

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:02am

For Frank Deford, the best football games are those played with two star quarterbacks, because football needs quarterbacks.

California Exchange Chief Rips UnitedHealth For Obamacare Excuses

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:00am

Covered California's executive director, Peter Lee, said UnitedHealth Group Inc. made its own mistakes on rates and networks that led to a $475 million loss on individual policies in 2015.

Obama Asks Congress For More Money To Fight Opioid Drug Abuse

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 10:44pm

The president asked for hundreds of millions of dollars, most of which would expand treatment opportunities. Officials say countless people want to get clean but programs have no slots open.

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