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Donald Trump Tells Supporters That He Won The Debate With Clinton

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:00am

Trump campaigned in the swing state of Florida following the debate with Hillary Clinton. He touted the favorable results of unscientific online tallies where debate watchers picked their favorites.

Ex-AIG CEO Maurice 'Hank' Greenberg Begins To Testify In Fraud Trial

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:00am

Hank Greenberg, who built the insurance giant, will be back on the witness stand. He and another former executive face charges they deceived investors in the years leading up to the financial crisis.

Who Sets The Price Of Oil? Wall Street Speculators?

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:00am

Members of our "Planet Money" team recently got into the oil business. They learned one of the most basic questions about the business is: who sets the price of oil? Speculators are often blamed.

Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:00am

A new study by researchers at Yale found that pre-K teachers, white and black alike, spend more time watching black boys, expecting trouble.

Sept. 11 Lawsuits Vote Today Could Be First Reversal Of An Obama Veto

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:58am

The bill would let victims' families of the Sept. 11 attacks sue Saudi Arabia for aiding or financing the attacks. The White House says the move could put U.S. interests and personnel at risk.

Alabama's Chief Justice Faces Ethics Charges For Second Time

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:56am

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was ousted on ethics charges in 2003 for defying a federal court order. On Wednesday he faces trial for defying the U.S. Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling.

How Does Molecular Action In The Brain Make Thoughts?

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:33am

The hope is that the connectome, a map of all neural connections, will somehow address how physical processes are connected with consciousness, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.

Shimon Peres, The Last Of Israel's Founding Fathers, Dies At 93

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 10:09pm

Peres served as prime minister three times, launched the country's nuclear program and won the Nobel Peace Prize. But his grandest goal, an Israel at peace with its Arab neighbors, eluded him.

Episode 726: Terms of the Debate

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 9:24pm

We made an audio glossary for the confusing economic jargon that came up during the first presidential debate.

Kaya Henderson On Education And Her Tenure As D.C. Schools Chancellor

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 8:25pm

Michel Martin interviews Kaya Henderson, who has served as chancellor for D.C. Public Schools for six years and will step down on Oct. 1.

Clinton-Trump Showdown Is Most-Watched Presidential Debate

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 6:48pm

An estimated 84 million people watched Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in their first debate Monday, according to TV ratings data from Nielsen, making it the most-watched debate ever.

New York Fertility Doctor Says He Created Baby With 3 Genetic Parents

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 5:30pm

The New York-based doctor has sparked praise and criticism by going to Mexico and using DNA of three adults to create a child for a couple from Jordan who lost two children to a genetic disorder.

Chill Out: Stress Can Override Benefits Of Healthy Eating

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 5:02pm

Stress takes a toll on our bodies. And a new study suggests stress can diminish the benefits of healthier food choices. But, experts say a range of strategies can help people cope with stress

Bronx Blast Kills 'Rising Star' Fire Battalion Chief

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 4:55pm

It happened after a passerby reported the smell of gas, in an area under investigation as a possible marijuana grow house. Michael Fahy served the department for 17 years and was a father of three.

Grace Coddington's 'Vogue' Photo Spreads Take You 'Into A Dream'

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 4:09pm

Coddington has worked at the American magazine for nearly 30 years. She says, "I feel kind of satisfied. ... If I die tomorrow, it's OK. I've done something in the field of fashion editing."

92 Percent Of The World's Population Breathes Substandard Air, WHO Says

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 3:52pm

The pollution levels have a staggering impact on health, according to the report, which says: "In 2012, one out of every nine deaths was the result of air pollution-related conditions."

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