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FCC To Vote On Controverisal Set-Top-Box Plan

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote Thursday on a proposal to free you from having to rent your set-top box in order to watch cable TV. But the idea is not without controversy.

The Scandal That Envelops Wells Fargo Keeps Growing

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf goes before the House Financial Services Committee on Thursday to further respond to questions about the misuse of customer accounts. Former employees are suing the bank.

Early Voting Begins In The Battle Ground State Of Iowa

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

Iowa starts early voting on Thursday and within a few weeks, millions of Americans will be casting early ballots. The rise of early voting has changed how campaigns operate.

Intense Unrest Follows Protests Against Zimbabwe's Longtime President

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

The southern African nation of Zimbabwe is facing its most intense unrest in years. We examine what's fueling the anger, and the rising opposition against President Robert Mugabe.

U.S.-Saudi Relations Appear To Enter A New Phase

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

The vote to override Obama's veto of a Sept. 11 lawsuit bill pits lawmakers from both parties against Saudi Arabia. On the other hand, the Senate has cleared the way for arms sales to the kingdom.

Breaking With Tradition, Ariz. Paper Backs Democrat Hillary Clinton

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

The Arizona Republic has endorsed a Democrat for president for the first time in 126 years. Steve Inskeep talks to Nicole Carroll, editor of the paper, about why they are backing Hillary Clinton.

Flawed Research Tool Leads To Faulty Medical Findings

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:00am

Just as natural antibodies help your body find and fight microbial invaders, tailored research antibodies let scientists target and study cancer cells. But too many are poorly made, scientists say.

Stakes Grow Higher In The Cat-Bird Wars

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:54am

A new book — and an extraordinary backlash to it — has put poison, predator cats and at-risk wildlife front and center, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.

'Cup Noodles' Turns 45: A Closer Look At The Revolutionary Ramen Creation

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:48am

Today instant ramen is consumed in at least 80 countries around the world and even considered popular currency in American prisons.

Hip Hop And Superheroes Inspire 'Luke Cage' Showrunner Cheo Coker

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:35am

Cheo Coker was a well-respected journalist chronicling hip hop and pop before he moved to film and TV. His latest gig is as showrunner on Marvel's highly anticipated black superhero series, Luke Cage.

For Affirmative Action, Brazil Sets Up Controversial Boards To Determine Race

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:34am

A quota system for public universities and government jobs was meant to increase the number of Afro-Brazilians. But it has been abused and now a committee will decide an applicant's race.

How Carli Lloyd Became A Soccer Star 'When Nobody Was Watching'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:32am

Lloyd's journey to success was long and hard-fought. In her new memoir, she describes how she nearly quit playing soccer, and reveals painful details about her strained relationship with her parents.

Seattle Swings Between Hounding The Homeless And Leaving Them Alone

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:30am

As West Coast cities have seen a boom in homelessness, some have declared emergencies. But debates have broken out over how much tolerance should be shown to illegal camps in public spaces.

When Mrs. Eisele Took Manhattan: Big City Failed To Awe Minnesota Journalist

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 10:09pm

In 1936, Country Home magazine sent its "rural correspondent of the year" Susan Eisele on a trip to NYC. With a 6-week-old in tow, she soaked up the city and hit it off with hard-bitten newspapermen.

The Day Shimon Peres Returned To His Boyhood Village

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 9:09pm

Like many founding fathers of Israel, he was born in Eastern Europe. After the Soviet Union collapsed, he returned in 1992 searching for his old family home.

California Eliminates Statute Of Limitations On Rape Cases

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 8:07pm

The bill is widely believed to be inspired by allegations against comedian Bill Cosby, after some of his accusers came forward long after the alleged sexual assaults took place.

Agnes Nixon, 'Queen Of Modern Daytime Drama,' Dies at 93

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 7:47pm

Soap opera pioneer Agnes Nixon created All My Children and One Life to Live. She was known for exploring challenging and taboo social issues through daytime television.

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