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Fans Want Patriots Draft Pick Restored; Sue NFL Over Deflategate Punishment

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:34am

The Patriots lost their first-round draft pick after the NFL found the team improperly deflated footballs. Fans say the team shouldn't be punished while the case is on appeal.

Country Superstar Merle Haggard Dies At 79

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:09am

Country music legend Merle Haggard died on Wednesday — it was his 79th birthday. He'd been fighting various health problems for a long time, but he kept on performing and releasing new albums. Steve Inskeep looks back on his 2010 interview with Haggard.

Veterans Groups Fight Stigma Associated With Hepatitis C

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:09am

A growing number of veterans say the military gave them hepatitis C during the Vietnam War. They say the virus was spread through a jet injector gun, and the same gun was used on hundreds of soldiers.

Exit Polls: As A Block, Women Are Voting For Hillary Clinton

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:09am

Data from all the states that have conducted exit polls so far — shows that with the exception of New Hampshire, Vermont and Wisconsin — Hillary Clinton has won women everywhere. Even in states like Michigan and Oklahoma that Clinton lost to Bernie Sanders, she's won women. Gender is essentially her safety net, and women's votes could be crucial in a general election match-up against Donald Trump.

Sunni Arab States' Personnel Contribution To Anti-ISIS Coalition Lags

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:09am

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said two months ago he was confident that Saudi and the United Arab Emirates would provide commandos for the fight against ISIS.

UConn's Moriah Jefferson Accomplishes Goal Of 4 Straight Championships

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:09am

The University of Connecticut women's basketball team won big at the NCAA championship. Renee Montagne talks to star point guard Moriah Jefferson about the Huskies' record-setting championships.

Kisich Won't Drop Out; Believes He'll Succeed In A Contested Convention

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:09am

John Kasich is mathematically eliminated from getting a majority of delegates to get the GOP presidential nomination, but he polls well in a general election. Supporters hope he can get the nomination at a convention, but with each loss that becomes tougher.

Prominent Young Afghans Press For Change Through Intellectual Soldiering

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:09am

Afghanistan's national unity government is struggling to survive. It faces internal divisions, an ailing economy, waning international interest and a widening conflict with the Taliban. The worsening situation has triggered a mass exodus of young Afghans. Yet some are staying home, hoping to save their nation by pressing for change from within.

Mississippi's Religious Objections Law Sparks Backlash From Other States

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:09am

Renee Montagne talks with Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin about banning all non-essential travel to Mississippi to protest a new law that allows people to deny certain services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, if providing them goes against a person's sincerely held religious beliefs.

Big California Firms Take On Health Care Giant Over Cost of Care

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:00am

Sutter Health's network has 24 hospitals and more than 5,000 doctors in Northern California — a huge share of the health care market. Big employers say Sutter has too much clout in setting prices.

What Keeps Election Officials Up At Night? Fear Of Long Lines At The Polls

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 4:00am

Officials around the country are nervously planning ways to avoid long lines at the polls that have been seen already in Wisconsin and Arizona.

How To Fight Zika When Your Country Is In Trouble: Improvise

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 3:49am

Brazil's political and economic meltdown is creating challenges for doctors trying to get a handle on the outbreak of Zika.

A Radiologist And Poet Explains How He Sees The World In Patterns

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 3:47am

Amit Majmudar, Ohio's first Poet Laureate, spends his days looking for abnormalities in X-rays, CT scans and PET scans. He's given his latest poetry collection a provocative name: Dothead.

For Nontraditional Families, The Tax Code Can Be Especially Confusing

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 3:40am

Tax Day falls three days later than usual this year, on April 18. Some families may need that extra time. Experts say changing family demographics are making filing taxes more complicated.

Remains Of Korean War Soldier Reunite A Family

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 2:47am

Sixty-five years of not knowing what happened to Sgt. Robert Dakin — who was declared missing in action in 1950 — took a toll on generations of his family.

'Bugs' On Film: Digging Into Insect Cuisine

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 2:07am

Termites and crickets may be delicious, but does eating them help change our food system in positive ways? Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a look at the new film Bugs.

NPR One PCHH Preview: Best Bad Movies and a Quiz

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 11:00pm

Trey Graham returns to Pop Culture Happy Hour for a discussion of the best bad movies. Then, Glen Weldon tests the panel in a top-secret quiz. Plus, what's making us happy this week.

A 'New' Rembrandt: From The Frontiers Of AI And Not The Artist's Atelier

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 9:23pm

A newly unveiled portrait bearing all the hallmarks of the Dutch master is actually the result of 18 months of analysis of 346 of his paintings, plus 150 gigabytes of digitally rendered graphics.

Remembering A Country Legend: Merle Haggard On World Cafe

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 7:32pm

The "Okie from Muskogee" talks life, music and songwriting in this 2003 interview. Haggard died Wednesday morning.

Lawsuit Says Some Immigrants Are Locked Up Because They're Poor

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 6:28pm

Civil liberties groups allege the U.S. government incarcerates some immigrants because they can't afford to pay bond. They would be eligible to be free while waiting for their court date.

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