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Two Police Officers Killed In Des Moines, In Apparent 'Ambush-Style' Attacks

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 5:38am

Police say the first shooting happened shortly after 1 a.m. local time, and the second about 20 minutes later. Both officers were sitting in their squad cars when they were shot.

While Coffee Growers Suffer Drought, Millennials Guzzle Record Amounts

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 5:19am

Young people are drinking 44 percent of the coffee consumed in America, according to research firm Datassential.

Kit Kat-Nabber Leaves An Apology

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 5:19am

A student at Kansas State left the chocolate bar in his unlocked car for 15 minutes. When he returned, a note was in its place: "Saw Kit Kat in your cup holder. I love Kit Kats."

How College Friendships May Affect Student Success

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 5:01am

A new study and book finds friends can "drag you up" or "drag you down."

How To Win The Presidency With 27 Percent Of The Popular Vote

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 5:00am

It can be done. How? Because of the Electoral College. In fact, through the years, the winner-take-all system the U.S. employs has skewed result after result.

A Girl Spreads Her Wings In 'Eagle Huntress'

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

A documentary about a teenager who breaks a 2,000-year-old Mongolian tradition is so satisfying it makes you feel good about feeling good. says Morning Edition film critic Kenneth Turan.

Court Hears Dispute Over Canceled Voter Registrations In North Carolina

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

Just days before Election Day, civil rights groups are suing the state over claims that voters have been illegally removed from the rolls.

Is It The Concussions? Football Suffers A Ratings Penalty

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

NFL ratings are down and commentator Frank Deford says you can't blame it on all the attention the election is getting.

Supreme Court Will Hear Transgender Bathroom Case

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

A Virginia school district wants to ban a transgender teen from using the boys' bathroom. David Greene speaks to attorneys Kyle Duncan and Josh Block, central players in what could be a landmark case.

How Officials Secure The Ballot: With Multiple People, Multiple Checks

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

Elections workers in Phoenix test each tabulation machine in advance and transport paper ballots and machine tallies by separate teams, not over the Internet, to assure the result is accurate.

With A New Sense Of Urgency, Clinton Stumps In Crucial States

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

Hillary Clinton campaigned across Florida on Tuesday, a state that could effectively seal her path to 270 electoral votes if she wins it.

The Race Tightens, But Trump Still Faces Hurdles In Key States

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

Donald Trump campaigned in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin on Tuesday as he tries to put states that have been leaning towards Hillary Clinton back in play.

In The U.S. And U.K., Anti-Establishment Voters Sound Similar Themes

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

Donald Trump's message to anyone who doubts he can win: Look at Brexit. The vote to leave the EU in June was fueled by some of the same issues that Trump is tapping.

Peace May Be On Hold, But Colombia's Rebels Are Eager To Become Civilians

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

FARC rebels are awaiting the day when they can put down their weapons. In the meantime, they've become more sedentary. Some guerrillas have gained weight from inactivity. Others are expecting babies.

Why Tobacco Companies Are Spending Millions To Boost A Cigarette Tax

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

The tobacco giant is supporting its first cigarette tax — 60 cents more per pack. But some health groups oppose Missouri's ballot measure, as do some education groups that would benefit from the tax.

Fifth Generation Of Sulzberger Family Takes Leading Role At The 'New York Times'

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

The Sulzberger family has owned and operated the 'Times' since Adolph Ochs bought it in 1896. Deputy Publisher A.G. Sulzberger speaks with NPR's David Greene.

North Dakota Commissioner: Standing Rock Souix Sat Out The State Process

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

Protests over the North Dakota Access Pipeline continue. The head of the state Public Service Commission says that despite invitations, the tribe did not participate in its 11-month permit process.

CRISPR's Million-Dollar Question: Who Gets Credit For The Gene-Editing Discovery

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

It has been called the biggest biotech breakthrough of our time. Now, patents and Nobel prizes loom, but many scientists in many labs contributed — some that continue to toil in obscurity.

Iraqi Troops, With U.S. Support, In The Outskirts Of Mosul

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

The Iraqi city has been held by ISIS for the last two years.

The Nightmarish Conditions For Drug Suspects In Philippine Jails

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

Some 730,000 suspected narcotics users and dealers have turned themselves in or been arrested since the president announced his war on drugs. They've overwhelmed the country's jails.

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