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Did San Bernardino's Terror Attack Change The Politics Of Those Involved?

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 12:20pm

The attacks began a national debate on terrorism, Muslim immigration and gun control.

Ahead Of Primary Vote, Trump Backs Away From Criticisms Of New Mexico’s Governor

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 12:13pm

In May, Trump said Gov. Susana Martinez was "not doing her job." But last Thursday, Trump said he'd like her endorsement.

New Mix: Songs On Letting Go And Believing In Yourself

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 12:01pm

On this week's show: Songs about facing fears, being true to yourself and not worrying what everyone else thinks, plus an interview with singer Angel Olsen about her surprising new single.

Scientsts Seek Genetic Clues To Why Asthma Is Deadlier In Blacks

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:58am

Most genetic studies only look at people of European descent. But black and Hispanic children are far more likely to die of asthma, and genetic differences may help explain why.

Bob Kerrey Says He Won't Step Down As Chair Of New University In Vietnam

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:52am

Kerrey's appointment to Fulbright University Vietnam has angered some Vietnamese.

Ryan: Trump's Criticism Of Judge 'Textbook Definition Of A Racist Comment'

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:41am

Donald Trump is unlikely to change course, according to a senior campaign source. The presumptive GOP nominee urged allies to keep pressure on Gonzalo Curiel and the press in a conference call Monday.

Silicon Valley Shuns Donald Trump, Opens Its Wallet For Bernie Sanders

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:40am

Tech workers, concerned about free trade with China, immigration and education, are keeping a close eye on the 2016 election.

Report Cites Widespread Problems In New York's Prison System

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:33am

Security lapses led to two convicted murderers digging their way out of a maximum security prison in upstate New York last summer.

The Long Road Back From Boko Haram

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:27am

How will 19-year-old Amina Ali Nkeki remake her life? The experiences of former captives suggest what might help — and what will not.

Score! Pele Auctions Off Thousands Of Medals, Other Memorabilia

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:22am

The three-day auction of more than 2,000 items started Tuesday in London. The soccer star says he will donate a portion of the proceeds to a children's hospital in Brazil.

Former California Governor Sees Similarities, Differences Between Trump, Schwarzenegger

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:20am

Gray Davis was recalled in 2003 and replaced by Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose name recognition and celebrity helped fuel his rise.

Judy Collins And Ari Hest On Mountain Stage

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:19am

The veteran folksinger is joined by one of her favorite songwriters, live on stage in West Virginia.

A Neuroscientist Tackles 'Why Diets Make Us Fat'

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:05am

Why don't traditional diets work for many people? Blame your brain, suggests Sandra Aamodt. Her new book delves into the science of why eating and weight have become such a sizable problem.

In 'Homecoming,' A Saga Of A Family United By Blood, Separated By Slavery

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 10:40am

Yaa Gyasi's debut short story collection begins in 18th century Ghana, where the slave trade separates two half sisters. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls Homecoming a strong work with versatile language.

Federal Standard May Be Thwarting Some Liver Transplant Patients

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 10:38am

Researchers report that performance standards set by federal health officials may have led to many patients being dropped from transplant lists without an improvement in survival rates.

Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Kimbo Slice Dies At 42

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 10:24am

Slice parlayed videos of his street fights into a career as an MMA fighter. He reportedly died Monday at a Florida hospital of as-yet-undisclosed causes.

Judge On Trump's Case Is Part Of A Growing Wave Of Judicial Diversity

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 10:13am

Recent presidents, and Obama in particular, have increasingly appointed federal judges who are not white men.

Afghan Journalist Zabihullah Tamanna Laid To Rest In Kabul

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 9:38am

Tamanna died on Sunday, along with NPR photojournalist David Gilkey, when the Afghan convoy they were traveling in was attacked by Taliban fighters.

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