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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.

Children Are Most Likely To Gain Weight In Summer, Not Winter

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 12:01am

Many anti-obesity programs focus on children's diet and behavior during the school year. A new study is the latest of many that finds the weight gain comes when kids are out for summer vacation.

More Surprises: FBI Releases Files On Bill Clinton's Pardon Of Marc Rich

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 7:55pm

It's yet another puzzling decision by the law enforcement agency less than a week before Election Day, and FBI Director James Comey has a connection to this case as well.

As Scandal Cools, What Next For Volkswagen?

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 7:52pm

VW introduces a new SUV, the Atlas, as the company tries to turn the page from the diesel emissions scandal. The company agreed to pay $14.7 billion to settle claims by customers and regulators.

The Damascus Paradox: Everyday Life In A Country Torn By War

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 7:11pm

The Syrian capital carries on with the rhythms of business as usual despite five years of war. NPR's Alison Meuse, who has been covering the war from Beirut, Lebanon, shares her impressions.

Indians Host Chicago Cubs In Game 6 Of The World Series In Cleveland Tonight

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 6:48pm

The Series has featured dominant pitching by the winning team in every contest so far. An Indians win would clinch their first Series championship in 68 years.

Hurricane Matthew Took A Big Bite Out Of Southeastern States' Beaches

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 6:39pm

The U.S. Geological Survey finds the storm damaged 15 percent of sand dunes on Florida's Atlantic Coast, 30 percent along Georgia's coastline and 42 percent of the dunes on South Carolina beaches.

U.S. Car Sales Slide In October

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 5:36pm

Overall, sedan sales in the U.S. are expected to show a drop between 6 and 8 percent. Consumers are going for SUVs and trucks instead.

City Of Oakland Considers Ways To Share In Pot Profits

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 5:13pm

Oakland is rethinking how much medical marijuana dispensaries should pay the city to operate and who gets those licenses. It's also trying to promote diversity in an industry dominated by white men.

An Experiment Shows How Quickly The Internet Of Things Can Be Hacked

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 4:50pm

Reporter Andrew McGill set up a fake Internet-connected toaster to see how long it would take hackers to find it. He thought it would take days, but to his surprise it was under attack within minutes.

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