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Commuter Train Derails, Plunges Into Creek East Of San Francisco

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 5:49am

The Alameda County sheriff says it's a miracle that no passengers or first responders were killed, after a train hit a tree.

Miami Dolphins Aspire To An International Cheerleading Squad

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 5:45am

The NFL team is holding tryouts, and it's recruiting in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and Brazil. In Rio de Janeiro, 300 women tried out — 6 Brazilian winners go to Miami for the finals.

Pressure's On Trump, Sanders In Crucial Contests Tuesday

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 5:00am

More than 300 delegates are at stake. Michigan is the state to watch. Sanders has a chance to start to reverse the narrative — and Trump needs to quell conversation of a brokered convention.

E.U. Welcomes Turkey's Plan To Take Back Migrants Illegally Entering Europe

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 4:09am

Turkey's prime minister surprised European Union leaders at a summit in Brussels by linking progress in Turkey's application to join the E.U. to assisting Europe with the migrant crisis.

Michigan Voters Expected To Give Trump Another Win In The Primary Column

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 4:09am

Of the states holding primary contests on Tuesday, Michigan is the biggest. On the Republican side, Donald Trump has been steadily leading in the polls. Ted Cruz and John Kasich have been rallying their supports in hopes of making a strong than expected showing.

U.S. Airstrikes In Somalia Target Al-Shabaab Training Facility

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 4:09am

The Pentagon says the U.S. military conducted airstrikes against the militant Islamist group al Shabaab in Somalia — killing at least 150 militants. It's believed that members were planning a large-scale attack. Steve Inskeep talks to counter-terrorism specialist Seth Jones of the Rand Corporation about U.S. interests in Somalia.

Verizon Settles With FCC Over 'Supercookies' Allegations

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 4:09am

Verizon has agreed to pay a fine over allegations it did not tell customers it was adding "supercookies." Those trackers keep collecting data on users even when he or she tries to delete all cookies.

Turkey Asked To Do More To Stop The Flow Of Migrants To Europe

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 4:09am

Renee Montagne explores the plight of Syrian refugees with Ramadan Assi, director of Global Strategy for International Medical Corps in Turkey. His aid organization is assisting the two-and-a-half million Syrians who have ended up in Turkey.

Female Asylum-Seekers Try To Reunite Their Families In Europe

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 4:09am

More than half of asylum-seekers arriving in Greece are women and children. Many are the wives and children of refugees already in northern European countries that have now stalled family reunification visas due to rising anti-migrant sentiment.

Black Voters Seem To Favor Hillary Clinton Over Bernie Sanders

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 4:09am

For a closer look at how both candidates may appeal to African-American voters, Renee Montagne talks to Democratic political consultant Jamal Simmons.

Trump, Cruz Pay Attention To Mississippi Leading Up To GOP Primary

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 4:09am

One of the states voting Tuesday is Mississippi, where Donald Trump is looking for the kind of success he's had elsewhere in the Deep South. Ted Cruz would like to chip away at Trump's delegate lead.

Aid Agencies Take Advantage Of Cease-Fire In Syria to Reach Needy

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 4:09am

For an update on what food and medical aid is reaching the most desperate areas of Syria, Renee Montagne talks to the World Food Program's Jakob Kern in Damascus.

Why Trade Is An Important Issue In the Presidential Campaign

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 4:09am

Steve Inskeep talks to Dartmouth Economist Douglas Irwin about the perceptions and realities of trade policy in the current political primary season.

How To Keep Money From Messing Up Your Marriage

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 4:00am

Finances are one of the things most likely to cause discord in a relationship, whether you're just starting out or have been together for years. Here are some ways to avoid common conflicts.

How The GOP Has Tried To Reach Black Voters And How 2016 May Undo That Work

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 4:00am

In Ohio, the GOP has reached out to black communities. But those very modest gains may not last amidst the rhetorical fireworks of the 2016 campaign.

National Parks Have A Long To-Do List But Can't Cover The Repair Costs

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 3:59am

Parks are expensive for obvious reasons: visitor centers need displays and roads need repairs — but there's also upkeep of the Grand Canyon's sewage operations and of Independence Hall's sprinklers.

A Retirement Community Where Hollywood Takes Care Of Its Own

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 3:59am

The Motion Picture and Television Fund is home to 200-plus residents who once worked on screen, behind cameras and in production rooms and secretarial pools.

Nothing Is Going Right In The World's Newest Nation

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 3:58am

South Sudan faces huge challenges, including a lingering civil war, hyper-inflation and a food crisis that humanitarian groups say could be catastrophic.

National Portrait Gallery Honors Nancy Reagan; Funeral Is Friday

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 2:24am

Reagan red is on display at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery which is honoring Nancy Reagan, who died on Sunday at age 94.

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