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A Bird, A Beak And A 3-D Printer

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:04am

A bird at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., had a beak that was so worn down that he could not catch bugs to eat. The skeleton of an ancestor and a 3-D printer came to the rescue.

China's Tycoons Fall From Grace

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:04am

In a bid to move money offshore, China's tycoons have been buying up foreign assets. But Beijing is now clipping their wings, both to reduce economic risk, and to cull tycoons loyal to rival politicians.

Sen. Kamala Harris On Social Media And Russian Propaganda

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:04am

California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about how social media companies have responded to questions about Russian propaganda on their platforms.

A World Series Ring And An Engagement Ring In One Night

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:04am

Carlos Correa is a shortstop for the Houston Astros. He was on the team that won the World Series. During a postgame interview he turned to his girlfriend and proposed on air. She said yes.

Why Brazil's Violence Keeps Getting Worse

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:04am

Brazil is more violent now than at any time in its history. So says a new report, which says an average of seven people die there every hour. Researchers looked at why the problem continues to worsen.

Cokie Roberts On The History Of America's 2-Party System

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:04am

David Greene talks with commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions about why the U.S. has only two major parties.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi Visits Rakhine Amid Violent Crackdown On Rohingya

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 1:02am

The visit comes as violence against the minority Muslim population has forced hundreds of thousands to flee across the border to neighboring Bangladesh.

(Image credit: Bernat Armangue/AP)

Female Inmates In Indiana Pitch Plan To Rehab Empty Houses — And Their Lives

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:35pm

To curb recidivism, a small group of female prisoners in Indiana crafted their own re-entry plan: Rebuild abandoned houses in the city, and create future homes for themselves in the process.

(Image credit: Andrew Spear for The Marshall Project)

Accused Of $95 Million Fraud, 'Hamilton' Ponzi Schemer Strikes A Plea Agreement

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:48pm

A man in New York was accused of conning 130 people in a Broadway-ticket reselling scheme. He has pleaded guilty to one charge of securities fraud.

(Image credit: Walter McBride/WireImage)

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