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Australian Man Says He Is Bitcoin's Founder

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 6:55am

Australian entrepreneur Craig Steven Wright has come forward as the elusive founder of bitcoin, a fact that has been in question for years. Rachel Martin talks to Ludwig Siegele of The Economist.

2016 Boring Conference In London Sells Out

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 5:57am

This is the sixth year for the conference that centers on mundane things. A speech about elevators once got a standing ovation, but the boring buffet was definitely not a crowd pleaser.

2 Brothers, Born 20 Years Apart, Serve Together In Afghanistan

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 5:22am

Staff Sgt. Richard Pisano Jr., 44, and 1st Lt. Nick Pisano, 24, were assigned to the same Army division by chance, according to published reports. They're safely home, having both won a Bronze Star.

Taking It To The Limit: Cruz, Sanders Or Kasich Might Still Revive Convention Wars

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 5:20am

Beyond the prospect of winning the actual nomination, each of these men sees a chance to frame the issues and politics of the general election — and to influence party dynamics for years to come.

How College Students Are Sleeping ... Or Not

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 5:00am

A new study breaks down 1.4 million nights of sleep on college campuses. The results are surprising.

Trump Could Be A Real Drag On GOP: Here Are The Top 10 Senate Races To Watch

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 5:00am

Illinois, Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania top list of Senate seats most likely to change hands — and they're all currently Republican-controlled.

Checking In With Paul Salopek, Who's Walking Around The World

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep talks to Paul Salopek, the National Geographic writer who is on a seven-year journey around the globe, tracing the steps of human migration. We catch up with him in Kazakhstan.

Coaching Legend Bob Knight Is Latest Sports Figure To Endorse Trump

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 4:02am

Donald Trump has collected endorsements from controversial sports figures. The latest: Bob Knight, ex-Indiana Hoosiers basketball coach. Like Trump, men such as Knight cultivated brash personalities.

Gay Couple Wins Legal Battle; Gains Custody Of Baby Born To Thai Surrogate

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 4:02am

A legally married same-sex couple who live in Spain, but whose baby was born to a surrogate mother in Thailand, won a court victory. Rachel Martin talks to Gordon "Bud" Lake III about the case.

Politics In The News: Indiana's Primary

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 4:02am

There is another big presidential primary this week. Some analysts think the contest in Indiana could seal the deal for both parties' front-runners: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

If There's A Surplus Of Cheap Crude, Why Do Oil Wells Keep Pumping?

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 4:02am

Months of low prices have failed to stop oil producers from slowing their pumps. New drilling has slowed but producers need to keep the oil flowing through existing wells, or risk running out of cash.

Protesters Pull Back From Baghdad's Green Zone After Rushing Parliament

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 4:02am

Over the weekend, protesters broke through the walls surrounding the Green Zone. Rachel Martin talks to James Jeffrey, ex-U.S. ambassador to Iraq, about what the storming of Parliament means.

American Crossroads Turns Its Attention To Senate Races

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 4:02am

Conservative groups are pouring money into supporting GOP races, in the fear Republicans lose the White House. Steve Inskeep talks to Steven Law, CEO of the conservative SuperPAC American Crossroads.

In 2 Indiana Cities, All That Trump And Obama Touched Isn't Political Gold

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 4:00am

Gary has seen economic investment from Donald Trump, and Kokomo benefited from President Obama's auto bailout. But those connections haven't necessarily led to political goodwill.

Politics In Real Life: Paid Family Leave A Big Concern, Not A Top Campaign Issue

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 4:00am

After Nancy Glynn got pregnant, she learned her employer didn't offer paid family leave. Then, like many Americans, she discovered it was hard to get by without it.

Kansas Supreme Court Says Schools Could Close If System Doesn't Change

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 4:00am

Recently the Kansas Supreme Court told lawmakers: Fix our broken school funding system or public schools could shut down on June 30. Some lawmakers say Kansas already spends too much on education.

6 Years Later Families Of LA Serial Killer's Victims Still Await Closure

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 3:36am

Police allege Lonnie Franklin Jr. terrorized LA for decades, targeting mostly young black women. As his trial wraps up, critics wonder if racial bias caused the investigation to take so long.

On 'Changes,' Charles Bradley Keeps Going Forward

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 3:33am

On his third album, the soul singer carries the memory and wisdom of his late mother. "She showed me a lot of things," he says, "and maybe that's why I can hold up now, and try to be strong."

Can Songs Help You Learn Scientific Concepts?

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 3:27am

A set of studies, though preliminary, point to the promise of novel approaches to formal science instruction, like incorporating music and other media into learning, says Tania Lombrozo.

What's Good For The Heart Is Good For The Brain

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 2:45am

Choosing a heart-healthy lifestyle can help protect your brain as you age, research suggests. And it's not just memory skills that benefit. Problem solving abilities and judgement are preserved, too.




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