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All Of Las Vegas Feels A Deep Pain After Sunday's Shooting

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 6:31am

Some 2 million people call Las Vegas home. Some of them were at the country music concert Sunday night, others were not. But either way, the wounds from the attack on their city run deep.

Remembering Lisa Patterson, A Las Vegas Shooting Victim

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 6:30am

Lisa Patterson was a mom, who worked with her husband in the family's hardwood flooring business in Los Angeles. The couple, married for 30 years, often visited Las Vegan to have fun.

Trump Travels To Las Vegas As Probe Continues Into Shooter's Motive

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 6:29am

President Trump arrives in a city where investigators are hard at work reconstructing Sunday night's mass shooting. Trump says gun laws will be talked about "as time goes by."

'Greater Gotham' Is A Great Big Book For A Great Big City

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 6:00am

The second volume in Mike Wallace's Pulitzer-winning history of New York City weighs in at over six pounds — and every ounce is packed with fascinating detail about the city that never sleeps.

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Love At Second Sight

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 5:06am

Jessica Gomes and Aaron Bairos were born on the same day in the same hospital. Their paths crossed in high school and also in a driver's ed class. They got married last month.

Want Change In Education? Look Beyond The Usual Suspects (Like Finland)

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 5:02am

New ideas for learning are found in the most unexpected places. Three new projects are helping them spread.

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Antonio Sánchez Brings Electronics and Politics To 'Bad Hombre'

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 5:00am

The jazz drummer shares why he opens his latest album with a recitation by his grandfather, "the ultimate bad hombre."

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LISTEN: Amid Chaos In Las Vegas, Police Dispatches Reveal An Evolving Response

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 5:00am

As bullets rained down on a concert Sunday, police struggled to save dozens of people — and determine who exactly was attacking them. What was it like for officers in those confusing minutes?

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Nobel Prize In Chemistry Honors Views Of Human Cells Working At The Atomic Level

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:58am

Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, and Richard Henderson worked to develop cryo-electron microscopy, which the Royal Swedish Academy says "both simplifies and improves the imaging of biomolecules."

(Image credit: Martin Hogbom/Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences)

Sweet Sweet Little Ramona

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:57am

An NPR editor mistakenly posted on NPR's Facebook page about a baby and a cat. It went viral, after people said it was something happy to read about after recent bad news.

FBI Hopes Paddock's Girlfriend Can Provide Insight Into Las Vegas Attack

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:50am

Marilou Danley was in the Philippines when Stephen Paddock opened fire on an outdoor concert. When she flew back to Los Angles Tuesday night, FBI agents met her flight, The Associated Press reports.

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Why Counting Injuries Is Difficult

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:47am

It's hard to get an exact number of the people shot during the massacre in Las Vegas, especially because of the enormous number of victims.

Ibeyi On Spirituality And Joy In 'Ash'

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:36am

The French-Cuban twins of Ibeyi are back with Ash, a new record that confronts themes of womanhood, racism and faith.

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Puerto Rico's 'Singing Newspapers'

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:01am

Folks are beginning to rebuild their lives after Hurricane Maria, and for Puerto Rico's plena musicians, it means rebuilding a sense of culture and community.

News Brief: Trump In Las Vegas, Gun Control, Theresa May's Troubles

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump is traveling to Las Vegas Wednesday after Sunday's mass shooting. Also, Democrats are pushing for measures related to gun control, and Theresa May's conservative party is in disarray.

Chemistry Nobel Prize To Be Announced

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:01am

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is announcing the winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday.

Securing Public Spaces From The Next Attack

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:01am

We talk with a security consultant about the dangers inherent in large public spaces and how security experts are hoping to find signs to help stop future attackers.

The Big Life Of John Phippen, Who Died In Las Vegas

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:01am

John Phippen was 56 years old, a handsome guy with gray hair and a mustache. He was at the music festival with his son Travis, an emergency medical technician, when they were both shot.

Why The Gun Debate Goes On And Nothing Changes

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:01am

In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, the inevitable gun control debate has resurfaced. Rachel Martin talks with NRA member Chris Buskirk of the conservative site American Greatness.




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