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Vice Presidential Debates Have Mattered Before. Here's a Look Back

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:00am

The winning presidential ticket has come away with no worse than a draw in eight of the nine vice presidential debates to date. Here's what you need to know.

Physics Nobel Goes To 3 Scientists For Insights Into Matter's Behavior

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:00am

The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to David Thouless, who gets half the prize, and Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz, who share the other half.

3 Scientists Win Nobel Prize In Physics For Theoretical Research On Matter

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:58am

One half of the prize went to David J Thouless; the other half was shared by F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz. They used math to explain the odd behavior of unusual states of matter.

Are Scientific Truths Better Than Other Truths?

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:25am

It's easy to make claims that the truths of different fields live in a shared space — but backing up those claims with new research and insights will take new research and insight, says Adam Frank.

Undecided Catholic Voter Hopes Pence Is Persuasive In VP Debate

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:04am

A third-generation Mexican-American, Mary Graham says she is hoping Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence — a fellow Catholic — can persuade her in tonight's debate to vote for his ticket.

A Wealthy Retiree Outside GOP-Leaning Phoenix Plans To Vote D

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:04am

In a city that leans Republican, retired wealthy businessman Lanny Lahr is an anomaly among his friends: He is supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton this election.

Trump Makes No Apologies For Tax History: 'I Have Brilliantly Used Those Laws'

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:04am

Donald Trump embraced the idea that he may have carefully navigated the tax code to avoid paying income taxes as he campaigned in Colorado on Monday.

For A Navajo Voter In Arizona, Environment, Jobs Are Top Concerns

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:04am

Majerle Lister lives part-time with his grandmother on the Navajo Nation reservation. He's driven by social justice issues and, after backing Bernie Sanders, is reluctantly supporting Hillary Clinton.

In Ohio, Clinton Zeroes In On Trump's Tax Returns

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:04am

Hillary Clinton campaigned Monday in Ohio, where she is facing unfavorable demographic trends as she tries to claim a state that President Obama won twice. But her major focus was a response to Donald Trump's tax story.

Former Ambassador Robert Ford On The Stalled Syrian Cease-Fire

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:04am

The United States has suspended talks with Russia over the conflict in Syria. Former U.S. ambassador to Syria Robert Ford offers his thoughts on the diplomatic breakdown and how it might be resolved.

A Chinese-American Family Faces Financial Ruin In 'The Wangs Vs. The World'

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep talks with writer Jade Chang about her comic novel "The Wangs vs. The World." It's the story of a Chinese-American family that comes together following the 2008 financial crisis.

Haiti Braced For Direct Hit From Hurricane Matthew

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:04am

Hurricane Matthew threatens Cuba, Haiti and beyond with devastating winds, torrential flooding and surging tides. The Miami Herald's Jacqueline Charles in Port-au-Prince has the latest.

Former Wells Fargo Employees Describe Toxic Sales Culture, Even At HQ

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:04am

The Wells Fargo scandal involving employees opening as many as 2 million accounts without their customers' consent wasn't just a few bad apples, as some in the company have suggested. It goes all the way to the bank's headquarters.

A Terrible Event, Or A Silver Lining? It All Depends On Your Frame

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 11:01pm

We have lots of ways to describe the good that can come from bad: a blessing in disguise, a silver lining — but what if the bad thing was truly awful? This week on Hidden Brain, framing a tragedy.

Federal Court Blocks Gov. Pence's Attempt To Bar Syrian Refugees From Indiana

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 5:43pm

An appeals court panel upheld a lower court ruling that barred interference with distribution of federal funds for resettlement. The panel said federal law bans discrimination based on nationality.

September Figures Show U.S. Car Sales Plateau

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 5:07pm

After six years of growth, car sales are beginning to show signs they may have peaked. That could mean consumers will get good deal but it could be bad for auto workers.

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