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John Kasich Faces Make-Or-Break GOP Primary In Ohio

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 3:23pm

Ohio Gov. John Kasich faces a make-or-break Republican primary in his home state next week. He was expected to come in second against Donald Trump in Michigan's primary last night but came in a close third. NPR talks with Kasich and his supporters in Columbus.

Goodell Disproves Deflategate. (No, Not That Goodell...)

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 2:42pm

A seventh-grader named Ben Goodell created a science project to try to prove Tom Brady and the Patriots didn't tamper with the inflation of footballs, as maintained by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Episode 418: How The Government Set Up A Fake Bank To Launder Drug Money

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 2:39pm

One day in the early 1990s, a man walked into the U.S. embassy in Ecuador. He said he had information on how to go after some of most powerful drug traffickers in the world.

Google's AlphaGo Wins Match Against 'Go' World Champion

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 12:47pm

The ancient Chinese game has been considered very difficult for a computer to master, because of all the possible board configurations.

Photographer Documents Tanzania's 'Invisible' Albinos

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 12:40pm

Despite the prevalence of albinism there, albinos face discrimination and are often targets of brutal crimes.

After Equipment Woes, NASA Mission To Mars Is Rescheduled For 2018

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 12:40pm

The InSight mission, which would send a lander to detect marsquakes and study the planet's interior, was scheduled for this month. It has been delayed because a pivotal piece of equipment was flawed.

Chew On This: Slicing Meat Helped Shape Modern Humans

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 12:40pm

Long before cooking was common, early humans needed extra energy to fuel bigger bodies and brains. Scientists say simple stone cutting tools likely allowed small-toothed meat eaters to thrive.

Medicare Looks To Cut Drug Costs By Changing How It Pays Doctors

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 12:38pm

The agency plans to reduce the incentive for doctors to use the most expensive drugs and link prices to patient outcomes, perhaps paying less when patients have to be admitted to a hospital.

A Closer Look At Trump University

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 12:33pm

The Republican presidential candidate is defending his business ventures, including Trump University, which is the subject of lawsuits.

UW–Madison Chancellor Talks Tuition, Diversity And Budget Cuts

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 12:20pm

Rebecca Blank, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, joins us as part of our View From The Top conversation series.

Remembering Record Producer George Martin, The 'Fifth Beatle'

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 12:17pm

Martin, who died yesterday in London, was among the earliest to recognize The Beatles' talents and is often credited with helping them develop their sound. Originally broadcast in 1980.

'Bullies', A Story Of Friendship, Booze And Brawls In An Oakland Biker Bar

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 12:17pm

Alex Abramovich was in his 30s when he looked up a guy who had bullied him in grade school. In his new memoir, Abramovich writes about reconnecting with Trevor, now the head of a motorcycle club.

Pete Santilli – Journalist Or Felon?

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 12:11pm

The Internet radio host broadcast hundreds of hours from the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

On the Campaign Trail, Polls, Strategies And More

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 12:06pm

In a wrap-up of the latest political news, NPR’s Ron Elving discusses the candidates' strategies in upcoming states.

Names We'd Like To See When You Google 'Women Changing The World'

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 12:06pm

Oprah, Sheryl Sandberg and Malala Yousafzai lead the list of world changers. But there are a lot of unsung candidates who deserve a shout-out.

Remembering Beatles Producer George Martin, The 'Fifth Beatle'

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 11:52am

He may be a little less known than the rest of The Beatles, but the record producer's impact on the band was beyond measure.

The Fukushima Disaster, Five Years Later

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 11:40am

The complicated cleanup effort in Japan continues, as do efforts to restart the country's nuclear power industry.

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