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News Brief: Hurricane Michael, Stock Prices, Missing Journalist

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 5:08am

Florida Panhandle residents will evaluate the destruction left behind by Michael. Wednesday's drop in the Dow rattled foreign markets. Saudi officials deny involvement in journalist's disappearance.

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In A Drying Climate, Colorado's Water Cop Patrols For Water Thieves

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 5:08am

A deputy sheriff in Colorado patrols his county looking for water thieves and settling sometimes violent disputes over water. He's known as the "water cop," and his job is more important than ever.

(Image credit: Luke Runyon/KUNC)

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Post Indonesia Quake: Conditionally Freed Inmates Return To Prison

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 7:35am

After the deadly quake violently shook inmates, they revolted. While some torched the prison, others left to check on their families. Many are returning or are checking in with the warden.

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Haley Is A Forceful Voice On Human Rights, Sen. Coon Says

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 7:18am

David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware about the announcement that Nikki Haley will leave her post as U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Mara Liasson weighs in on the conversation.

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Gecko Makes Phone Calls From Hawaii Animal Hospital

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 6:30am

A veterinarian got multiple calls from the hospital but when she answered, no one was there. She later discovered a gecko on the touch screen of an office phone — making calls by tapping its feet.

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Yellowstone's Ear Spring Geyser Erupts, Spewing Decades-Old Trash

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 5:59am

According to Live Science, the geyser discharged, among other things, a cement block, coins, cans, and a baby pacifier from the 1930s. The park encourages visitors not to throw things into geysers.

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Children's Picture Book 'Quiet' Celebrates Enjoying The Moment

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 5:02am

Rachel Martin talks to Tomie dePaola about his new children's book, "Quiet."

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The Latest On The Disappearance Of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 5:02am

More details are emerging about the disappearance of a Saudi Arabian journalist and Washington Post contributor who was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, eight days ago.

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Stephen Carter's Book Tells How His Grandmother Helped Convict A Mob Boss

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 5:02am

Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talks to Stephen Carter about his book "Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster."

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'Sports Illustrated' Details How Some Cuban Players Make It To The U.S.

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 5:02am

Rachel Martin talks to Jon Wertheim of "Sports Illustrated" about Major League Baseball's shady recruitment practices in Latin America.

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Democratic Sen. Manchin Backed Kavanaugh. Will Red W.Va. Re-Elect Him?

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 5:02am

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin supported Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court. Up for re-election in a state President Trump won big, this Democrat faces tricky political consequences.

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Trump Orders EPA To Lift Regulations On Ethanol

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 5:02am

President Trump is set to end ethanol regulations — to the praise of farmers and criticism of environmentalists. E15 is banned during summer months because of smog concerns.

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With $1 Million, Exxon Mobil Corp Helps Fund Carbon Tax Campaign

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 5:02am

Exxon Mobil pledges to support passage of a carbon tax. Analysts say the company would rather face a single, overarching tax than a patchwork of taxes and regulation to address climate change.

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Investigators Delve Into What Caused Deadly Limo Crash In New York

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 5:02am

The National Transportation Safety Board and other agencies are looking at the qualifications of the driver, the vehicle's condition and the layout of the intersection. Twenty people were killed.

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George Taliaferro, 1st Black Player Drafted In The NFL, Dies At 91

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 5:02am

Trail-blazing football player George Taliaferro died Monday at the age of 91. In 1949, he became the first black player to be drafted into the National Football League.

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Concerns Grow Over China's Influence On European Ports

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 5:02am

EU leaders want to put the brakes on Chinese investment in European harbors, after China snapped up stakes in several ports from Greece to Belgium in the last decade.

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Threatening Florida's Panhandle, Michael Becomes A Category 4 Hurricane

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 5:02am

Michael now has maximum sustained winds of 140 mph, as it barrels toward northwestern Florida. That makes it a stronger storm than when Hurricane Florence drenched the Carolinas last month.

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News Brief: Hurricane Michael, Nikki Haley, Jamal Khashoggi

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 5:02am

Michael is expected to make landfall in Florida Wednesday. Nikki Haley resigns as U.N. ambassador. An update on the disappearance of a Saudi journalist last seen at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

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Talking With Boys About Sexual Assault And Consent

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 5:01am

How do we discuss sexual assault and consent with teenage boys? A Jewish organization based near Philadelphia has developed a program to discuss difficult topics like this in an all-male setting.

(Image credit: Jeff Brady/NPR)

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When ICU Delirium Leads To Symptoms Of Dementia After Discharge

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 4:56am

Up to half of all patients who survive emergency medical treatment in the intensive care unit have mental problems when they return home. Doctors studying the problem say it starts with delirium.

(Image credit: Morgan Hornsby/Morgan Hornsby for NPR)

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