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Paris Tries To Control Rampant Public Urination With Sidewalk Urinals

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 5:02am

French authorities say they're using this solution to try to supplement existing toilets in heavily congested areas where there are urine issues.

Categories: Syndicated

N.Y. Candidate For Governor Cynthia Nixon Aims To Get Voters Off Sidelines

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 5:02am

The New York primary is next week, and polls suggest Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a big lead over actor Cynthia Nixon. But upset victories over the party establishment have given Nixon's campaign hope.

Categories: Syndicated

Syrian Civilians Are In The Path Of The Battle Against Last Rebel-Held Area

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 5:02am

Talks to try to slow down an expected government ground offensive against the rebel-held Idlib region failed last week. Now eyes are on the threat facing millions of civilians in the path.

Categories: Syndicated

Morning News Brief

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 5:02am

Scientists say one of the biggest threats posed by Hurricane Florence is rain. The Trump White House takes credit for a strong economy. Millions of Syrians could be in the path of a bombing campaign.

Categories: Syndicated

Citi Bike Angel Keeps Wheels Turning For Other Bike-Share Users

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 5:02am

Citi Bike angel Joe Miller has covered more than 12,000 miles on ride-share bikes in New York City in a quest to earn points by ferrying bikes to where others need them.

Categories: Syndicated

Parents Of Penn State Hazing Victim Launch Effort To Stop Fraternity Ritual

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 5:02am

Rachel Martin talks to Jim and Evelyn Piazza, who are campaigning to end hazing nationwide after their son Timothy suffered fatal injuries during a hazing ritual last year at a Penn State fraternity.

Categories: Syndicated

Trump Or Obama: Who Gets The Credit For A Booming Economy?

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 5:02am

Is the economy reaping the rewards of trends from the Obama era? On Monday, the White House took credit for a strong American economy.

Categories: Syndicated

There's Growing Fallout Over Code Violations Against Serena Williams

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 5:02am

Rachel Martin talks to London-based writer Tobi Oredein about how she believes racism and sexism drove the call from umpire Carlos Ramos against Serena Williams at the U.S. Open women's final.

Categories: Syndicated

Time Keeps Many Voters In El Paso, Texas, From Casting Ballots

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 5:02am

About half of registered voters don't go to the polls. In El Paso, nearly a quarter of people live in poverty and are uninsured, yet many say they don't have the time or the will to cast a ballot.

Categories: Syndicated

Impeachment Trials Set To Begin For West Virginia's Supreme Court Justices

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 5:02am

West Virginia's four sitting justices on the state's Supreme Court of Appeals face impeachment proceedings beginning Tuesday for allegations of corruption, incompetence and neglect of duty.

Categories: Syndicated

Kenneth Starr Cautions Those Seeking To Impeach President Trump

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 5:02am

In the second part of Steve Inskeep's interview with former independent counsel Kenneth Starr, Starr reflects on impeachment. His new book is called: Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation.

Categories: Syndicated

Climate Change Drives Bigger, Wetter Storms — Storms Like Florence

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 5:00am

Hurricane Florence — large, slow and full of moisture — is threatening to inundate the Southeast. It's a type of storm that's getting more likely to form.

(Image credit: NOAA/GOES/Getty Images)

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'God Bless The U.S.A.,' A Country Anthem With Enduring Political Power

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 4:58am

Don Gonyea visits musician Lee Greenwood to talk about the song that, after three decades in political campaigns, might be more popular than "Hail to the Chief."

(Image credit: Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

Categories: Syndicated

For Many In Venezuela, Social Media Is A Matter Of Life And Death

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 4:58am

When it comes to social media, many Venezuelans choose to self-censor. But for others, social media can be a lifeline. One pharmacist uses Twitter to help people find scarce medicines.

(Image credit: Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images)

Categories: Syndicated

Trump Tweets 'Fear' Is A Joke, Woodward Tells NPR That Book Is Carefully Done

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 8:19am

Rachel Martin talks to veteran journalist Bob Woodward about his new book. Excerpts from Fear: Trump in the White House have drawn sharp rebukes from President Trump and members of his administration.

Categories: Syndicated

Days Before Sept. 11, Memorial To Flight 93 Dedicated In Shanksville

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 7:22am

The memorial in Pennsylvania is an enormous sculpture of wind chimes leading to the sky — each one echoing the voices of those who were killed. Tuesday is the 17th anniversary of the terror attacks.

Categories: Syndicated

Dallas Police Officer Arrested For Killing Black Man In His Apartment

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 7:15am

Officer Amber Guyger, who is white, has told investigators that she mistakenly believed she had entered her own home. She was arrested on manslaughter charges and later released on bond.

Categories: Syndicated

Ex-President Obama Jumps Back Into The Political Fray

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 7:13am

Two months out from midterms, former President Obama has appeared on the campaign trail to stump for Democrats, as President Trump continues to support Republican candidates.

Categories: Syndicated

Miami Beach Police Officers Take Part In Marriage Proposal

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 7:02am

A man and woman were driving together when police pulled them over. They asked the man if he had anything to say for himself. And he did: He asked his girlfriend to marry him.

Categories: Syndicated

Homecoming Is A Night To Remember For Kaylee Foster

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 6:26am

The high school senior from Ocean Springs, Miss., was named homecoming queen right before her team's football game. Later, she kicked the extra point that led her team to victory.

Categories: Syndicated