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A Palestinian Preaches Positive Thinking To A Tough Crowd: His Own People

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:00:02 -0400

Motivational speaker Saed Karzoun has a tough sell in the West Bank as he tries to preach optimism and self-empowerment at a time when pessimism runs high among Palestinians.

U.S. Soldiers Told To Repay Thousands In Signing Bonuses From Height Of War Effort

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:43:00 -0400

Under threat of wage garnishes and tax liens, the California National Guard is pursuing bonuses it says it never should have paid.

Fatal Crash Of Tour Bus, Tractor Trailer Leaves Dozens Injured In California

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:03:00 -0400

Multiple people have died after a tour bus collided with a tractor-trailer outside of Palm Springs, Calif. Local hospitals are treating more than two dozen injured people.

A History Of Election Cake And Why Bakers Want To #MakeAmericaCakeAgain

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:00:02 -0400

Bakers Susannah Gebhart and Maia Surdam are reviving election cake: a boozy, dense fruitcake that was a way for women to participate in the democratic process before they had the right to vote.

Gotcha: Space Station Grabs Onto NASA's 5,100-Pound Cargo Craft

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:24:00 -0400

It's been a busy weekend for the space station. On Friday, three astronauts — two Russians and one American — docked at the ISS.

Strange Sounds, Burial Grounds And The Case Of The Twisted Dreamcatcher

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:54:00 -0400

Creaky doors and squeaky floorboards are part of the territory of an old house. But what about the unexplained sounds that come and go?

Police Facial Recognition Databases Log About Half Of Americans

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:17 -0400

A new report from Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy and Technology says all it takes is a driver's license to be included in the searchable databases. Rachel Martin talks to co-author Alvaro Bedoya.

Trump Supporters Point To Gore-Bush As A Precedent For Refusal Of Election Results

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:17 -0400

Some supporters of Donald Trump look to the election of 2000, when Al Gore conceded to George W. Bush not once but twice — five weeks apart. NPR senior editor and correspondent Ron Elving explains.

Monthly Song Project Gives The Raveonettes Freedom Of 'A Blank Slate'

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:17 -0400

Members of the Danish rock band, Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo, say their unconvential launch strategy will result in an album that may be "totally schizophrenic, but in a really wonderful way."

Small Business Owners Face Pressures Of Minimum Wage Bumps In Big Cities

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:17 -0400

Minimum wages are on their way to $15 an hour in New York and California. Workers look forward to the bump. But some small businesses are bracing for a hit to their bottom line.

With More Big-Box Stores In Reach, Are Commissaries Still Needed?

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:17 -0400

This year the U.S. military spent $1.4 billion to run nearly 240 stores that provide discount groceries to troops. Next year, the Department of Defense wants to cut $200 million from the subsidy.

The Next Generation Of Local, Low-Power FM Stations Expands In Urban Areas

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400

The next wave of low power FM stations is coming on the air. Initially restricted to rural areas because of interference concerns, nearly 2,000 new stations have been approved — many in urban areas.

AT&T To Acquire Media Giant Time Warner For More Than $85 Billion

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400

AT&T and Time Warner agreed Saturday to an $85 billion merger that, if approved by federal regulators, would create a mammoth media and telecommunications company.

'Cursed' Chicago Cubs Advance To First World Series In 71 Years

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400

Rachel Martin talks baseball with The Gist podcast host Mike Pesca. The Cubs beat the Dodgers last night to clinch the National League series, and will advance to their first World Series since 1948.

Republican And Trump Critic Ana Navarro Speaks On Election

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400

Ana Navarro has become a standard bearer for Republican women repudiating Donald Trump. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the GOP strategist about her view of the election, which is only 16 days away.