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Trump Honors Fallen Warriors At Arlington National Cemetery

Mon, 29 May 2017 14:09:43 -0400

In his first Memorial Day speech as commander in chief, President Trump paid tribute to those who died in service to the country, and thanked the families who sacrificed their loved ones.



Frank Deford, NPR's Longtime Philosopher Of Sports, Dies At 78

Mon, 29 May 2017 14:01:00 -0400

The sportswriter was a mainstay on Morning Edition for 37 years, applying his keen wit and incisive eye to games of every stripe. Deford died Sunday, just weeks after hanging up his cleats with NPR.



On Day 3 Of Cancellation Chaos, British Airways Edges Closer To Recovery

Mon, 29 May 2017 13:11:00 -0400

A "catastrophic" IT systems failure has disrupted roughly 75,000 British Airways passengers' flights since it struck the company Saturday morning. "We profusely apologize," the airline's CEO said.



Baltimore Mayor Considers Removal Of Confederate Monuments

Mon, 29 May 2017 11:16:00 -0400

Mayor Catherine Pugh says she wants to "take a closer look at how we go about following in the footsteps of New Orleans," which removed its confederate monuments earlier this month.



Macron Opens A 'Demanding' Dialogue With Putin In France

Mon, 29 May 2017 10:42:00 -0400

The newly elected French president is hosting his Russian counterpart at the Palace of Versailles on Monday. On the docket for the leaders: Ukraine, Syria and mending their countries' tattered ties.



Watch Women Shame Men Who Pee In Public

Mon, 29 May 2017 07:00:00 -0400

The idea behind this viral ad is to convince men how important it is to have a toilet in the house. That's a major issue in India, where more than 500 million people are loo-less.



Free The Principal!

Mon, 29 May 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Can principals be better leaders if they have more time to focus on instruction? The Washington, D.C., schools are adding managers to handle operations and logistics.



How An Interview With A Shark Researcher Wound Up Starring A Shark

Mon, 29 May 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Why have dozens of great white sharks turned up around Southern California beaches recently? Finding the answer led to a close-up view of a baby great white shark — and the researcher who caught her.



Handshake-Free Zones Target Spread Of Germs In The Hospital

Mon, 29 May 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Hospital-acquired infections can be life-threatening, and unwashed hands are often to blame. One hospital in California thinks banishing handshakes could help reduce infections.



Uprooted By Conflict, Stuck In Limbo, Yearning For A Place To Call Home

Mon, 29 May 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Thousands displaced by conflict have been living for years in crumbling, unsafe apartments. At a recent protest, some sewed their lips shut; others threatened to set themselves on fire.



Adult ADHD Can't Be Diagnosed With A Simple Screening Test, Doctors Warn

Mon, 29 May 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Despite support from the World Health Organization for the latest adult ADHD screening survey, some researchers worry that it will lead to over-prescribing of powerful amphetamines.



North Korea Fires Short-Range Missile Into Sea of Japan, Its 9th Launch This Year

Mon, 29 May 2017 04:05:00 -0400

North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile off its east coast Monday, which appears to have landed in Japan's maritime economic zone, South Korean and Japanese officials say.



After G7 Summit, Merkel Says Europe Can No Longer Completely Rely On U.S. And U.K.

Sun, 28 May 2017 21:55:00 -0400

In a call for European unity, the German chancellor urged a crowd of supporters to "take our fate into our own hands," because, she says, the two nations are no longer reliable allies.



Some Men Are Not Happy About A Women-Only Screening Of 'Wonder Woman'

Sun, 28 May 2017 17:38:00 -0400

Men posted lots of angry messages on Alamo Drafthouse's social media pages. The Drafthouse responded by scheduling additional women-only screenings.



Mississippi Shooting Spree Kills 8, Including Sheriff's Deputy

Sun, 28 May 2017 16:30:00 -0400

The rampage happened at three separate locations in the county, and suspect Willie Corey Godbolt said that he intended to commit "suicide by cop." The state's governor called it a "senseless tragedy."