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Could A Bumblebee Learn To Play Fetch? Probably

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:37:00 -0500

Scientists found that bumblebees are nimble learners, especially when there's a sugary reward at the end. No wonder they're such good pollinators.

Kansas Man Arrested In Shooting That Reportedly Targeted Foreigners

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:14:00 -0500

Two of the victims are originally from India; their assailant was reportedly heard yelling "get out of my country" just before opening fire.

Reading The Game: Shadow Of Mordor

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:00:13 -0500

As part of our occasional series on storytelling in video games, we're looking at a game where the story fails: Shadow of Mordor, which won awards for its gameplay, but lacks a compelling narrative.

No More 'Footloose' Comparisons For This Oklahoma Town

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:45:00 -0500

The city council in Henryetta, Okla., repealed an ordinance that had banned dancing within 500 feet of a church. Residents now can finally kick off their Sunday shoes.

Chris Christie Will Soon Need A Job

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:41:00 -0500

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie leaves office at the end of the year. Despite being an early Trump supporter, he didn't get a Cabinet spot. And a radio station was even considering him for a talk show.

Caroline Shaw's Helping 'Hands'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:00:13 -0500

Riffing off a Baroque cantata, the Pulitzer-winner creates a beautiful and luminous musical balm.

A Difficult Childhood Inspires A Dad To Do Better

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:02:34 -0500

Michael Ryan, a juvenile judge in Ohio, says his mom was a drug addict, and the way he parents his own son is to do the opposite. His son gets it. "I don't want to see you in court," his son says.

A Postcard From Rio De Janeiro As Brazil Begins Carnival

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:02:00 -0500

Friday marks the start of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. We set out to discover if Brazil's tradition of wild street parties and lavish costume parades is actually a form of collective therapy.

Lawyer Calls For Fate Of Prisoners To Be Included In Syria Peace Talks

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:02:00 -0500

Activists say more than 300,000 people have been detained over the course of Syria's civil war. A Syrian lawyer is trying to get the plight of detainees on the agenda at peace talks.

As Trump Prepares To Address CPAC, Outlining An 'America First' Agenda

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:02:00 -0500

The Conservative Political Action Conference will hear from Donald Trump Friday. We discuss how Trump's idea of "America first" squares with traditional Republican ideas.

Trump Meets With Manufacturers

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:02:00 -0500

CEOs from large manufacturing companies were at the White House Thursday to discuss ways to create jobs. Steve Inskeep speaks with Jay Timmons of the National Association of Manufacturers.

Indian Community In Kansas Shaken By Shooting

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:02:00 -0500

A man reportedly shouted, "Get out of my country," and shot two men who are originally from India at a Kansas sports bar. One of the victims died, and a third man was shot trying to stop the shooting.

Explaining Trump's New Type Of Conservatism At CPAC

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:02:00 -0500

Trump's new type of conservatism is on display at the Conservative Political Action Conference. David Greene talks with Chris Buskirk of the pro-Trump website American Greatness about the event.

Rep. Jeb Hensarling Calls Consumer Financial Protection Bureau A 'Rogue Agency'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:02:00 -0500

Steve Inskeep talks with Republican Rep. Jeb Hensarling, who says the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau "must go" and is unaccountable. The agency was created after the financial crisis of 2008.

Attacks On Foreigners On The Rise In South Africa

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:02:00 -0500

Attacks on foreigners and foreign-owned businesses are once again increasing in South Africa. Dozens were killed in similar waves of xenophobia in 2008 and 2015.