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California Imposes Sweeping Sanctions On Wells Fargo Amid Scandal

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:06:00 -0400

California's state treasurer has announced he is suspending major parts of the state's business relationship with Wells Fargo because of a scandal involving unauthorized customer accounts.

Tech Giants Team Up To Tackle The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:15:00 -0400

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and IBM form a group to set the first industrywide best practices for the technology already powering many applications, such as voice and image recognition.

Yay, It's Time For My Performance Review! (Said No One Ever)

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:46:00 -0400

At many companies, annual reviews are being transformed as the nature of work changes. And instead of ranking their employees, firms are turning to more frequent, less formal evaluations.

The Philadelphia Folk Festival Sessions On World Cafe

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:19:53 -0400

Hear performances by Liz Longley, The Sheepdogs and Quiet Life, recorded live at the 55th annual Philadelphia Folk Festival in August 2016.

What Meerkat Murder Tells Us About Human Violence

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:07:00 -0400

What is the most murderous mammal? A new study says it's the meerkat. But the study argues that over all of human history, humans are still more lethally violent than the average mammal.

Parents Speak Out, Say FBI Arrest Saved Son On Verge Of Joining ISIS

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:42:00 -0400

Parents of a young man who pleaded guilty to trying to join ISIS met with community leaders this week. They made the case for why parents should report their kids if they suspect them of radicalizing.

Coins From The Roman Empire Are Found In Ruins Of Japanese Castle

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:34:00 -0400

The copper coins were found in 2013; X-ray analysis shows that they bear an image of Constantine the Great.

The U.S. Is Sending 600 More Troops To Iraq

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:28:00 -0400

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter says the increase, which brings the American total to about 5,000, anticipates a major operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul.

Curious George Celebrates 75 Years Of Monkey Business

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:20:00 -0400

George has had many close calls, but did you know he once outran the Nazis? Despite some dated themes (we're looking at you, Man with the Yellow Hat) George is now a multimillion-dollar franchise.


Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:15:00 -0400


No, Donald Trump Didn't Win Post-Debate 'Polls'

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:06:00 -0400

The Internet surveys the GOP nominee frequently cites are unscientific and can be easily manipulated. Reputable scientific polls taken after the debate show Hillary Clinton was the clear winner.

Nearly 7 Decades Later, Vin Scully's Long Broadcast Will Soon Come To A Close

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:00:22 -0400

On Sunday, a legendary voice in baseball will be retiring. And when he does, Vin Scully, who has done the play-by-play for Dodgers games for 67 years, will leave behind several generations of fans.

Can Russia Be Held Accountable For Weapons That Took Down Airliner?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:00:21 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jim Lewis, senior vice president and program director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, about holding countries accountable for weapons transfers.

Award-Winning Campaign To Eliminate Prostitution Takes A Dark Approach

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:00:00 -0400

Riccardo Fregoso, executive creative director of McCann Paris, discusses the firm's Clio Award-winning ad called "The Girls of Paradise," which draws potential johns in for a rude surprise.

In Israel, Mourners Come To Terms With Shimon Peres' Complex Legacy

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:00:00 -0400

After former Israeli President Shimon Peres' death, the country has been somber in remembrance. Leaders and mourners marked the passing of one of Israel's last remaining founders.