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Smithereens Lead Singer Pat DiNizio Dies At Age 62

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:00:39 -0500

Pat DiNizio, a singer and songwriter who made popular rock songs as the leader of The Smithereens, died on Tuesday, his fellow band members say.



The Mysterious Death Of A D.C. Punk And The $10,000 Reward That May Never Be Claimed

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:00:05 -0500

The guitarist Fred "Freak" Smith was an outsized figure within Washington, D.C.'s vibrant '80s hardcore punk scene. His descent and death, which remains a mystery, is an all-too common story.



Rep. Byrne: Doug Jones Will Lose His Alabama Senate Seat In 2020

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:43:00 -0500

Rachel Martin talks to GOP Rep. Bradley Byrne of Alabama about the results of the state's special election. Democrat Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore and will fill a seat in the U.S. Senate.



Right Won Over Wrong In Alabama, Perez Says

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:34:00 -0500

Steve Inskeep talks to Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez about Democrat Doug Jones' victory over Republican Roy Moore in Tuesday's special Senate election in Alabama.



U.S. Marine Helicopter In Okinawa Loses Windshield Over School

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:42:00 -0500

A 10-year-old boy was slightly injured when the object landed. It is the latest incident in the Japanese prefecture that have emboldened calls from locals to close down U.S. military bases there.



Fossils In New Zealand Reveal Penguins Used To Be Bigger

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:42:00 -0500

The largest Emperor penguins today stand less than 4 feet. Fossils show a prehistoric penguin weighed about 220 pounds and was a bit shorter than 6 feet in height.



More College Presidents Join The Millionaires' Club

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:26:05 -0500

Sixty-six university presidents took home more than $1 million in 2015, according to a new analysis by The Chronicle of Higher Education.



Tillerson Makes A N. Korea Overture, But It Highlights His Credibility Problem

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:23:00 -0500

The secretary of state says the U.S. would be willing to engage North Korea "without preconditions." But he's signaled support for talks before, only to be publicly rebuked by the president.



2-Year-Old Twins Are Big Philadelphia Eagles Fans

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:05:00 -0500

Like most sports teams, the Eagles have a fight song. Listening to a baby monitor, parents of the twins were surprised to hear them singing the song from their cribs.



California's Thomas Fire 25 Percent Contained

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:38:00 -0500

The wildfire has burned through 236,000 acres and destroyed more than 700 homes.



Japan's Babe Ruth Is The Latest Japanese Player To Sign With MLB Team

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:04:00 -0500

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Gemma Kaneko, a writer and editor with MLB.com's Cut Four, about the history of Japanese baseball players in Major League Baseball.



Talks With North Korea Could Begin Without Conditions, Tillerson Says

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:04:00 -0500

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. is willing to enter negotiations with North Korea without pre-conditions, such as giving up its nuclear weapons. This is a departure from earlier policy.



Alabama Upset: Democrat Doug Jones Beats Roy Moore In Senate Race

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:04:00 -0500

The Republican Senate majority shrinks to one seat after a race tainted by sexual assault allegations. President Trump, who backed Moore, congratulated Jones. Moore has not yet conceded the race.



Kansas' 2012 Tax Cut Experiment Could Serve As A Cautionary Tale

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:04:00 -0500

People in Kansas are struggling to recover from the state's experiment with deep tax cuts. What happened in Kansas is similar in many ways to what Congress is attempting to do on a national level.



Remarkable Win Sends Democratic Candidate To U.S. Senate

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:04:00 -0500

Democrat Doug Jones overcame tough odds to win the special election in the very red state of Alabama. He beat Republican Roy Moore to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.