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What's More Distracting Than A Noisy Co-Worker? Turns Out, Not Much

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:36:00 -0400

Open offices are often said to promote teamwork and communication, but the benefits come with a drawback. Office workers are also distracted by coughs, loud conversations and other annoying noises.

Poll: Cost Of Child Care Causes Financial Stress For Many Families

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:35:00 -0400

The most common challenge parents face when looking for child care is the high cost. At an average cost of $10,000 a year, infant child care rivals a year's tuition at a state college or university.

Cleveland Beats Chicago Cubs 6-0 In Game 1 Of World Series

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:46:00 -0400

The Indians took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and added four more runs with two homers by catcher Roberto Perez.

Novelist Paul Beatty Is First American To Win Britain's Man Booker Prize

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:10:00 -0400

Beatty won for The Sellout, a satire hailed as hilarious about the fraught subject of race in the U.S. The competition was opened recently to any author writing in English and published in the U.K.

Giants Cut Kicker Josh Brown Over Domestic Abuse Allegations

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:29:00 -0400

The case has raised questions about the NFL's willingness to punish domestic abusers. "Our beliefs, our judgments and our decisions were misguided," the team's president said.

What A Reporter Learned When He Infiltrated An Arizona Militia Group

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:28:00 -0400

Going on patrol along the U.S.-Mexico border with the Three Percent United Patriots — amped up and equipped with night vision goggles — felt like going to war, says journalist Shane Bauer.

We've Seen This Election Before, In Classic Movies

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:00:00 -0400

It's life imitating art — election edition. A look at movies that have covered ground that's been well trod this campaign season, like A Face in the Crowd and The Lion in Winter and Ace in the Hole.

Researchers Build 'Nightmare Machine'

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:46:00 -0400

An MIT project rolled out just in time for Halloween uses artificial intelligence to generate horror images.

Even With Failures, North Korea's Nuclear Program Races Ahead

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:37:00 -0400

North Korea apparently attempted another ballistic missile launch last week. The launch failed, but U.S. intelligence officials warn the country is learning from these mistakes.

New Hampshire Car Dealership Owner Warms To Trump After Meeting

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:23:11 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to Toyota of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, dealer Jim Boyle, who he previously spoke to last fall when he was an uncommitted Republican. Boyle says he is now supporting Donald Trump after meeting him face-to-face.

New U.S. Census Category Proposed For Middle Eastern People

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:23:00 -0400

The U.S. Census Bureau may add a new category to its 2020 form for people of Middle Eastern or North African descent. The category — called "MENA" for short — encompasses a broad range of people and identities.

Texas Hispanic Republicans Chairman 'Very Disappointed' With Trump Campaign

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:23:00 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel checks back in with Artemio Muniz, chairman of the Federation of Hispanic Republicans in Texas. Back in July at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Muniz was a self-described "leave it blank" uncommitted delegate because he said he was unsure about who to vote for. At the time, Muniz said he was undecided about Donald Trump.

Clinton, Trump Make Closing Arguments With 2 Weeks Until Election Day

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:23:00 -0400

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are focusing on their closing arguments to voters in key battleground states with two weeks to go until Election Day.

Volkswagen Agrees To $14.7 Billion Settlement In Emissions Cheating Scandal

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:23:00 -0400

Nearly 500,000 dirty diesel vehicles could be taken off the roads under a settlement approved by a judge in the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal. VW has agreed to pay up to $14.7 billion to resolve claims from consumers and the U.S. government. Customers will be compensated under a VW buyback program, and the company will also pay to offset the pollution caused by the rigged diesel vehicles.

Cubs Vs. Indians: World Series To End One Team's Historic Drought

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:23:00 -0400

The 2016 World Series is a dream matchup for many. The Chicago Cubs, title less since 1908, will face the Cleveland Indians who last won a championship a mere 68 years ago.