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Alabama Woman Stuck In NYC Traffic In 1902 Invented The Windshield Wiper

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:52:00 -0400

Entrepreneur Mary Anderson thought it made no sense that New York streetcar drivers had to keep jumping off to clean snow from the windshield. She soon won a patent for her "window cleaning device."

Olympic National Park Targeting Mountain Goats For Removal

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:44:00 -0400

Likely introduced in the 1920s as prey for hunters, the animals proliferated and now park officials are looking at ways of getting rid of them.

Mass. High Court: Local Authorities Can't Detain People Without Charges For ICE

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:06:00 -0400

The practice known as "ICE detainers" allowed state officers to detain immigrants who would otherwise be free to leave, in order to give federal immigration authorities a longer look at their status.

New Senate Campaign Ad For Mo Brooks Features Baseball Practice Shooting

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:52:00 -0400

"This makes my stomach turn," said an aide to Rep. Steve Scalise of a fellow Republican's ad. The video opens with sound from last month's shooting that left Scalise seriously injured.

Native Forest Birds In Kauai In Peril

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:23:22 -0400

Once considered a paradise for the colorful songbirds, Kauai has lost more than half of those native species due to invasive species and a warming climate.

Federal Gerrymandering Case Could Give Dems Congressional Seats — In Texas

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:23:00 -0400

A three-judge panel is expected to rule soon whether Texas violated Hispanics' voting rights when drawing its congressional and state House maps in 2011. If Texas loses, it could be placed back under federal supervision under the Voting Rights Act, throw some uncertainty into 2018 races and put other states like North Carolina on notice they may follow in Texas' footsteps.

10 People Die In San Antonio In Unventilated Tractor-Trailer

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:23:00 -0400

Ten people have died after they were trapped inside a tractor-trailer in San Antonio. More than two dozen others were taken to hospitals. Robert Siegel talks to Texas Public Radio's Joey Palacios.

The Senate Health Care Vote, Simplified

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:23:00 -0400

President Trump is pushing the Senate to repeal and replace Obamacare this week. But with multiple bills in play, it's far from clear what the Senate would vote on. Here's a recap of the options.

Democrats' 'Better Deal' Aims To Reclaim A Populist Image

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:08:00 -0400

In an effort to drive a message ahead of next year's elections, Democrats promised more and better jobs, lower-cost prescription drugs and a crackdown on corporations that ship jobs overseas.

How Crisis Pregnancy Center Clients Rely On Medicaid

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:48:00 -0400

Medicaid pays for nearly half the births in the U.S., and centers that counsel women against abortion often help pregnant women enroll in Medicaid so they don't have to worry about health care costs.

Feeling 'Young, Scrappy And Hungry'? Have A 'Hamilton'-Inspired Meal

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:35:00 -0400

It was only a matter of time before fans of the Broadway hit sought out culinary tributes to their most treasured folk hero. Here are historically minded ideas to eat like the Founding Father.

Truck Driver Charged With Human Smuggling After 10 Die In Stifling Conditions

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:18:00 -0400

James Matthew Bradley Jr., who could face the death penalty if convicted, says he didn't know dozens of immigrants were crammed in the back of a tractor-trailer he parked in a San Antonio parking lot.

USS Constitution Sails Into Boston Harbor Once Again

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:47:00 -0400

The wooden warship nicknamed "Old Ironsides" returned to the water after more than two years of restoration.

Scars Still Run Deep In Motor City 50 Years After Detroit Riots

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:51:00 -0400

Detroit police raided an illegal after-hours club when a brick was thrown and the city ignited into five days of rioting. Many African-Americans see it as rebellion against decades of harassment.

Jared Kushner Says 'I Did Not Collude' Ahead Of Senate Committee Appearance

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:23:00 -0400

Kushner states that during the presidential campaign he had "hardly any" contact with Russia representatives. He is set to participate in a closed-door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee.