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Boom Time Again For U.S. Oil Industry, Thanks To OPEC

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:46:37 -0400

The oil industry is coming out of a two-year slump after OPEC cut production. In oil-rich North Dakota, there are more energy jobs than available workers and local businesses are seeing a revival.

Eating Chocolate, A Little Each Week, May Lower The Risk Of A Heart Flutter

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:30:00 -0400

The latest evidence that a chocolate habit may lower your risk of heart disease: A study finds people who ate small amounts of chocolate several times a week had a lower risk of atrial fibrillation.

Trump Wants Families On Food Stamps To Get Jobs. The Majority Already Work

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:14:00 -0400

Some 55 percent of families with kids on SNAP have jobs — they just don't earn enough to live on. Many states where reliance on SNAP is heaviest voted overwhelmingly for Trump last November.

CBO Releases Score For House-Approved American Health Care Act

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:50:00 -0400

The Congressional Budget Office gave its projections Wednesday on the costs and impact of the version of the American Health Care Act passed by the House earlier this month.

Who Should Own Police Body Camera Videos?

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:50:00 -0400

It's assumed that body camera video should be held by police departments. One academic says that creates a conflict of interest which will only get worse with time.

NBA Says 2019 All-Star Game Will Be In N.C. After Partial 'Bathroom Bill' Repeal

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:38:00 -0400

"We believe the recent legislation eliminates the most egregious aspects of the prior law," NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. Some advocates for transgender rights have criticized the decision.

Episode 773: Slot Flaw Scofflaws

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:24:29 -0400

As long as there have been casinos, people have tried to cheat them. The latest attempt was by a group of hackers who tried to take down slot machines using math, iPhones, and a whole lot of swiping.

President Trump's Big Wall Is Now Just 74 Miles Long In His Budget Plan

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:16:00 -0400

If completed, the request would mean one-third of the southwest border would be fenced. Facing a skeptical Congress, the White House says it plans to ask for more funding in future years.

Republicans' Health Plan Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured, Budget Office Says

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:41:00 -0400

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the GOP's Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill would also reduce the deficit and leave some sick Americans unable to buy coverage.

What We Know About The Suspect In The Manchester Arena Bombing

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:33:00 -0400

Authorities have identified the suicide bomber as Salman Abedi, 22, a British national whose father comes from Libya. Police say Abedi received help with Monday's attack on an Ariana Grande concert.

Trump Takes Religion Tour On First International Trip

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:30:00 -0400

Donald Trump made a bit of presidential history by visiting the holy lands of Islam, Judaism and Christianity on his first overseas trip. He stayed on message but some say he fell a little short.

Remembering The Victims Of The Manchester Arena Attack

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:30:00 -0400

Monday night's attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, left 22 people dead. Friends, family and schools have begun reporting their names.

Scientists Develop New Treatment Strategies For Child Psychopaths

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:30:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with writer Barbara Bradley Hagerty about her piece in The Atlantic on the children who are psychopaths, new treatment strategies and the brain science driving it.

NFL Loosens Rules On End-Zone Celebrations After Touchdowns

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:30:00 -0400

The NFL announced on Tuesday it is relaxing its rules on celebrations in the end zone after big plays. Previously, the league limited how players could celebrate after touchdowns and for how long.

The Reclusive Hedge Fund Billionaire Behind Trump's Campaign

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:30:00 -0400

Robert Mercer, a reclusive hedge fund manager, is widely seen as a major force behind the Trump election and administration. But many wonder what he wants in exchange from Trump.