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Hookup Culture: The Unspoken Rules Of Sex On College Campuses

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:00:17 -0400

We all know casual sex isn't about love. But what if it's not even about lust?



Thousands Flee Bali's Mount Agung After Volcano Threat Level Is Raised

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:58:49 -0400

Authorities say the mountain, which last erupted 54 years ago, is poised to go at any time.



'You Have To Try': Puerto Ricans, Without Power, Find Ways Forward

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:52:00 -0400

Hurricane Maria knocked out power across the entire island, and many areas lack running water. Doing laundry, turning on the lights, eating dinner: Everyday life has become a constant challenge.



Puerto Rico's Arecibo Radio Telescope Suffers Hurricane Damage

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:28:05 -0400

Early reports that a secondary dish at the observatory was destroyed by Maria turn out not to be correct, according to a group that helps run the facility.



GOP Health Care Bill Appears Dead After Sen. Collins Declares Opposition

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:13:00 -0400

The latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act appears to be blocked after Maine Sen. Susan Collins opposed the bill. Her opposition means the bill cannot pass the Senate with only GOP support.



'Millions' Fewer Would Have Coverage Under GOP Health Bill, Says CBO Analysis

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:14:00 -0400

The Congressional Budget Office says it won't have time to analyze all the impacts of the latest GOP effort to repeal the ACA, but it says millions more would be uninsured than under current law.



3 GOP Senators Oppose Graham-Cassidy, Effectively Blocking Health Care Bill

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:13:46 -0400

Maine Sen. Susan Collins says she'll vote no on the latest push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. That once again leaves the GOP short of the votes it needs to pass a health care bill.



Rental Firms' Disaster Readiness May Help Usher The Age Of Self-Driving Cars

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:08:23 -0400

With more than 1 million autos damaged in recent hurricanes, rental firms have had to move cars quickly into affected areas. That involves tech tools and data, keys to a future of autonomous fleets.



How Every NFL Team Responded To Trump's National Anthem Protest Comments

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:46:00 -0400

After the president said those who kneel during the anthem should be fired, protests rippled throughout the NFL this week. Teams mostly stood by their players.



The Isley Brothers & Santana On World Cafe

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:34:09 -0400

Carlos Santana, his virtuoso drummer (and wife) Cindy Blackman Santana and the two main surviving members of the legendary Isley Brothers, Ron and Ernie, collaborate on the new album Power of Peace.



First Female Marine Completes Grueling Infantry Officer Course

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:34:59 -0400

The 13-week program is considered one of the toughest in the U.S. military, and one-third of the class dropped out before graduation. The lieutenant has asked to keep her identity private.



Far-Right Gains Set To Alter Germany's Relationship With U.S, E.U.

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:31:02 -0400

Angela Merkel won her fourth term as chancellor of Germany Sunday, but a far-right party also gained unprecedented representation. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Karen Donfried of the German Marshall Fund, on what the election means for Germany and the U.S.



'Nomadland' Tracks Rising Number Of Americans Living On The Road

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:31:00 -0400

A new book by the journalist Jessica Bruder describes the increasing number of Americans living on the road, often in RVs, moving from job to job as a way to avoid the expense of a permanent home. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Bruder about her book, Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century.



Astronomers Search For Giant Planet On Outer Edges Of Solar System

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Astronomers are continuing their search for a giant planet they believe is lurking at the outer reaches of the solar system.



Iraqi Kurds Vote On Independence In Historic Referendum

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Iraqi Kurds voted on Monday in a referendum on whether to seek independence from Iraq. Neighboring countries worry an independent Kurdistan could destabilize the region.