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Italian Police Recover Stolen Van Gogh Paintings

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:43:19 -0400

Anti-mafia police in Naples, Italy, recovered two priceless Van Gogh paintings stolen from a museum in Amsterdam in 2002. The museum reported the find on its website and says the paintings are in "relatively good condition."



Funeral Held For Former Israeli Leader And Founding Father Shimon Peres

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:43:19 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Nahum Barnea, a columnist for the Israeli paper, Yedioth Ahronoth, who attended the funeral of elder statesman Shimon Peres, who was one of Israel's last surviving founders.



Obama Delivers Speech At Funeral For Former Israeli President Shimon Peres

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:43:19 -0400

President Obama spoke at the funeral for former Israeli president and founding father Shimon Peres, saying Peres' dream of peace with the Palestinians should stay alive.



Donald Trump Hints At Attacking Hillary Clinton Over Husband's Affairs

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:43:19 -0400

Donald Trump has been hinting at attacking Hillary Clinton over her husband's past indiscretions, which carries serious risk for the GOP nominee.



Candidates Shift Focus To Early Voting In Swing States

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:43:19 -0400

Early voting is now well underway and as many as 40 percent of American voters are expected to cast a ballot before Election Day. That's meant big changes for campaigns and candidates.



Flint Couple Celebrates Anniversary By Replacing Lead Tainted Pipes

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:43:19 -0400

It has been a year since a county health department in Michigan warned residents in Flint to stop drinking their tap water because it was full of lead from corroded pipes. Thousands of lines need to be replaced; the city estimates that fewer than 200 pipes have been fixed so far. But this week, there was good news for Keri Webber and her family. Private donors came up with the money to replace her line, and a crew showed up to do so on the morning of her 25th wedding anniversary.



Costume Designer Colleen Atwood Took Unlikely Path To Hollywood Royalty

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:43:19 -0400

Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood knows tough times. A single mom at 17 who once worked at a French fry factory to make ends meet is Hollywood royalty today. A favorite of director Tim Burton, Atwood is now costume designer for his adaptation of the darkly comic, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children and the upcoming Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.



Montreal Bans Pit Bull Dog Ownership After Deadly Attack

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:43:19 -0400

Montreal joins the list of cities and countries banning people from owning pit bull dogs. Bronwen Dickey, a journalist and author on pit bulls, talks about why bans like Montreal's come from misleading studies and cultural stereotypes.



Chicago Fans Infected With Playoff Fever As Cubs Enter Postseason

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:43:19 -0400

Chicago Cubs fans are both wary and excited as their team heads into baseball playoffs next week with the best record in the major leagues. The Cubs haven't been to the World Series since 1945 and haven't won since 1908.



Platform Check: Candidates Signal Support Of New Gun Restrictions

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:43:19 -0400

In their first debate, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both signaled they would support some new restrictions on gun ownership. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to UCLA School of Law professor Adam Winkler about where the candidates stand on gun policy.



Texas Governor Announces Decision To Leave Refugee Resettlement Program

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:43:19 -0400

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that the state is leaving the federal refugee resettlement program over safety concerns. But that doesn't mean refugees will no longer be resettled in Texas.



Bon Iver's Latest Is A Soulful Mix Of Wood And Microchips

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:43:19 -0400

22, A Million is a radical — but logical — departure from Justin Vernon's past work. Music critic Will Hermes thinks it's the most compelling record he's heard all year.



New Maps Label Much Of New Orleans Out Of Flood Hazard Area

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:43:19 -0400

The new maps mean flood insurance for these areas is optional. But with half the city at or below sea level and memories of post-Hurricane Katrina flooding, some worry they send the wrong message.



American Heckler Shows Up Pro Golfers At Ryder Cup

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:43:18 -0400

Fan participation is not usually a good thing at pro sports events. In fact, severe heckling can get you kicked out of a place like the Ryder Cup. But one golf fan got to live the heckler's dream.



Week In Politics: Trump Attacks Former Miss Universe After Debate

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:43:18 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times, about Donald Trump's attacks on former Miss Universe Alicia Machado and the upcoming vice presidential debate.