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Hurricane Matthew Strengthens Into Category 5 In Caribbean

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 02:58:00 -0400

With wind speeds of 160 mph, the storm is expected to make landfall on Jamaica on Monday, and remains a threat to Haiti and Cuba. Forecasters say it's the strongest in the Atlantic since 2007.

The VA Will Now Pay For Fertility Treatment For Wounded Vets

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:32:48 -0400

Congress has reversed a law passed in 1992 that prohibited the Department of Veterans Affairs from paying for IVF for veterans and their families, after mounting political pressure.

Episode 727: You Asked For It, Again

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:21:28 -0400

New show! You asked us questions about the economy and oddities in your world. We answer.

The United Nations Is Launching A Space Mission

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:52:00 -0400

The U.N. is planning to send its first spacecraft into orbit, packed with scientific experiments from countries that can't afford their own space programs.

Police Release Videos Of Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man in El Cajon, Calif.

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:06:00 -0400

After days of progressively larger and angrier protests in a San Diego suburb, local officials released surveillance and witness video in an effort to bring calm.

Gary Johnson Is Probably The Healthiest Candidate For President

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:58:00 -0400

The 63-year-old Libertarian presidential nominee has run 17 marathons and four Ironman Triathlons. He doesn't drink or smoke cigarettes, though his doctor doesn't address his past marijuana use.

In Year Since Water Crisis Began, Flint Struggles In Pipe Replacement Efforts

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:48:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Laura Sullivan, a professor of mechanical engineering at Kettering University, about the difficulties in replacing thousands of lead pipes that contaminated water in Flint.

Lee Musiker On Piano Jazz

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:18:05 -0400

The award-winning conductor, pianist and composer performs "Fascinating Rhythm" and other standards with Marian McPartland.

Carnegie Deli Says It Is Closing Down Its Landmark NYC Restaurant

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:13:00 -0400

As news of the closing rippled far beyond the deli's home turf in Manhattan Friday, hundreds of people responded with sadness and disbelief.

'Working' Then And Now: A Hotel Piano Player Frustrated By His Future

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

Hots Michaels was interviewed by Studs Terkel while entertaining guests at the Hotel Sherman, where he worked for decades. This is part of our series Working Then and Now from Radio Diaries.

Italian Police Recover Stolen Van Gogh Paintings

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:43:00 -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 16:43:00 -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 16:43:00 -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 16:43:00 -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 16:43:00 -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.