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Jailed Philippine Senator: 'I Won't Be Silenced Or Cowed'

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:08:34 -0400

Leila de Lima, 57, was jailed in February on President Rodrigo Duterte's orders, after she launched a Senate investigation into Duterte's bloody war on drugs. It's not the first time they've tangled.



On Top Of Hong Kong's High Rises, Rooftop Gardens Take Root

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:01:02 -0400

In one of the most densely populated cities on Earth, a gardening cooperative is helping residents rediscover farming — in the sky.



Meyers Chuck, AK, 99903

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:01:02 -0400

Meyers Chuck is off the grid, with no roads or cars; just a sprinkling of houses on the water, and a post office that's the social hub of town.



A Serbian Farmer Wants To Protect The Balkan Donkey By Selling Its Pricey Milk

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:01:02 -0400

Donkey milk is as rare as hen's teeth. And at $10 a cup, it's expensive, too. But a Serbian farmer has found a market for this elixir for use in cheese, infant formula, skin cream and even chocolate.



More Than Memory: Coping With The Other Ills Of Alzheimer's

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:01:00 -0400

Many people with Alzheimer's suffer medical and mental health issues that have nothing to do with memory loss, including slow healing, incontinence, paranoia and depression.



How The Senate Health Care Bill Could Disrupt The Insurance Market

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:00:24 -0400

In their Affordable Care Act repeal bill, Senate Republicans dropped the requirement that all Americans get health insurance. But they also kept the mandate that insurance companies cover everyone.



Snakebites Make The List Of 'Neglected Tropical Diseases'

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:00:23 -0400

They claim about 100,000 lives a year. WHO has now put snakebites on its list of "neglected tropical diseases."



DeVos Appoints CEO Of A Student Loan Company To Head Federal Aid Agency

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:00:23 -0400

Plus school district secession, student borrower complaints, and more.



Imagining Daniel Day-Lewis In A Life Without Acting

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:53:00 -0400

Daniel Day-Lewis says he is no longer going to act. Weekend Edition guest host Melissa Block remembers an interview she had with him that might shed some light on what he'll do next.



More Than 140 May Be Buried After Landslide In Southwest China

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 04:40:00 -0400

Chinese state news says 141 people are missing, according to the provincial government, after a landslide of mud, rocks and boulders buried the town of Xinmo in Sichuan province.



Third Former Vanderbilt Football Player Found Guilty In Rape Of Unconscious Student

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:51:00 -0400

A Nashville, Tenn., jury convicted 23-year-old Brandon Banks in the 2013 gang rape of a fellow student. Two former teammates have also been convicted and another has yet to be tried.



North Carolina Televangelist Indicted On Charges Of Tax Crimes

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:21:00 -0400

The televangelist and author of books on faith and finances has allegedly carried out various forms of tax fraud for more than a decade, according to a grand jury's indictment.



Illinois Bishop Decrees No Communion, Funeral Rites For Same-Sex Spouses

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:36:00 -0400

Bishop Thomas Paprocki is telling priests in his diocese not to offer sacraments to people in same-sex marriages. A Catholic LGBT group calls the decree "mean-spirited and unchristian in the extreme."



Arkansas Tries To Stop An Epidemic Of Herbicide Damage

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:09:00 -0400

A weedkiller called dicamba, which farmers hoped could banish herbicide-resistant weeds, has become a plague itself in Arkansas. The state's regulators just voted to ban it for 120 days.



WATCH: It's Been A Long Week. So Here's A Gorilla Dancing In A Pool

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:59:00 -0400

We'd explain further, but really, the headline kind of speaks for itself.