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Frustrations Mount At Miami Airport As Passengers To Puerto Rico Wait And Worry

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 21:09:21 -0400

After Maria hit, airport operations in San Juan are limited. Flights to Puerto Rico have been booked, boarded — then returned to the gate, to send weary travelers back for another round of bookings.

5 Americans Talk About How A Health Law Overhaul Would Affect Them

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:50:00 -0400

All year, NPR member station reporters around the country have asked people how they would be affected by proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Here are five of those stories.

'Imminent' Dam Failure Threatens Thousands In Puerto Rico

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:09:00 -0400

The National Weather Service warned locals to evacuate, but with most communications down, it remained unclear how many would heed the alerts.

'Screaming Eagle Of Soul' Charles Bradley Dies At 68

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:12:00 -0400

The singer, inspired as a teen by James Brown, didn't release his first album until 2011, at the age of 62. For the six years that followed, through a battle with cancer, he never wasted a moment.

Earthquake In North Korea Sets Off Alarm And Speculation

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:40:16 -0400

The quake occurred close to the site where the country detonated a hydrogen bomb earlier this month.

Puerto Rico Update: How One NGO Is Helping The Island Rebuild After Hurricane Maria

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:29:16 -0400

Michael Fernandez, executive director of CARAS, a nonprofit based in Puerto Rico, speaks with NPR's Scott Simon from the island, where he's aiding in the disaster recovery efforts.

Mother And Daughter Who Opposed Bashar Assad Regime Killed In Turkey

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:03:53 -0400

Police found the bodies of Orouba Barakat and her daughter, Halla, a U.S. citizen, in their Istanbul apartment. Their deaths have left family and the wider dispersed Syrian community in fear.

Why Did India Have Ten Million Fewer Childhood Deaths Than Predicted?

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:00:13 -0400

Researchers used an innovative method to come up with the data for the years from 2000 to 2015. What's behind the encouraging trend?

Meet Your Friends Who Get Medicaid

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:00:13 -0400

Those relying on the federal government's safety net are grandmothers, the kid next door, your supermarket cashier — maybe even you.

Uncertainty Over Health Care Law's Future Hobbles Entrepreneurs

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11:00 -0400

Obamacare made it easier for people to leave jobs to start their own ventures and entice others to join, knowing they could buy insurance independently. Some entrepreneurs worry that could change.

Is Tegel Airport To Be Or Not To Be? That Is The Question, For Berlin

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:00:30 -0400

On Sunday — the same day as the German national election — Berliners will vote on whether to keep their city airport when a new one opens just south. Tegel Airport has fierce defenders — and critics.

ACLU Sues Michigan After Same-Sex Couples Seeking To Adopt Are Rejected

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 07:46:00 -0400

The ACLU is challenging a Michigan practice that allows private child-placing agencies contracted by the state to deny services based on religious objections.

In German Election, Campaign Posters Are More Important Than TV Ads

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 07:01:13 -0400

The poster tradition dates back hundreds of years and serves as an equalizer in modern-day German elections. But some of today's messaging has been provocative to the point of causing offense.

Trump's Approval Is Stabilizing. That Might Mean He Should Work More With Democrats

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 07:00:13 -0400

Amid hurricanes and working with Democrats to keep the government open and raise the nation's debt limit, Trump's approval rating has stopped its decline and has even rebounded slightly.

Who Put The 'Hispanic' In Hispanic Heritage Month?

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:18:13 -0400

As Hispanic Heritage Month gets under way, it's worth noting that the idea of people from the Latin American diaspora referring to themselves as 'Hispanic' or 'Latino' or 'Latinx' is a fairly new one.