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There's Still Time To Punch Martin Shkreli In The Face

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:14:00 -0400

The pharmaceutical executive became despised after raising the price of a lifesaving drug by more than 5,000 percent. When his publicist died, Shkreli proposed to raise money with a punch gimmick.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Magnificent Seven' And 'Fleabag'

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:00:29 -0400

The gang discusses a new Western remake starring Denzel Washington, as well as a beloved British TV import starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Plus, as always, What's Making Us Happy this week.

Questions of Race And Charter Schools Divide Education Reformers

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:00:29 -0400

Black Lives Matter, the NAACP, and the future of a once bipartisan alliance on education.

Saddam Hussein's Basra Palace Transformed Into Museum

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:14:58 -0400

Since the fall of Saddam Hussein, Iraq has lost thousands of antiquities to looters and ISIS fighters. Museum director Qahtan al-Abeed tells Renee Montagne that the new institution signifies progress.

Has Hillary Clinton Done Enough To Reach Out To Black Voters?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:14:00 -0400

Steve Inskeep talks to Leslie Wimes, president of the Democratic African-American Women Caucus, who says Clinton's campaign needs to be in full panic mode about recruiting African-Americans voters.

Thomas Friedman On The Legacy Of Shimon Peres

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:14:00 -0400

A funeral was held on Friday for former Israeli president Shimon Peres. Steve Inskeep talks to New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, who shares memories of Israel's veteran statesman.

2016's Presidential Campaign Has Turned Into A Gender War

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:14:00 -0400

The first contest between major party male and female presidential candidates has inevitably made gender an issue in the campaign. Hillary Clinton is doing her best to use Donald Trump's public controversies to win over female voters.

Investigators In Hoboken Sift Through Wreckage Of Deadly Commuter Train Crash

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:14:00 -0400

Federal investigators in Hoboken, New Jersey, are trying to determine what happened on Thursday before a commuter train barreled through a station and crashed into a barrier. A young mother was killed by falling debris, about 100 other people were injured.

Netflix Film Documents White Helmet Volunteers Who Save Lives In Allepo

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:14:00 -0400

The Syria Civil Defense, known as the White Helmets, is made up of volunteers who rescue Syrian citizens from the rubble of rebel-held sections of Allepo, after airstrikes from government forces.

Man Behind Colombia's Peace Deal With Rebels Is Cheered By Some, Criticized By Others

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:14:00 -0400

Peace is finally coming to Colombia after more than 50 years of conflict with Marxist rebels. And much of the credit for the peace treaty is being given to a Bogota attorney who was the government's chief peace negotiator.

Family Of Black Man Killed By Police In California Want Video Released

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:14:00 -0400

Relatives of a black man shot to death by police in El Cajon want cell phone video made public. They say a still photo shows the moments just before the shooting but does not answer key questions.

Israelis, World Leaders Say Goodbye To Shimon Peres

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:14:00 -0400

Mourners from around the world were in Jerusalem for the funeral of former President Shimon Peres. The U.S. delegation includes President Obama and former President Bill Clinton — both gave eulogies.

Researchers Study Sugar's Effect On Bees

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:14:00 -0400

A study says that after bees got a jolt of sugar water, they would fly faster toward a flower, have higher levels of dopamine and recover faster after being attacked.

Commuter Train Crash In Hoboken, N.J., Disrupts Commute Into Manhattan

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:14:00 -0400

Commuter rail service in Hoboken has been restored following Thursday's crash. The city knows something about catastrophic events and their aftermath. Hoboken was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy.

White Working-Class Voters May Be Key To A Presidential Victory

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:14:00 -0400

Barack Obama won Iowa twice — in part because he did well with white working-class voters. Now, as education and race have erupted as fault lines, can a Democrat still win that demographic in Iowa?