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Military Mortuary Employee Allegedly Offered Peek At John Glenn's Remains

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:40:00 -0400

DOD inspectors declined the offer and "at no time viewed the remains," during a review of the mortuary at Dover Air Force Base. The Air Force says it will investigate the incident.

Confessed Killer Pleads Guilty To 7 Murders Over A Dozen Years In South Carolina

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:59:00 -0400

On Friday, Todd Kohlhepp was sentenced to seven consecutive life terms — as well as 60 years in prison for other crimes — in a plea bargain.

Nashville Predators Look To Make History In Stanley Cup Finals

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:32:23 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Justin Bradford, a reporter with Penalty Box Radio, about the Nashville Predators making it to the Stanley Cup finals.

After Being Banned, Kinder Eggs Are Coming To America

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:32:00 -0400

Kinder Eggs are coming to the U.S. — legally. The hollow chocolate egg with the toy surprise inside has not been allowed in the states due to a 1930s law banning candy with non-food objects inside, though fans of the European treat have previously smuggled them in.

Instead Of Cracking Down On Beggars, Cities Put Panhandlers To Work

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:32:00 -0400

Begging is an ancient practice, and in recent years U.S. cities have been cracking down on panhandlers. But now a handful are trying a different approach — paying panhandlers to work.

New Orleans Mayor Delivers Message On Race In Monuments Speech

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:32:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu about his address on the removal of the city's Confederate monuments one week ago.

President Trump's Overseas Trip Provides New Insight Into His Foreign Policy

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:32:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Susan Glasser, chief international affairs columnist for Politico, about what Trump's first overseas trip as president reveals about his foreign policy.

In Arizona, Doctors Criticize Tightening Of Late Abortion Rules

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:32:00 -0400

Many states have laws about what to do if there are signs of life after an abortion. But Arizona legislators have passed new rules that some doctors say go against national standards of care.

Massive Landslide Closes Part Of California's Highway 1 Near Big Sur

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:32:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to longtime Big Sur resident Erin Gafill about the recent landslide that closed a portion of Pacific Coast Highway and has changed life for residents.

Week In Politics: Trump's Overseas Trip, CBO Scores Health Care Bill

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:32:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators, Kimberly Atkins, chief Washington reporter and columnist for the Boston Herald, and Reihan Salam, executive editor for National Review and a columnist for Slate. They discuss Trump's first overseas trip as president, the latest CBO score for the House health care bill and the Montana's special election results.

President Trump Attends Meeting Of G-7 Leaders In Italy

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:32:00 -0400

President Trump is in Italy for a meeting of G-7 countries. Aides say he's listening and learning from America's allies and his views on climate change are "evolving."

Episode 774: Unspeakable Trademark

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:18:01 -0400

You can name your business whatever you want. But the government won't register it as a trademark if it thinks it's offensive. It gets weird when you try to decide what is too offensive to trademark.

As Nursing Homes Evict Patients, States Question Motives

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:13:00 -0400

According to the federal government, the top complaint about nursing homes is wrongful eviction. Advocates say nursing homes want residents who pay more but require less care.

In Europe, World Leaders Try To Change Trump's Mind On Climate Change

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:01:00 -0400

It was eight against one, at a table in Italy on Friday: Six heads of state and two EU representatives, arguing with the U.S. president about the urgency of committing to the Paris climate accord.

Lawsuit Claims GM Used Defeat Devices On Duramax Diesel Trucks And SUVs

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:03:00 -0400

The class-action lawsuit accuses General Motors of using "at least three separate 'defeat devices' to increase engine power and efficiency" in its Duramax diesel engines.