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Longtime Progressive Activist Tom Hayden Dies At 76

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:19:18 -0400

Hayden was a radical activist in the '60s, and was famously prosecuted in the Chicago Seven conspiracy trial. Later in life he became a politician and always remained an advocate for liberal causes.

World Waits For Bob Dylan To Acknowledge His Nobel

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:04:00 -0400

Bob Dylan, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, has yet to recognize the honor. The continuing silence prompted a member of the Nobel committee to call Dylan "impolite and arrogant."

House Top 40: Flipping Control Still A Tough Task For Democrats

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0400

Even with scandals from Donald Trump and a growing lead by Hillary Clinton nationwide, Democrats aren't yet seeing the wave they need to win back control of the House of Representatives.

Letter To The Editor Leads To Yoga Pant Parade

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:14:00 -0400

A male reader of the Barrington Times in Rhode Island wrote in complaining about yoga pants. To protest his letter, hundreds of people in yoga pants streamed past his house.

What Are The Main Reasons Teachers Call It Quits?

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:00:03 -0400

Teachers in the U.S. flee the profession at rates higher than other developed nations. Often, the reasons have little to do with pay, parents or students.

Politics In The News: Election Day Countdown

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:03:58 -0400

With just two weeks until Election Day, David Greene talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Jonah Goldberg of the National Review about the bitterly divisive Trump-Clinton showdown.

New Guidelines To Prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Released

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

The American Academy of Pediatrics has new advice out for parents to protect babies from sudden infant death syndrome. SIDS claims the lives of about 3,50 babies each year in the U.S.

Cubs Fans Celebrate Team's First World Series Appearance In 71 Years

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

It has been more than a century since the Chicago Cubs last won a World Series. They meet the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 on Tuesday. Long suffering Cubs fans hope this is finally their year.

As U.S.-Cuba Ties Normalize, Cubans Fear Special Migrant Status Will End

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

Florida is seeing a surge of Cuban migrants desperate to make the dangerous sea crossing. They fear an end to current U.S. immigration policy, which gives Cubans who reach U.S. land special status.

Mark Twain Prize: Bill Murray Accepts Nation's Top Humor Award

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

Bill Murray received the 2016 Mark Twain Prize Sunday evening at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He was gently roasted by friends and fellow comics, and he was droll and deadpan and heartfelt.

Presidential Campaigns Spend $40 Per Vote In 1 Arizona County

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

Nothing has been normal about this presidential election — including ad spending. Donald Trump early on spent no money. Now he and Hillary Clinton have been targeting some unusual places.

AT&T-Time Warner Proposed Merger Is Compared To Comcast Deal

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

The AT&T-Time Warner merger proposal is reminiscent of the massive joining of Comcast and NBC Universal five years ago. Analysts say the Comcast deal remains controversial.

France Begins Evicting Thousands Of Migrants From 'The Jungle'

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

The refugee camp known as The Jungle is located in the northern port city of Calais. Police have started removing thousands of migrants from the camp, and they're not happy about leaving.

Aid Workers Worry About Civilians Trapped In Mosul

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

Renee Montagne talks to Save the Children's Ruaridh Villar about what he's seeing and hearing from Iraqis fleeing Mosul, and the surrounding areas following the offensive against the Islamic State.

Atlantic Editor On Acrimony In U.S.: 'I Have To Imagine That It Actually Gets Worse'

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:39:00 -0400

Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic's new editor, tells NPR about the magazine's unexpected endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president and anti-Semitic tweets directed at him and other journalists.