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Tanzania Gears Up To Become A Nation Of Medical Drones

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 01:00:16 -0400

Drones have delivered everything from pizza to condoms to hot dogs. In Tanzania, they have a bold new mission.



Federal Judge Tosses Out Texas Voter ID Law

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:43:05 -0400

U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos issued the injunction, writing that changes did not "fully ameliorate" the law's "discriminatory intent." She had struck down the original law in 2014.



For Civilians Trapped In Raqqa, Offensive Against ISIS Presents New Dangers

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:14:48 -0400

An Amnesty International report depicts the terrors faced by the Syrian civilians trapped by ISIS fighters. Among those terrors: errant airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition pushing to liberate them.



Washington Declares Open Season On Escaped Aquaculture Salmon

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:07:22 -0400

State wildlife officials have asked the public to catch as many of the non-native Atlantic salmon as they can after an estimated 5,000 escaped from an aquaculture farm.



Justice Department Narrows Request For Visitor Logs To Inauguration Protest Website

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:51:46 -0400

Dropping a request for some 1.3 million IP addresses, the Trump Administration says its will instead focus "on evidence of the planning coordination and participation in a criminal act."



#HappyBirthday: Quintessential Twitter Feature Turns 10

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:47:51 -0400

Originally envisioned as a method of organization, the hashtag has gone from an obscure idea to an indelible part of our communication landscape.



'Good Time' Filmmakers Wanted To Make A Movie That 'Actually Feels Dangerous'

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:38:00 -0400

The gritty pulp thriller follows a small-time criminal trying to get his brother out of jail after a bank robbery gone wrong. It's directed by brothers Josh and Benny Safdie.



Charlottesville Shrouds Its Robert E. Lee And Stonewall Jackson Statues

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:00:00 -0400

The black tarps are a gesture of the city's mourning for Heather Heyer, who was struck and killed by a driver while she was protesting against a white supremacist rally on Aug. 12.



Say Goodbye To The Pizza Time Players: Chuck E. Cheese Retires Its Band

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:33:24 -0400

The CEO of the company that runs Chuck E. Cheese pizza parlors says its animatronic house band simply can't live up to the expectations that kids today have for entertainment.



Episode 652: The Hydrox Resurrection

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:30:00 -0400

Hidden in the trash heap of commerce there is buried treasure. Abandoned brands--including trusted, beloved brands--are waiting to be claimed and reborn. Today on the show: A cookie comeback.



What Makes A Great Relationship Between President And Congressional Leader?

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:53:21 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Thomas E. Mann, resident scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley, about the relationships between presidents and congressional leaders.



Veterans: How Will Trump's Ban Affect Transgender Troops?

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:53:00 -0400

President Trump has told the military to ban transgender people from serving. Many transgender veterans wonder what that will mean for them and the VA services they have come to depend on.



Wildland Firefighters Try To Combat Spread Of Invasive Species

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:53:00 -0400

Wildland firefighters in the West are using precious time to clean equipment in order to avoid bringing invasive species into sensitive areas. It's an attempt to avoid billions of dollars in damage.



Lawmakers Want To Make California A Sanctuary State

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:53:00 -0400

California lawmakers are considering a Sanctuary State bill to prevent local and state police from enforcing federal immigration law. Oregon passed a similar measure more than 30 years ago.



One Denver Suburb Aims To Be A Trailblazer For Drilling Oil In Suburbia

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:53:00 -0400

As oil wells and new housing fight for the same space, one Denver suburb aims to be a model for co-existence. It's proposing quieter rigs, sound walls, and lots of landscaping.