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Top Stories: More Women Seek Office; Trump Backs Romney Senate Run

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:44:21 -0500

Also: Pro-Syrian fighters kill dozens of civilians in heavy bombardments; potential flooding may come to the central U.S. today; and students will lobby for gun control at the Florida state capitol.

Hear A New Song Of Celebration From River Whyless

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:10:00 -0500

There's brilliant new music from the Asheville-based quartet. The song, "Van Dyke Brown," is a revelatory coming-of-age tune.

Toddler Milks: Filling A Nutritional Need Or A Marketing Niche?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:21 -0500

When parents transition a baby from breast milk or formula to cow's milk, it can seem like a big jump. We talk with a researcher who looked at just what's in the array of toddler drinks on the market.

Maduro Calls Out President Trump On Twitter, Requesting 'Dialogue'

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:50:00 -0500

The U.S. has sanctioned the Venezuelan president and labeled him a "dictator." And Nicolas Maduro's tweet Monday came not long after he was uninvited from a summit of Western Hemisphere countries.

Despite Obstacles, A Yazidi Woman Is Determined To Change Her Life

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:49:00 -0500

In Iraq, it's not easy trying to navigate life as a young woman — particularly when your culture doesn't give girls many choices. Add war and poverty on top of that and it's even harder.

Florida Student Calls For Stricter Gun Laws, Writes Op-Ed

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:48:00 -0500

Christine Yared, 15, a freshman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School over the weekend wrote a an opinion piece for The New York Times: "Don't Let My Classmates' Deaths Be In Vain."

Florida High School Students Demand Assault Weapons Ban

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:47:00 -0500

Dozens of students who survived last week's deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., plan to travel to their state capital on Tuesday to march and demand legislators enact a ban on assault weapons.

Russian Curler's 'B' Sample Confirms Doping Result; Bronze Medal In Jeopardy

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:40:00 -0500

"We express our sincere regret over the fact of this incident," the Olympic Athletes from Russia team says. The team says it will investigate, to see how a banned drug came to be in his system.

Distracted Employees Ram Into Glass Doors At Apple's New Campus

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:21:00 -0500

Workers are moving into a new circular building with a lot of glass doors. Some employees who walk while looking down at their phones have been ramming into the doors, according to reports.

'Decarcerating America' Is A Powerful Call For Reform

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:00:21 -0500

This new essay, edited by Ernest Drucker, argues that mass incarceration — more than 2 million Americans are locked up — tears at our social fabric and leaves people with no option but to reoffend.

Man In Mumbai Sets Record For Drinking A Bottle Of Ketchup

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:22:00 -0500

Dinesh Shivnath consumed an entire bottle of ketchup in just over 75 seconds, and coughed uncontrollably when he was done. In an earlier challenge, he ate 73 grapes in a minute.

Artists And Criminals: On The Cutting Edge Of Tech

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:01:51 -0500

Sci-fi authors like William Gibson foresaw what the Internet would bring. Inspired by their visions, NPR's Laura Sydell set out to see what artists and criminals think about and do with technology.

Speedskating Primer: Long Track Vs. Short Track

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:01:00 -0500

When it comes to speedskating, South Koreans love short track. The Dutch are masters of long track. Two previous Olympic medalists talk about the thrill and pain of speedskating.

Hidden Brain: A Study Of Airline Delays

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:01:00 -0500

Flight delays and late arrivals have gone down since 1990. At the same time, airlines have increased scheduled flight times because flights are taking longer, and more time is spent taxiing.

Should FBI Director Wray Resign Over Missed Warnings In Florida Shooting?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:01:00 -0500

President Trump says the FBI failed to prevent the Florida school shooting because it's fixated on its Russia probe. David Greene talks to former FBI agent Clinton Watts who says they are not related.