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World Watches As More Details About The Khashoggi Case Come To Light

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 7:14am

Steve Inskeep talks to Victoria Nuland, a veteran diplomat who served in the Obama and George W. Bush administrations, about the impact of the U.S. response to the Jamal Khashoggi case.

Categories: Syndicated

After ICE Raid, A Shortage Of Welders In Tigertown, Texas

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 7:14am

In August, immigration officials hauled off 150 workers from a northeast Texas plant — one of ICE's largest operations in a decade. Now the employer is pushing back.

(Image credit: John Burnett/NPR)

Categories: Syndicated

Michael Myers' 'Halloween' House Still Stands In California

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 6:47am

In South Pasadena, Calif., you can go see the old clapboard house used as Michael Myers' childhood home in the Halloween movies. Imagine getting up the courage to ring that door bell this Halloween!

Categories: Syndicated

Yacht Club Members Accused Of Illegally Harvesting Shellfish

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 6:47am

Fish and wildlife officials accuse two members of the San Diego Yacht Club of harvesting shellfish off their yachts. The poaching scandal made waves in the yacht club community, a local paper reports.

Categories: Syndicated

Man Breaks Into Shoe Store Display Window, Roanoke, Va., Police Say

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 6:37am

Only right shoes were displayed. Police say they found a backpack with seven shoes inside along with the suspect's student ID and a sweatshirt with the prophetic words: Call My Lawyer.

Categories: Syndicated

Mexico Ups Southern Border Security To Keep Out Migrant Caravan

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 5:07am

Mexican riot police are guarding the southern border with Guatemala to prevent Honduran migrants from crossing en masse into Mexico. It's the latest caravan trying to make it to the U.S.

Categories: Syndicated

2 Huntington Beach Voters Weigh In On Tight Calif. House Race

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 5:07am

Whoever wins California's 48th Congressional District will help determine who controls the House. In Huntington Beach, two female voters have different politics but both are motivated by fear.

Categories: Syndicated

Democrat Tries To Unseat GOP Incumbent In Tight Calif. House Race

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 5:07am

Republican Dana Rohrabacher has served the 48th Congressional District for nearly three decades. But political newcomer, Democrat Harley Rouda, has a shot at unseating him.

Categories: Syndicated

Making Sense Of The Patchwork System Known As Voter Registration

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 5:07am

NPR's Noel King talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions about voter registration.

Categories: Syndicated

Court Rules Detained American Must Be Allowed To Enter Israel

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 5:07am

An American student held at Tel Aviv airport for two weeks has been allowed to enter Israel, after winning her case at the country's supreme court.

Categories: Syndicated

Examining The Close Ties Between Saudi Arabia And Silicon Valley

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 5:07am

Steve Inskeep talks to writer Anand Giriharadas about the relationship between Silicon Valley and Saudi Arabia. The presumed killing of a Saudi journalist raises concerns about the investments.

Categories: Syndicated

Vietnamese Vote Is Key To California's 48th Congressional District Race

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 5:07am

Orange County is home to the largest Vietnamese population in the United States. Older Vietnamese-Americans tend to vote Republican while the younger generations lean more Democratic.

Categories: Syndicated

Violence Delays Afghan Elections In Kandahar Province

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 5:07am

Saturday was supposed to be an election day in Kandahar Province, but those elections are postponed a week. Steve Inskeep talks to Pam Constable of The Washington Post, about why the voting delay.

Categories: Syndicated

News Brief: Midterm Elections, Montana Rally, Afghan Election

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 5:07am

There's a tight race in California's 48th Congressional District. President Trump praises a candidate who body-slammed a reporter in 2017. For candidates in Afghanistan, it's a life or death gamble.

Categories: Syndicated

A Rural Colorado Coal County Was Struggling. Then A Tech Company Brought New Jobs

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 4:51am

For the first time in years, Delta County in western Colorado is experiencing population growth, one indicator that rural Americans are increasingly feeling optimistic about their economic future.

(Image credit: Meredith Rizzo/NPR)

Categories: Syndicated

John Carpenter On The Enduring Sound Of 'Halloween'

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 4:50am

The original Halloween score is one of the most enduring horror scores ever written. John Carpenter, who directed that movie and wrote its score, has now written the score for the film's 2018 sequel.

(Image credit: Trevor de Brauw/Courtesy of the artist)

Categories: Syndicated

Memory Fuels Art And Activism In Mark Bradford's 'Tomorrow Is Another Day'

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 4:50am

Bradford represented the U.S. at the 2017 Venice Biennale. An exhibit of his work is now on view at The Baltimore Museum of Art — where one curator says he may well be the best painter working today.

(Image credit: Joshua White/Courtesy Mark Bradford, Hauser & Wirth)

Categories: Syndicated

When Immigration Status Puts Couple's Life 'At Pause'

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 4:49am

On their first date, Irakere Picon told Arianna Hermosillo that he was undocumented. He works as an immigration lawyer, and the couple, now married, face anxieties related to his status.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Arianna Hermosillo and Irakere Picon)

Categories: Syndicated

What's Really Known About Saudi Arabia's De Facto Ruler?

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 7:22am

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is under increased scrutiny as Turkey and other nations accuse the Saudis of having journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed. Salman is said to have no tolerance for critics.

Categories: Syndicated

'Washington Post' Publishes Jamal Khashoggi's Last Column

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 6:41am

Noel King talks to Karen Attiah, of The Washington Post, about the column which was filed before Khashoggi disappeared. He wrote passionately about the need for a free press in the Arab world.

Categories: Syndicated