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What's Driving Some Asian-Americans To Challenge Affirmative Action?

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 5:02am

Steve Inskeep talks to Hua Hsu, of The New Yorker, about how activism in some Asian-American communities helped propel a lawsuit against Harvard University over its affirmative action policies.

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Reporter Details Alleged Abuses By The Charity More Than Me

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 5:02am

Rachel Martin talks to investigative reporter Finlay Young about her stories in ProPublica and Time magazine, about alleged child sex abuse and mismanagement at the More Than Me charity in Liberia.

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Mary Bono Resigns As USA Gymnastics' Interim CEO

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 5:02am

USA Gymnastics has yet another controversy on its hands. Mary Bono, the interim president and CEO, who was hired last week, has resigned. The group is trying to recover from a sexual abuse scandal.

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In Florida's Closely Watched Senate Race, Latino Votes May Be Key

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 5:02am

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is hoping to unseat Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. The Republican challenger is making gains with the state's Latinos that could be crucial.

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Pompeo Is In Turkey Looking For Answers To Khashoggi's Disappearance

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 5:02am

Secretary of State Pompeo meets with the Turkish foreign minister to talk about missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

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A New Surge Of Ebola Cases Suspected In Congo

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 5:02am

Ebola has been spreading throughout an eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo for more than two and a half months. An emergency committee of the WHO is meeting Wednesday to advise.

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Are GOP Tax Cuts To Blame For The Jump In The Federal Deficit?

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 5:02am

Noel King talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the federal deficit ballooning to $779 billion in the just-ended fiscal year. It's a 17 percent increase from the previous year.

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Nobel Winner Nadia Murad Puts A Voice To Yazidi Minority's Message

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 5:02am

Noel King talks to Murad, a 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner, who's working to eliminate sexual violence as a weapon of war. In 2014, she was taken captive by ISIS for three months before escaping.

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Morning News Break

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 5:02am

Trump again defends Saudi rulers against allegations they had a role in a journalist's disappearance. The federal deficit jumped 17 percent over a year ago. Ebola infections surge in Congo.

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Early Voting Changes In North Carolina Spark Bipartisan Controversy

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 5:01am

At a time when early voting is becoming increasingly popular nationwide, a new law passed by the North Carolina's GOP-controlled legislature cuts early voting sites by nearly 20 percent.

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It Wasn't Cool To Care In The 'Mid90s' — But Jonah Hill Does

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 4:51am

In Hill's directorial debut, a 13-year-old boy from a troubled home finds his tribe through skateboarding. "It really was an ethic and aesthetic for me that I carry with me to this day," Hill says.

(Image credit: Tobin Yelland/A24)

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CDC Investigates Cases Of Rare Neurological 'Mystery Illness' In Kids

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 2:39pm

Acute flaccid myelitis causes weakness in arms or legs. The cause isn't clear but may be related to viruses, environmental toxins or genetic disorders. Since 2014, 386 total cases have been confirmed.

(Image credit: James Leynse/Corbis/Getty Images)

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Remembering Paul Allen of Microsoft

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:15am

Paul Allen, co-founder of computer giant Microsoft, has died of complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Allen used his fortune to fund his many business and philanthropic interests. He was 65.

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Determining Who Is A Cherokee Is More Than DNA, Hoskin Says

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 7:28am

Steve Inskeep talks to Chuck Hoskin, Cherokee Nation secretary of state, about a DNA test that Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren took that shows she has Native American ancestry.

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U.S. Officials Haven't Yet Confirmed What Happened To Khashoggi

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 7:19am

President Trump dispatched Secretary of State Pompeo to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he's meeting with the king and crown prince about the disappearance of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Officials At The U.S. Embassy In Canberra Apologize For Email Invitation

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 6:36am

It looked like an invitation to a meeting in Australia but attached was a photo of a cat reclining back, holding a plate of chocolate chip cookies, wearing a blue cookie monster outfit.

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Roughly 100 Cats Have Been Flown Out Of Hurricane-Ravage Florida

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 6:13am

Malik Jackson paid for the Wings of Rescue flight. He's a defensive tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and has a foundation called Malik's Gifts. The cats were flown to Delaware.

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Trump Won't Jeopardize Arms Deal Over Missing Saudi Journalist

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 5:02am

Steve Inskeep talks to Jennifer Spindel, an expert in international arms transfers, about President Trump saying he won't cancel a weapons deal with Saudi Arabia because it would cost American jobs.

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Bob Uecker Hopes To See Brewers In Another World Series

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 5:02am

The Milwaukee Brewers hold a 2-games-to-1 lead over the LA Dodgers heading into Tuesday's Game 4 of the National League Championship Series. Brewers play-by-play announcer Bob Uecker is ecstatic.

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When Asked About Missing Journalist, Trump Cites Saudi King's Denial

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 5:02am

Secretary of State Pompeo is in Riyadh to address the disappearance of a Saudi journalist. President Trump's response to the disappearance illustrates how he responds to difficult questions.

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