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Toys R Us Explores A Possible Comeback

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 5:00am

Less than a year ago, Toys R Us fired more than 30,000 workers and closed all its stores. Now, the owners are eyeing a relaunch despite many obstacles.

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Frustration Grows As N.C. Schools Are Slow To Reopen After Florence

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 5:00am

Schools in Lumberton, N.C., and others in flood-affected areas of the state have been closed for nearly 5 weeks due to damage from Hurricane Florence. The staff is frustrated, parents are impatient.

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Kentucky Midterm House Race: 6th Congressional District Issues

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 5:00am

There's a tight race in that district that will help decide control of the House. President Trump, who's campaigning there this weekend, hopes his success in 2016 will carry over to the midterms.

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News Brief: Hurricane Michael, Kentucky House Race, New Saint

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 5:00am

Post Michael, what does Mexico Beach, Fla., look like now? As midterms draw near, we examine Kentucky's 6th congressional district. Sunday, Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero becomes a saint.

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A 'Voice For The Voiceless': Sainthood For El Salvador's Archbishop Óscar Romero

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 4:58am

Romero was an outspoken champion of the poor who pleaded for social justice during a time of widespread violence. On Sunday, Romero will be canonized as a saint at the Vatican.

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Of Protest And Patriotism: A 1968 Gold Medalist Remembers The Games

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 4:24am

At the 1968 Games, some African-American athletes protested racial inequality but not all could. At StoryCorps, track star Melvin Pender recalls his teammates' demonstration with pride.

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No Longer Daily, White House Press Briefings Fade As Trump Does The Talking

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 10:00pm

The briefings, which were must-see TV early on in the Trump administration, are now shorter and less frequent. But reporters are getting more chances to ask the president questions directly.

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Commerce Secretary Now Recalls Discussing Citizenship Question With Steve Bannon

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 4:12pm

Wilbur Ross now says he spoke with the former White House adviser and the U.S. Attorney General months before a 2020 census citizenship question request became public, according to a court document.

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U.S. Stock Markets Open A Day After Dramatic Plunge

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 11:14am

Stocks are down again after a dramatic drop on Wednesday. The sell-off rippled through international markets on Thursday, with stocks falling across Asia and Europe.

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Floridians Who Rode Out Hurricane Michael Wake Up To The Devastation Left Behind

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 11:05am

NPR's David Green speaks to Valerie Sale, public information office for Bay County, Florida, one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Michael.

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In Panama City Beach, Fla., Communication Suffers In Hurricane Michael's Wake

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 10:49am

A day after Hurricane Michael hit Florida's panhandle, residents and officials are assessing the damage from the storm. Mario Gisbert, city manager of Panama City Beach, talks to NPR's Rachel Martin.

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There's No Power But Panama City Beach Did Miss Michael's Direct Hit

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 9:20am

Rachel Martin talks to Mario Gisbert, city manager of Panama City Beach, Fla., which was not hit as badly as Panama City, and to Ken Graham, director of the National Hurricane Center.

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Booster On Soyuz Rocket Malfunctions, Trip To Space Delayed

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 8:33am

Rachel Martin talks to reporter Matthew Bodner, who's in Moscow, about crew members who were forced to abort the launch of a Soyuz rocket — abandoning a mission to the International Space Station.

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We Lucked Out, Walton County Emergency Management Official Says

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 8:14am

David Greene talks to Jeff Goldberg, Emergency Management director in Walton County, Fla., which was not in the direct line of Hurricane Michael. The hurricane was a Category 4 when it landed.

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EU Member States Probe 2 High-Profile Murders Of Journalists

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 7:27am

The rape and murder of a journalist in Bulgaria has prompted international concern about press freedom there, even though the motive for her killing is still unclear. The other murder was in Malta.

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Effects Will Be Felt For Awhile From 'Historically Powerful' Hurricane

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 7:20am

Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Tom Gjelten, who is in Lumberton, N.C., and Ken Graham, director of the National Hurricane Center, about Hurricane Michael which is now a tropical storm.

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New Swedish Museum Spotlights World's Most Disgusting Foods

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 7:03am

Foods like fermented soybeans, monkey brains and maggots. Museum founder Samuel West told The Washington Post that he wants people to realize that disgust is always in the eye of the beholder.

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You May Be Too Old To Trick Or Treat In Chesapeake, Va.

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 6:53am

A city law says anyone over 12, who engages in the "activity commonly known as trick or treat could face a $100 fine or up to six months in jail."

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New Box Set Captures The Golden Age Of Afro-Cuban Music

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 5:08am

There's a new box set of rare recordings of Cuban music from the 1950s and 60s. The five-volume set is called The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions.

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Hurricane Michael Wreaks Havoc On Florida's Panhandle

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 5:08am

A trail of destruction has been left behind as Michael, downgraded to a tropical storm, moves north to water-logged Georgia and the Carolinas. David Greene talks to meteorologist Jeff Huffman.

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