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Chef Jose Andres Is In The Bahamas Preparing To Feed Dorian Victims

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 7:18am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with celebrity chef Jose Andres about deploying his nonprofit organization, World Central Kitchen, to the Bahamas to provide food aid after Hurricane Dorian.

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How High Heat Can Impact Mental Health

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 7:18am

A new NPR probe found low-income areas in dozens of major U.S. cities are more likely to be hotter than wealthier ones, and people with severe mental illness are impacted by that increase in heat.

(Image credit: Nora Eckert/NPR)

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Aid Agencies Struggle To Reach Damaged Areas Of The Bahamas

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 7:16am

Following the catastrophic damage left by Hurricane Dorian, the big question now is: How to get help to the people who are in places that can't even be reached?

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Florida Family, Suspecting A Burglar, Alerts Sheriff's Department

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 6:49am

The office posted a photo of the "cat burglar" looking bewildered, behind the barred windows of a police car. Good news though: Bones had a microchip and the cat will be returned to his owners.

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Maid Of Honor Stands Out Among Other Wedding Attendants

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 6:43am

A Nebraska woman told her sister that if she would be her maid of honor, she could wear whatever she wanted. That explains why social media posts show the sister in an inflatable T-Rex costume.

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Protesters In Hong Kong Win, Extradition Bill Is Withdrawn

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 6:22am

Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam says she is withdrawing the China extradition bill that sparked months of protests in Hong Kong. She made the announcement in video address.

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Is Climate Change Contributing To Slower Moving Hurricanes?

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 5:03am

NPR's Noel King talks to atmospheric scientist Jim Kossin of NOAA about why more hurricanes like Dorian are moving at slower speeds, and if that has anything to do with climate change.

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As Politics Become More Divided, State Recall Efforts Gain Popularity

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 5:03am

Nineteen states allow voters to try to recall elected state officials for a number of reasons, and those efforts have increased exponentially. Including in Colorado where there were six in 2019.

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Search Ends For Victims Of California Diving Boat Disaster

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 5:03am

NPR's Noel King talks to National Transportation Safety Board member Jennifer Homendy, who leads the investigation into the deadly fire in California aboard the dive boat Conception.

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U.N. Report Includes A Long List Of Atrocities In The War In Yemen

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 5:03am

The report says that all sides in the Yemen war are committing war crimes, and that countries backing them could be complicit. The U.S. provides logistical support to a Saudi-led coalition.

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In Open Letter, Former U.S. Envoys Criticize Afghan Withdraw Plan

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 5:03am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ronald Neumann about a plan to withdraw thousands of American troops from Afghanistan in a proposed deal with the Taliban.

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British Conservative Party Members Hand Johnson A Historic Defeat

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 5:03am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Ed Vaizey, one of the 21 Conservative Party members who rebelled against Prime Minister Boris Johnson to prevent him from taking a no-deal Brexit.

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Sports Commentary: Does The NFL Pay For Pain?

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 5:03am

The National Football League's regular season kicks off Thursday. Sports commentator Mike Pesca offers his take on NFL monetary incentives.

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Santa Barbara Remembers Victims Of Diving Boat Disaster

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 5:03am

In California, at Santa Barbara's harbor, mourners left candles and flowers to remember the 33 people who are presumed dead following a fire on a commercial diving boat.

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Conservatives Suffer Parliamentary Defeat, Johnson To Call For Snap Election

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 5:03am

British lawmakers rebelled against Prime Minister Boris Johnson to prevent him from taking a no-deal Brexit. Johnson says he's ready to call a snap election.

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News Brief: Hurricane Damage, British Election, Walmart Ammunition Sales

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 5:03am

Hurricane Dorian causes catastrophic damage to the Bahamas. Britain's prime minister calls for a snap election after conservatives suffer a key parliamentary defeat. Walmart curbs ammunition sales.

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When The 'Whisper Network' Goes Public: The 'S****y Media Men' List, 2 Years On

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 5:03am

In 2017, a crowdsourced spreadsheet gave women the opportunity to anonymously share allegations against prominent figures in journalism and publishing. One writer has filed a defamation lawsuit.

(Image credit: Boris Zhitkov/Getty Images)

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MUNA Might Just Save The World

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 5:03am

The musicians of MUNA pride themselves on their ability to connect. The band's latest album, Saves the World, pays homage to that cause.

(Image credit: Isaac Schneider/Courtesy of the artist)

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Walmart Curbs Ammunition Sales, Calls For Stronger Background Checks

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 4:21pm

Walmart will phase out handgun and short-barrel rifle ammunition. It's also restricting "open carry" in stores. A month ago, two shootings happened at two Walmarts in one week.

(Image credit: Steven Senne/AP)

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Rumsfeld and Army Chief Testify In Senate About Crusader

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 11:25am

The Army's Crusader artillery system may be losing its last battle with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld unrelenting in his new determination to cancel the program. Tom Cjelten reports.

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