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New Embassy In Jerusalem Attracts Devout Christians From The U.S.

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 7:23am

The new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem is a pilgrimage site for some American Christians. They snap selfies there and say it's fulfillment of a biblical prophecy.

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Not Every Republican Is Celebrating Trump's Kavanaugh Win

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 7:11am

Noel King talks to Tom Nichols, a U.S. Naval War College professor and longtime Republican, who says he's leaving the GOP after watching Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process.

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Minnesota Man Uses CPR To Revive A Squirrel

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 6:33am

Police recently captured footage of a man doing CPR with a single finger. Chris Felix was trying to revive a squirrel that he thought he'd hit with his car. It worked and the squirrel dashed off.

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Hurricane Michael Packs 110-MPH Winds As It Heads Toward Florida Panhandle

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 6:23am

Hurricane Michael has rapidly grown into a strong Category 2 storm, with sustained winds of 110 mph. The storm's rapid intensification "defies traditional logic," the National Hurricane Center says.

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Katmai National Park In Alaska Celebrates 'Fat Bear Week'

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 6:01am

Bears in the park are bulking up as they get ready to hibernate. The park wants people on Facebook to look at bears caught on bear cams in the park and vote for the fattest.

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Google Hid Data Breach For Months, 'Wall Street Journal' Reports

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 4:58am

David Greene talks to Douglas MacMillan of The Wall Street Journal about how Google exposed the private data of hundreds of thousands of Google+ users and then opted not to disclose the issue.

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Will Enthusiasm Over Kavanaugh Battle Carry Over To Midterms?

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 4:58am

Republican and Democratic voters got fired up over the fight involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. What's the outlook for each party as Election Day nears?

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Morning News Brief

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 4:58am

Trump blasts Democrats for trying to destroy Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The Wall Street Journal reports on a software glitch in Google+ that went unreported. Interpol's president resigns.

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Energy Companies In Alaska Fight Controversial Salmon Initiative

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 4:58am

The ballot measure pits the state's love for salmon against its need for oil and mining revenue. The controversial measure has drawn more money than all three gubernatorial candidates combined.

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Criminal Courts Criticized For Using Video Proceedings To Save Time, Money

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 4:58am

Charles Davidson says if he had been able to talk to a judge in person, instead of through a video camera from inside the jail, he might not have been convicted of a crime he denies committing.

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Detained In China, Interpol President Resigns Over Bribery Charges

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 4:58am

Interpol's president has resigned after being detained by Chinese authorities who accuse him of corruption. This is the latest in a string of detentions of influential people in China.

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Kavanaugh Battle Is Used By Both Parties To Motivate Voters

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 4:58am

Republicans have been closing in on Democrats' lead in voter enthusiasm. David Greene talks to Democratic campaign strategist Robby Mook about whether Democrats can gain back their edge.

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Bulgarian Journalist Who Was Probing Corruption Is Found Murdered

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 4:58am

David Greene talks to Robert Mahoney, deputy executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, about the risk for Europe's journalists after a Bulgarian journalist was raped and killed.

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Chinese Firms Now Hold Stakes In Over A Dozen European Ports

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 4:57am

China's expansion into European ports is part of its new Maritime Silk Road, which aims to better connect the country to global commercial hubs. But this is about more than just moving cargo.

(Image credit: Vanessa Qian/NPR)

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Trying Not To Break Down — A Homeless Teen Navigates Middle School

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 4:56am

Two and half million children are homeless in America. In Boise, Idaho, 14-year-old Caydden Zimmerman struggles with the anxieties of middle school while living in a homeless shelter.

(Image credit: Amanda Preacher/Boise State Public Radio)

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In Changing Climate, Endangered Right Whales Find New Feeding Grounds

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 4:56am

North Atlantic right whales used to turn up large numbers off Maine's coast, but now, adapting to climate changes, they are being spotted further north in Gulf of St. Lawrence.

(Image credit: Murray Carpenter/NPR)

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Despite A Ban, Arkansas Farmers Are Still Spraying Controversial Weedkiller

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 4:53am

Many farmers in Arkansas are defying efforts by regulators to strictly limit use of dicamba, a popular weedkiller. They continue to damage neighboring crops, although less often than last year.

(Image credit: Dan Charles/NPR)

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Ketch Secor Brings An Appalachian Tale To Life With 'Lorraine'

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 4:53am

The Old Crow Medicine Show singer has published his first children's book, which recounts a traditional folktale.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Crackerfarm)

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Disastrous Effects Of Climate Change Are Happening Now, Report Says

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 7:45am

The U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a new report. Noel King talks to Kristie Ebi, a co-author of the report, about what it says about the consequences of climate change.

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Vatican's Meeting Of Bishops Is Overshadowed By Abuse Allegations

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 7:25am

As the Catholic Church deals with new sex-abuse revelations, the pope opened a three-week gathering of bishops in Rome Saturday on how to make the Church relevant for young people.

(Image credit: Gregorio Borgia/AP)

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