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Republican Voter Suppression Efforts Are Targeting Minorities, Journalist Says


Ari Berman of Mother Jones warns that a Republican strategy to tighten access to the ballot could have a major impact on the 2018 election. "It could be tainted by voter suppression," Berman says.


California Judge Cuts Award To $78.5 Million In Monsanto Weedkiller Case


The jury had awarded $250 million in punitive damages and $39.25 million in compensatory damages to a groundskeeper who contracted cancer after spraying a powerful version of the weedkiller Roundup.

6 Questions About An Arms Control Treaty On The Rocks


Signed by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty eliminated an entire class of nuclear weapons. President Trump says he intends to withdraw.

Fierce, Spiky 'Friday Black' Packs A Big Punch


Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah's intellectually hefty debut works through ideas about racism, about classism and capitalism, about the apocalypse, and, most of all, about the corrosive power of belief.


On The Charts, Drake Beats The Beatles Again


The Toronto rapper has made 12 appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 this year, one more than The Beatles did in 1964.

Man Sentenced In Germany For Poisoned Baby Food Scheme


The 54-year-old got more than a dozen years after confessing to poisoning baby food with an antifreeze ingredient, putting the jars on store shelves and then trying to extort money from supermarkets.

A 24-Year-Old Midwife Was Taken Hostage In March — And Killed This Month


The International Committee of the Red Cross has announced this latest killing of one of their employees in the unsettled northeast of Nigeria.


Episode 676: The First Lottery & How To Beat The Odds


The first lottery was a royal affair with poems, golden flatware and invited criminals. Also, how someone won the lottery over and over.

Raveena Explores The Facets Of 'Temptation'


The New York-based R&B singer and NPR Slingshot artist offers a lush song about exploring sexual fluidity, with a visual that nods to Bollywood.


Sandra Day O'Connor Says She Has Dementia, Withdraws From Public Life


O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, says she has been diagnosed with "the beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer's disease."


Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Questioning Of Ross In Census Lawsuits


Plaintiffs in cases concerning a 2020 census question that asks if census-takers are U.S. citizens had hoped to depose the commerce secretary. The court on Tuesday sided with the Trump administration.

'Glimmer Of Hope' Provides A Blueprint For Launching Social Change


With a new collection of essays, the 25 founders of March For Our Lives return the subject of the Parkland shooting and gun violence to national consciousness just in time for midterms elections.

Watch Lawrence Rothman's Beautiful And Brutal 'Decade' Video


Lawrence Rothman's latest music video, directed by Floria Sigismondi, is a mesmerizing and unsettling spectacle.


Evidence Shows Khashoggi Was 'Brutally Murdered,' Turkish President Erdogan Says


Turkey's leader rejected Saudi Arabia's claim that the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was an accident. He said 18 suspects under arrest in Saudi Arabia should face justice in Turkey.

Turkey Withheld Some Details On Khashoggi's Death, Rep. Schiff Says


Noel King talks to Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California who has been critical of the Trump administration's response to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

They Say It Takes Endurance To Make A Marriage Work


If that's the case, Whitney Black and Steven Phillips should be fine. They married over the weekend at the 13-mile-mark of the Detroit marathon, which they were running.


Museum Of The Bible Says 5 Of Its Most Famed Artifacts Are Fake


After independent analysis, the museum said on Monday that five of its famed Dead Sea Scrolls fragments were fake. They will be pulled from their exhibit. Other fragments will undergo further study.

Flight Instructor Guides Malfunctioning Plane To Safe Landing


Ryan Munro was teaching a student to fly when the plane lost power. He took over and smoothly merged into traffic on a freeway near San Diego. Passengers of a car captured the landing on video.


U.S. To Leave 1987 Treaty That Marks The End Of The Cold War


Noel King talks with nuclear weapons expert Jon Wolfsthal, director of the Nuclear Crisis Group, about the Trump administration's decision to pull the U.S. out of a cold war-era nuclear arms treaty.

Gerrymandering Is A Threat To Democracy, Eric Holder Says


Steve Inskeep talks to ex-U.S. Attorney General Holder, who's raising money for Democrats running for statehouses. Holder's focusing on state legislatures because they redraw congressional boundaries.

As Midterms Near, Trump Deliberately Talks More About Illegal Immigration


President Trump thinks the caravan of migrants headed toward the United States is a political winner for Republican candidates. He's made it part of his pitch to voters ahead of the midterms.

U.S. Aid At Risk For Countries Whose Citizens Joined Migrant Caravan


Furious about a migrant caravan, President Trump has threatened to cut aid to countries that allowed their citizens to head north. But some members of Congress say cutting aid won't help.

Britain's Prime Minister Receives More Criticism For Brexit Strategy


Prime Minister Theresa May has been defending her Brexit strategy in Parliament — amid unusually vehement attacks on her in the press, which have been sourced to members of her own party.

Morning News Brief


Trump uses Houston rally to stoke fears about illegal immigration, and he plans to exit an arms control treaty with Russia. Turkey's president says he'll reveal what happened to Jamal Khashoggi.

Lottery Attorney Warns: Know Who You're Jumping Into The Pool With


With the Mega Millions jackpot at $1.6 billion, many may be tempted to enter an office pool to up their chances. Jason Kurland, known as "The Lottery Lawyer" says watch out for potential problems.

House Republican Faces Voter Backlash Over Health Care And Tax Votes


Rep. Tom MacArthur ran for Congress vowing to repeal Obamacare and cut taxes. After following through on both promises he's on the defense for his role amid voter backlash about the economic impact.

Turkey's President Says Khashoggi's Death Was Planned


President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced details of the investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and never emerged.

Republican Gun Store Owner And Legislator Campaigns For Medicaid Expansion In Idaho


Idaho is one of three conservative states where voters will decide in November whether to buck the GOP's resistance to the Affordable Care Act and implement its Medicaid expansion for adults.

Another Storm Victim — Pecan Groves In Southwest Georgia


Decades-old pecan trees in Georgia were among the victims when Hurricane Michael swept through the state last week. This year's harvest will be slim and it will take years to recover.

Forget Oakland Or Hoboken. Worcester, Mass., Is The New 'It' Town


Once left for dead, the city outside Boston is seeing its stock price rise so fast that it is outpacing nearly every other small city in America.