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  • 8:11am Sep 23, 2017
    National National

    Airline Safety And Smaller Seats

    Airlines are packing more and more seats onto planes, and Clive Irving, aviation correspondent for The Daily Beast, tells NPR's Scott Simon he's concerned FAA safety tests are outdated.
  • 8:11am Sep 23, 2017
    National National

    Gary, Ind., Woos Amazon

    Amazon is looking for a site for its second headquarters. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Max Grinnell, who teaches urban studies at the University of Chicago, about one longshot attempt by Gary, Ind.
  • 8:11am Sep 23, 2017
    National National Politics & Government

    Trump Administration Considers Replacing Travel Ban

    With its controversial travel ban set to expire, the White House is weighing new targeted travel restrictions. Some of the travel ban's critics see that as progress — but not all.
  • 8:11am Sep 23, 2017
    National National

    Electricity Outage Stymies Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts

    Puerto Rico has been devastated by Hurricane Maria, one of the strongest storms to hit in decades. Scott Simon talks with Christina Villalba of Puerto Rico's emergency management agency.
  • 8:11am Sep 23, 2017
    Politics & Government Politics & Government

    Trump Rallies In Alabama For Luther Strange

    NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist John Archibald of Alabama Media Group about the GOP primary for Alabama's open Senate seat.
  • 8:11am Sep 23, 2017
    Politics & Government Politics & Government

    Week In Politics: Trump And Kim, Health Care

    President Trump exchanged insults with Kim Jong Un this week, while Sen. John McCain said he would vote against the Republican health care effort.
  • 8:11am Sep 23, 2017
    Sports Sports

    Saturday Sports: CTE, Aaron Hernandez And The NFL

    We discuss NFL quarterbacks, the latest on Aaron Hernandez, and the possibility that France, Germany and Austria could withdraw from the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea over security concerns.
  • 8:11am Sep 23, 2017
    World News World News

    Deportation As An Election Issue In Germany

    A top campaign issue in Germany's election is the deportation of migrants who are considered dangerous or who don't qualify for asylum. Germany's broken deportation system will make that difficult.
  • 8:11am Sep 23, 2017
    World News World News

    When It's Time To End Search And Rescue Efforts

    Rescue workers in Mexico pulled people out alive of a textile factory more than two days after the building collapsed in the earthquake. But at some point the decision will be made to stop the search.