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Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: President Obama is in Germany today meeting with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel. The two are holding a press conference at this hour. Let's listen to a bit. (SOUNDBITE OF PRESS CONFERENCE) PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Our alliance with our NATO partners has been a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy for nearly 70 years, in good times and in bad and through presidents of both parties because the United States has a...

Deer Herd Disrupts Cross-Country Event

Nov 17, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep. Drivers watch the side of the road dreading that moment they might strike a deer. Justin Deluzio did, but he was on foot. Mr. Deluzio tells NBC Philadelphia he was running a college cross-country race in Pennsylvania and turned his head just as a herd of deer leaped into the path. He was knocked down and bruised. In a triumph of will, Deluzio got up and finished. And we assume...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with a woman who's not breaking a glass ceiling exactly but is going into space. Peggy Whitson is about to become the oldest woman ever in space. She's heading to the International Space Station on a launch scheduled today. Early next year, she turns 57 while still in orbit. Although that makes her the oldest woman, she has a while to catch up to the oldest man because John Glenn...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Celebration mixed with politics at last night's National Book Awards in New York City. The literary crowd was acutely aware that they were in the same city where President-elect Donald Trump is planning his transition. Joy is an act of resistance, said one of the winners. And that seemed to set the tone for the evening, as NPR's Lynn Neary reports. LYNN NEARY, BYLINE: About halfway through the award presentations...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Who knows? Maybe you, too, have a masterpiece amid the junk in your house. For six decades, a painting hung on the wall of a mostly darkened bedroom in Sunnyvale, Calif. It turned out to be a painting by Frida Kahlo, now up for auction for up to $2 million. The painting was given to Kahlo's close personal assistant back in 1955. And because it was in that dim room all those years,...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. DAVID GREENE, HOST: Good morning. I'm David Greene. And I am so sorry for what's about to happen. (SOUNDBITE OF AIR HORN) GREENE: Yeah. Residents of one neighborhood in Southern California have been waking up to that for weeks at around 4 a.m. The villain responsible became known as the air horn guy. And The San Diego Union-Tribune reports police may have captured him. They arrested John Nuggent, who they think was taking revenge on...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. DAVID GREENE, HOST: In India, a nationwide cash crunch has brought economic life in streets and villages to a virtual standstill. This is because last week, the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi invalidated 500 and 1,000 rupee banknotes. These are the country's largest. NPR's Julie McCarthy is on the line from New Delhi. Julie, good morning. JULIE MCCARTHY, BYLINE: Good morning. GREENE: Now, let me get this straight....

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. DAVID GREENE, HOST: Good morning, I'm David Greene. And these have been turbulent times in Turkey - terrorism, an attempted coup. So there was something reassuring about this famous cat on an Istanbul sidewalk known for sitting on a stoop, reclining backwards as if nothing was wrong. You can imagine the anger when that cat disappeared, especially because that cat is a bronze statue memorializing a real cat who died back in August....

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. DAVID GREENE, HOST: Good morning. I'm David Greene. Out for an errand in Alberta, Canada, David Schnerch came across a bobsled team from Jamaica - yes, the Jamaican bobsled team, made famous by their 1988 Olympic debut. They're still at it - until their van broke down. Schnerch wasn't having that. He drove the team to the Olympic Park himself. And afterwards, with another competition to get to, Schnerch handed them the keys to his...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. DAVID GREENE, HOST: Journalists in Washington all have something in common it seems. If the name Gwen Ifill ever came up, everyone would have some story about how she remembered a random fact in your life even if you hadn't seen her in a while or how she gave you a reassuring hug at just the right moment. The PBS anchor and longtime Washington journalist died yesterday at age 61 after a battle with cancer. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans...

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