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  1. Swedish Journalist Kim Wall's Severed Head Found In Copenhagen Bay

    10.07 / 18:15 wxpr.org Wxpr.org - Wisconsin (WI)
    Danish divers looking for the remains of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose torso washed ashore in Copenhagen this summer, made a gruesome discovery Friday nearby in Køge Bay. "We found a leg and then another leg, and shortly thereafter, we found a head, which was also in a bag weighed down by several pieces of metal," Chief Police Investigator Jens Møller Jensen said at a press briefing Saturday, according to a translation by The Guardian . Møller Jensen said they also found a weighted ba…
  2. Hurricane Nate Strengthens As Its Eye Focuses On U.S. Gulf Coast

    10.07 / 15:16 wxpr.org Wxpr.org - Wisconsin (WI)
    As Hurricane Nate churns over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico toward American shores, it is growing in strength and speed after leaving a trail of devastation in Central America. In its 7 a.m., advisory , the National Hurricane Center said the Category 1 storm was located about 245 miles south southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River and headed north northwest with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. "We are expecting Nate to continue to strengthen today (Saturday)," said Mike…
  3. Tapping Rural America: Craft Breweries Pour New Life Into Small Towns

    10.07 / 15:16 wxpr.org Wxpr.org - Wisconsin (WI)
    Chris Hernstrom was brewing in the craft beer mecca of Bend, Ore., when an ad caught his eye: Want to live somewhere gorgeous and make beer for a small community? "It just seemed like an interesting challenge to come out to basically the exact opposite of Bend, some place where the brewing industry is still in its fledgling stages," Hernstrom says. That place, Hernstrom's new home, is the cattle ranching hub of Valentine, Neb., population 2,700, tucked into the Niobrara River valley in the…
  4. 80 Years On, Dominicans And Haitians Revisit Painful Memories Of 'Parsley Massacre'

    10.07 / 12:40 wxpr.org Wxpr.org - Wisconsin (WI)
    Even before Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo carved it in blood, the 224-mile border dividing the island of Hispaniola between Haiti and the Dominican Republic was complicated. Tensions between the two countries stemmed back to a 19th century war. But in many ways, the border, which existed mostly on paper, was a notably seamless site: Children crossed back and forth freely to go to school on one side and home on the other. Sprawling cattle ranches spanned the divide, and Dominicans and…
  5. Off To College? Don't Forget To Pack A Plan For Your Health

    10.07 / 11:40 wxpr.org Wxpr.org - Wisconsin (WI)
    For college freshmen who left home for the first time this year, learning to live with a roommate may be one of the easy challenges. For many, this is also the first time they will schedule medical appointments, fill prescriptions, and make decisions about their own health care. Unfortunately, many students aren't prepared to meet these basic life challenges. But with a little planning and parental guidance, college can be an opportunity for young adults to learn how to stay healthy and…
  6. Nightmare Scenario: Concert Security Experts Grapple With Lessons Of Las Vegas

    10.07 / 11:40 wxpr.org Wxpr.org - Wisconsin (WI)
    Tens of thousands of people will gather this weekend for the Austin City Limits Festival, a two-week music festival about a mile from downtown Austin. "It's gonna be the safest part of the city to be in during both weekends, just because of the sheer number of officers that will be present," said Brian Manley, the chief of the Austin Police Department, during a press conference this week. Manley said the department will have officers inside and outside the festival, with heightened…
  7. Steep Premiums Challenge People Who Buy Health Insurance Without Subsidies

    10.07 / 11:40 wxpr.org Wxpr.org - Wisconsin (WI)
    Paul Melquist of St. Paul, Minn., has a message for the people who wrote the Affordable Care Act: "Quit wrecking my health care." Teri Goodrich, of Raleigh, N.C., agrees. "We're getting slammed. We didn't budget for this," she says. Millions of people have gained health insurance because of the federal health law. Millions more have seen their existing coverage improved. But one slice of the population — including Melquist and Goodrich — is unquestionably worse off. They are healthy people …
  8. Biden's Busy Schedule Spurs 2020 Speculation

    10.07 / 11:40 wxpr.org Wxpr.org - Wisconsin (WI)
    This week, the typically upbeat, jovial Joe Biden sounded anything but during a speech in Washington. "President Obama and I have been very quiet and respectful, giving the [Trump] administration time," the former vice president said Thursday night. "But some of these roots are being sunk too deeply. I believe it's time to challenge some of the dangerous assumptions." Biden went on to excoriate the Trump administration's foreign policy. While accepting an award from Center for Strategic…
  9. A Wayward Weed Killer Divides Farm Communities, Harms Wildlife

    10.07 / 11:40 wxpr.org Wxpr.org - Wisconsin (WI)
    There's one small field on Michael Sullivan's farm, near the town of Burdette, Ark., that he wishes he could hide from public view. The field is a disaster. There are soybeans in there, but you could easily overlook them. The field's been overrun by monsters: Ferocious-looking plants called pigweeds, as tall as people and bursting with seeds that will come back to haunt any crops that Sullivan tries to grow here for years to come. "I'm embarrassed to say that we farm that field," Sullivan…
  10. Secret Service Says 'No System For Keeping Track' Of Mar-A-Lago Visitors

    10.07 / 03:09 wxpr.org Wxpr.org - Wisconsin (WI)
    Mar-a-Lago, President Trump's private club and winter White House in Palm Beach, Fla., is a casual place. And so, it seems, are any official records of those who visits him there. There "is no system for keeping track of presidential visitors at Mar-a-Lago, as there is at the White House complex," Special Agent Kim Campbell said in a legal filing . She said the Secret Service conducted a lengthy search, only to find "there is no grouping, listing, or set of records that would reflect…
  11. A Look At What Would Happen If Trump Doesn't Certify The Iran Nuclear Deal

    10.07 / 03:09 wxpr.org Wxpr.org - Wisconsin (WI)
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: President Trump is expected to make a major announcement next week that could unravel the nuclear deal with Iran. He faces a congressional deadline to certify that Iran is abiding by the deal and also to certify that the deal is in America's national security interests. All indications are that he's going to say it is not. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. MICHELE KELEMEN, BYLINE: Back when the Iran deal was negotiated by the…
  12. Sen. Dan Sullivan Outlines The Current State Of The Iran Nuclear Deal

    10.07 / 03:09 wxpr.org Wxpr.org - Wisconsin (WI)
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: Senator Dan Sullivan sits on the Armed Services Committee. He's an Alaska Republican. Sullivan was an assistant secretary of state during the George W. Bush administration, during which time he worked on sanctions. And he's been a critic of the Iran nuclear deal. Senator, welcome to the program. DAN SULLIVAN: Good to be here, Robert. Thanks. SIEGEL: Earlier this year, you said that President Trump should let the Iran deal fail on…
  13. Investigators Still Looking For Motive Of Las Vegas Shooter

    10.07 / 03:09 wxpr.org Wxpr.org - Wisconsin (WI)
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: The deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas happened on Sunday. And now on Friday, investigators are revealing little if any of the clues they're pursuing into the mystery of why the shooter did this. NPR correspondent Leila Fadel joins us now from Las Vegas. And, Leila, what's the latest in the investigation? LEILA FADEL, BYLINE: Well, law enforcement had their first briefing for the media in over a day, and there is still no answer to…
  14. Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Harvey Weinstein Go Back 3 Decades

    10.07 / 03:09 wxpr.org Wxpr.org - Wisconsin (WI)
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: The New York Times has published a blockbuster story detailing allegations of sexual harassment against someone considered a king and queen maker in Hollywood. (SOUNDBITE OF MONTAGE) UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #1: Thank you, Harvey Weinstein. UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #2: Harvey and Bob Weinstein. UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #3: And Harvey, blessed Harvey, Weinstein. KELLY: Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who was behind big hits like "Pulp Fiction,"…
  15. How Monopoly Man Won The Internet

    10.06 / 17:17 wxpr.org Wxpr.org - Wisconsin (WI)
    Monopoly Man became the Internet crush of the day on Wednesday, after upstaging former Equifax CEO Richard Smith at a Senate hearing on the company's massive data breach. The board game character, whose name is Rich Uncle Pennybags, was brought to life by Amanda Werner, an arbitration campaign manager for Public Citizen and Americans for Financial Reform, groups that advocate for consumer rights and protections. Almost immediately, the monocle, mustache, top hat, pillowcase-sized bag of…
  16. Puerto Rico's 'Singing Newspapers' Tell A Story Of Resilience

    10.06 / 17:17 wxpr.org Wxpr.org - Wisconsin (WI)
    Since Hurricane Maria, people in Puerto Rico have been without easy access to electricity, clean drinking water, or food. Many are still staying in shelters; some are living in the ruins of their homes. The once-lush green trees were stripped bare and uprooted. But all is not lost. There are two quintessential Puerto Rican sounds that survived: One is the plaintive song of the tiny coqui frog. The other is the improvised Afro-Puerto Rican call-and-response musical tradition known as Plena.…
  17. Deadly Tropical Storm Nate Threatens U.S. Gulf Coast

    10.06 / 17:17 wxpr.org Wxpr.org - Wisconsin (WI)
    Tropical Storm Nate was gathering force in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea on Friday as it made its way toward the U.S. Gulf Coast, which was bracing for a potential direct hit Sunday. The storm has already unleashed heavy rain and flooding over parts of Central America, where several people have died. In Nicaragua, the death toll reached at least 11 on Thursday, while thousands of people had to evacuate their homes and several others were reported missing, according to Vice President…
  18. Trump Guts Requirement That Employer Health Plans Pay For Birth Control

    10.06 / 17:17 wxpr.org Wxpr.org - Wisconsin (WI)
    The Trump administration is rolling back the Obama-era requirement that employer-provided health insurance policies cover birth control methods at no cost to women. According to senior officials with the Department of Health and Human Services, the goal of the new rule is to allow any company or nonprofit group to exclude the coverage for contraception if it has a religious or moral objection. "This provides an exemption, and it's a limited one," said Roger Severino , director of the HHS…
  19. Wausau Police Searching For Crandon Man

    10.06 / 17:17 wxpr.org Wxpr.org - Wisconsin (WI)
    Wausau Police are looking for information on a missing man whose clothes were found on a park bench on Monday. According to the department's Facebook page, 47-year-old Gregory S. Papernik's belongings and cat were found in Big Bull Falls Park on Monday afternoon around 5:00 p.m. near the Scott Street Bridge. Police believe it's possible that Papernik entered the water, but there are no eyewitness reports of him doing so. Search efforts in the water have been unsuccessful. Papernik is a…