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  1. To Get Calcium, Navajos Burn Juniper Branches To Eat The Ash

    08.21 / 09:16 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Daniel Begay, who is Navajo, had always been told growing up that traditional American Indian foods were good for him. But because most American Indians are lactose intolerant , "they aren't getting that same source of calcium from dairy products," Begay says. Turns out that it's a traditional cooking method that is key to his bone health. The Navajo burn juniper branches, collect the ash and stir it into traditional dishes. The most popular: blue corn mush. Begay, a graduate student at…
  2. Fresh Threats From Pyongyang As Joint Military Exercise Begins

    08.21 / 09:16 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    North Korea is issuing fresh threats against the United States as a 10-day computer-based military exercise gets under way on the Korean peninsula. It's an annual joint drill between American and South Korean forces, but this year, it comes following a bitter back-and-forth between North Korea and U.S. President Donald Trump. Joint exercises happen twice a year — once in March, again in August. The U.S. has always maintained these are purely defensive and to keep the two militaries p…
  3. Confederate Statues Are Coming Down At The University Of Texas

    08.21 / 08:23 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    President Greg Fenves ordered the immediate removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and three other Confederate figures, Albert Sidney Johnston, John Reagan and James Stephen Hogg, from a main area of campus. Lee and Johnston were Confederate generals, Reagan was a Confederate postmaster and Hogg was the first native-born governor of Texas and the son of a Confederate general. The Texas Tribune reports: "Hogg was alive during the Civil War, but was too young to serve. UT-Austin spokesman J.B.…
  4. 10 Sailors Missing After U.S. Navy Destroyer Collides With Cargo Ship In Singapore

    08.21 / 03:21 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    A search and rescue mission is underway, the Navy says, after the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel on Monday. "The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore," the Navy said in a statement. Ten sailors are missing and another five are injured. The collision was reported at 6:24 a.m. local time, on a routine visit to a…
  5. PHOTOS: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Showcases Most Exotic, Rare, Expensive Cars

    08.21 / 02:20 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Classic car shows are a summer tradition. But if you want the most exotic, rare, and the most expensive cars in the world, then you need to head to the Monterrey Peninsula, Calif. The 67 th annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance caps off a week of intensive, obsessive car love. The Concours this year features 204 of the highest-caliber cars that have ever been made. Essentially, the international car world descends on the region. Fifteen countries and 31 states enter the elite car show…
  6. In Illinois, This College Town Won't Be Eclipsed By August's Celestial Event

    08.21 / 01:20 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    By now you likely know an eclipse is happening Monday, Aug. 21. There have been countless stories about the celestial event, how to view it, the science behind it and hotels that were booked more than a year in advance. But, even with all that coverage, you might not have heard details about a small town in deep Southern Illinois that is expected to almost triple in size just for the eclipse. That small town is Carbondale. Located approximately two hours east of the Mississippi River, and…
  7. Delaware gas prices dip for a second straight week

    08.21 / 01:20 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    First State motorists have a bit better than other drivers across the region. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average cost of a gallon of regular in Delaware dropped another 2 cents over the past seven days – from $2.25 to $2.23. It’s down 8 cents over the past two wee…
  8. Ashley's story: life as a transgender active duty service member at Dover Air Force Base

    08.20 / 23:18 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    A few weeks ago, President Trump tweeted that transgender troops would be banned from serving in the military. But policy hasn’t been changed yet, and the future for transgender service members remains u…
  9. First State unemployment rises in July

    08.20 / 23:18 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Delaware’s jobless rate is headed up again. After holding steady at 4.7 percent in May and June, the jobless rate ticked up - reaching 4.8 percent for J…
  10. Budget cuts hit prescription assistance program for elderly and disabled

    08.20 / 21:04 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    State Rep. Ruth Briggs King says she’s hopeful she can find some funding for the Delaware Prescription Assistance Program after the program was cut from the state budget this y…
  11. Homeless kids learn resiliency through Highmark grant

    08.20 / 21:04 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Hundreds of low-income children in Wilmington have better coping skills thanks in part to a grant from Highmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield…
  12. Jerry Lewis, Comic Icon And Titan Of Telethons, Dies At 91

    08.20 / 21:04 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Jerry Lewis, a comedic fixture on big screens and charity telethons for decades, has died at the age of 91. His death was first reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and confirmed by NPR with his publicist and spokeswoman Candi Cazau. Cazau provided the following statement: "Famed comedian, actor, and legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis passed away peacefully today of natural causes at 91 at his home in Las Vegas with his family by his side." The son of small-time entertainers who were…
  13. Influential Republican Strategist Arthur J. Finkelstein Dies

    08.20 / 20:00 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Arthur J. Finkelstein, a longtime GOP pollster and strategist credited with helping elect Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, has died at age 72 of lung cancer, his family says. Finkelstein, considered less flamboyant but arguably more influential than better known Republican strategists, such as Lee Atwater and Roger Ailes, is widely regarded as the man responsible for turning the word "liberal" into a pejorative to be wielded against Democrats. He was also considered a pioneer in…
  14. Church Leaders In Philippines Condemn Bloody War On Drugs

    08.20 / 17:58 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    The head of the Catholic Church in the Philippines has harshly criticized a government campaign of alleged extrajudicial killings of drug suspects that has claimed thousands of lives, calling it a "humanitarian concern" that cannot be ignored. Police have killed an estimated 3,200 people in the past 14 months in encounters they claim involved suspects who put up armed resistance. Another 2,000 have died in drug-related killings – in many cases carried out by motorcycle-riding masked gunmen …
  15. Wreckage Of USS Indianapolis, Sunk By Japanese In WWII, Found In Pacific

    08.20 / 15:56 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    For 72 years since the cruiser USS Indianapolis sank after being struck by Japanese torpedoes in the waning days of World War II, her exact resting place had been a mystery. But a team of researchers led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen now says they have positively identified the wreckage, 18,000 feet below the surface in the Philippine Sea. The sinking of the Indianapolis — on its return from a secret mission to deliver components for the atomic bomb that would be dropped days later on …
  16. Mass Held In Barcelona To Honor Victims Of Terror Attacks

    08.20 / 15:56 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    A Catholic Mass was held in Barcelona on Sunday to honor the victims of last week's terror attacks, as authorities continued a manhunt for at least one suspect in the killings of 14 people along Spain's northeast Mediterranean coast. NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports from Barcelona that thousands attended the Mass, held in Spanish and Catalan languages, at the city's iconic Sagrada Familia Basilica. Among those present were King Felipe and Queen Letizia. Auxiliary Bishop Sebastia…
  17. Confederate Statues Were Built To Further A 'White Supremacist Future'

    08.20 / 13:47 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    As President Trump doubled down on his defense of Confederate statues and monuments this week, he overlooked an important fact noted by historians: The majority of the memorials seem to have been built with the intention not to honor fallen soldiers, but specifically to further ideals of white supremacy. More than 30 cities either have removed or are removing Confederate monuments, according to a list compiled by The New York Times , and the president said Thursday that in the process, the…
  18. Some Liberty University Grads Are Returning Their Diplomas To Protest Trump

    08.20 / 11:37 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    A group of alumni from one of the country's most influential evangelical Christian universities is condemning their school's president for his continued alignment with President Trump. A small but growing number of Liberty University graduates are preparing to return diplomas to their school. The graduates are protesting university President Jerry Falwell Jr.'s ongoing support for Trump. They began organizing after Trump's divisive remarks about the deadly white supremacist protests in…
  19. In Turkey, Schools Will Stop Teaching Evolution This Fall

    08.20 / 11:37 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    When children in Turkey head back to school this fall, something will be missing from their textbooks: any mention of evolution. The Turkish government is phasing in what it calls a values-based curriculum. Critics accuse Turkey's president of pushing a more conservative, religious ideology — at the expense of young people's education. At a playground in an upscale, secular area of Istanbul, parents and grandparents express concern over the new policy. "I'm worried, but I hope it changes b…
  20. How To Succeed In Business After Fleeing For Your Life

    08.20 / 11:37 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Imagine the worst has happened to your family. You've been forced to flee your home. You eventually make it to safety. But now you're living in a camp for displaced persons. You don't want to just depend on handouts. So how do you make a living? That's what happened last year to 43-year-old Modu Churi, a father of seven from Mijigini village in Borno state in the northeast of Nigeria, a region blighted by violence during Boko Haram's eight-year insurgency. Now they live at Muna Customs…