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King Of Beers: SABMiller Agrees In Principle To Merger With Budweiser Brewer

If the deal is formally agreed upon, the company would own around 31 percent of beer sales around the world.

Supreme Court To Consider Resentencing For Juvenile Lifers

In 2012, the court barred mandatory life sentences for juveniles convicted of murder. Now justices will consider whether that ruling should apply retroactively to more than 2,000 convicted offenders.

What To Watch For At Democrats' First Debate

Hillary Clinton needs to appear likable and trustworthy, while Bernie Sanders needs to appear presidential. Others need to make the case for why voters should give them a look.

Morning Edition

Former Chicago Schools Chief To Plead Guilty In $23 Million Kickback Scheme

Barbara Byrd-Bennett is expected to appear in court on Tuesday. She is accused of taking $2.3 million in kickbacks for steering no-bid contracts to a former employer.

Morning Edition

How Riots May Help Us Understand School Shooters

In his new article, The New Yorker's Malcolm Gladwell uses a well-known theory to contrast early school shooters back in the 1990s with shooters today.

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Study May Ease Drinking Water Worries About Fracking

A new study of drinking water in areas where fracking is used to extract natural gas found that contamination is not common and it probably did not come from deep underground.

Morning Edition

Religious Scholars Use Social Media To Counter ISIS Interpretation Of Koran

As the military response to the Islamic State heats up, an ideological front is opening against the group. They're using social media to explain why ISIS' interpretation of the Koran is wrong.

Morning Edition

How The Attack In Benghazi Led Us To Hillary Clinton's Emails

Ahead of Tuesday's first Democratic presidential debate, we revisit the facts of the Benghazi investigation and how it became potentially damaging to the political fortunes of Hillary Clinton.

Morning Edition

Why Are Millennials Buying So Many Houses In Des Moines?

Data from shows that in the first half of 2015, roughly 60 percent of borrowers who used a mortgage to buy a home in Des Moines were between the ages of 25 and 34.

Morning Edition

Animosity Flares Up Among Religions Over India's 'Sacred Cow' Ban

In Hindu-dominated India, the cow is sacred and as Hindu Nationalists gain ground there is a new zeal to aggressively — and sometimes fatally — enforce bans on beef.

Climate Change And The Next Genocide

October 13, 2015
The bare landscape of Crimea, Ukraine, offers little protection in warfare, and German infantrymen hug the ground to escape enemy fire, Jan. 7, 1942.  (AP)

We’ll talk with historian Tim Snyder, who sees resource wars behind past genocides and says climate change now raises the danger again.

Russia's Middle East Power Play

October 13, 2015
In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, Syrian armored vehicles get ready to move near the village of Morek in Syria. The Syrian army has launched an offensive this week in central and northwestern Syria aided by Russian airstrikes. (AP)

Russia’s big power play in Syria, the US response, and where this could go.

Journalist Explains Origins Of Price And Prevalence Of Heroin Amid America’s Opioid Crisis

October 13, 2015

Journalist Sam Quinones discusses how much of the heroin found across America can be traced back to a small area of Mexico.

Milton Soldier, Who Stepped In To Stop Sexual Abuse Of Boys By Afghan Police, Facing Discharge

October 13, 2015

Sgt. Charles Martland and fellow soldiers claim their Army superiors told them to ignore widespread incidents of child rape by Afghan police and military commanders supported by the U.S.

Dell Buys EMC In One Of The Biggest Tech Deals In U.S. History

October 13, 2015
Dell is buying data storage company EMC in a deal valued at approximately $67 billion, the companies announced, Monday. (Paul Sakuma/AP)

Dell, known for personal computers, is buying Hopkinton-based EMC in a sale valued at $67 billion.

Trump And Sanders Try To Show New Hampshire They Can Reach Across The Aisle

October 13, 2015

Both men were out to demonstrate that they are practitioners of the art of compromise.

Music From The Show

October 12, 2015

From Alpine to Lusine.

MacArthur ‘Genius’ Ellen Bryant Voigt: ‘Poetry Is An Intelligence’

October 12, 2015
Ellen Bryant Voigt at her home in Cabot, VT. The poet was recently selected as one of the 2015 MacArthur Fellows.

Ellen Bryant Voigt won the MacArthur ‘genius’ award for her poetic style, commitment to teaching poetry, and service to the Academy of American Poets.

Heidi Williams Crowned ‘Genius’ For Work On Invisible Incentives For Medical Cures

October 12, 2015
Heidi Williams, in her classroom at M.I.T.

Heidi Williams is an MIT economist who looks at invisible incentives built into our economy — and a newly certified MacArthur genius.

Reexamining Christopher Columbus’ Legacy

October 12, 2015
This 2009 photo shows replicas of the Nina, left, and Pinta, two of the ships in Christopher Columbus' fleet, on Lake Michigan near Green Bay, Wisc. (AP Photo/Columbus Foundation, Morgan Sanger)

Christopher Columbus, of course, didn’t actually “discover America.” But he did complete four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that led to general European awareness of the American continents.

A New Way to Prevent Lyme Disease?

October 12, 2015
A deer tick under a microscope at the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, R.I.  (AP Photo/Victoria Arocho, File)

Massachusetts is one of the top states in the country for Lyme Disease. Now, researchers are developing a new treatment that could prevent it altogether.

What Does The $67 Billion EMC-Dell Deal Mean For Massachusetts?

October 12, 2015
Dell is buying data storage company EMC in a deal valued at approximately $67 billion, the companies announced, Monday. (Paul Sakuma/AP)

There’s big news from the Massachusetts technology industry — a ground-shifting sale of the Hopkinton-based EMC Corporation to the Texas-based company, Dell.

Iran Says Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian Has Been Convicted

October 12, 2015
In this photo taken on April 11, 2013, Jason Rezaian, right, an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post, and his wife Yeganeh Salehi, an Iranian correspondent for the Abu Dhabi-based daily newspaper The National, smile as they attend a presidential campaign of President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran. (Vahid Salemi/AP)

It’s not clear which charges Rezaian was convicted of or what the sentence might be. He’s been held in Iran for nearly 15 months.

Inside SAS, One Of The ‘Best Companies To Work For’

October 12, 2015
Jim Goodnight has run SAS since he co-founded the data analytics company in 1976. (

The data analytics company isn’t a household name, but it has inspired great Silicon Valley workplaces like Google.

Dell Buying EMC For $67 Billion In Largest-Ever Tech Takeover

October 12, 2015
The Dell logo is displayed on the exterior of the new Dell research and development facility on October 19, 2011 in Santa Clara, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The computer maker is set to buy the data storage company as the market for personal computers has been changing rapidly.

Michigan Tribes Make Efforts To Save Native Language

October 12, 2015
Two-year-olds at the Sasiwaans language immersion school in Mt. Pleasant get a lesson in the Native American tradition of smudging. (Emily Fox/Michigan Radio)

An early childhood language immersion school is one way native tribes are trying to save the Anishinaabemowin language.

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