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Rebranded Trade Deal Gives Member Countries An Edge Over The U.S.

10 hours 47 min ago

Shortly after he took office, President Trump withdrew the U.S. from negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The TPP is moving forward, and the remaining members stand to gain economically.

Reopen Government And Then Engage In Trump Plan, Sen. Kaine Says

10 hours 52 min ago

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia about whether his party considers the president's proposal to end the shutdown a serious offer. NPR's Mara Liasson weighs in on the issue.

Doctor In Louisiana Offers Free Eye Exams To NFL Referees

11 hours 1 min ago

Many in New Orleans believe their Saints lost a trip to the Super Bowl because a referee missed a pass interference penalty Sunday. The Saints lost that game to the Los Angeles Rams.

Canadian Town Wants To Reclaim World's Tallest Moose Statue Title

11 hours 7 min ago

For 31 years, the town of Moose Jaw in Saskatchewan Province was home to the tallest moose statue. Until 2015, when Norway stole the title. Moose Jaw is considering how to make its statue taller.

With Amazon's Arrival, A New York Community Pushes To Be Included

12 hours 34 min ago

Many residents of the Queensbridge public housing development feel they have not benefited much from the area's booming development. With Amazon, activists are trying to change that story.

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Native American Man And High School Student Video Leads To Different Narratives

13 hours 5 min ago

David Greene talks to Kentucky state Representative Adam Koenig, a graduate of Covington Catholic High School, about a confrontation in Washington, D.C. with students from the school went viral.

Why Did So Many Americans Trust Russian Hackers' Election Propaganda?

13 hours 6 min ago

Investigations of Russian influence on the 2016 election have tended to focus on the role of social media. Researchers are also exploring the psychological vulnerability that hackers exploited.

Temp Agencies Say Furloughed Government Workers Are Too Temporary

13 hours 6 min ago

Temp agencies are seeing the resumes of federal employees pile up. But many of these applicants have been rebuffed as furloughed workers are seen as too temporary for even temp jobs.

Russia And Japan Are Still At War — At Least On Paper

13 hours 6 min ago

Japan's prime minister will be in Moscow Tuesday, amid speculation that Russia and Japan might be about to sign a peace treaty. The two countries have still not officially ended World War II.

After Decades Of Double-Digit Growth, China's Economy Is Slowing Down

13 hours 6 min ago

China reports its economy for 2018 grew at its slowest pace since 1990. The slowdown has economists worried about the impact on the global economy.

During Shutdown, TSA Workers Call Off Because Of 'Financial Limitations'

13 hours 6 min ago

Rachel Martin talks to David Mollett of the American Federation of Government Employees about how the government shutdown affects TSA workers at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Oscar Nominations Are Announced Tuesday In Beverly Hills

13 hours 6 min ago

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences still has not announced a host for next month's Oscars ceremony. The nomination front-runners include: A Star is Born, Green Book and Roma.

Opposition Politician Vows To Lead Venezuela Back To Democracy

13 hours 6 min ago

As Venezuela's president has begun another six-year term, a young politician who heads the opposition-filled National Assembly is seeking international recognition as Venezuela's leader.

Government Shutdown Puts Federal Food Stamp Program In Jeopardy

13 hours 6 min ago

David Greene talks with Michael Wilson of Maryland Hunger Solutions about how the partial government shutdown has affected SNAP benefit recipients, as well as the retailers who sell food to them.

Studio Guitarist Reggie Young Dies At 82

13 hours 6 min ago

Reggie Young, who died Thursday of heart failure, got his start in Memphis. Though you might not immediately recognize the name, Young helped shape the sound of '60s and '70s Southern popular music.

Putting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Popularity Into Historical Context

13 hours 6 min ago

David Greene talks to historian Rick Perlstein about Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's rising prominence in the Democratic Party. Her commitment to ideology over process puts her at odds with some Democrats.

News Brief: Government Shutdown, TSA Workers Struggle During Closure

13 hours 6 min ago

The Senate is expected to vote this week on a bill to fund the government. TSA staff are working without pay during the government shutdown, and about 10 percent of TSA workers called out sick Sunday.

For Many With Disabilities, 'Let It Go' Is An Anthem Of Acceptance

13 hours 6 min ago

The breakout song from Disney's Frozen has inspired many marginalized groups — but its message of rejecting stigma holds special resonance for disabled people and their families.

(Image credit: Deen van Meer/Disney Theatrical Productions)

Sen. Kamala Harris Announces 2020 Presidential Candidacy

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 6:32am

The California Democrat's career as a prosecutor, as well as economic and racial equality, are the focus of her campaign. Harris is the third senator to announce a presidential run.

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Mexico's President Vows To Crack Down On Thieves Stealing Gasoline

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 6:26am

Gasoline thefts are rampant in Mexico. One small town, which sits near two major pipelines, lives off the illegal activity, and illustrates the tough road ahead for the government.




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