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More Protests As Venezuelan President Calls For Changes To Constitution

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 4:13am

The political crisis in Venezuela is deepening. Protesters blocked roads after the president announced moves to change the country's constitution. The opposition sees it as a step toward dictatorship.

After Peace Agreement, Colombia's FARC Guerrillas Begin Families

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 4:13am

Colombia's FARC guerrillas are laying down their weapons as part of a peace process, and female rebels are exploring what was prohibited during the 50-year war: starting families.

Understanding French Presidential Candidate Emmanuel Macron

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 4:13am

On Sunday, French voters will elect their next president. Steve Inskeep speaks with Alexandre Meslin, a parliamentary assistant in the French senate, who supports front-runner Emmanuel Macron.

How Canadian Dairy Farmers Escape The Global Milk Glut

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 4:13am

President Trump recently accused Canada of unfairly blocking imports of milk from the U.S. He was taking aim at a Canadian system that defiantly rejects the free market, and protects small farmers.

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Deford Says Thanks For A Good Game, Drops Mic

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 4:13am

Frank Deford bids farewell to the Ringling Brothers Circus and has some further thoughts on taking a final bow.

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From Ancient Greece, Lessons On The Risk Of A Modern, Accidental War

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 4:13am

What's the most serious threat to the U.S. — a resurgent Russia, Islamic State terrorism, a nuclear Iran? Maybe it's none of the above. It could be something called the Thucydides trap.

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Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About Presidents And Trade Policy

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 4:13am

In the #AskCokie segment, commentator Cokie Roberts talks with Rachel Martin and answers listener questions about the history and politics of trade agreements.

Vigil In Baton Rouge Over Reported Justice Department Decision

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 4:13am

A vigil gathered in Baton Rouge as media reports quoted sources saying the Justice Department will not prosecute white police officers for last summer's shooting death of Alton Sterling.

Morning News Brief: Comey Testifies, Spinning The Budget Deal, Hospital Attacks

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 4:13am

FBI Director James Comey goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Also, both parties declare victory over a spending bill. And a new report says hospitals in war zones are increasingly targeted.

After Peace Agreement, A Baby Boom Among Colombia's FARC Guerrillas

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 4:13am

During 50 years of guerrilla war, FARC women rarely gave birth. Babies were considered a liability. Now rebels are becoming parents. "Many couples are very hopeful about the future," says a commander.

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Trump Administration Weighing Future Of 50,000 Haitians In U.S.

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 4:13am

The Trump administration is considering ending Temporary Protected Status for Haitians, which would force some 50,000 Haitians now living in the U.S. to return home.

Peter Navarro: A 'Bricklayer' Of Trump's Protectionist Wall

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 3:26am

Navarro, director of the new Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, discusses his mission to "defend American workers and domestic manufacturers." He says the administration is off to a good start.

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