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Venezuela's Bread Wars: With Food Scarce, Government Accuses Bakers Of Hoarding

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 4:07am

Authorities control flour, and bakers say there isn't enough. But officials say bakers are diverting flour to more profitable brownies and trying to bring down the government.

(Image credit: Wil Riera/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

In The Senate, A Showdown Over A Rule Change

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 10:58am

The Senate is facing a major change to how it considers Supreme Court nominees Thursday morning, as it debates Neil Gorsuch's path to the high court.

Nunes Steps Down From Russia Election-Meddling Investigation

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 10:48am

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has stepped down from his committee's investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election.

Trump Says Chemical Attack In Syria Crosses Many Lines

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 6:28am

Rachel Martin talks to Michele Flournoy, undersecretary of defense in the Obama administration, about whether Trump has a clear Syria strategy. Flournoy heads the Center for a New American Security.

States Find Other Execution Methods After Difficulties With Lethal Injection

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 6:07am

Nationwide, the number and pace of executions are down, but states are looking at alternative, previous methods after restrictions have increased making the drugs for lethal injection hard to obtain.

(Image credit: Nevada Department of Corrections via AP)

Activists Plan 'Tax Day' Marches Calling For Release Of Trump's Taxes

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:19am

As tax day approaches, Democratic activists are calling on President Trump to release his taxes. On April 15, critics are planning anti-Trump tax marches across the country.

(Image credit: Susan Walsh/AP)

The Canadian Couple Who Won The Lottery 3 Times

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

Barbara and Douglas Fink of Edmonton, Alberta won the lottery in 1989, 2010 and now in 2017. They say they'll use the money to help their children and grandchildren.

Britney Spears Is Causing Big Changes In Israeli Politics

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

Israel's Labor Party moved its election date because it coincided with a Britney Spears concert in Tel Aviv. They said they feared extra traffic and a lack of enough security guards for both events.

Morning News Brief: Trump And Foreign Policy, Bannon Out Of NSC, Gorsuch Confirmation

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

Today, the Senate is poised to change its rules to confirm Neil Gorsuch. Also, President Trump has removed his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, from a top national security position.

Polish Government Eliminates Program Covering In-Vitro Fertilization

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

In Poland, in-vitro fertilization programs were among those hardest hit when the populist Law and Justice Party took charge in late 2015.

Trump Faces First Foreign Policy Challenge After Syrian Chemical Attack

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

President Trump is now faced with how to respond after a suspected chemical attack in Syria killed more than 70 people, including children.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Chief Responds To Republican Critics

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

Republicans spent hours attacking the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray, at a hearing Wednesday. Cordray talks with Rachel Martin about the agency's role.

Companies Outline Ideas For Trump's Border Wall

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

The Trump administration has accepted design proposals for the wall the president wants to build along the 2,000 mile long border with Mexico. Some companies have radically different ideas.

With Trump Pulling U.S. From Trade Deals, Will China Take Its Place?

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

As president Trump dismantles climate change and trade deals, some look to China to become a global leader. But experts inside of China are skeptical about whether the country is up to the challenge.

Republicans' 'Nuclear Option' Could Have Lasting Effects On Federal Judiciary

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

Senate Republicans are expected to make a rules change Thursday on Supreme Court nominees that would have lasting consequences, and likely change the federal judiciary for years to come.

Supreme Court's Decision About Printer Cartridges Could Have Big Consequences

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

A case about reselling printer cartridges has landed in front of the Supreme Court. The Court's decision could have big implications for a whole slew of consumer products, from computers to cars.

Amazon To Refund Millions In Unauthorized In-App Purchases

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

The Federal Trade Commission sued Amazon and other companies after children racked up millions of dollars of in-app purchases without their parents' knowledge. The FTC and Amazon have dropped appeals.

Looking At U.S.-China Trade As Trump Meets Xi

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

As President Trump meets with China's President Xi Jinping, former U.S. trade negotiator Charles Freeman tells Rachel Martin that Trump may not take the hard line his campaign rhetoric suggested.

Legal Marijuana Advocates Are Uneasy With Sessions' Stance

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

Drug legalization advocates and former prosecutors are watching the Justice Department to see how it shifts emphasis on marijuana prosecutions. Attorney General Sessions takes a hard line on the drug.

(Image credit: Carolyn Kaster/AP)

The Unsung Equestrian Heroes Of World War I And The Plot To Poison Them

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

April 6 marks 100 years since the U.S. entered World War I. Years before, the U.S. supported the effort by sending over thousands of horses — who were so important that Germans plotted to kill them.

(Image credit: Courtesy of U.S. National Archives)




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