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Students Find Spacesuits In Thrift Store

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:04am

Two college students in Florida found several spacesuits in a thrift store and bought them all for less than two dollars. The American Space Museum says they're authentic and worth thousands.

Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About Nuclear Protocols

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:04am

Ailsa Chang talks with commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions about who has the power to launch nuclear weapons and how those powers were established.

The Role Of Ed Butowsky In Advancing Retracted Seth Rich Story

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:04am

Ed Butowsky is the money manager who played a key role in getting Fox News to run with a story about the murder of a young Democratic Party aide named Seth Rich.

Trump Adviser Wants Bannon Out

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:04am

Ailsa Chang talks with Javier Palomarez, who serves on President Trump's National Diversity Council, about the White House's muted response to violence in Charlottesville and the role of Steve Bannon.

Rachel Martin's High School Reunion

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin graduated from Idaho Falls High School 25 years ago. She's checking in with some of the people she knew in high school — including Eric Hsu, who served as her senior class president.

An Uber Driver Helps Stop A Suicide

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:04am

Chad Farley, an Uber driver in Florida, helped rescue a man who requested to be dropped off in the middle of a bridge.

Hundreds Dead After Sierra Leone Mudslide

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:04am

Heavy rains and floods caused a mountainside to collapse in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, this week. Rescue workers have recovered hundreds of bodies.

Combating Racism After Charlottesville

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:04am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with educator and activist Brittany Packnett about how people can help fight racism and white supremacy in their daily lives.

Watch Out For 'Lizardmen'

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:04am

In what was likely a joke, South Carolina officials sent a tweet warning residents to watch out for "Lizardmen" during the eclipse. The Lizard Man is a mythical creature like Bigfoot.

MS-13 Creates Fear From Central America To The U.S.

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:04am

The Trump administration blames illegal immigration, like the wave of migrant children, for fueling gang violence. But those migrant children are more likely to be the gang's victims than its members.

Morning News Brief: Trump Blames 'Both Sides,' NAFTA, Sierra Leone Mudslide

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:04am

President Trump on Tuesday again refused to single out white supremacists for violence in Charlottesville. Also, Robbie Whelan of The Wall Street Journal discusses plans to renegotiate NAFTA.

Charlottesville Businesses Worry Violent Rally Will Scare Tourists Away

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:04am

Businesses in Charlottesville, Va., suffered an economic blow after a white nationalist rally turned deadly over the weekend. The violence prompted some to rethink who to welcome through their doors.

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Trump Didn't Get First Charlottesville Remarks Right, Rep. Cole Says

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 6:34am

David Greene talks to Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma about why the three CEOs who resigned from President Trump's business advisory council might not want to work with the president.

3 Prominent CEOs Distance Themselves From President Trump

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 6:34am

By the end of the day Monday, three CEOs had announced they were leaving Trump's American Manufacturing Council: Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier, Under Armour's Kevin Plank and Intel's Brian Krzanich.

Even A Bad Day Could End With A Lottery Win

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 6:03am

Paul Kuharevicz was in Chicago for work and trying to get home to Michigan. His flight was canceled so he rented a car and drove. Along the way he bought a lottery ticket, and won a million dollars.

U.K. Cheese Festival Organizers Failed To Meet Demand

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:48am

When people bought tickets to CheeseFest Brighton, they anticipated piles of cheese. Instead, they found barely any cheese. Organizers tweeted that the "demand for cheese" was not "anticipated."

Taylor Swift Wins Groping Suit Against Ex-Radio Host

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:01am

A jury in Denver found fully in pop singer Taylor Swift's favor Monday, delivering a unanimous verdict in a trial over whether she was groped by a former radio host during a Denver meet-and-greet.

Gen. Dunford Visits China Amid Heightened U.S. Tensions With North Korea

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:01am

The U.S.'s highest ranking military officer is in China. On Monday, while he was in South Korea, Gen. Dunford said U.S. military might is aimed at enabling and supporting diplomacy, not replacing it.

Hate Groups Core Has Changed Little Over The Years, Ex-FBI Agent Says

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to former special agent Michael German about how law enforcement and the federal government are countering the current white supremacist movement following the violence in Virginia.

Activists Topple Confederate Monument In North Carolina

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:01am

A crowd in Durham Monday night, pulled down a statue of a confederate soldier outside the courthouse. Over the weekend in Virginia, protests over removing a confederate statue turned deadly.




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