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Do You Read Terms Of Service Contracts? Not Many Do, Research Shows

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 4:06am

During an experiment, people consented to sharing their private information with the NSA, and to surrendering their first-born as payment for access to a fictitious social networking site.

Some Clinton Supporters Complain Only Wealthy Backers Have Candidate's Ear

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 4:06am

With 76 days to go before the election, Hillary Clinton is busy doing closed-door fundraisers. David Greene talks to Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-OH, about whether Clinton needs more contact with voters.

Federal Judge To Rule On Whether Peter Doig Painted Desert Landscape

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 4:06am

While artists may get involved in legal battles, this one is a bit different. In a Chicago case involving mistaken identity, LSD and jail time, Peter Doig has to prove he didn't paint a landscape.

Obama Transgender Bathroom Directive Blocked Temporarily By Judge

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 4:06am

Renee Montagne talks to Attorney General Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma, one of the states granted an injunction which keeps guidance from the administration on transgender students from going into effect.

Louisiana Flooding Puts A Lot Of Rep. Grave's District Under Water

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 4:06am

Almost two weeks after severe flooding in Louisiana, President Obama will visit the state. David Greene talks to Republican Rep. Garret Graves about how his district is doing.

Transgender Teens Travel To N.C. Gender Clinic, The Only One In The South

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 4:06am

While a heated debate continues about North Carolina's "bathroom bill," a clinic in the state is helping transgender teenagers transition. It's the only gender clinic in the South for teens.

Olympics Failed To Deliver Ratings In The Way NBC Needed, Data Show

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 4:06am

The TV ratings are in for the Rio Olympics and NBC has seen declines over previous summer games. The Rio ratings were the first time the TV audience declined from the previous summer Olympics since the 2000 games in Sydney, Australia.

Political Strategists Weigh In On Whether Trump Can Turn His Campaign Around

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 4:06am

David Greene talks to two top political strategists — Eric Fehrnstrom and Doug Hattaway — on what it takes to turn a campaign around, and if they think GOP nominee Donald Trump can do it.

Latest Religious Liberty Battle: Church-Affiliated Colleges And LGBT Students

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 4:06am

A California lawmaker's push to reduce discrimination against LGBT people at religious colleges and universities sparks new debate over the separation of church and state.

Ex-French President Sarkozy To Run For Presidency In 2017

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 4:06am

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy says he's running once again for the presidency — years after a failed re-election bid that was seen as a rebuke to his leadership.

Florida's Zika Cases Weigh On Businesses, State And Local Officials

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 4:06am

Business leaders worry that designating neighborhoods as hot zones will hurt tourism. State and local officials are concerned about how information is being released about Zika's spread.

Social Network Nextdoor Moves To Block Racial Profiling Online

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 3:38am

Social networks let users share without being impeded. But Nextdoor, a platform for neighborhoods, is moving to block posts for the first time when they appear to be racial profiling.

In Mariachi Music, A Distinctive Yell Speaks To The Soul

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 3:34am

The grito is a spontaneous burst of emotion — a shout — that is part of the mariachi tradition. Some younger Mexican-Americans are reclaiming the grito for a new generation.

93-Year-Old Man Completes Walk Across The U.S.

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 6:03am

Ernie Andrus, 93, finished his coast-to-coast walk on Saturday. It took him 2 years, 10 months and 13 days. The World War II vet began his trip in San Diego and ended on Georgia's St. Simon's Island.

Praying Mantis: The Answer To Kansas City Royals Fans' Prayers

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 5:20am

The Royals have been surging since a praying mantis appeared in their dugout. The insect died but then they found another and kept on winning. They've won 8 straight and are in playoff contention.

Politics In The News

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 4:02am

Donald Trump last week shook up his campaign staff. What's in store this week? David Greene talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts, and Washington Post reporter Robert Costa.

Health Official Warns Zika Could Spread Across U.S. Gulf Coast

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 4:02am

Health officials confirmed Friday that mosquitoes have infected locals and tourists on South Beach with Zika. Florida officials fear it will be a strike on Miami's tourism industry.

Scores Killed And Injured In Turkey Wedding Bombing

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 4:02am

Officials in Turkey say at least 51 people were killed when a blast ripped through the celebration on Saturday. The deputy prime minister says the attack appears to be the work of a suicide bomber.

On Six Flags' Virtual Reality Coaster, The Ride Is Just Half The Thrill

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 4:02am

Magic Mountain in Southern California has a roller coaster in which riders put on VR goggles to see an imagined world while their bodies undergo the physical thrills. How is it? We get a review.

Professor Tries Out Virtual Reality Coaster At Six Flags Magic Mountain

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 4:02am

Magic Mountain in Southern California has a roller coaster in which riders put on VR goggles and see an imagined world while their bodies undergo the actual physical thrills.

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