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In Iraq, Protesters March Against Missile Strikes In Syria

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:01am

Rallies opposing the U.S.-led bombing of Syria took place in Iraq over the weekend. The U.S., France and Britain conducted airstrikes after the Syrian regime apparently used chemical weapons on civilians.

After Arrest Of 2 Black Men, Protesters Rally Outside Philly Starbucks

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:01am

Protestors Sunday briefly occupied a Philadelphia Starbucks, where the men were arrested after refusing to leave when asked. A video has millions of views amid accusations of racism on social media.

Analysis Of U.S.-Led Airstrikes On Syria

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:01am

Noel King talks to Kori Schake, who served on President George W. Bush's National Security Council, about the U.S. military strategy in Syria after President Trump launched airstrikes on Syria in response to a chemical weapons attack on civilians.

Acclaimed Movie Director Milos Forman Dies At 86

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:01am

Milos Forman, known for directing the classic films "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus," has died at age 86. His manager confirmed his death was at a hospital near his home in Warren, Conn.

After Raid, Cohen Tries To Limit What Records Prosecutors May Review

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:01am

Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen is trying to limit the materials prosecutors can access after a raid on his office and hotel room. Rachel Martin talks to former assistant U.S. attorney Kimberly Wehle.

Beyoncé Returns To Coachella With A 2-Hour Performance

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:01am

At Coachella, Beyoncé gave a headlining performance that blended artistry and political messages. Fans are already calling it a highlight of her career.

How Long Will U.S. Forces Stay In Syria?

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:01am

The White House says President Trump still wants to pull troops from Syria as soon as possible. This follows weekend airstrikes after allegations that Syria used chemical weapons on civilians.

Comey Begins A Media Blitz As His Book 'A Higher Loyalty' Is Released

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:01am

In an ABC News interview, Comey discussed his decision to reveal details about the probe into Hillary Clinton's email server during the presidential campaign and his interactions with President Trump

Renegotiated NAFTA Deal Could Be Completed In Weeks

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:01am

Rachel Martin talks to Christophe Bondy, senior counsel to Canada in free trade talks with the EU last year, about the negotiations underway among Canada, Mexico and the U.S. to rework NAFTA.

Bill Cosby's Retrial For Sexual Assault Continues This Week

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:01am

The jury heard last week from six accusers, including Andrea Constand, who says Cosby drugged and assaulted her in 2004. Her accusations prompted the only criminal charges filed against Cosby.

Russia: Syria Shot Down Some Missiles During U.S.-Led Airstrikes

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:01am

Rachel Martin talks to Russian journalist Vladimir Pozner about Russia's response to the U.S., France and U.K. launching a missile attack on suspected chemical weapons sites in Syria.

FirstEnergy Asks Administration For Help To Get Customers To Pay More

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:01am

A bankrupt energy company in Ohio wants the Trump administration to help its struggling coal and nuclear plants. FirstEnergy warns of power outages if the plants close.

Trump Will Start The Week Promoting Tax Cut Legislative Victory

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo of Florida about where he agrees and disagrees with President Trump's policies ahead of a presidential trip to Florida to promote tax cuts.

Morning News Brief

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:01am

Former FBI Director James Comey told ABC News that Donald Trump is morally unfit to be president. Following weekend U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria, what is the administration's future commitment there?

Lessons Of The North Korea 'Leap Day Deal'

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 6:21am

We look at the lessons of a 2012 deal that would have frozen North Korea's nuclear development and let in inspectors to its plutonium reactor. Just weeks later, it fell apart.

Rep. Dave Brat On The Freedom Caucus And The GOP's Future

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 6:19am

Some members of the GOP are pushing for the head of the Freedom Caucus to lead the party. Rep. Dave Brat of Virginia talks with NPR's Rachel Martin.

Nebraska Farmers Talk Tariffs And Trade

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:05am

Perhaps no group of Americans would be harder hit by a trade war with China than farmers.

Pence Travels To Peru

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:05am

Vice President Mike Pence is in Peru for the Summit of the Americas. Many Latin American countries have been angered by President Trump's rhetoric about migrants.

Trump's TPP Turnaround

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:05am

President Trump now is reportedly urging advisers to weigh rejoining the TPP. Noel King talks with Robert Holleyman, who was a trade representative in the Obama administration and pushed for the deal.

Police Blame Mice For Missing Marijuana

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:05am

Several police officers were fired in Argentina after blaming mice for eating hundreds of pounds of marijuana that was missing from a police warehouse. Experts say mice would not see it as food.

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