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A Chainsaw And Neighbors To The Rescue

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:06am

Fox5 in Atlanta says a couple in Georgia was blocked in their house by a tree that fell after a storm. The wife went into labor. That's when the husband took a chainsaw to get them out.

It's Not A Typo, Just A Different Word

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:06am

Montpellier, France, ordered jerseys for their soccer team. But they were misspelled, with only one L. The solution? They sent them to Montpelier, Vt.

News Brief: North Korea Tests Another Missile, Trump And Democrats Talk DACA

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:06am

North Korea tested another missile Friday, which flew over Japan. President Trump and Democrats offered differing statements about a deal over DACA. And Google and Facebook face new controversies.

Cassini Plunges To Saturn

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:06am

The Cassini mission to Saturn ends on Friday. Scientists will steer the spacecraft into Saturn's atmosphere and watch it burn up.

Nursing Homes And Emergency Preparedness

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:06am

We look at how prepared nursing homes are for emergencies after eight people died in Florida when a facility lost power after Hurricane Irma.

Fox News Has Yet To Explain What What Wrong In Seth Rich Story

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:06am

Several months after Fox News retracted its expose on the death of Seth Rich, the network has done nothing to explain what went wrong.

Trump Supporters Despair Over Possible DACA Deal

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:06am

Mary Louise Kelly talks with Trump supporter Chris Buskirk about how President Trump's base would react if the president makes a deal to protect DACA recipients.

Facebook Enabled Ads Targeting Anti-Semites

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:06am

ProPublica found that Facebook had enabled advertisers to target ads to people who expressed an interest in anti-Semitic topics.

Review: Ken Burns' 'The Vietnam War'

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:06am

Filmmaker Ken Burns and collaborators turn their lens to the Vietnam War in a 10-part, 18-hour documentary. It was six years in the making and includes rarely seen footage.

DREAMers Skeptical Of DACA Deal

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:06am

Their futures in the balance, DACA recipients react to the back and forth in Washington over a possible deal between President Trump and Democrats to extend protections for DREAMers.

The Man Who Protects America's Secrets

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:06am

We talk with William Evanina, head of U.S. counterintelligence. That means he's the country's top spy catcher, in charge of finding moles in our midst.

(Image credit: Office of the Director of National Intelligence)

The Urgent 'Sonic Blast' Of Prophets Of Rage

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:06am

Members of Public Enemy, Rage Against The Machine and Cypress Hill channel the anger of today as Prophets of Rage. Chuck D talks to David Greene ahead of the release of the group's debut album.

(Image credit: Travis Shinn/Courtesy of the artist)

How Two Nurses Decided To Help Babies Touched By Opioid Crisis

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 3:16am

Kyle Cook and Carla Saunders, two neonatal nurses in Tennessee, remember the early days of the opioid crisis, a time that led them to help develop treatment protocols for babies exposed to opioids.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Carla Saunders)

North Korea Fires Another Missile Over Japan

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 5:55pm

South Korean and Japanese officials say the latest missile flew over Hokkaido and fell into the ocean, and the South Korean military conducted a live-fire ballistic missile drill in response.

(Image credit: Toru Yamanaka /AFP/Getty Images)

No NAFTA Deal Will Be Reached In 2017, Castaneda Speculates

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 6:39am

Rachel Martin talks to former Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge Castaneda about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which has become a major irritant in U.S.-Mexico relations.

Russia Begins 6 Days Of Military War Games With Ally Belarus

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 6:30am

Thousands of Russian troops are taking part in war games on NATO's border, in an exercise that imagines a conflict with the West. It's the biggest show of Russian military might since the Cold War.

President Trump Will Travel To Florida To Assess Hurricane Damage

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 6:30am

Lack of electricity has been a major obstacle to recovery from Hurricane Irma. Florida's east coast is expected to get power back by Sunday. Trump will meet with first responders in Naples.

Democrats Say They Had A Productive Dinner With President Trump

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 6:29am

Trump met with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer — discussing trade, DACA and border security. Trump tweeted that no deal was made with them on DACA — contradicting their statement.

Judge's Former Assistant Pleads Guilty To Credit Card Fraud

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 5:54am

Prosecutors in Arkansas accused the former administrative assistant of using public money to buy personal items including a diamond ring, sequined throw pillows and a tuxedo for her dog.

Symbol Of Post-Irma Cleanup: Nun With A Chainsaw

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 5:08am

When downed trees blocked the road near Sister Margaret Ann's school in southwest Miami-Dade County, she grabbed a chainsaw and got to work.

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