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Sen. Coons On Reports Trump Shared Classified Information With Russia

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:02am

President Trump reportedly revealed classified information to the Russian foreign minister during their meeting at the White House. Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware.

Cyberattack Culprits Demand Ransom Be Paid In Bitcoins

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:02am

Hackers have been targeting users and demanding Bitcoins as ransom. And since not all their victims have used Bitcoin before, they've been giving their victims customer service. David Greene and Rachel Martin report.

N.J. Activist Says Congressman's Complaint Got Her Fired

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:02am

A New Jersey woman is out of a job. She puts much of the blame on her congressman, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen. She says he found out she was active in a group opposing him and alerted her employer.

Syria Has Covered Up Prison Executions By Burning The Bodies, U.S. Says

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:02am

The Trump administration says a building at a Syrian prison is where thousands of bodies have been burned. The assertion is an attempt to persuade Russia to rein in Syrian President Bashar al Assad.

No More Neverland: A Senator's Guide To Raising American Adults

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:00am

His new book about raising kids in America and the virtues of work and perseverance is "not an old man screaming, 'Get off my lawn!'" insists Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb. It's, "Work in my lawn."

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In 'Lola's Story,' A Journalist Reveals A Family Secret

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:59am

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex Tizon died suddenly at 57 soon after he finished his story about Lola, writing "I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized she was my family's slave."

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Microsoft's President Reflects On Cyberattack, Helping Pirates And The NSA

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:57am

Microsoft's president discusses the company efforts to contain the global WannaCry virus, which includes helping people who pirated his software, and he calls for a "Digital Geneva Convention."

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Imagine What It Was Like To Sit Down At Simone De Beauvoir's Desk

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:55am

"One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman," wrote the pioneering French feminist. The National Museum of Women in the Arts invites visitors to explore a replica of her cozy, cluttered workspace.

(Image credit: Emily Haight/National Museum of Women in the Arts)

Disgruntled Soldiers In Ivory Coast Mutiny Over Back Pay Issues

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:36am

This is the latest eruption of violence by former rebels, now integrated in the army, who helped propel Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara to power in 2011, after disputed elections and a civil war.

Muscovites Protest Mayor's Plans to Demolish Their Homes

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:35am

One of the enduring legacies of communist rule is a housing stock that was often hastily built and now is in various stages of dilapidation. But a "renovation program" is being met with skepticism.

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Muscovites Protest Mayor's Plans to Demolish Their Homes

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:35am

One of the enduring legacies of communist rule in Russia is a housing stock that was often hastily built and now is in various stages of dilapidation. Moscow's mayor announced a "renovation program."

Muscovites Welcome Demolition Of Shabby Apartment Blocks

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:35am

One of the enduring legacies of communist rule in Russia is a housing stock that was often hastily built and now is in various stages of dilapidation. Moscow's mayor announced a "renovation program."

Global Cyberattack Spreads, U.S. Avoids Worst Of It

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:33am

Universities, hospitals, railways and other institutions in China are the latest targets. David Greene talks to Michael Chertoff, who served as Homeland Security secretary under President Bush.

Woman In Kentucky Absconds With Girl Scout Cookies, Police Say

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 5:56am

The Girl Scout leader has been charged with stealing $15,000 worth of cookies. Police say she picked up a huge order from a distributor and then disappeared without paying for the cookies.

Girlfriend Unwittingly Carries Engagment Ring Around For A Year

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 5:36am

A man in Australia gave his girlfriend a necklace with an engagement ring hidden inside. After he proposed, she said "yes" and called him an "idiot" for not realizing she could have lost the ring.

Morning News Brief: North Korea Missile Test, Malware Expected To Spread

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 4:00am

North Korea launches a successful missile test that some say is a "game changer." Malicious software that holds data for ransom is infecting computers. Efforts continue to find a new FBI director.

With Travel Ban On Hold, Where Do Things Stand With Enhanced Vetting?

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump's controversial travel ban is back in federal court on Monday. The ban was supposed to create time and space to allow for more careful scrutiny of people visiting the U.S.

Officially In Office, French President Macron Gets Down To Work

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 4:00am

Emmanuel Macron's inauguration was held in Paris over the weekend. Can this unconventional new president win the parliamentary support he needs to rule his divided nation?

Who's On The Short List To Replace FBI Director James Comey?

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 4:00am

The firing of FBI Director James Comey has raised many questions about whether he will testify before Congress and what role Attorney General Jeff Sessions will play in the hiring of the new director.

Receptive Audience At Liberty University Praises Trump's Accomplishments

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump gave the commencement address at Liberty University. School President Jerry Fallwell, Jr., and members of the evangelical university community share thoughts on Trump's time in office.

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