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Senate Armed Services Committee Rallies Behind Intelligence Community

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 7:38am

David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, a member of the panel, about what intelligence officials had to say about findings that Russia meddled in the U.S. presidential election.

File This Under Dumb Criminal Behavior

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 6:04am

A guy walks into a bank. Goes up to the window. Swipes his debit card so the teller has his info. Authorities say he then robbed the place. Police had his name and address and arrested him.

The Island Of Foula Celebrates Christmas Day

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 5:51am

The residents of Foula, just over 30 strong, are big on tradition. Norse tradition. That includes the use of the ancient Julian calendar — meaning Christmas comes 12 days after the rest of Britain.

Alway Have A Bathing Suit In The Winter, Ice Swimmer Says

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:00am

Nuala Moore always has her bathing suit with her in January and other winter months. She is participating in the second International Ice Swimming Association World Championships.

Sessions Hasn't Done Enough To Stop Voter Supression, Simelton Says

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:00am

The NAACP has been protesting Donald Trump's pick of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general. David Greene talks to Alabama NAACP State Conference President Benard Simelton.

N.C.'s Democratic Governor Braces For Contentious Session With Republicans

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:00am

Incoming North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper will have one of the toughest jobs in politics in 2017. The Democrat will govern one of the most divided states in the country.

Trump To Get Russian Cyber Briefing; May Announce Intelligence Chief

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:00am

A day after the Senate held a public hearing on Russia's cyber activities, Donald Trump gets his briefing. And, Trump's reported to have picked ex-Sen. Dan Coats to head National Intelligence.

States Create A Patchwork Of Regulations For Employers To Follow

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:00am

State and local governments are expected to continue to be very active in employment law — passing their own rules on minimum wage, paid leave and other worker protections.

Secretary Moniz Is Confident The U.S. Can Achieve Energy Independence

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:00am

Rachel Martin talks to outgoing energy secretary Ernest Moniz about the U.S. energy picture as renewables take a larger share of the electric power mix, and vulnerabilities in the grid emerge.

Fake News Takes On A Role In Italy's National Political Debate

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:00am

David Greene talks to Italian journalist Beppe Severgnini, who discusses how Italy is grappling with fake news, and the accusation by one populist leader that the media is producing those stories.

Despite Controversy, A College Band From Alabama Will March In Trump's Parade

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:00am

Alabama's historically black Talladega College has accepted an invitation for its band to march in the parade which follows Donald Trump's inauguration. But the decision did not come easily.

Political Exile, A Centuries-Old Russian Tradition, Returns

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:00am

When the communist system in Russia came crashing down 25 years ago, many Russians hoped their country would become a democracy. But increasingly, democrats are choosing political exile.

Bernie Sanders Says Trump Won Because Democrats Are Out Of Touch

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:00am

In an interview with NPR's David Greene, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized the Democratic Party for not listening to the needs of everyday Americans.

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Trump Business Deals In Southeast Asia Raise Conflict Of Interest Concerns

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 3:57am

Some analysts say any involvement by President-elect Trump in a project, even if just his name, can create a conflict of interest, complicating national security, foreign policy or economic concerns.

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DJ Khaled Throws Us The Keys

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 3:43am

The musician and Snapchat advice guru says his communication style is meant to resonate with young audiences. "Sometimes we've got to get somebody to translate in a different way," he says.

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After Prison, A Mom Finds Her Way Back Into Her Daughter's Life

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 3:37am

As a teenager, Kayla Wilson talked to her grandma about her mom's incarceration in 2006. Now an adult, she and her mom discuss those days and how the experience changed them.

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New Hampshire's 2-Day Governor Will Get Full Official Treatment

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 6:00am

Republican Senate President Chuck Morse is in charge between former governor Maggie Hassan's swearing in as a U.S. senator and Governor-elect Chris Sununu's inauguration.

1960s Propaganda Imagines A Glorious Soviet Union In 2017

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 5:17am

The images show nuclear-powered trains speeding across a dam to Alaska, and cities built under the tundra. The USSR has defeated the "Western imperialists" and sent rockets to conquer the universe.

Forest Service Tries A Different Approach On Whether To Let Fires Burn

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:02am

Scientists say more low-intensity wildfires are needed to clear out overgrown forests to help prevent bigger fires. Deciding where and when to let fires burn is tricky.

Convicted S.C. Church Shooter Represents Himself In Penalty Phase

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:02am

Dylann Roof, 22, convicted of killing 9 church members in Charleston, spoke to the jury that's deciding whether he dies for the crimes. He said, "There's nothing wrong with me psychologically."

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