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What Hospitals Think Of The GOP Health Care Plans

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 4:05am

Tom Nickels of the American Hospital Association talks with Rachel Martin about the showdown over repealing the Affordable Care Act.

Rep. Keith Ellison On Trump And The Media

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 4:05am

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison tells Rachel Martin that he thinks Twitter should ban President Trump after the president tweeted insults to members of the media.

Follow Your Dreams And Achieve Anything, Like Visiting Every Cracker Barrel

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 4:05am

An Indiana couple has been married for 60 years and is close to visiting every Cracker Barrel location in the U.S., all 645 of them.

Tensions Escalate Between India And China In Remote Border Area

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 4:05am

Soldiers from China and India have gathered at a remote area where Bhutan, India and China meet. It's part of a border dispute involving a road.

Lebanon's Prime Minister On Help For Syrian Refugees

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 4:05am

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri talks with Rachel Martin about his meeting with President Trump and what help the country needs with the large number of refugees in Lebanon.

Morning News Brief: Health Care, Transgender Service Members, Foxconn, Charlie Gard

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 4:05am

Republicans continue debating health care plans while President Trump tweeted about transgender people in the military. Tony Romm of Recode discusses electronics-maker Foxconn's U.S. factory plans.

Trump Tweets That Transgender People Banned From U.S. Military

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 10:14am

Trump Tweets That Transgender People Banned From U.S. Military

Delicate Diplomacy Over U.S. Citizens Detained In Iran

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 6:48am

The Trump administration says it is redoubling efforts to free American citizens detained in Iran. Iran seems to be hinting it wants another prisoner swap, as the Obama administration negotiated.

Newt Gingrich On Jeff Sessions And Russia Investigation

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 6:21am

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich talks with Rachel Martin about President Trump's recent comments about Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Russia investigation. Domenico Montanaro has analysis.

World Santa Claus Congress Meets In Denmark

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 5:48am

The annual World Santa Claus Congress is happening now in Denmark, marking its 60th year. Bearded Santas gathered at an amusement park to bring holiday cheer.

What You Can Do With 2,000 Pounds Of Butter

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 5:41am

A team of sculptors completed the annual butter sculpture at the Ohio State Fair. The centerpiece is a 6-foot tall bottle of chocolate milk.

The Costs Of Fighting Wildfires In Montana

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

A massive wildfire is burning in Montana. But the money needed to fight the fires is becoming an issue.

Sen. Chris Coons On Russia Investigation And Paul Manafort

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep talks with Sen. Chris Coons about the latest on the Senate Judiciary Committee's investigation into Russian election influence and negotiations with Paul Manafort.

A NYC Scout Troop Provides Homeless Girls A Place Of Their Own

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

The 28 members of Girl Scout Troop 6000, and its two co-leaders, live in a shelter in Queens, N.Y. The troop that Giselle Burgess started is the first specifically for girls who are homeless.

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Venezuela Set To Begin 2-Day Strike

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

Venezuela's opposition party has called for a 48-hour general strike, which is starting Wednesday morning. Rachel Martin talks with reporter Andrew Rosati of Bloomberg.

The Steps Ahead For The Senate On Health Care

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

The Senate has voted to debate their measures on health care overhaul. Steve Inskeep talks with reporter Noam Levey of the Los Angeles Times about the latest.

Commentary: 'We Should Demand More Of Our Athletes'

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor have made controversial comments while promoting an upcoming boxing match. Sarah Spain of ESPN asks why they aren't held to the same standards as other athletes.

Alice Cooper Finds Andy Warhol Art After 40 Years In Storage

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

In the 1970s, Alice Cooper received a silkscreen by his friend Andy Warhol. Then he forgot about it. He and his manager dug it out of storage, and now it may be worth millions.

U.K. To Ban Diesel And Gas Cars In 2040

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

In an effort to improve air quality, the U.K. government is set to ban the sale of all diesel and gas cars and vans starting in 2040.

Labor Department Starts To Roll Back Obama Overtime Rule

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:11am

The Labor Department has started to dial back an Obama administration rule that would have made more workers eligible for overtime pay.

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