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Little Time To Celebrate Iowa; It's On To New Hampshire

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 6:42am

Caucus night is over. Sen. Ted Cruz was the winner on the Republican side and Hillary Clinton pulled out victory in a very close race with Sen. Bernie Sanders. New Hampshire holds a primary next week.

Trump Didn't Have Permission To Use Adele's Songs

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 6:03am

A spokesman for the British singer said Adele did not give her permission to have her music played during any political campaigning.

Dutch Police Enlist Eagle To Take Down Drone

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 5:54am

Dutch authorities are going after illegally operated drones. They released a dramatic video of an eagle swooping into the air and snatching an unsuspecting drone right out of the sky.

How Many Zika Cases Are There In Venezuela: 4,000 Or 400,000?

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

It depends who you ask. But Venezuela could be the next ground zero for Zika. And government information is in short supply. So are doctors, medicines and even mosquito repellent.

Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton Gets The Spotlight And Criticism

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

Renee Montagne talks to sports columnist Kevin Blackistone on the criticism Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton has received for his elaborate end zone celebrations, and how race may be an influencing factor in those criticisms. On Sunday, he will be the sixth African-American quarterback to start in the Super Bowl — his team goes up against the Denver Broncos.

Why Critical Illness Insurance Is Gaining Popularity

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

Critical care insurance pays out a lump sum for any kind of expense if someone is diagnosed with a serious illness. It's increasingly popular with insurance companies and consumers, but other kinds of insurance may already cover needed expenses.

House Panel To Get An Update On Security In Afghanistan

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

Gen. John Campbell, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, is set to appear before a House panel on Tuesday for what's expected to be a contentious report about the progress of the war.

Plumbers Converge On Flint To Help Get Lead Out Its Drinking Water

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

Some good news for Flint, Mich., where the water was contaminated with lead. Dozens of union plumbers volunteered to install water filters and replace faucets for some of the city's poorest residents.

Attention Turns To Repelling Mosquitoes That Carry Zika, Dengue

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

The WHO says the possible link between serious birth defects and the Zika virus is a global health emergency. Renee Montagne talks to Laura Harrington, an entomologist at Cornell University.

A Night Of Surprises And Nail Biting In Iowa

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

Donald Trump didn't fulfill his late polling promise — finishing second to Ted Cruz in the GOP race. And Hillary Clinton barely squeezed past Bernie Sanders to claim victory on the Democratic side.

22 Years Since O.J.'s Trial, FX Debuts 'The People V. O.J. Simpson

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson begins Tuesday on FX. Based on Jeffrey Toobin's book, it's a behind-the-scenes series that stars Cuba Gooding., Jr., John Travolta and Sarah Paulson.

Venezuela Accused By Doctors Of Underestimating Zika Virus Cases

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

The Zika epidemic spreading through Latin America and the Caribbean got its start in Brazil. In neighboring Venezuela, some doctors groups are warning the situation could be almost as bad.

Iowa Caucuses: Cruz Wins GOP Race; Clinton Defeats Sanders

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

Iowa voters took the first step in choosing a new president Monday. Republicans in the state chose Texas Sen. Ted Cruz over Donald Trump. And Hillary Clinton won over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Boston Program Teaches Women To Negotiate For Better Salaries

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

Statistics show women earn 79 cents for every dollar a man earns. In Boston, women make 83 cents on the dollar. That city is trying to narrow the gap further by teaching women to negotiate.

Supporters Reflect On Caucus Outcomes By Trump, Rubio

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

In Iowa, David Greene follows up with two voters who supported Donald Trump and Marco Rubio, the second and third-place finishers in Monday's Republican caucuses.

In Iowa, Ted Cruz Overcomes Donald Trump's Star Power

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

Sen. Ted Cruz won the Republican caucuses in Iowa, turning out his base of evangelical supporters and delivering Donald Trump a loss during his first time being judged by voters.

Clinton Declared The Winner In Iowa's Democratic Caucuses

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

Based on the results of Monday's caucuses, Clinton received 699.57 state delegate equivalents, to Sanders 695.49. The race moves to New Hampshire, where the state holds a primary on Tuesday.

Phosphorus Starts With Pee In This Tale Of Scientific Serendipity

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:57am

German alchemist Hennig Brand started with about 1,500 gallons of urine in his 17th century hunt for gold. Discovering phosphorus was just a nice surprise. Know a modern tale of scientific luck?

Florida Supreme Court To Decide Whether Executions Can Go Forward

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:56am

Florida's highest court will hear a case that may determine the fate of some 390 death row inmates. The case comes after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the state's death sentencing system.

O'Malley, Paul, Carson, Fiorina Check In On Iowa Caucus Day

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 10:54am

Democrat Martin O'Malley and Republicans Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson talk with David Greene about criticism and expectations heading into caucuses for the 2016 presidential race.




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