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The Mood In Guam After North Korean Threats

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 4:00am

North Korea recently threatened to bomb Guam, a U.S. territory and home to multiple U.S. military bases.

The Most Trusted Name In Fake News

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 4:00am

After high ratings last season, Saturday Night Live is heading to Thursday prime time. NBC is kicking off a monthlong run of weekly episodes of "Weekend Update."

How The Standard & Poor's 500 Index Took The Side Of Shareholders

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 4:00am

The S&P 500, an exclusive index of the world's largest companies, has moved to make entry even more strict. The S&P was responding to a trend in which large companies seek to limit shareholder rights.

What Americans Misunderstand About North Korea

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 4:00am

David Kang of the University of Southern California tells Ailsa Chang why he thinks nuclear conflict with North Korea is unlikely, and why many Americans underestimate Kim Jong Un.

Nixon White House Counsel John Dean Sees Uphill Climb For Trump In Leaks Fight

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 4:00am

Dean says he sees echoes of the Watergate scandal in the Trump administration: "We wrote what you shouldn't do. We wrote the book on it. And Trump doesn't even seem to know what happened."

(Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Despite Proven Technology, Attempts To Make Table Saws Safer Drag On

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 4:00am

It's unclear if the Consumer Product Safety Commission will finally pass a rule requiring all new saws to have an active injury prevention monitoring system built into them.

(Image credit: Mollie Simon/NPR)

On 'McCrary Sisters: Live,' The Spotlight Turns Toward Gospel's Go-To Backup Singers

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 4:00am

The sisters have sung with Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder and more. And they're Nashville gospel royalty: Their father led the legendary Fairfield Four. Now, they're releasing a live album of their own.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artists)

Morning News Brief: Tillerson Tries To Tame Tensions, Guamanians React

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 4:00am

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has struck a different tone than the president over a potential conflict with North Korea. Also, we look at the mood in Guam after threats from North Korea.

In Utah House Race, Attitudes Toward Trump Divide GOP Candidates

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 3:42am

The GOP primary to replace Jason Chaffetz in Utah's 3rd Congressional District includes a candidate embracing many of Trump's positions and another who didn't vote for the president last year.

(Image credit: Rick Bowmer/AP)

FBI Conducted Pre-Dawn Raid Of Manafort's Home

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 11:07am

According to the Washington Post, which first reported the story, documents and other materials were seized from the home of President Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

What's Changed, 3 Years After Ferguson Shooting

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 6:35am

The fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer drew attention to Ferguson, Mo., three years ago. But since then, few changes have actually been implemented.

How To Respond To A Nuclear North Korea

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 6:33am

Reports say North Korea has made progress in their nuclear program. Rachel Martin asks the Wilson Center's Robert Litwak, who worked in the Clinton administration, about North Korea's nuclear gains.

The Case Of The Returning Ring

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 4:26am

A woman lost her high school ring once in 1979, before her father found it in a pawn shop. Then she lost it again, but was reunited after someone found it and posted a picture on Facebook.

An Update On The Priests Who Walked Into A Bar

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 4:20am

A pub in Cardiff, Wales mistakenly initially turned away student priests after staff thought they were in costume. The bar has since named a drink after them, the "Thirsty Priests."

The View From Guam On North Korean Threat

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 4:02am

Residents on the U.S. island territory of Guam are at the center of an escalating war of words between North Korea and the U.S. Ailsa Chang talks with Mayor Paul McDonald of Agana Heights, Guam.

Morning News Brief: North Korea's Nuclear Threat, Trump TV

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 4:02am

North Korea's government and President Trump have traded threats after North Korea's recent missile tests. And Hadas Gold of Politico discusses pro-Trump news videos on the president's Facebook page.

Tensions Escalate Between Turkey And Germany

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 4:02am

Turkey and Germany have been close allies and around 3 million Turks live in Germany. But recently a rift has developed, and it's complicated by Turkey's ongoing purge following a failed coup.

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper On The Opioid Crisis

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 4:02am

Rachel Martin speaks with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper about how his state has been impacted by the opioid crisis.

Friends Remember Musician Glen Campbell

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 4:02am

Country singer Glen Campbell passed away Tuesday at 81. His friends and collaborators Carl Jackson and Jimmy Webb talk about his life.

Cokie Roberts On The Generals In The White House

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 4:02am

Commentator Cokie Roberts talks about the history of generals in White House roles.

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