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Clint Watts Explains What He Means By 'Follow The Trail Of Dead Russians'

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin talks to former FBI special agent Clint Watts about where the FBI investigation into Russian meddling is headed now that the agency's director, James Comey, has been fired.

Morning News Brief: Comey Fallout, Reaction To Trump-Lavrov Meeting

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 4:04am

President Trump says he would have fired James Comey regardless of the recommendations of the attorney general. And Russians react to a meeting between their Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and President Trump.

Focus On Infants During Childbirth Leaves U.S. Moms In Danger

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 4:00am

The U.S. has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world: Sixty percent of the 700 to 900 deaths each year are preventable, including that of neonatal nurse Lauren Bloomstein.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the Bloomstein Family)

Communities Key To Fighting Opioid Crisis, HHS Secretary Says

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 3:55am

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is touring communities that have been hit hard by painkiller overdoses and heroin. He says, when it comes to opioid abuse, "We're losing as a nation."

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A Mother-Daughter Bond: 'We Have One Heart, You And I'

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 3:49am

Ahead of Mother's Day, Yomi Wrong, who was born with a rare genetic disorder, thanks her mother for not giving up on her and providing her with a lifetime of love and support.

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'Get Me Roger Stone' Profiles The Man Who's Wanted Trump To Run Since 1987

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 3:38am

Documentarian Morgan Pehme says the political consultant cultivated Trump's candidacy for almost 30 years. "I think he believed from day one that Trump was a legitimate candidate."

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What Pepe The Frog's Death Can Teach Us About The Internet

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 12:23pm

His creator killed the frog in a comic strip, after the character spent much of 2016 tied to the alt-right. Pepe's sad tale is a modern parable of how awful the Internet can be.

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Job And Housing Shortages Prompt South Africans To Abandon The ANC

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 6:26am

When the ruling African National Congress won power in 1994, it promised free houses to those in need. Millions are still waiting, and that has voters turning to the opposition Democratic Alliance.

Sen. Wyden Questions Sessions' Motive Behind FBI Director's Firing

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 6:25am

Rachel Martin talks to Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, a key Democrat on the intelligence committee, about why he thinks Attorney General Jeff Sessions should resign over the dismissal of James Comey.

Live Cheap In Bormida, Italy

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 4:57am

Fewer than 400 people live in Bormida, Italy. To gain residents the village is offering cheap rents and is considering cash payments. A resident told The Guardian, "There's nothing much to do here."

This Mountain Must Be A Popular Spot For Popping The Question

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 4:00am

A photographer was hired to take a picture of a marriage proposal at the top of a mountain at dawn. He took pictures of a couple at the scheduled time and place. But it was the wrong two people.

Morning News Brief: Congress And Constituents React To Comey And Health Care

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump says he fired FBI Director James Comey because "he was not doing a good job." And members of Congress are facing hostile crowds at town halls back in their districts.

Dissident Rebels In Colombia Ignore Peace Treaty And Continue Extortion

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 4:00am

A peace treaty in 2016 largely ended a half-century war waged by the guerrilla group FARC against Colombia's government. But a handful of FARC dissidents extort business owners and refuse to disarm.

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Amy Schumer And Goldie Hawn Team Up In 'Snatched'

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 4:00am

Beloved comic actor Goldie Hawn is back on the big screen with the movie Snatched. She stars alongside Amy Schumer, who had a breakout comedy a couple years back with Trainwreck.

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake Questions Timing Of Comey Firing

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep speaks with Republican Sen. Jeff Flake about the timing of FBI Director James Comey's firing and what happens to the bureau's Russia investigation now.

John Negroponte On Trump, Lavrov And Russia's Goals

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep talks with former Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte about President Trump's firing of James Comey, and his time working with Russia's foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov.

GOP Representative Faces Constituents Angry Over Russia And Health Care

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 4:00am

New Jersey Republican Tom MacArthur was central to reviving the GOP health care bill in the House. Last night he met with constituents, angry over that and the firing of FBI director James Comey.

Leon Panetta Says Comey Firing 'Undermined Credibility' In Russia Investigation

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 4:00am

Leon Panetta served Democratic presidents as a chief of staff, defense secretary and CIA chief. He talks with Rachel Martin about the implications of President Trump firing FBI Director James Comey.

The Longest Note Record Gets Broken, Or Maybe Not

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 4:00am

There was some confusion over who has been able to hold the longest note on a wind instrument using the technique called circular breathing.

Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About Church And State

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 4:00am

A recent executive order from President Trump has resurfaced issues of church and state separation. In #AskCokie, commentator Cokie Roberts talks about the history of religion and politics in the U.S.




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