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Kushner Family Business Pitch In China Prompts Questions About Investor Visas

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 5:38pm

Jared Kushner's sister recently pitched a New Jersey project to investors in China. Such investors could get a crack at an immigration visa to the United States in exchange for $500,000.

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Sinclair Broadcast Group Has Deal To Buy Tribune Media's TV Stations

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 4:21pm

Sinclair's holdings are already vast and the deal, which needs federal approval, would give it stations in seven of the top 10 markets. It would further propel consolidation in the industry.

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Kennedy Award Honors Obama's Commitment To Public Service

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 6:38am

Former President Obama has ventured back into the political debate. He did it in Boston Sunday night when he received the JFK Profile in Courage Award, which is given annually by the Kennedy family.

Emmanuel Macron, Winner Of Presidential Runoff, Promises To Heal France

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 6:38am

Macron, 39, is the youngest candidate in French history to win the presidency. On Sunday, he defeated far-right candidate Marine Le Pen with 66 percent of the vote after a contentious campaign.

N.J. Dad Digs Through Garbage To Find Son's Cell Phone

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 6:05am

A phone belonging to Craig Roncace's son Ethan got thrown into the trash at his high school. Craig used an app to track the phone, and started digging through trash at the city dump. He found it.

Who Knew? Darth Vader Is A Surgical Technician In Tennessee

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 5:41am

How did Darth Vader Williamson get his name? His dad was a major Star Wars buff, and his mom agreed to the name while she was still under the effects of anesthesia.

2 Shows About Race Offer Different Approaches To Building Bridges

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 4:11am

Charles Barkley premieres a documentary series on TNT that aims to tackle issues of race in America. Comedian W. Kamau Bell has been hosting United Shades of America on CNN with a similar goal.

Trump's Travel Ban Executive Order Is Back In Court

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 4:11am

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia hears arguments Monday on the revised version of President Trump's ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries.

Rice Endorses Overseas Engagement And Democracy Building

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 4:11am

As Morning Edition explores the history of our time, Rachel Martin talks to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice about her new book, Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom.

Morning News Brief: Trump Travel Ban, French Presidential Election

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 4:11am

Trump's revised travel ban gets its first federal appeals court review. French voters elect a president. And ex-acting Attorney General Sally Yates testifies on Russia's meddling in U.S. elections.

Condoleezza Rice: Institutions Aren't Perfect, But They're The Bedrock Of Democracy

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 4:11am

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice tells NPR that America is still a "bright, shining city on the hill, not because we're perfect but because we struggle in our imperfections every day."

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Pitch To Chinese Investors From Kushner Real Estate Firm Raises Questions

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 4:11am

David Greene talks to Emily Rauhala of The Washington Post about the Kushner family's business seeking investors in China and dangling visa benefits in return. Jared Kushner is a Trump senior adviser.

Condoleezza Rice Reflects On The State Of Democracy

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 4:11am

In an interview with Rachel Martin about her book Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice assess the Trump administration's outreach to dictators.

Non-Career Politician Emmanuel Macron Wins French Presidential Election

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 4:11am

On Sunday, Macron won over Marine Le Pen. David Greene talks to Benjamin Haddad, a research fellow at the conservative Hudson Institute in Washington who worked on Macron's campaign.

Presidential Winner Macron Promises To Renew Confidence In France

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 4:11am

Centrist Emmanuel Macron defeated the far right's Marine Le Pen in Sunday's French presidential election. Rachel Martin talks to journalist Anne Nivat about the significance of his win.

Yates To Tell Senate Panel About Russia Discussions With White House

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 4:11am

Russian interference is the topic for the latest round of hearings. Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates is expected to field questions about former national security adviser Mike Flynn.

Trump Travel Ban Returns To Court, With His Own Words At The Center

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 4:00am

A federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., is preparing to hear arguments about the legality of President Trump's revised travel ban. Immigrant advocates argue it discriminates against Muslims.

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Have The 'Miserable' Airlines Finally Reached A Tipping Point?

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 4:00am

"We're a bunch of tuna crammed into a can and it's miserable," said one traveler. Now, airlines hope they can get past the perception that they put profit over passenger comfort.

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Taken For Refusing The Death Penalty, Attorney Sues To Get Cases Back

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 3:57am

When State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced in March that she would no longer seek the death penalty in capital cases, Florida Gov. Scott took away more than 20 murder cases in her jurisdiction.

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Fresh Food By Prescription: This Health Care Firm Is Trimming Costs — And Waistlines

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 3:43am

The rising prevalence and cost of Type 2 diabetes has doctors at Geisinger Health System turning to food as a form of medicine. They're prescribing free, fresh food to low-income patients.

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