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1 Year Later, Baton Rouge Works To Recover From Damaging Storms

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 4:00am

Ailsa Chang talks to Sharon Weston Broome, mayor of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, about the severe storms that flooded the city this time last year, and displaced tens of thousands of people.

News Brief: Trump Speaks Out About North Korea, Opioid Crisis

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump says his promise to meet Pyongyang's threats with "fire and fury" might have been too soft. And, he says he's ready to declare the nation's opioid crisis "a national emergency."

As A Boy In An Adult Prison, His Mother's Letters 'Were Everything'

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 3:37am

Marcus Bullock was tried as an adult and sent to prison when he was 15. The 8 years he was away changed his relationship with his mother Sylvia. The distance actually brought them closer together.

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On 'Murmuration Nation,' Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers Goes Solo

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 3:35am

Thirty years into her career, Saliers is now releasing music on her own. "What I really wanted to do was make a record with a combination of thoughtful lyrics and serious groove," she says.

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Nearly 1 In 5 Hospice Patients Discharged While Still Alive

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 3:34am

The hospices who discharge the most patients before their death also make the most money, a recent study shows.

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Does The U.S. Have A Strategic Plan Against North Korea's Threats?

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 6:45am

Ailsa Chang talks to Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin, of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, about how the U.S. might respond to the threats posed by North Korea's nuclear weapon capabilities.

It Would Be Wise To Cool Rhetoric Aimed At North Korea, Baucus Says

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 6:36am

David Greene talks to former U.S. ambassador to China Max Baucus about North Korea's aggressive tone against the U.S. Pyongyang called President Trump's threats against the north a load of nonsense.

Beach Town Tries To Reverse Runaway Growth Of 'Sober Homes'

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 6:25am

Some local and state officials in South Florida are calling for more regulation of addiction recovery residences to help combat insurance scams.

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Cat Becomes Cardinals' Good Luck Charm

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 5:01am

A cat wandered onto the baseball field during a game between the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals. The next thing that happened was the Cardinals hit a grand slam. Cardinals fans were happy.

Beware Of Rocks By The River

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 4:46am

A woman in Germany picked up what she thought was a chunk of amber. She put it in her pocket, but it caught fire — it was white phosphorous from World War II. Firefighters quickly put out the fire.

As Eclipse Madness Sweeps U.S., A Stonehenge Made Of Cars Prepares

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 4:28am

Carhenge in Alliance, Neb., will be prime viewing for this month's total solar eclipse. The town is preparing for thousands of visitors.

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Sailing To The North Pole, Thanks To Global Warming

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

A crew plans to leave Nome, Alaska Thursday and sail to the North Pole. The voyage may now be possible due to sea ice melt in the Arctic caused by climate change.

U.S. Imposes New Sanctions On Venezuelan Officials

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

The U.S. government imposed new sanctions on officials in Venezuela's government Wednesday.

Kenyan Presidential Challenger Alleges Voter Fraud

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

At least five people have been killed after riots broke out in Kenya following Tuesday's election. Presidential challenger Raila Odinga claimed there was massive voter fraud.

Mexican Celebrities Accused Of Drug Trafficking Ties

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

A famous soccer player and singer are among the 22 people the U.S. Treasury accuses of having ties to drug traffickers.

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."

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