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Amid Trade Dispute, G7 Summit Will Be 'Very Awkward,' Ambrose Says

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 6:15am

David Greene talks to Rona Ambrose, former leader of the Conservative Party of Canada who now sits on Canada's NAFTA advisory council, about the G7 summit that opens Friday in Quebec.

International House Of Pancakes Is Going From IHOP To IHOb

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 5:29am

The company says it will reveal on Monday what the "b" in IHOb stands for. Is it breakfast, brunch or biscuits? One report said it's burgers.

Pet Supply Firm Adds To Its Employee Benefits

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 5:18am

Employees of the Norwegian company Musti Group receive maternity and paternity leave for pets. For a new puppy or kitten, you receive three paid days off. Scottish beer maker BrewDog offers a week.

Ex-Senate Employee Charged With Lying About Contacts With Reporters

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 4:03am

A former Senate staffer has been arrested for allegedly lying to the FBI about his contact with reporters. James Wolfe appears to be caught up in the Trump administration's crackdown on leakers.

Washington Capitals Win Their First Stanley Cup Championship

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 4:03am

Thursday night in Las Vegas, the Washington Capitals beat the Golden Knights 4-3, to win the Stanley Cup trophy. It's the first major championship for a Washington, D.C., sports team in a long time.

Moderates Press House Republicans For An Immigration Deal

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 4:03am

House Republicans huddled for hours Thursday in another attempt to find party unity on immigration. David Greene talks to Republican Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado.

Parkland Drama Teacher To Receive Tony's Education Award

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 4:03am

Rachel Martin talks to Melody Herzfeld, who will receive the award at Sunday's Tony Awards. She leads the drama department at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Putin Answers Questions During Annual Call-In Show

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 4:03am

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday held his annual call-in show in which he takes dozens of questions from the public for hours during a live broadcast on state television.

Trump Attends G-7 Meeting At A Time Of Great Tension

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 4:03am

On Friday, Trump heads to a meeting of U.S. economic allies in Canada. Those allies are angry with him over trade. After that meeting, Trump heads to Singapore to meet with North Korea's leader.

Tentative Settlement Reached In Video Of Baby Grooving To Prince Song

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 4:03am

In 2007, a mom posted a YouTube video of her baby boy grooving to Prince's "Let's Go Crazy." Everyone loved the video except the record label. Lawsuits followed.

Would You Give Up Some Widely-Used Features On The Internet?

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 4:03am

Think social media, web searching, email, video streaming. Planet Money's "The Indicator" podcast explores what people would need to be paid in order to give these up.

Afghan Government Announces Temporary Truce With Taliban

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 4:03am

Rachel Martin talks to Gen. John Nicholson, head of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, who supports a temporary ceasefire. Nicholson says while the ceasefire is temporary, it is significant.

Teachers See First Hand The Effects Of Opioid Crisis On Children

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 4:03am

In Vinton County, Ohio, Rachel Martin talks to an elementary school principal about the crisis' effects on students, and meets a woman who got custody of her grandson after an upsetting discovery.

Morning News Brief

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 4:03am

President Trump heads to Canada to meet with G7 allies, who are not happy with him because of trade disagreements. And, we spend a day in court with migrant parents whose children were taken by ICE.

Trump's Tariffs Worry A Small Steel City In Pennsylvania

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 4:00am

A Russian-owned steel mill in Mercer County, Pa., is seeking an exemption from the tariffs. Some workers at the mill backed Trump but now fear their jobs could be in jeopardy because of his policies.

(Image credit: Asma Khalid/ NPR)

He Grew Up With An Unfortunate Name He Hated — Now He's Owning It

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 3:58am

Allan Fuks' name subjected him to a childhood of teasing. Although the name-calling led his parents to legally change the family name, he recently decided to use it in his career as a comedian.

(Image credit: Mia Warren/StoryCorps)

Giacometti's Sculptures Bare The Scars Of Our Daily Struggles

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 3:57am

Alberto Giacometti worked obsessively on super-slim sculptures that stride and slink like shadows. A Guggenheim exhibition and a new film explore the life of this talented, tormented artist.

(Image credit: Cathy Carver/Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden/Smithsonian )

NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds Chemical Building Blocks For Life On Mars

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 4:05pm

Scientists can't say whether there is, or ever was, life on the Red Planet. But two Martian rock samples contained organic molecules — which contain carbon, the chemical element central to life.

(Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

China's ZTE To Pay $1 Billion Fine To Settle U.S. Trade Case

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 8:48am

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced a deal with Chinese telecommunications company ZTE — a move that may indicate progress in high-stakes trade talks between the U.S. and China.

(Image credit: Johannes Isele/AFP/Getty Images)

Is Alice Johnson's Release A Sign Other Prisoners Will Get Out Too?

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 6:27am

Now that President Trump has commuted the sentence of Alice Johnson, a Tennessee grandmother serving life in prison for a first-time drug conviction, other inmates are hoping for similar relief.

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