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Morning News Brief: Trump's Tax Plan, California's Raging Wildfires

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump heads to Harrisburg, Pa., to talk to an audience that will include truckers about his tax overhaul. And, at least 15 people have died in intense wildfires in Northern California

The Iran Nuclear Deal: Viewed From Iran's Position

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:01am

While President Trump plans to announce his view on the nuclear deal with Iran, leaders in Iran have been making their statements and giving hints to their strategy as well.

We Want Your Questions On Activism In Sports

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:00am

We want to hear from you. What do you want to know about the intersection of sports and activism? Tell us your questions.

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Tyshawn Sorey, A Musical Shapeshifter, Wins MacArthur 'Genius' Prize

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 1:12am

The wide-ranging composer, drummer, pianist and trombonist has been defying easy category since childhood. Now only 37 years old, he's just getting started.

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Plunging Kenya Into Crisis, Opposition Leader Drops Out Of Presidential Race

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 2:06pm

Raila Odinga, who had sought and won a re-run of the August presidential elections, said he could not be sure the new elections would be free and fair. So, he has decided not to run.

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Will Trump's Twitter War With Sen. Corker Damage His Agenda?

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 7:09am

President Trump's latest fight with GOP members threatens to jeopardize his legislative plans. We examine how the schism may effect lawmakers trying to push through deep tax cuts.

California Wildfires Went From Small Fires To Roaring Blazes

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 7:08am

David Greene talks to Chris Coursey, the mayor of Santa Rosa, Calif., which is one of the cities in the path of a fire. Coursey says he's surprised by how fast the fires spread.

Suspects Apparently Reneges On Offer To Turn Himself In

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 6:21am

A man wanted in Michigan challenged police on Facebook: "If your next post gets a thousand shares I'll turn myself in along with a dozen doughnuts." It did. They haven't seen him or the treats.

Pennsylvania Man Sets Up Fake Speed Trap

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 5:41am

Ricky McMillen parked his Chevy Cavalier on the roadside, put a flashing LED light on the dash and acted like a state trooper — until a real trooper showed up and told him to stop doing his job.

Morning News Brief

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:08am

At least 10 people have died in wildfires, forcing residents in wine country north of San Francisco to flee as homes went up in flames. And, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has announced plans to withdraw from the Clean Power Plan.

Ecuador's New President Demonstrates He's No Puppet

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:08am

Ecuador has a new president who, while a protégé of his predecessor, is proving he's no puppet. He has turned against his former boss and is accusing him of having lied about the nation's economy.

Backstage Pass: Maid Of The Mist

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:08am

Tour boats give people an up-close view of Niagara Falls. The boats leaves the dock and ventures into the spray at Niagara Falls near Buffalo, New York. We go inside the wheelhouse, where the captain tries to get passengers wet, but not too wet; excited, but not in danger.

Debate Over Free Speech And The NFL Leads ESPN To Suspend A Host

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:08am

ESPN announced it would suspend SportsCenter host Jemele Hill for another violation of its social media guidelines, following tweets she wrote regarding NFL national anthem protests.

Drug Addicts In Massachusetts May Choose Jail Or Treatment

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:08am

Massachusetts is one of many states that allow addicts to be forced into residential treatment. The state's newest facility is a former prison that is still run much like a prison.

Firefighters Struggle To Contain Deadly Wildfires In Northern California

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:08am

Wildfires are whipping through the wine country of Napa and Sonoma counties, burning hundreds of structures and leading to the evacuation of thousands of residents. At least 10 people have died.

Why Finding A Motive For The Vegas Mass Shooting Is So Important

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:08am

Police are still without a motive for the Las Vegas mass shooting. We talk to experts about the need to know why, and whether it aids in trauma recovery or prevention.

Trump White House Reverses Obama-Era Curbs On Coal Plants

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:08am

Rachel Martin talks to former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, who helped finalize the Clean Power Plan. She talks to Rachel Martin about the Trump administration's moves to scrap that rule.

A Food Desert In Southeastern Ohio Is About To Get A Grocery Store

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:08am

Ohio is trying to bring fresh fruit and vegetables to undeserved communities. One community in Southeastern Ohio is receiving some help, but it didn't come without a battle from community leaders.

The U.S. And Turkey Are In A Visa Standoff

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:08am

Diplomats in the U.S. and Turkey are hoping to keep a visa dispute from escalating. The diplomatic feud began when an employee at the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul was arrested.

Brexit Decision Takes A Toll On Ireland's Tourism Industry

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:08am

Brexit is still at least a year and a half away, but the fall in the value of the British pound had made British tourism in Ireland much more expensive.

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