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Clashes Intensify During Democratic Presidential Debate

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 4:09am

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley took the stage in Sunday's debate in Charleston, S.C. In the final debate before the Iowa caucuses, the candidates tangled on policy — ranging from their stances on financial regulation to foreign policy.

How Do Iranians Feel About The Thaw In Relations With The West?

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 4:09am

Sanctions were lifted against Iran even as more limited ones were imposed on those violating resolutions against ballistic missile tests. David Greene talks to Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times.

At the U.S. Border, Cubans Are Welcomed, Salvadorans Deported

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 4:09am

The inconsistencies of U.S. immigration policy is in focus in El Salvador. Two groups of migrants — Cubans and El Salvadorans — receive very different receptiond at the U.S. border.

'Washington Post' Reporter Held Captive In Iran Is Freed

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 4:09am

After more than 500 days in prison, Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian was freed, along with 4 others. Renee Montagne talks to Washington Post editor Marty Baron, who is in Germany with Rezaian.

Sounds Of Illegal Drag Races Interrupt Islamabad's Pre-Dawn Quiet

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 4:09am

At night, the Pakistani capital of Islamabad is generally tranquil. There are occasions when loud noises interrupt people's slumber. Our reporter went out to investigate what woke him up.

Chef Trades Toque For Amish Beard, Opens Off-The-Grid Deli In Maine

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 3:40am

A Chicago chef tired of the kitchen grind moved his family off the grid to join an Amish community in Maine. He's now selling charcuterie and cheese from a cabin in the woods.

Can't Focus? It Might Be Undiagnosed Adult ADHD

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 3:25am

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is most commonly diagnosed in children. But older adults may find that what they worried was early dementia is actually ADHD.

Sales Of 'Most Wanted Shirt' Skyrocket

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 6:18am

In a photo, a Mexican drug lord is wearing a button down shirt with blue and gray stripes and what looks like black paint splattered all over it. The shirt's maker is using the photo for marketing.

First Graders Send Letters To Cheer Up Vikings' Kicker

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 5:54am

Blair Walsh missed a short field goal, knocking Minnesota out of the playoffs. The students felt bad because of all the abuse he was getting. Walsh went to the school to personally thank the kids.

NFL Network To Re-Air First Super Bowl For The first Time Since 1967

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:15am

After Super Bowl I was played in 1967, the tapes were erased. The game has never been seen on television again until Friday night, NFL Network has managed to piece together archival footage along with the radio broadcast of this historic game. Morning Edition talks to a player from that Super Bowl I and the producer who pulled the film together.

GOP Debate Filled With Tough Exchanges Between Trump And Cruz

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:15am

With only seven candidates on the stage, everyone got a little more time to talk and the chance to deliver their attacks and counter attacks face to face — especially Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

Movie Review: '13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Banghazi'

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:15am

David Greene talks to Justin Chang, chief film critic for "Variety," about "13 Hours" — the new movie about the 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

Trump, Cruz Use GOP Debate To Attack Each Other

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:15am

After months of playing nice, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz went after each other. The candidates in the race from the establishment wing were battling it out for the chance to take on the front-runners.

Congressional Republicans Fear Being Overshadowed By Election Politics

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:15am

House and Senate Republicans huddled at a retreat in Baltimore this week to figure out their agenda for the year. But that task is complicated by the presidential election and the Donald Trump factor.

Russia Is Beefing Up Its Air Defenses, Top U.S. Air Force General Says

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:15am

Commander of Air Force operations in Europe and Africa, Gen. Frank Gorenc, is concerned about the buildup of Russian missile defenses, saying they threaten NATO military access to airspace in Europe.

Review: 'Billions' Premiers On Showtime

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:15am

Billions is a fictional drama informed by Andrew Ross Sorkin's reporting on Wall Street. It stars Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti as a hedge fund king and the prosecutor trying to bring him down.

White House Offers Incentives To States Holding Out On Expanding Medicaid

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:15am

Many Republican-led states rejected expanding Medicaid under Obamacare. But some GOP governors are reconsidering. That means more poor Americans could be eligible for coverage in 2016.

NFL Team Lured To LA With Bigger Fan Base, Multi-Billion Dollar Stadium

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:15am

Football is back in Los Angeles. David Greene talks to John Ourand of the SportsBusiness Journal about what the NFL stands to gain and lose in the relocation of the Saint Louis Rams to Los Angeles.

U.S. Must Normalize Its Relationship With Saudi Arabia, Expert says

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:15am

The U.S.-Saudi partnership endures despite the regular divergence of values and sometimes even regional interests. David Greene talks to Ali Al-Ahmed, director of the Institute for Gulf Affairs.

From 'Spin-And-Grin Girl' To 'Product Specialist' — An Auto Show Evolution

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 3:58am

Models on turntables in fancy gowns have given way to professionals who are the eyes and ears of car brands.

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