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Alabama Man To Plead Guilty To Stealing 750,000 Quarters

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 6:06am

Federal prosecutors in Birmingham, Ala., say a former armored transportation company worker has agreed to plead guilty to stealing nearly $200,000. All of it was in quarters.

Luke Skywalker Endorses U.S. Senate Challenger

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 5:47am

The seat from Ohio is currently held by Rob Portman. President Obama backs challenger Ted Strickland. And Mark Hamill of Star Wars fame endorsed P.G. Sittenfeld.

Tough Political Climate On Immigration Seeps Into High School Sports

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 4:08am

There have been recent incidents at high school basketball games where fans chanted "Trump" and "build a wall" at teams made up of minority students. David Greene talks to "Washington Post" sports columnist Kevin Blackistone about the broader impact this current political season is having on the world of sports.

GOP Presidential Contenders Eye Florida And Its Winner-Take-All Delegates

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 4:08am

Florida is the next big prize on the GOP primary calendar. There are 99 delegates at stake in a winner-take-all-primary on Tuesday. Most polls show Trump with the lead. Florida is Marco Rubio's home state but analysts don't expect him to eke out a win.

Trump Wins Primaries; Have Republicans Learned 2012's Election Lessons?

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 4:08am

What has happened to the GOP since it was trounced in the last presidential election? Henry Barbour, co-authored of the autopsy report, looks at whether his party paid attention to its conclusions.

There Are Times When Journalists Must Take A Stand, Jorge Ramos Says

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 4:08am

Steve Inskeep talks to Univision anchor Jorge Ramos about his new book, "Take A Stand: Lessons From Rebels."

Sister's Forced Marriage Started Iraqi Woman On Activist Path

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 4:08am

A woman who runs an organization in mainly Kurdish Northern Iraq, where women face threats, is in Washington to receive an award from Vital Voices, a non-profit group that puts a spotlight on women.

Tens Of Thousands Of Migrants Stranded After Slovenia Closes Its Border

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 4:08am

Slovenia and Serbia have closed their borders to all "irregular" travelers, save those with immediate humanitarian needs. This effectively shuts down the Balkan route to Europe used by hundreds of thousands of migrants in the past year.

New TV Drama Recounts Heroic Escapes On The Underground Railroad

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 4:08am

The multi-layered thriller follows a group of enslaved people as they escape a Georgia plantation. Co-creator Joe Pokaski says the Underground Railroad may be America's "most heroic story never told."

Sanders, Clinton Split Primaries; GOP Contests Attract More Voters

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 4:08am

Democratic pollster Margie Omero and Republican strategist John Feehery look at what the voter turnout numbers mean following Tuesday's primary contests.

Canada's Official Residence, No Longer Fit For A Prime Minister

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 4:06am

The 35-room limestone mansion is so decrepit that there have been calls for its demolition. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau refuses to live there. The big question: what to do with the place?

Cheap Oil Usually Means Global Growth, But This Time Seems Different

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 3:59am

Recent forecasts for global growth have been ratcheted down, even as oil prices sink lower and put more money in consumers' wallets. Economists see several factors changing things.

Sir George Martin, The 'Fifth Beatle,' Is Dead At 90

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 1:56am

The classically-trained composer was The Beatles' closest collaborator throughout the 1960s, producing virtually all their music. Music critics agree they wouldn't have been The Beatles without him.

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