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With Much Of Houston Still Underwater, Rescue Efforts Continue

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 6:46am

Ailsa Chang talks to retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, who is no stranger to the devastation hurricanes can cause. He commanded the military's disaster response operation during Hurricane Katrina.

Harvey Is First Major Natural Disaster For Trump Administration

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 6:31am

Over the last few days, President Trump has been tweeting a lot about rescue efforts in Texas. He's offered praise, for "great coordination between agencies at all levels of government."

Harvey Dumps More Than 40" Of Rain On Texas

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 6:31am

People in Texas are hoping the rain from tropical storm Harvey lets up soon. Tens of thousands of people have been forced from their homes, and the death toll is expected to rise.

French President Macron Puts A Lot Of Money Into His Looks

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 6:04am

The French magazine Le Point reveals that President Emmanuel Macron has spent about $30,000 on makeup services in his first three months in office.

'Airistotle' Repeats As World Air Guitar Champion

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 5:24am

The 2017 world air guitar finals were held last week in Finland. Matt Burns, who picked "Airistotle" as his nom de rock, won again this year. He was the 2016 champion.

Philippine Catholic Diocese Calls Attention To 'War On Drugs' Causalities

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:07am

Ailsa Chang talks to Bishop Pablo Virgilio David about the Philippine government's war on drugs, which has killed thousands of people since it began last year.

Evacuees With Young Children In San Antonio Turn To Diaper Bank For Help

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:07am

After Hurricane Harvey, the Texas Diaper Bank in San Antonio is working to get supplies to evacuating families with young children. The group hopes to expand its outreach across the affected areas.

Flooding Forces Thousands Of People From Their Houston-Areas Homes

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:07am

Emergency evacuation orders have been issued for Houston due to massive flooding. That's left families scrambling to pack some belongings and figure out where they'll go.

Tillerson Distances Himself From Trump's Charlottesville Comments

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:07am

Rex Tillerson has differed with his boss over significant issues since being named secretary of state, including Iran and North Korea. Now Tillerson has emphatically distanced himself from the president's comments regarding violence in Charlottesville.

Immigration Crackdown Keeps Many Harvey Victims From Seeking Help

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:07am

Houston's mayor urges people in the country illegally and in the path of flooding not to hesitate to call for help. Immigrants may fear coming to the attention of authorities and being deported.

Texas Ranchers Scramble To Get Cattle To Higher Ground

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:07am

Ranchers in Southeast Texas could face big losses because of this week's unprecedented flooding. In some cases, ranchers are riding horses through stomach-deep water to herd cattle to higher ground.

Louisiana's Governor Warns Residents To Brace For Harvey

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:07am

The governor of Louisiana is telling people to brace for more rain and winds from tropical storm Harvey. Some neighborhoods in Lake Charles, Louisiana are already flooded.

Harvey's After-Effects Continue To Pelt Texas And Take Aim At Louisiana

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:07am

Floodwaters in Houston are chest deep in some areas. The Federal government has assigned almost 8,500 workers to assist with rescue and relief efforts throughout Texas and Louisiana.

Japan Is On High Alert After North Korea Missile Launch

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:07am

North Korea conducted a missile launch over Japan Tuesday, further ratcheting up tensions in the region. Officials say the projectile flew over a northern Japanese island and landed in the ocean.

Houston's 'Matress Mack' Opens His Doors To House Flood Victims

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:07am

Residents of Houston, Texas, are banding together to help flood evacuees. Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale has turned his two furniture stores into temporary shelters.

Trump Suspects It Will Take Texas Years To Recover From Harvey

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:07am

President Trump is expected to Texas on Tuesday. He has been praising the coordination of aid agencies working on rescue and relief missions.

U.S. Corporations Join The Effort To Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:07am

Private-sector firms are pitching in to help Harvey victims. Walmart and its foundation pledged at least $1 million to the Red Cross and other relief agencies. The Home Depot Foundation did the same.

Trump Makes It Easier For Local Police To Get Pentagon's Surplus Gear

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:07am

The Trump administration has lifted Obama-era restrictions on military donations of equipment to local police. The move was denounced by critics of "police militarization."

News Brief: More Rain Forecast For Texas, North Korea Launches Missile

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:07am

As rescue efforts continue in flood-stricken Texas, President Trump gets ready to travel there. And, North Korea conducts a missile launch over Japan, further ratcheting up tensions in the region.

I Saved Every Letter You Wrote Me: The Library of Congress Digitizes Hamilton

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:04am

For fans of Hamilton and history alike, the Library of Congress has put the hippest founding father online by digitizing Alexander Hamilton's papers and making them available on the Library's website.

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