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Canadian Dog Walker Musters Boxing Skills To Battle Mama Bear

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 6:22am

Rick Nelson startled a cub while he was walking his dog. The cub's 300-pound mother came to the rescue. During the altercation, Nelson landed a good underhand punch to the bear's snout.

Racial Tensions Flare In Baton Rouge After Police Fatally Shoot A Black Man

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 5:19am

In Louisiana, Albert Samuels, a professor at Southern University, talks about the racial make-up and history between Baton Rouge's African-American community and police. David Greene reports.

Protesters Gather After Minn. Man Dies After An Encounter With Police

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:05am

David Greene talks Tim Nelson of Minnesota Public Radio.

Mama Dragons Try To Prevent Suicides Among Mormon-LGBT Children

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:05am

Among Mormons, there is a group of women known as Mama Dragons, fierce protectors of their LGBT children. They were put to the test after the church hardened its stance against same-sex marriages.

Venezuela's Economic Implosion Exacerbates Inequality

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:05am

There are two Venezuelas. In one, mothers have no milk for their children. In the other, you can get milky cappuccinos. The socialist country's economic implosion has exacerbated inequality.

Trump Still Lacks Strong Support From Republicans In Washington

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:05am

Donald Trump will be in Washington on Thursday for a round of meetings with Republican officials. He's working on unifying the party ahead of the Republican National Convention.

With Brits Leaving The EU, Greeks Worry About Europe's Future

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:05am

A year ago, Greek voters rejected EU austerity in a referendum, but swallowed it anyway and stayed in the bloc. Now Greeks fear Brexit may be a fatal blow to Europe, and worry about their place in it.

Authorities In Minnesota Investigate Man Fatally Shot By Police

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:05am

A black man was shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota Wednesday evening. David Greene reports.

Did The Democrats' Gun-Control Sit-in Accomplish Anything?

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:05am

House Democrats have yet to convince the GOP leadership to allow a vote on the gun control proposals at the center of their June 22 sit-in. David Greene talks to Rep. Norma Torres.

Clinton Probe Ends; House Asks FBI To Explain No Charges Recommendation

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:05am

Republicans on a House panel have summoned FBI Director James Comey to testify about his recommendation against prosecuting Hillary Clinton. The Justice Department has accepted Comey's recommendation.

'Coyote America' Honors An Animal Living In North America For Centuries

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:05am

David Greene talks to historian Dan Flores about his biography of an iconic animal of the American West. It's called Coyote America. Increasingly, the coyote has become associated with suburban life.

Justice Department Investigates Baton Rouge Police Shooting

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:05am

A day after police shot and killed Anton Sterling, local authorities turned the probe over to the federal government. That most likely wouldn't have happened, before the age of Black Lives Matter.

Investors Pull Funds From British Investment Firms After Brexit Vote

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:05am

Several British commercial property investment funds will no longer let people withdraw their funds. The outcome of the Brexit vote has accelerated the flow of funds out of the U.K.

Examining The Relationship Between Clinton And Trump Befor This Election Season

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:05am

Hillary Clinton attended Donald Trump's third wedding. Trump has contributed to Clinton's past campaigns and her husband's foundation. Does this mean that, before this election, they were friends?

Democrats To Meet Friday To Finalize National Party Platform

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:05am

David Greene talks to Rep. Keith Ellison, one of the drafters of the 2016 Democratic national platform. The Minnesota Democrat says they don't have party unity yet, but that they will get there.

With Brexit, Greeks Worry About Europe's Future And Their Place In It

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:05am

A year ago, Greece accepted EU austerity and stayed in the bloc. Now Greeks fear Brexit may deal a fatal blow to Europe.

Venezuela's Economic Implosion Exacerbates Inequality

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:05am

There are two Venezuelas. In one, mothers have no milk for their children. In the other, you can get milky cappuccinos. The country's severe economic problems have worsened inequality.

How Will Emissions Scandal Affect The Future Of VW's Vehicles?

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:05am

The $15 billion price tag for Volkswagen's diesel deception won't put VW out of business but it will greatly hamper the company's position in the global marketplace.

Former Fox News Anchor Gretchen Carlson Sues Roger Ailes For Harassment

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 4:24pm

Carlson alleges that Ailes created a pervasively sexist atmosphere and that she was cut from Fox for rebuffing his sexual advances. She says she was told to learn to "get along with the boys."




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