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Trump Calls Russia Story 'Total Fabrication'

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:07am

President Trump held a rally with supporters in West Virginia just hours after news reports said special counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury in connection with his Russia investigation.

John Cho On Acting And 'Columbus'

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:07am

Actor John Cho talks about his new film, Columbus, where he takes on a new character trait: subtlety. He tells NPR's David Greene that this role allowed him to explore a Korean-American character.

Saving Vultures With Nepal's 'Vulture Restaurant'

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:07am

A unique conservation attempt is underway in Nepal to save vultures that have nearly been decimated through much of South Asia over the past few decades.

Usain Bolt's Final Race

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:07am

Track and field's greatest sprinter is expected to run his last individual race Saturday in London. Jamaican Usain Bolt says he will retire after dominating his sport for a decade.

New 'Constituent Assembly' To Sit In Venezuela

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:07am

Gideon Long of the Financial Times talks with David Greene about events in Venezuela, as the "constituent assembly" backed by President Maduro and criticized by opponents plans to convene Friday.

Dunkin' Debates Dropping The Donuts

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:07am

Dunkin' Donuts looks to be trying to appeal to more health-conscious consumers. One location in California is changing its name to just Dunkin'.

Character Actor Robert Hardy Dies At 91

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:07am

British actor Robert Hardy, best known for his work in the Harry Potter movies and the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small, has died. He was 91.

Hyperloop Tests Magnetic Levitation At 192 MPH

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:07am

David Greene speaks with Hyperloop One co-founder Josh Giegel about the logistical and political challenges involved in building the high speed transportation system in California.

Morning News Brief: Trump In West Virginia, Chinese Trade, Usain Bolt Retires

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:07am

President Trump dismissed the Russia investigation at a rally in West Virginia. Also, the White House is poised to investigate Chinese trade policies, and sprinter Usain Bolt says he's retiring.

U.K. Businesses, Officials Push For Clarity, Transitional Deal With European Union

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 6:30am

Small business owners are among those who say indecision is damaging the economy as they wait for new rules governing a post-Brexit U.K.

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Some UK Business, Officials Push For Clarity, Transitional Deal With European Union

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 6:30am

Small business owners are among those who say indecision is damaging the economy as they wait for new rules governing a post-Brexit UK.

Some U.K. Officials Push For Slower Transitional Deal With European Union

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 6:30am

They want to preserve as many ties as possible until Britain leaves the E.U. in 2019. The paralysis is worrying small business owners and others who say the indecision is damaging the economy.

Senate Panel To Probe How To Bring Stability To Health Insurance Market

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 6:28am

GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander has organized bipartisan hearings aimed at preventing a "death spiral" on the health insurance market. David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire.

Heavy Metal Legend Will Tour Again. This Time As A Hologram

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 5:56am

Ronnie James Dio has been dead for seven years but his music lives on. And now he's going on tour. He'll be performing as a hologram along with his old bandmates.

Canadian Man Pleads: Bring Back My Wheelbarrow

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:38am

Someone stole a wheelbarrow in Nova Scotia. The owner put a sign at the end of his driveway asking for it back, and it was returned. A new sign read: Thank You For Bringing Back My Wheelbarrow.

Rep. Smith To Introduce Bill Similar To Senate's New Immigration Measure

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:05am

David Greene talks to Republican Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, who is going to introduce legislation in the House that mirrors the merit-based Senate bill on immigration that President Trump backs.

Examining Jared Kushner's Chances At Achieving A Mideast Peace Solution

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:05am

Ailsa Chang talks to ex-State Department negotiator Aaron David Miller, who says a leaked tape indicates the president's son-in-law may have no strategy for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Trump-Backed Immigration Legislation Would Have Far-Reaching Effects

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:05am

David Greene talks to Kevin Appleby of the Center for Migration Studies about the Trump administration's new plan to cut down legal immigration.

Opposition Voters Will Try To Oust Rwandan President Kagame

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:05am

Paul Kagame will almost surely be re-elected on Friday. But the towering figure who brought order to the country also has instilled fear in those who might speak out against him.

Trump Signs 'Seriously Flawed' Russia Sanctions Bill

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:05am

Ailsa Chang talks to former CIA Russia analyst and White House adviser George Beebe about the impact of the Russian sanctions bill that was signed by President Trump on Wednesday.




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