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20 Years Since Welfare's Overhaul, Results Are Mixed

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 3:35am

Results are mixed 20 years after welfare reform was enacted. The new program did work for millions of families, but many are worse off. And assistance is very different depending on where you live.

Dick Van Dyke Is Still Going Strong At 90

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 6:12am

Diners at a Denny's in California were in for a real treat. Dick Van Dyke and his quartet, had finished a TV appearance and were getting a bite to eat. They broke into song: "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang."

Mother Bird's Song Helps Her Young Cope With Global Warming

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 5:11am

A journal Science study says Zebra Finches sing a special song to their eggs to warn when temperatures go above 79 degrees. The warning slows development in the egg and the birds come out smaller.

Movie Review: Paramount's Remake Of The MGM Classic 'Ben-Hur'

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 4:06am

In 1959, Charlton Heston starred in Oscar-winning Ben-Hur. The question is: Why take another turn at making a film that defined epic when it was released, and was itself a remake?

Hillary Clinton Walks A Fine Line When She Addresses The Issue Of Policing

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 4:06am

Hillary Clinton met with law enforcement leaders this week. The Democratic nominee has been balancing an embrace of both the police and those critical of police practices in minority communities.

State Department: Iran Payment Used As 'Leverage' In Prisoner Swap

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 4:06am

State Department officials say a $400 million cash payment to Iran was contingent on its release of U.S. prisoners. The revelation is fueling critics who say the White House paid ransom to Iran.

Brexit: The Tale Of Two Towns

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 4:06am

Britons remain divided on the decision to leave the European Union. Renee Montagne talks to BBC correspondent Jonny Dymond about 2 seaside English towns: one voted to leave the EU, the other to stay.

White House Weighs Response To Cyberattacks Against U.S. Institutions

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 4:06am

The Obama administration is weighing how to respond to this summer's string of cyberattacks on U.S. institutions. Options range from sanctions to indictments to a counterattack to nothing. Lawmakers and security experts say there are pros and cons to each approach.

FEMA Chief Vraig Fugate Tours Louisiana Flooding

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 4:06am

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is working to accommodate more than 6,000 people who have been forced out of their homes by flooding. Renee Montagne talks to FEMA administrator Craig Fugate.

Bolt Wins 8th Gold Medal; Eaton Repeats As Olympic Decathlon Winner

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 4:06am

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won gold again at Rio's Summer Olympics in the 200-meter race. And, Ashton Eaton became one of the few men in Olympic history to repeat as a decathlon champion.

Doctor In Battle-Ravaged Aleppo Reveals How Civilians Endure

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 4:06am

Omran Daqneesh, 5, is the new symbol of Syria's civil war. A video of the boy recorded just moments after he was pulled out of a bombed out building in the besieged city of Aleppo has gone viral.

Research Examines If Surgery Delays Affect Patients' Health Outcome

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 4:06am

Researchers find that long waiting times for surgery are not associated with worse health outcomes for patients. The study involved patients waiting for surgery in England.

U.S. Swimmers Confirm Rio Robbery Story Was A Fabrication

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 4:06am

International attention is focused on American Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and three of his teammates. Brazilian police now say the men lied about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio over the weekend.

Justice Department To Move Away From Using Private Prisons

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 4:06am

The Justice Department says it will, over time, stop housing federal prisoners in private prisons. The department says private prisons aren't as safe or effective as their federally run counterparts.

Trump Apologizes For Not Always Using The Right Words

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 4:06am

Donald Trump, amid a campaign shake-up, expressed "regret" to his supporters Thursday night in Charlotte, North Carolina, for some of the more unscripted moments throughout his presidential run.

In Leak Of Democratic Emails, Questions About Russia's Role

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:38am

What's behind Russia's apparent hacking into the Democratic National Committee — and what could it gain by meddling in the U.S. election? "It's all about Hillary Clinton," says a Russian journalist.

Amy Schumer Bares Her Soul In 'The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo'

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:38am

Schumer's new essay collection is revealing, packed with personal diary entries going back to her pre-teen years — and funny. But she doesn't shy away from difficult topics like her sexual assault.

Deaf And Blind, Her Father Still Knows How To Speak His Love

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:31am

Through a TeleBraille machine, Melva Washington Toomer talked with her dad, John Carter Washington, for StoryCorps. "If I could help some person," he tells her, "then my living will not be in vain."




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