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Chicago Man Charged With Jamming Cell Phone Reception

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 6:12am

Commuters complained their calls started dropping along a commuter train route. Then a photo circulated on social media of a fellow commuter, an older man, operating a big boxy device with antennas.

Rancher Cliven Bundy Refuses To Enter Plea In Federal Court

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:11am

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy was in federal court in Las Vegas on Thursday, where he refused to enter a plea to 16 felony charges. He said he did not acknowledge federal authority. Outside the courthouse, supporters and sympathizers rallied on his behalf and denounced the federal government.

In Hastings, Brittons Caught Up In Debate Whether To Leave The E.U.

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:11am

In a national referendum in June, Brittons will decide whether the United Kingdom should continue as a member of the European Union. In the town of Hastings, once the site of England's failure to prevent a French invasion, the town's people are caught up in another battle — for Britain's future in Europe.

U.S., Canada Pledge To Lower Methane Emissions In Oil And Gas sectors

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:11am

President Obama on Thursday announced an agreement with Canada that both countries will institute tough new controls on methane emissions by the oil and gas industry. Seeing is believing. In a helicopter, we'll fly over a South Texas oilfield with a leak detection crew and witness — with the aid of an infrared camera — how much methane gushes into the atmosphere.

Without A Florida Primary Win, Rubio May Be At The End Of The Line

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:11am

John Stipanovich, a longtime GOP strategist and lobbyist in Florida, tells David Greene that he is going to stick with Sen. Marco Rubio — if only because Rubio is an alternative to Donald Trump.

Why A Group's Power Dynamics Interferes With Collaboration

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:11am

Research finds that when you put powerful people together in a group, individuals tend to vie for the same level of authority and deference they receive outside the group.

Russia Accuses Ukraine's First Female Military Pilot Of Murder

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:11am

A trial in southern Russia is the setting for one of the strangest side-stories of the war in eastern Ukraine. Two years ago, a news crew for Russian state television was hit by mortar fire. The soundman and a well-known reporter were killed. On trial for murder is a female military pilot serving in the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Naturalized Citizen In Ohio Takes Voting For The First Time Very Seriously

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:11am

Nearly 10 percent of the people who vote this presidential election will be naturalized citizens. What does the American political circus look like to a relatively new immigrant who's a first-time voter? We'll check in with one such voter in Ohio who's trying to decide which candidate to support.

2015 Worst Year Yet for Syria's War, Human Rights Report Says

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:11am

The report says 50,000 civilians were killed, and more than a million displaced. The groups, which include Oxfam and Care International, put much of the blame on Russia, France, Britain and the U.S.

GOP Debate Focused On Issues Instead Of Personal Insults

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:11am

The four remaining candidates held their 12th debate of the primary season in Miami Thursday. It was their last debate before the big states of Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and Florida vote next Tuesday.

Chicago Murder Rate Spikes; Less Aggressive Policing Blamed

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:11am

More than 100 people have already been murdered in Chicago this year. That's double the number of homicides in the city in the first two months of last year.

Split Views On Health Overhaul In Ohio

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:03am

A poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds that people in the politically important state of Ohio are divided over Obamacare.

5 Years After Japan Disasters, 'Temporary' Housing Is Feeling Permanent

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:02am

Deadlines to rehouse evacuees have come and gone. It's still not clear when they might go home, and if so, what would they return to?

Do You Sacrifice One For Many? Mirren's Latest Film Has No Easy Answers

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 3:58am

In her new film Eye in the Sky, Helen Mirren plays a colonel overseeing a secret drone operation in Kenya. Mirren and director Gavin Hood say the audience is the jury in this courtroom drama of sorts.

Lesson Plan: Teach Students How To Rebuff Terrorist Recruiters

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 3:57am

Terrorist groups in Kenya are trying to lure smart recruits who can give orders and boost their brand on social media. A high-school teacher is battling them in the classroom.

Walking The Beat In Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, Where A New Day Began Together

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 3:45am

For 25 years, Francois Clemmons played Fred Rogers' neighborhood police officer, often lending a hand and a soothing voice. But as Clemmons recalls, it was a foot bath that offered a memorable lesson.

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