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Raising Home Prices Lead To Worries Of Another Housing Market Bubble

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 4:01am

Ten years after the financial crisis, the housing market is booming again. In some metropolitan areas, only 25 percent of residents can afford to buy a home. Are we in another housing bubble?

Press Freedom Is Under Fire In Southeast Asia

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 4:01am

The last independent newspaper in Cambodia was sold to a Malaysian investor with links to the country's prime minister. The Philippines president closed down a news site critical of his war on drugs.

Trump Hits The Campaign Trail To Rally Republicans Before Midterms

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 4:01am

President Trump campaigned in Elkhart, Indiana, the same day as he announced the meeting with North Korea's Kim Jon Un and the release of three Americans who had been detained there.

Israel And Iran's Forces In Syria Ramp Up Cross-Border Exchanges

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 4:01am

Rachel Martin talks to ambassador Dennis Ross, who has advised U.S. presidents on the Middle East, about the conflict between Israel and Iranian forces in Syria.

Morning News Brief: Trump Rally, John Kelly Interview

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 4:01am

President Trump was at a campaign rally in Elkhart, Ind., Thursday night, meanwhile, Republicans mull if he can bring the votes this fall. And, Trump's chief of staff sits down for an interview.

Charlie Puth Is Working Hard For Your Attention

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 4:01am

From "See You Again" to "Attention," Puth's hits are massive and they stick. Morning Edition visits the 26-year-old at the cluttered home studio where he crafted his second album, Voice Notes.

(Image credit: Jimmy Fontaine/Courtesy of the artist)

John Kelly: Despite 'Times Of Great Frustration,' No Regrets Taking White House Job

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 8:07pm

In an interview with NPR, Kelly also praised the president's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and said Trump's eyes are "wide open" on North Korea.

(Image credit: John W. Poole/NPR)

Democrats Embrace Guaranteed Jobs Proposal

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 6:33am

Several Democrats considering presidential runs are embracing the idea of guaranteed jobs for every American, an ambitious policy idea that is another sign of top Democrats moving to the left.

Detained In North Korea, 3 Americans Arrive Back To The U.S.

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 6:29am

Rachel Martin talks to former White House adviser Victor Cha, who discusses what their release means in terms of the upcoming summit between President Trump and North Korea's leader Jim Jong Un.

In Election Upset, Malaysia's Mahathir Returns To Power After A Quarter Century

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 5:45am

Mahathir Mohamad, who previously led Malaysia for more than two decades, has won a surprise victory over Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has been embroiled in a long-running corruption scandal.

(Image credit: Andy Wong/AP)

Original Iron Man Suit Is Missing From Storage

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 5:43am

Police in Los Angeles say that the suit has gone missing from a prop storage facility and they are investigating its disappearance. Officials say it's worth about $325,000.

Canadian Zoo Officials Take Berkley The Bear Out For Ice Cream

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 5:17am

The bear leaned out the driver's side window and licked a cone that a DQ employee was holding. Alberta Fish and Wildlife cited the zoo for taking a bear off property without notifying local officials.

Why Oil Prices Are At Their Highest Level In More Than 3 Years

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 4:06am

David Greene talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, about whether oil prices are being affected by the U.S. pulling out from the Iran nuclear deal.

With The U.S. Out Of The Iran Deal, What Happens To Jailed Americans There?

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 4:06am

President Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran leaves the fate of Americans held prisoner there uncertain. There could be as many as half a dozen U.S. citizens in Iranian prisons.

Sen. King Says He Can't Support Haspel's Nomination To Lead The CIA

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 4:06am

Gina Haspel testified at a Senate panel hearing on her nomination. Rachel Martin talked to Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine, who released a statement saying he could not back her nomination.

Opposition Scores Historic Victory In Malaysia's Election

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 4:06am

A former authoritarian ruler in Malaysia has had a stunning political comeback. He led opposition parties to their first election victory in six decades.

Simmering Military Conflict Between Israel And Iran Heats Up

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 4:06am

David Greene talks to Jane Ferguson, of the PBS NewsHour, about Iran firing 20 rockets into the Golan Heights. Israel responded with its largest-ever attack on Iranian military targets in Syria.

Texas Works To Create A More Secure Electronic Voting System

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 4:06am

There are concerns electronic voting machines can be hacked. In Austin, election officials are trying to create more secure machines but their efforts have been stymied by the voting machine industry.

European Leaders Mull Next Steps After U.S. Pulls Out Of Iran Deal

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 4:06am

David Greene talks to Sir Simon Gass, former British Ambassador to Iran, about how the Trump administration's exit from the Iran nuclear deal impacts Europe.

Cannes Film Festival Opens Amid #MeToo Movement

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 4:06am

The first Cannes film festival since allegations of widespread sexual abuse in the movie industry has opened in France.

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