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What To Make Of Qatar Airways' Bid For Stake In American Airlines

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:33pm

American Airlines said Thursday that the state-owned Qatar Airways is trying to acquire as much as a 10 percent stake in the company.

FCC Moves To Streamline Emergency 'Blue Alerts' For Threats To Law Enforcement

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:29pm

Created in 2015, Blue Alerts are similar to Amber Alerts, but aim to catch people who threaten or harm police officers. The DOJ asked the FCC to add a special code to the broadcast emergency system.

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The Long, Complicated History Of American Political Secrecy

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:20pm

Senate Republicans crafting their latest health care plan is hardly the first time American politics have been shaped behind closed doors.

Record Heat Puts Record Demand On Electric Utilities

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:14pm

Extreme heat across much of the U.S. means people are blasting their air conditioners day and night, creating record demand for electricity.

'GLOW' And 'Prime Suspect': Two TV Series You Won't Want To Miss

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:14pm

In both of these period pieces — one set in the 1970s, the other in the 1980s — women have it tough, whether they're wrestling with their demons, or actually wrestling.

Experts Suspect Russia Is Using Ukraine As A Cyberwar Testing Ground

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:14pm

Wired's Andy Greenberg says Ukraine has been the victim of a "cyber-assault unlike any the world has ever seen." Cybersecurity experts think Russia is perfecting attacks that could be used on the U.S.

Kevin Morby, 'Crybaby' (Live)

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:00pm

Watch the former Woods bassist and current frontman of The Babies perform a song off his new solo album, City Music, in a live studio session for KCRW.

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Questions Linger About USS Fitzgerald Collision

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:52am

Seven U.S. Navy sailors died in the collision last Saturday morning off the coast of Japan, and multiple investigations are underway.

The Conflicted Legacy Of Zimbabwean Musician And Revolutionary 'Chinx' Chingaira

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:47am

Dickson "Chinx" Chingaira, who died last week at the age of 61, fought and sung for President Robert Mugabe, who has wielded despotic power in the country since 1980.

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Supreme Court Overturns Lower Court On Grounds For Stripping U.S. Citizenship

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:46am

"We have never read a statute to strip citizenship from someone who met the legal criteria for acquiring it," Justice Elena Kagan wrote. "We will not start now."

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Nashville Plumbing Company Goes All In On Hiring Vets

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:45am

Plumbing, electrical and HVAC repair companies are beginning to see the military as a prime talent pool.

Nancy Pelosi Under Pressure After Democratic Loss In Georgia

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:40am

Many of the attack ads against Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia's special House race sought to tie him to the House minority leader.

NBA Fans Keyed Up For Highly Anticipated Player Draft

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:33am

There have been trades, trade rumors and front-office shake-ups that have NBA fans wondering what will happen next.

Summer Homework For Colorado Educators: Solve Teacher Shortage Crisis

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:20am

The state needs to fill 3,000 empty teaching positions, but enrollment in teacher-prep programs is also falling.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth On Leadership In The Democratic Party

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:11am

Duckworth joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss strategy among Democrats in Congress, increasing troop levels in Afghanistan and more.

Trump Calls For Health Bill 'With Heart' At Iowa Rally

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:06am

President Trump said he urged senators to "add some money" to the health care legislation they're releasing Thursday.

Americans Agree On Some Gun Restrictions, Pew Survey Finds

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:03am

Americans' relationship with guns is complicated and often contentious. But they do agree on restricting sales to people with mental illness or on watch lists.

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Church Of England 'Colluded And Concealed' Bishop's Sex Abuse, Leader Says

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:26am

The archbishop of Canterbury offered "an unreserved apology" for how the church handled a bishop's crimes against young men. The apology followed the release of a "harrowing" report on the incidents.

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Senate Republicans Reveal Long-Awaited Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:25am

The Senate's long-awaited "Better Care Reconciliation Act" was written largely in secret, with even many Senate Republicans unaware of what was in it.

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Moth Eyes Inspire Glare-Resistant Coating For Cellphone Screens

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:11am

The scientists who developed the anti-reflective film were inspired by tiny, light-trapping structures on moth eyes that help the insects avoid predators.

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