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U.S. Presence In Eastern Europe Is Vital, Commanding General Says

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:12am

In an effort to deter Russia, President Obama plans to substantially increase heavy weapons deployment in Europe. Renee Montagne talks to Lt. Gen Ben Hodges, who is the commanding U.S. general in Europe.

Musical Prognosticator Picks Carolina To Win Super Bowl

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:12am

Renee Montagne talks to music commentator Miles Hoffman who predicts the Super Bowl winner based on the musical prowess of each team's home city, Denver, Colo., and Charlotte, N.C.

Spike Lee's Documentary Shows Michael Jackson's Evolution From Child Star To 'Off The Wall'

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:12am

Director Spike Lee has a new documentary called "Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall" that explores the King of Pop's seminal album. It includes archival recordings from TV shows and private interviews with the soft-spoken star at his home.

Glitches Complicate Chinese New Year Travel Plans

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:12am

The world's largest annual human migration is underway in China as hundreds of millions head home to spend the Lunar New Year with their families. Trains, buses and planes are jammed with travelers.

Shortage Of Rental Properties Contributes To Record High Rents

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:12am

A new report from the Commerce Department finds that rents have hit historic highs. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman about the state of the rental market.

January Job Data Expected To Show Slowdown In Hiring

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:12am

It's widely expected that U.S. employers slowed a hiring spree in January, after rapidly adding jobs in the final 3 months of last year. The government is issuing job growth numbers for last month.

Clinton, Sanders Face Off Last Time Before New Hampshire Primary

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:12am

The Democratic debate, sponsored by MSNBC, was fiery and combative as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders went after each other on health care, Wall Street regulations and the campaign finance system.

Syrian Government Advances With Heavy Russian Air Support

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:12am

The first Syrian peace talks in two years lasted only a few days and then were called off. The last U.S. ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, discusses the collapse of the talks with Mary Louise Kelly.

World's Oldest Female Boxing Champion Isn't Hanging Her Gloves Up Yet

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:12am

At 48, Alicia Ashley holds the Guinness World Records for the oldest female boxing champion. She holds the world super bantamweight title. Mary Louise Kelly talks to her about longevity in the sport.

Digging Deep To Build The Tallest Hotel In Iran

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:03am

Ebrahim Pourfaraj started digging a giant hole in Tehran well before sanctions were lifted. He's betting Iran's economy will open up, attracting investors and visitors who've long been locked out.

Gone With A Gunshot, His Little Sister Remains 'Eternally 8'

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:00am

Home alone with his sister, Sean Smith, then 10, stumbled upon a .38 revolver. In a single cataclysmic moment, Smith's sister was dead — and in all the years since, he hasn't lived the accident down.

The 5th Democratic Debate In 100 Words (And A Video)

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:40pm

It was the first mano-a-mano encounter of the campaign, which means there was enough room for semantic arguments and serious debate.

Debate Night: Clinton, Sanders Face Off In New Hampshire

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 7:54pm

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders face off Monday in New Hampshire. It is their their first one-on-one debate since former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley dropped out of the race.

Maurice White, Founder Of Earth, Wind & Fire, Dies At 74

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 6:44pm

Maurice White, the founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, has died at age 74. The horn-driven band was known for 1970s hits such as "Shining Star" and "September."

With Oil Prices Languishing, Shell Reports 80 Percent Drop In Earnings

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 6:29pm

The company is the latest industry giant to report huge drops in earnings from 2014 to 2015. BP, Exxon and Chevron have also seen their revenues fall steeply.

Activist DeRay Mckesson Enters Baltimore Mayoral Race; Donations Flood In

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 6:23pm

The Black Lives Matter advocate entered the race on Wednesday night in a surprise move. Less than 24 hours later, he has raised almost $40,000 from nearly 700 donors.

Relatives Of Deceased Push For More Access To N.Y.C. Potter's Field

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 6:09pm

There's a little-known island that serves as a cemetery for the homeless, stillborn babies and unclaimed remains. But visiting the island is a challenge — even for families of the deceased.

Florida Governor Ramps Up Mosquito Fight To Stay Ahead Of Zika

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 5:42pm

It's only a matter of time, Gov. Rick Scott figures, before the Zika virus shows up in Florida mosquitoes. He's called for increased spraying and other moves to keep Zika and other diseases in check.

Maurice White Of Earth, Wind & Fire Dies At 74

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 5:28pm

One of the musicians behind "September," perhaps the happiest-sounding wedding song of all time, died in his sleep. Verdine White announced the death of his "brother, hero and best friend."

On Road To Recovery, Ferguson Residents Have Different Ideas

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 5:25pm

It's been more than a year since the shooting of Michael Brown sparked nationwide protests. Tension has dissipated in Ferguson, but some disagreements exist among residents about the best way forward.

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