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Illinois Democrats Divided Over Billionaire Candidate

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:04am

Democrats in Illinois are debating whether they should back a billionaire candidate to take on Gov. Bruce Rauner next year, or whether embracing the money will lead the party astray.

European Union Fines Google $2.7 Billion

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:04am

The European Union has fined Google $2.7 billion over what it calls anti-competitive practices. Steve Inskeep talks with Adrianne Jeffries of The Outline.

Helicopter Drops Grenades On Venezuelan Supreme Court

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:04am

In Venezuela, a helicopter dropped grenades on the Supreme Court building in the latest wave of turmoil to hit the country.

Aid Group Shuts Down Migrant Aid Camp After Border Patrol Raid

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:04am

On the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, a humanitarian group has shut down a sprawling aid camp that gave medical care to migrants crossing the border, after Border Patrol agents raided the camp.

Poll Shows Low Support For GOP Health Care Bill

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:04am

Senate Republican leaders have put off a vote on their health care bill until after the July Fourth recess. A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll found only 17 percent of Americans approve of the bill.

John McEnroe's Comments About Serena Williams Light Up Twitter

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:04am

In an interview with NPR on Sunday, retired tennis player John McEnroe said Serena Williams was the best female tennis player in the world, but compared to top male players "she'd be like 700."

Former Tennis Player James Blake On Athletes And Activism

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:04am

Retired tennis player James Blake has written a book about athletes who take on social causes after he was tackled by a police officer. He talks with Rachel Martin about his book Ways of Grace.

The State Of Boko Haram

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:04am

Boko Haram extremists have been pushed back from their territorial gains, but they continue to wage attacks in towns and communities in northeastern Nigeria.

Veterans Concerned About Medicaid Cuts In GOP Plan

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:04am

Many veterans get health care through Medicaid. The cuts in the Senate health care bill worry veteran's advocates and add pressure to an already-strained Department of Veterans Affairs.

New Ransomware Attack Spreads From Ukraine

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:04am

A cyberattack spread from Ukraine to Europe and around the world Tuesday. Cybersecurity expert Matt Tait of Capital Alpha Security tells Rachel Martin about who is vulnerable.

Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:04am

Police in Minneapolis pulled over a driver who was wanted on a warrant for a drug charge. He must have anticipated it, because he had a "get out of jail free" card from Monopoly with him.

Morning News Brief: Health Care Vote Delayed, New Ransomware Attack Spreads

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:04am

We look at the future of the Senate's health care bill after Republican leaders postponed a vote. Also, a new ransomware attack has spread from Ukraine, and we update the fight against Boko Haram.

Sarah Palin Sues 'New York Times,' Says Editorial Defamed Her

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 1:23am

The Times editorial, which was corrected later, linked one of Palin's political action committee ads to the mass shooting in January 2011 that severely wounded then-Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords.

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Ten Commandments Installed At Arkansas State Capitol; ACLU Plans Lawsuit

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 6:30pm

The monument's key backer, state Sen. Jason Rapert, says it honors the "historical moral foundation of law." But the ACLU says it violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

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Labor Department Rethinking Obama-Era Overtime Pay Rule

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 6:11pm

On Tuesday the Labor Department formally requested information from the Office of Management and Budget, setting the stage for scaling back a rule that would make more workers eligible for OT.

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Geri Allen, Pianist, Composer And Educator, Dies At 60

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 5:32pm

The jazz pianist defied classification while steadfastly affirming her roots in the hard-bop tradition of her native Detroit. She died Tuesday in Philadelphia.

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The Queen Gets A Raise And Buckingham Palace Is Poised For An Upgrade

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 5:18pm

It's expensive being royal. The queen is expected to get an annual payout of around $105 million by 2019 and palace repairs are a priority.

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Ethics Group Says U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's Retweet Violated A Federal Law

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 4:48pm

Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, retweeted President Trump's support for a political candidate. CREW says that violated a law that bans federal employees from political activity.

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