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Russia Denies U.S. Findings That It Tried To Influence U.S. Election

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin talks to veteran Russian journalist Vladimir Pozner about how the story of a possible Russian computer hack to influence the U.S. election is playing out inside Russia.

In Turkey, Gunman Remains On The Loose After Deadly Nightclub Shooting

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin talks to Sinan Ülgen (Sih-nawn ool-gehn), chairman of the Istanbul-based Center for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies, about what is known about the weekend attack in Istanbul, and why Turkey has spent much of 2016 struggling with terrorism.

Trump Continues To Question Evidence That Russia Meddled In U.S. Election

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 4:04am

Donald Trump has said he is not convinced that Russia was behind cyberhacking efforts designed to influence the U.S. election. This week he'll meet with representatives of the intelligence community to discuss their findings about Russian hacking.

Design Thinking Could Help Those Who Want To Get Unstuck

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 4:04am

Psychologists and self help gurus have advice for people who feel stuck. If you're looking for new ways to reboot your life as you enter the new year, you could also turn to the tech world.

Muslim Community Won't Be A Passing Victim In Trump's Administration, Nashashibi Says

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 4:04am

Last year saw a rise in anti-Muslim rhetoric in America. Rachel Martin talks to Rami Nashashibi (nuh-shah-SHE-bee), executive director of the Inner City Muslim Action Network, a non-profit organization in Chicago.

Journalist Austin Tice, Held In Syria, Is Alive, Obama Administration Tells His Parents

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 4:04am

Debra and Marc Tice, parents of journalist Austin Tice who was taken captive in Syria in 2012, recently heard from the Obama Administration that officials have "high confidence" their son is alive.

Suspect At Large In Turkish Nightclub Attack

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 4:04am

Istanbul is recovering from another attack on its citizens. At least 39 people were killed in an armed attack in the early hours of New Year's Day. A manhunt is on to find the main suspect.

Obamacare Is First Item On Congress' Chopping Block

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 4:02am

Republicans in Congress have vowed to repeal the health care law as soon as they get back to work. But they don't have a replacement ready, and insurers fear that could cause the market to collapse.

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China Says It Will Shut Down Its Ivory Trade in 2017

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 3:59am

After years of negotiation with wildlife conservation groups, China's government has now set a timetable to end its legal ivory trade--March 2017.

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Title IX Protects Identities But Can Complicate Justice

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 3:58am

A court case involving the University of Kentucky and its independent student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, highlights how confidentiality can sometimes get in the way of justice.

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ISIS Claims Responsibility In Turkish Nightclub Attack; U.S. Man Among The Wounded

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 3:03am

In a statement, the Islamic State said it was responsible for the shooting attack that killed at least 39 people on Sunday. The State Department confirms a Delaware businessman is among the wounded.

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Is the Warning That Creatine's Not For Teens Getting Through?

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 11:02pm

Researchers who surveyed 244 shops across the U.S. found that, despite label warnings, two thirds would recommend the dietary supplement to a 15-year-old football player trying to gain muscle.

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Easing Old People's Loneliness Can Help Keep Them Healthy

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 7:35pm

Little Brothers, which operates in San Francisco and several other cities, sends volunteers to brighten up the lives of isolated elderly people, helping them reduce the risk of serious illness.

(Image credit: Anna Gorman/KHN)

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