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On A Downward Spiral, Does Bush Have Money To Resurrect His Campaign?

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

Early in the GOP presidential season, Jeb Bush was favored by many big money donors. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Erick Erickson, founder of the website The Resurgent, about GOP funds.

Barbara Bush Draws A Crowd In New Hampshire Campaigning For Jeb

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

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is touting his famous political family's name in the closing days of the N.H. primary. On Thursday, he made a campaign stop with his mother.

U.N. Panel Concludes Julian Assange Is Being 'Arbitrarily Held'

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

It's been three years since WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange took refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London. He was avoiding arrest and extradition to Sweden to face allegations of sexual assault. On Friday, a U.N. panel ruled that his stay at the embassy amounts to arbitrary detention. It says he should be freed, and should be compensated.

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.




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