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Navy Releases Names Of 3 Sailors Killed In Crash Off Japan

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

The U.S. Navy has named the three sailors lost in Wednesday's aircraft crash southeast of Okinawa, Japan, in the Philippine Sea. Eight other sailors on board were rescued the day of the crash.

Pope Francis Becomes First Pontiff To Visit Myanmar

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

Rachel Martin talks to Thomas Reese, a Jesuit priest and member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. The Pope talks separately with military leaders and the civilian leader.

Conyers Leaves Committee Leadership Post Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

David Greene talks to Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., about Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., who is stepping down as the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee amid sexual misconduct allegations.

Voting-Rights Advocates Monitor Who Trump Picks For Census Bureau Post

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

President Trump is considering an appointment to the Census Bureau that some watchers suggest might be open to changing the 2020 Census in a pretty dramatic way.

Politics In The News

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

Rachel Martin talks to Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at the National Review, about the Alabama special election and why President Trump supports Republican candidate Roy Moore.

Analysts Expect Cyber Monday To Set Sales Records

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

Cyber Monday is slated to be a record-setting shopping day, when Americans are expected to spend some $6 billion.

Deal Allows Rohingya Refugees To Return To Myanmar

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

Bangladesh has signed an agreement with Myanmar to return hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled a recent army crackdown.

Trump Will Try To Get Legislative Agenda Back On Track

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

Congress returns after a holiday recess. Sexual harassment dominates the political conversation. President Trump meets with key Republican senators on Monday to try to steer the GOP agenda.

Morning News Brief

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

Rep. John Conyers stepped down from his ranking membership on the House Judiciary Committee after sexual misconduct allegations. And, who's in charge of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

Week Ahead: The Stakes Are About To Get Really High For Republicans

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:06am

Shutdown and debt ceiling deadlines are fast approaching four days before the Alabama Senate election, and Republicans are trying to pass a tax plan by Christmas.

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In Hong Kong, Booing China's National Anthem Is About To Get More Risky

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:04am

In Hong Kong, it's practically a national sport to boo China's national anthem at soccer matches. But Beijing has made it illegal to disrespect the anthem, punishable by up to three years in prison.

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Celebrating 100 Years Of Bernstein With Gianandrea Noseda

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:03am

Nina Totenberg speaks with the new musical director of The National Symphony Orchestra, as the ensemble gears up to mark the centennial of Leonard Bernstein.

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Apps Can Cut Blue Light From Devices, But Do They Help You Sleep?

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:02am

Lots of phone and tablet apps promise to improve sleep by filtering out the blue light from device screens. But that won't help if the reason you're not getting enough shuteye is caffeine or stress.

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Light Therapy Might Help People With Bipolar Depression

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:02am

Light therapy can help treat depression that's part of seasonal affective disorder, but it hasn't worked so well for treating bipolar disorder. It may come down to when people are exposed to light.

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When Bob Packwood Was Nearly Expelled From The Senate For Sexual Misconduct

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:00am

The last time the Senate Ethics Committee voted to expel a senator was 1995. The Packwood case is newly relevant in light of the allegations of sexual misconduct swirling around Congress.

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Lawsuit Filed To Block White House Appointment To Head Consumer Watchdog

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 11:30pm

Deputy Director Leandra English argues that she is the rightful head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But the White House has made a rival appointment — OMB Director Mick Mulvaney.

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Meredith Corp. Buys Time Inc. In Koch-Backed Deal

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 11:03pm

In a long-elusive acquisition for Meredith, the two magazine giants have struck a $2.8-billion deal, that joins two vastly different media portfolios.

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