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Oops! Minnesota Wild Hockey Player Hits Teammate By Mistake

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 5:43am

Minnesota's Chris Stewart, a real brawler, threw the first punch against a member of the San Jose Sharks. Instead, he connected with the nose of his teammate Zach Parise.

'Tax Credit Scholarships,' Praised By Trump, Turn Profits For Some Donors

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 5:00am

A program that allows poor students to choose a private school can also enrich the people who fund it.

(Image credit: Alex Brandon/AP)

Is Trump's Revised Travel Order Disguised As A Muslim Ban?

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

The administration issued a revised travel ban that it hopes will stand up in court. David Greene talks to Gadeir Abbas, of the Council on American Islamic Relations, who plans to challenge the order.

Is Trump's Revised Travel Order Disguising A Muslim Ban?

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

The administration issued a revised travel ban that it hopes will stand up in court. David Greene talks to Gadeir Abbas, of the Council on American Islamic Relations, who plans to challenge the order.

Hollywood Historian And TCM Host, Robert Osborne, Dies At 84

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

Robert Osborne, the longtime host of Turner Classic Movies, has died. The film historian and actor was a fountain of information and movie factoids, earning him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Democratic Rep. Tonko Weighs In On GOP Plans To Reshape ACA

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko of New York, about the Republican House bill to replace parts of the Affordable Care Act.

Appeals Court To Hear Case Involving Mississippi's Controversial Flag

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

A federal appeals court hears arguments in a suit challenging the state flag and its Confederate emblem. An African-American resident claims the flag amounts to state-sanctioned racial discrimination.

Trump White House Releases Revised Temporary Travel Ban

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

Rachel Martin talks to Jayson Ahern, former acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, about implementing the revised executive order issued on Monday.

GOP Bill: Repeals Parts Of Obamacare, Retains Some Subsidies

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

House Republicans have released their plan to reshape the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. It faces challenges from within the party, interest groups and the public.

Facebook Enlists Fact-Checkers To Probe Disputed Stories

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

Facebook has been criticized for providing a platform to fake news stories, especially during the presidential campaign. It is working with independent fact-checkers to examine flagged stories.

Somali Students Help Teachers Learn What It's Like To Be A Refugee

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

Research shows that schools treat black and white children differently. But in one town in Maine, Somali students are leading workshops on their culture for teachers and administrators.

ACLU Promises To Block Trump's Revised Temporary Travel Ban

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

The American Civil Liberties Union pledges to block the new travel ban from taking effect. Rachel Martin talks to Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU's national Immigrants' Rights Project.

Refugee Families Will Have To Deal With Trump's Revised Travel Order

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

Under President Trump's new executive order, refugees can still enter the U.S. until March 16. Advocates are concerned that the upcoming 120-day suspension means others will have to wait for years.

How Administration Regs Could Affect The Future Of The Electric Car

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump promised to roll back fuel economy rules put in place by the Obama administration. It could take years to play out. What's at stake in the near term: the future of the electric car.

Why Ohio Congressman Bill Johnson Supports Trump's Revised Travel Ban

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

Republican Rep. Bill Johnson of Ohio has backed President Trump's travel ban from the beginning. Rachel Martin talks to him about the revised version, and why he thinks it's necessary.

Energy Savings Can Be Fun, But No Need To Turn Off All The Lights

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:58am

From counting steps to hours of sleep, many people are tracking aspects of their lives. Now one company is merging energy saving with the interest in quantifying — making lowering electricity a game.

(Image credit: Megan Wood/inewsource)

Michael Chapman's Road-Weary Guitar Resonates With A New Generation

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:57am

He's been touring for 50 years, but spent decades out of the spotlight. Now, with the help of younger artists like Steve Gunn, the weathered British guitarist is making a comeback.

(Image credit: Carol Kershaw/Courtesy of the artist)

Farmers Fight Environmental Regulations

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:57am

Many of America's farmers are successfully fending off environmental regulation, from the Obama administration's Clean Water Rule to a lawsuit in Iowa that's aimed at reducing nitrates in rivers.

(Image credit: MN Pollution Control Agency/Flickr)

Waffle House Co-Founder Joe Rogers Sr. Dies At 97

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 1:50am

Joe Rogers Sr. and Tom Forkner opened the first Waffle House in 1955. Since then, the yellow Waffle House sign has become a familiar landmark in the Southeast.





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