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Trump-Backed Immigration Legislation Would Have Far-Reaching Effects

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:05am

David Greene talks to Kevin Appleby of the Center for Migration Studies, a pro-immigrant think tank, about the Trump administration's new plan to cut down on legal immigration.

Opposition Voters Will Try To Oust Rwandan President Kagame

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:05am

Paul Kagame will almost surely be re-elected on Friday. But the towering figure who brought order to the country also has instilled fear in those who might speak out against him.

Trump Signs 'Seriously Flawed' Russia Sanctions Bill

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:05am

Ailsa Chang talks to former CIA Russia analyst and White House adviser George Beebe about the impact of the Russian sanctions bill that was signed by President Trump on Wednesday.

Md. Teens' 'Step' Journey Unfolds Amid Aftermath Of Freddie Gray's Death

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:05am

The documentary Step tracks a group of dancers at a Baltimore high school. It traces the journey of individual step dancers and what they go through to make their way to the next step in their lives.

Refugees Are Being Returned To Rebel-Held Province In Syria From Lebanon

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:05am

Several thousand refugees displace by Syria's civil war are moving back to their homeland from Lebanon. A bus convoy took the refugees to Idlib, a rebel-held province far in the north of Syria.

Book Editor Judith Jones Dies At 93

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:05am

Judith Jones is responsible for The Diary of Anne Frank being published in the U.S. Her persuasive skills also got Mastering the Art of French Cooking, co-authored by Julia Child, published.

Kelly Will Need Trump's Trust To Succeed In His New Job, Panetta Says

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:05am

White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly started on Monday. Alisa Chang talks to Leon Panetta about the chief of staff job. Panetta served in that role for President Bill Clinton.

Morning News Brief: Trump Backs Merit-Based Immigration System

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:05am

The president says the system is so unfair that he wants to cut legal immigration in half over the next decade. In West Virginia, he'll point to the bill as way he's made good on a campaign promise.

Loss Piles Up Deep As Wyoming Snow Drifts In 'Wind River'

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:00am

The police procedural/Western centers on the death of a Native American teenage girl. Critic Bob Mondello says the film paints a searing portrait of life on society's margins.

(Image credit: Fred Hayes/The Weinstein Company)

He's 11, A Business Owner And Just Landed The World's Most Famous Client

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:00am

The White House continues its letters-from-forgotten-people series with a business opportunity from 11-year-old local entrepreneur.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the White House )

Earthquake Shakes Central Oklahoma, One Of 7 In 28 Hours

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:22am

An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 4.2 hit Wednesday night. Earthquakes used to be rare in Oklahoma. Scientists say they're linked to the disposal of wastewater from fracking.

(Image credit: U.S. Geological Survey)

Western Pa. Ice Rink Must Forgo Honor Of Hosting NHL Preseason Game

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 9:42pm

The league deemed a community's ice rink "not equipped" to handle the game it won in a contest. The rink will still receive $150,000 in prize money for renovations.

(Image credit: Gene J. Puskar/AP)

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