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Channing's big break came in 1949 when she was cast as Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. But she'll always be remembered for her role as a life-loving matchmaker and "meddler" in Hello, Dolly!
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Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota about confirmation hearings for William Barr, the president's attorney general nominee. NPR's Ryan Lucas weighs in on the topic.
Grant says the script with notes all over it was in a bag that was stolen from his car. He's appealing for the script to be returned, and also, he says, his kids' medical cards.
Reuters reports you can pay $23 to enter a room and release your pent-up feelings by smashing things: TVs, computers, old radios, furniture, etc. One customer brought wedding photos to destroy.
David Greene talks to ESPN's Jeff Passan about Kyler Murray, a top-draft pick by baseball's Oakland A's, and after a Heisman Trophy-winning year as a college quarterback, he's entered the NFL draft.
The Los Angeles Unified School District is more than 70 percent Latino and serves many non-English speaking families. We examine strike awareness among Spanish-speaking parents.
For the second time in two decades, California's largest utility, PG&E, is declaring bankruptcy — this time in the face of potentially massive wildfire liabilities.
Steve Inskeep talks to Adm. Cari Thomas, CEO of the relief organization Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, about Coasties who most likely will not collect a pay check because of the government shutdown.
The world's biggest gathering of human beings, the Kumbh Mela, starts Tuesday in India. Pilgrims dip in sacred waters at the confluence of 3 rivers. Up to 120 million people are expected thru March.
Government meteorologists who work on hurricane modeling and forecast improvements have been furloughed as part of the shutdown. Also endangered: FEMA hurricane training exercises.
Once again, several big-name automakers won't have reveals or even exhibits at the North American International Auto Show. Organizers of the 54-year-old auto show are struggling to revive it.
Apple's stock nose dived after the company told analysts that it would be lowering revenue expectations this quarter. It cited problems in China as the reason.
Steve King is stripped of House committee assignments. Confirmation hearings begin Tuesday for Attorney General nominee Barr. And, the big Brexit vote takes place in Britain's Parliament Tuesday.
William Barr appears has written critically about the Mueller investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Democrats are concerned he could meddle in the probe.
GOP Rep. Steve King of Iowa was removed from two House panels as a punishment for his recent comments in a New York Times interview where he questioned whether "white supremacy" was an offensive term.
The British parliament votes Tuesday on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal. May warns rejecting her deal opens up the possibility of Brexit being stopped, or that Britain leaves without a deal.
Every year, 8 million tons of plastic wash into the oceans. The biggest sources are in Asia. In the Philippines, one man is going head-to-head with multinational corporations to stop the plastic tide.
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Pharrell's praise turned Maggie Rogers into a viral sensation. Now, she's negotiating all the pitfalls of a fast track to fame on her debut album, Heard It in a Past Life.
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People in Baron, Wis., are celebrating the return of Jayme Closs, who went missing three months ago after her parents were found shot to death in their home.
David Greene talks to conservative writer Noah Rothman of Commentary magazine about controversial remarks from Iowa Rep. Steve King about white nationalists, and why the GOP waited so long to respond.