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Still No Answer For What Caused U.S. Diplomats' Illnesses In Cuba

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:03am

More than a year after U.S. diplomats in Cuba fell mysteriously ill, there is still no explanation for the high-pitched noises they heard. Steve Inskeep talks with ProPublica's Tim Golden.

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Loma's Debut Album Marks Both A Beginning And An End

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:03am

The trio and its first album are the product of two bands joining forces — but the creation of something new often requires the sacrifice of something known.

(Image credit: Bryan C. Parker/Courtesy of the artist)

Categories: Syndicated

ANC Tells President Jacob Zuma It's Time To Step Down

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 8:42am

President Jacob Zuma has been facing mounting pressure from the African National Congress to leave after nine years in office — which have been overshadowed by widespread accusations of corruption.

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Trump Hosts Infrastructure Meeting With State And Local Officials

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 7:51am

Rachel Martin talks to Mayor Jeff Longwell of Wichita, Kan., who attended President Trump's meeting held to pass along information in his $1.7 trillion plan to rebuild the nation's road and bridges.

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Senators Will Question Intelligence Chiefs At Committee Hearing

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 7:50am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, who is among the Senators who will question the leaders of U.S. intelligence agencies at a hearing Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

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N.Y. Judge Awards $6.7 Million To Artists Whose Graffiti Was Destroyed

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 6:37am

Years ago, a developer let graffiti artists paint on his warehouse. He took the building down when he wanted to build condos. A judge found he failed to wait for a lawsuit or for permits.

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Duncan Robb Thought He Was Getting His Girlfriend The Best Gift Ever

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 5:49am

Robb found cheap tickets for her favorite band the Red Hot Chili Peppers — and they were great seats. When the tickets arrived, they were for the Red Hot Chili Pipers, a bagpipe band.

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Why Atlanta Embraces Trump Administration's Immigration Crackdown

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 5:02am

The Atlanta area is one of the toughest in the U.S. for people in the country illegally. Federal immigration authorities are aggressive, and they get help from local law enforcement and the courts.

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Kuwait Conference Aims To Raise Funds To Rebuild Iraq Post ISIS

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 5:02am

Secretary of State Tillerson is at the meetings on rebuilding Iraq after the fight against ISIS. People say raising the money is necessary to keep radical militants from taking hold there again.

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Oxfam Workers Accused Of Sexually Exploiting Haiti Quake Survivors

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 5:02am

Rachel Martin talks to Bocchit Edmond, the Haitian ambassador to the United Kingdom, who wants the Oxfam officials involved to be publicly identified and prosecuted.

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Obama Portraits Unveiled At National Portrait Gallery

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 5:02am

Portraits of ex-President Obama and Michelle Obama were revealed at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Steve Inskeep talks to Kehinde Wiley about his portrait of the former president.

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In Pakistan, Attending A Literature Festival Is An Act Of Defiance

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 5:02am

At Karachi's annual Literature Festival, many of Pakistan's problems are being debated, in a climate that increasingly limits free speech.

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Heads Of U.S. Intelligence Agencies To Testify Before Senate Panel

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 5:02am

Considering the Russia investigation, spy tragedies, intrigue overseas and memo mania, it could be a big show during the hearing by the Senate intelligence committee.

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Fiscal Conservative Offers His Take On Trump's Budget Proposal

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 5:02am

Rachel Martin talks to Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation, who advises the Trump administration on economic matters. He says we are in "the Wild West of spending again."

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Excitement Builds Ahead Of 'Black Panther' Opening

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 5:02am

It features a black superhero, a mostly black cast and is set in a futuristic society in Africa. David Green talks to journalist Trey Johnson about why it has such meaning for many people of color.

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White House Budget Proposal Projects Growing Federal Deficit

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 5:02am

President Trump's budget would cut funding to the State Department and reduce spending on Medicare and Medicaid — while increasing military spending. It also projects a large federal deficit.

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Puerto Rican Evacuees Face Eviction When Temporary FEMA Aid Ends

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 5:02am

Puerto Rican hurricane evacuees living in hotels on the mainland are scrambling to find permanent housing before their FEMA assistance runs out.

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Years Of Corruption Exposed During Trial Of Baltimore Police Detectives

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 5:02am

Two detectives were convicted of corruption for, among other things, stealing illegal drugs and selling them for personal profit. Four ex-detectives, who had pleaded guilty, testified against them.

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News Brief: Senate Panel Hearing, Iraq Aid Conference

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 5:02am

The Senate Intelligence Committee focuses on threats to the nation's security during a Tuesday hearing. And, Kuwait hosts a conference on getting aid to rebuild Iraq now that ISIS has been driven out.

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Classical Music's Greatest Love Stories, On And Offstage

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 5:00am

Just in time for Valentine's Day, commentator Miles Hoffman highlights the most notable of classical music couples.

(Image credit: Erich Auerbach/Getty Images)

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