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The Latest Political Fallout From Trump's Russia Ties

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 7:10am

President Trump is defending himself after reports said the FBI opened an investigation into whether the president was working for the Kremlin. And, the government shutdown is in its fourth week.

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Why Kansas City Chiefs' Jeff Allen Nearly Missed Saturday's Game

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 7:03am

The offensive lineman's car got stuck in the snow, The Associated Press reports. Allen tweeted a "nice guy named Dave" rescued him. He asked for help finding Dave so he could get him playoff tickets.

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Most Americans Don't Get British Sarcasm, Poll Shows

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 6:50am

If a British person says, "with the greatest respect." In British sarcasm it means, "I think you are an idiot." A U.K. poll says most Americans don't get the British art of passive aggression.

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Trump Expected To Get Warm Welcome At Farm Bureau Convention

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 5:02am

Trump on Monday addresses the 100th annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation in New Orleans. Rural voters strongly backed him in 2016, but many struggle in today's economic climate.

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Newt Gingrich: Lessons Learned From Past Government Shutdowns

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 5:02am

David Greene talks to Newt Gingrich, former GOP speaker of the House, who presided over one of the longest shutdowns of the federal government. In 1995, parts of the government closed for 21 days.

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Former U.S. Ambassador Ford On Trump's Syria Policy

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 5:02am

The Pentagon announced last week that the process of the U.S.'s deliberate withdraw from Syria has begun. Rachel Martin talks to Robert Ford, a former U.S. Ambassador to Syria, about the withdraw.

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Pompeo Meets With Crown Prince While In Saudi Arabia

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 5:02am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Saudi Arabia — the latest stop in his swing through the Middle East. While there, he met with Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. What did they talk about?

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Prime Minister May's Brexit Speech Will Include A Warning About Parliament

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 5:02am

Theresa May will warn that rejecting her Brexit plan would be a catastrophe for British Democracy. And if Parliament defeats her Brexit deal Tuesday, the United Kingdom may not leave the EU at all.

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LA Teachers Poised To Strike For Higher Pay, Smaller Class Sizes

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 5:02am

More than 30,000 LA public school teachers on Monday are expected to strike. David Greene talks to Joseph Zeccola, 2018 Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year, about the factors leading to the strike.

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News Brief: Russia Probe, Brexit Speech, Los Angeles Teachers

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 5:02am

Reports say the FBI was concerned about Trump's ties to Russia as early as 2016. Britain's prime minister speaks about Brexit. Public school teachers in Los Angeles are expected to strike Monday.

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William Barr Supported Pardons In An Earlier D.C. 'Witch Hunt': Iran-Contra

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 5:01am

The former attorney general, nominated to return to run the Justice Department, backed President George H.W. Bush's decision to pardon ex-Reagan officials caught up in an earlier imbroglio.

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From Couch Potato To Fitness Buff: How I Learned To Love Exercise

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 5:00am

Creating an exercise habit doesn't mean you have to spend hours sweating on a treadmill. Start small, build up slowly and remember that all movement counts — even vacuuming, if you do it vigorously.

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Child Care: 1 More Way Some Federal Workers Struggle During Shutdown

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 4:59am

Many child care centers in federal buildings affected by the partial government shutdown are also shuddered, leaving parents few options when it comes to their kids.

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After 24 Years, Scholar Completes 3,000-Page Translation Of The Hebrew Bible

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 4:58am

Literary scholar Robert Alter says he didn't think the existing English translations of the Bible did justice to the original Hebrew. So he spent nearly a quarter century writing his own — by hand.

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Get Fit — Faster: This 22-Minute Workout Has You Covered

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 7:00am

To stay healthy, we need at least 150 minutes of exercise weekly. This routine, created with a celebrated trainer, hits this goal in 22 minutes a day — cardio, weight training and stretching included.

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As Shutdown Continues, Thousands Of Federal Workers Visit D.C.-Area Pop-Up Food Banks

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 6:00am

The Capital Area Food Bank says it distributed more than 30,000 pounds of fresh produce on Saturday to federal workers impacted by the ongoing partial government shutdown.

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What's Going On At The Border Is An Emergency, Rep. Palmer Says

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 7:18am

Rachel Martin talks to Republican Rep. Gary Palmer of Alabama about the partial government shutdown, and the money President Trump wants to fund a border wall. Democrats reject funding the wall.

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Mac 'N' Cheese Lovers: Costco Has Something That Might Interest You

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 7:03am

The wholesale store is selling a bucket of pasta and cheddar cheese sauce, wrapped in separate pouches, weighing in at 27 pounds. It has a shelf life of 20 years.

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Alexa Interrupts Chipmaker Qualcomm Presentation At CES

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 6:53am

The Qualcomm representative was saying smart speakers can recommend hotels and restaurants while people are driving. Alexa said, "That's not true." It's not clear why Alexa chimed in at that point.

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'Whatever It Took': Republican Mark Harris' Path To The Election That Won't End

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 5:04am

The candidate at the center of the disputed congressional election in North Carolina is a pastor who worked hard to break into politics. Now, state investigators are probing his campaign's tactics.

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