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American Airlines Gets Stricter About Emotional Support Animals

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 6:04am

Passengers traveling with support animals will have to fill out paperwork 48 hours in advance, and the airline will double check doctors notes. And some animals are now totally banned.

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MacFarland Comments On Iraq's Parliamentary Elections

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 5:06am

Rachel Martin talks to retired Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland about the re-emergence of anti-American political figure Moqtada al-Sadr. MacFarland led U.S. forces against ISIS in Iraq from 2015-2016.

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Retired U.S. General On Shiite Cleric's Showing In Iraqi Election

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 5:06am

Rachel Martin talks to retired Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland about the re-emergence of anti-American political figure Moqtada al-Sadr. MacFarland led U.S. forces against ISIS in Iraq from 2015-2016.

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After A Deadly Day In Gaza, What Are Palestinian Protests Accomplishing?

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 5:06am

Nearly 1.8 million people live in Gaza. In recent days, as the U.S. moved its embassy to Jerusalem, dozens of people have died in protests along the fence between Gaza and Israel.

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If SNAP Changes, More Work Would Be Required For Food Assistance

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 5:06am

Lawmakers disagree over money for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — what used to be called food stamps. House Republicans want to expand work requirements for those receiving assistance.

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Advocates Question Facebook's Latest Effort To Protect Data

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 5:06am

Facebook has suspended 200 apps for possible misuse of user data in their ongoing effort to protect privacy after their role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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After Deadly Gaza Protests, What Are Palestinians Accomplishing?

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 5:06am

Nearly 1.8 million people live in Gaza. In recent days, as the U.S. moved its embassy to Jerusalem, dozens of people in have died in protests along the fence between Gaza and Israel.

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Europe, Iran Foreign Ministers Will Try To Salvage Nuclear Deal

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 5:06am

David Greene talks to German diplomat Wolfgang Ischinger about European and Iranian officials meeting in Brussels to discuss ways of maintaining the nuclear deal following the U.S. withdrawal.

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Primaries In 4 States Could Impact Battle To Control Congress

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 5:06am

Voters in Pennsylvania, Oregon, Nebraska and Idaho on Tuesday will decide primaries that will set up fall contests. Pennsylvania alone has 5 seats that Democrats are hopeful about picking up.

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Pennsylvania's Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Soda Tax Case

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 5:06am

The beverage industry is challenging a 1.5 cent per ounce tax on sweetened drinks imposed in Philadelphia. Officials argue the tax is a good strategy to help combat childhood obesity.

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Arthur Brooks To Step Down As President Of AEI

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 5:06am

Head of the conservative thank tank American Enterprise Institute Arthur Brooks announced recently he is stepping down. He tells Rachel Martin we live in a time of deep political divisions.

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Morning News Brief

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 5:06am

On the same day that the U.S. opened its embassy in Jerusalem, more than 50 people were killed when Israeli troops fired on protesters in Gaza. And, primary elections will be held Tuesday in 4 states.

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Nike Sees Executive Departures In Harassment Reckoning

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 5:06am

Some former Nike employees say a jock mentality that celebrated athletics also encouraged bullying and the departure of talented women.

(Image credit: Natalie Behring/Getty Images)

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Louisiana Wants To Use The Muddy Mississippi To Build Up Its Coast

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 5:05am

Louisiana has big plans to redirect parts of the Mississippi River to build up its shrinking coast. New research suggests it won't help nearly enough.

(Image credit: Travis Lux/WWNO)

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The Surprising Benefit Of Moving And Grooving With Your Kid

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 5:04am

It doesn't just keep them entertained. New research highlights an unexpected positive impact — and also shows that when a parent sings to a child, the parent can benefit, too.

(Image credit: Fabio Consoli)

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Sports Betting Ban

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:59am

The Supreme Court has struck down a federal ban on sports betting. It's one of three decisions coming out of the high court on Monday.

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Friedman Is Trump's Point Man For Embassy's Move To Jerusalem

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 7:47am

Steve Inskeep talks to U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman about the reason behind the controversial move and its impact on the region. NPR's Peter Kenyon weighs in on their conversation.

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U.S. Marks The Opening Of Its Embassy In Jerusalem

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 7:15am

After decades of U.S. policy saying the disputed city of Jerusalem should be settled in peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians, the Trump administration made Jerusalem Israel's capital.

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New York Police Arrest Psychic Zoe For Fraud

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 6:44am

Psychic Zoe allegedly told one of her clients that unless the woman bought her a 9.2 carat diamond ring, she'd never find true love.

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German Police Respond To Aisle Rage Call At Ikea

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 6:29am

Two women with shopping carts were going to collide and both assumed the right of way. There was yelling and shoving. The younger woman's dad pushed the other woman, who cut her head on a metal shelf.

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