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Did Government Paperwork Really Weigh Down Airliner?

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 6:09am

An American Airlines flight was about to take off from Reagan National Airport when the pilot announced that the plane was overweight, and that they had to offload 1,400 pounds of documents.

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Chicago Pastor Speaks Out About The City's Deadly Wave Of Violence

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 5:04am

Rachel Martin talks to Ira Acree, an anti-violence activist and Chicago pastor, about the city's recent spike in shootings, and challenges in preventing violence during the summer months.

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Colorado Voters May Get A Chance To Weigh In On Oil And Gas Issues

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 5:04am

Signatures for two ballot initiatives — one by residents opposed to fracking and the other by landowners seeking to protect mineral rights — have submitted signatures to the secretary of State.

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Tension Escalates After Canada Criticizes Saudi Arabia's Human Rights Record

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 5:04am

Saudi Arabia continues to strike back at Canada for criticizing the kingdom's human rights record. The Canadian prime minister says his country will keep speaking out.

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Recount May Be Called For In Tight Kanas Race For Governor

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 5:04am

Secretary of State Kris Kobach leads the incumbent by less than 200 votes. His office oversees state elections, and he says he would not recuse himself in a recount.

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Head Of South Carolina's Chamber Of Commerce On Escalating Trade War

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 5:04am

David Greene talks to chamber president Ted Pitts, about how trade policy is affecting businesses in the state. One company said it would lay off more than 100 workers because of tariffs.

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Foundation That Promotes Social Justice Magnifies Heather Heyer's Legacy

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 5:04am

We check in with the mother of Heather Heyer, the woman killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, a year ago when a car rammed into counter-protesters during a violent white nationalist rally.

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NCAA Announces A Sweeping Overhaul Of College Basketball

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 5:04am

The NCAA, the organization that oversees college sports, is making changes to stem the tide of sandals in men's college basketball. The FBI is investigating college recruiting fraud.

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State Department Officials Impose More Sanctions On Russia

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 5:04am

The State Department is punishing Moscow for allegedly using a chemical agent against a former Russian spy and his daughter — an attack that happened on British soil.

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How Is Trump Policy Affecting The Latest Immigration Numbers?

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 5:04am

Rachel Martin talks to Doris Meissner, former commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, about the latest immigration numbers and how administration policy may affect them.

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A Year After Deadly Rally, Where Does 'Alt-Right' Cause Stand?

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 5:04am

After the deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., it appears the far-right extremist movement has splintered. Though monitors warn the threat of violence is increasing.

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NYC Caps Ride-Hailing Vehicles While It Studies The Industry

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 5:04am

The New York City Council has voted to limit the licenses of ride-hail vehicles such as Uber and Lyft. The legislation will also force companies to enforce a minimum wage for drivers.

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News Brief: Russia Probe, Canada Takes Aim At Saudi Arabia

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 5:04am

Lawyers say Trump will sit for an interview with Robert Mueller only if Mueller agrees to conditions. Canada criticizes Saudi Arabia's human rights record. New York City caps ride-hailing licenses.

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An Orphanage That Doesn't Seem Like An Orphanage

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 5:01am

If you were to build a franchise-type structure for raising orphans, what would it look like?

(Image credit: Adriana Zehbrauskas for NPR)

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What A Justice Kavanaugh Could Mean For The Mueller Investigation And Trump

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 5:00am

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh opposes limiting the power of the presidency. That opinion could have profound consequences for the special counsel investigation.

(Image credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

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There's A Mountain Of Evidence Against Manafort, Mariotti Says

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 7:41am

David Greene talks to former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti about the latest details to emerge from the bank and tax fraud trial of the president's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

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In Oakland, More Data Hasn't Meant Less Racial Disparity During Police Stops

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 7:17am

Despite 15 years of federal oversight and data collection, the Oakland police department persists in racially-biased policing. Community activists are frustrated that more has not changed.

(Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Results Of House Special Election In Ohio Are Still Up In The Air

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 7:15am

Rachel Martin talks to Jesse Hunt of the National Republican Congressional Committee about Ohio's 12th Congressional District. Republican Troy Balderson claimed victory but it's still close to call.

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What Tuesday Night's Election Results Mean For November

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 5:31am

Several states held primary or special elections on Tuesday. National party leaders were closely watching the results.

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The 'Brady Bunch' House Coming To HGTV

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 5:19am

Lance Bass said he had the winning bid to buy the house featured in The Brady Bunch. But it turned out he was outbid by HGTV, which plans to restore it "to its 1970s glory."

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