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Trump Travels To Texas For Rally In Support Of Border Wall

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 7:20am

President Trump's trip to El Paso comes as congressional negotiators are deadlocked over border security funding — just days away from another possible partial government shutdown.

Categories: Syndicated

Campus Police Watch For Meddling Mom At Towson Unversity

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 6:47am

The Baltimore Sun reports the Maryland school had a visitor. People complained a woman in her fifties was walking around campus, trying to find a date for her son. She's been showing a picture.

Categories: Syndicated

Art Teacher In Texas Rewards Hard-Working Students

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 6:07am

What could ease their stress? Dressing up like Bob Ross. Dozens of eighth graders wore big, curly wigs and chambray shirts, and then painted along to an episode of his PBS show The Joy of Painting.

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After Failed Negotiations, Teachers In Denver Plan To Strike Monday

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 5:01am

For the first time in 25 years, teachers in Denver are expected to walk off the job. The teachers union and representatives of Denver Public Schools have been negotiating for more than a year.

Categories: Syndicated

700 Victims Listed In Sexual Abuse Probe Of Southern Baptist Churches

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 5:01am

Rachel Martin talks to Robert Downen, of the "Houston Chronicle," whose reporting helped to expose widespread sexual abuse among church leaders and volunteers in Southern Baptist churches.

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News Brief: Va. Political Scandals, Border Wall, Venezuela Crisis

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 5:01am

President Trump heads to El Paso, Texas, to promote his border wall. Virginia's governor and lieutenant governor refuse to resign. Venezuela isn't letting U.S. humanitarian aid enter the country.

Categories: Syndicated

Virginia's Top-3 Government Leaders Are Involved In Scandals

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 5:01am

The governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general of Virginia continue to resist calls to resign after two of them admitted to appearing in blackface, and one faces accusations of sexual assault.

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DJ Marshmello's 'Fornite' Concert Has The Music World Buzzing

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 5:01am

What does DJ Marshmello's Fortnite concert mean for the future of music performance? The 10-minute virtual concert was one of the largest digital gatherings ever.

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Kacey Musgraves And Childish Gambino Win Top Awards At Grammys

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 5:01am

Kacey Musgraves won the night's top honor, album of the year, for Golden Hour — which also won country album of the year. Childish Gambino won record and song of the year for "This Is America."

Categories: Syndicated

Doctors Demand Humanitarian Aid Be Allowed Into Venezuela

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 5:01am

The Venezuela military is blocking humanitarian aid from getting into the country, where political and economic crisis rage on. The U.S.-backed interim president has vowed to open those aid routes.

Categories: Syndicated

Virginia's Legislative Session Proceeds Amid State's Political Crisis

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 5:01am

The legislature returns to work Monday after political scandals rocked the state. Over the weekend, the governor and lieutenant governor vowed to stay on the job despite calls for them to resign.

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2 More Democrats, Warren And Klobuchar, Enter Presidential Field

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 5:01am

The Democratic presidential field has two more candidates. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar officially announced they're running. Other candidates fanned out across the country to campaign.

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In A Measles Outbreak, Demand For Vaccine Spikes

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 5:01am

Clinics in the Pacific Northwest are ordering ten times the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella as they normally do because some who have avoided vaccines are changing their minds.

(Image credit: Kristian Foden-Vencil/NPR)

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Facing A Critical Shortage Of Drivers, The Trucking Industry Is Changing

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 5:01am

The trucking industry has faced a shortage of drivers for years, but the problem is compounded now with baby boomer retirements, increased freight demands and a high turnover rate.

(Image credit: John Bazemore/AP)

Categories: Syndicated

American Travelers Seek Cheaper Prescription Drugs In Mexico And Beyond

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 5:01am

Faced with high U.S. prices for prescription drugs, some Americans cross the border to buy insulin pens and other meds. At least 1 insurer reimburses flights to the border to make such purchases easy.

(Image credit: Guillermo Arias/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Categories: Syndicated

Giving Medicine To Young Children? Getting The Dose Right Is Tricky

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 5:01am

In a recent survey, 1 in 5 parents said they thought using a household spoon was OK for measuring their child's medicine. It's not. Here's how to help little kids without overdosing them.

(Image credit: Meredith Rizzo/NPR)

Categories: Syndicated

If Trump Declares An Emergency To Build The Wall, Congress Can Block Him

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 5:00am

President Trump has threatened to declare an emergency to go around Congress and build a border wall. The same law that gives him that power, also gives Congress the ability to push back.

(Image credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Categories: Syndicated

Acting AG Whitaker Testifies On Capitol Hill

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 1:42pm

NPR's Ryan Lucas details Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. Whitaker says he won't speak about his conversations with President Trump.

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Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer Of Blackmail

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 9:22am

Rachel Martin speaks with CNN media reporter Brian Stelter about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' accusation that the National Enquirer blackmailed him. Bezos is the Amazon CEO and owner of the Washington Post.

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Rep. Chuck Fleischmann On Border Funding

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 6:58am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Republican Rep. Chuck Fleischmann. He's a member of the panel negotiating a border funding solution to prevent another government shutdown next week.

Categories: Syndicated