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Missouri Voters Reject Right-To-Work Law

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

Voters in Missouri resoundingly struck down that state's right-to-work law after labor unions in Missouri organized a strong signature campaign to get a referendum on the ballot.

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Investigators Find Abuse Claims Going Back Decades Against OSU Doctor

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

After a former Ohio State University wrestler accused a team doctor of molesting him decades ago, a school investigation has found more than 100 others made similar claims.

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Elon Musk Wants To Take Tesla Private

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

Tesla's stock soared Tuesday after CEO Elon Musk said he wants to take the company private. The announcement hammered short sellers and raised questions about the company's future.

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Spotlight On Rick Gates In Manafort Trial

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

Defense lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will continue to try to discredit star witness Rick Gates. Gates will again testify Wednesday in Manafort's fraud trial.

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Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour Takeaways

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

Over the past two weeks, panels of TV executives, producers and actors talked about the state of the television industry.

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Judge Rules In Favor Of Puerto Rico Oversight Board's Authority

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

A federal judge has ruled that Puerto Rico's government does not have final say on its finances. It belongs to a fiscal oversight board Congress appointed to get the island out of debt.

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British Tourist Racks Up $47,000 In Traffic Fines Within Hours In Dubai

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

A tourist reportedly got ticketed by traffic cameras in a span of only about four hours while driving a luxury rental car in Dubai.

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California Firefighters Battle Exhaustion

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

Firefighters continue to battle blazes in California. NPR's David Greene talks with Ventura County Fire Captain Steve Kaufmann about how crews are holding up.

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News Brief: Election Night Results, Rick Gates Testifies, Puerto Rico's Finances

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

We have a recap of elections in several states. Also, the latest in the Paul Manafort trial and a federal court decision with lasting repercussions for Puerto Rico's government.

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To Syria And Back: How 2 Women Escaped Their Radicalized Husbands

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 5:06am

Few have returned to the U.S. after traveling to Syria and Iraq, where they were linked to extremists. Two are women who say their husbands forced them to go, along with their small children.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Tania Joya)

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Immigration Debate Shifts To Texas Judge Who Blocked 2015 DACA Expansion

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 5:00am

Seven states are asking Judge Andrew Hanen for a preliminary injunction to force the government to reject renewals for young people currently enrolled in DACA and stop accepting new applications.

(Image credit: Reed Saxon/AP)

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Paul Manafort's Ex-Business Partner To Testify For A Second Day

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 7:12am

Rick Gates testified Monday that he misled accountants and banks about the nature of Manafort's financial situation and that he did so at Manafort's direction. Gates is the prosecutions star witness

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N.J. Woman Helps Country Music Star Keith Urban Purchase Snacks

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 6:51am

Urban was trying to buy food at a gas station but was having a problem. A woman in line offered to pay for his snacks. After telling her his name was Keith, she said he looked a lot like Keith Urban.

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Wis. Church Plans To Turn Strip Club Into Community Space

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 6:22am

Parishioners from the church in Marshfield struck up a friendship with a business nearby: a strip club. When the club's owner decided to sell, he knew the church wanted to build a community space.

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Alex Jones' Infowars Site Accuses 'Big Tech' Of Censorship

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 5:04am

Social media sites have removed main outlets for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars website, citing repeated violations of policies against hate speech and glorifying violence.

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Ex-Obama Official Ben Rhodes Reacts To Trump Tower Meeting

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 5:04am

David Greene talks to Rhodes, an ex-deputy national security adviser, about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer, and what campaigns should know when meeting with foreign agents.

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Ohio's Special House Election Is Getting National Attention

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 5:04am

Polls show a closer than expected race in the special election for Ohio's Republican-leaning 12th Congressional District. Noel King talks to Buzzfeed's Henry Gomez about what is at stake.

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Conservatives Mull Tech Firms' Influence Over American Politics

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 5:04am

Representatives from Facebook and Google recently went to a conservative political conference to confront allegations that their social media platforms unfairly suppress conservative content.

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Prosecution Witness To Answer More Questions In Manafort Fraud Trial

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 5:04am

Paul Manafort's former business partner Rick Gates takes the witness stand again Tuesday. David Greene talks to William Coffield, a lawyer in the Eastern District of Virginia, about the case.

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MoviePass Will Now Limit Subscribers To 3 Movies Per Month

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 5:04am

David Greene talks to Wired magazine's Brian Barrett about the beleaguered movie theater subscription company instituting a cap on visits. It had offered unlimited movies for less than $10 a month.

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