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How Trump's Angry Tweets Can Ripple Across Social Media

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 5:12am

When President Trump posts a mean tweet, how does it ripple across social media into the American consciousness? Researchers crunched the numbers to see if his negative tweets were shared more often.

Categories: Syndicated

Medicare-For-All Dominates Democrats' Health Care Debates

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 5:12am

Democrats are offering competing plans to provide universal health care coverage, all of which are variations on the Medicare-for-all plan that Sen. Bernie Sanders has introduced.

Categories: Syndicated

Los Angeles Memorial Will Honor Rapper Nipsey Hussle

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 5:12am

Rapper Nipsey Hussle will be remembered as a rapper, but also as an entrepreneur, father and community activist. After Thursday's funeral, fans will gather at LA's Staples Center.

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What President Bouteflika's Departure Means For Algeria's Future

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 5:12am

Steve Inskeep talks to Muriam Davis, associate professor of history at the University of California Santa Cruz, about this month's protests that ousted Algeria's president after 20 years in power.

Categories: Syndicated

News Brief: William Barr, 'National Enquirer,' India's General Election

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 5:12am

Attorney General William Barr tells Senate panel he is launching an investigation into the FBI's Russia probe. American Media says the National Enquirer is for sale. Voting begins in India's election.

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Meet Marsai Martin, The Youngest Executive Producer In Hollywood

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 5:12am

She's 14 years old and about to make her big-screen debut in the comedy Little. You may already know her from the ABC sitcom Black-ish — but now, Martin is also taking bigger reins.

(Image credit: Eli Joshua Adé/Universal Pictures)

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As Weeds Outsmart The Latest Weedkillers, Farmers Are Running Out Of Options

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 5:12am

In the long-running war between farmers and weeds, it's advantage, weeds. Scientists in Kansas have found examples of the dreaded pigweed that are immune to the newest weed-killing technologies.

(Image credit: Dan Charles)

Categories: Syndicated

Netanyahu Has Support To Build A Majority In Israel's Parliament

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 5:12am

David Greene talks to David Makovsky of The Washington Institute about what's next for Israel's government after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to have won a fourth consecutive term.

Categories: Syndicated

DOJ To Examine Origins Of The Russia Probe, Barr Tells Senators

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 5:12am

Attorney General William Barr told members of a Senate panel that he believes "spying did occur" on Trump's campaign. Barr says he is looking into the origins of the Russia investigation

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'National Enquirer' And American Media's Other Tabloids Are For Sale

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 5:12am

American Media announced it is trying to sell its tabloids. The company, CEO David Pecker and the National Enquirer have been embroiled in controversies surrounding President Trump.

Categories: Syndicated

Polls Open In The World's Largest Democracy: Fun Facts On India's Election

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 5:00am

Polls have opened in 18 Indian states and two Union Territories. It is the first day of a seven-phase election staggered over six weeks in the country of 1.3 billion people.

(Image credit: Anupam Nath/AP)

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Justice Department Accuses Maker Of Suboxone With Fraud, Conspiracy

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 9:50am

Federal prosecutors charge British drug maker Indivior with felony fraud and conspiracy for its marketing of opioid addiction products including Suboxone.

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Colorado's 'Red Flag' Gun Measure Raises Concerns

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 7:29am

Democratic Gov. Jared Polis is expected to sign the bill this week, allowing guns to be temporarily taken from individuals deemed a threat to themselves or others.

Categories: Syndicated

U.S. Needs To Focus On Root Cause Of Migration Crisis, Rep. Torres Says

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 7:27am

David Greene talks to Democratic Rep. Norma Torres of California about Trump's toughening immigration policies, and the effects on Central American asylum-seekers. NPR's Mara Liasson weighs in.

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2 Horror Film Trailers Detract From 'Peppa Pig: Festival Of Fun'

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 6:36am

Young children were sobbing at a screening of Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun at Empire Cinema in Ipswich, England, on Saturday after two age-inappropriate trailers were aired before the feature.

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Oregon Authorities Respond To 911 Call, Discover Rogue Roomba

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 6:27am

Washington County Sheriff deputies apprehended the robotic vacuum cleaner. The Sheriff's office posted the story with a photo of the Roomba — which had left no trace of the crime.

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Oregon Woman Calls 911 On Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 6:27am

Washington County Sheriff deputies apprehended a Roomba. The Sheriff's office posted the story with a photo of the Roomba — which had left no trace of the crime.

Categories: Syndicated

New Hampshire Aims To Change Legal Fee Policy For Indigent Defendants

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 5:08am

Criminal case defendants are provided an attorney if they can't afford one. They usually are billed for that representation, even if they're found not guilty. New Hampshire wants the policy change.

Categories: Syndicated

Inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur Was A Success

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 5:08am

David Greene talks to USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan about the historic women's golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. It's the first time women have been allowed to compete at the club.

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Johnson Publishing Company Files For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Protection

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 5:08am

The Chicago publishing giant that launched Ebony and Jet magazines, and made them a touchstone in African-American life, is closing its doors. It plans a court- supervised sale of its assets.

Categories: Syndicated