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Suburban Detroit Police Officer Protects And Serves — Pizza

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 5:51am

A deliveryman escaped a car crash with bruises. The responding officer helped the injured, then grabbed the undelivered pizza and finished the job to the amazement of Carl Babik who ordered the pie.

11 States Sue U.S. Government Over Transgender Policies

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 4:12am

Social conservatives in Texas say they support a lawsuit filed by their state and 10 others challenging federal rules on transgender students' use of school bathrooms that match their gender identity. LGBT advocates say the federal rules support transgender children's need for education and safety.

Hip-Hop Group Drops Some Rhymes On Top Of The 'Morning Edition' Theme

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 4:12am

David Greene and Renee Montagne share a hip-hop rendition of the "Morning Edition" theme. A hip-hop group by the name of Jazzy Triggs took the theme, added a beat and dropped some rhymes on top.

Hunting And National Parks Don't Mix Except When It Comes To Feral Hogs

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 4:12am

There's an aggressive hunting program going on in the back country of Great Smoky Mountains National Park targeting wild hogs. Hogs are invasive and hugely destructive to the natural environment.

Why Elizabeth Warren Is An Effective Messenger For Progressive Democrats

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 4:12am

Sen. Warren is increasingly taking on Donald Trump. She's also a prolific fundraiser and promoter of Senate Democrats who're running for election intent on regaining a majority.

Clinton Violated Policies By Using Private Email, State Department Report Says

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 4:12am

The report doesn't materially change the controversy or reveal new facts. It is a reminder of a bad decision that has been a weight on Clinton's campaign since before she announced she was running.

Lieberman Named Israel's Defense Minister After His Party Joins Coalition

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 4:12am

A far-right party has joined the coalition government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The party leader Avigdor Lieberman will fill the important post of defense minister.

7 Decades After U.S. Dropped Atomic Bombs, Obama To Visit Hiroshima

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 4:12am

On Friday, Obama visit Hiroshima, the first city to be hit with an atomic weapon. The U.S. dropped another atomic bomb on Nagasaki. Renee Montagne talks to Ken Sasae, Japan's ambassador to the U.S.

Airport Security Delays Reach Crisis Point, Rep. McCaul Says

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 4:12am

The TSA administrator testified before a House panel about what he's doing to address the long lines at airports. David Greene talks to Republican Rep. Michael McCaul, who chaired the hearing.

Here's Why Israel's New Defense Minister Is So Controversial

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 4:12am

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has named hard-liner Avigdor Lieberman his new defense minister, a move that has ignited a fierce debate inside Israel and beyond.

Pa. County Democratic Chair Doubts Sanders' Fans Would Switch To Trump

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 4:12am

Polls say if Hillary Clinton is the nominee, some Bernie Sanders supporters would shift alliances to Donald Trump. David Greene talks to Jim Davis, the Democratic Party Chairman in Fayette County, Pa.

'Brexit' Vote Looms As Sides Squabble Over Whether To Leave EU

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 4:12am

A month before Britons vote on whether to leave the European Union, Britain's Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch argues leaving would be a bad idea. He talks to Renee Montagne about the upcoming vote.

Leader's Death Revives Questions: What Is Pakistan's Relationship With The Taliban?

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 4:12am

Renee Montagne talks to Mujib Mashal, a reporter with "The New York Times," about Pakistan's role in the U.S. drone strike that killed the head of the Taliban there earlier this week.

Mysterious Cave Rings Show Neanderthals Liked To Build

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 4:00am

Deep in a French cave, researchers have found numerous ovals of broken stalagmites. They believe the rings were arranged by ancient Neanderthals.

To Survive The Bust Cycle, Farmers Go Back To Business-School Basics

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 3:37am

Farming is entering its third year on the bust side of the cycle. Major crop prices are low while expenses like seed, fertilizer and land remain high. That means getting creative to succeed.

In 'Porcelain,' Moby Searches For Validation And Finds Unlikely Success

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 3:36am

The electronic musician's new memoir traces his journey from Connecticut suburbs to New York City raves. It's a tale of dance clubs, DJs and Manhattan in the 1990s full of self-deprecating humor.

Feeling Foggy? Japanese Raisin Is Good For What 'Ales' You

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 6:12am

A Bay Area distillery has created a vodka mixed with fog. And in South Korea, there's now special hangover ice cream. It uses fruit from the Japanese raisin tree, long used as a hangover cure.

Charity Football Game With Firefighters Gets Heated

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 5:58am

A brawl broke out when police officers played against firefighters. A police statement read, "football is a competitive sport whether it is the NFL Super Bowl or the annual NYPD-FDNY Challenge."

Chinese Billionaire Takes On Disney With His Own Theme Parks

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 4:03am

Disney will soon open a $5 billion theme park in Shanghai, its second in China. A Chinese real estate mogul predicts he will leave Disney in the dust, as he builds the world's largest tourism company.

Pa. Judge Rules Sexual Assault Case Against Bill Cosby May Go To Trial

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 4:03am

Cosby, accused by dozens of women of sexual assault, is charged with 3 counts of aggravated indecent assault in a case involving an ex-Temple University employee, who says Cosby assaulted her in 2004.

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