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Steve Bannon Called 'American Prospect' To Talk About Politics

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 6:51am

The White House chief strategist rarely talks to the media, but he called a co-founder of the progressive website The American Prospect. Rachel Martin talks to Robert Kuttner about the discussion.

Where Will You Be Watching The Eclipse?

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 5:44am

If you're one of the lucky ones, you'll get to watch the eclipse from the deck of a cruise ship specially chartered for sky watchers. Bonnie Tyler will sing her hit: "Total Eclipse of the Heart."

Nokia Claims The Next Evolution Of The Selfie: Meet The Bothie

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 5:37am

Do you snap a quick pic of that gorgeous sunset or show social media how cute you look with a selfie? The Nokia 8 has a rear and front-facing camera that both work at the same time.

Refugees From Raqqa In Northern Syria Want 'Just To Stay Alive'

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:18am

The International Committee of the Red Cross visited northern Syria and found 200,000 displaced people living in difficult camp conditions. Rachel Martin talks to Ingy Sedky, a group spokeswoman.

Did Charlottesville Violence Shift How White Supremacists Operate?

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:18am

Rachel Martin talks to UVA assistant professor and presidential historian Nicole Hemmer about how current white supremacists and hate groups identify themselves and act on their ideology.

High School Reunion: Checking In With The Student Who Felt Like An Outsider

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:18am

Rachel Martin graduated from Idaho Falls High School 25 years ago. She's checking back in with some of the people she knew in high school — including Ken Lance who felt like a bit of an outsider.

For 24 Years, Boston Arena Broke Promise To Hold 3 Fundraisers A Year

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:18am

As part of the deal to build Boston Garden, its owner agreed to hold at least three charity events a year to support youth recreation. Three teens are shaming the state and the Garden into paying up.

Morning News Brief: Bannon's Magazine Interview, 'Daily Stormer' Moves To Dark Web

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:18am

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon gave an interview to the liberal magazine: "The American Prospect." What did he have to say? Web hosting company GoDaddy has blacklisted "The Daily Stormer," a neo-Nazi site, from its registration services. It's moved to the dark web.

For 22 Years, Boston Arena Broke Promise To Hold 3 Fundraisers A Year

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:18am

As part of the deal to build TD Garden, its owner agreed to hold at least three charity events a year to support youth recreation. The teens are demanding that the Garden now pay millions.

GOP Response To Trump's Charlottesville Comments

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:18am

When President Trump equated the actions of white supremacists and protesters there was an outcry. Does the president's response to events in Charlottesville weaken Republicans' ability to govern?

Charlottesville Magnified Issues With White Nationalists, Black Activists Say

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:18am

Black Lives Matter activists have been blamed for violence in Charlottesville, Va., by far-right activists. The movement's leaders deny the accusation and say they're concerned about their own safety.

Glow From Candlelight Vigil In Charlottesville Lights Up UVa Campus

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:18am

Thousands of people converged on the University of Virginia campus Wednesday night in a show of support for the Charlottesville community following last weekend's white supremacist rally.

Republicans Try To Move Forward With Their Tax Overhaul Plans

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:18am

A group of Republicans gathered at President Ronald Reagan ranch in Santa Barbara, California, on Wednesday to plan for overhauling the tax system.

Teens In U.S. Illegally, Say They're Falsely Accused Of Being In A Gang

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:18am

The gang known as MS-13 is blamed for a spike in violence on Long Island, N.Y. Police have ramped up surveillance but teens in the U.S. illegally so they're falsely accused of being in MS-13.

He Crossed The Border In A Packed, Unventilated Trailer And Survived

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:05am

Brandon Martinez. 16, was one of nearly 40 undocumented immigrants found in a trailer in San Antonio. His father laments that his son suffered so much to cross the border, just like he did.

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Many Nurses Lack Knowledge Of Health Risks To Mothers After Childbirth

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:00am

A nationwide survey shows that postpartum nurses often fail to warn mothers about potentially life-threatening complications following childbirth, mainly because they need more education themselves.

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Negotiations Begin On Trump's Campaign Promise To Rework NAFTA

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 6:39am

Ailsa Chang talks to Leo Gerard, president of the United Steelworkers Union about President Trump's promise to fix NAFTA. The 23-year-old deal is being reworked with Canada and Mexico.

Trump's Shift On Charlottesville Violence Is Unpresidential, Continetti Says

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 6:37am

Rachel Martin talks to Matthew Continetti, editor of the conservative Washington Free Beacon, about President Trump's remarks that counterprotesters were also to blame for the violence in Virginia.

Health Insurance CEO On New CBO Report

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:04am

Independence Blue Cross President and CEO Daniel Hilferty talks with Ailsa Chang about the Congressional Budget Office's latest report on payments the federal government makes to insurance companies.

How Police Can Keep The Peace During Tense Protests

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:04am

Following the violence in Charlottesville, Fraternal Order of Police National President Chuck Canterbury tells Rachel Martin about what police can do to prevent similar protests from turning violent.

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