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Putting Your Life Back Together After A School Shooting

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 4:03am

In 2015, Hannah Miles was attending Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., when a gunman opened fire on a classroom — killing 10 people. Once the media left, Miles had to confront reality.

Listeners Want To Know About The History Of U.S.-China Relations

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 4:03am

The U.S. and China appear to be on the verge of a trade war. Columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts answers listener questions about the history of U.S.-China relations.

Arizona Teachers To Protest Low Pay And School Funding Shortfalls

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 4:03am

They're demanding a 20 percent pay raise and a billion dollars from state coffers to fund schools. This follows similar protests in Oklahoma, Kentucky and West Virginia.

After Apparent Chemical Attack In Syria, U.S. Considers Military Action

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 4:03am

The U.S. and several other countries are considering military action in Syria following a suspected chemical attack. How is Syria and the region are responding?

Wendy Vitter, Wife Of 'D.C. Madam' Senator, Faces Thorny Hearing To Be Federal Judge

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 4:00am

Known for standing by her scandal-plagued husband former Senator David Vitter, Trump judicial nominee Wendy Vitter appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

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As Tax Day Approaches, Watch Out For Phone Scammers

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 4:00am

The IRS estimates that more than $65 million has been lost to phone tax scammers in the last five years. The calls are most common during tax season in March and April.

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White House Homeland Security Adviser Resigns

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:29am

Tom Bossert, President Trump's adviser on homeland security, announces he's leaving, one day after his new boss, John Bolton, took over as White House national security adviser.

Trump Cancels Trip To Latin America

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 8:56am

The White House announces that President Trump won't be travelling to Peru this weekend for a Latin American summit meeting and says Vice President Pence will go in his place.

How Significant Is It That The FBI Searched Michael Cohen's Office?

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 6:39am

Getting a warrant to search an attorney's office isn't easy. Rachel Martin talks to ex-federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti about the significance of searching the office of President Trump's lawyer.

Relations Between Washington And Tech Industry Are Frosty

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 6:32am

This week's congressional hearings on social media, data mining and politics are shaping up as a watershed moment in the touchy relationships between Washington and Silicon Valley.

Trump Considers: FBI Raid On His Attorney's Office, Syria Attack

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 6:29am

The U.S. is poised to respond to reports of a chemical attack in Syria, but the president is distracted by an FBI raid on his lawyer's office. Rachel Martin talks to GOP Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado.

Handwriting Of Rock Stars Have Been Turned Into Fonts

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 6:02am

Songwriters Fonts lets you channel rock stars of the past by downloading a program that lets you write in their script. Besides Kurt Cobain, there's also the David Bowie or Leonard Cohen fonts.

Oklahoma Girl And Singer Blake Shelton Have Textbook In Common

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 5:58am

The seven-year-old is excited that she has the same book that the country music star used in 1982. Her mom is less excited — thinking the decades-old book should be replaced with a newer version.

China Ready To Lower Import Tariffs And Trade Barriers, Xi Says

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 4:05am

As economic tensions rise between China and the U.S., Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a speech Tuesday emphasizing China's commitment to expanding its participation in global trade.

Caring For Migrants Is As Important As Opposing Abortion, Pope Says

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 4:05am

In a pronouncement, Pope Francis challenges conservative thinkers who claim to know the true mission of the Church. Defending migrants, he says, is as important as defending the rights of the unborn.

Lawmakers Prepare To Question Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 4:05am

Senator Ed Markey will get a chance to question Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during his testimony this week. Steve Inskeep asks Markey what he hopes to get out of the hearing.

Animal Tracks Indicate Spring Has Sprung

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 4:05am

Wildlife interpreter David Brown says reading an animal track is like uncovering a secret; you just need the eyes to see it. We take a walk in the woods with Brown to decode trails and find evidence of spring.

Ohio Teacher Will Use 'Fortnite' Video Game In Final Exam

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 4:05am

Mike McCray, an AP Chemistry teacher, made a bet with his class. If their photo of the agreement, written on whiteboard, could get 6,700 retweets, he would make the exam about the video game Fortnite.

National Guard Troops Sent To The U.S.-Mexico Border

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 4:05am

The Pentagon has authorized sending up to 4,000 troops to support the security mission there. The president called for the deployment to counter "a surge of illegal activity on the southern border."

When The U.S. Deports Migrants, Remittances To Family Stop

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 4:05am

Central American communities that have grown used to the remittances sent back from migrants living in the United States often experience a painful readjustment when the migrants are sent home.

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