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Uber Drivers Don't Feel Like Their Own Bosses

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 4:09am

Uber says drivers can each be their "own boss." But in an NPR survey, hundreds of drivers said they don't feel that way. They feel controlled by a boss that is both always there, and yet faceless.

Saudi Billionaire Arms Dealer Adnan Khashoggi Dies

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 4:09am

Adnan Khashoggi had billions of dollars, much of it made by arms deals between Saudi Arabia and American weapons companies. He died Tuesday at age 81.

Anyone Can Lend A Helping Hand

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 4:09am

A truck driver had a heart attack and crashed in Vermont. But a nearby homeless man heard the sound and helped keep him alive until rescue workers arrived.

Morning News Brief: Comey's Testimony, And Russians React

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 4:09am

In written testimony released Wednesday, former FBI Director James Comey said the president asked him to "let go" of the Michael Flynn investigation, and asked Comey for "loyalty."

Voters Head To The Polls In The U.K.

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 4:09am

Voting is underway in the United Kingdom in an election for the British Parliament called by Prime Minister Theresa May.

Former FBI Adviser On Comey Testimony

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 4:09am

Rachel Martin speaks with Philip Mudd, a former CIA counterintelligence official and a senior FBI intelligence adviser, about former FBI Director James Comey's testimony Thursday.

Russian Opposition Leader Aims To Build Movement

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 4:09am

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is doing something no Russian politician has tried recently: running a national campaign based on grassroots enthusiasm rather than backroom Kremlin deals.

Sen. Angus King On Heated Exchange With Intelligence Chiefs

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 4:09am

Steve Inskeep talks with Maine Sen. Angus King about his grilling of intelligence officials about why they wouldn't answer the Senate Intelligence Committee's questions.

Kenya Announces Ban On Plastic Bags

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 4:09am

Kenya is the latest African country to combat the environmental problems caused by plastic bags. They litter the landscape, but many Kenyans find them indispensable for daily life.

Ethics Waivers Cover More Former Lobbyists

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 4:09am

The Office of Government Ethics has posted ethics waivers granted by the Trump administration to federal agency officials. It frees them from full compliance with ethics rules.

Despite ISIS Claim, Many In Iran Blame Saudi Arabia For Terrorist Attacks

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 4:09am

Steve Inskeep talks to Robin Wright, a contributing writer to The New Yorker, about the regional tensions surrounding Wednesday's terrorist attacks in Iran's capital.

The View From Moscow On The Trump-Russia Investigation

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 4:09am

We look at how Russians are reacting to the news of the U.S. investigation into Russian election meddling, and former FBI Director James Comey's testimony.

Intelligence Leaders Testify Before Senate Panel Hearing

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:44am

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday.

In Iran, Parliament Building And Major Shrine Attacked

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 9:00am

For some perspective, Steve Inskeep talks to Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council and author of the new book on Iran and the U.S. called: Losing an Enemy.

Trump's Pick To Head The FBI Leads By Example, Ex-Special Agent Says

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 8:59am

President Trump has chosen Christopher Wray to be the next FBI director. Rachel Martin talks Joe Robuck, a former FBI special agent, who worked closely with Wray on a corruption case.

Attacks On Iran Strike At The Heart Of Its Establishment

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 8:36am

The parliament building in Iran's capital, Tehran, is a huge modern building. It's part of a vast highly secured complex which gunmen stormed on Wednesday. ISIS is claiming responsibility.

President Trump Selects New Leader For The FBI

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 8:35am

In a tweet, the president says he'll name former prosecutor Christopher Wray to be his next FBI director. Wray would replace James Comey, who Trump fired.

ISIS Takes Credit For Iran Attacks, Several Deaths Reported

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 8:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to Ramin Mostaghim of the Los Angeles Times, who is reporting from Tehran on the attacks that happened across Iran's capital.

Terrorists Strike In Iran's Capital Tehran With Multiple Attacks

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 7:56am

Iran has been labeled a sponsor of terrorism abroad but on Wednesday it was a target of terrorism. Steve Inskeep talks to Scott Peterson, a correspondent with the Christian Science Monitor.

Trump Announces Comey Replacement, Big Names To Testify Before Senate

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 7:56am

President Trump says he has chosen Christopher Wray, who has worked in the Justice Department, to head the FBI. A Senate panel begins hearings on Russia meddling on Wednesday.

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