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5 Police Officers In Dallas Are Killed By 2 Snipers

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 4:18am

Three suspects are in custody. Rachel Martin talks to Charlie Scudder, a reporter with The Dallas Morning News, who says people are still in shock about what happened Thursday night.

A Check On Saudi Arabia Which Is Investigating 3 Suicide Bombings

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 4:18am

David Greene talks to Fahad Nazer, a senior political analyst with the political consulting firm JTG Inc and a non-resident fellow at The Arab Gulf States Institute, about the recent attacks.

Obama In Poland For NATO Summit

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 4:18am

The Warsaw summit will be dominated by plans for a military response to potential Russian aggression against Poland and Baltic countries, and Britain leaving the European Union.

Community In Disbelief That Minn. Man Was Killed By Police

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 4:18am

Protests were held across the country after a police officer shot and killed motorist Philando Castile in a St. Paul suburb during a traffic stop. Castile's girlfriend livestreamed the aftermath.

2 Snipers Kill 5 Police Officers At Dallas Protest

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 4:18am

Two snipers shot and killed 5 Dallas police officers and injured another 6 at the end of a rally, where hundreds were protesting police shootings that happened in other parts of the country this week.

Movie Review: 'Our Little Sister'

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 4:18am

Japanese dramas don't get the publicity of that country's animated films but our reviewer says there is a new drama that deserves our attention. He says Our Little Sister must be seen to be believed.

Getting To Know Ivanka Trump

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 4:18am

Rachel Martin talks to Gabriel Sherman of New York Magazine about Ivanka Trump's role in her father's bid for the presidency. Sherman recently wrote about Ivanka Trump for the magazine.

Emory University Honors 2 Students Killed In Bangladesh Terrorist Attack

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 4:18am

Abinta Kabir was a sophomore from Miami and Faraaz Hossain was in business school and from Dhaka, Bangladesh. A vigil in their memory was held Thursday in Atlanta.

Baton Rouge Police Shooting Victim Honored At Prayer Vigil

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 4:18am

Hundreds attended a prayer vigil for Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La. Sterling was the black man who was shot dead in an altercation with two white police officers early Tuesday morning.

Dallas Shooting: 2 Snipers Kill 5 Police Officers

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 4:18am

Rachel Martin talks to Seema Yasmin.

Photos From 'Dallas Morning News' Show Officers In Mourning

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 4:18am

Dallas Morning News photographer Ting Shen, who's a summer intern, was shooting photos of the scene at Baylor University Medical Center.

Family, Friends To Honor NPR Photographer David Gilkey

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 4:18am

NPR's Tom Bowman has been bringing us stories from his recent trip to Afghanistan. It was on that trip that a Taliban ambush killed NPR photographer David Gilkey and interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna.

U.S. Should Keep Its Presence In Iraq, Afghanistan, Retired Gen. Dempsey Says

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 4:18am

David Greene talks to former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey about the fight against ISIS, which despite geographic losses, has managed to carry out a wave of attacks.

Twin Sisters Give Birth On The Same Day, At Same Time

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 6:34am

Leah Rodgers gave birth to a son at 1:18 a.m. MT in Denver last Thursday. An hour later in La Jolla, Calif., at 1:18 a.m. PT, Leah's twin sister, Sarah Mariuz, welcomed a daughter.

Canadian Dog Walker Musters Boxing Skills To Battle Mama Bear

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 6:22am

Rick Nelson startled a cub while he was walking his dog. The cub's 300-pound mother came to the rescue. During the altercation, Nelson landed a good underhand punch to the bear's snout.

Racial Tensions Flare In Baton Rouge After Police Fatally Shoot A Black Man

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 5:19am

In Louisiana, Albert Samuels, a professor at Southern University, talks about the racial make-up and history between Baton Rouge's African-American community and police. David Greene reports.

Protesters Gather After Minn. Man Dies After An Encounter With Police

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:05am

David Greene talks Tim Nelson of Minnesota Public Radio.

Mama Dragons Try To Prevent Suicides Among Mormon-LGBT Children

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:05am

Among Mormons, there is a group of women known as Mama Dragons, fierce protectors of their LGBT children. They were put to the test after the church hardened its stance against same-sex marriages.

Venezuela's Economic Implosion Exacerbates Inequality

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:05am

There are two Venezuelas. In one, mothers have no milk for their children. In the other, you can get milky cappuccinos. The socialist country's economic implosion has exacerbated inequality.

Trump Still Lacks Strong Support From Republicans In Washington

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:05am

Donald Trump will be in Washington on Thursday for a round of meetings with Republican officials. He's working on unifying the party ahead of the Republican National Convention.

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