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Damage From Wayward Weedkiller Keeps Growing

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

As many as 2 million acres of soybeans may have been harmed by a popular weedkiller drifting into neighboring fields. Arkansas' proposed ban on the herbicide, dicamba, is awaiting final approval.

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60 Years Ago, 2 Boys Met And The Beatles Began

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

On the anniversary of John Lennon and Paul McCartney's first meeting, revisit the church garden party that changed the course of popular music forever.

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'Architecture Of An Asylum' Tracks History Of U.S. Treatment Of Mental Illness

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

Founded in 1855, St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., grew from 250 patients to 8,000. A new exhibit at the National Building Museum explores the links between architecture and mental health.

(Image credit: National Archives and Records Administration/National Building Museum)

Physics For Toddlers

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

There's a dearth of books about science and math for young children. As part of our series on kids' media we take a look at some books that introduce rocket science and physics to toddlers and babies.

Physics For Toddlers

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01am

There's a dearth of books about science and math for young children. As part of our series on kids' media we take a look at some books that introduce rocket science and physics to toddlers and babies.

Thousands Turn Out For March For Justice In Turkey

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 6:50am

People unhappy with the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have hit the road. Some 250 miles of road, from the capital Ankara to Istanbul.

U.S. Diplomatic Corps Is Being Hollowed Out, Bergmann says

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 6:49am

Rachel Martin talks to Max Bergmann, who worked at the State Department from 2011 until this year, and is now a senior fellow at the left leaning Center For American Progress.

Defending Champ Joey Chestnut Breaks Hot Dog Eating Record

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 6:11am

In a July 4 eating contest on Coney Island, Chestnut broke his own record eating 72 hot dogs in 10 minutes. In Washington, D.C., Molly Schuyler won a contest by eating 21 hamburgers in 10 minutes.

Irish Prime Minister's Socks Matched To Diplomatic Guest

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 6:04am

Leo Varadkar turned out to meet his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau wearing snazzy red socks emblazoned with maple leaves and Mounties.

Miami's Marlins Park Will Host Baseball's 2017 All-Star Game Next Week

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 4:05am

The Major League Baseball season pauses for its All-Star break next week. Rachel Martin talks to ESPN's Jessica Mendoza, who breaks down the season so far.

News Brief: North Korea Crisis Overshadows Trump's European Trip

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 4:05am

The U.S. has confirmed that North Korea fired a missile capable of reaching Alaska. President Trump leaves for Europe to discuss options with G20 leaders.

Commercial Real Estate Demand Softens, Investors Fret Trump Tax Cuts Won't Pass

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 4:05am

Revenue from President Trump's office buildings is falling. The problem: commercial real estate prices are declining. In New York, buildings are rising and older properties havw to compete harder.

In Iraq, Fight To Retake Mosul From ISIS Appears To Be In Its Final Stages

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 4:05am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Major General Joseph Martin, land component commander for the 23 countries fighting alongside Iraqi forces, on efforts to eradicate Mosul of Islamic State forces.

Traffic Solution Project In China Appears To Be An Investment Scam

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 4:05am

A new kind of urban transport that was intended to beat traffic jams appears to have gone off the rails. That became clear when police arrested the inventor and his colleagues for illegal fundraising.

Can Cuban Charcoal Turn Up The Heat On U.S.-Cuba Relations?

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 4:05am

Only 2 Cuban exports are allowed to be sold in the U.S. One is coffee, the other is an artisanal charcoal, coveted for its long burning properties. It's also a weed taking over areas of the island.

Trump To Discuss North Korea Crisis While In Germany For G20 Summit

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 4:05am

President Trump leaves Wednesday for his second international trip just as the North Korea crisis heats up. That trip will include his first face-to-face meeting with Russian President Putin.

Affordable Housing Market Hurt By Tax Overhaul Uncertainty

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 4:05am

The prospect of Trump's tax overhaul has cut the value of low-income housing tax credits 10 to 15 percent. Funding for units across the U.S. is in question, and less housing will be built as a result.

Aspen Moves Toward Its Goal Of Supporting 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 4:05am

Since President Trump pulled out of the Paris climate deal more cities are vowing to shift to 100 percent renewable power. We visit Aspen, Colorado, to see how complicated that can be.

North Korea Launched ICBM, Secretary Of State Tillerson Says

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 4:05am

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed Tuesday that the missile launched by North Korea on Monday was an intercontinental ballistic missile, in a statement in which he condemned the test.

David Korins Designs A Restaurant Like He Does A Broadway Experience

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 4:05am

In addition to designing sets for Broadway shows and concert tours, Korins is working on a restaurant. For our Backstage Pass series, we go behind the scenes of the Times Square restaurant, Bond 45.




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