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U.S. Allies Told Don't Use ISIS As An Excuse To Crack Down On Dissent

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:09am

At a U.N. Security Council meeting, U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power put Egypt on the spot for restricting free speech. She said attacks on the media create alienation benefiting terror groups.

Disney Stock Drops As Company Misses Earnings Expectations

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:09am

Despite blockbusters like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Zootopia, the Walt Disney Company's quarterly earnings fell short of estimates. The markets were not happy.

Researchers Appear Close To A Remedy For Citrus Greening Disease

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:09am

Florida is known for its oranges and orange juice. For the past decade, a disease called greening has devastated the citrus crop there, and it has spread to other states. Now there's hope for a cure.

Hoping To Rebuild Connections, Marine From Darkhorse Battalion Reunite

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:09am

Marines belonging to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment — one of the hardest-hit units to deploy to Afghanistan during the war there — last weekend held their first reunion outside San Diego.

U.S. Allies Told Don't Use ISIS As An Accuse To Crack Down On Dissent

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:09am

At a U.N. Security Council meeting, U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power put Egypt on the spot for restricting free speech. She said attacks on the media create alienation benefiting terror groups.

Ahead Of November's Election, Progressive Groups Ready Anti-Trump Messages

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:09am

As Donald Trump marches toward the official Republican presidential nomination, pro-Clinton superPACs are making alliances and amassing cash to take on Trump.

Market Grows For Fashionable But Modest Clothing

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:09am

A Turkish fashion mogul has teamed up with the Islamic Fashion and Design Council to present the first Modest Fashion Week in Istanbul. Renee Montagne talks to Melanie Elturk, CEO of Haute Hijab.

Blankenship To Begin Serving Time As Conspiracy Case Is Appealed

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:09am

Ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship heads to prison to begin serving a one-year sentence. He was convicted of conspiring to violate federal mine safety laws after a 2010 coal mine collapse.

Immigrants Rush To Become Citizens To Vote Against Trump

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:09am

Thousands of immigrants are trying to become U.S. citizens ahead of the presidential election. Immigrant groups encourage people to become citizens so they can vote in November against Donald Trump.

In All-Night Session, Brazil's Senate Preps For Impeachment Vote

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:09am

Senators in Brazil spent the night making their arguments on whether to support impeaching the president. If she's suspended for trial, the vice president would temporarily run the country.

Undaunted By China's Rulebook, Lesbian Couple Has Twins Via Surrogacy

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 3:45am

There is increasing openness toward non-traditional families in China, though only married, heterosexual couples are allowed access to assisted reproduction. Here's one couple that found a workaround.

Name Of London's Mayor-Elect Isn't Lost On William Shatner

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 6:38am

Sadiq Khan was recently elected the mayor of London. Among the well wishers: William Shatner of Star Trek fame. He tweeted, "Kaaaaahn!" Trekies will get the reference to Captain Kirk's nemesis.

Scientists Look To A Poster To Name A New Species Of Wasp

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 6:25am

The wasp species is only centimeters in length. When it came time to find a name, researchers' eyes fixed on a Brad Pitt poster in the lab. They named the species: Conobregma bradpitti.

A Surprising Japanese Presence In Central Ohio

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:40am

If you're a fan of Japanese products and cuisine, northeast Ohio is not the likeliest place to get your fix. You need to go to...central Ohio.

Handler Says 'Chelsea' On Netflix Will Break Every TV Talk Show Rule

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:11am

Talks show host and comedian Chelsea Handler on Wednesday debuts her new show "Chelsea" on Netflix. The half-hour show will air three times a week and be available in 190 countries.

'Morning Edition' Listeners Get Creative With Show's Theme

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:11am

David Greene and Renee Montagne share more covers and remixes of the "Morning Edition" theme produced by listeners.

The Fight Over Transgender Rights

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:11am

The Obama administration and the state of North Carolina are locked in a civil rights standoff. At issue is a state law requiring transgender people to use public restrooms that match the sex on their birth certificate. The legal battle highlights an emerging national policy area: transgender rights.

Brazil's Vice President Would Lead Shadow Government If President Is Impeached

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:11am

If impeached, Brazil's president would be suspended for months while tried on charges she used state funds to plug budget gaps. The man running the country would be Vice President Michel Temer.

Sanders Wins West Virginia; Trump Wins There Too Plus Nebraska

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:11am

Bernie Sanders won the West Virginia primary but Nebraska Democratic voters gave Hillary Clinton a win. That win didn't gain her any delegates. Those were assigned at the Nebraska Democratic caucuses in March. Republican Donald Trump won both states. David Greene talks to Democratic pollster Mo Elleithee of Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service, and Republican John Feehery, President of QGA Public Affairs.

White Working-Class Voters In West Virginia Pick Sanders Over Clinton

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:11am

Renee Montagne talks to Bernie Sanders supporter Charles Chamberlain, executive director of Democracy for America, about the results of the West Virginia primary.




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