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The Busboy Who Cradled A Dying RFK Recalls Those Final Moments

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 4:00am

It's an infamous scene: Juan Romero, then a teenager, attends to Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, who had just been shot at LA's Ambassador Hotel. He reflects on his brief time with RFK 50 years ago.

(Image credit: Jud Esty-Kendall/StoryCorps)

Women Of LA's Skid Row Tell Their Stories Through The Anger, Despair On Their Faces

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 3:59am

One 51-year-old woman has been living on the streets for two years. "I've been raped, I've been stabbed, it's been hard out here for me," she says.

(Image credit: Gloria Hillard/NPR)

White House Announces Tariffs On Steel And Aluminum From Key Allies

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 9:17am

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Thursday announces that steel and aluminum from the European Union, Canada and Mexico will face tariffs starting at midnight,

Michael Avenatti: A Profile Of The Media-Savvy Attorney

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 6:30am

Avenatti has made a name for himself by representing the adult film actress who says she had an affair with President Trump. From his earliest days in law school, Avenatti was hard to miss.

North Korean Official Meets Secretary Of State Pompeo In New York

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 6:29am

Rachel Martin talks to Robert Gallucci, who was the chief negotiator during the 1994 North Korean nuclear crisis, about efforts that indicate plans for a proposed summit are back in high gear.

The EU Steels For Tariffs

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 4:08am

The U.S. rebuffed EU efforts to get an exemption from steel and aluminum tariffs due to take effect at the end of this week. Rachel Martin talks with EU Ambassador to the U.S. David O'Sullivan.

What's Next For The European Union And The Iran Deal

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 4:08am

Iran had set Thursday as a deadline for European Union countries to come up with a plan to move forward after the U.S. backed out of a multiple party agreement.

Alberto Gonzales On Trump And Sessions

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 4:08am

President Trump tweeted that he should have never picked Jeff Sessions as his attorney general. David Greene talks with former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

A Tale Of 2 Proposals

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 4:08am

Becky McCabe went to the zoo in Memphis with a plan. She was going to propose to her girlfriend, Jessa. When she did, Jessa pulled out a ring — she had the same plan.

CryptoKitties: Using The Blockchain For Cat Pictures

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 4:08am

The online game CryptoKitties draws comparisons to Beanie Babies. Fad or not, it gives collectors something unique: a digital collectible they — and nobody else — can own.

Mick Jagger Is A Total Instagram Dad

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 4:08am

Turns out Mick Jagger is just as capable of being a dorky dad as anyone else. The rock icon likes to leave cheesy comments on his son Lucas' Instagram photos.

News Brief: North Korea Summit Plans Continue, Europe And Iran, NBA Playoffs

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 4:08am

A top North Korean official is meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to plan a summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un. Also, an update on Europe and the Iran nuclear deal.

Calif. Primary Rule May Hurt Democrats' Bid To Unseat GOP's Rohrabacher

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 4:08am

A big coup in Democrats' efforts to re-take the House would be to defeat Calif. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. But too many Democrats on the ballot may divide the vote — shutting them out of the runoff.

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Would The U.S. Withdraw Troops From South Korea?

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 4:08am

President Trump has said U.S. forces are not on the table for potential negotiations with North Korea, but he has also complained about the cost of keeping them there.

(Image credit: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

The Other Trump-Kim Summit

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 4:08am

The reality TV star and cosmetics mogul Kim Kardashian West paid a call to the White House yesterday. Kardashian West is advocating the freeing of a great-grandmother in federal prison.

Meeting To Plan A Meeting: North Korea And The U.S.

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 4:08am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is continuing meetings with top North Korean official Kim Yong Chol in New York. They're planning for a meeting of their superiors in Singapore.

New Research On Parents And Favoritism

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 4:08am

Parents may think they treat their children equally, but new research shows that parents show bias when forced to choose between spending on sons and daughters.

NBA Finals Are No Surprise

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 4:08am

For a fourth straight year it's the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. It's the matchup that many figured would happen at the beginning of the season.

Italy's Global Market Impact

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 4:08am

The widening political crisis in Italy sent stock prices falling around the world this week, though the market has begun to rebound. Rachel Martin talks with economic analyst Philip Suttle.

Federal Reserve Proposes Changes To Volcker Rule

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 4:08am

The Federal Reserve has voted to consider changes to the Volcker rule, which blocks banks from trying to make money with speculative investments.

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