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Time For A New Leader At Viacom, Former CEO Tom Freston Says

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 4:03am

The fight for control of Viacom is playing out like a soap opera. Ex-Viacom CEO Tom Freston says current CEO Philippe Dauman is running the company aground in an effort to prop up stock value.

Mourners From Far And Wide Honor Muhammad Ali At Muslim Prayer Service

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 4:03am

A Muslim prayer service to honor the life of Muhammad Ali was held on Thursday in Louisville, Kentucky — in the same building where he won his final hometown fight in 1961.

As His Campaign Winds Down, What Is Bernie Sanders' Next Move?

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep asks Larry Cohen, a former president of the Communications Workers Of America and a Sanders' adviser, about where they go from here now that Hillary Clinton is the presumptive nominee.

Presumed Democratic Nominee Clinton Picks Up Heavy Hitters' Endorsements

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 4:03am

President Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton on Thursday, after he met with her primary opponent Bernie Sanders. Clinton also was endorsed by Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Sanders To Work With Clinton But Plans To Compete In D.C.'s Primary

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 4:03am

Bernie Sanders pledged to work with Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump. But later on Thursday at his last rally of the primary season, he carried on as if determined to become the next president.

Why Are Prime-Age Workers Disappearing From The Job Market?

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 4:03am

Economists want to know why prime-age workers, people 25-54, aren't working. Mary Louise Kelly talks to David Wessel of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution.

Bangladeshi Authorities Probe Campaign To Silence Bloggers

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep talks to Geeta Anand, a correspondent with The New York Times, about the recent wave of blogger killings in Bangladesh, and revelations about those responsible for the murders.

Multiple Concerns Bog Down European Soccer Championship Host

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 4:03am

France hosts the month-long European soccer championship starting on Friday. The competition is second only to the World Cup. The event is beset by security concerns, flooding and a labor dispute.

Trump Is On The Right Track By Toning Down Rhetoric, Dole Says

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 4:03am

If there's one man who epitomizes the Republican establishment, it's former Senator Bob Dole. And yet as the GOP struggles with their presumptive nominee, Dole has fully endorsed him.

With Lending Club Disgraced, An Industry Looks For Lessons

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 3:41am

Lending Club, a leader in the peer-to-peer marketplace, is mired in scandal. The finance technology industry, known as FinTech, is dissecting what it means for online lending.

How Do You Say 'Gnarly' In Amharic? Ethiopia Gets Its First Skatepark

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 3:37am

The country hopes to cash in on the sport's global popularity. And the kids love doing flips and handstands.

Leslie Odom Jr.: 'I Want To Sing To The Moment That You're In'

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 3:36am

The Hamilton actor speaks with Mary Louise Kelly about the Tony Awards, breaking through in his 30s and releasing his first album for the second time.

Street Name Changed To Honor Penguin's Goalie Matt Murray

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 5:53am

The Pittsburgh Penguins could win the Stanley Cup trophy Thursday night if they beat the San Jose Sharks. In the meantime, Murray Ave. has been renamed Matt Murray Ave. to honor the team's goalie.

While Shepherd Sleeps, Sheep Overrun Spanish City

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 5:44am

Police in Huesca rounded up the sheep and delivered them back to the shepherd — before he even knew they were missing.

GOP Rep. Cole Comments On Presumptive Nominee Donald Trump

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

David Greene talks to GOP Congressman Tom Cole of Oklahoma about the impact of Donald Trump on party unity.

'Invention Of Russia' Chronicles The Fall Of The USSR To Today

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

Arkady Ostrovsky talks to Mary Louise Kelly about his new book, The Invention of Russia, which looks back on the 25 years from the fall of the Soviet Union to Putin's Russia today.

With Clinton The Presumptive Nominee, Sanders Mulls Next Step

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to former Sen. Paul Kirk, a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders, about Sanders' options now that it appears Hillary Clinton will be the one to face off against Donald Trump.

Why A Silicon Valley Billionaire Wants To Put Gawker Out Of Business

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

Gawker's Nick Denton is at the eye of the storm as his media company faces legal threats financed by a Silicon Valley billionaire.

Union Voters In Ohio Are Not Satisfied With The Choice: Clinton Or Trump

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

Trade is a motivating issue for many union members, and Donald Trump has made that a hallmark of his campaign rhetoric. That's weighing on the minds of union voters, even long-time Democrats.

Trial To Start For Another Police Officer Charged In Freddie Gray Case

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

The Baltimore officer facing the most serious charges in the death of Freddie Gray goes on trial on Thursday. Caesar Goodson drove the van in which Gray apparently suffered a fatal spinal injury.




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