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Wisconsin's Supreme Court Justice Race Receives National Attention

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 4:03am

A normally obscure race for the officially nonpartisan Wisconsin Supreme Court has become a highly charged and polarized election. Candidates on both sides have brought the president into the contest.

Trump's Caravan Tweet Draws Attention To Mexico's Migrant Policies

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 4:03am

President Trump says Mexico doesn't do enough to stop the movement of migrants from Central America. We examine Mexico's approach to the issue.

Midterm Conundrum: How Do Democrats Connect With Voters?

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 4:03am

Democrats are looking to make a comeback. Rachel Martin talks with Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii about the party's plans and strategy as the races for the 2018 midterm elections heat up.

Morning News Brief

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 4:03am

Mexico's government announced plans for the "caravans" of migrants that caught President Trump's attention. And, the presidents of three Baltic states meet with Trump, looking for security assurances.

Notre Dame Women's Basketball Team Wins National Championship

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 6:52am

Steve Inskeep talks to head coach Muffet McGraw about Sunday night's victory over Mississippi State, 61-58, that came down to one 3-point shot that beat the buzzer.

Ethiopia Bans All Foreign Adoptions

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 6:30am

The move was sparked by the death of an Ethiopian girl at the hands of her adoptive parents in Seattle. Critics say the new policy may mean more Ethiopian children living in the streets.

Trump's Been Tweeting About DACA. What's That Mean For People In Limbo?

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 6:26am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas about the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program also known as DACA.

Carnival Cruise Gives Teen Free Vacation For His Snapchat Handle

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 6:21am

Darian Lipscomb, 15, of Prospect, Va., loves Carnival Cruise so much that his Snapchat handle is @carnivalcruise. The company wanted the handle for itself. It of the teen and his family a free trip.

April Fools' Joke May Have Backfired On Jacksonville Jaguars

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 5:28am

As part of a joke, the NFL team posted a photo of new uniforms. Dozens of fans replied they liked the fake uniforms. For real, the team is supposed to unveil new uniforms later this month.

Steven Bochco Dies At 74. Created 'Hill Street Blues,' 'NYPD Blue'

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 4:06am

Television writer and producer Steven Bochco has died at the age of 74. Bochco was responsible for a number of hit TV shows, including: "Doogie Howser, M.D.," "Hill Street Blues" and "L.A. Law."

After Mistrial, Bill Cosby's Second Trial Begins Monday

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 4:06am

It's take two for Bill Cosby's criminal sexual assault trial. This time, there's a new jury, new defense team, new evidence and a new era of accountability for men accused of sexual misconduct.

State Department Freezes Millions Promised For Syria Fund

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 4:06am

The State Department is freezing more than $200 million in recovery funds for Syria, just a month and a half after the money was promised by departing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Can President Trump Win A War With Amazon?

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 4:06am

President Trump is picking a fight with Amazon. Steve Inskeep talks to "Forbes" magazine contributor Pamela Danziger about why it might be a battle he can't win.

Oklahoma Teachers Set To Walk Out Over Pay Dispute

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 4:06am

Oklahoma teachers may strike despite a five percent pay increase. Their salaries rank 49th in the U.S. Rachel Martin talks to Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers.

As Predicted, Chinese Space Lab Falls From The Sky

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 4:06am

A defunct Chinese space station was mostly burned up in the earth's atmosphere before landing in the the South Pacific Sunday.

Trade Dispute: China Retaliates By Slapping Tariffs On U.S. Products

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 4:06am

China has raised tariffs on a number of U.S. products as a retaliatory measure after the U.S. announced its own tariffs.

Trump's Plan To Roll Back Fuel Standards Could Face Hurdles

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 4:06am

The Environmental Protection Agency appears set to weaken fuel efficiency standards. The move could lead to another legal battle with California.

Israel Rejects An Investigation Into Gaza Border Violence

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 4:06am

Israel says it won't investigate the deaths of more than a dozen Palestinians who were killed by Israeli troops last week on the Gaza border.

Morning News Brief

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 4:06am

President Trump threatens to pull out of NAFTA because Mexico is doing very little to stop migrants passing through to the U.S. And, China has retaliated — slapping tariffs on 128 U.S. products.

In Florida, Cities Challenge State On Gun Regulation Laws

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 4:06am

Florida law doesn't just ban local governments from regulating guns, it threatens to fine and remove from office any local officials who do so.

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