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17-Year-Old Asks Emma Stone To Prom

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 4:07am

A 17-year-old student in Arizona recreated the opening scene from the movie La La Land and used the song to ask the actress Emma Stone to prom.

The Coal Museum Switches To Solar

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 4:07am

The Kentucky Coal Museum depicts "the lives that revolve around the coal industry." But WYMT reports they now get their power from solar panels, because it's cheaper.

Morning News Brief: Trump Orders Syria Airstrikes, Hosts Chinese President

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 4:07am

President Trump says he ordered strikes against a Syrian air base in response to a chemical weapons attack ordered by Bashar Assad. Also, Trump met with China's President Xi Jinping.

Trump Backer Says Put Jobs First

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 4:07am

With strong jobs numbers out this week, the conservative blogger Chris Buskirk tells Steve Inskeep that President Trump should put issues of wage and job growth front and center in his administration.

Doctor Who Treated Attack Victims Says Evidence Points To Sarin Gas

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 4:07am

A chemical attack in the northern Syrian province of Idlib killed scores of civilians. Doctor Abdulhai Tennari treated some of the survivors and described what he saw.

Republicans Change Rules To Clear Gorsuch Confirmation

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 4:07am

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set a new precedent that will ease the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch. Lawmakers are also reacting to President Trump's airstrikes in Syria.

Trump's Options After Syria Airstrike

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 4:07am

President Trump announced that he ordered airstrikes on a Syrian air base after a chemical attack. Retired Lt. Gen David Deptula tells Rachel Martin about the military options President Trump has now.

Mexican Actress Kate Del Castillo On Making 'Ingobernable'

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 4:07am

Mexican actress Kate del Castillo, whose career was sidelined after she met with drug lord "El Chapo" Guzman, stars in a new Netflix series. She plays a first lady who takes on corruption.

Trump Orders Syria Strikes In Change Of Policy

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 4:07am

President Trump ordered a missile strike on a Syrian airfield where the U.S. says planes used in a chemical weapons attack originated. It's a change in policy after espousing nonintervention abroad.

Advertisers Back Away From Bill O'Reilly

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 4:07am

Advertisers are pulling out of Bill O'Reilly's show on Fox News after O'Reilly paid out millions to settle sexual harassment suits. Some women employees there are distressed he is still on the air.

U.S. Launches Airstrikes At Syrian Air Base

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 4:07am

The U.S. launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian military air base in what President Trump called a response to a chemical attack on civilians by the regime of Bashar Assad.

Hungary Forces Asylum Seekers To Border Camp

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 4:07am

Hungary is sending all people seeking asylum to a camp on its border with Serbia to temporarily live in converted shipping containers. Hungary's government says it's to keep out terrorists.

Venezuela's Bread Wars: With Food Scarce, Government Accuses Bakers Of Hoarding

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 4:07am

Authorities control flour, and bakers say there isn't enough. But officials say bakers are diverting flour to more profitable brownies and trying to bring down the government.

(Image credit: Wil Riera/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

In The Senate, A Showdown Over A Rule Change

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 10:58am

The Senate is facing a major change to how it considers Supreme Court nominees Thursday morning, as it debates Neil Gorsuch's path to the high court.

Nunes Steps Down From Russia Election-Meddling Investigation

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 10:48am

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has stepped down from his committee's investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election.

Trump Says Chemical Attack In Syria Crosses Many Lines

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 6:28am

Rachel Martin talks to Michele Flournoy, undersecretary of defense in the Obama administration, about whether Trump has a clear Syria strategy. Flournoy heads the Center for a New American Security.

States Find Other Execution Methods After Difficulties With Lethal Injection

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 6:07am

Nationwide, the number and pace of executions are down, but states are looking at alternative, previous methods after restrictions have increased making the drugs for lethal injection hard to obtain.

(Image credit: Nevada Department of Corrections via AP)

Activists Plan 'Tax Day' Marches Calling For Release Of Trump's Taxes

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:19am

As tax day approaches, Democratic activists are calling on President Trump to release his taxes. On April 15, critics are planning anti-Trump tax marches across the country.

(Image credit: Susan Walsh/AP)

The Canadian Couple Who Won The Lottery 3 Times

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

Barbara and Douglas Fink of Edmonton, Alberta won the lottery in 1989, 2010 and now in 2017. They say they'll use the money to help their children and grandchildren.

Britney Spears Is Causing Big Changes In Israeli Politics

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

Israel's Labor Party moved its election date because it coincided with a Britney Spears concert in Tel Aviv. They said they feared extra traffic and a lack of enough security guards for both events.




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