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U.S. Announces Sanctions Against Russia In Response To Cyberattacks

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 4:02am

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota has been meeting with eastern European NATO allies. She talks to Rachel Martin about what the sanctions could mean for Russia's regional neighbors.

Teachers Are Stressed, And That Should Stress Us All

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 3:59am

When educators are buried under problems beyond their control — here's a solution: Get mindful.

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For The Man With A Thousand Sorries, Apologizing Became Second Nature

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 3:42am

For 15 years, Fred Taylor Jr. apologized for a living. It was a "sorry" job, but someone had to do it, and for Taylor it became a way of life.

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In Pro-Brexit English City, A Jobs Crisis Is Averted — But For How Long?

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 2:49am

The town of Sunderland, where jobs depend on a foreign employer, Nissan, voted resoundingly for Britain to leave the EU even though that could work against its economic interests.

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Canadian Man Rescues His Dog From Cougar's Grip

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 5:36am

The big cat had the husky named Sasha pinned down. William Gibb punched the cougar in the face. The cougar took some swings too, but Gibb won, and the dog got medical attention.

NYC Uber Driver Has A Gift For Making Green Lights

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 5:17am

Noah Forman bragged to the New York Daily News that on one 27-minute trip through Manhattan, he went through 240 consecutive green lights, no reds.

In A Massive City, This Bar Serves Up Diverse Drinks — To 8 People At A Time

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 4:11am

Bar Moju in Shanghai is tiny and only serves authentic concoctions created by its owner, Moe. To visit, you must make a reservation.

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Shanghai Bar Offers New Year's Revellers A Simple, Yet Award-Winning, Cocktail

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 4:11am

The bar Moju will be serving a drink called the Sakura. It's made with Botanist gin, Cointreau triple sec, a twist of lemon and the bright pink syrup of the cherry blossom flower, imported from Japan.

Ray Buckley Hopes To Lead Democrats As DNC Chairman

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 4:11am

Rachel Martin talks to New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley, who is among those vying to be Democratic National Committee chairman. Buckley has said the DNC requires "radical reform."

Syrian Doctor Reflects On Life After Leaving Aleppo

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 4:11am

David Greene talks to Rami Kalazi, who reflects on the destruction of his native city and life in Turkey, where he went after Syrian regime forces blocked the road to Aleppo and he couldn't get home.

Scientists Ponder If Our Universe Is The Only One That Exists

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 4:11am

We like to think our universe is unique but if there can be one, then why not more? Some thinkers worry that pondering the so-called multi-verse is more like philosophy, not science.

Kerry Rebukes Israeli Settlements, Defends Two-State Solution

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 4:11am

David Greene talks to analyst and former negotiator Aaron David Miller about John Kerry's speech, in which he defended the U.S. decision not to veto the U.N. resolution against Israeli settlements.

John Kerry Criticizes Israel's Construction Of Settlements In The West Bank

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 4:11am

Rachel Martin talks to Palestinian journalist Daoud Kuttab about Secretary of State John Kerry's speech defending the U.S. decision not to veto the U.N. resolution condemning Israeli settlements.

Russian Hack Adds To Quandary: How To Keep National Secrets In An Open Society

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 4:11am

Why is it so hard to make public the evidence that Russia was behind the election hacks? A look at the inherent challenge facing a secret spy service operating in a democracy.

2008 Bank Bailout Chief Has A Plan To Prevent The Need For Another One

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 4:11am

At 35, Neel Kashkari was in charge of the bank bailout program. He's now the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and has a plan to make future bank bailouts much less likely.

Obama Designates 2 New Monuments; Critics Want Trump To Undo It

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 4:11am

In the desert Southwest, the Obama administration has designated 2 new national monuments. The move preserves sites in Utah and Nevada. State and local politicians vow to fight the designations.

Remembering Debbie Reynolds With A Music Momment

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 4:11am

Morning Edition remembers Debbie Reynolds with a few bars of "You Are My Lucky Star" from Singin' In The Rain.

Debbie Reynolds Dies, One Day After The Death Of Her Daughter Carrie Fisher

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 4:11am

Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds has died at the age of 84. Reynolds had a celebrated career as a film actress - she was in the classic Singin' in the Rain and a TV, Broadway and Las Vegas star.

Record Number Of Migrants, Including Cubans, Head To U.S.

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 4:11am

The migrants traveled through Latin America in hopes of reaching the U.S.-Mexico border. Most were from Central America and Mexico, but a record number came from the Caribbean and even Africa.

How The Perceived 'War On Cops' Plays Into Politics And Policing

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 3:55am

Many cops believe they're being targeted. But while more officers were killed in ambushes, statistically it is a small number. Still, as one former cop says, pulling up a spreadsheet doesn't help.

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