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Social Media Outcry Helps To Get Stolen Cat Statue Returned

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 6:03am

In Istanbul, a cat was known for sitting on a stoop, reclining backwards as if nothing was wrong. When the cat died in August, it was memorialized with a statue. The stolen momento was brought back.

Jamaican Bobsled Team Stranded After Van Breaks Down

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 4:56am

David Schnerch came across the stranded team in Alberta, Canada, while he was running errands. He drove the team to Canada Olympic Park. The 1988 debut of the team inspired the movie Cool Runnings.

Facebook, Google Take Steps To Confront Fake News

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 4:08am

Facebook is under fire for fake news — articles that are not true, but go viral anyway — on its website. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says fake news isn't a problem, but Facebook is taking steps to block it.

Veteran Washington Journalist Gwen Ifill Dies At 61

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 4:08am

Gwen Ifill — host of Washington Week and PBS NewsHour — has died at age 61. She leaves a legacy as a pioneer among women and African-American journalists — and as a mentor to younger journalists.

Republicans Return To Capitol Hill After Tumultuous Election

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 4:08am

The lead up to the presidential election saw GOP congressional leaders in conflict with their nominee. After winning the White House and retaining control of the Senate and House, are they united?

Greece Welcomes Obama On Final Presidential Foreign Trip

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 4:08am

President Obama is making his first official visit to Greece. He'll also visit Germany and Peru. Obama says he will reassure U.S. allies that President-elect Donald Trump remains committed to them.

Army Corps Of Engineers Wants Further Study Of Dakota Access Pipeline

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 4:08am

Native Americans and supporters fighting the pipeline got a reprieve on Monday when the Army Corps of Engineers delayed a key decision on whether to let construction go ahead.

Former Pentagon Official Has A Change Of Heart Over Trump's Candidacy

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 4:08am

David Greene talks to Mary Beth Long, a senior Pentagon official during the George W. Bush administration, who signed a letter opposing Donald Trump's candidacy, and then changed her position.

Mexican Film Actress Lupita Tovar Dies At 106

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 4:08am

Lupita Tovar became a pioneer of Mexican cinema. Her career began in the silent film era. In 1931, she co-starred in Universal's Spanish-language version of Dracula.

Washington State Court Case: Religious Liberty Versus Anti-Discrimination

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 4:08am

The state's Supreme Court hears a case on Tuesday of a florist who refused service to a gay couple getting married. Her religious liberty claim conflicts with the state's non-discrimination laws.

Facebook, Google Take Steps To Confront 'Fake News'

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 4:08am

Facebook is under fire for fake news — articles that are not true, but go viral anyway — on the app. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says fake news is not a problem, but the company is taking steps to block it.

Immigration And Border Security Top President-Elect Trump's To-Do List

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 4:08am

Donald Trump told CBS he plans to build a barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border. Adding he's not going to round up all unauthorized immigrants as he vowed during the campaign — just the law breakers.

Displaced Iraqis In Mosul Look Forward To Reuniting With Relatives

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 4:08am

As families flee from the ISIS-held areas around the Iraqi city of Mosul, they're put in detention. Relatives who were displaced long ago crowd the other side of the fence trying to visit with them.

Howard Dean Wants To Lead The DNC Again; Has A 50-State Strategy

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 4:08am

The former Vermont governor is lobbying to be Democratic National Committee chairman, a position he held in the run-up to President Obama being elected. David Greene talks to Dean about his strategy.

Will Iran Deal Meet The Same Fate As A Past U.S.-North Korean Arms Deal?

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 3:45am

If Trump keeps his promise to do away with the Iran deal, it won't be the first time a Republican administration drops an arms deal inked by Democrats. Something similar happened under George W. Bush.

Assassin's Steak Tartare: Popular Detective Series Gets Its Own Cookbook

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 3:44am

The Yashim detective series features an intrepid sleuth chasing mysteries in 19th century Istanbul. He cooks while he puzzles over clues. Readers who clamored for the recipes have gotten their wish.

Who's Running The City Of Denver's Instagram Account?

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 5:48am

City officials aren't running the Instagram account but they would like to know who is. They're cool with the account — but they would like the person to stop linking to the city's website.

Ohio Mom's Cleaned Living Room Is Off Limits

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 5:03am

She got a head start cleaning for Thanksgiving. She tackled the living room and then taped up sign reading it was closed until Thanksgiving, and special permission was needed for her kids to use it.

Post-Election, Conversations About Race 'Sparked A New Sense Of Urgency'

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 4:00am

Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery talks about race in the Obama presidency and under President-elect Trump. Lowery was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team for reporting about police shootings.

Report: Juveniles Lack Legal Advice; Often Urged To Plead Guilty

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 4:00am

A report finds many juveniles accused of crimes never see a lawyer or receive ineffective legal advice. It finds if they do get an attorney, it is usually the least experienced or the most burned out.




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