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3 ... 2 ... 1 ... Beeeep! Your Microwave's 50th Anniversary Is Ready

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 4:07am

No self-respecting cook would admit to using the food-nuker for anything more than heating up last night's pasta, but it's hard to deny the influence this little machine has had on American life.

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Your Apartment Is Flooded But The Rent Is Still Due

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 6:26am

Friday is the first of the month, which means the rent is due — even for thousands of Houstonians who are living in evacuation centers or flooded-out apartments.

Mayor Of Port Arthur, Texas, On Flooding In His City

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 6:25am

Mary Louise Kelly talks with Mayor Derrick Freeman of Port Arthur, Texas, which is east of Houston and has experienced flooding as well.

Publicly Admit You're Fired And Get A Free Burger

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:26am

Burger King says if you publicly admit on LinkedIn that you've been fired, you'll get a free burger. They're calling it "Whopper Severance."

Prince's Sister Says 'The Purple One' Had A Favorite Color: Orange

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:22am

The sister of the late musician Prince told the Evening Standard that Prince's favorite color was ... orange. Prince was known for his song "Purple Rain" and was called "The Purple One."

News Brief: Houston Update, DACA, Kenyan Court Calls For New Election

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:13am

Some waters have receded in Houston and some people have returned to their homes, or what's left of them. Also, an update on the status of the DACA program for immigrants.

A Father To His Son: 'I Know What It's Like' Living With Tourette's Syndrome

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:13am

Josh Hanagarne has an extreme form of Tourette's syndrome, where his tics — or involuntary movements and sounds — have been so severe, they've put him in the hospital.

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Louisiana's Hurricane Preparedness

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:13am

Louisiana is better prepared for massive storms compared to when Hurricane Katrina hit 12 years ago. Dr. Rebekah Gee, Louisiana's health secretary, talks with Rachel Martin about lessons learned.

Trump Faces A Deadline For DACA Decision

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:13am

On Tuesday, President Trump faces a deadline set by 10 state Republican attorneys general to end the Obama-era Deferred Action On Childhood Arrivals program, better-known as DACA.

Why China Is Going After A Billionaire In The U.S.

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:13am

Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui lives in New York City, but his reach into China's politics has him at odds with the ruling Communist Party. Chinese prosecutors have been building a case against him.

Macron Pushes Changes To French Labor Laws

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:13am

President Emmanuel Macron has touched the third rail of French politics, by wanting to overhaul France's rigid labor code. He wants to give employers more flexibility to hire and fire employees.

Beaumont, Texas, Is Without Running Water

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:13am

Beaumont, Texas, a city of 120,000 people, is without running water after flooding knocked out the city's water supply. Residents are coming to grips with the enormous recovery ahead of them.

Joys And Challenges Of Marriage In 'Black Love'

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:13am

A documentary series about black married life debuts on the Oprah Winfrey Network Saturday. It shows the ups and downs of marriage.

What A North Korean Soldier Had To Say

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:13am

When author Jieun Baek visited the tense demilitarized zone that separates North and South Korea, she unexpectedly struck up a conversation with a North Korean military officer.

An Industrial Giant Returns To Pittsburgh

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:13am

Aluminum maker Alcoa is coming back home to Pittsburgh after moving its headquarters to New York for the last several years.

How Technology Helped Rescuers

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:13am

New technology has played a crucial role in the Houston rescue efforts, as volunteers could communicate to find those in need.

Russia And U.S. Order Each Other To Close Diplomatic Posts

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:13am

The U.S. has downsized its diplomatic presence in Russia as demanded by Moscow. Now, the U.S. is demanding that Russia close down its consulate in San Francisco in a "spirit of parity."

Kenyan Court Calls For New Election

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:13am

Kenya's Supreme Court has annulled Kenya's recent presidential election won by incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta, and says the country must hold a new election in 60 days.

Fire Reported At Chemical Plant In Crosby, Texas

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:09am

There is a fire at a chemical plant in Crosby, Texas. The plant is flooded and is not able to cool the volatile chemicals stored there. Ailsa Chang talks to Al Ortiz of Houston Public Media.

Wells Fargo Uncovers 1.4 Million More Fake Accounts

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 10:20am

Wells Fargo has found 3.5 million potential fake accounts in an internal review, up from 2.1 million fake accounts the company initially identified.

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