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Ripple Effects: Will The Brexit Vote Lead To The Break Up Of The U.K.?

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:49am

Scotland voted strongly to stay in the European Union, while England and Wales led the successful campaign to exit. Now, some Scots want to rerun their 2014 referendum on independence from Britain.

Ripple Effects: Will The Brexit Vote Lead To The Break Up Of The UK?

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:49am

Scotland voted strongly to stay in the European Union, while England and Wales led the successful campaign to exit. Now, some Scots want to rerun their 2014 referendum on independence from Britain.

Dine Like A Soviet Spy: Old KGB Haunt Opens Its Doors Again

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:48am

Soviet-era movie stars, cosmonauts and, yes, intelligence agents once socialized at Aragvi over chicken tabaka and Georgian wine. Now the restaurant has reopened for regular diners.

For Heptathlete Sharon Day-Monroe, It's Seven Events With Just One Goal

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:23am

She's already been to the Olympics twice and been a U.S. champion several times over. But at 31, Day-Monroe knows this may be her last shot at an Olympic medal.

FBI Director: Evidence Against Clinton Points To Carelessness, Not Criminality

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 11:17am

FBI Director James Comey announced that the agency is wrapping up its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state — and recommends against any charges.

NASA's Juno Space Probe Tweets Followers On Earth

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 6:18am

Early Tuesday morning, the probe reached Jupiter's obit after a 540-mile journey. One of its tweets read: I'm ready to unlock your secrets, #Jupiter. Deal with it.

Army Veteran Saves Bald Eagle Tangled In Rope

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 6:07am

The national bird was hanging 75 feet up a tree in rural Minnesota. Using a rifle and 150 rounds, Jason Galvin shot out the four inches of rope that trapped the bird.

Life-Size Noah's Ark To Open Amid A Flood Of Skepticism

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

A replica of Noah's Ark opens in Williamstown, Kentucky, this week. The group behind Ark Encounter and many local officials say it will be an economic boon to the area, but some locals are skeptical.

Lawmakers Return To Washington With Contentious Issues On Their Plates

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

Congress is back after their July 4th break and a after a full throated protest by Democrats over gun control. But they also are under increasing pressure to provide funding to fight Zika before they leave for their summer breaks.

Obama's Years: Road Trip Obama School

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

As part of a radio documentary — "Obama's Years" — Steve Inskeep traveled the country asking Americans how their lives have changed over nearly eight years. This excerpt features his visit to Barack Obama Elementary School in St. Louis, Missouri.

The State Of The War In Afghanistan

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

The Afghan war is in its 15th year, but nothing like victory or even resolution appears in sight. U.S. forces continue to help Afghan troops battle back the Taliban, but the security situation remains uncertain at best. Our team has just returned from a fateful reporting trip to Afghanistan.

World's A Stage: Beer Garden

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

Beer and polka. That's a longstanding combination in Milwaukee. And enjoying it in a city park is what people do on a summer evening. We visit one beer garden as part of Morning Edition's summer series: "The World's a Stage."

Brexit Could Threaten England's Tech Status

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

London-based tech companies face the uncertainty of the coming exit from the European Union. Many worry about less investment and less access to the talent they need to grow. Some may just leave.

Baghdad Still Reeling From Sunday's Devastating Truck Bomb

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

ISIS claimed responsibility for the deadly truck bombing in Iraq during the early hours of Sunday morning. The attack comes as the extremists are losing ground on the battlefield.

Ex-ABC News Exec Transitions To The Anchor Desk At Bloomberg

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

David Westin was president of ABC News for nearly 16 years and often tangled with his anchors. Now he's the anchor of the morning show on Bloomberg TV and is learning how much he really didn't know.

It's Been 20 Years Since The Spice Girls Have Been Spicing Up Our Lives

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

Renee Montagne and David Greene remember 20 years ago, when the Spice Girls released their debut single in Europe.

'Like Water For Chocolate' Author Is Out With A Crime Thriller

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

The book has just been published in English. It's set in modern-day Mexico, complete with political corruption, organized crime and the struggles of modern women in Mexican culture.

Historic Shifts In Public Opinion Made Election Firsts Possible In Taiwan

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

In May, Taiwan inaugurated its first female president. It was also the first time that a political party founded on Taiwan, and not Mainland China, won full control of both the executive and legislative branches of government. What public opinion shifts made those firsts possible?

Misty Snow Aims To Be The Nation's First Transgender Senator

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

David Greene talks to Misty Snow, one of two transgender women running for Congress. Snow faces incumbent Senator Mike Lee of Utah in the general election.

Venezuela Is In Crisis. Its Economy Is In A Tailspin

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 4:03am

The South American country is experiencing widespread shortages of food and medicine, along with rolling power blackouts. All of which have sparked rioting and large anti-government protests.

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