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Heavy Rain, Flooding Expected After Alberto Roars Ashore

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 4:03am

Alberto, which was downgraded to a sub-tropical storm, came ashore west of Panama City, Fla., Monday. Two journalists from Greenville, S.C., were killed when their vehicle was hit by a falling tree.

What Has The Unrest In Gaza Meant For Palestinians?

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 4:03am

Two weeks after the wave of protests and deadly clashes at the Israeli border, many Gazans are wounded and feeling like the demonstrations didn't bring any tangible benefits.

Documentary Reflects On Horrific Night In Paris When 130 People Died

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 4:03am

The world was stunned in November of 2015 when terrorists struck sites around Paris, leaving 130 people dead. November 13, a three-part Netflix documentary, is out this week.

Why It's Difficult For Viruses To Turn In To Deadly Pandemics

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 4:03am

Zika, bird flu, West Nile virus, Nipah: The world is constantly being warned of a new disease that threatens to wipe out humanity, and then it doesn't. Why?

Morning News Brief

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 4:03am

President Trump travels Monday to Nashville, Tenn., where a crucial Senate race is taking shape. A former CIA officer goes on trial accused of passing national defense secrets to China's government.

Soul Queen Irma Thomas Becomes A Doctor

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 3:56am

Thomas earned the title of the Soul Queen of New Orleans three decades ago. Earlier this month, she added the title of doctor to her name thanks to Tulane University.

(Image credit: Sally Asher)

Ahead Of Midterms, Both Parties Talk To Voters About Health Care

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 6:17am

Four years ago, Republicans went into midterms focused on dismantling the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. Democrats now believe the health care issue could boost them to victory in November.

If The U.S.-North Korea Summit Holds, What's On The Table?

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 6:16am

Steve Inskeep talks to Suzanne DiMaggio, a senior fellow at the New America think tank, who helped to broker informal talks last year between the Trump administration and North Korea.

New York Woman Officiates Hospital Wedding While In Labor

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 5:39am

A woman in labor and her fiancé wanted to get married before the baby arrived. A woman ordained with the Universal Life Church was in the hospital at the same time — she was also in labor.

Weezer Covers Toto Song But Not The One Fans Wanted

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 4:49am

For over a year, fans have been trying to get the band to cover "Africa" by Toto. Weezer did decide to cover a Toto song but went with "Rosanna" instead.

South Africa Rejoins The Commonwealth

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 4:02am

Years after Robert Mugabe, then-president of Zimbabwe, quit the commonwealth in anger over criticism of his leadership, the new president has applied to rejoin the group of mainly ex-British colonies.

Cryptocurrency Miners Make Big Promises In Small Towns

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 4:02am

Massena, N.Y., has hemorrhaged factory jobs over the past decade. Now, digital currency mining firms have come to town, promising jobs and investment.

(Image credit: David Sommerstein/NCPR)

As Zimbabwe Prepares For Elections, It Seeks To Rejoin The Commonwealth

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 4:02am

Years after Robert Mugabe, then-president of Zimbabwe, quit the commonwealth in anger over criticism of his leadership, the new leader has applied to rejoin the group of mainly ex-British colonies.

Chicago Debates If Civilian Groups Should Oversee Police

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 4:02am

Overhauling police has been a critical issue for more than two years after the release of a video which showed a white Chicago police officer shooting and killing a black teenager.

USC President Steps Down After A Series Of Scandals

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 4:02am

Rachel Martin talks to Los Angeles Times reporter Harriet Ryan about the latest scandal that involves a campus gynecologist accused of abusing patients for decades.

U.S.-North Korean Officials Meet, State Department Says

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 4:02am

Since President Trump called off the June 12th summit with North Korea last week, both countries have said the meeting could still happen. There has been no announcement that the summit is back on.

MeToo Movement Transforms New Season Of 'Arrested Development'

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 4:02am

The series returns to Netflix Tuesday with co-star Jeffrey Tambor, despite reports of his bullying behavior, and sexual misconduct allegations that led to his firing from Amazon's Transparent.

Truckers' Strike In Brazil Cripples The Country

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 4:02am

A strike by truckers in Brazil has brought Latin America's largest economy to a halt. The strike has been going on for more than a week.

Why Home Prices And Mortgage Interest Rates Are Rising

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 4:02am

The housing market continues to show signs of recovery, 10 years after its devastating crash. Rachel Martin talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution.

Morning News Brief: U.S. Officials Travel To Korean DMZ

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 4:02am

The State Department says the delegation was there meeting with North Korean officials preparing for a possible summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

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