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Trial To Start For Another Police Officer Charged In Freddie Gray Case

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

The Baltimore officer facing the most serious charges in the death of Freddie Gray goes on trial on Thursday. Caesar Goodson drove the van in which Gray apparently suffered a fatal spinal injury.

If Elected President, Would Trump Put His Investments In A Blind Trust?

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

Most presidents have tried to avoid conflicts by putting their investments in a blind trust. That only works for paper wealth, but Donald Trump wouldn't be like past presidents.

Journalist Says Supporters Of Philippine President-Elect Threaten Her Online

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

David Greene talks to journalist Raissa Robles about President-elect Dutert's comments that some journalists, who were killed deserved to die, and what the comment means to Philippine press freedom.

Teen Listener Presents His Version Of The 'Morning Edition' Theme

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

The theme submitted by 16-year-old Curtis Sun of Cincinnati, Ohio, has an ethereal, ambient feel and looks back to the 35th anniversary celebration of Morning Edition.

Ex-CIA Spy Says She Is To Be Extradited To Italy To Serve Prison Sentence

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to former CIA agent Sabrina de Sousa, who was convicted in absentia of having a role in the extraordinary rendition of an Islamist from a Milan street in 2003.

Not Always A 'Thunderbolt': The Evolution Of LGBT Rights Under Obama

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:02am

Much has changed during the Obama administration — including the legalization of same-sex marriage. The president praised that Supreme Court decision, but activists have not always applauded him.

Bashar Assad's Defiance Points To A Syrian Peace Effort In Tatters

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 3:48am

The Syrian president says he'll take back "every inch" of his ravaged country. It's the latest sign that U.S. efforts to find a diplomatic resolution are failing.

This Med School Teaches Health Policy Along With The Pills

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 3:47am

First-year medical students are usually busy studying lots of basic science and medicine. One medical school is making a point of schooling them on how health care delivery affects their patients.

Legal Medical Abortions Are Up In Texas, But So Are DIY Pills From Mexico

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 3:46am

Women seeking an abortion in restrictive Texas now often pick the medical version, thanks to FDA rules making it easier. Others seek cheaper pills in Mexico, and aren't getting guidance from a doctor.

Fossils Suggest That Island Life Shrank Our 'Hobbit' Relatives

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 5:39pm

Scientists say tiny bones dating back 700,000 years on the Indonesian island of Flores shine new light on how these mysterious, 3-foot-tall creatures got that way.

Monkey Knocks Out Power Across Kenya

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 6:03am

A monkey took a fall right on top of a transformer at a power station. This tripped the transformer and caused a blackout. The monkey is fine, being cared for by the Kenya Wildlife Service.

Bretagne, Last Known Sept. 11 Search Dog, Dies At 16

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:59am

The golden retriever was euthanized Monday in Texas. Searching through the rubble of ground zero was her first deployment as a search and rescue dog.

Clinton Breaks Glass Ceiling, Claims Party's Presidential Nomination

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

Hillary Clinton marked the historic moment as she became the first female presumptive nominee of a major American political party. And she delivered her speech from a hall with a glass ceiling.

The Party Of Nelson Mandela Struggles To Attract New Voters

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

South Africa has been a de facto one-party state since the end of apartheid in 1994. But the ruling African National Congress is losing support among South Africa's youth.

Where Do Democrats Stand As Far As Unifying The Party?

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

The president is eager to endorse Hillary Clinton but Bernie Sanders fights on. David Greene and Renee Montagne talk to Clinton supporter Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Raul Grijalva, who backs Sanders.

Was It Worth It For Lesotho To Sell Its Water To South Africa?

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

What happens when a country decides to sell its water then hits a drought? Our Planet Money team takes us to a country in Africa that might have given away its most valuable resource.

NHL Final Round Standouts: Penguins' Sidney Crosby, Sharks' Joel Ward

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

David Greene talks to Hemal Jhaveri, a writer with the USA Today sports blog — For The Win — about two of the most interesting players in this year's final round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs.

After Tuesday's Primaries, Bernie Sanders Presses On

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

Bernie Sanders has vowed to stay in the race, despite Hillary Clinton claiming the Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders' supporters reject the idea that Clinton has won the nomination.

Trump Pivots Toward A Presidential Image In Primary Results Speech

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

Donald Trump finds himself in a head-to-head race for the presidency with Hillary Clinton. Renee Montagne talks to writer Roger Simon about what to expect from the Trump campaign.

'Curious George' Learns How American-Muslims Celebrate Ramadan

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

Curious George has celebrated Christmas, welcomed Easter and marked the eight days of Hanukkah. And now, the iconic little monkey is curious about another world faith: Islam.

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