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Political Obstacles May Hinder Retaking Of 2 ISIS Holdouts

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

As Iraqi forces move into Mosul, they face resistance from ISIS fighters. In Syria, local forces have started an operation to recapture Raqqa, the defacto capital of ISIS.

Trump Names Priebus Chief Of Staff; Bannon Chief Strategist

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

President-elect Donald Trump announced two top people for his White House team. He has also given his first extended sit-down interview since being elected president. He talked to CBS's 60 Minutes.

Author Of 'They Can't Kill Us All' Discusses Race And Police Shootings

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.

Head Of National Book Foundation Encourages Young People To Read More

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

The National Book Awards are coming up and the foundation that runs them has a new director. Lisa Lucas is young, female and African-American. She's hoping to make reading fun for other young people.

Trump Administration To Put Economic Issues On the Front Burner

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

As Donald Trump begins his transition into the White House, David Greene talks to Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Peter Morici of the University of Maryland.

Ex-Israeli Spy Chief Watches To See How Trump's Presidency Evolves

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

President-elect Donald Trump will have to establish his own relationships with foreign leaders. To explore what that means for Israel, David Greene talks to former Israel spy chief Efraim Halevy.

Anti-Trump Protesters Keep Up Demonstrations Over The Weekend

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

Protesters took to the streets in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Chicago and New York — as well as other cities. More protests are scheduled for Monday.

As President-Elect, Trump Dials Down The Bravado

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

David Greene talks to Chris Buskirk, publisher of the conservative blog "American Greatness," about how Trump's style of communication will change as he transitions from candidate to president.

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Legend Leon Russell Dies At 74

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

Russell was one of the best-known musicians of the1960s and 70s — a member of the famed "Wrecking Crew" studio musicians. His career was revived by Eton John in 2010.

'Minibrains' Could Help Drug Discovery For Zika And For Alzheimer's

Sun, 11/13/2016 - 5:01pm

Each lab-grown cluster of human cells fits on a pin's head, but contains some of the cell types and circuitry of a real brain. The structures already are offering insights into how Zika attacks.

Safety Of Painkiller Celebrex Affirmed In New Study

Sun, 11/13/2016 - 3:46pm

A large study alleviates concerns that Celebrex boosts the risk for heart attacks and strokes as much as Vioxx. But the findings raise some concerns about prescription doses of ibuprofen and naproxen.

Hiker Meets Hillary Clinton Walking Through New York Woods

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 6:22am

Margot Gerster was hiking through the woods in Chappaqua when she ran into someone else doing the same thing: Hillary Clinton. She was thrilled to get a photo taken with Hillary by Bill.

A Nation Divided Over When Holiday Displays Should Be Set Up

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 5:03am

Some people say Christmas songs and decorations come out too soon — others feel they can't come soon enough. Like it or not, they're here.

What Does Trump's Victory Mean For NATO?

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

The president-elect called the alliance "obsolete" and said European countries weren't paying their share. This has created hand-wringing in the bedrock institution of Western security.

Trump Questioned NATO's Relevance. Will His Administration Intervene?

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

The head of NATO says he's looking forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump. In July, candidate Trump questioned whether the U.S. would maintain its commitments to the organization.

After Clinton's Loss, Rep. Grijalva Says Democrats Need To Rework Message

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

Renee Montagne talks to Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva about the impact on the Democratic Party of Hillary Clinton's loss to Donald Trump. He was a Bernie Sanders supporter before rallying behind Clinton.

Trump Begins Transition By Visting The White House, Capitol Hill

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

After spending months on the campaign trail blasting Washington and the government, President-elect Donald Trump is preparing to take the reins. He met with President Obama and congressional leaders.

100 Years Ago, The First Woman Was Elected To The U.S. House

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first female lawmaker elected to Congress. By the time she arrived in Washington to begin serving her term, her accomplishment was well publicized.

Post Election: Can Divided Religious Leaders Heal A Divided Nation?

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

After a campaign unprecedented in its divisiveness and partisanship, faith leaders face great challenges in any effort to promote reconciliation and healing.

Veterans Hope President-Elect Trump Will Continue To Focus On Their Issues

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 4:11am

Renee Montagne talks with Paul Reickhoff, founder and CEO of the nonprofit group, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, about what a Donald Trump presidency means for veterans.




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