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Former Diplomat Joel Wit On U.S.-North Korea Talks

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 9:47am

A top North Korean official is traveling to the U.S., indicating talks between Kim Jong Un and President Trump may be back on. Ex-diplomat Joel Wit tells us what the resumption of talks may portend.

Diplomatic Moves Edge U.S.-North Korea Summit Closer To Reality

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 6:51am

The former head of North Korean military intelligence is traveling to New York to discuss a summit, according to President Trump.

Trial To Start For Ex-CIA Officer Accused Of Passing Secrets

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 6:21am

Kevin Patrick Mallory is charged with passing national defense secrets to the Chinese government. He's worked for the U.S. government for more than 30 years and speaks fluent Chinese.

Efforts Are Moving Forward For A U.S. Summit With North Korea

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 6:20am

President Trump says a North Korean diplomat is bound for New York. It's the latest sign that the on-again-off-again meeting with North Korea's leader maybe on again.

Sherman Works On Unblocking 49er Fans He'd Blocked On Twitter

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 5:47am

Richard Sherman used to play for the Seahawks but he's now with the 49ers, and he's doing damage control. Over the weekend, he sent a tweet about unblocking 49er fans he'd blocked.

The Makers Of 'Sesame Street' Move To Protect The Brand

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 5:04am

They've sued the people behind the trailer for Melissa McCarthy's film: The Happytime Murders. She's a detective working with a puppet. Can the tagline get away with: No Sesame. All Street?

Post Shooting: Classes To Resume At Santa Fe High School

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

Students at Santa Fe High School return to class Tuesday for the first time since the shooting earlier this month. Rachel Martin talks to Cissy Perez, a member of the Texas School Safety Center Board, about efforts to curb gun violence in schools.

K-Pop Hits No. 1 In The U.S.

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

The Korean pop band BTS scores its first No. 1 album in the U.S. — debuting at the top of the charts with "Love Yourself: Tear." It's the first mostly-foreign language album to hit No. 1 in 12 years.

9 Years After Gadhafi's Ouster, Libya Remains Engulfed In Civil War

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

Nine years after the Arab Spring brutally ousted dictator Moammar Gadhafi, Libya remains engulfed in civil war. Rachel Martin talks to former Ambassador Ryan Crocker about how Libya remains pivotal despite being sunk in chaos.

Following Up On 1,500 Missing Immigrant Children In The U.S.

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

Reports in recent days have raised alarms that the U.S. has lost track of more than one thousand immigrant children. Former Obama administration official, Cecilia Munoz <>, untangles the complicated backstory to these reports, and offers her thoughts about the current policy of the Trump administration around the children of migrants.

Police Are Being Used To Exclude Black People From Public Places

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

It's happening more: minorities are deemed suspicious by a white person who then calls police. Experts say that echoes a past that excluded blacks from public spaces but now it's done with police.

Deadline Looms For U.S. To Decide Whether Allies Face Tariffs

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

Steve Inskeep talks to R. Michael Gadbaw, a former attorney for the office of the U.S. Trade Representative, about the Trump administration's recent moves concerning tariffs and trade.

Scientists Use Lasers To Map Ancient City In Jordan

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

It's a technique that is revolutionizing archeology, and shows that the ancient site is under threat from the expanding modern city around it. The ancient city of Jerash is world famous.

After Historic Vote, Ireland Moves Forward To Repeal Abortion Ban

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

Two thirds of the nation voted to repeal the 8th amendment to its constitution, which banned abortion. Rachel Martin talks to Fintan O'Toole, a columnist for The Irish Times.

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.

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