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Kenya Opposition Presidential Candidate Refuses To Give Up

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

Raila Odinga lost two elections, but he says there was fraud. To protest, he's holding his own swearing-in ceremony Tuesday. The government refuses to allow broadcasters to show the event on TV.

U.S. Military Auditor Suggests The Afghan War Is Still At A Stalemate

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

Steve Inskeep talks to John F. Sopko, special inspector general for Afghan Reconstruction, about his latest report. It suggests that the war is still at a stalemate, with signs of continued decline in Afghan government control.

German Automakers Tested Emissions On Live Subjects

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

The automakers acknowledged they used a research institute whose tests exposed monkeys and people to toxic diesel fumes. This follows various emissions cheating scandals, most notably involving VW.

Sen. Sanders Wants Trump To Apologize For Trying To Divide The Nation

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

David Greene talks to Sen. Bernie Sanders, an Independent from Vermont, about what he hopes to hear in President Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Examining The State Of The Nation's Politics

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

As President Trump prepares to deliver his first State of the Union address, we examine the state of the country's politics: more divided than ever, but also more engaged.

After Relentless Criticism From Trump, McCabe Steps Down

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe stepped down Monday as the bureau's No. 2 official. McCAbe presided over the investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and the Russia probe.

Indians To Remove Controversial Logo From Its Uniforms

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

After decades of controversy, the Cleveland Indians will remove the "Chief Wahoo" logo from its baseball uniforms in 2019. The logo is revered by some fans and considered offensive by many others.

Will State Of The Union Speech Answer Where Trump's Trade Policies Stand?

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

Business owners and workers will listen to the State of the Union for clues about the policy. Trump has suggested the U.S. might rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership and delay a NAFTA decision.

Students, Alumni Watch As Michigan State Tries To Restore Its Reputation

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

The university grapples with the aftermath of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal that's left students, faculty, alumni and donors wondering what's next, and bracing for civil suits against the school.

Trump Expected To Strike An Optimistic Tone In State Of The Union Speech

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

Tuesday night, President Trump's State of the Union address is expected to stress the economic growth that the United States has experienced in the last year.

North Korea, China Are Expected To Come Up In Trump's State Of The Union

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

Ahead of President Trump's first State of the Union address, Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Anton, National Security Council spokesman, about security issues we can expect to hear about in the speech.

White House Decides Not To Impose New Sanctions On Russia

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

The Trump administration has told Congress a law passed last year meant to punish Moscow for interfering in U.S. elections is having an effect, even without new sanctions.

Morning News Brief: The FBI's No. 2 Official Steps Down

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:05am

President Trump says former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was part of a group of anti-Trump officials in the upper ranks of the FBI. And, Trump delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Afghanistan Suffers Through More Deadly Attacks

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 6:32am

David Greene talks to Mahmoud Saikal, Afghanistan's Ambassador to the United Nations, who blames Pakistan for the violence. He says the plots for the attacks were hatched in Pakistan.

Rep. Hurd Calls For A Narrow Focus To Address Immigration

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 6:32am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Will Hurd of Texas about the broad framework on immigration policy recently unveiled by the White House. The DACA program expires in a matter of weeks.

A Rhode Island Lawmaker Says It's Time To Eliminate Outdated Laws

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 5:56am

For example: It's illegal in the state to test the speed of your horse on a public road. And, a driving law from 1916 says you must make an audible signal, honking or shouting if you pass someone.

Hotel Valet Hands Ferrari Key To The Wrong Man

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 5:26am

Trying to impress a girl, a guy asked the valet for his key and took a spin. Police pulled him over and said he had "difficulty" operating the Ferrari. No surprise — it didn't belong to him.

Israeli Officials React To Polish Law On The Holocaust

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:02am

Israeli officials are objecting to a proposed Polish law that would fine or jail people who cast blame on Poland for the Nazi atrocities committed in Poland during World War II.

Sports Arbitration Court Considers Banned Russians' Doping Cases

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:02am

The court is hearing appeals by Russian athletes banned from the Olympics. Steve Inskeep talks to Jim Walden, a lawyer for the whistleblower who helped expose Russia's doping program.

At 60th Annual Grammy Awards, Bruno Mars Dominates Major Categories

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:02am

Pop Singer Bruno Mars swept Sunday's Grammy Awards, a ceremony that many expected to be dominated by Hip Hop and Latin music. Mars took home 3 of the top prizes: Album, Song and Record of the Year.

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