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Low Cut Connie And The Essence Of Rock 'N' Roll

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:02am

The piano-based band Low Cut Connie brings the same enthusiasm as classic rock 'n' rollers like Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard.

Breaking With Trump's GOP, Koch Brothers Praise Democrats On Immigration

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:02am

The Latino outreach arm of the billionaire libertarian Koch brothers' network is paying for ads praising some Democrats, as well as Republicans, who have worked on immigration compromises.

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Michigan State Reaches $500 Million Settlement Over Nassar Abuse

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:56am

Michigan State University has agreed to pay a $500 million settlement to victims of Larry Nassar.

Marking One Year Since Mueller's Appointment

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:56am

Thursday marks one year since the appointment of Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller. A great deal has happened since then in the Russia investigations.

Louisiana Lawmakers Get Into Fight At A Bar

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:56am

In Louisiana, two state lawmakers got into a fight at a bar. Rep. Stuart Bishop told USA Today his fellow lawmaker punched him several times. The men, who are evidently friends, have apologized.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin On Family's Opioid Struggle

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:56am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin, who is running for re-election this year in Wisconsin. Baldwin recently opened up about her mother's prescription drug addictions.

Farm Bill Controversy Centers On Food Stamps

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:56am

The House is scheduled to vote this week on a controversial Farm Bill that would impose strict work requirements on people who receive food stamp benefits.

Trump, China And ZTE

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:56am

President Trump says his effort to help Chinese telecommunications company ZTE is only part of a "larger trade deal." NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Robert Daly of the Wilson Center.

Fall TV Preview: Networks Stick With What They Know

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:56am

The annual television upfronts are beginning in New York City. With so many options for viewers, networks struggle to stand out.

Woman Changes Kid's Name After Misspelled Tattoo

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:56am

A woman in Sweden got tattoos of her kids' names, but the artist put an extra L in Kevin, making Kelvin. After a while she liked the name and changed her kid's name to Kelvin.

News Brief: New Trump Tower Meeting Documents, NAFTA, Burundi Referendum

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:56am

Senators released new documents related to the Russia investigation. Also, negotiators working on overhauling NAFTA can't seem to bridge the gap between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico.

How Wall Street Brought Down Georgia's Suspicious Chicken Price Index

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:56am

When a bunch of Wall Street investors sniffed out a potential price fixing scheme in the poultry business, they bet against big chicken. Then they targeted a price index published in Georgia.

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Not Just Ballots: Tennessee Hack Shows Election Websites Are Vulnerable, Too

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:56am

An attack earlier this month in Tennessee highlights the fact that public facing results websites offer attackers a much easier target than ballots or voter registration systems.

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A Story About Wall Street, Hedge Funds And The Chicken Business

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:56am

When a bunch of Wall Street investors sniff out a potential price fixing scheme in the poultry business they bet against big chicken stocks. Then they try to make the prices fall by leaking documents.

Tennessee Election Website Breached

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:56am

Law enforcement officials will brief Congress on the threats to midterm elections. One of those threats is to local election websites — one of which was breached this month in Tennessee.

NAFTA Architect On New Negotiations

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:56am

David Greene talks with Carla Hills, lead U.S. architect of the original NAFTA trade agreement. She says the deal needs upgrading but it would be a mistake to tear it down.

Warming Waters Push Fish To Cooler Climes, Out Of Some Fishermen's Reach

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 3:32am

From bass to lobster, hundreds of species that live along U.S. coastlines are projected to migrate north over the next 80 years, making them harder to catch and manage. It's already happening.

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Senate Judiciary Panel Releases Documents Related To 2016 Trump Tower Meeting

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 8:53am

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday released more than 2,500 pages of documents related to a 2016 Trump Tower meeting between a delegation of Russians and top Donald Trump aides.

Sen. Cory Gardner On North Korea Talks

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 6:11am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado about new doubts about a summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Despite Legalization, Marijuana Black Market Hides In Plain Sight

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 5:50am

Washington state legalized pot, but the black market lives on. Legally-grown pot is leaking into illegal markets, while criminal networks of illegal producers pretend they're licensed.

(Image credit: Martin Kaste/NPR)

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