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Kendrick Lamar's Portrait To Be Displayed At U.S. Capitol

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 5:41am

A portrait of rapper Kendrick Lamar is going to be on display at the U.S. Capitol. A student from Colorado won an art competition with her portrait of Lamar. It will be displayed for lawmakers to see.

King Of The Netherlands Moonlights As A Pilot

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 5:37am

For 21 years the king of the Netherlands has been leading a double life. He told De Telegraaf he occasionally takes a break from his royal duties to pilot a small plane for a Dutch airline.

Former Rep. Jane Harman On Mueller And Russia Investigation

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:56am

Rachel Martin speaks with former Rep. Jane Harman about the significance of naming Robert Mueller as special counsel in the Russia investigation. Harman served on the House Intelligence Committee.

Trump To Meet Colombian President Santos At The White House

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:56am

Amid a huge boom in cocaine production, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos meets with President Trump. Santos will try to convince the U.S. to maintain its support for Colombia's peace process.

Working With Robert Mueller

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:56am

To learn about how former FBI Director Robert Mueller is perceived, David Greene talks with former Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan, who worked with him during the Bush and Obama administrations.

Noah Millman On The Military's Dilemma Over Sharing Sensitive Information With Trump

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:56am

Rachel Martin talks with columnist Noah Millman about his piece in The Week that argues that not sharing sensitive information with the president can have very big consequences.

Chris Cornell Of Soundgarden Dies At 52

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:56am

Musician Chris Cornell has died at the age of 52, according to his representative. He was the singer for the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave and helped popularize grunge rock.

Evaluating India's Radical Experiment In Eliminating High-Value Currency

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:56am

India abolished its highest-value currency notes last November, in an effort to rein in hoarders of big bills who evade tax. Six months later, how is it working?

Sen. Amy Klobuchar On What She Wants To Hear From Rosenstein

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:56am

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota speaks with David Greene about what she wants to hear in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's briefing to the Senate.

A Look At Mueller's Experience With Investigations

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:56am

The Justice Department has named Robert Mueller special counsel in the Russia investigation. Mueller ran the FBI for 12 years, beginning one week before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

Former FBI Director To Lead Probe Of Russian Meddling

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:56am

The deputy attorney general has appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel on the Russia investigation. Mueller ran the FBI for 12 years, beginning one week before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

Voters Divided On The Final Day Of Campaigning In Iran

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:56am

We travel to the city of Qazvin in Iran to take the temperature of voters, who will decide to either give incumbent President Hassan Rouhani a second term or vote him out of office.

Morning News Brief: Robert Mueller As Special Counsel, New Google Products

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:56am

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been appointed as a special counsel to investigate Russian influence in the election. And Google has unveiled its latest product ideas.

Josh Groban Leaves Big Shoes To Fill In The Tony-Nominated 'Great Comet'

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:56am

For his role as Pierre, Groban had to be able to play the accordion while navigating multiple sets of stairs. His replacement, Okieriete Onaodowan, has about two months to master the instrument.

(Image credit: Chad Batka/Courtesy of Matt Ross PR)

Wading Into Murky Waters, Trump Trip To Advocate Religious Unity

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:56am

Starting Friday, President Trump will address Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia as well as visit the Israel and the Vatican. But there's plenty that could go wrong.

(Image credit: Hassan Ammar/AP)

Orangutan Moms Are The Primate Champs Of Breast-Feeding

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 1:49pm

Orangutans breast-feed up to nine years, longer than any other primate. That may help offspring survive food shortages. But humans may have gained a survival advantage from weaning earlier.

(Image credit: Tim Laman/Science Advances)

Sen. Collins Wants Comey To Testify Before Intelligence Committee

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 6:35am

Rachel Martin talks to Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine about President Trump's conversations with then FBI Director James Comey regarding his national security advisor Michael Flynn.

White House Denies Comey's Account Of Trump Meeting

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 6:35am

According to a memo written by former FBI director James Comey, President Trump asked Comey to drop the bureau's investigation of ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn's connections to Russia.

Bon Jovi Surprises College Graduates

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 4:02am

Bon Jovi performed at the graduation ceremony for students of Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. Students fought hard on social media to bring the band.

The Rise Of The Internet-Based Economy Shows What's Changed In Iran

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 4:02am

We explore Iran's burgeoning tech scene and what it means for President Hassan Rouhani's prospects for winning a second term.




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