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Secretary Johnson On Efforts To Cut Airport Security Wait Times

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

The head of TSA security operations is out. There were allegations of mismanagement and massive security lines at airports. David Greene talks to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

El Nino Offers Clues To California's Future Under Climate Change

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

El Nino didn't deliver the monster rains many Californians were hoping for but it wasn't a total bust. The weather system raised ocean temperatures off the coast and led to some extremely high tides.

House Panel Hearings May Lead To Impeachment Of IRS Commissioner Koskinen

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

House Republicans pushing to impeach the IRS commissioner make their case Tuesday on Capitol Hill. They accuse him of lying under oath to Congress.

To Shorten Long Security Lines Union Calls For More TSA Screeners

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

The American Federation of Government Employees has called for 6,000 new screeners to handle the rise in air travel traffic. Renee Montagne talks to union President J. David Cox.

Gig Economy Reduces Lower Quality Entrepreneurial Activity, Study Shows

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

The gig economy might allow entrepreneurs more freedom to earn a living working hours that suit start-up activities, but that it discourages lower quality ventures — the type that fail on Kickstarter.

Niger Faces Catastrophic Humanitarian Situation, President Says

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

Attacks by the extremist group Boko Haram have created a potential humanitarian catastrophe around Africa's Lake Chad. Despair is mounting among the displaced in Niger who are demanding relief aid.

Key Minister In Brazil's New Government Steps Down After Tape Is Leaked

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

Secret tapes, street protests and political plots — Brazil is in turmoil and the newly installed government in Latin America's largest country is already in deep trouble. It all centers on a massive corruption investigation at the state oil company.

Mosquito Hunters Set Traps Across Houston, Search for Signs of Zika

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

Harris County, Texas, operates one of the largest mosquito control operations in the country, with more than 50 people who trap, freeze and test mosquitoes for disease threats.

For Some U.K. Farmers, Business Looks Better Without 'Brexit'

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

Britain's farming minister favors leaving the European Union. But some farmers fear losing subsidies and foreign workers if that happens. "As a farmer," says one, "I want to stay in business."

Former Rival Contemplates Trump's Recipe For Success

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

If there's one person who's spent some time thinking about how to beat Donald Trump — and wishing he'd played it differently — it's Rick Tyler, the former spokesperson for Ted Cruz's campaign.

Trump To Campaign In Final Primary States, Raising Cash Along The Way

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

Donald Trump has said he doesn't need donors' money. But as he pivots to the general election, Trump is more focused on raising campaign cash — as well as polling and policy.

Venezuela's Government Plays Hardball To Block Opposition's Recall Effort

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

Day after day, there is less food on the shelves, less power to turn on lights or run businesses and more anger over the difficulties. But opposition efforts to recall the president are being stymied.

Far-Right Candidate Loses Austrian Presidential Election

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 11:31am

A far-right Austrian presidential candidate was narrowly defeated after an election that focused on the European migrant crisis.

Baltimore Officer Acquitted In Freddie Gray Case

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 11:30am

A judge in Baltimore has found police Officer Edward Nero not guilty of charges relating to the death of Freddie Gray, who died after sustaining injuries while in police custody.

12-Year-Old Genius Says He's A Normal Kid

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 5:21am

Tanishq Abraham says he likes playing video games. But he really isn't like ordinary children, Abraham has been a MENSA member since he was four years old. He Gave a TED Talk when he was nine.

Tufts University Grads Hear From Several Commencement Speakers

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 5:01am

The graduates heard from actor Hank Azaria and some of the characters he voices on The Simpsons. Chief Wiggum, Apu and the Comic Book Guy were just a few of the voices Azaria did for the crowd.

World Bank President On Syrian Refugee Crisis

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 4:01am

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim gives remarks at Monday's World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. Renee Montagne talks to him about efforts to support countries hosting millions of Syrian refugees.

With Mansour Dead, Taliban Must Select A New Leader

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 4:01am

U.S. drones killed Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour in a remote area of Pakistan. The death that was confirmed by President Obama and Afghan intelligence. U.S. and Afghan officials are now asking: Will Mansour's death mean the beginning of the end of the insurgency, or will the Taliban mount more violent attacks?

Doctors Trained How To Get Proof Of Human Rights Violations

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 4:01am

Holding torturers to account depends on evidence — the kind that doctors are learning to compile from countries at war, like Syria, as well as other places where abuse is routine.

Baltimore Judge To Issue First Verdict In Connection To Freddie Gray's Death

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 4:01am

The trial of police officer Edward Nero poses one of the central questions that emerged from the riots that followed the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore: Should officers making questionable arrests face criminal charges? After a bench trial, a judge is set to answer that question Monday.

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