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California Restaurants Launch Nation's First Transgender Jobs Program

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 3:31am

The unemployment rate for transgender people is double that of the general population. A new program aims to change that. It's all because of a trans woman who's employed trans people for years.

Cubs Fans Keep The Faith After A Lifetime Of Losing, And It's Paying Off

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 3:30am

If you're a Chicago Cubs fan, it's always had to be about more than winning — until this year, when the world's most famous lovable losers have a better chance than ever to change their reputation.

Unintentional Skydiving Trick Is Successful

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 6:11am

Shelby Palmer was performing a midair stunt in Texas when one of his shoes came off. Awkward — his shoes were borrowed. Video posted by the Dallas Morning News shows how he got the shoe back on.

Nobel Panel Still Knock, Knock, Knockin' On Dylan's Door

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 6:03am

The Swedish Academy announced that Bob Dylan was the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. The mercurial songwriter hasn't responded to the academy's invitation to a December ceremony in his honor.

Retired Marine General Pleads Guilty To Lying In Leak Probe

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 4:00am

James E. Cartwright pleaded guilty to making a false statement in a federal case involving a leak of classified information. The leak involved a secret cyberattack on Iran's nuclear facilities.

LPGA's Se Ri Pak Retires But Her Impact On Golf Has Never Been Stronger

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 4:00am

Golfer Se Ri Pak's rise in the late 1990s inspired young women like Tiffany Joh, one of many Korean LPGA golfers who trace their interest in the sport to seeing Pak play on TV.

As Trump Is Mired In Controversy, Clinton Campaigns In Red States

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 4:00am

Hillary Clinton's campaign is dogged by new questions about her private email server, as her team looks to expand the battleground map by campaigning in traditionally Republican states.

Trump Stokes Wisconsin Rally Goers With Voter Fraud Allegations

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 4:00am

Most political experts agree that widespread voter fraud does not occur in the U.S. At Monday night's rally in Green Bay, Donald Trump supporters said they didn't foresee violence if he loses.

Iraqi Forces Face Challenges Against ISIS In Battle For Mosul

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 4:00am

The Iraqi-led assault to take back control of Mosul from the Islamic State has begun. To get a sense of what operations on the ground look like, Renee Montagne talks to retired Colonel Peter Mansoor.

Trump Looms Over GOP Senate Races In 3 Battleground States

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 4:00am

In the swing states of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida, Republican Senate campaigns are calibrating how to run races where some GOP voters are energized, and others outraged by the party's nominee.

'Moonlight': Coming Of Age In Miami During The War On Drugs Era

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 4:00am

The new movie takes on black male intimacy. Directed by Barry Jenkins and adapted from a play by Tarell McCraney, it's a coming-of-age story of a young, black, gay man in "war on drugs" Miami.

Study: Immigrants Face Backlash But Do The Same To The Next Group

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 4:00am

Many immigrant groups faced prejudice and suspicion when they first arrived in the U.S. quickly turn around and exhibit the same kinds of prejudice and suspicions toward those who come after them.

Smithsonian Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Repair Ruby Slippers

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 4:00am

Dorothy's ruby slippers from The Wizzard Of Oz are 80 years old, and have been on display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History for more than 30 years.

With An Election Loss, Rumors Build That Trump Would Launch TV Network

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 4:00am

According to The Financial Times, Trump's son-in-law approached an investment banker about the possibility of launching a Trump network. Trump denied the report — calling it a "false rumor."

What Makes For Quality Child Care? It Depends Who You Ask

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 3:44am

Parents look for a place where their child will be loved and happy, but often have to make decisions based on cost and location. Researchers are looking for a rich developmental experience.

In S. Korea, Samsung's Recall Troubles Come At An Already Crucial Moment

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 3:44am

In Samsung's home country, the conglomerate was already feeling the heat in more ways than one.

Election Law Expert: Rigged Election 'Extraordinarily Unlikely'

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 3:43am

Donald Trump has questioned the integrity of the election. Edward Foley of Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law says he's not convinced that could happen on Nov. 8.

'Russian Man Calls The Cops When Wife Tries To Raise Kids As Vegetarians'

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 6:05am

That was the headline in The Moscow Times. The husband reportedly told the police that his vegetarian wife, by forcing the kids to forego meat, was having a negative impact on their development.

Luke Perry Makes The Cover Of AARP

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 5:56am

Luke Perry, the bad boy of TV's Beverly Hills, 90210, turned 50 last week. AARP the magazine made him the cover boy of its latest issue, declaring: "Welcome to the 902-5-OH."

Politics In The News: Debate Prep

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 4:03am

The third and final presidential debate will be held on Wednesday in Las Vegas. David Greene talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Mollie Hemingway, senior editor at The Federalist.




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