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Planet Money: India Demonetization

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:04am

The prime minister of India recently decided to make almost all of the cash in his country worthless. It turns out, that idea came from a very surprising source.

Trump Harshly Criticizes Iran During Speech In Saudi Arabia

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep talks to Karim Sadjadpour, Iran analysts at the Carnegie Endowment about how President Trump portrayed Iran during his remarks in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Trump Aims To Get Israelis And Palestinians Talking Again

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:04am

President Trump arrives in Israel on Monday for a whirlwind visit with Israelis and Palestinians. He wants to get the Israelis and Palestinians to the same negotiating table.

Rachel Lindsay Will Debut As The First Black 'Bachelorette'

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:04am

ABC's hit reality TV dating shows "The Bachelorette," has its first black lead. Morning Edition's Rachel Martin sits down with Rachel Lindsay, the star of the new season of "The Bachelorette."

Ford Motor Company To Name New CEO, Reports Say

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:04am

Ford Motor Company is expected to announce its CEO Mark Fields is leaving, to be replaced by Jim Hackett, who runs the company's work on autonomous vehicles.

Jury Selection To Begin In Bill Cosby's Criminal Trial

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:04am

Court proceedings begin in Philadelphia on Monday, a year-and-a-half after Cosby was charged with felony counts of sexual assault over a 2004 encounter, which Cosby maintains was consensual.

Trump To Meet With Israelis And Palestinians

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:04am

President Trump is in Israel — the second leg of his first overseas trip as president. David Greene talks to Israeli columnist Chemi Shalew, who writes for the newspaper Haaretz.

Morning News Brief: Trump Moves On To Second Stage Of Foreign Trip

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:04am

The president, beset by investigations at home, visits Israel after receiving a royal welcome in Saudi Arabia. He urged Muslim leaders to "drive out the foot soldiers of evil" and combat extremism.

Tips For Staying Healthy When Traveling Abroad

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:00am

Two travel tips are often overlooked by clinicians, and can be especially helpful when people are headed to places with less-than-ideal plumbing and sewage systems.

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If Raw Fruits Or Veggies Give You A Tingly Mouth, It's a Real Syndrome

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:51am

Pollen allergies can trigger allergic reactions to fruits and vegetables.The condition – known as Oral Allergy Syndrome – can come on suddenly and often goes undiagnosed.

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Seattle Mom Sues Trump To Stop Travel Ban And Bring Her Son Home

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:42am

One of the many plaintiffs challenging President Trump's travel ban is a U.S. citizen who's trying to get a visa for her Somali-born son.

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Russia Probe Needs To Be Thorough And Bipartisan, Rep. Hurd Says

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 6:44am

Rachel Martin talks to GOP Rep. Will Hurd of Texas about this week's news involving President Trump. Including, the Department of Justice naming a special counsel to take over the FBI's Russia probe.

Iranian Vote On Friday Will Decide If Rouhani Gets A Second Term

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 6:44am

President Hassan Rouhani won a surprise victory in 2013, and went on to make a nuclear deal with the West. It was a historic shift in relations with Iran's longtime enemy, the United States.

Swedish Prosecutors End Rape Investigation Into Julian Assange

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 5:22am

The founder of WikiLeaks has avoided prosecution by living inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London since 2012. Prosecutors in the country announced the decision in a brief statement Friday.

George W. Bush Photo-Bombs A Reporter

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:17am

Fox Sports reporter Emily Jones was talking on camera about a Texas Rangers player when a baseball fan photo-bombed her. That fan was former President George W. Bush, who walked by and yelled, "Hey!"

A Trip To Vietnam Helped This Son Make Peace With His Dad's Death

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:10am

Robert Howard II grew up in Norwich, Conn., in the shadow of his father — a larger-than-life character in town — who fought in Vietnam, and was killed in action there in 1969.

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25 Years After 'Twin Peaks,' The Odd Genius Of David Lynch Remains

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:10am

Director David Lynch likes to weird out audiences. His eccentric style can be unsettling to fans, but they keep coming back for more, as evidenced with the return of the Twin Peaks series.

Google Is Investing In 'Immersive Technology'

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:10am

Google is making a push into virtual reality with a headset that doesn't require a user to connect to a phone or computer. Amidst massive hype, virtual reality has been slow to take off.

Trump To Meet Arab Leaders During Saudi Arabia Visit

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:10am

President Trump is preparing to visit Saudi Arabia, arriving Saturday morning. It's his first trip overseas as president. He's planning to meet with Arab leaders during his time there.

Fourth-Grader Apologizes For Stealing Pen And Hazelnut From Oregon Capitol

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:10am

During a tour of the Oregon State Capitol, a fourth-grader swiped a pen and a hazelnut. His mom made him write an apology to the governor. Gov. Kate Brown wrote back, and enclosed a new pen.

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