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North Korea Launches Rocket Believed To Be Long-Range Missile Test

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:13am

Renee Montagne talks to MIT professor Theodore Postol about North Korea's nuclear capabilities and assesses the level of danger the weekend rocket launch poses to the rest of the world.

How Will Host Chris Rock Treat Oscars' Lack Of Diversity?

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:13am

There were calls to boycott the Academy Awards after all 20 of the acting nominees are white. There's great anticipation for how host Chris Rock — a comedian who never pulls punches — will handle it.

Wish Our Correspondent Luck; She's In A Rio Samba Parade

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:13am

The highlight of Brazil's Carnival are the Samba parades, where 12 teams — called schools — compete for the top prize in Rio de Janeiro Monday night.

Debris Flow From California's Rough Fire Threatens Lakes Downstream

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:13am

A lot of El Nino-related precipitation is falling on an area devastated by a giant 150,000 acre fire that burned last summer. Dirt and debris are flowing into lakes, and farmers are worried.

What Do Sanders And Trump Have In Common? More Than You Think

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:13am

The two hottest candidates heading into Tuesday's New Hampshire primary: Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. On the face of it, the candidates and their messages couldn't be more different.

School Superintendent In Flint Worries About Water Crisis' Irreversible Harm

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:13am

Renee Montagne talks to Bilal Tawwab, superintendent of schools in Flint, Mich., about how the district is responding to the lead water crisis. The extent of the damage from the lead is not yet known.

How Will Host Chris Rock Treat The Oscars' Lack Of Diversity?

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:13am

Since it was revealed that all 20 of this year's Academy Award acting nominees are white, everyone's waiting to see how host Chris Rock — a comedian who never pulls punches — will handle it.

For Mardi Gras, Les Bon Temps Rouler In Mobile, Ala., Too

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:02am

Most people think of New Orleans on Mardi Gras. But the pre-Lenten celebration has roots in another Gulf Coast city. Mobile, Ala., proudly bills itself as the "mother of mystics."

How To Get Dads To Take Parental Leave? Seeing Other Dads Do It

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:41am

Social scientists see long-term benefits to new dads spending a few months caring for a baby. But these studies won't nudge fathers to take leave if they still see a work culture that frowns on it.

When Men Get Breast Cancer, They Enter A World Of Pink

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:35am

Most breast cancer cases are in women, so treatment and support is geared towards them. Men with breast cancer can feel isolated. One man was given a pink ice pack and told to put it in his bra.

Officials Warn Of Zika Transmission Via Urine, Saliva

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 9:39am

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, talks with Mary Louise Kelly about how the Zika virus may spread.

Billy The Kid Is On The Loose

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 6:21am

He is better known at the University of Iowa as William the Goat. One of 14 goats owned by the school, he escaped last week. There have been several spottings but authorities can't pin him down.

Kitten Makes Himself At Home In Pet Food Warehouse

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 6:14am

For more than a year, a family in Britain had been searching for their kitten. Clive recently was found inside a pet food warehouse. When he was finally discovered, Clive was quite the fat cat.

Movie Review 'Hail, Caesar!'

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:12am

Renee Montagne talks with critic Kenneth Turan about the latest Coen brothers movie — a Hollywood spoof called: "Hail, Caesar!"

On A Downward Spiral, Does Bush Have Money To Resurrect His Campaign?

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:12am

Early in the GOP presidential season, Jeb Bush was favored by many big money donors. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Erick Erickson, founder of the website The Resurgent, about GOP funds.

Barbara Bush Draws A Crowd In New Hampshire Campaigning For Jeb

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:12am

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is touting his famous political family's name in the closing days of the N.H. primary. On Thursday, he made a campaign stop with his mother.

U.N. Panel Concludes Julian Assange Is Being 'Arbitrarily Held'

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:12am

It's been three years since WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange took refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London. He was avoiding arrest and extradition to Sweden to face allegations of sexual assault. On Friday, a U.N. panel ruled that his stay at the embassy amounts to arbitrary detention. It says he should be freed, and should be compensated.

U.S. Presence In Eastern Europe Is Vital, Commanding General Says

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:12am

In an effort to deter Russia, President Obama plans to substantially increase heavy weapons deployment in Europe. Renee Montagne talks to Lt. Gen Ben Hodges, who is the commanding U.S. general in Europe.

Musical Prognosticator Picks Carolina To Win Super Bowl

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:12am

Renee Montagne talks to music commentator Miles Hoffman who predicts the Super Bowl winner based on the musical prowess of each team's home city, Denver, Colo., and Charlotte, N.C.

Spike Lee's Documentary Shows Michael Jackson's Evolution From Child Star To 'Off The Wall'

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:12am

Director Spike Lee has a new documentary called "Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall" that explores the King of Pop's seminal album. It includes archival recordings from TV shows and private interviews with the soft-spoken star at his home.




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