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Why Many Young Black Activists See No Reason To Vote For President

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

As young black activists push for an overhaul of the criminal justice system, they are not necessarily turning that activism into political power at the ballot box.

Safety Product That Uses Fingerprint ID Likely To Irk Some Gun Owners

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

An engineer in Detroit is marketing a device requiring fingerprint identification to unlock a gun's trigger. He's an NRA member and a parent who's wary of entering the national gun debate.

Trump To Make Anti-Hillary Speech; Clinton Says Trump Isn't Presidential

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Donald Trump is going to try to put Hillary Clinton on the defensive over past scandals. Meanwhile, she continues to attack Trump's fitness for office and deliberates over a vice president.

Radio Talk Show Host Warns Not All Conservative Christians Back Trump

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Donald Trump on Tuesday met with evangelical leaders in New York. Conservative radio show host Erick Erickson tells Renee Montagne he believes that they are "trading on Jesus' name for politics."

Trump Would Disrupt The Broken System In Washington, Ralph Reed Says

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Donald Trump met with leading Christian conservatives on Tuesday. David Greene talks to Ralph Reed, the head of the Faith and Freedom Coalition and a longtime Christian activist in Washington.

The NBA's Version Of Batman Vs. Superman: LeBron Vs. Jordan

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

With Cleveland's come-from-behind NBA Championship win, can LeBron James now be considered in the realm of greatness with Michael Jordan? Commentator Pablo Torre thinks it's a tortured comparison.

Airbag Replacement Backlog Could Take Years To Ease

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Tens of millions of U.S. vehicles have Takata airbags that are subject to safety recall. Only 8.4 million airbags have been repaired, and many owners have been waiting months for replacement parts.

Mired In Scandals, Oakland Mayor Calls For Police Department Oversight

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

A sex scandal, racist text messages and other allegations have prompted the mayor of Oakland, Calif., to call for civilian oversight. The department seems to be crumbling from the inside.

Campaign Finance Report: Trump Does A Lot Of Mixing Business With Politics

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Donald Trump's presidential campaign has steered more than $6 million to various Trump companies over the last year. That's within federal campaign finance boundaries, but raises questions.

A Muslim Reported Omar Mateen To The FBI Well Before The Orlando Shooting

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Mohammad Malik knew Omar Mateen long before Mateen shot and killed 49 people in Orlando, Fla. In 2014, he turned Mateen in to the FBI. Malik talks to Renee Montagne about his Washington Post op-ed.

Southwest Heat Wave Causes Snowpack To Melt Earlier, Quicker

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Scientists say more heat will likely be the new normal for the Southwest. Water managers are warning that soaring temperatures are also causing the region's already stressed snowpack to melt faster.

Conditions At Iraqi Refugee Camps Near Fallujah Concern Aid Groups

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Tens of thousands of Iraqis have fled Fallujah amid a military offensive against ISIS. Renee Montagne talks to Karl Schembri of the Norwegian Refugee Council, who has been traveling to refugee camps.

British Columbia Declares Public Health Emergency Over Fentanyl Overdoses

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Overdose deaths have been driven lately by a synthetic opioid called Fentanyl, which is cheaper than heroin and more potent. Officials are expanding the alert to include a newer opioid called W-18.

Toronto Benefits From Being Drake's Hometown

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 6:08am

Drake often gives Toronto props — mentioning streets and neighborhoods in songs. The Toronto Star estimates that the rapper has given the city $3 billion worth of free advertising.

Stolen Olympic Gold Medal Found Along Atlanta Road

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 5:04am

Olympian Joe Jacobi never thought he'd see his stolen gold medal again. Chloe Smith, 6, and her dad were taking a walk in Atlanta, and eagle-eyed Chloe found the medal on the side of the road.

Senate Rejects 4 Gun Measures Triggered By Orlando Shooting

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:11am

The measures were introduced following a 15-hour talk-a-thon in which Democrats demanded new controls on gun sales following the shootings in Orlando, Fla.

State Prosecutor Closes 'Mississippi Burning' Civil Rights Case

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:11am

After more than 50 years, officials are closing the investigation into one of the most notorious murders of the civil rights era — the Ku Klux Klan killing of three Mississippi Freedom Summer workers.

Justice Reform Advocates Urge Obama To Speed Up Action On Clemency Grants

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:11am

More than 3 dozen law professors are reaching out to President Obama to sound an alarm. They want him to pick up the pace on his clemency grants so that no deserving prisoner is left behind.

'Day Of The Jackal' Writer Will Vote For Britain To Leave The EU

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:11am

As British voters prepare to head to the polls to vote in a referendum on whether to leave the European Union, writer Frederick Forsyth explains why he wants to Britain to leave the European Union.

Scenes Of Irish Fans At European Soccer Championships Go Viral

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:11am

At this summer's European Soccer championships in France, David Greene and Rachel Martin highlight a group of supporters who seem to be enjoying the tournament.

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