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Japan's Shinzo Abe Travels To U.S. Amid Scandals At Home

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:16am

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is traveling to the U.S. to meet with President Trump. Beyond tensions between the two allies, Abe faces scandals back home.

Latest Outcry Over Violent Crime In London Has A Familiar Ring

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:16am

A sharp rise in London's violent crime rate earlier this year brought a shower of media attention. But those working with at-risk youth say such spikes have been happening for years.

Michael Cohen And Attorney-Client Privilege

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:16am

Attorneys for Donald Trump and his lawyer, Michael Cohen, faced off in federal court on Monday in New York against prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Teen Plays Video Game During Tornado

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:16am

A teenager in North Carolina kept playing a video game despite seeing the roofs come off of houses nearby.

Protests Continue At Philadelphia Starbucks

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:16am

Protests continued Monday at a Philadelphia Starbucks where two black men were arrested Saturday after an employee accused them of trespassing.

Facebook To Face Class Action Over Facial Recognition

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:16am

Facebook will have to face a class action lawsuit over privacy concerns about the company's facial recognition software, a federal judge ruled Monday.

News Brief: James Comey Talks To NPR, Michael Cohen Investigation, Shinzo Abe Visits U.S.

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:16am

Former FBI Director James Comey talked with NPR about his actions during the 2016 campaign and his opinions on President Trump. Also, an update on the legal situation of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.

What's It Like To Pose For David Hockney? We Asked The People In His Portraits

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:16am

"There is nothing except the canvas, the artist, his gaze, and you," says Stephanie Barron, a curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "That's it. The rest of the world just fades away."

(Image credit: Jean-Pierre Gonçalves de Lima/LACMA)

Will You Soon Have To Pay Sales Tax On Every Online Purchase?

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:16am

A multibillion-dollar dispute on Internet sales taxes lands at the Supreme Court Tuesday. The decision could have far-reaching consequences for consumers, states and companies large and small.

(Image credit: Wilfredo Lee/AP)

Starbucks Executive Weighs In On Arrests Of 2 Black Men

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 8:11am

Starbucks is being criticized after two black men were arrested in one of its Philadelphia stores. Host Rachel Martin talks to Rosalind Brewer, the company's chief operating officer.

Judge's Ruling Heats Up Debate Over Management Of Missouri River

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 6:45am

A federal judge recently ruled the Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage along the Missouri River because of its flood plain management.

California Experiences An Alarming Spike In Homelessness

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 6:28am

One factor is the growing number of working people living on the margins — one crisis away from homelessness due to soaring rents and housing prices.

Sen. Reed Weighs In On Comey Interview, Airstrikes On Syria

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 6:23am

Noel King talks to Democratic Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island about former FBI Director James Comey's new book and the legal basis for airstrikes against Syria ordered by President Trump.

2 Chicago Cubs Fans Cut School To Go To Home Opener

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 6:08am

Tempting fate, the two boys brought along a sign that read: Don't Tell Principal Versluis." Turned out, their principal was also ditching school to attend the game.

2 Young Fans Catch Home Run Balls At Rockies-Nationals Game

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:50am

One boy was a Nats fan and he caught a ball hit by one of the Rockies and the other boy was a Rockies fan who caught a homer from the Nats. They found each other after the game and switched balls.

In Iraq, Protesters March Against Missile Strikes In Syria

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:01am

Rallies opposing the U.S.-led bombing of Syria took place in Iraq over the weekend. The U.S., France and Britain conducted airstrikes after the Syrian regime apparently used chemical weapons on civilians.

After Arrest Of 2 Black Men, Protesters Rally Outside Philly Starbucks

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:01am

Protestors Sunday briefly occupied a Philadelphia Starbucks, where the men were arrested after refusing to leave when asked. A video has millions of views amid accusations of racism on social media.

Analysis Of U.S.-Led Airstrikes On Syria

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:01am

Noel King talks to Kori Schake, who served on President George W. Bush's National Security Council, about the U.S. military strategy in Syria after President Trump launched airstrikes on Syria in response to a chemical weapons attack on civilians.

Acclaimed Movie Director Milos Forman Dies At 86

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:01am

Milos Forman, known for directing the classic films "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus," has died at age 86. His manager confirmed his death was at a hospital near his home in Warren, Conn.

After Raid, Cohen Tries To Limit What Records Prosecutors May Review

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:01am

Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen is trying to limit the materials prosecutors can access after a raid on his office and hotel room. Rachel Martin talks to former assistant U.S. attorney Kimberly Wehle.

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