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Soprano Aubrey Luna Makes History At New York's Metropolitan Opera

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:02am

Aubrey Luna, a soprano with the Metropolitan Opera, hits an A above high C in her performance in "The Exterminating Angel." That's believed to be the highest note ever hit on the Met stage.

Sexual Harassment Allegations Continue In The Entertainment Industry

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:02am

There are more accusations of sexual harassment against men in the entertainment industry. "The New York Times" has confirmed years of rumors that involve comedian Louis C.K.

Lawmakers On Capitol Hill Expected To Clash Over Competing Tax Bills

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:02am

Senate Republicans released their version of a tax overhaul. On the House side, representatives will debate their measure next week. There's a lot to do if they want to honor the president's deadline.

Saudi Arabia Orders Its Citizens To Leave Lebanon

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:02am

Saudi Arabia has told its citizens to leave Lebanon — as tensions rise since the Lebanese prime minister went to Saudi Arabia and resigned. It could be part of the rivalry between Saudi and Iran.

Lindy West: 'Brave Enough To Be Angry'

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:02am

As more allegations of sexual harassment and assault emerge, Rachel Martin talks to writer Lindy West about her Op-Ed in "The New York Times" entitled "Brave Enough to be Angry.'

U.S. Diplomatic Team Witnesses Tough Conditions For Rohingya Refugees

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:02am

More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled from Burma into Bangladesh since the end of August. David Greene talks to Simon Henshaw, one of the first U.S. diplomats to see the refugee situation first-hand.

Morning News Brief: Trump In Vietnam, Moore Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:02am

President Trump is in Vietnam for the APEC summit, which brings together 21 economies. And, Senate Republicans are distancing themselves for Roy Moore. He's the party's candidate for senate in Alabama, but he's facing allegations of sexual misconduct from the 1970s.

What 'Don't Worry, I'll Keep You Safe' Means When Your Child Survives A Shooting

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:01am

Josh Stepakoff remembers the day he was shot at his Jewish day camp in Los Angeles. He was 6. His father, Alan, recalls there was no manual on how to parent your child through something like that.

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The Old Taylor's Not Dead

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:00am

On her new album, Reputation, Taylor Swift continues to chronicle the links between romance, revenge and her own personal sense of justice, but also confronts how she may be trapped by her own image.

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In 'Wonder Valley,' There's More Than One Los Angeles

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:59am

Ivy Pochoda's latest was informed by creative writing classes she teaches on L.A.'s Skid Row. "My L.A. experience, it was a little bit different, and I think the book sort of reflects that," she says.

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Former U.S. Ambassador To Costa Rica Dances With The Stars

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:56am

When the U.S. ambassador to Costa Rica was asked what he would do after Trump asked for his resignation, he joked that maybe he would go on Dancing with the Stars. That's just where he has landed.

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Exploring Why Hurricane Harvey Caused Houston's Worst Fooding

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 6:53am

Scientists and citizens are still piecing together the story of why the flooding in Houston was so bad. A lot of the damage comes down to how people built the city in the first place.

No Major Breakthroughs Are Reported During Trump-Xi Talks

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 6:52am

President Trump said trade relations are unfair but he avoided criticizing his hosts. President Xi went out of his way to emphasize that China is buying U.S. products as well as selling to the U.S.

Waterloo Residents Protest Abba-Theme Restaurant

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 5:49am

"Waterloo" was a big Abba hit. A former band member wants to put a restaurant in that London district. But Waterloo residents are fighting the idea saying they don't want Abba fans everywhere.

Twitter Is Changing Its Character Limit And Germans Are Pleased

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 5:39am

Twitter is increasing the limit for almost all users of the messaging service from 140 to 280 characters. Since there are really long words in German, many are celebrating.

Country Music Association Awards Honor Las Vegas Shooting Victims

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:04am

The Country Music Association stirred controversy late last week by threatening journalists with expulsion if they asked any questions about the Las Vegas massacre or musicians' positions on guns.

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Americans Have Misconceptions About China, Chinese Man Says

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:04am

Hundreds of thousands of Chinese come to the U.S. to study and work. Those who return to China are nicknamed sea turtles. We hear from a returnee to China who's trying to adjust to life in Beijing.

Has Trump's Intimidation Power Affected The AT&T-Time Warner Merger?

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:04am

The Justice Department told AT&T to drop CNN and other TV channels if it wants approval of an $85 billion takeover of Time Warner. Is President Trump's anger at CNN driving the government's stance?

Country Music Association Awards

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:04am

The Country Music Association stirred controversy late last week by threatening journalists with expulsion if they asked any questions at Wednesday night's awards ceremony about the Las Vegas massacre or musicians' positions on guns.

Will Tuesday's Election Results Interfere With GOP Plans For Tax Overhaul?

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:04am

Congress is dealing with a fast-approaching deadline set by President Trump: have a tax overhaul bill on his desk by Christmas. To achieve that, a process that takes months needs to happen in weeks.

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