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'Post' Reports Trump Under Investigation Over Possible Obstruction Of Justice

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 4:13am

Rachel Martin speaks with Washington Post reporter Adam Entous regarding his report that President Trump is now the focus of a federal investigation for possible obstruction of justice.

Skateboarding Across The Country, And Back Again

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 4:13am

Jake Freed is attempting a world record for longest distance ever traveled on a skateboard. He's already traveled 1,400 miles, and has more than 5,000 to go.

Chinese Businessman Disappears

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 4:13am

The disappearance of one of China's most well-known tycoons is the least of his company's problems. Anbang, the insurance company has headed, has made very risky investments.

Neighbors Describe The Man Who Opened Fire At A Baseball Practice

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 4:13am

The FBI says James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., shot and wounded five people, including Rep. Steve Scalise. We talked with his neighbors in Belleville.

Gene Simmons Wants To Patent Hand Gesture

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 4:13am

Kiss frontman Gene Simmons is trying to get a patent for the hand sign with index and pinkie fingers up and thumb out. In sign language it means, "I love you."

Thousands Remain In South Sudan Refugee Camps

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 4:13am

David Miliband, president of the International Rescue Committee, speaks to Rachel Martin about his visit to refugee camps in South Sudan, where tens of thousands have fled a brutal civil war.

Morning News Brief: Russia Investigation Widens, Neighbors Discuss Baseball Shooter

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 4:13am

Devlin Barrett of The Washington Post talks about the widening Russia investigation, reported to include Trump. And we hear from neighbors of the gunman who shot at Republican members of Congress.

Senate Votes To Limit Trump's Power To Lift Russia Sanctions

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 4:13am

Secretary of State Tillerson wants flexibility as he tries to improve ties with Russia. The Senate wants to make sure the Trump administration doesn't change course without congressional buy in.

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Senators Grill Trump Judicial Nominees On Provocative Blog Posts

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 4:13am

Two judicial nominees' blogging dominated their confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The posts featured conspiracy theories and an ad hominem attack on a Supreme Court justice.

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Jason Isbell Forges His Own 'Nashville Sound'

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 4:13am

His undeniable visibility has made Isbell consider how he represents the South in his music. On his new album, he expands his repertoire of character-driven songwriting with a turn toward politics.

(Image credit: Danny Clinch/Courtesy of the artist)

Coming Soon To A Theater Near You: The Slow And The Slightly Irritated

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 4:13am

Police in Alabama were led on a chase by a man they say stole a truck. But he couldn't get it out of first gear, and never topped 30 mph. The transmission finally seized up and he was arrested.

GOP Baseball Practice Shooting: President Trump Says Suspect Has Died

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 11:38am

Appearing before a podium at the White House, President Trump issues a statement on the shooting at a Virginia baseball field and says the suspect has died from his injuries.

GOP Baseball Practice Shooting: Suspect Has Been Identified

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 11:35am

The suspect in Wednesday's shooting at a baseball diamond in Virginia has been identified as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., two federal law enforcement sources confirm to NPR.

GOP Baseball Practice Shooting: FBI Takes Over Investigation

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 11:33am

A shooting at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., injured several people, including a congressman. The FBI has taken over the probe into what happened.

GOP Baseball Practice Shooting: Rep. Brooks Recounts Active Shooting Scene

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 11:09am

Rep. Mo Brooks tells NPR about how lawmakers and staffers at a Virginia baseball diamond helped Rep. Steve Scalise, who was shot by a gunman Wednesday morning.

GOP Baseball Practice Shooting: Lawmaker Saw Gunman "Taking Aim At Us'

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 10:33am

Rep. Mo Brooks of South Carolina was on the baseball field when a gunman started shooting at a GOP baseball practice Wednesday morning. Brooks tells NPR he sought cover in a dugout with others.

Two State Officials In Michigan Face Charges Over Flint Water Crisis

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 10:19am

The director of Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services was charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the Flint water crisis.

GOP Baseball Practice Shooting: Senator Says He Saw Gunman Behind Backstop

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 10:09am

Sen. Jeff Flake says he saw who was firing shots at a GOP baseball practice. According to Flake, the man fired more than 50 shots. After Flake heard the shooter was down, he helped the wounded.

GOP Baseball Practice Shooting: 'We Dove For The Dugout'

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 9:34am

A shooting at a congressional batting practice in Alexandria, Va., injured several people. Sen. Jeff Flake, who was there, says after hearing shots, those on the field who could sought cover.

GOP Baseball Practice Shooting: Scalise, Staff Injured

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 9:33am

A shooting in Alexandria, Va., has left several people wounded. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot in the hip and is in stable condition. The suspect was arrested and is in custody.




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