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Man Bites Dog

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 4:37am

Police in New Hampshire say a man tried to hide under a pile of clothes to evade arrest. After a police dog sniffed him out, he allegedly choked and bit the dog. He was arrested and the dog is now OK.

You've Waited, Now It's Here: The Smartphone-Powered Nose Hair Trimmer

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 4:24am

The Japanese company Thanko has introduced a nose hair trimmer that plugs into a smartphone. The company has already brought us an armpit fan and a pocket washing machine.

News Brief: Republicans Rally Behind Nunes Memo, Trump Heads To Davos

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 4:12am

Republicans want to release a memo prepared by Rep. Devin Nunes about alleged abuses by the intelligence community. Also, President Trump is heading to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.

Pakistani Authorities Arrest Suspect In Rape And Murder Of Young Girl

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 4:12am

Pakistan police have detained a man suspected in the rape and murder of a young girl named Zainab. Her body was found on a trash heap. The death provoked widespread rioting in her hometown.

3 USA Gymnastics Board Members Resign

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 4:12am

More than 150 women and girls have testified at the sentencing hearing of former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Fallout from Nassar's sexual abuse is leading to departures at USA Gymnastics.

The Government Shutdown And Bipartisanship

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 4:12am

For 30 years, William Hoagland participated on the front lines of the annual battles over the federal budget as a Senate staffer. Steve Inskeep asks him about the recent government shutdown.

Philadelphia Says It Supports Supervised Drug Injection Sites

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 4:12am

Philadelphia officials announced Tuesday that they will encourage the creation of supervised drug injection sites, as part of an effort to fight opioid overdose deaths.

The GOP's Change On Immigration

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 4:12am

The Republican Party is using its control of Congress and the White House to pursue a hard line on immigration. It's a big shift in rhetoric and policy for a party long seen as pro-immigration.

The FBI And The Nunes Memo

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 4:12am

A secret four-page memorandum prepared by the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has become a rallying cry for Republicans waging a campaign against the FBI and the Justice Department.

TV Review: 'Waco'

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 4:12am

Spike TV rebrands itself as Paramount TV with the debut of Waco, a six-part dramatic series on the 1993 raid on the Branch Davidians, which began a 51-day standoff.

How Hockey Took Hold In Las Vegas

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 4:12am

The NHL's newest team, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, is playing well and their arena is routinely filled beyond capacity. We look at how hockey in the desert was able to take off so quickly.

Investigation Finds Troubling Behavior By Garrison Keillor

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 4:12am

An investigation by Minnesota Public Radio News shows a pattern of troubling behavior by former Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor. Some former employees talk about feeling mistreated.

Trump To Talk Up His Economic Policies At Davos

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 4:12am

President Trump is traveling Wednesday to address the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. His message is expected to tout his agenda of tax cuts and deregulation.

Newlyweds Separated By Bureaucracy

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 4:12am

The Trump administration has slowed the flow of refugees to the U.S. to historically low levels. That has left many families in limbo. This is the story of newlyweds who are now on two continents.

Rep. Meehan Denies Sexually Harassing Younger Staffer

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 4:12am

Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Patrick Meehan admits telling a much younger staffer he was attracted to her. But he says the conversation was not sexual harassment.

Sessions Sits For Voluntary Interview With Mueller

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 10:16am

The Justice Department has confirmed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller interviewed Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week for its investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Tsunami Warning Sends Alaskans To Seek Higher Ground

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 8:43am

The gulf coast of Alaska awakened early Tuesday morning by a tsunami warning. The warning was eventually downgraded but not before many Alaskans evacuated their communities for higher ground.

U.S. Promises To Help Rebuild Syrian City Of Raqqa

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 6:39am

Raqqa was once an ISIS stronghold, but Syrian rebels — backed by a U.S. air campaign — pushed ISIS out last year. Before residents can move back, landmines and booby traps must be dealt with.

Where Does President Trump Stand On The Compromise Budget Bill?

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 6:39am

The shutdown is over but in many ways Congress is still stuck in the same place. Rachel Martin talks to Hogan Gidley, special assistant to the president and deputy White House press secretary.

Officials In California Town Take Down 'Bob's House' Sign

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 5:28am

A legitimate looking road sign reading "Bob's House" with a right pointing arrow was hung up on the side of the road under a sign for the town of Coto de Caza. Bob's sign can be picked up a City Hall.

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