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Should Movie Theaters Allow Texting?

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 6:17am

It's true millennials are going to see movies less often than their parents. The CEO of AMC Entertainment says he is considering allowing texting during some movie showings at AMC Theaters.

Gamer Improves On Super Mario Bros. Record

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 6:07am

A gamer named Darbian held the record for Super Mario Bros. He kept at it, knowing he could go faster. And, he broke his own record — cutting milliseconds to get a near perfect run.

Anti-Trump Protesters Demonstrate Outside GOP Gala

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:15am

Progressive organizations executed massive protests on Thursday to disrupt Donald Trump's appearance at the Republican gala in Manhattan. David Greene talks to Natalia Aristizabal (Nah-TAHL-yuh Ah-reese-tee-ZAH-bahl). is an organizer with Make The Road Action New York.

Democratic Voters In Struggling Pa. County Cross Over To Support Trump

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:15am

David Greene talks to Jim Davis, the Democratic Party Chairman of Fayette County. Many Democrats there crossed over and voted for Ronald Reagan; now they're vowing to do the same for Donald Trump.

GOP Front-Runner Trump Gains Support From Pittsburgh's Democrats

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:15am

David Greene talks to Donald Trump backers in the Pittsburgh area, including an ex-factory worker and the son of a steelworker, who says his family isn't doing as well economically as his parents did.

Coffee Workers' Concerns Brew Over Chemical's Link To Lung Disease

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:15am

A chemical called diacetyl, which is released as a natural byproduct of the coffee roasting process, has been linked to lung disease. A CDC group advises coffee plants to take precautions.

Coffee Workers' Concerns Brew Over Chemical's Link To Lung Disease

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:15am

A chemical known to cause lung disease with microwave popcorn workers is raising alarms with coffee roasters. A CDC group says the chemical diacetyl can be hard on the lungs.

'New York Values?' Fuhgeddaboudit. GOP Candidates Show Their Love

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:15am

At a black tie, $1,000-a-plate fundraiser for the New York state Republican Party, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich offered nothing but praise for the city. The New York primary is Tuesday.

Campaigns For And Against 'Brexit' Target British Voters

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:15am

Renee Montagne talks to the BBC 's Jonny Dymond about the campaign to persuade British voters to stay in or leave the EU. The stay in camp was once ahead but polls now show voters are evenly split.

It's Possible N.C. 'Bathroom Law' Will Be Repealed, State Rep. Bell Says

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:15am

Renee Montagne talks to N.C. House Democrat Larry Bell about a call from a constituent that's made him rethink his "yes" vote in support of the state's controversial transgender bathroom measure.

Clinton, Sanders Clash In Final Primary-Season Debate

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:15am

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders squared off in New York Thursday night — ahead of that state's crucial primary on Tuesday.

With The Economy Crashing, Brazilians Turn On A Once-Popular President

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:11am

Dilma Rousseff was elected twice as the country's economy soared. But a bruising recession is now seen as the leading reason many Brazilians have turned against her.

'It's So, So Complicated': Kerry Washington On Clarence Thomas' 'Confirmation'

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:11am

Washington stars as Anita Hill in the new HBO film Confirmation. She was 14 during the 1991 hearings, and says it was the first time she remembers her parents having different points of view.

Grassroots Group Born Of Obama Campaign Now Helps Push His Causes

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:10am

Organizing for Action is now deep in the battle over confirming the president's nominee to the Supreme Court.

For These Greek Grandmas, Helping Migrants Brings Back Their Own Past

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:09am

The women, now in their 80s, say they live on Lesbos because their parents came to the island as refugees a century ago. Pope Francis will highlight the plight of all migrants on a visit Saturday.

Now Hiring: Low Pay, Terrible Benefits — And An Unmatched View On Life

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 3:47am

You may not think of tending a drawbridge as a dream job. But "executives who make hundreds of thousands of dollars do not have my view," says Barb Abelhauser. "And I'm getting paid to stop and look."

This Bakery Offers A Second Chance For Women After Prison

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 3:25am

Together We Bake is a bakery in Alexandria, Va. that supplies granola, cookies and kale chips to local eateries. It's also a job-training program for women — many of whom have criminal records.

Conflicting Interpretations Add To Mystique Of GOP Convention

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 6:49am

Most people assume that delegates to the GOP convention are bound, at least at first, to a candidate. The convention starts by rewriting the rules, so things could be done differently this year.

'Game Of Thrones' Super Fan To Get Advanced Copy Of Season 6

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 6:26am

Show creators ruled out advanced copies to anyone, and then the White House called. They said that when the commander-in-chief asks for advanced episodes, "What are you gonna do?"

Kissing Couple Oblivious To Robbery

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 6:16am

Three people robbed a bar at gunpoint in Billings, Mont. Surveillance video shows a man and a woman kissing throughout the robbery. They didn't even notice what was going on.




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