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After The Brexit Vote, Why Has The U.K. Economy Proved So Resilient?

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

British politicians warned a vote for Brexit would damage the economy of the United Kingdom. Six months after the referendum, its economy is doing much better than predicted. Why?

Can The Iran Nuclear Deal Survive Its 2nd Anniversary?

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

Analysts are looking back on the Iran nuclear deal. It was a year ago that sanctions were lifted, prisoners exchanged and the inspections of Iran's nuclear program came under full operation.

Number Of Female Directors Is On The Decline, Study Says

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

No woman made the list of nominations for the Director's Guild of America's top prize. A report from San Diego State University shows not much progress has been made for female directors in Hollywood.

National Security Adviser Rice Evaluates Administration's Wins And Losses

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

Rachel Martin talks to Susan Rice, who reflects on the security challenges the Obama administration faced, and looks ahead to those the Trump administration may be called on to handle.

For Female Inmates In New York City, Prison Is A Crowded, Windowless Room

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:43am

More than a hundred female federal inmates, sentenced to long-term prison, have instead been stuck for years in a New York detention center where conditions violate international standards.

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When The Brain Scrambles Names, It's Because You Love Them

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:42am

If your mom had to run though the name of everyone in the family, including the dog, before hitting yours, it's probably because you're all in a mental folder labeled "loved ones."

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An Ice Shelf Is Cracking In Antarctica, But Not For The Reason You Think

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:41am

Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf is about to lose an iceberg the size of Delaware. Scientists gathering in the U.K. are scratching their heads about why it's cracking off.

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The Rewards Of House Cleaning: Finding A Winning Lottery Ticket

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 5:04am

Joemel Panisa was cleaning out his house and found an envelope with a lottery ticket he had forgotten about. It turned out to be a winner — he claimed a $1 million prize eight days before it expired.

'Indianians' No More: 'Hoosier' Gets Official Status

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 4:56am

The government style book has officially designated people from Indiana what they've long called themselves: Hoosiers.

Female Wrestlers Are Unlikely Heroines Of Bollywood's Biggest Smash

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 4:02am

Disney and Bollywood teamed up to make the movie 'Dangal,' based on a real-life wrestling success story.

Bollywood Takes On Bias Against Girls

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 4:02am

A blockbuster Bollywood movie is raking in millions and trying to change entrenched gender roles in India. It's set in Haryana state, where the sex ratio of newborns skews heavily toward boys.

Sen. Angus King On Trump's Cabinet Picks

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 4:02am

Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine talks with Rachel Martin about his impressions after sitting in on many of the hearings for Donald Trump's Cabinet picks this week.

Obama Administration Ends Policy To Let Cubans Enter U.S. Without Visa

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 4:02am

The Obama administration is ending the two-decades-old practice of giving residency to Cubans who make it to U.S. soil. The so-called "wet-foot, dry-foot" policy provided a path out of Castro's Cuba.

Pelosi Says Democrats Will 'Fight The Fight Again' Over Health Care

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 4:02am

First on the Republicans' agenda is repealing the Affordable Care Act. But House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Democrats will fight to preserve President Obama's signature health care reform.

Obama Declares Site Of 1963 Church Bombing A National Monument

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 4:02am

President Obama has designated three new national monuments related to civil rights, including the church in Birmingham, Ala. where four black girls were killed in a 1963 Ku Klux Klan bombing.

The House Always Wins. Then He Came Along

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 4:02am

Ed Thorp used math to become the first person to beat the casinos at blackjack. Then he changed the way Wall Street thinks about investing.

Ambassador To China Shares Lessons Learned With The Next Administration

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 4:02am

Democrat Max Baucus has been the U.S. ambassador to China since 2014. Now, he's preparing to hand over the post to his successor. He discusses the future of the U.S.-China relationship.

Sen. Risch Says Trump Administration Will Be 'Much Stronger' On Russia

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 4:02am

Republican Sen. Jim Risch of Idaho says the incoming Trump administration will take a stronger stance against Russia than President Obama has taken.

Women Are Making Their Voices Heard In Male-Dominated Japanese Politics

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 4:02am

Japan is known for its closed, heavily-male political and business worlds. But three women have recently assumed prominent political posts. Is it a sign of changing times?

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'The Soul's Gonna Speak': Run The Jewels Stares Down A Fraught 2017

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 4:02am

Killer Mike and El-P, who make up the rap duo, discuss facing a politically tense new year with a bold new album — and a keen memory of the nation's recent history.

(Image credit: Todd Westphal/Courtesy of the artist)

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