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Influencer Group Meets With All GOP Candidates But Trump

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 4:47am

A group of Republicans called The Hay Initiative has met with the entire Republican field in an effort to advise the candidates on foreign policy, national security, and defense.

When Sports Betters Go In, The Thrill Isn't All About Money

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 4:47am

Game gambling has long puzzled economists, who have found financial incentive is not always the main driver to putting money down.

EU Faces Opposition With Turkey To Limit Migration

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 4:47am

EU Leaders are meeting in Brussels to finalize an agreement with Turkey aimed at helping Syrian refugees fleeing war.

Flint Residents Tired Of Talk And Tests, Eager For Solution

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 4:47am

A group of Virginia Tech researchers exposed the drinking water contamination in Flint, Mich., last summer. Now, they are back to retest the waters — and determine if the water is still dangerous.

Want To Escape The Cubicle? Here's How To Be Your Own Boss

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 4:47am

To start a small business, you'll need lots of time and a passion for what you do. From turning a hobby into cash to running a franchise, we share tips from people who've found success.

Power Suits: How Dressing For Success At Work Can Pay Off

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 4:47am

Being better dressed can give you a psychological boost that makes you behave more like a leader. One study found that men dressed in suits negotiated a higher profit than casually clad counterparts.

Obama: Refusal To Consider Nominee Damages Public's Faith In The Judiciary

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 4:11am

In an interview with NPR, the president says Senate Republicans owe it to the Founding Fathers to give Judge Merrick Garland a Supreme Court confirmation vote.

'City Of Gold,' Patchwork Of Cultures: A Tour Of LA's Food Scene

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 3:59am

Pulitzer Prize-winner Jonathan Gold is as much a culinary anthropologist and cultural philosopher as he is a food critic. A new documentary follows him across Los Angeles.

Florida Woman Fights To Keep A House-Trained Alligator

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 5:45am

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission wants to seize a 6-foot-long pet reptile — they say he's just too big. But he isn't a normal alligator says his owner, Mary Thorn of Lakeland, Fla.

UK Slows Its Nightclub Scene

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 5:44am

British youth are increasingly opting to stay home over clubbing and drinking. Recent consumer numbers also show Keurig-style coffee pods and nail polish are on their way in.

SeaWorld Agrees To End Captive Breeding Of Killer Whales

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 4:59am

In an agreement with The Humane Society of the United States, the theme park will also phase out the use of the giant marine mammals in theatrical shows.

'I Respect Him Enormously,' Ex-Law Clerk On Supreme Court Nominee Judge Garland

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 4:21am

To learn more about President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, Renee Montagne talks to one of his former law clerks. Sam Erman clerked for Judge Garland starting in 2009 and later served Supreme Court Justices John Paul Stevens and Anthony Kennedy. Erman now teaches at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.

FCC Proposal Would Let Consumers Weigh In On Internet Privacy

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 4:21am

The Federal Communications Commission is proposing, for the first time, privacy regulations for Internet service providers. The goal is to let consumers decide what information about them gets collected and how it's used.

International Investigators Grapple With Real-Life 'Oceans Eleven'

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 4:21am

There are more developments this week in a bizarre international bank heist that involves a sophisticated cyberattack into the central banking system of Bangladesh. Hackers siphoned out $100 million before they were stopped.

On Foreign Policy, Trump's Campaign Hasn't Released Names Of Advisers

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 4:21am

Very little is known about the foreign policy plans of Donald Trump. His campaign has not released the names of any advisers. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Richard Haass (Hoss), president of the Council on Foreign Relations, who has met with Donald Trump.

Submit Your Questions On The Dispute Between Apple And The FBI

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 4:21am

The FBI wants Apple to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. Morning Edition wants to hear what questions listeners have about the ongoing legal dispute, and we'll answer them on a later show.

Gov. Snyder Losing Michigan Residents' Trust

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 4:21am

Gov. Snyder will sit before a congressional committee on Thursday to explain how the water in a major city in his state became undrinkable.

Conservatives Lobby Around Supreme Court Nomination

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 4:21am

The Supreme Court vacancy means more TV ads, robocalls and the like from conservative and liberal advocacy groups.

Campus Food Pantries For Hungry Students On The Rise

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 4:21am

As students face tough money choices, the number of on-campus food pantries is growing. These nonprofits take donations from stores, usually food that's about to be thrown out. That's sparking debate over what "needy" really means.

North Korean-U.S. Tensions Play Out In American Student's Arrest

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 4:21am

U.S. officials denounce North Korea for sentencing 21-year-old student Otto Warmbier to 15 years hard labor for taking a souvenir from his hotel room. The case comes amid recent U.S.-imposed sanctions for North Korea's nuclear and missile efforts.




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