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Google Is Investing In 'Immersive Technology'

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:10am

Google is making a push into virtual reality with a headset that doesn't require a user to connect to a phone or computer. Amidst massive hype, virtual reality has been slow to take off.

Trump To Meet Arab Leaders During Saudi Arabia Visit

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:10am

President Trump is preparing to visit Saudi Arabia, arriving Saturday morning. It's his first trip overseas as president. He's planning to meet with Arab leaders during his time there.

Fourth-Grader Apologizes For Stealing Pen And Hazelnut From Oregon Capitol

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:10am

During a tour of the Oregon State Capitol, a fourth-grader swiped a pen and a hazelnut. His mom made him write an apology to the governor. Gov. Kate Brown wrote back, and enclosed a new pen.

Brazil's President Is Defiant Over Hush Money Allegations

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:10am

Brazil's president is under significant pressure to resign, but he is defiant and firm, saying he will not resign. Reports say he had been caught on tape discussing bribery payments.

On Election Day, Taking Stock Of Free Expression In Iran

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:10am

Iranians are voting Friday on whether to re-elect the country's president, Hassan Rouhani, who has promised greater freedom for a country dominated by conservative Muslim clerics.

Trump's Week In Washington

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:10am

On Thursday, President Trump held his first press conference since the Justice Department named a special counsel to the Russia probe.

Baseball Player David Ortiz On Being 'Big Papi'

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:10am

David Greene talks with legendary baseball player David Ortiz. His career includes three World Series wins with the Boston Red Sox. Ortiz retired in 2016 and is out with a new memoir.

Nashville Goes Nuts For Hockey And The Predators

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:10am

A decade ago, the NHL's experiment with hockey in Nashville, Tenn., was in trouble. Now "Smashville" fans are in love with the Predators, who are playing in their first Western Conference finals.

What Saudi Leaders Think Of President Trump

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:10am

President Trump leaves Friday for Saudi Arabia, the first stop on his first overseas trip. Despite his anti-Saudi rhetoric during the campaign, there are reasons Saudi leaders may welcome him.

Pentagon To Detail Plans For Arming Syrian Kurds Fighting ISIS

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:10am

Defense Secretary Mattis is expected Friday to detail the weapons the U.S. will begin supplying to Syrian Kurds fighting ISIS — over the objections of Turkey.

Taking 'The Greatest Show On Earth' On The Road Is A Total Circus

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:10am

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus is closing this Sunday after 146 years of operation. It's not just the end of a show: It's the end of a spectacular feat of logistics and planning.

Israeli Minister Michael Oren On Trump's Visit To Israel

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:10am

President Trump is traveling to Israel as part of his first overseas trip. Rachel Martin speaks with Israel's Deputy Minister for Diplomacy Michael Oren about what to expect.

Morning News Brief: Rosenstein Briefs Senators, Trump In Saudi Arabia, Iran Election

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:10am

Senators say the deputy attorney general knew Trump planned to fire James Comey before writing a memo. Also, Ishaan Tharoor of The Washington Post previews Trump's Saudi Arabia trip, and Iran votes.

Roger Ailes, Fox News Founder, Dies

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 9:09am

Roger Ailes, former head of Fox News, has died at 77. This follows a long and often controversial career in the world of media.

Appointing Mueller As Special Counsel Is A Great Move, Rep. Farenthold Says

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 6:29am

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller will oversee the Justice Department's investigation into Russia's role in the presidential election. David Greene talks to Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas.

Ex-FBI Director Mueller Appointed As Special Counsel To Oversee Russia Probe

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 6:28am

On Wednesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller to oversee the growing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties to Trump associates.

Kendrick Lamar's Portrait To Be Displayed At U.S. Capitol

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 5:41am

A portrait of rapper Kendrick Lamar is going to be on display at the U.S. Capitol. A student from Colorado won an art competition with her portrait of Lamar. It will be displayed for lawmakers to see.

King Of The Netherlands Moonlights As A Pilot

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 5:37am

For 21 years the king of the Netherlands has been leading a double life. He told De Telegraaf he occasionally takes a break from his royal duties to pilot a small plane for a Dutch airline.

Former Rep. Jane Harman On Mueller And Russia Investigation

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:56am

Rachel Martin speaks with former Rep. Jane Harman about the significance of naming Robert Mueller as special counsel in the Russia investigation. Harman served on the House Intelligence Committee.

Trump To Meet Colombian President Santos At The White House

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:56am

Amid a huge boom in cocaine production, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos meets with President Trump. Santos will try to convince the U.S. to maintain its support for Colombia's peace process.

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