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Sen. Ben Cardin Reacts To Trump's 'New York Times' Interview

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 6:38am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland about the long interview President Trump gave the paper on Wednesday. Cardin is the senior Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee.

Reality Show Crew Robbed At Gunpoint

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:03am

A crew for a reality show was robbed at gunpoint in Oakland, Calif. The thieves took equipment valued at $50,000.

The Dangers Of Camping

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:03am

A woman in Idaho was camping and woke up to find that her foot was in a bear's mouth. She yelled and the bear ran. The camper wasn't hurt but the bear left saliva behind.

Morning News Brief: Trump Blasts Sessions, DeVos Talks To Conservative Activists

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:03am

In a new interview, President Trump criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Also, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faces protesters in Colorado, and ICE agents say their work has recently changed.

Logging Opens Dispute Between The EU And Poland

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:03am

The Polish government's decision to allow logging in one of Europe's last remaining primeval forests has led to a bitter fight between Warsaw and the European Union.

Report: Trump Administration Wants To 'Outsource Afghanistan To Mercenaries'

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep asks Mark Perry of The American Conservative about his article that says some in the Trump administration want to use more contractors in Afghanistan.

Rep. Warren Davidson On Rifts Between Republicans

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:03am

David Greene talks with Rep. Warren Davidson of Ohio about divisions within the Republican Party over health care and the budget.

Politics: Trump Lashes Out At Sessions, McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:03am

In an interview with The New York Times, President Trump criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former FBI Director James Comey. Also, Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

What To Expect When The Biggest Oil Company In The World Goes Public

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:03am

Saudi Aramco, the largest oil company in the world, is owned by the Saudi government. And it's set to go public in the coming year.

The Case Of Charlie Gard Divides Doctors And Parents

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:03am

Should parents or doctors have the final say when treating critically ill children? It's a question that's being hotly debated in Britain with the case of Charlie Gard.

OJ Simpson Parole Hearing Could Lead To His Prison Release

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:03am

Simpson will find out on Thursday if he will be released from the Nevada prison where he's been held for nearly nine years. He's serving up to 33 years on armed robbery and other charges.

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'Dunkirk' Director Christopher Nolan: 'We Really Try To Put You On That Beach'

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:03am

Nolan's latest film marks the first time he has tackled a true story: the heroic evacuation of British troops by civilians in small boats at the beginning of World War II.

(Image credit: Melinda Sue Gordon/ Warner Bros.)

Betsy DeVos' Latest Speech Draws Protests, Even Before She Speaks

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:03am

DeVos has longstanding ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, which backs school choice policies coast to coast.

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ICE 'Not Apologizing' For Aggressive Tactics

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 4:03am

Arrests of people who are in the U.S. illegally are way up in Texas — and immigrant rights groups don't like it. Immigration agents, however, say they're just enforcing the law.

Plastic Is Everywhere And Recycling Isn't The End Of It

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:30pm

A researcher tallied how much has been manufactured since plastic's invention: "Eight point three billion metric tons of plastics produced so far. That's just really a staggering amount."

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Governors Also Have A Stake In Health Care Overhaul

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 6:45am

Steve Inskeep talks to Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement for Obamacare.

U.S. Needs A Political Strategy In Afghanistan, Flournoy Says

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 6:41am

David Greene talks to former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and President Trump's relationship with Russian President Putin.

Florida Killings: Radical Islam And The Far Right, Under One Roof

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:39am

This story begins with four roommates in Florida. It ends with two dead and two in jail. The improbable case brings together security threats that rarely intersect: radical Islam and the far right.

(Image credit: Tampa Police Dept. via AP)

Chris Christie Catches A Foul Ball, And Gets Booed

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:28am

The New Jersey governor caught a foul ball at a Mets game. He gave it to a kid but still got booed.

Trump's 'Decisions From The Heart'

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:25am

President Trump's policy decisions can sometimes be driven by individual cases and his emotional reaction. That has caused some advocates to change tactics.

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