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Campaign Finance Report: Trump Does A Lot Of Mixing Business With Politics

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Donald Trump's presidential campaign has steered more than $6 million to various Trump companies over the last year. That's within federal campaign finance boundaries, but raises questions.

A Muslim Reported Omar Mateen To The FBI Well Before The Orlando Shooting

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Mohammad Malik knew Omar Mateen long before Mateen shot and killed 49 people in Orlando, Fla. In 2014, he turned Mateen in to the FBI. Malik talks to Renee Montagne about his Washington Post op-ed.

Southwest Heat Wave Causes Snowpack To Melt Earlier, Quicker

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Scientists say more heat will likely be the new normal for the Southwest. Water managers are warning that soaring temperatures are also causing the region's already stressed snowpack to melt faster.

Conditions At Iraqi Refugee Camps Near Fallujah Concern Aid Groups

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Tens of thousands of Iraqis have fled Fallujah amid a military offensive against ISIS. Renee Montagne talks to Karl Schembri of the Norwegian Refugee Council, who has been traveling to refugee camps.

British Columbia Declares Public Health Emergency Over Fentanyl Overdoses

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Overdose deaths have been driven lately by a synthetic opioid called Fentanyl, which is cheaper than heroin and more potent. Officials are expanding the alert to include a newer opioid called W-18.

Toronto Benefits From Being Drake's Hometown

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 6:08am

Drake often gives Toronto props — mentioning streets and neighborhoods in songs. The Toronto Star estimates that the rapper has given the city $3 billion worth of free advertising.

Stolen Olympic Gold Medal Found Along Atlanta Road

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 5:04am

Olympian Joe Jacobi never thought he'd see his stolen gold medal again. Chloe Smith, 6, and her dad were taking a walk in Atlanta, and eagle-eyed Chloe found the medal on the side of the road.

Senate Rejects 4 Gun Measures Triggered By Orlando Shooting

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:11am

The measures were introduced following a 15-hour talk-a-thon in which Democrats demanded new controls on gun sales following the shootings in Orlando, Fla.

State Prosecutor Closes 'Mississippi Burning' Civil Rights Case

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:11am

After more than 50 years, officials are closing the investigation into one of the most notorious murders of the civil rights era — the Ku Klux Klan killing of three Mississippi Freedom Summer workers.

Justice Reform Advocates Urge Obama To Speed Up Action On Clemency Grants

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:11am

More than 3 dozen law professors are reaching out to President Obama to sound an alarm. They want him to pick up the pace on his clemency grants so that no deserving prisoner is left behind.

'Day Of The Jackal' Writer Will Vote For Britain To Leave The EU

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:11am

As British voters prepare to head to the polls to vote in a referendum on whether to leave the European Union, writer Frederick Forsyth explains why he wants to Britain to leave the European Union.

Scenes Of Irish Fans At European Soccer Championships Go Viral

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:11am

At this summer's European Soccer championships in France, David Greene and Rachel Martin highlight a group of supporters who seem to be enjoying the tournament.

Evaluating The State Of Donald Trump's Presidential Campaign

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:11am

Donald Trump dismissed his campaign manager on Monday after weeks of tension within his staff. Meanwhile, Trump is meeting with hundreds of evangelical leaders in New York City on Tuesday.

Researchers Study The Consequences Of Work-Based Friendships

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:11am

A new study looks at friendships in the workplace. Researchers found friendships do improve workers' job performance reviews but they also detract from performance — leading to emotional exhaustion.

Philadelphia Archdiocese Campaigns Against Abuse Victims' Recourse Bill

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:11am

The bill would give sexual abuse victims more time to sue abusers. David Greene talks to state Rep. Nick Miccarelli, who voted for the legislation; then found out his parish wasn't happy about it.

U.K. Brewery's Trio Of Pale Ales Reflects Voters 'Brexit' Sentiments

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:11am

Sue Copper, owner of Little Valley Brewery in the U.K. has created a trio of beers representing the varying sentiments in Britain about the upcoming EU referendum. David Greene and Rachel Martin report.

Trump Fires Campaign Manager Who Got Him Through The Primaries

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:11am

Donald Trump fired Corey Lewandowski on Monday, in what may be a symptom of much larger dysfunction inside his campaign. David Greene talks to Rick Tyler, former spokesman for Sen. Ted Cruz.

Senate Rejects 4 Gun Measures Sparked By Orlando Shooting

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:11am

The measures were introduced following a 15-hour talk-a-thon in which Democrats demanded new controls on gun sales following the shootings in Orlando, Fla.

Terry McMillan's Latest: Revisiting Past Loves, Rediscovering Yourself

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 3:50am

In her new novel, I Almost Forgot About You, McMillan's heroine confronts midlife malaise by reconnecting with men from her past.

Darjeeling 2.0: India's Tea Auction Goes Digital

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 3:49am

When most tea auctioneers switched to online sales, J Thomas was the last holdout, insisting on selling Darjeeling at live auctions just as it has always done. That all changed this month.

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