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Morning News Brief: Police Acquittal, Trump's Campaign-Style Rally

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 4:06am

A former Milwaukee police officer has been found not guilty in the shooting death of a motorists last August. Basking in the glow of a Georgia special election victory for the GOP, President Trump returned to the stage most comfortable to him — the campaign trail.

'Can't Stop, Won't Stop': Bad Boy Records Is A Generation's Soundtrack

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 4:06am

Bad Boy Records and its founder, Sean "Diddy" Combs helped to shape much of what we take for granted in pop culture. A new documentary, Can't Stop, Won't Stop, tells the label's story.

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Republicans' Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Hit Rural Patients Hard

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 4:00am

Hundreds of rural hospitals are on the brink of closing. The House Republican health plan drastically reduces one of their key sources of funding and the Senate bill is expected to do the same.

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Rural South Korean County Prepares For Role As 2018 Winter Olympics Host

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 3:56am

Only a handful of tourists come to PyeongChang, usually to hike green hills dotted with Buddhist temples or visit a small nearby ski station. All that is about to change.

(Image credit: Courtesy of PyeongChang Organizing Committee)

Rosenstein Says Most Important Part Of The Job Is To Maintain Public Confidence

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 7:04am

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has been taking heat from the president, friends of the fired FBI director and members of Congress. He said he wants to protect the Justice Department brand.

Russia Aims To Meddle In State Elections, Sen. King Says

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 6:38am

Steve Inskeep talks to Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, about Wednesday's hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Uber Must Find A New CEO After Travis Kalanick Resigns

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 6:37am

Kalanick reportedly agreed to resign after a shareholder revolt and scandals involving the workplace environment. An ex-Uber engineer had blogged about how her sexual harassment case was mishandled.

Costa Rican Wasps Beware

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 4:30am

Speaking on television, Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis calmly swallowed a wasp when it came at his face. He said it was "pure protein."

Ohio Couple More Generous Than Intended

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 4:26am

Goodwill workers found a bag full of $100,000 in a donated box of clothes. Workers returned the money to the donors, who didn't realize they had included their down payment on a house.

Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About The U.S. And Cuba

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 4:00am

In this week's #AskCokie segment, commentator Cokie Roberts answers listener questions about the history of U.S.-Cuba relations.

Concentrated In Certain Areas, Ukraine Fighting Goes On

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 4:00am

International monitors say most cease-fire violations in eastern Ukraine occur in five hot spots. People on both sides are living a marginal existence, punctuated by artillery fire and mine blasts.

Rapper Prodigy Of Mobb Deep Dies At 42

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 4:00am

Prodigy (born Albert Johnson) was one half of the hip-hop duo Mobb Deep with rapper and producer Havoc. He died at age 42 of complications from sickle cell disease.

Duterte Political Opponent Jailed In Philippines

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 4:00am

More than 7,000 people have died after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte started a brutal war on drugs, and one prominent politician who is critical of Duterte now sits in jail.

Morning News Brief: Uber CEO Resigns, GOP Wins In Georgia, Russia Investigation

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 4:00am

Kara Swisher of Recode discusses the resignation of Uber's controversial CEO Travis Kalanick. Also, Republican Karen Handel won a special election in Georgia, dashing Democrats' hopes for an upset.

Conservationists Try To Thwart Climate Change By Planting In Cold Spots

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 4:00am

In the north woods of Minnesota, foresters are planting thousands of pine trees to try to protect them from climate change.

Republican Karen Handel Wins Georgia Special Election

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 4:00am

Republican Karen Handel has won the special congressional election in Georgia. It was the most expensive House race ever and disappointed Democrats' hopes for an upset.

Jared Kushner Makes First Attempt At Reviving Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 4:00am

Jared Kushner and Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt are in Israel to try to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Steve Inskeep talks to Yossi Klein Halevi, a columnist who met with Greenblatt.

Philando Castile Traffic Stop Shooting Footage Released

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 4:00am

Authorities in Minnesota have released the dashcam video showing when police officer Jeronimo Yanez shot and killed Philando Castile in a Minneapolis suburb last summer.

After Comey Drama, Russia Hearings Expected To Focus Back On Russia

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 4:00am

The Senate and House intelligence committees plan to convene dueling hearings Wednesday, on Russia and the 2016 election.

Dangerous Heat In Phoenix Hits Homeless Hardest

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 4:00am

In Phoenix, a crippling heat wave has led to flights being canceled and to homeless shelters being packed. It's so hot that touching the asphalt can cause burns instantly.

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